The second game of our Wiltshire mini tour was played at Salisbury B.C. Following coffee and tea for the earliest arrivals, a buffet lunch was provided before the match, which was to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the formation of the unified Bowls Wiltshire.
Although there was some confusion over the start time (not among the Friends), the match finally got under way in brilliant sunshine – perfect conditions for a most enjoyable game. Three winning rinks each made for claims of a drawn match but the Friends had to be content with coming second, the score being 112-128. The Captain of the Day, Graham Annetts, presented the top rinks from both sides some summer liquid refreshment, along with small tokens of encouragement for those who fared less well.
Thirteen counties were represented in the Friends team and several Wiltshire members of the Friends played for the opposition. (Cards marked for the second day running!)
A tasty meal, provided by the ladies of the Salisbury Club (thank you ladies) followed and the Friends managed a narrow win in the raffle which completed the day’s proceedings.
It was a great pleasure for the Salisbury Club (who have five members of the Friends amongst their number), to welcome the Friends and Bowls Wiltshire to their club, and a most enjoyable day was had by everyone. Thanks to Maddie for taking the pictures, and to all the Friends for coming to our club.