Friends v Bowls England Select Team

By | September 3, 2017

Following the Friends AGM on Thursday 31st August held in the Naval Club  at  Leamington  Spa we all moved across to the bowling greens.

The weather looked a little uncertain at the start but settled down to be a very pleasant and warm afternoon.

We had been allocated greens C and D for the annual game against a team from B.E. and it turned into a very competitive and friendly match many playing against colleagues from their own County.

The Rinks representing B.E. were dominant on C green while the Friends held the upper hand on D green so the overall result was in doubt throughout.

When the match finished we picked up our bowls bags and wound our way back to the Naval Club for what was a sumptuous buffet meal.

As the Friends were the ‘ home team ‘ this year Captain of the Day Geoff Hunt addressed the gathering on behalf of both teams.

He thanked Lynn on behalf of the Naval Club and all the catering staff for the wonderful meal and on behalf of President Viv for the presentation of the Flag.

He confirmed how popular this match always is and how everyone finds it a most enjoyable and friendly game to play.

Geoff then confirmed how close the result of the match had been, 477 shots had been scored overall in the game with the Friends 235 to 242 by B.E  a difference of only 7 shots.

He felt that it would be fair to claim a draw as B.E. had won on C green 103 – 131 and Friends on D green 132 – 111.

President  Viv  and Geoff then presented highest winning rink prizes to both B.E. and Friends rinks from both greens.

After President Viv had given permission for the Flag Bearer to retrieve the Flag the evening came to an end.

It had been a long but very pleasant and enjoyable day.