On Sunday 3rd of June Oundle Bowling Club welcomed the following organisations who sent teams to play against OBC in aid of the Sue Ryder charity:-
- Sue Ryder
- Disability Bowls England
- Oundle Business Association
- Bulley Davey
- Oundle School
- Oundle Probus
- East Northants District Council
Practice sessions were allowed for all players after team registration from 12.30pm, and it was evident, judging from the whooping and hollering, that there was a strong competitive spirit emerging. After a ‘spider’ competition, the match got under way at 2pm. As most of the visiting teams were players who never, or rarely played any bowls at all, a handicapping system was introduced to even out the scoring. The match was played with sets of 4 ends with changing of rinks at the end of each set.
A good number of spectators had taken up positions around green in the warm sunshine to watch the amateurs against the club members. They had of course taken advantage of the tea, coffee and cakes that were on offer in the clubhouse. Also available was a Sue Ryder Tombola and a donated Cake Stall.
The match concluded at around 4.30 and, after much calculation our adjudicator handed the Chairman the results for 1st,2nd and 3rd. Prize giving was carried out by the Chairman and Club President.
The Spider competition:- a bottle of champagne, was won by Zena Ireland of East Northants Council
Winners Bulley Davey Team 2
2nd Oundle Probus
3rd Oundle Bowling Team 1
All participants said that they had enjoyed the afternoon, in particular the Disability Bowls England team who signed up on the spot to bring a team to our inaugural Gala Match in August.
The total sum raised on behalf of Sue Ryder is I am told is over £500.00. Well done to all those who participated or helped in any way over the weekend