We got off to a winning start at Eastbourne Complex with a solid win, our team lined up as:-
Barry Hopkins, Matt Raftree & Kath Beck who won 17-16
Dave Beck, Simon Brodie & Scott Morland who won 30-13
Sandra Hopkins, Stan Harston & Barry Hopkins Jnr who won 21-14
Few familiar faces on the Cummins team, with Eric Theakston, Tony Lansdell & Ray Wood the 3 longstanding members, we were delighted to see Tony return to bowls after having his lower leg amputated. He is a great character and has been a big loss to bowls over the last 4 years.
The game itself started a bit sluggish not helped by the typical wet bowling weather but after slow starts for Sandra and Barrys rinks they both came back with a bang. Sandras rink beat Ray Woods comfortably in the end and it took a winning bowl from Matt on Barrys rink to decide the tie against Eric Theakston