Avian League & Captains v Vice Captains 2014

Braintree & Witham Times - September 2014

lnternal Club League (Avian League) and Captain's Teams versus Vice Captain's Teams

Now that the Summer season has drawn to a close, Braintree Bowls club, have concluded their members Outdoor  Internal Triples League,  aka the Avian League, which comprises of 10  teams  with bird names , made up of 3 playing members each week,  from a total of 6 members, who rotate on a weekly basis throughout the season.

All the matches are played on a Friday evening, with teams collecting 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and nothing for a loss.

This is an ideal competition for all members, especially the new players, as it is a social rather than an over   competitive competition, giving the inexperienced players a taste of playing alongside more established players in the club. Thus, enhancing their own ability and knowledge of the game.

This year’s winners were the Falcons accumulating 36 points with their playing members - Gill Costin, Eric Hockley, John Laidlaw, Chris Long, Keith Hunter and Brian Todd.

The Runner-Ups were the Swifts with 32 points with playing members - Trevor Bottrill, Rita Dodd, Eddie Hawkins, Archie Leverell, Sylvia Spratling and Peter Tagg.

Last Saturday the club had the end of season Captain versus Vice Captain competition which was well supported by 36 players engaged in a triples competition over six rinks. The outcome became somewhat irrelevant   as everyone enjoyed their respective matches as more of a socialising event than competitions.

Eddie Hawkins, Braintree Bowls Club