w/c 28th July 2019

The week started with an a home game against Trowbridge Westbourne in the North Wilts Mixed league, unfortunately Calne lost 43-60 (0-10 in points)

The big guns from Chippenham Town BC were in Calne to play 2 Calne teams in the West Wilts Men’s Pairs – David and Martin S were the favoured team whilst Stuart and Derek N were the other team.

And so it proved Martin S started well with home knowledge on a tricky rink 6 to take a 10 – 1 lead after 7 ends. The next 6 ends saw the away team claw back 9 shots without reply, setting up a tense finale and a 1 shot lead to the visitors going into the 18th and last end which they extended to a final score of 14 – 16.

Unfortunately Stuarts rink whilst it started of well by winning the first end, it was all downhill from there, Derek played well, whilst Stuart made up the numbers! Eventually Calne lost 3-26.

After the match it was drinks all round in excellent company sat around the green.

On Tuesday in the West Wilts White Horse league the men were away to Trowbridge Town, Richard Francis celebrated his 84th birthday by ‘stealing’ 14 shots, he was on top form, well done Richard, Calne lost 16-21, will we be top now?

Wednesday the ladies played away at Bradford on Avon. A beautiful afternoon but unfortunatly despite our very best efforts it was not the outcome we had hoped for. One rink lost by 1 shot and the other rink by 4 shots. We continue next week playing Devizes away.

On Thursday, the Men’s Mid Wilts triples team took on Corsham at home, unfortunately Corsham thought (in error) that they were at home, eventually they turned up and the game started, only 14 ends were played, but Calne won 76-42 (14-0 on points), we are top again!

On Saturday we played Hayden Wick in a friendly, it was our return game having played them at Haydon Wick earlier this year. We played 4 triples and we lost 3 rinks to 1 , our only winning rink was skipped by Gill Rickards (welcome back Gill). The overall score was very close , we lost by 11 shots, It was a friendly game and new friendships were formed and our new members acquitted themselves very well. On a non-bowls theme, Rod could not play as he had to watch his granddaughter who had reached the national swimming finals, however she came first and won gold, well done, one very proud granddad.