Sunday evening saw the rain start and Calne took on Box in the Bowls Wiltshire Mixed Double Rink. The rain eased off but, although no details have filtered through from the BW site yet, it would appear that Calne lost. Never mind, there is always next year.
On Monday the rain intervened again and the North Wilts Mixed league game away to Trowbridge Westbourne was called off, the teams sharing the points 5-5.
Tuesday brought more drizzle. Mind you the green is enjoying the rain, which is more than can be said for the players.
The Tuesday men’s team of Paul, Geoff T, Steve P and Martin G took on Devizes D at home -a very tight game until about the 10th end and then Calne lengthened their lead and ran out 23-10 winners, so we keep the top spot.
Wednesday brought details of the ladies’ games, which have now been updated on the website. They take to the rinks tonight at Calne in the Nor West Triples against Chippenham Town with our Ladies’ Secretary as acting Captain. Good luck Jan, we wish you and the ladies all the best.
Jan has now supplied the following: In spite of the weather which was deteriorating all the time we had a very good spirited match. We came out the winners on both rinks, with a combined score of Calne Ants 42, Chippenham Town Dragons 12, Calne securing all 6 points. Well done ladies, a splendid win.
Well isn’t the British summer wonderful? Another Thursday, another evening starting with rain, but does that deter bowlers? No! It cleared a little part way through and, although it was a good-humoured game, Calne ran out winners 115-26 (14-0pts). Rinks were Steve M,Martin G and Rod 13-11; Des, Dave G and Barry W 26-7; Dave J, Mark and Martin S 36-2; Norman, Ian and Paul 40-6. This is the second 100+ this season, well done, but spare a thought for Corsham. We have lost by this margin before and know how it feels, but the cheerfulness and talk after the game shows that bowls teams never give up, will always look to the next game, and the next game against Corsham is home again on the 1st August where things could be very different!