Article by Peter Charman
The day didn’t start out too promising, very cloudy and not too conducive to outdoor bowling, but as the day progressed the sun came out and much work to be done organising players of two from our club and two from Blue Hills Rise.
A club meeting going on in the background whilst others rearranged the furniture and wiping down tables covered in water from all the rain we had.
Then lunch was the first priority – cannot bowl on an empty stomach eh Derk! Sausages in bread (sounds familiar) and cakes washed down with coffee. The bar not being open caused a bit of heartache, but there was no-one on duty to open it.
Let the bowling begin. Much laughter and plenty of mistakes to learn from. The game consisted of 10 ends. After 5 ends, a break for coffee & cake. The second half, the game started to lift its tempo as the players got the hang of the game of bowls.
The first half saw Ray Daggers score low, a bit of stage fright, but soon lifted his game in the second half, scoring much better. Peter Corrigan was heard to say “I wouldn’t mind playing bowls on a more serious nature”. I think it might have a few more hooked also.
Winners on the day were as follows:
EMHC Bowls winners — Michael Delzoppo & Rob Martella
EMHC Raffle winners — Brett Delzoppo, Michael Delzoppo, Kelvin Thomas
The day turned out to be a success and a big thank you to Blue Hills Rise and Jim & Terry and their band of helpers for another fun day.
Members with earlies.
Jim & Kay Bishop
Peter & Cynthia Charman
Peter & Linda Corrigan
Ray & Diane Eaton
Bruce & Lillian Graham
Rod & Sharon Grummitt
Kelvin & Dawn Thomas (friends of Ray & Di Eaton)
Mark & Janet Waghorn
Jeff & Susanne White
Alan & Jan Delzoppo
Michael & Brett Delzoppo
Ray & Di Martella