In the first game led by their new captain - Ron, 12 players from Francis Drake (outdoor) Bowls Club put up a good fight against local indoor bowls Club - Cyphers. The scores were in the Drake's favour before the tea break - perhaps there was something in the tea or perhaps the doughnuts slowed them down. All in all 1,296 bowls were delivered during the friendly but competitive afternoon game and it all came down to the very last bowl of the afternoon with the overall final result in Cyphers favour by one shot! Special thanks went to Maria the Francis Drake 'rookie' bowler who stepped in at short notice, when someone had to drop out, to play really well in her first ever official bowls match! All agreed it was a superb way to spend a cold, damp winters afternoon.
There are 2 more indoor matches pending - both against Lewisham Indoor Bowls Club at 3pm - on Saturday February 15th and Sunday 23rd march. Then its all eyes to the new Outdoor season which starts at the end of April - Watch this space!