Friendship on the bowling green
WHILE there have been some cancellations of Keynsham Bowling Club fixtures against other clubs, the green in Keynsham Park has been getting increased usage as a result of internal competitions and cup games.
The first Sunday competition was a two wood triples for the Ray Percival Cup which was won by Maureen Cavill, David Hockney and Roy Wilton who narrowly beat Mary Millard, Martin Barrett and Dave Bendall. Both teams finished with 42 points, tied at +7 on shots with the winners decided by the head to head match scoring 9 shots to 8.
The club also played host to a team from South Oxford who stopped off on their way home from Devon. In a 6 rink mixed match Keynsham won 4 rinks, South Oxford 1 with the other tied, the shots totalling 111-88 in Keynsham’s favour. Both teams gathered for a photograph and it was agreed the result came somewhat secondary to a lovely social afternoon.
Towards the end of the month the Captain’s Charity BBQ was held when members were entertained by a young lady called Lizz Lipscombe playing her electric violin. With her repertoire covering everything from classic to pop she moved among the audience seated both inside and outside, truly living up to her name as a Wandering Minstrel. Combining the profit from the BBQ with proceeds from a raffle, plus an auction for a bottle of whiskey, over £500.00 was raised for Parkinson’s UK.