w/e 31st July 2021

w/e 31st July 2021

The week started with the Men’s Tourist trophy game against Westlecot, the away side was Les, Paul, Mark and Martin S, it was expected to be a hard game and so it proved, Westlecot ran out winners 30-18, but at 7 ends it was 10-4 to Calne, unfortunately after being all square at 13 ends, in the remaining 8 ends  Calne dropped 17 shots to 5, but it was an enjoyable game, the company was good and the green did bowl terrifically well, the home side at Calne were Steve M, Richard W, Dave G and Ian G, Westlecot played as a team that knew each other’s play very well, they built up tight heads very quickly, but we managed to break into the head time after time and only trailed by a few shots through most of the match, eventually losing 14-17, they were good company and were complimentary on the playability of the green and how well the club looked, especially the flowers.

Meanwhile at Devizes Dave J lost his game in the 2-woods final 16.

On Monday in the morning ASMC are coming to look at the green, whilst in the North Wilts league games, we took on North Wilts in the Monday mixed league, Calne managed to win 2 rinks with a score 52-42.

On Tuesday the Ladies are taking part in the B.W.L.Benevolent competition, the men have 2 games in the White Horse League, the ‘A’ team were at home to Trowbridge Westbourne ‘B’ and won 23-13 (2pts), whilst the  ‘B’ team were away to Chippenham Park ‘B’ games and they won 24-10 (2pts).

In the Seidel league the Blues played Corsham away, start time 2pm. This was an extremely wet match so it was reduced to 15 ends. In the evening Barry W and Paul were playing in the West Wilts Men’s pairs at Avon, a competition they had been successful in before, unfortunately not this year as they lost 17-21. Club night took place  at the Club, with another good turnout, that despite the threatening rain they managed to get 10 ends in.

On Wednesday the Ladies played away to Trowbridge Town in the B.W. Ladies Triples league, start time 6pm. Calne took all 6 points for the first time this season winning 37-19. The match was completed in the dry which is good going this week!

On Thursday both of the Men’s M.W.T.L. teams have games the ‘A’ team is away to Trowbridge Town ‘A’ and managed an 8-4 win, whilst the ‘B’ team is at home to Spencer Melksham ‘B’ and won 49-28 (10-2pts).

The ladies club championship was played on Thursday afternoon. A really good close game. Excellent bowling between Yvonne and Sue. The score was 21-18 to Yvonne who goes forward to the Champion of Champions competition in 2022.

Ladies Club Championship, L to R, Yvonne (winner), Gill (marker) and Sue (r/up)

On Friday the ladies Green team in the Seidel league played their rearranged game from Tuesday, due to the Benevolent competition, on Friday at 2pm against North Wilts Poppies. Calne Greens had a really good win with 28 – 8 and 2 points. For one Calne player it was her first ever competitive match. The ladies are playing a County senior triples match at Wootton Bassett in the evening.

Saturday morning the final of the ladies 101 club competition was played. This was a very close match and the final score was Mayumi 103 Karen 87.

Ladies 101 Final 2021. L to R, Karen (r/up), Yvonne (marker) and Mayumi (winner)