Friendly - Braintree v Clacton - August 2017
This annual friendly match against Clacton Indoor Bowling Club was once again a success for the home team, Braintree Bowling Club, as it gave the club a chance of revenge for their defeats at the hands of this very good Clacton club whenever Braintree play them indoors in the Winter.
Experience, whether playing indoors or outdoors, plays an important part in these matches, as the variants in both environments are so different. Braintree Bowling Club took early leads on all the rinks, but as the games progressed, Clacton players started to find their weight and length for their bowls. The cordial atmosphere produced friendly banter between the home team and the opposing players, which added to the occasion.
Of the six rinks used, Braintree won on 4 rinks and Colchester took the remaining 2. The total scores favoured the home team, who ended on a total of 139 shots to Colchester's 38 shots.
Eddie Hawkins - Press Officer Braintree Bowling Club