Frys Bowls Club celebrates a season to remember

November 03 2017

THE final game of the Bristol and District League season saw Frys host Avonvale. It was the visitors who held the upper hand for most of the night.

THE final game of the Bristol and District League season saw Frys host Avonvale. It was the visitors who held the upper hand for most of the night. Frys were unable to get much going with only rink 1 able to salvage a final point by earning a draw from the 38-52 loss. Frys finished 5th in the final standings on 92 points with Weston Bath winning the division and Long Ashton earning the second promotion place. Scores: Rink 1: 18-18; Rink 2: 8-15; Rink 3: 12-19; Frys 38-52 Avonvale (1-9).  

Season Record: Played: 18; Won: 9; Lost: 9; Shots for: 852; Shots against: 833: Shots difference: 19; Points: 92.

Frys Bowling Club brought their centenary season to an end with the annual Presentation Dinner where the season's trophies were handed out. The pairs final was not able to be played this year and will be completed in 2018. The finalists for the pairs are Bill Gregory and Pete Rumble playing Jonathan Day and Derek McCaig.

 The Triples Day in July was another successful event,  with Christopher Day, Mick Funnell and Mary Buck coming runners up with Jonathan Day, Geoff Kershaw and Pete Rumble winning the Triples competition. The novices saw a final between Malcolm Hanks and Don Gourd, in which it was Don Gourd winning his first singles title. The Len Hardwell Memorial Two Wood once again saw Jonathan Day in the final, but it was Nick Grenfell who took the Two Wood title. A few days later Nick Grenfell and Jonathan Day met in the handicap final. A stunning performance from Jonathan Day saw him take home another handicap title. 

The Championship final was played between Stephen Day and Jonathan Day. The game was played through a prelude to the September storm. As the game went into the darkness, despite a late comeback it was Jonathan Day taking home another championship. 

The presentation marked the end of a special season for Frys, the highlight of the season being a successful match against the Somerset Bowls Executive to mark the centenary season -  a day that will live long in the memory of those who took part.

 

Stephen Day