Friends v BE President – 11 September 2018

Goodwood BC lineup

The Friends line up with BE President Bill, and his intrepid team

The Friends v BE Select Team, Goodwood. 11/09/2018

A big day for the Friends and for Bowls England President Bill Smith with his Select side.  We gathered at Bill’s Leicestershire club,  Goodwood,  to play the annual match between the Friends and Bowls England for the Ian Woodcock Claret Jug.  We all arrived a bit daunted because of the wet weather, but first settled in for a ploughman’s lunch.

Cometh the match, cometh the weather; a wet green – but dry weather.  Why were we worried?  We tried our hardest, but the President’s team was too strong for us. However, we won the laughter stakes.

We retired to our after-match meal, which was gammon steak followed by an individual fresh cream sponge cake each.  Delicious.  Our captain, our match secretary, Adie Lloyd thanked the club for making us all so welcome,   especially for the good food and the good green.  He then presented the Claret Jug and a personalised Friend’s framed certificate to Bill.

Presentation of Claret Jug

Adie presenting Bill with the coveted Ian Woodcock Claret Jug

Finally Deepak Tanna, Goodwood ‘s president wished us all a safe journey home and looked forward to us visiting the club again.  Deepak is standing for the position of Bowls England President 2022.  We wish him well.



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