Before we give the bowling results this week, we would like to congratulate some very proud grandparents that we have at the club.  Last week Susan and Cliff Rawlingson drove down to Gibraltar to watch their grandson Joe Adams (Brentford) score 2 goals for the Wales under 21 squad – not his first game for the squad may I add – and Mo Kidd’s Connor Gallagher (Chelsea/Crystal Palace) get his first full cap for England against San Marino – well done and hopefully we can all lookout for 2 successful careers.

Bowls – last week’s game from the Seagulls against Vistabella’s Picadors and it proved a very tight result. On writing these reports it always seems strange that all games have big winners and losers and anyone in the team can appear in either.  No names but we had a big win of 33-12 and the opposition had a big win of 20-8, then 2 close games that we lost 17-21 and 22-23 with the result that we got 2 points for the winning trip and 2 points for the overall shots which we won 80-76.

During this match we had a once in a lifetime experience a 9 wood hot shot scored by Trevor Hancock, Norman Ship and Irene Mangan, but unfortunately it did not win them the game losing 22-23, I do hope however they apply for their badge and certificate.

Monday 15th – Last week’s league results in the Leader showed the Pathfinders in 2nd place, and Monday’s result against San Miguel’s Dalmations done them no harm at all winning 8-2 only losing the full house with a 20-22 loss.  The Explorers however came up aginst the inform Country Bowls Flamingos and lost 10-0 with a shot difference of 66-85.

Friday and the Seagulls were away to La Siesta, unfortunately only came away with 1 point thanks to Trevor Stemp, Norman Ship and Alex Morrice with a drawn game of 14 points each.  Shot difference for the game 52-91.

Barclays Properties league and a pod of Dolphins led the Lambs to slaughter, and this was not the only shock, all the top 4 teams lost. The Lambs 8 – 0 to the Dolphins, The Lions 6 – 2 to the Monkeys, Pandas 7 – 1 to the Bears and Koalas 8 – 0 to the Tigers. Something very strange is happening in the animal kingdom.  Two weeks to go.

I would also like to remind you that the Christmas Dinner is at Portico Mar this year and the list is on the notice board, guests will be welcome.  There will be a coach, and the cost of the dinner is 23€.