On Tuesday 5th April the Orchardleigh Seniors Somerset Bowl team played the reigning Champions Saltford at Bath .The format for this competition is 5 pairs per team playing foursomes. Orchardleigh were led off by Team Captain Malcolm Lloyd and Rick Wright and after a very up and down match Malcolm and Rick were winners by 2 and 1.
The second Orchardleigh pairing of Rod Jelly and John Cocks were always in control of their match and won 4 and 3. The third Orchardleigh pairing of Seniors Captain Phil Jefferies and John Scott struggled early to read the greens but eventually found their touch and cruised to a 3 and 2 win.The fourth Orchardleigh pairing of Paul Sherrell and Brian Hayley also found the greens very difficult and could not overcome a very strong Saltford pairing and lost 3 and 2. The final pairing of Guy Turner and in-form Peter Foote could not master the strong final Saltford pairing and the difficult conditions and eventually lost 2 and 1.
However, by a match result of 3 to 2, Orchardleigh progress through to the next round. Congratulations to all the Team and the best of luck in the next round