Christmas fun gala
Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club said farewell to 2013 with their Christmas Fun Gala in aid of the Under 25s Section. As a good advert for the help and support the section provides the English Indoors BA recently recalled Thornfield Under 25 Jamie-Lea Winch to their Ladies Junior and Senior Teams, for which she has thanked Thornfield for all their support.
The first round saw Nobody Likes Us make the perfect start gaining all nine points. Avon’s Calling were a point further back while Bear for Pres, Cov Parks, Keith & the Kids and Speckled Hen all had seven points. Heading into the midway break Bear for Pres took the lead with 15 points. Joint second on 14 points were Speckled Hen and Jamie & the Rejects. Keith & the Kids (13 points) and Greenacre Wrinkles (12 points) completed the leading pack.
A break for refreshments, a raffle and some homemade mince pies helped recharge the players as crunch time started. Keith & the Kids charged to the front on 20 points. Hoping they slipped up were Bear for Pres (19 points), Speckled Hen and Jamie & the Rejects (both on 18 points). Slightly further back Peaky Blinders had 17 points, No Idea and Cov Parks both had 16.
Keith & the Kids held their nerve to secure the Christmas title with 26 points.
Speckled Hen were second on 25 points. Jamie & the Rejects (24 points), No Idea (22 points) and Bear for Pres (21 points) made up the remainder of the top five.
Perhaps aptly on a day raising funds for the Under 25s Section the winning team consisted of three current Under 25s and one who can still remember being that young. The Under 25s section is open to both genders and it doesn’t matter if you’ve never bowled as coaching is provided and all sessions are played in a friendly supportive environment.