DBE vs Gedling IBC Report
For the first time since DBE had set Gedling IBC as their Headquarters the two groups held a bowls challenge against each other.
DBE were represented by Bob Love (Captain for the day), Rhys Taylor, Keith Haggerwood, John Rogers, Tim Swann, Maggy Smith, Colin Wagstaff, Jeff Crowe, Juli Crowe, Neil Smith, Pip Smith, Ray Smith, Colin Milner, Harry Atkin and Alice Atkin.
The match started cautiously with players from each side working hard to find their line and length in a very warm atmosphere. By the refreshments break after nine ends Gedling were ahead 49-42. Rejuvenated with tea/coffee, biscuits and cakes DBE start to claw their way back and after sixteen ends they lead 86-80. Gedling had not given up fighting right up to the eighteenth and last with the matc ending 98-95 in v=favour of DBE.
Wellplayed everyone and many thanks to Gedling for their hospitality.