So..what happened this evening against The Catherine Wheel?Well….. as promised the food was good….lovely curry, with all the trimmings.
The match was actually quite a struggle for us …they had some very good players so gaining points was a hard task, with a lot of measuring work for Kevin to decide on the close calls too.
Both teams won one doubles game each so we were even at half time. Then Kevin, Jane and Bea struggled to get going in the triples and Stewart started to lag behind in the singles. But, with Stewart pulling off one of his amazing comebacks to win his singles game, in the end it was a draw!
That means the final table for Division 4 looks like this:
We did it….we’re top of the table!
I must admit to a tiny bit of discrete eye leakage when I glanced over to see Stewart’s peg at 13 on the scoreboard. If anyone deserved to win the game that made the difference between us coming 2nd or 1st, it has to be Stewart. He has played consistently well throughout the season and was a major contributor to the point difference that has secured our promotion.
However, there is no ‘I’ in team and everyone has played their part in helping us do well:
the people that turned out to play for us, especially those that rescued us from being a player short
the social players that help the league players practice their skills during social play
those that simply read my drivel and kindly send words of encouragement
The Fox & Badger for making our after match meals the talk of the division
Well done to all at Wellow Boules….quite frankly, an ‘Ab Fab’ group of people….. you all made this happen.
Now, who’s up for that celebration picnic at 2:30pm on Sunday 17th July? See this link for details: Picnic
A great start to the season with Wellow Boules having an excellent result, against an experienced team.
Result: A win
Game Points: Wellow – 44
A/Pallies – 26 Point difference 18
Match Points: Wellow – 3
A/Pallies – 1
Well done team and thanks for turning out
on what must have been quite a wet and unpleasant night on the hill at
9 May 2019 – Home against – Allez Pallies
Well done Team, for another good
result against the Allez Pallies.
Everyone played really well….and the Fox & Badger pub did us proud with the food.
Result: A draw – 2 game points each
Point scores – Wellow 44 – Allez P’s
Giving us a 13 points advantage –
meaning we won technically on points scored.
Our Players this week were:
Doubles: Peter &
Stewart and Mia & Shaun
Triples: Kevin, Peter
and Shirley G
Singles: Stewart – 13 /
1….an amazing result, well played that man!
This was Mia’s first league team
appearance and our young, cool headed ‘secret weapon’ won 5 of the points in
her doubles game. A very good start indeed.
At home again next week ….against
Northey Newbies, oh err?!
16 May 2019 – Home against – Northey Newbies
It was another good result against
the Northey Newbies.
They have some very good players in
their team so I feel our team all gave them a run for their points.
The result: A draw – 2 game points
Point scores – Wellow 45 – Northey Newbies 33
Giving us an 8 points advantage –
meaning technically, we won on points scored.
Our Players this week were:
Peter & Stewart – won 13/0
Pat & Kevin – won 13/7
Peter and Pat
Both the above games were hard fought,
with close results, but the win for each unfortunately went to our opponents.
23 May 2019 – Home against – COB Poets
Well done Wellow Boules. A fantastic result against the top team.
However, Wellow 45 points, Poets 30, making it a technical win
against the top of the division 4 team and breaking their current run of wins!
bursting with pride for our bunch of players; especially as we were short of
people this week.
thank you to Mike and Christina who came to our aid. Christina was playing in
her first ever league match for us and scored some useful points.
It’s good to have Jane back from her travels, Kevin admits to being ‘quite pleased’ with some of his shooting, which, knowing his liking for modesty, means it was very good. And, I understand Stewart did an excellent job in the singles again.
& Badger pub produced a gluten free, non red meat meal as one of the Poets
players had food needs….Everyone was very complementary about the supper.
Bea….currently a sun bed dweller!
30 May 2019 –Away against – COB Poets
Well….what can I say?!
Result: A draw
Kevin & Bea – 10:13
Stewart & Jane – 13:7
Kevin, Jane & Bea – 10:13
Stewart – 13:10
Points: Wellow 46 – Poets 43
So….another draw,! But, again a technical win to Wellow on points achieved.
This was a very enjoyable, fair,
friendly match. Both teams played with cheerful determination; every point
gained was hard won.
~ Jane & Stewart won their doubles convincingly: 13 – 7
~ Kevin and Bea came close to winning
~ Stewart kept a cool head in his
singles. The points were tit for tat throughout, but he managed to push on to
gain a win.
~ The triples game was a slow affair
with the points creeping along one by one; the win finally going to Poets.
We had a great afternoon of friendly rivalry ‘on the piste’ this New Year’s Day 2019. There was a good turn out of players and even a smattering of spectators to be seen huddling around the outdoor heater.
it was cold, but the rain held off so we downed a cup of warming mulled wine and set to playing boules. Mike did an excellent job on the BBQ, helping to keep us all well fed as we went along. Then there was soup and yet more mulled wine to warm us up in the pavilion at half-time.
After our social break, it was back to the job of playing the finals and with much determination (and quite a bit of hand signalling) Shoscombe pulled ahead .
THE FINAL RESULT – with the assistance of Wellow Boules very own ‘Dead-eyed Debbie’ out on loan to them, Shoscombe won the knockout tournament and a team from Wellow were well deserving runners-up.
Thank you to all that turned up, played, watched and made it a fun and friendly event. And, above that….for all your generosity in helping us to raise a £120 donation for the Wellow Children’s Play Park Appeal.