This week has been a little quieter than last, thank goodness!
On Monday the Mixed team were away to Chippenham Town and, whilst they lost, team manager Rod and his rink managed to take the first points off them this season.
On Tuesday the White Horse team were at home to Broughton Gifford A and it was a very close game, with 1 dead end, ending with 14 shots apiece, both teams playing very well.
Tuesday Club night was not as hectic as the previous one, however a new member was signed on plus 4 more were undergoing training and appear to be very enthusiastic.
Wednesday saw the Ladies in the Nor West league lose again unfortunately, but their time will come and it could be this week, good luck ladies.
The Men then took to the field at Trowbridge Town on Thursday and unfortunately went the same way as our Ladies, losing 14-0 on points. However the 3 new members put up a good showing, being ‘bloodied’ for the first time and show great promise for the future.
On Sunday, to round off the week, we had a friendly against Haydon Wick, Martin G’s report now follows:
A mixed team of 8 men and 8 ladies left Calne and ventured into the wilds of North Swindon to play a friendly match against the natives of Haydon Wick on Sunday afternoon.
The game started just as a large rain cloud came over, but luckily it passed over quickly and only the first two ends were affected.
Haydon Wick had the measure of their green and won on 3 rinks, however the “dream team” of Sheila, Roy, Ann B and Steve P restored some pride to Calne with a convincing win on their rink.
Haydon Wick are playing a return leg at Calne in August when we will aim to gain our revenge.
All in all, a very pleasant afternoon of good company, good bowling and good banter.
Finally thanks to Martin G who has started the wood edging around the green, but he will need help, so if there any volunteers please contact him ASAP.
Also to Steve and Yvonne McColl for the painting they did on the bench stands, also to Martha who I believe was hoping to get 1 or 2 of the benches done.
Without all our willing volunteers where would we be, a big thank you to all the unsung heroes.