News from Wendover Bowls Club, June 2019

The outdoor season has started quite well with some good results against other clubs. The cold wet weather has not been too kind with some matches being something of a test of endurance. One thing that has become apparent is that some clubs are having trouble raising teams. We even had to “lend” some players to the opposition on one occasion which puts you in a strange position, do you bowl brilliantly against your own club or just well enough not to be a disgrace. Fortunately it was a friendly match and everyone was happy.

Our new mower is proving a hit with the mowing team. We now have the roller but await ramps to get it down onto the green.

The open evenings proved popular with significant numbers turning up to give bowls a go. Some of them were frighteningly good. They all seemed enthusiastic and lets hope they were encouraged enough to join.

On the social side we had a raid to Princes Risborough early in May to have a walk round to try to identify various features in the town from a sheet of photographs we were given. On the late Spring Bank Holiday we held Fun Bowls Day. I have no doubt the organizers planned some fiendish handicaps to frustrate us all. The incentive of a scrumptious cream tea ensured a good turnout.

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