BY STEVE HIBBERD
Talk about mad dogs and Englishmen!
Despite mega high temperatures, you just can’t keep those intrepid Quesada bowlers off the green.
It’s been a long time since an inter club match took place, so the reintroduction of the annual Greenlands ‘friendlies’, were a sight for sore eyes. These friendlies have been on the calendar for a good 15 years, and only the dreaded covid pandemic interrupted the sequel.
Quesada was the venue for the first match of 4, when the hosts narrowly beat their near neighbours by 4 rinks to 3. An overall shots difference of 111-96, meant that it was QBC who started this campaign with a 10-6 advantage. The best winning rink that day was George Kershaw, Tina Brinton & young Joe Brinton (aka Joe 90).
Last Thursday, it was Greenlands turn to host the event. Although there were some really close games, it was QBC who once again stole the match. This time the result was even more emphatic, as the boys and girls in blue were victorious on 6 rinks to 1, as well as recording an overall shots difference of 113-92.
Sandra Heath, Ann Linley & Steve Hibberd were top scorers by 20 shots to 5. This 14-2 points tally, added to the previous weeks haul, has given QBC a healthy lead at the half way stage of 24 points to 8. Following both matches, hearty meals and drinks were enjoyed by both sets of players.
Currently running at the club, is a drawn 2 wood pairs competition. This follows drawn trips, 2 wood pairs, and Come And Go leagues, which have all now reached a conclusion, following a very active summer schedule.
Come rain or shine, the Tuesday bubbly and Saturday chicken and egg drive, run all year long. You don’t need to be a member to play in these weekly roll ups, just turn up between 9.30 and 9.45, then enjoy the friendly banter on offer (plus a cracking pint of Spitfire if you’re that way inclined).
Membership fees are due at the end of this month, which for only 215 euros basic annual fees, has to be great value for money.