Another very pleasing set of results this week.
On Tuesday, the Men’s C Team travelled to Newport to play against one of their closest rivals but they easily came out on top. They were well-led by their experienced vice-captain, Merv, due to Alan Mabey being injured. The Ladies A Team also had two resounding victories over Shanklin C and Sandown C this week, with outstanding performances from many of the players.
The next day was the scene of the D vs E Team clash in the Afternoon League. It was an ‘end to end game’ (sorry, I couldn’t resist it!) with the E Team coming out on top.
Then, yesterday, all the Men’s A, B & C Teams were in action on yet another disappointing day weather-wise in Cowes, although the B Team were fortunate to have a sunny afternoon at Totland. All three Teams had great results: the C Team beat Sandown B at home in an early morning game. Thanks must go to Robbie, who was down the green at 9am once again to set out all the rinks, although there were reports of a man seen in his pyjamas walking through the park! The A Team then defeated Sandown A at home in the afternoon but there is no doubt that the result of the week was the B Team who won 10 – 0 against Totland A (a). One rink, in particular, were struggling at first and were 17 – 4 down at one stage but the appearance and support of our club President, Alan Mabey, halfway through the game, spurred them on to win comfortably in the end. A number of the B Team raced back to the club to celebrate, with David (Lewis Hamilton) Dawson winning – but it was only so that he could buy the first round of course! However, they nearly had to play with 11 men as one of the players, who shall remain nameless, thought that the game was at home and was seen strolling through the park with his bowls bag until told that they were playing away. I don’t think I have ever seen him move so quickly to get back to his car but luckily he made it in time for the start!
Another busy week coming up, with men’s county competitions on every day and plenty of league games, so don’t forget to check your fixture booklet before arranging any roll-ups.