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Southampton (Old) Bowling Green

Saturday 25th June 2016. Friendly Away Match against Desborough B C

By Lin Mills Southampton (Old) Bowling Green

Monday, 27 June 2016


Match Secretary


SOBG members travelled by coach to Desborough Bowls Club in Maidenhead for the annual outdoor return fixture of the year.

At 3 o’clock, under grey skies and a very light shower, the match got underway.

Luckily the rain held off and the match carried on with considerable banter and laughter going on throughout the afternoon out on the rinks.

Towards the end of the afternoon, team members and travelling guests from SOBG were keeping a close eye on the scores of each rink as a friendly shot difference competition was held on the coach on the way to Desborough.

SOBG emerged as winners of the day.

There was no outright winner of the competition however two members were each, one number away on either side of the final shot difference figure.


The Master & Vice Master then decided how to determine the winner of the competition.

The 2 members in contention for the prize were asked to go out to the green. 

They were closely followed out by members from SOBG and Desborough.

Amongst much hilarity and banter, a jack was placed out on the green and they were each handed a lady’s size double zero wood each. 

The winner would be determined by who got their little wood closest to the jack.

Graham Comley emerged as winner with Wayne Page as runner up. 

Commiserations to Wayne and Congratulations to Graham.

Contact Information

Lin Mills

Find Southampton (Old) Bowling Green

Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3AX


Additional Information

SOBG is opposite the cruise terminal (Oceania), on the corner of Lower Canal Walk.