Down in the New Forest, the tradition at this time of year is to have a skittles match, when the dark evenings close in and the cars are likely to be resting after lots of long summer of outings.
On the 8th November we abandoned our regular haunt ‘The Potters Heron’ at Hursley for ‘The Phoenix Inn’, Twyford just to the east of Winchester, where our host Paul looked after us very well with basket meals that hit the spot.
We had a full house of 30 this year competing, and after two boisterous rounds, the highest gent was a tie between Tim Main & Will Cox. After much heckling it all ended with tears for Tim, as Will became the gents victor of the night.
Our ladies fought well, but could not sustain the pressure from Janice Clay who not only is a new comer to this event, but swept the board with the highest score.
Both winners received a bottle of bubbly and the whole evening was declared a great success, and should be repeated next year!