BOWLS: Festive fun at Thornfield gala

Winners Sue & Bob Henderson, Lesley Hartopp and Jan Mitchell

Winners Sue & Bob Henderson, Lesley Hartopp and Jan Mitchell

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Fundraiser for Myton Hospice

Rugby Thornfield’s charity gala season rolled into December and the festive spirit took hold as 12 teams lined up to raise funds for Myton Hospice, writes Alan Jackson.

Two teams led the way after the first round of games, Nappies and Wallies. A point behind them in joint third were Yellow Snowballs, X Rail and Niceicles.

Heading into the half-time entertainment Yellow Snowballs, Wallies and Niceicles were tied in top spot with Rail Rascals a point back in fourth. Fifth place was shared by Speckled Hen and Nappies.

During the half-time break the players and spectators were treated to some singing and dancing by a group of local youngsters. They later went around

with a bucket to collect donations for the charity, the team consisted of Evelyn Wheeler, Hannah Smyth, Jenny Chater, Neave Hamlin and Paige Davis.

With the entertainment over the bowls restarted and again there was a tie for first, Rail Rascals and Niceicles. Pic n Mix were third with Yellow Snowballs and X Rails completing the top five in joint fifth.

The end arrived and one team had taken itself to the top of the tree: Jan Mitchell, Sue Henderson, Lesley Hartopp and Bob Henderson aka Niceicles finished with 26 points. Second place on 21 points were Yellow Snowballs. X Rail and Rail Rascals were joint third on 20 points, while joint fifth on 18 points were Wallies, Bill’s Lot and Pic n Mix.