Frank Fletcher, our wonderful custodian of the greens, my sincere apologies for calling you Henry in last week’s column. But, Frank, irrespective of that, you keep the greenkeepers and bowlers alike up to speed, to make sure we have the best greens going around, and as our secret weapon, we thank you.
Frank’s greens did not get trampled on in last Tuesday’s damp conditions, though, with social bowls being abandoned. However, some informal roll ups were held, and one Queen of the Green game went ahead. In it Denise Burey played terrific bowls to retain her crown, defeating Wendy Ballantyne 25-18. Denise got off to a great start and despite Wendy’s best efforts, she could only narrow the gap to 2 shots 18-20. But Denise regathered, played very steady draw bowls and thoroughly deserved her good win. Next in line to challenge for the crown is Wynne Bell, and this should prove another good contest in what is a great singles competition.
Match of the day on Thursday 28th April, was a very tight game between Raels McKibbin/Jenny Scobie/Judy Sinclair and Jane Pearson/Sonia Graham/Kerry Pedder. Joan’s team established a handy lead early on, but good defensive bowling limited them to singles on most ends and the score stood at 7-3 after 9 ends.
From there it was ‘game on’ in a finely balanced contest, and with a 3 on the 16th, Kerry’s team took a 12-11 lead, and looked on a roll. Not to be denied, though, the tenacious Judy rallied her team and finished in style with a 4 to take the game 15-12. Raels, Jenny and Judy were rewarded for their win when they were drawn for the lucky runners’-up Bowlo Bucks.
Lucky winners on the day was the team of Barb Cross, Carole Casement and Denise Burey while the Consolation bucks went to Sue Lindsay, Gabby Freeman and Val Terry.
Members are reminded to check the boards for entries for both the Major/Minor Pairs and the Mixed Pairs.
We wish the eight ladies from our club who are entered in the District Singles at Maclean this week the very best of luck and good bowling.