Monday found the Raiders played at country Bowls against the Seahawks, this being a first time in charge for captain Dolly Ford, with the team being very impressed with her performance.

The team came away with one rink which was not a bad away result, with the Raiders enjoying their first match of the league, which is the whole point of playing, a point we must remember even if we are a little disappointed in the outcome.

Sheila Millward, Brian Gilham and Jim Eastwood 17-16. Colin Fleming, Dolly Ford and Dave Haynes 7-23. Peter Blackburn, Judy Foley and Ron Greenstreet 16-32. David Baker, Debbie Ham and Adrian Ham 12-20.

The Pintos meanwhile were at Quesada playing the Pearls, who took full advantage of the home mat in taking 3 rinks. Sometimes you feel a little off key and the rink just doesn’t suit your play or your opponents have a better day, but as long as you enjoy the company, the rest will be there another day and after all it’s only a game.

Lesley Day, Ngaio Baldwin and Pete Baldwin 12-31. Brian Harris, Diane Yates and Richard Lee 7-38. Ann Taylor, Pam Harris and Bob Day 8-28. Chris Ziepe, John Ziepe and Bob Taylor 17-15.

As I am sure with all clubs in the area, due to the storm, friday morning found the Broncos home match against the Country Bowls Cubs was abandoned after 3-4  ends and will be played on Wednesday.

The afternoon match for the Mustangs at Greenlands against the Oaks was postponed until Tuesday. Bowlers of all levels are welcome at El Rancho, for further membership information contact Sheila Cox at