BOWLERS RAISE £ 1,241.75p For Cornwall Hospice Care.
The annual charity day in aid of the Cornwall Hospice, organised by Jimmy Rule, raised the sum of £ 1241.75p. Twenty Four teams took part and winners of the trophy were Peter Talling, Pat Talling & Clive Edwards.
The presentation of the cheque by Jimmy Rule to the Hospice Representative Jane Appleton took place at the club with several members in attendance.
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.
On the 9th August we had the pleasure of hosting the Castle Cary touring bowls team for a match and supper. Although the weather was against us, we were able to play for a while before enjoying a splendid buffet provided, in the main, by club members.
Special thanks go to Carol Williams who organised the event with Castle Cary, our bartenders Rob and John and the catering team. Our thanks also go to the Ukulele players and songsters who provided entertainment. It was an evening to remember!
Lostwithiel Top Team Finalist put on a battling performance against a very strong opponent in Stratton Bowls Club,the final result 4-1 to Stratton,special mention of the Triples of Jimmy Rule Barry Bowe & Skip Ian Burnard on their great win.
Well done to all who took part and a special thankyou to all those who turned up to support.
Badger & Ian Burnard have successfully won through to the Group Semi final of The Benevolent Pairs after a nail biting final end it was standing at 19 – 17 to the opposition but with Ian bowling his last wood he perfectly removed their nearest wood thus picking up 3 winning shots