Last Saturday the Costa Blanca Provincial team travelled to Country Bowls for their match. The weather was at boiling point and you could feel the heat coming through the soles of your shoes. But as they say "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" (with a couple of Scots, Welsh & Irish thrown in) "go out in the midday sun.
At the end of the match the Provincial had won on 3 rinks, courtesy of Mal Broughton, Bob Cockell, Len Rudge & Brian Pocock 33-11, Carol Rudge, June McMillan, Barbara Brown & Val Hignett 24-10, Allen Bowen, William Holtham, Dave Melville & Barry Latham 24-17.We also managed a draw by Jan Pocock, Kath Reid, Glenda O'Dell & Lynn Greenland 17-17.
Unfortunately, we also had 2 also ran teams Anita Brown, Mary Cockell, Wendy Latham & Yours truly losing by a single shot 18-19, Arthur Brown, Gerry Gough, Dave Greenland & Bill Hawthorn 11-22.
After the match we all adjourned to the restaurant for an enjoyable meal and a bevvy (or 2, or 3 or even 4).
Country Bowls Squad
Costa Blanca Provincial Squad
Notice how the Provincial team are nicely arranged for the photo - my job at all the matches - I might not win but I do organise a good photo!!