Alloa Friendly

Three rinks made the journey to Alloa in the long established game going back to the late 70s early 80s. A train journey to Stirling and another to our destination. Arriving  after a brisk walk to the Green we were met by our hosts for the day( the car travellers Gary Largue rink of Allan Mitchell, Ronnie Scott, Jimmy Martin) got of to a good start leading 7-2 after five ends but after ten ends they’re pulled back to 7-9 end fifteen saw them getting a 16-10 lead and the finishing line they got a 16-12 win. Next rink saw the rink of Dave Smith , Willie Robb, Craig Snodgrass( Biscuit thief )  and John Urquhart. they were having a close game after five ends 6-4 end ten saw the lead go to 9-7 and the finishing line getting a 15-14 win .President Grant had Callum Anderson, Kenny Lawrence, and Roy Campbell and were up against it form the start after five ends they were 6-3 down end ten saw them keep it to three shots 10-7 and after seventeenth end they were 19-9. Repairing to the Clubhouse. The Alloa Ladies presented us with a very enjoyable meal and we enjoyed the excellent company of our hosts. At a time when Friendlies seem to have lost their appeal for many this was an excellent reminder of what bowls is about, sport, friendship and enjoyment. As the saying goes ” what goes on tour stays on tour” so if Ronnie Scott’s new nickname or who the phantom biscuit muncher is you might be struggling for a response. Suffice to say Ronnie could easily now star in any western of his choice as the baddest gun slinger in town and don’t leave your Jaffa cakes unguarded when one guy is around. final score 45- 40 to Alloa but like all friendly games it not the score that counts it is the taking part.