Players and supporters were all happy to retreat to the warmth of the Sport Pavilion for mulled wine, soup and cakes….and to watch Team Shoscombe accept the NYD 2019 winners trophy.
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 warm to us up in the pavilion at half-time.
After our sort social break we returned to the piste for THE FINAL and, with Wellow Boules very own ‘Dead-eyed Debbie’ out on loan to them, Shoscombe won the knockout tournament,
Thank you to all that turn 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.
Looking forward to seeing you all – Bonne Annee!
Wellow Boules are pleased to be supporting the annual Village Flower & Country Show. and are looking forward to being ‘on the piste’ at the event.
We will be playing a match against local village teams and there will be an egg-off too! (see post below)
All are welcome to join in the fun between games. When you can have a go at shooting boules to try and break an egg.
Who will be first to win a bottle of wine?
My bets are on……..one of this lot…….
Will anyone in the Wellow Team win that bottle of wine?
5th on the table!……Not a bad result for our first year in the league:
This week we visited The Tollgate Inn at Holt to play their 4×4’s team; a very apt name as they have three ex-farmers and two of their wives playing for them!
Both teams were evenly matched and all the games went to high points.
Their piste is similar to ours and apparently they have the same issues with it that we have with ours?
Wellow Boules won the match: 3 -1 and achieved 51 game points.
The 4×4’s won 45 points, so it was not an easy win.
This is a good result against a side that has been playing several years longer than us.
Jane and Bea’s doubles match went on
forever and ever.…. It was finally won by them after both the other doubles and the single game had been played!!
Kevin played so well again and only just missed winning the singles. It went 12:12. Then the 4×4’s sneaked in to win by taking the last point.
It is a pleasure to play 4×4’s and we enjoyed a lovely social chat over the after match sandwiches; served with what we all agreed were very yummy
Here’s how the table stands:
Doing well, so far!
Next week we play Compton…..top of the table and haven’t lost a game this year…..Oh err?!!!
Allez Wellow, so proud to be part of this team 🙂
When we entered the Thursday League we really had no idea how we would do. To be honest we expected to struggle against the much more established and experienced local teams.
However, we have not done too bad so f
At least we are not bottom of the table!
In fact we have won 2 matches. Jane and Kevin even pulled off a six point end in their winning doubles last week.
Here are a few photos of what turned out to be a glorious, sunny day with a large turnout of people.
Everyone enjoyed a well stocked picnic table; courtesy of all the lovely people that brought food along, for all to share.
Some great boules playing meant that Wellow Fellows were neck and neck drawn with Limpley Folk all afternoon.
The battle was bravely fought to the very last game.
Then Limpley snatched the win and the much coveted and newly refurbished ‘Golden Gauntlet’……….