With apologies to Mme de Pompadour.
The first steps of the 2016-17 season began with claps of thunder, sheet lightning and torrential rain in the worst storm the area has seen for many years with flooding and power cuts – City’s European game was cancelled as was Macc Town’s - even Manchester’s trams came to a standstill
The evening began with the Plate Final between the Wharfies and the Dolphin Dragons; the Dragons did very well in the first round of 20 but all subsequent rounds were very evenly matched in a thrilling game, although the Wharfies never managed to bite into that initial lead. The questions had been put together by the Pack Horse Bowling Club and the Sutton Mutton from those submitted by all teams last season and can be found here.
The AGM followed with its usual efficiency during which Haydn explained how he arrives at his placings in the Cars and Vans 4U Trophy that was met with warm applause. The accounts were not presented as the Treasurer has disappeared to some tax haven. Apart from the Bate Taverners returning to the Plough the League’s teams were much as before.
All looking forward to an interesting and thrilling season ahead.