24 “Friends” and 4 guests arrived at the venue from 10 different County associations, and were awarded a magnificent buffet, before the game began.
The mayor of Rugby came along to judge the club’s flowerpot display competition which was won by the Captain of the club, Vanessa, and very well deserved. Thanks was given to all who entered as it brightened up the green surrounds, as indeed did the hanging baskets.
With lunch sitting comfortably, the game got underway, and not knowing quite how how the weather was going to behave we set off with one on the first two ends and a full game of 21 ends.
There was so much noise during the game I really thought that we were playing a Rugby game! However, it was a very well contested game with the Friends winning 169 -89.
The after-match meal was served in the main clubhouse, and it rated as one of the best after-match meals I have ever had, and I’ve had quite a few over the years!!
President Bruce’s speech was excellent, and I presented the club with The Friends of English Bowling memento certificate.
As captain for the day for The Friends, this is one I will always remember.