PREMIER 20 SUCCESS FOR EL CID!
Today El Cid took on Jávea Green/Calpe BC. 10 players at home and 10 away. In the home match it was 6/2 to El Cid. Chris Salter winning the singles 21/16. Dave Forret and Jimmy Paveling 19/16 win in the Pairs( by all accounts with Jimmy playing an almost impossible shot to save the game!)and a fantastic 33/11 win for Jean McLaughlin, Clive Scott and Jill Glastonbury in the Trips. So close in the rinks with the visitors taking the result by 1 shot.
In the away games at Calpe BC it was a 21/4 win for Paul Trunchion in the singles and in the rinks a 21/15 win for Pat Wardrop,Peter Morgan,Graham Marshall and Jack Wardrop. This after a bit of a scare going 14/10 down after 12 ends. Unlucky in the Pairs losing by 1 and a 35/11 loss in the Trips. So a 4/4 draw away and overall 10/6 result to El Cid.
A pleasant surprise for the away team. A superb 3 course meal afterwards for just €11! All the more amazing as the bar restaurant at Calpe is normally closed on Mondays. Many thanks to Joe and his team and all at the bar restaurant for their friendly welcome and hospitality.
Now we await our 2nd round opponents, either BBC or Country Bowls!
Pre season friendly v Bonalba BC.
Today El Cid travelled to Bonalba for a friendly match. Firstly ,wow, what a transformation in their bar / eating area. Looks fantastic and bright and spacious.As always a friendly welcome, great food and of course CAKES!!
As for the bowls 2 wins each but El Cid taking the cup on overall shots by 73/67! However Bonalba elected to keep the cup for safe keeping as El Cid had managed to lose it for a few years! Win of the day was 26/15 to Jean McLaughlin, Ian Blight and Chris Salter. Also 22/13 win for Tony Bishop, Peter Morgan and Paul Trunchion. The losses 20/12 and 19/13. However on one of the losing rinks Club President and Captain for the day John Feek pointed out they came back from 20/6 down picking up 6 shots in the last 5 ends! So important with just 6 shots between the teams at the finish.