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Latest Bowls News: July 10, 2017

Published on: 10 Jul, 2017
Updated on: 10 Jul, 2017

Merrow Bowls Club, reports by David Raison.

Wednesday, June 28, saw Merrow visit East Horsley for a new fixture in our calendar.

Merrow verses East Horsley.

A delightful setting played host to four rinks of triples. The clouds threatened to give all a good soaking, but fortunately we avoided the rain. A stop for tea and cake after 10 ends proved most welcome, and we thank East Horsley for their hospitality.

The match proved interesting, as both sides seemed to have problems reading the green. Ultimately, however, East Horsley managed to win on all rinks.

On Saturday, July 1, Merrow entertained Ripley for the first of two fixtures.

Merrow verses Ripley.

On a hot day, the two sides lined up for four rinks of triples. This was a match that, as captain, I was not expecting to win. With each side doing their best, honours were even, with two rinks each. However, Merrow ran out as overall winners 83-51.

This was a very friendly match, played in good spirits and we look forward to visiting Ripley for the return match.

Merrow verses Mayford Hall – a very hot afternoon!

On Wednesday, July 5, Merrow hosted Mayford Hall for three rinks of triples. Mayford could only raise eight players, so your correspondent was drafted in to their team.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter, it did! The temperature must have been in the mid-30s on the green. Due to one of the Mayford players being taken ill during the match Lesley kindly stepped in as a replacement.

Despite my best efforts on rink three, Merrow managed handsome wins on all three rinks, with an overall points total of 73 – 35. However, I must commend our visitors for giving us a very friendly and sporting match.

Thanks to Brian Reigate for providing much needed refreshments at the break!

On Saturday, July 8, Merrow entertained Stoke Park for a three rinks match; that’s four players per team, playing with two bowls each over twenty one ends.

This was a departure from Merrow’s normal playing of triples over 18 ends. Stoke Park are a new side, being the result of a merger of Astolat and Guildford clubs.

You may recall that the day continued the recent baking hot trend. Hats were de rigour, as was plenty of liquid intake.

The match seesawed a little at the start but all of Merrow’s rinks moved ahead. However, Stoke Park’s captain and his team were always in contention, winning on his rink. The final score was Merrow winning on two of the three rinks and overall 65 – 51 on points.

At the break, Rodney provided delicious homemade cakes and refreshing cups of tea for all, which was very well received.

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