Friendly match against Crondall

The away match against Crondall started well with a splendid lunch at The Phoenix in Hartley Wintney. Alan and Geoff really entered into the spirit of the event. Despite some of us being ready for a little sleep after lunch, we proceeded to Crondall, arriving a bit late, where Colin Jones, our only other team member was waiting and relieved to see us.

We played four triples in quite variable weather, with waterproofs being donned and discarded throughout the match. The green was wet and played rather heavy compared with our green. The match was very tight, with three of the rinks being within 3 shots at the end. Colin Cripps (with Alan and Jan) won by 14-13, our only winning rink. Jod (with Geoff and Doreen lost 14-16, and Ken (with June and Colin Jones) lost 11-14. Phil (with Sue and Peter Brunnen) lost by 7-18, making the total 46-61.

We had a lovely tea and a pretty ride home through the countryside - another good afternoon.