BOWLS: Comic Relief gala at Thornfield

Winners Speckled Hen - Colin Hall, Bill Brown and Keith Oakes
Winners Speckled Hen - Colin Hall, Bill Brown and Keith Oakes

By Alan Jackson

This year Comic Relief weekend and Mothers’ Day clashed, so only ten sides took to the carpet in Rugby Thornfield’s Gala in aid of Comic Relief and some of those teams played as triples rather than full rinks.

Tip & Run held a one-point lead over Alfie & the E Numbers and Bowling Funny in joint second. Speckled Hen and Red Nose Rejects completed the top five. After two rounds were completed Tip & Run still held onto top spot, Alfie & the E Numbers were second, Speckled Hen were third and The Misfits fourth. In joint fifth were Four Minus One and Bowling Funny.

Speckled Hen jumped into the lead after the half-time break. Tip & Run and Alfie & the E Number were joint second, Misfits held fourth spot and Bowling Funny completed the top five. With the final games completed Speckled Hen (Keith Oakes, Bill Brown and Colin Hall) held on to first place with 24 points. 21 points secured second place for Tip & Run, one point clear of Bowling Funny in third, who in turn were a point ahead of fourth place Alfie & the E Numbers. The Misfits completed the top five with 17 points.

The remaining teams were Four Minus One (15 pts), Red Nose Rejects (14 pts), Wasps (13), Red Arrers (8) and The Good Lads last with 6 points.

The next gala is Saturday, March 28 in aid of Arthritis Care, starting at 2.30pm. Between noon and 2pm on the same day Thornfield will be running another ‘Bowl 4 Free’ session for anyone wishing to have a no obligations go at bowling.