Horsham Hotshots invited two teams to Pondtail Road from Norfolk, Littlehampton short mat club on Sunday, for a friendly match in the last contest of the season. Although this is a club played outdoors as well as on short mat, their members struggled to get the pace of the slick mats at Horsham.
After 3 ends mat 1 showed 10-0, mat 2 was 7-0. After 16 ends it was 31-13 and 20-10! Norfolk was getting the idea now as their skilled players showed, but Hotshots stayed strong to win 40-14 and 23-15.
While you could say that was a win 63-29, but all were agreed that bowls was the real winner, the game played in a super spirit. Captain of the day and skip on mat one Martin Gardner led his team of Anna Bishop, Sally Gardner and Malcolm Curtis to top rink, although on the other mat skip Marree Stanley took her team of Bob Devine, Guy Stanley and Paul Davies to a solid win.
The teams bid farewell, looking to meet soon out on the grass.
The mats come up shortly, once the three competition finals have taken place and spring turns into summer!
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