Wilton Bridge Friendly

Monkstone PC today ventured into England to play the second leg of a friendly competition between our club and Wilton Bridge PC, Ross-on-Wye, Monkstone having won the first encounter 5 games to 2. The setting for the encounter was picture perfect as Wilton Bridge is situated in a leafy quarter of this pretty Herefordshire market town.

Round 1 consisted of four games of Triples on pistes that were flat and thinly gravelled. At the end,  honours were even at 2-2, although Monkstone had a points advantage of 45-38.
After a tasty lunch provided by our hosts, we played a round of six Doubles and it was clear that Wilton Bridge were up for the fight. With just one game to finish, the scores were 3-2 to Monkstone, but our last pair, Roger and
Roger & Vickie dig in on the penultimate end of the crucial final game
Vickie, were 12-11 down with Wilton Bridge on the verge of  win and an honourable 5-5 draw on the cards. Wilton Bridge failed to take their chance and Vickie was able to point in for 2 to secure the match 6-4 (115-89).
After the match Monkstone captain, Roger, presented Wilton Bridge captain, Phil Lear, with a Monkstone PC pennant.
A fantastic day of boules, with (believe it or not) the sun actually shining for once! More importantly our two clubs have agreed to make our friendly an annual event as is our annual match with Royal Wootton Bassett PC which comes up next month.
The Monkstone team was Ash, Bernard, Beryl, Frances, Ian Campbell, Ian McC, Keith Thomas, Peter Donovan, Phil Roberts, Robin, Roger and Vickie.
Both teams gather for a group photo

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