After all the excitement of winning the silverware in Spain last week, the Bowls Algarve team returned and dispersed back to their various clubs, and it was nose to the grindstone once again for the Summer League on Thursday, June 7.
Floresta Bowls Club was our host this week – always a challenging surface, but also always a warm welcome. The weather wasn’t our usual Algarve sunshine, but it was pleasant for playing.
Albufeira Wildcats were beaten, only taking two points from Pedras Panthers who gained eight points. Tavira Tigers had a similar result taking two points from Balaia Dolphins who held on to eight points. Floresta Falcons had a better week taking nine points from Alvor Kestrels who only managed to hold onto one point and Valverde Vulcans took four points from Alvor Egrets who won six points. Valverde Vikings had their rest this week.
Balaia Dolphins still hold on to their top spot in the League Table with 33 points; in joint second place Floresta Falcons and Pedras Panthers are now snapping at their heels with 26 points each; and Tavira Tigers are now supporting the table with 13 points.
With four weeks still to go, everything could change, but Balaia Dolphins are slowly cementing their position at the top of the league table and may be difficult to catch. There is plenty of scope for the other clubs to shake things up in the rest of the table and anything can happen.
By MIRIAM HARE