We don’t play bowls, and have never watched a match from beginning to end, or been involved with the social side after a match.
As this year’s president of Camberley & District Probus Club we were invited to attend the annual bowls match between Camberley & District Probus Club and Surrey Heath Ladies Probus Club. We grabbed the opportunity to watch a bowls match, played yesterday at Hawley Bowling Club, enjoy a meal in a clubhouse after a match, and to present the Challenge Cup to the match winners.
As many of the Probus club members are also members of bowls clubs, the annual event, now in it’s 13th year, is much looked forward to by the respective Probus Clubs. This year the Ladies won the match 94 points to 80. The Ladies now have five wins to eight for the men.
The match consisted of six rinks, with 18 ends being played on each rink, and the aggregate score of the six rinks determining the match result.
The attraction of bowls is in my newly found experience, friendly rivalry, conviviality, an afternoon summer outdoor activity, and a post match tea or meal for the teams, or in short, fun. Here’s my slideshow of the afternoon’s activity.