Playing Lawn Bowls Again
By Judy Evans
November 11, 2017 7:28am CST
On Friday we met with two friends and took part in a ‘corporate bowls’ tournament. This is lawn bowls and the competition will take place over four Fridays. Most of the twenty teams don’t play bowls regularly so it’s meant to be a bit of fun. I guess the bowls club hopes they’ll get a few new members out of it. It was a warm evening and it was very pleasant being out with a group of friends. We were up against a foursome who had played bowls before and we were getting soundly beaten when we had a stroke of luck. We were bowling two bowls each and whoever got nearest the kitty (a small white ball) gained a point for their team. If your team had two bowls closer then you gained two points. We’d all bowl to the opposite end then gather at that end and all bowl back towards the clubhouse. So just when we thought we were going to do really badly, suddenly our eight bowls were all closer to the kitty than the opposing team’s eight, In that one round we picked up eight points which doesn’t happen very often. It was just a stroke of luck but we felt very pleased with ourselves. We still didn’t win but we didn’t look the abject failures that we had up until that point. Hopefully next week we will do better.
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I am hoping too that you could beat them. You need to practice. I remember for the first Iried to play. I had never ever hit the pin balls. All my attempts went to naught, to canal. I never ever play bowling in my life from that time forth.