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
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.