ALEX MARSHALL MBE AT PEDRAS 

 

On a glorious Sunday morning in early February David Reilly succeeded in something that he had been attempting to arrange for some while; he brought Alex Marshall, one of the very best bowlers in the world, to Pedras.  Alex has a string of World, Commonwealth Games and other titles to his credit and has also been honoured by the Queen for his services to the sport.

 

Alex played a pairs match, partnering Peter Harris against David Reilly and Brian Holt.  Peter offered his thoughts on the experience:

 

What a charming and friendly guy Alex was, I played with him against David & Brian and after 7 ends we were 1-9 down, but we came back strongly to win 16-10.
 
Afterwards Alex had a chat with several of the members and answered many questions about his career in the game, plus the championships at Potters and his association with his pairs partner Paul Foster. He then demonstrated his versaylity by singing a duet with Bernie Byrne.
 
The photograph below show Alex with with his playing companions.  Other pictures may be found in the Pedras Gallery.
 

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.