El Cid Bowls Club

On the 10th July, El Cid celebrated their 20th Anniversary. 58 bowlers took part in a game played in 2 halves. The eventual winner was Brian Bradshaw who had the highest score with Margaret Horne being the runner up. The game was organised by Derek Randall, Match Secretary & John Cruttenden, Vice Captain. Well done to them both. There was a meal after and the Sangria & Orange Juice was supplied by Phil & Sara Hamer, owners of El Cid.

On the 12th July El Cid played Javea Blues in the Kings Cup. A very tight finish in the Pairs saw Paul Leeder & Ian Brown lose by 1 shot after being 5 down going into the last end & picking up 4 shots. Paul Thrunchion had a convincing win in the gents Singles against Fred Wiltshire. They played on our rink 3 which is very tricky & Fred couldn’t find it at all. The result was 22 El Cid & 1 to Javea. In the ladies Singles, almost a reverse of the Gents. Pat Metcalfe lost to Jenny Rich 21 – 5 also on a very tricky rink 2. The Triples was very close on the 16th end at 13 all. Skipped by Derek Randall with Jean & Danny McLaughlin, they scored 2 shots on the last 2 ends to win 15 – 13. In the Fours, skipped by Yvonne Briden with Hazel Brown, David Bluff & John Rawlings, they were level at 15 all on the 14th end. They picked up a 4 on the next end & 3 more after that. Javea scored just 1 more leaving El Cid the winners with 22 – 16. The overall result being El Cid 9 points & Javea Blues 6 points. Well done El Cid. We go to Javea to play the Green Team on Monday 14th. Let’s hope we can win a few more there.  


Pat Metcalfe

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