Sunday 19th June
Henlow Park Bowls Club
Arriving at Henlow several bowlers from Bedfordshire had already played at other clubs in a local Bedfordshire Competition, so they were fully warmed up. We were disappointed to learn that their President would not be in attendance as he and his wife had both caught Covid (it’s still about). It was also a big disappointment for Bob Hirst, as he had been waiting 2 years for this game. We were all looking forward to seeing him serving the drinks as he is now known as ‘Bob behind the Bar’.
As Bob their President was absent, as was their captain, it was Graham Jakes who took the responsibility of Captain of the Day for Henlow Park. The game was played under a cloudy sky but there was plenty of laughter and chat across the rinks, as there always is at these games, and it stayed dry although it turned a little chilly towards the end of the game.
After the game we enjoyed a buffet style meal and cakes, proved by the lady members of the club, which included a lot of home baking. It was all very nice and not much was left at the end. There was also a home-baked celebration cake which I was invited to cut, and all bowlers were invited to take a slice home with them.
It was then time for speeches and we had players from 10 counties at this game including two BE Past Presidents. The result of the game was 131 – 109 to Henlow Park.
The Friends’ top rink : Barbara Carter (Bedfordshire), Sue Sayers (Herts), Jackie Bryant (Bedfordshire), Mike Bertrand (Bedfordshire)
Henlow Park’s top: Brian Reynolds, Una Watts, Ian Bigley, Chris Hunt
Our memento Certificate was presented to Acting Captain Graham Jakes, and thanks given to all the catering staff, bar staff, and of course the green staff for a very good green to bowl on, and all other members who had helped to make it a great day.
Captain for the Day
Friends of English Bowling