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ABBOTS LANGLEY BOWLS CLUB


County Championship 4’s versus Royston Castle Bowls Club.


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fter the trials and tribulations associated with the south of England having a declared


drought only for the rain to fall consistently and unfailingly ever since, the outdoor season has started very slowly at Abbots Langley Bowls Club. Our traditional season opener at Kings


Langley had to be postponed due to the Kings Langley green being waterlogged. The same fate befell the opening game in the veteran‘s season, with the Abbots Langley red pool nominally playing at home against the Abbots Langley blue pool. On this occasion the Abbots Langley Green


proved to be waterlogged. However, the three friendly matches that followed, which took us to Chesham and Harperbury with a home game against Rowley Lane in between, were all played though under exacting conditions. Wet underfoot, grey skies and the ever present rain plus a dip in the temperature– what had happened to Summer?


The initial games had to be played with mats


laid to protect the bowling surface with the grass sufficiently wet to raise divots if the woods were anything other than properly delivered but over the weekend May 12 and 13 the sun finally appeared and the games played against North Watford in the Watford and District League and against Royston Castle Bowls Club in the County Championship 4‘s were what outdoor bowling is all about. Old friends combined with friendly rivalry resulting in two very close matches. The match against Royston was followed in the same afternoon by our open day with the chance to experience flat green bowling. The first round of the club‘s internal


competitions is now underway. Many thanks to Peter Lewin for the very professional way he has completed the matrixes associated with these competitions, a continuation of the work which he has done to make our website www.abbotslangleybowlsclub.com such a success.


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