Bar bowlers' sunny delight
PUBLISHED: 19:02 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:17 26 October 2009
PORTUGAL and Spain were the tour destinations of more than 45 members and friends of Potters Bar Bowls Club. Thirty-two bowlers and 13 guests made the trip and they certainly enjoyed their time in the sunshine as they won three of their four matches. Pott
PORTUGAL and Spain were the tour destinations of more than 45 members and friends of Potters Bar Bowls Club.
Thirty-two bowlers and 13 guests made the trip and they certainly enjoyed their time in the sunshine as they won three of their four matches.
Potters Bar's bowlers lost their opening match in Portugal.
They lost by 161 shots to 140 and by five rinks to three at Vilamoura Bowls Club.
Match two against Tavira BC started the winning run for the Hertfordshire team.
The tourists triumphed 165-123 on shots and by six rinks to two with the top rink going to the four of Brian Hamshere, George Edwards, Sue Burfoot and skip Roy Tansey 27-6.
After a trip across the border into neighbouring Spain, the third match of the tour saw the party face Isla Canela.
Potters Bar recorded an excellent win 193-124 and by seven rinks to one.
For the visitors, the top rink went to Hazel Thurgood, Ray Houghton, Ron Golden and skip Barry Bowman by 33-9.
The best result was left for the last match against Santo Antonio BC and a win by 175 shots to 146 shots after winning on five of the rinks.
This was only Santo Antonio's second loss to a touring side in three years.
The top rink was claimed by Christine Edwards, George Edwards, Brian Burfoot and skip Barry Bowman.
Awards were given to the best performances across the four matches.
Roy Tansey was recognised for the men, as was top lady Christine Edwards.
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