After a long hot summer, league bowling is back on the Costa Blanca.  Although Rubies started the new South Alicante league with a bye, both Diamonds and Pearls had Monday morning matches.

An away trip to Emerald Isles saw Pearls leave with just 2 points, courtesy of a single victory by G Phillips, M France & Jason P 22-12.

Meanwhile back at Quesada, Diamonds had somewhat contrasting fortunes. Against Vistabella Drivers they comfortably won on all rinks, giving these guys and dolls a deserved 10-0 victory – A Bowen, B Elliot, S Cooper 26-10, P Rees, B Armstrong, B Rees 24-9, S Heath, S Hibberd, T Voisey 24-16, C Skinner, S Jakeman, G Skinner 18-14.

Fast forward to Friday (Southern league), and once again it was a day of mixed results.  Swifts led the way at La Siesta, with a superb 8-2 triumph.  Take a bow you little beauties – I Everett, V Slater, J Pitt 28-5, T Brinton, J Brinton, P Bradbury 28-16, S Johnston, B Miller, L Miller 17-15.

Swans had a day to forget over at near neighbours Greenlands (cero puntos), but Swallows shared the points at home to Country Bowls Geckos (5-5).  Having lost 2, drawn 1 & won 1 rink, shots difference was secured by the narrowest of margins.  Here’s the scoring rinks – G Carnell, V Campbell, C Highland 32-14, T Morgan, C Dye, P Morgan 13-13.