South Alicante League Enterprise Div. Monday 18th Klingons were away at Emerald Isle (Titans).
It was good to see our friends and enjoy a close battle on the green, with some real nip & tuck matches. In the end we just lost the points 4-6, shots 59-62, thanks to a strong finish by our teams.
Scott’s team pulled back 5 shots and a super shot by Stewart, took the jack into the ditch for 3 shots; enabling Jane Hamill, Sheila Cammack & Stewart Hamill to snatch a 19-18 win. Giuseppe Galelli, June & Keith Jones had an excellent result 17-7.
Discovery Div.: Trekkers were at home to a strong Country Bowls Flamingos team & after a hard battle they unfortunately lost 55-88 shots, 0pts-10.
Wednesday 20th finally saw the start of the Winter League, after 2years absence. We played host to a very strong (& large!) team from Javea Green.
Once more it was a pleasure to greet old friends and both teams had some new members playing for the very first time. Everyone played their part but we were very appreciative of our club members who came in at the last minute to replace those affected by accidents or illness.
It seemed Javea were going to claim all the points but thanks to a very determined finish under pressure, Helen Hammond, Dee Hoey, Pam Lockett & Scott Malden snatched a victory to take 2 points-8, 60 shots-79.
Over an enjoyable lunch we caught up with news of former players, some now back in UK, reminiscing with happy memories about those players who we’ve lost over the last few years.
Winter League is challenging; with only 2 bowls there’s not much room for error! & consequently frustrating when things don’t go to plan. In any team you have to work together but there seems to be a special camaraderie between opposing teams; playing & travelling from north & south Alicante. Long may it continue.
Friday 22nd Lions at home to La Marina Sharks; we started the match but torrential rain + lightning stopped play. The Tigers were due to play later but that was also postponed.
You’re welcome to visit on match days, join in the Saturday a.m. “Chicken Drive” or speak with Captain, June Jones: 691903773 email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There’s a range of membership fees for 12, 7 or 3 months.