This is like a home from home for some of the Friends’ members.
We were warmly greeted, in dry weather (!), with coffees, teas and biscuits. What a lovely club this is; a good size clubhouse, a cosy bar and a green which is improving each year, all tucked away in a picturesque village in Leicestershire.
There was a very ample cheese and pate ploughman’s lunch and soup for us at midday and after we went out to play, in dry weather(!). “ Play until it rains” was the order of the day and despite the very heavy rain for days, the green played well and we achieved 18 ends in dry weather(!).
Our hosts were kind and we won, which was nice after playing indoors in Lincolnshire twice and losing. Tony Allcock was our Captain of the Day and we all celebrated his birthday, his OBE, his civil partnership and his election to Chair of the Kennel Club. Congratulations Tony. He thanked the club and all the volunteers, who, he said, could never be thanked enough in any club and he also thanked the Friends, who have taken the association above and beyond his hopes and expectations in 2005.
Adie Lloyd presented the club with the Friends’ framed certificate as a memento of our visit. Thank you, President and Captain Mike, and Annette and all your helpers for a lovely day. It is right that you cannot thank people enough for their hard work.
We all want to come again and hope to help celebrate your 75th anniversary next year, playing in DRY weather(!).