Our last outdoor fixture of the season saw us visit the picturesque Berkshire village green of Morland BC.

Although the green had a downpour of rain in the morning, we spent the afternoon playing in sunshine apart from a 60 second sprinkling of moisture.

The sporting green called for plenty of concentration, which we must of just had a little more of in our 108-105 win.

Steve Tolhurst, Gerald Fountain, Alex Fleming and Ian Whelpton on rink one took advantage of the very reliable swinging ditch hand to record a 28-17 win.

Next door on rink two, Paul McGrath ( who I was assured played a blinder), John Timms, John McGeough and Alan Ley took fourteen of the twenty one ends, yet still dropped a five on their way to take the highest winning rink prize with a 31-17 scoreline.

Chairman Chris Cox, skipping the rink of Doug Woodward, John Stephens and Nigel Satchell kept their game interesting for fourteen ends with the scores level at 13 all. Like a courteous Chairman should, he allowed the opposing Chairman's rink to then proceed to take six of the last seven ends to give them a 23-16 win.

John Dunne, Bill Pointer, Bernie May and Alan Rowe took generosity a little too far, waiting until the eigth end before recording a score aginst the eleven shots picked up by their opposition. Four shots down after thirteen ends was the closest they got to the Berkshire four, finally ending up seventeen shots adrift on 12-29.

Well over £200 was raised on the day for the crowd funding charity of local policeman Andrew Harper who was killed earlier in the week.




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Friday, 18th of June 2021
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