Bowling ups and downs

Or, a weekend of mixed fortunes

The weekend of 1st-2nd June provided Merrow with another packed and challenging programme, hosting Heathervale and Godalming clubs. Both matches demonstrated the friendliness that epitomises the sport of bowls.


On an extremely hot Saturday, 1st June, we hosted Heathervale for a match of four triples.

Under blue skies, all four rinks got down to the task in hand. All was going well until the break for a much needed cup of tea and cake. Thanks to Tony for providing the refreshments.

After the break, Heathervale really got into their stride on the captains’ rink, getting ahead sufficiently to ensure an overall win of 68-73, despite good performances by Merrow on the other rinks.

Merrow’s top rink of Lesley, Lorna, and Richard Had a great result, winning 20-13.


Sunday, 2nd June turned out a lot cooler and windier than Saturday; we even felt a few raindrops! Godalming were our visitors for only our second fixture with them, which was of three triples instead of the planned four.

The Merrow teams got off to a good start, with much good humour between the two sides. At the break for tea and cake, kindly provided by Sally and Robin, we all took the opportunity to relax for a few minutes.

At the restart, Merrow were soon in the ascendancy, with all rinks playing well. At close of play Merrow came out on top with a score of 61-38. Our top rink with a great score of 31-10 was Jarek, David R, and David E. However, all our teams played their hearts out to contribute to the win.

We look forward to visiting Godalming next season.

A selection of photos from both matches

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