Well the final fling of “April showers” often heavy and in localised areas, though great news for crop growing and gardens, has caused havoc with league matches this week.


South ALC Spitfire Div.: Monday April 29th SL Wellingtons, managed to play their match away at Quesada against the Blenheims, but unfortunately having to concede a game, finished 70 shots – 80, 4 points-8. Winners: Dee Hoey, Les Shannon, Bob Bromley 19-9, Kath Reid, Florence Murphy, Keith Phillips 18-14.

Harrier Div.: SL Hercules, had their match postponed until Thursday 2nd May, home to Vistabella Greeners and had a good result; 8 points-4, 97 shots- 76. Winners: James Gwynn, Ken Stringfellow, Dave Webb 20-18, Kevin McKenna, Dave Louis, Barbara Louis 23-16, Tony Ferreira, Ralph Jones, Vic Mahomet 28-9.

VCL Southern Div A: Wednesday May 1st SL Falcons were away v Quesada Lions. Although the conditions weren’t ideal; with the intermittent rain showers, it was a very close fought match. A good result, points 6-6, just missing out on the shots 76-79. Winners: Kath Reid 21-5, June Jones & Scott Malden had a very close pairs match but finally won 17-16, Mike Veale, Bob Bromley, Pat Reilly, Keith Jones, in the rinks 19-14.

Div C: SL Kestrels at home v Country Bowls Meerkats, also had a very close result; points 6-6, shots 79-88. Winners: Barbara Louis 21-17, Judy Carroll, Gordon Paton, Dave Blackie 21-17, Maxine Wright, Fran Cox, Neil Cox, Keith Phillips 18-16.

Div B: SL Hawks: April 30th had a great result at home to the San Miguel Deputies, 10 points-2, 77 shots- 52. Well done to winners: Mary Lockley 21-7, Ian Kenyon, match conceded by SM, 10-2, Jan Pocock, Dave Webb 17-10, Stuart Wilson, Sue Kenyon, Peter Ayres, John Skipper 17-16.

2 Bowl League Friday 3rd May SL Cobras had a tough morning, away v Greenlands Dragons, points 2-10, 69 shots-103. Winners: Jim Gwynn, Derek Biggs, Brian Gardiner 19-16.

SL Pythons match v Emerald isle Lords, re-arranged for 24th June.


Sunday 5th sees the start of the Spanish National Singles Tournament, until Saturday 11th, initially using 3 different clubs: Greenlands, Vistabella & San Miguel. We have 4 competitors taking part: Barbara Louis, Ian Kenyon, Scott Malden & Dave Webb; we wish them all the very best of luck.

Sheila Cammack