The club had a fairly average season in the East Cornwall Bowling League Triples. Torpoint Bowls Club were the League winners in their first year in the ECBL.
After bumping along for most of the season in the bottom two places in the League, a number of games in quick succession at the end of the season saw us eventually finish in 6th place overall.
However, Lostwithiel have traditionally used the ECBL competition as an opportunity to give games to all players and especially to give new members a taste of a league competition to give them experience for the following season.
With that in mind, we used 30 different players over the course of the season.
Of the 16 games played, we won 6, drew 1 and lost 9, scoring 52.5 points. Congratulations to Ian Burnard who was our most prolific player. Ian played in 14 games and was on the losing triple just once.
The task of the ECBL selector is sometimes a challenging one – there were a couple of occasions where I was seriously worried that we were not going to be able to field a full compliment of players for a match. I’m pleased to report that we came up short only once – and that was due to a mix-up with dates rather than an availability issue.
I must register my thanks for the overwhelming support I have received in my first year as ECBL selector and my gratitude to the hardcore of players who I could nearly always rely on if I was struggling to field a full team.
Here’s to a successful 2020 ECBL season.