What a busy, action packed, week for us boys and girls in blue (evening all). Monday saw Blenheims host Emerald Isles Falcons, needing a good result to maintain their leaders spot in South Alicante trips league, Spitfire div. Although they won on 2 rinks, overall shots of 76-74, ensured that a 6-6 draw kept them on top. Well done – M Highland, B Elliott, P Farrell 16-15. G Carnell, V Campbell, F Roberts 19-10.
Lancasters found themselves in a similar situation in the Hurricane div, as they ventured to nearby Greenlands to take on Gladiators. Emphatic wins on 3 rinks, coupled with narrow defeats for the other 2, resulted in a much needed 8-4 victory. Get in there – C Lowry, K Gordon, K Lowry 25-9. S Heath, J Brinton, P Morgan 24-11. C Bowles, D Gould, K Bowles 18-13. So, with only 1 game remaining, could it be a double celebration?
Unfortunately, the VCL season for Lions has been one to forget. A 0-12 defeat at San Luis, leaves them licking their wounds, hoping that next season they can once again be kings of the jungle!
Tigers meanwhile, had a home match against div B table toppers Greenlands Jasmins, to finish off their season. Andy Reid won a classic men’s single match (21-20), and along with Dave & Sheena Barnes winning a hard-fought pairs encounter (17-15), a 4-8 defeat saw them finish with a creditable 43 points.
Jubilee fun day was next on the agenda. To make the day special, Sue Cooper incorporated conventional bowling with 4 ends of, shall we say bowling with a difference!!
One end of playing with the non-bowling hand is hard enough, but try bowling between your legs, facing the other way – now that is crazy! There was also an end when we had to use our opposite number’s woods, plus a thought-provoking bowling without the jack, leaving the skip to cast it to their advantage (in theory!). Dave Gould won a prize for top score, in this 16-end main competition.
As a warm up to the main event, a 3-jack spider was won by Andy Reid, Sandra Heath and Richard Lewin. To round off the bowling, Pete Bradbury showed his expertise in the corner-to-corner challenge.
Thirsty and hungry, our happy band of loyalists retired to The Club, for a traditional Jubilee meal, consisting of sandwiches, scones and a cuppa. The best dressed bowler award for the RED, WHITE & BLUE themed event, went to Richard Lewin, aka ‘The Leicester Arachnid’, for his amazing spider man costume.
We also collected a sizable amount of money for our defibrillator fund raiser, which we aim to purchase later in the year.