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Indoor Bowls: Merrow Verses Burpham

Published on: 21 Feb, 2019
Updated on: 21 Feb, 2019

Report by David Raison

On Sunday, February 17, Merrow hosted Burpham at Wey Valley IBC for a friendly of six rinks over 21 ends.

This match was the last of Merrow’s indoor matches and required almost all of our players, with the final numbers being made up by Brian and Rose from Burpham.

Andy gets his bowl away.

The match was played in a very friendly manner, with much jollity among the teams. Up until our break for tea and cake, the overall scores were very close. However, after the break Burpham started to edge ahead, eventually winning by 31 points, with an overall score of 107-138.

Checking the score.

However, it was not all bad news. Merrow had two winning rinks: Rink 5 with Sally, Joan, Andy, and David E our top rink winning 32-10, and Rink 6 with Sue, Tony, Len, and Rodney coming a close second with a score of 31-17. Congratulations to both teams.

The skips keep a close eye on things.

One further team worthy of special mention was on Rink 2, where Sue, Rose, Ken, and Bob came a close second, losing by a mere 5 points. What makes this result stand out is that only Ken plays indoors, so the team was really up against it.

After the match, a delicious meal was served up by Nicky and her team, which everyone enjoyed. We mustn’t forget Robert behind the bar

We look forward to our two outdoor matches against Burpham over the summer.

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