Fylde Coasters: Jan Smith ©, Sue Clark, Cyd Harbottle and Jude Acda
Fylde Falcons: Betty Bates ©, Geoffrey Lipshaw, Barbara Walker and Ted Walker

The day started off very overcast and windy. There was a chill in the air, but not in the atmosphere between the two teams. All the matches were played with good humour and mutual respect. Both teams were very apprehensive about playing as adversaries, rather than friends just having a knock- about. Everyone soon warmed up when the sun came out and spirits were lifted as the threat of rain disappeared.

All matches were close apart from Sue’s who wiped the floor with Betty using her 6 bisques, Sue couldn’t put a foot wrong, an amazing 18 yard hoop taken like a walk in the park - Sue won 7-2. There were four golden hoop games throughout the day which could have gone either way.

All the Coaster players won three games each and the pairing of Jan and Cyd against Betty and Barbara contributed to their doubles win on the golden hoop. The two newcomers Barbara and Ted Walker enjoyed their first experience of competitive play at the club and it is such a shame that their results did not reflect their wonderful efforts with some very close games.

Special thanks to Barbara for providing an afternoon cherry cake and all the spectators who helped to bring in hoops and tidy the kitchen. We very much appreciated their support and it just showed what a fabulous club we have and how everyone helps out regardless of whether they played or not.

7th April 2019