Friends play DBE at Charlbury

Sunday 17th September 2023
We all arrived in the dry with fingers crossed for the afternoon, but no luck, it rained.

Charlbury is a small place in north Oxfordshire with a spacious club having a veranda overlooking the bowls green.  The club members were there to help us park up and to greet us with tea and coffee and biscuits.  Filled rolls were available for us to buy for lunch.  Smoked salmon… Yum.

The rink cards were read out indoors and after a group photo for our and Disability Bowls England records we started our match.  Captain of the Day, Kath,  stood in for Terri, who was on the way, but stuck in traffic.   It was how to get wet in three ends, bowling with Marcia’s woods, to finish by getting shot then handing over to Terri.

The rain came down.  Some stayed bowling, some came off, and some came off and on the green. However, the rain eased and the Friends, DBE and Charlbury, who put out a rink as well, all enjoyed themselves.

Charlbury provided a cheese and ham salad for our after match meal, with delicious homemade cakes for afters.  Nobody should have gone away hungry.

Captain Colin for DBE made a short speech thanking all the helpers from the Charlbury club, which Kath echoed.  Top rinks were awarded home made preserves.  For the DBE rink 3: John, James, Kholia and John.  For the Friends rink 4: Margaret, Duncan, Adie and Mike.
Kath decided that because every rink had bowled a different number of ends, the Duckworth Lewis format had to be used and the result was a draw, which was just right for our last match of the season.

Thank you very much Charlbury Club, a club to be proud of.  Thank you DBE for your bowling expertise and for being such a delight to be with.

Kath Lloyd
Chair, & Captain of the Day

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