Wednesday 18th May – Sir Frances Drake Bowls Club, Tavistock.
Visiting Devon is always a pleasure, today was no exception and across Dartmoor to Tavistock was beautiful. We were early enough to delve into the pannier market and buy some treasures When we arrived at the bowls club, members were there to welcome us into the clubhouse extension, which our Adie officially opened in 2014.
Unfortunately just as we started to bowl the rain began and it rained on and off all of the game until it became heavy at 16 ends, which ended the match. However, cold players sat down to a hot meal of slow cooked chicken with seconds, and a lovely choice of sweets with seconds also. The club members did us proud.
The club Chair, Sue welcomed us and thanked Adie for bringing a team back after his promise of 8 years ago to do so, and that it was so nice to see our members Aileen, President of Devon this year and Bill, JVP of Devon this year. Club Captain,Valerie, also welcomed us and thanked her members for all their help in the preparations for the day. Adie, our captain of the day, replied that it was always an absolute delight coming to Tavistock and how good it was to see two disabled players joining in. He presented miniature bottles of preserves to the highest rinks on both sides.
The result of the match……..we were very friendly Friends losing 50 shots to 62 shots.
Thank you for such a lovely day. Can we come every year?