PEDRAS RETAIN THE CUP

 

The second leg of our annual match against our neighbours Tavira County LBC took place on Wednesday 24th July.  Although we were carrying a nine point deficit from the first leg, we managed to turn the tables on Tavira County on their green and won by twenty-four points giving us an overall fifteen shot advantage.

 

It was a great morning's bowling followed by an excellent lunch.  Congratulations to Joe Scott and his many helpers for making us feel so welcome and putting on such a good spread.

 

Roll on the rematch in 2020.

 

IAN COMPLETES HIS MARATHON WALK

 

The Skegness Standard reports:

 

Almost nine months after he set off from Skegness to walk the coastline of Great Britain for charity, Nottingham’s Ian West returned to the resort, completing his epic journey.

Ian, 64, took on the challenge in aid of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

 

He set off on October 24, planning to cover 7,000 miles. However, due to many places being unsafe to walk and access, the total was closer to (a still impressive) 4,000 miles.

The effort has to date raised more than £5,000, but money is still coming in via Ian’s JustGiving page (find in at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/banjo7k).
 

Welcoming him back to Skegness last weekend was The Mayor of Skegness, Coun Mark Dannatt, the resort’s mascot, the Jolly Fisherman, and members of the Skegness branch of the Guide Dogs charity.

LENNY MATTHEWS MEMORIAL TROPHY

 

On Monday 24th June, twenty-four bowlers gathered at the Club to contest its annual four-wood singles competition for the Lenny Matthews Trophy.  All the early rounds consisted of nine-end games.  The morning matches saw half of the entrants eliminated and a further round, in the afternoon, reduced those left to four.

 

The next morning, two semi-finals were played with Jim Bateman beating Geoff Wright and Geoff Worrall winning against Lorna Bateman.

 

After lunch the final was played in the more traditional format with the first player to twenty-one points taking the title.  After a fluctuating game, Geoff Worrall beat Jim Bateman by twenty-three points to twelve over twenty ends.

 

At the presentation, Geoff Worrall explained, for those who did not already know, that the late Lenny Matthews had been the first member of the Club.  He had been a lovely man and Geoff was delighted to win the trophy which honoured him.

 

 

 

 

Geoff Worrall receives the trophy from Club Chairman and match marker Peter Harris.

 

More photographs can be found on the Pedras Gallery page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you're an experienced bowler or a first time enthusiast, a "local" or a visitor on holiday, you'll find a warm welcome at Pedras Lawn Bowls Club in Cabanas.

 

 

Come and join in our roll-ups on:

 

 

Sunday                9.45am

 

Tuesday              9.45am

 

Wednesday         1.15pm

 

Friday                  9.45am

 

 

Visitors and guests are most welcome but it is advisable to consult our diary page.