Clarence Davy Semi Final: Sunday 27th August at Henleaze BC v Olveston

Lost 54 : 87 conceded at 19 ends 

They were just too good for us!

No shame in losing to one of Bristol’s top teams, I would have liked it to have been closer, but you can’t win them all

Without the best of starts we were only 18 down at 12 ends, so a lot of the game still to go, unfortunately we just couldn’t turn the tide in our favour.

On Jim’s rink with Will, Pete Jones and Andy it was a complete reversal of yesterday’s game going 17 nil down, trying to stage a comeback we finished 9-25.  

Editors Note: We were simply out bowled by a better unit on the day……..and it is always a challenge/pleasure to battle with a great lead like Joe Hardwick. 😉

On RKJ’s rink with Mike, Ian and Vince, kept it close to be only 5 behind at 11 ends, but slipped behind to end 12-25.

On Calvin’s rink with Kev, Dave and Gerry it was tight all the way through to run out 19-23. 

On Josh’s rink with Larry, Jake and Phil we were in front all the way, but just pegged back at the end to be a 14 all draw.

It was gratifying that even though things weren’t going our way, at no point did any of our team complain about the green, lines, pace, luck, other teammates, etc, we just got on with trying to bowl the best we could, which is how it should be.

Nobody likes losing but it’s good to be getting to later rounds of these comps, keeps our interest right up to the end of the season and with many of our members involved in up-coming Gloucestershire, City & County and North East finals we are keeping Redland’s name in the picture and we will hopefully seal a successful season.

Many thanks to Henleaze bowls club for hosting this game and providing welcome refreshments. Also thanks to Jim Gregory for turning up as a reserve and Mike Roth/Keith Williams for being on reserve standby. Finally thanks to Wendy and Liz for their support.

P.S. Don’t forget that it is Club Finals Day on Sunday – even if you are not involved in one of the games please do try and come and support the finalists on the day and watch some good bowling. A full itinerary will be published this week.