Horsham Bowling Club played host to Sussex Masonic last Thursday. This was the first competitive match for both Clubs since the Summer of 2019. With the weather doing its best to put a dampener on the proceedings, play continued through rain, hail, cold winds and even the odd snow flake. Despite the trying conditions, the match was played in a very good spirit with Horsham taking the honours 80 - 42. The top rink of the afternoon went to skip Paul Davies, supported by Malcolm Curtis and Derek Thompson with a score of 27-12. Congratulations to Derek as this was his first match in Club colours. A special thanks must go to greenkeeper Stuart King and his team for their hard work preparing the green during a difficult spring, for what we hope will be a busy season.
Then on Saturday, Horsham travelled over to Popes Mead, playing four triple games, but after discussion, was played on their artificial/AstroTurf green. For Horsham this proved difficult to play on, being very unfamiliar, resulting in a hard game with a loss away of 32-77.
Sunday was pleasantly warmer, welcoming visitors from Southwater, reduced to a match of three mixed rinks. At tea & biscuits at halfway, Horsham showed a lead of six, leading 29-23. As is often the case, it all changed in the second half, with Southwater seeming to enjoy the green, finally running out winners 49-56. A pleasant afternoon, albeit in restricted Covid conditions.
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