Rare indoor win for Thame’s bowlers

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MEMBERS of Thame Bowls Club enjoyed a rare indoor victory last Sunday when they defeated Stoke Mandeville Indoor Bowls Club 121-99.

Made up mainly from members who only bowl outdoors in the summer, Thame nevertheless came back from a 22-shot deficit at the half-way stage of the match to record a memorable victory.

Top rink for Thame was skipped by Maxine Plested who won 35-7, with two other winning rinks skipped by Mel Dale and Vic Brooks who both recorded narrow 21-19 victories.

The summer season kicks off at the Queens Road club on April 21 with a Mixed Open competition.

On Tuesday May 1 and Tuesday May 8, the annual recruitment evenings take place at the club starting at 6pm.

Anyone that wants to try their hand at the sport should go along and join in – you will be warmly welcomed by well known BBC Weatherman Bill Giles who is now chairman of Thame Bowls Club for 2012.