La Marina Bowls Club by Dave Hadaway
La Marina Bowls Club by Dave Hadaway

Monday 7th November and our Pathfinders travelled to VistaBella to come away with 3 hard fought points.  I was part of our winning trip and we went into the last end 3 down, and with our skip’s last wood to play we were still 3 down, after much discussion with our skip Alan Birch about what shot to play he still insisted on the most difficult one (in my opinion).  Played it and succeeded by moving the jack so we held 3.  Their skip played with enough weight to change the head but hit one of our short woods and pushed it into the count – to make 4 – 2 points.

16 ends Mike Lowe is 6-12 down, 17th end and we have 12-12 by picking up a very handy 6, – 1 shot each team for the 17th & 18th to end up 13 shots each.  1 point.  You could say 3 fortunate points but obviously we feel 3 well deserved points.

Our Explorers were at home against Vistabella’s other team – Drivers.  We gained 2 wins one by 17-16 and the other by 19-18, I wasn’t there but I am sure there is a story to be told.  4 very valuable points.  (Vistabella’s report may have a different slant).

Friday 11th, and the Seagulls are away to Quesada in the afternoon, so unfortunately there will be no report.

The Sharks were due to play at home to Emerald Isle, but that has been called off due to heavy thunderstorms and a waterlogged green.

We would like to congratulate Marueen Kidd’s grandson, Connor Gallagher who has been called up to represent England at Football’s world cup due to start shortly.

Dave Hadaway