Our team in the North West Federation Weekend Handicap League got the season off to a winning start against Fylde on Sunday. Particular mention should be made of Andrew Whittaker’s fine two-win debut. The Bowdon Team was:
In the morning session Bowdon took a 2 – 1 lead. Dave Holland (7) and Ros Pimlott (16) beating Alan Morton (12) and Philip Snowden (14) 23 – 11 in the doubles. John Lucas (3) lost to Betty Bates (16) 26 – 14, and Andrew Whittaker (16) beat Andrew Webb (4.5) 26 -7.
Bowdon also won the afternoon session 3 – 1. Dave beat Alan 26 – 11. Ros lost to Philip 23 -15. Andrew beat Betty 26 – 14. In a nail-biting finish John beat Andrew 21 – 20, after Andrew hit in on his last turn, and managed to run one hoop of his two hoop deficit before referee Colin Irwin judged that his attempted roquet only moved the target ball because it hit the hoop upright which the target ball was touching.