w/c 1st May 2022

w/c 1st May 2022

Although it’s the Bank Holiday our talented pair, Yvonne and Dave,  played in the Bowls England preliminary round of the  Wiltshire section of the mixed pairs at Calne tonight, their challengers were Chippenham Park- Keith Hitchens/Beccy Gale. It was a cool evening but both sides were well supported with over 20 people watching, some great bowling and with the match standing at 15-15 on the 17th end, the last end proved exciting with Keith and Beccy edging it by 1 shot to win 16-15, we wish the Chippenham Park duo all the best in the next round and now look forward to next year.

L to R Keith Hutchens, Beccy Gale, Yvonne McColl and Dave Johns

On Tuesday with all 3 teams in the Men’s White Horse league in action. Team ‘A’ were away to Spencer Melksham ‘C’ and although they were losing 2-18, came back to lose by only 17-18. Both the other teams were at home, the  ‘B’ team won 33-4 against Corsham ‘B’ and the ‘C’ team drew 14-14 against Devizes ‘E’. In the evening the Ladies Nor-West league team play there an away game at Devizes (Purple team), start time 6-15pm.

On Tuesday the Ladies were away to Devizes (Purple Team) in The Nor West League, This was the first game in the league. It was a very good game nip and tuck until the last few ends when Calne ladies lost 35-30. The ladies enjoyed the game.

In the evening it is Club night, let’s hope it a little warmer than last week.

On Wednesday evening our ladies were away to Corsham in the Nor West League, Our ladies came out on top by a good win Calne 36-Corsham 29. Well done to our ladies. This gives us 4 points in the league.

The M.W.M.T.L. continued on Thursday with the ‘B’ team winning at home to Trowbridge West Falcons 43 – 40 (7-3 pts), whilst the  ‘A’ team were away to Broughton Gifford and managed to win 61 – 42 (9-1 pts).

On Friday evening our ladies were away to Devizes (Purple) This was the first game in the B/W Triples league. It was a cold evening and Calne were defeated 26-58. However the ladies enjoyed the game, and played in great spirit.

Coaching on Saturday 10am to 12noon.

The week ended with a home Friendly on Saturday against Malmesbury, the weather was fine with a slight breeze and it was a great game with lots of friendly banter – the final result really did not matter but at 75-75 it was a fair result all round. The afternoon finished with a very nice tea with home made cakes, sausage rolls and plenty of sandwiches.

Malmebury friendly 7th May 2022
Every now and then you get a ‘loose’ end, but at least it’s colourful