The organisers at Denton Island, Christine, Kim and Tina did a great job for us with the catering. As a result of Covid, the Club had parted company with their caterer as she was reaching retirement age, and they had a slow build up of numbers thereafter, which was making it financially unviable. In the circumstances they arranged fish and chips to be brought in and provided a cornetto as a pudding which was very acceptable!!
In the few days before the game we were hit with withdrawals due to several cases of Covid this meant we were only able to provide 5 triples, which had originally been agreed at six. The game however took place in their very good facilities, and whilst they had no caterer, there was quite an array of biscuits and cakes, which were welcome.
Denton Island made the early running and took an early lead. Whilst BBA battled stoically, our opponents fielded a strong team and at tea, the writing was on the wall as the score was 65-23. After tea there were some good performances with one rink winning the second half and another drawing it so the final score of 116-53 was quite a creditable one, considering the strength of our opponents. Our strength on the day was seriously diminished by the players we lost in the build up to the game and whilst we probably would not have been victorious today, we were also beaten by Covid as some of our stronger players were forced to isolate. Our best rink suffered just a narrow 16-15 defeat and that was Graeme Cupit, Sandy Vane and Ken McVeigh. Well done to them.
Report provided by Mark Broughton