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               Premier League Champions v  Rest

                                          Sunday 25th April at Brightlingsea Bowls Club

On Sunday Tendring Hundred & District Bowling Association opened the 2021 season at Brightlingsea Bowls Club, the Premier League Champions, with the annual Champions v Rest fixture.  For the TH&DBA we had 3 rinks consisting of Rink 2

Clive Pettican            Dovercourt                                                                                                                                    David Barnard           Dovercourt                                                                                                                                    Brian Hopkins           Thorpe                                                                                                                                            Mark Hale                 Thorpe

Rink 4                                                                                                                                                                               Alan Wilcox              Frinton                                                                                                                                           Colin Martin              Frinton                                                                                                                                         Laurie Freeman        Happy Valley                                                                                                                                    Peter Halliday             Happy Valley

Rink 6                                                                                                                                                                              Brian Hobbs             Clacton                                                                                                                                        Norman Morgan        Clacton                                                                                                                                           Albert Twells             Wivenhoe                                                                                                                                           Andy Jeffrey             Wivenhoe

We would like to thank all these players for turning out on a very pleasant day.

The first to finish their game was Rink 4, who had an exceptional win over Brightlingsea 24 – 11.   Well led by Skip Peter Halliday.

Next came Rink 2, where the game went to the last end. Commencing at 20 – 20 and holding shot on the last end, Mark Hemstedt dislodged the Tendring bowl to take the game 21 -20.  A very tight game which was very close from start to finish.

Rink 6 was again, very tight from start to finish, with Brightlingsea winning 19 – 17.  Again, after  20 ends, the score was 17 – 18 to Brightlingsea who managed to keep the lead winning by taking the last end with 1 shot, giving them a 19 – 17 victory.

HOWEVER, with the countback and thanks to Rink 4, we took the game by 10 points.

Well done boys!!!

Huge thanks must go to Brightlingsea for the use of the facilities and food.

I think it was enjoyed by all those present.