Saturday 25th June saw Merrow travel to Ottershaw for a friendly triples match.
The afternoon didn’t start well. On leaving Merrow, the heavens opened and much of the journey was through a torrential downpour. Fortunately, on arrival at Ottershaw, the sun had come out and a pleasant afternoon was in prospect.
Play was over four rinks on a green initially slowed by the rain but otherwise giving a good run for the bowls. Three of the rinks finished in Merrow’s favour, with a good overall win for us as three of the four rinks won.
A most enjoyable afternoon for all concerned.
Wednesday saw our first matches in the Harding Cup, a competition for mixed triples. The competition is between five Surrey villages; Wednesday saw two matches played between Merrow and Albury, one home and one away.
Both home and away matches resulted in losses for the Merrow teams. The home side lost by six shots, while the away team were comprehensively beaten by Albury. Leaving the scores aside, it was a very enjoyable evening, with matches played in glorious conditions and match experience gained by the newer bowlers.
We look forward to the forthcoming matches.
We have a new banner to build on the success of our Open Day. Hopefully, the continuing reminder will encourage more people to come along and try bowls at our club. The banner says it all really!