Branksome Park v Cotswold Strollers - 15th September 2021
Report by Ian Veitch, Friendlies Co-coordinator
It was a glorious sunny day, the green looked amazing even after all the wear and tear of the season (thank you Tony & Geoff). Both teams arrived promptly, greeted by captain of the day David Collishaw (thank you David). Also waiting to greet our visitors were of course the three and only Tony Milton, Babs & Geoff Shand, the tea, coffee and cold drinks were bought and drunk during the whole afternoon. Big thanks to all three.
The game started, one on first two ends and 21 ends to be played. There was a good spirited start with plenty of good banter. Tea was taken on the green at 10 ends and the scores were fairly close with Branksome 46-32 in the lead, all to play for in second half. As the game progressed my eyes were drawn to one rink in particular, Janet King, Colin Taylor. Deric Pritchard and skip Chris Hollier and rightly so as they ended up winning 32-7 well done. The game ended with Branksome winners by 93 shots to 78. A very enjoyable afternoon finishing up with a well earned drink with our visitors and a raffle (thanks Cliff & Jackie) which made £38 and Babs tells me the bar takings were over £100. Thank you to all the Branksome members who played.