Tuesday 25th June 2013
This match was a centenary celebration, which could not be fitted in last year. Friends came from ten counties to be given a great welcome on a summer’s day. Last year the Bowls England game had to be curtailed because of the rain, but sun shines on the good and great and the Match Secretary’s sore knees.
The lunch buffet was supplied by the Chippenham ladies. A lovely ample spread including naughty cakes again.
Chippenham Town BC has a new green and club house after moving to the opposite corner of Chippenham Sports Club grounds. The green plays well and some of us must have found it because we managed to win a very enjoyable game.
Well, eat your heart out, we had lamb cobbler with fresh vegetables followed by trifle, for the after match meal. Beat that! It was delicious. Speeches by David Williams, Chippenham’s captain and Adie Lloyd, Friends non playing captain were made.
A special day thoroughly enjoyed – thank you to all those who helped to make this day so memorable.
A few of us stopped to watch Chippenham Town BC play Wootton Basset BC in the Men’s Top Club competition afterwards. A bonus to watch good closely matched bowling.