On Wednesday 21st June, Friends from seven counties descended on Holloway Hill Bowling Club for a five rink match played in delightful surroundings. We were welcomed by Club President Barry, and Captain of the Day Roland and unlimited cups of tea or coffee or cold drinks from the bar. Following the regulation photo-call, organised by Web-Master Cyndy, the match got under way. The weather, although beautifully sunny, proved a major challenge with the temperature around 32 degrees. Plentiful supplies of cold water were available, but a drink and shade break after 10 ends was for many the highlight of the afternoon!
The match was played in excellent spirit, with the Friends prevailing on all 5 rinks, and the rink of Margaret Morris, Joy Burton, Terry Foote and Andy Hunt were narrowly top rink thanks to a 3 on the last end. From the general banter which could be heard all over the green, everyone had an entertaining afternoon, with the Holloway Hill team more than playing their part.
The ladies of Holloway Hill deserve a special mention for producing a delicious hot meal in sweltering conditions to round off a very enjoyable day for everyone even though the Friends success on the green continued during the excellent raffle which followed the meal and short speeches by both Captains,