With the weather promising rain and snow over high areas it was no surprise that there were less at the green this weekend. Lowey in particular could not run the risk of getting his hair snowed on.
Still, a large group of hardy souls showed up to try and catch the eye of the onlooking club captain. I was pleased to see some of the borderline selections like Wiggy and Jack duke it out. Their fighting though was much more impressive than their bowls - that left me colder than the time i sat on the ice blocks for the infamous BRMB competition that left the winner with an arse like a babboon's.
Catherine Crane - our resident Alan Whicker - was freshly returned from her sojourn in Vietnam. Thankfully she decided not to invade Laos and Cambodia on behalf of the Olton Tavern and returned home inside 18 years with something more than a tenuous grip on a draw. Glad she didn't tell them her name was Cat though.
The green has been a pleasant surprise and is already bowling better than it was in July last year. Apparently that's no surprise as the carpark is also bowling better than the Tavern last July and we would have been looking jealously at the Brookhills new green this time last year too. Credit must go to our dynamic green keeping team for this, or luck, or some form of bowling deity. Whoever is responsible I thank you.
The biggest topic of discussion on week two was the curious incident of the disappearing advertising hoarding. I have photographic evidence it was there last week and, as it's too big to fit in your bowls bag, we were at a loss to explain its unexpected departure. The sign was later spotted on the Junction of Wagon Lane and the Coventry Road,apparently trying to cross the road to go to Aldi. If you see the sign shopping at a local discount store or see it entering a local shelter for abused signs would you please send it back home. Tell it we miss it and don't care if it's spelt incorrectly, we shall never make fun of it for that again.
Next Saturday is, High noon,High Chaparal, High Plains Drifter as i pick the first team for our first game. All bribes encouraged but i am not cheap - bidding starts at the Barbie and Midge 50th anniversary set.