BROMLEY V DULWICH 4TH SEPTEMBER 2023
Today under blazing sunshine Bromley played a friendly GC match against Dulwich. Our opponents could only muster 4 players and so Valerie had to find two more Bromley players to make up their 6-person team - stepping up to the plate were Alan and Alistair at the last minute.
Lunch saw us ahead by three games to two. However, a late comeback by Dulwich saw them draw level with one game to play.
At 4 games each the result of the match rested on Michael and Wendy in the last doubles. At 0-4 hoops down things looked bleak, but a series of great shots levelled the score at 6-6. In an exciting finish, Michael secured the golden hoop to clinch the match for the home team.
As always, the games were played in great spirit with a very friendly visiting team.
Many thanks to Valerie for both sorting out the teams (both sides!) and providing a sumptuous lunch which concluded with a gorgeous sherry trifle. Thanks also to Wendy who made a lovely coffee and walnut gateau and jam tarts.
Thanks to Alan and Alistair for supporting Dulwich and playing most competitive games for the opponents; no quarter given to Bromley.
Team Bromley: Wendy, Claudine, Astrid, Ruth, Michael & Tony
RESULT BROMLEY 5 DULWICH 4
BROMLEY V SYDENHAM 28TH AUGUST 2023
Today Bank Holiday Monday Bromley played against Sydenham.
Unfortunately, we were trounced by them today 8 games out of 9. However, we kept our spirits up and played our best.
Luckily no showers descended on us and we had some bursts of sunshine.
Michael and Caroline were the only pair to win their game. Caroline in other games played two super shots into the hoop from a distance.
It was great to see Martin after his spell in hospital, he came to watch the games and cheer us on, what a great effort on his behalf.
Valerie prepared a beautiful lunch and dessert as usual not forgetting the amazing cake with blueberries on top really delicious.
Many thanks to all who played today and when we play Sydenham again I'm sure it will be our turn to beat them.
CHEAM V BROMLEY 25TH AUGUST 2023
Today we played our final Association S-League match against Cheam. The lawn at Cheam is an ex-bowls lawn and as such has the finest playing surface offered at any of the clubs we have played so far in our league matches. The day was mainly sunny and warm and ideal for our last game.
The match consisted of just four games for our three-man team - a single and a doubles in the morning, and the same in the afternoon. Total playing time up to six and a half hours. We were up against players of lower handicaps and so were able to claim a few bisques in each match.
Well, we won the match 4-0. Games were closely fought and played in great spirit, but there was no doubt which team had the edge.
So in summary, our results were:-
Vs Hampstead Heath - Lost 1-3
Vs Reigate Priory - Drew 2-2
Vs Merton Won 4-0
Vs Cheam Won 4-0
Lunch was generously provided, including a superb cheesecake.
The team today was David Clemenson, Adam Newbould, and Tony Besgrove