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Merrow Village Bowls Club’s Final Outdoor Match of the 2018 Season

Published on: 26 Sep, 2018
Updated on: 26 Sep, 2018

Merrow’s final outdoor match of 2018 was at Castle Green on Sunday, September 23. We have often had mixed fortunes with Castle Green fixtures during the summer due to Guildford in Bloom taking over their facilities, so this match was our last opportunity this season to play alongside Guildford Castle.

A beautifully sunny afternoon in the Castle Grounds.

Saturday had been very wet, and Sunday morning also saw a heavy downpour, but by noon the rain seemed to have stopped, with a dry afternoon forecast, indeed we played in bright sunshine.

Julian Ellis concentrates on his delivery.

With Castle Green loaning us two bowlers, we were able to play three rinks of triples, although on one rink we were to play two against three, playing with a total of eight bowls for each team.

Watching the bowls arrive.

The match started well with all getting used to the green. Three of the rinks were nip and tuck, but our fourth rink was up against very strong competition.

Rodney waits for his team to bowl.

After 10 ends we stopped for a warming tea kindly prepared by Joan.

Attentive bowlers watch John’s delivery.

We hoped that the refreshments would give Merrow added impetus, and that seemed to be the case, with all rinks making progress. However, the match ended with a good win for Castle Green on 84 points to Merrow’s 57. Well done to everyone for putting up a good showing against strong opposition.

Plenty of activity on the green.

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