Another Summer Season came to a close on 24th. September with a floodlit match between club members. The weather was kind to us, as it has been throughout this season. As usual we started in bright sunlight and finished under lights. This was an occasion to enjoy so spirits were high, the banter was light hearted, and the sense of competition non-existent.
Most rinks had completed their matches by 9.00pm and had adjourned to the club house to enjoy a meal and a drink. Club members owe a debt of thanks once more to the hardworking members of staff that throughout the season have managed our catering and our bar. They are duly supported by a small but dedicated group of volunteers who are always on hand to serve meals, serve behind the bar, and stay behind to help clear up ready for the next days activities.
This was our first full season without the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We started with some caution but applying due diligence and common sense we soon became more relaxed and able to enjoy our sport to the full. Like most other clubs we missed a number of our regular members this year who for a variety of reasons chose not to play this summer. This had a knock on effect when it came to team selection for both the mens and the ladies leagues. Our weekend and mid-week friendlies however, were very successful with the club winning 16 out of our 24 weekend fixtures with one drawn. We had seven matches cancelled this year which is a reflection of the impact of the Covid pandemic.
Many thanks to our volunteer Greenkeeper and his dedicated volunteers who provided us with an excellent playing surface again this year, for which we received much praise from a number of visiting clubs and Counties. Roll on April 2022 when it all begins again.