Brian's clubman accolade
12:01pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
AFTER a glorious summer, the 101st season of bowls at the Windsor Club ended with a special 'winner takes all' challenge match involving a team assembled by ladies' (Kay Dyer) and men's (Paul Gunter) captains and a team representing president Brian Rogers.
The fact that the captains' team was loaded with ladies of the highest class, such as Moyra Owen, Joan Collier and Margaret Butt, and the president was handicapped by the likes of Alf Holmes, John Skone and Eddie Thorne, the outcome was inevitable!
Earlier in the week, the men's captain led from the front as Windsor retained the Les Heap Trophy with victory over old friends and foes from local rivals Rectory Road. The winning triples were: M Matthews, J Price and K McLeod; D Davies, B Rogers and C Burton; A Meredith, F Coleman and P Gunter, and P Morrish, C Lewis and M Lloyd-Jones.
The evening concluded with a magnificent buffet of gigantic proportions arranged by the ladies of the club, and, overseen by secretary John Armstrong, captain Paul Gunter, president Brian Rogers and president-elect Alun Daniels, presentations to winners and runners-up in club competitions. To a roar of approval, Brian Rees was named 'clubman of the year' just to prove the committee is not always wrong. Congratulations Brian from bowlers across the Vale who appreciate his tremendous contribution to the game.
Players now move indoors at Sully and Rectory Road until they reassemble in April next year.
And, finally, to answer the many enquiries made to the club and its members. Despite the best efforts of the renowned 'Interpol Service,' there have been no sightings of Tony Holmes, leading them to believe he's somewhere on the job in Majorca!