Saturday, 9th July, saw Merrow visit Astolat for a friendly four-rink triples match. The day was warm but tempered by a very strong wind, which had its own effect on the bowling.
In general, this was a hard-fought match, with the lead on some rinks some rinks see-sawing between each team. However, the final outcome was a good win for Merrow 74-60, with three of the four rinks winning. Congratulations to David Matthews, Calvin and Ken for notching up an impressive win on their rink.
Merrow normally only play a friendly with Astolat once a year, but this is likely to be our last match with them, as there are plans for Astolat to merge with Guildford and become Stoke Park Bowls Club. It is a pity to lose a well-liked club in this way but we wish their members well in the revised set-up.