Happenings at Calne w/c 19th May 2019

The week started with a home game in the North Wilts Mixed league on Monday. The weather was fine and the bowls even better, with Calne running out 65-32 winners (10-0 in points). Team Captain Rod praised his team and said it was a well deserved win and a happy reversal of the previous 2 weeks and it now puts them in second position in the league.

Tuesday found the Calne A team at Trowbridge Westbourne for their White Horse T & B game as, like the previous week, it was a close run game with the result ending in a draw 21 – 21.  In the evening the Ladies were away to Broughton Gifford and your correspondent is awaiting the result.

No action on the Wednesday, except the greens being cut (thanks Tom C).

On Thursday evening the Mid Wilts Triples team went to Spencers Melksham, hoping to get a better result that the previous week at Trowbridge Town. It turned out to be the case, with Calne winning 91 – 47 (12-2 in pts). Paul our Club Captain sent the following details:

Rod (with Barry C and Geoff) won an amazing game- it was 7-7 at 15 ends and they scored 19 shots in the last 3 ends to win 26-8

I (Paul, with Ian and Neil) won 26-9

Martin S (with Mark and David J) won 22-12

Barry W (with Dave G and Steve P) were 10-17 down and came back just to lose by the 1 shot – 17-18

Well done lads, that makes 3 wins out of 5 not a bad start.The team is now 4th in the league

On Friday the greens were cut (thanks Barry) and there was a Mayoral visit, with his colleagues, to have a roll-up  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and the evening ended with some lovely Ben’s Cookies, courtesy of the Mayor.  Needless to say the Mayor’s side ran out 8-1 on the evening, but who was scoring anyway !

Happy band of bowlers
Action shot
Group, all wondering what to do!
Those Cookies didn’t last long, Yum

Martin G and Steve M were labouring on, trying to get the edging done before the Gala Day.  A call has gone out for some assistance, so I expect some members will soon be helping.

In the evening Calne were at home to Chippenham Town in the County Triples, I have now received a report from our on the spot representative, who confirmed that Chippenham Town eventually ran out winners by 9 shots, hard luck lads, next year beckons.

Saturday saw, Martin G and Steve M along with Martha, Yvonne and Gladys all beavering away, your truly was wandering about being helpful and tidying up the men’s changing rooms, etc.

Gladys busy painting, she will kill me for putting this on the Website!
This was posed, as they were working so fast I couldn’t get a good picture.