Friendly - Dunmow v Braintree - July 2017
This match between two local teams, Dunmow B.C. and Braintree B.C. lived up to its "Friendly" title when the hosts greeted Braintree with generous cordiality befitting this fixture. The weather was kind, although very bright and there was a cooling breeze to help the players to perform to their best.
Both clubs played extremely well on the pristine greens and Braintree were able to mix some of their more experienced players with a few of their newer members to the game of competitive bowls. It is matches like this which enable the less experienced players to gain knowledge of the etiquette and improve their own ability as a bowler.
Over the four rinks of Triples, Braintree finally came out on top, with a victory score of 77 shots to Dunmow's 55 shots, winning three rinks and losing one.
Picture (Back Row): Left to Right - Nick Brown, Eddie Hawkins, Ian Rubens, Jan Kodz, George Carter, John Laidlaw (Capt.), Keith Rixon, Henry Edwards
Picture (Front Row): Left to Right - Olive Hawkins, Judith Kodz, Donna Fennelly, Freda Laidlaw
Eddie Hawkins - Press Officer Braintree Bowling Club