Well, what could have been a disaster turned out well. The rain was unforgiving and meant an outdoor game would be impossible. We were so lucky to have the facilities of Horncastle & District Indoor Bowls Club to save the day. Whilst a good many of us had not played indoors we were all more than happy to ‘have a go’.
After journeying in the rain what could be more inviting than a warm welcome, a warm clubhouse, a fantastic lunch – laid on by Tricia Rapley, Tricia Scholey, Darryl White and Lyn Gospel… so much appreciated. And lets not forget John Scholey the ever important Bar Manager and Captain of Horncastle BC.
President George Lancaster welcomed us all and handed over to the two Captains – John Scholey, and Captain for the day for Friends – Carolyn Hunt.
The players were awarded with a magnificent carvery meal following the game which of course went a long way to healing the wounds from the beating the Friends took from their opponents! The Friends were unable to out-perform on any of the 5 rinks. Horncastle were the outright victors, helped in no small way by their highest winning rink – David Pill, Tony Kirby, Norman Burton and Ted Tasker. It is traditional for Friends to recognise both side’s achievements and it was therefore only correct for Captain Carolyn to award her own teammates for the best scoring losers! Her teammates were Richard Pearce, John Timms and skipped by Marcia Dunstone.
Carolyn brought the formalities to a close with a final presentation to President George Lancaster of a framed certificate to denote our day shared with Horncastle BC. Although not the day originally planned, a good day with good friends.