After such a long time away from bowls it was a happy reunion for the Vice Presidents on Sunday when we met up at the Chess Vale club to be met by an all weather green, for our annual outdoor fixture against the Bucks County Vice Presidents. 

The green may be all weather but with the rain that was forecast it was to be seen whether or not the bowlers could withstand the predicted downpours. Thankfully, a strong wind kept the precipitation at bay, though the cold temperature curtailed the game to 18 ends and the rain waited until our journeys back home.

Bernie May,Nigel Satchell, John McGeough and Mike Andrew led the charge with an eleven shot win 21-10 after winning 12 of the 18 ends.

Roger Oliver, Deputy Chairman Eddie Dorling (deputising for Chairman Allan Hunt), Alan Ley and Mike Petersen, trailing  7-10 at the halfway mark took the second half of their game 14-3 to record an eight shot win.

Bob Foster, Ian Whelpton, Alan Wase and Chris Weller finished the tenth end 4-12 down, before changeing the jack to a longer length and taking seven of the remaining ends to win by one shot at 14-13

Bill Pointer, Alex Fleming, Mick Morris and Chris Cox were level at 5 all after 8 ends before losing the next 6 ends to go 9 down. They shared the last four ends but ended with a ten shot deficit at 9-19.

Overall, the new campaign started with a 65-55 win.

Observing the social distancing ruling, the players and a couple of guests were spread between the clubhouse and outside marquee where they were waited on and treated to a very welcome warm meal by lady members of the club.


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Monday, 16th of May 2022
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