As September ended we played host to the Congresbury BC Touring team, from the UK. I don’t have individual results but I understand everyone had a great time, points shared 2-2; with San Luis winning the overall shots.

Apparently the start of the winter season has arrived, although with the heat continuing as it has, it means that the first week of October does NOT feel like Winter – or even Autumn!

The week began with our 2 wood OPEN mixed trips on Monday. With just 10 ends per game to make an impression, each end was hard fought. The winners were a team skipped by Debbie Perryman, ably assisted by John Jukes & Graham Richardson, second was Pete & Lisa Bonsor, with Peta Rhodes, third was our own Ian & Sue Kenyon with Neil Morrison. Thanks to Stewart Hamill for organising it and to everyone who assisted and to all the players who took part in the competition, which “was played in the best spirit and traditions of the bowls community”.

After what seems like a long absence, on Wednesday 4th, we finally got back to

Winter League.

It was a fairly steady start at home against El Rancho Rowdies, but gradually our team settled back into the 2 wood routine and took a clean sweep of 10pts-0, 85 shots-46. Well done to everyone; Catherine Morrisroe, Bill Webb, Noel Morrisroe, Scott Malden 32-6, Jan Pocock, Mike Veale, June & Keith Jones 14-11, Jane & Stewart Hamill, Neil Morrison, Ian Kenyon 20-15, Dave Blackie, Trish Reilly, Sandra Burrows, Pat Reilly 19-14.

Next week sees the start of the Friday Southern League followed by the Monday South Alicante League. Here’s to an enjoyable, successful and healthy winter season, good luck to ALL our teams.

Sheila Cammack