Two dozen players and a dozen supporters from Brentwood Bowlng Club travelled by coach to Henley on Saturday 15th August for a friendly.
Brentwood first visited the riverside bowling club in the picturesque Oxfordshire town two years ago so for many, there was not only a superb afternoon of bowling in store but also an opportunity to renew friendships.
The visitors arrived around 11am, giving plenty of time for sightseeing, for some a river cruise or maybe shopping and lunch.
Bowling got underway at 2.30pm with six rinks in play and although both teams won on three apiece, Brentwood won the day on shots with the final score 119 – 90.
At the after-match meal, host captain Andy Scott formally welcomed the visitors and revealed that Brentwood’s Geoff Byatt had been given a new name … Wicker!
Brentwood men’s captain Richard Rose congratulated the hosts for their warm welcome and excellent hospitaity and he thanked Brentwood ladies’ captain Margaret Rayment for organising the outing.
Richard also presented prizes to players on his top rink: Marina Thorne, Pam Robinson, Byron Davies and Ron Lofts.
Other teams were: Les Powell, Brenda Watson, Derek Robinson, Marje Shute; Ken Collins, Brian Martin, Pam Baker, Kate Davies; Kath Jolly, Joan Stevenson, Geoff Byatt, Richard Rose; Patrick Miller, Rose Collins, Ann Powell, Margaret Rayment / Ron Jolly; Daphne Gilbert, Marion Lofts, Trevor Pedley, Fred Wasmuth.
Margaret Rayment sold raffle tickets on the outward journey and the draw was made on the trip home, with a selection of prizes including wine, chocolates and cosmetic items.