It’s heeeerreeee !!!!!
Yes, all you bowling aficionados, the Men and Ladies Premier League season is upon us once again. In the coming months, the noble representatives of the Club will be doing battle all over the Territory for points, prizes and the opportunity to watch Roxy Ho pave his way to victory. For those new to the Club, the “Green” is now firmly established as part of the Cricket Ground – thus, the lads and lasses will not be seen playing lawn bowls at home until the Cricket season is finished. Weather permitting, our run of home games will start from mid-May, so all are cordially invited to wander across to the Green and support the teams. You will be made most welcome (we have beer and often, food, if it’s not stolen by beachcombers from the Top Bar!)
Before I start, I have been told by Volders to add a thank you to Andrew Gerrard, the current “B” Team Captain, for his piece in The Pinkun whilst I was on holiday.
Well, with that inconvenience out of the way, on to more important things. We in the section are an eclectic bunch, known for our tolerance and understanding on most issues. However, “cross-dressing” whilst representing the Club, is testing even our liberal sensitivities to the full. In a recent Men’s “A” side away game, a Club lawn bowler turned out for the match in his wife’s shirt. This was immediately picked up by Convenor Volders who commented, quite rightly, that this situation is not acceptable. What’s next, a skirt or, heaven forbid, on our grass, high heels !!!
Anyway, Volders has decreed that this practice must cease, with immediate effect. One has to remember what may be acceptable in Basketball, may not be acceptable in Lawn Bowls.
By the time this goes to print, the venerated Volders should be back and fully seated on the General Committee, pontificating and generally making a nuisance of himself. Exciting times for the Section! Expect better soup for the winter league and track suits that may actually fit.
As with every year at this time, a plea goes out to all the as yet non-playing Club Members, who may have an interest in bowls. Very few of us bite, so make yourself known and come and join in our challenging sport. It’s a very easy game to play but, like golf, a difficult one to master and ultimately, habit forming (like nail biting). Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Next report we’ll concentrate on the Ladies and we’ll also give you an update on the League!
For now, Happy Bowling…
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