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Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club

Broughton Gifford - a new "friendly" fixture

By Aileen Bates Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club

Sunday, 10 September 2017


Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club Contributor


This was the first time in many a year that Malmesbury has visited Broughton Gifford. We used to play the club in the league and it was good to see the connection renewed as a "friendly" fixture.

The weather threatened to turn into a downpour for a while but somehow we managed to get all 21 ends completed. Malmesbury won by  one shot on the day so thank you to Trevor from Broughton Gifford for adding up the scores correctly otherwise it would have been a draw.

Neil managed to win the Smarties by losing the last nine ends, which left Bob looking very relieved. Albert's rink had a good game as did Captain Fantastic who resisted the urge to drive every shot and listened to Rob, his three, draw draw draw.. 

There is a worrying trend as we are seeing more brightly coloured woods in the Malmesbury ranks, what is wrong with black ? Next, we will be seeing coloured shirts !

Thank you to Broughton Gifford for being such hospitable hosts. The website editor forgot to ask why there is a goose on the club house roof, maybe he will find out at the return fixture next year. And we like your weather vane.

More images can be found in the Gallery here - http://www.mbasc.org.uk/community/malmesbury-bowls-and-social-club-9981/broughton-gifford---10-september-2017/

The origin of the name Broughton Gifford is Broctune, a name of Saxon origin, is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and the name brook-ton means dwelling by the brook. The oldest part of the village is therefore by the church alongside the brook. Gifford can be attributed to the manorial family.

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John Smith

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