First report for the Winter season.

Last week in the Winter league we played hosts to last years champions Greenlands. A win, a draw & the overall shots for us had the match tied 5-5. Winning team Terry Morgan, Brian Miller, Carol Thorpe & Peter Morgan. Melanie & Colin Highland, Dave Collings & Trevor Voisey got the draw.


This week we were away at El Rancho & due to people withdrawing last minute shuffling took place. But we managed to win on 3 losing on the other & collected the overall shots for 8-4. Winning teams 23-11, George Carnell, Claire Dye, Ann Linley & Suzi Cooper 17-11, Terry Morgan, Brian Miller, Carol Thorpe & Peter Morgan who were never ahead until they won end 18 – 14-13


At the same time 24 of our bowlers were hosting the touring side from Plympton. Quesada won on all rinks and whilst we always say the winning isn’t important in these games – we all know that it is. As someone told me when I first started bowling – there is no such thing as a friendly, you play to win.


On Thursday we heard the sad news that Tommy Cunningham, one of our members had passed away following an accident at home. A minutes silence was held before both the morning & afternoon matches in his memory. RIP Tommy you will be missed. Tommy was a keen advocate for Paradise Rescue Kennels. A collection is being made and will be presented at a future date in his name.

The battle between our Swans & Swifts went the way of the Swans 10-2. Swans winning teams Harald Olsen, Peter & Brenda Rees 17-11, Chris Bowles, Dave Gould & Kim Bowles 23-16, Ken Gordon, Dave Collings & Trevor Voisey 18-2, Joan Inns, Mike Inns & Andy Reid 27-8. Winning team for the Swifts was Sandra Johnston, Brian Miller & Brian Elkington 20-12.In the afternoon it was the turn of our Swallows who hosted the San Luis Lions. Winning teams Chris Brazier, Mark France & Jason Prokopowycz 25-15, Allen Bowen, Carol & Gary Thorpe 19-9, while Melanie & Colin Highland with Peter Morgan had a 20-20 draw. Unfortunately the extra points for the overall went in favour of the Lions.