w/c 2nd June a quieter week hopefully

The week started with the Gala Day on Sunday which has been reported separately.

On Monday we went North Wilts in the North Wilts Mixed league. I am informed that unfortunately we lost 43-61 (2-8 pts). I am unable to confirm who won the two points because either my contact was too modest or too embarrassed to say!!

On Tuesday the West Wilts team were away to Chippenham Park A – both teams had been promoted from Div 5 last year and were currently the two top teams in Div 4, Calne being second on shot difference. The team consisted of Des, Geoff T, Dave G and Skip Paul. The game started in the rain, but it cleared as the afternoon went on – at one point it was 11-11 and all to play for, but after Skip Paul had trailed the jack on 3 ends, the score finished 26 – 14 to Calne.  We are now top of the league – well done lads, but there is a long way to go

In the evening it was Club night, 12 members turned up with several watching.  The most notable event for yours truly was that, after not bowling outdoors since last July due to eye problems, I took to the rinks again, still shortsighted and unable to see the head, but my colleagues were very supportive, thank you. Several of my colleagues have been saying there are no pictures of me on the website, so thanks to Ann B here is one.

A shortsighted bowler without glasses trying to see the jack!!

Still no news from the Ladies, but they are still battling on.

Thursday saw the Men’s Triples team visit North Wilts B.  It was a good night for bowling with all 4 rinks winning – David J, Mark and Martin S 27-13 (+14) – Steve P, Dave G and Barry W 19-13 (+6) – Geoff T, Des and Rod 26-11 (+15) and finally Neil, Ian G and Paul 29-9 (+20), overall score 101-44 (+57) 14 – 0 on points.Question for members: when was the last time Calne got over 100 in a triples match? Answers to the secretary please.

After the Gala Day the green has had little use but thanks to Martin S for mowing it.  Picky request to all mowers – please could the grass always be split over several bags for the more elderly of us to move as full heavy bags are difficult.  Thank you – you are stars!

So that’s it for the week, just a couple of meetings as the Sponsors’ day is coming up – make a note in your diary Sunday 30th June, but more on that later.

The week ended with Barry W and David J taking on Chippenham Park in the County Pairs at Calne, ended with Calne winning 17-7, so well done and on to the next round.

Have a good weekend.