Over the weekend of 19th-20th August, Merrow played two friendlies. Match reports for each follow.
On Saturday, 19th August, Woking Park visited Merrow. Due to some issues around numbers, Merrow loaned Woking one player and we were able to play two triples and one rinks matches.
The day was bright and both sides were soon engaged in hard-fought matches. The resulting scores gave Merrow a win by two rinks to one and a points win of 55-39. Commiserations to our losing rink, who came back strongly to lose by just two points. However, the team playing rinks; David, Debbie,Lorna and Colin had a tremendous win, with their score of 21-8.
Thanks to Nicky Hughes for laying on a lovely tea for us at the halfway mark.
On Sunday, 20th August, Merrow travelled to Elstead for a match of three triples. Although cloudy, it was a warm day. However, we did experience some light rain during the last two ends.
Generally, Merrow players found it hard to read the Elstead green. However, things did improve as the match progressed. At the final reckoning, Elstead ran out winners two rinks to our one and on points, 56-40. Special mention goes to the Merrow team of Ken, Lorna and Bob who prevented a whitewash with a fine win, 19-14.
At the interval, we enjoyed tea in the lovely barn. Thanks to the Elstead ladies for their hard work.