By Alan Jackson
The latest charity gala at Rugby Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club was in aid of Meningitis Now. Fourteen teams took to the carpet all trying to clinch top spot.
With the first round of games completed I Haven’t a Clue and The Inbetweeners were in joint first, one point clear of The Dav Chavs and The Newbies in joint third. Fifth place was shared between Just Trying, Rail Roaders and Sue’s Mob. Heading into the half-time break The Inbetweeners took a one point lead over The Dav Chavs and The Newbies, I Haven’t a Clue, Just Trying and Sue’s Mob in joint fourth completed the leading pack.
Three games down and The Newbies took top spot, two points ahead of second place The Inbetweeners. I Haven’t a Clue, and The Dav Chavs shared third place and in joint fifth were Rail Roaders and Sue’s Mob. With the last bowls delivered three teams were tied on 19 points, Just Trying and The Newbies were joined by Fanny’s Fabulous Flan Flingers who put on a very late surge.
There can be only one winner so it came down to total shots scored, with 23 shots Pat Quirke, Andrew Smith, Bruce Truman and Nigel Hewitson aka Fanny’s Fabulous Flan Flingers took the title, Just Trying were second with 20 shots and third went to The Newbies with 16 shots. Fourth place went to The Inbetweeners and in joint fifth were The Dav Chavs and The Young Chicks.
The next gala is on Sunday, March 20 at 2.30pm and will be raising money for Arthritis Care. Thornfield will be running its final Bowls4Free session between noon and 2pm on the same day.