Some of the players "warming up".
AFTER SEVERAL YEARS of friendly rivalry on the cricket field at Steephill, Ventnor Bowling Club
was pleased to welcome these two local pub sides to Mitchell Avenue, for an evening of a more sedate and less-strenuous sport!
The fierce competition
was still the same, only the name of the game had changed, and being a mixed sport, the ladies were able to join in as well as the men.
We were lucky with the weather as the threatening
dark clouds and the distant rumbles of thunder stayed away, and we were able to complete the scheduled sixteen ends in the dry.
The format was teams of four
made up of three members from each pub and one member of the bowling club to give guidance when needed. With SIX rinks in use, this meant that a total of 48 players were on the green at the same time.
The scores on five of the six rinks were close, with no more than three shots between the sides, but one rink bucked the trend by winning by 9 shots! This was the top rink for “Perks” consisting of Steve, Al,
Jan and Sid Lines (Bowling Club), who won 17-8. Top rink for the Crab & Lobster was Don, Betty, Dave and Richard Wyatt (from the Club), with a score of 18-15.
overall match result was Perks 81 shots and Crab & Lobster 75 shots – well done everyone who took part. After (and during!) the game most players (as you would expect) took advantage of the bar facilities.
A raffle, which raised £100 for P.A.T.C.H., was run by Susan Heaton-Watts and the whole evening was brilliantly organised by Club Captain – John Milmoe.