Boule Dinner 2010
Beer Club team are in Division 1 for the 2013 season.
Each game starts at 7.30 p.m. with 5 games to be played.
3 Games of pairs, each player has 3 Boules to throw; 2 Games of Triples, each player has 2 Boules to throw.
For All 2013 Fixtures and League Tables click to go to the Boules League Web Site
There is a gert heap of wonderful reports from Sam and Meme available for your viewing, see the link below.
Beer Club V Axe Cliff A - 12th September 2013.
The slippery slope – Captain Meme reporting
Once again readers and fans of the weekly written ramblings and fantasy concoctions from yours truly are coming to an end with the last report of the season.
No matter what happens in tonight’s match we cannot avoid the drop, it’s looking more than likely than ever that we will finish bottom of the heap!
Our game is the last of the season because it is a back match from mid August and it would be such an important one, with the title and crown for the first division resting on it’s outcome.
To the first game of the night with Mr Jurassic coast Woody and Meme playing for the good guys competing against Scotchy and Cloader from the Axe cliff. It was a fast and furious game with neither side giving any quarter. The first end saw Scotchy spring the jack leaving the club in control and they pounced like someone who was about to have their drink purloined scoring three shots. The same happened in the second end but in reverse a definite case of tit for tat, yet again a score of three to the bad guys in the forth end. Woody and Meme struck back with another score of three to level the game once again at 6-6. If the pattern of play continued it would be all over in the next end and so it was with Meme just catching the edge of the jack and moving it into the open the bad guys seized their moment taking the three shots to win the game 6-9.
The Axe cliff needed to win the match by a minimum score line of four one to lift the title and with the first game under their belts, it was now the turn of Lady Jane and Lanky to face the music.
Lloyd and Coxy the captain now back after his antipodean wanderings set to work in trying to make it two nil in their favour. The bad guys took an early advantage but they were unable to stop Beer drawing level. It wasn’t long before they nudged in front again and managed to stretch it that little bit more to win 5-9.
Two nil up and it was already starting to look very ominous for us. James had suddenly disappeared home another case for the X-files I think, so Badger stepped in to the breech accompanied by that live wire Sparky.
Boardy and Greener were in for the Axe cliff now known by their new team names of Ant and Dec, which is which I don’t know as ones as daft as the other. Ant or was it Dec kicked the proceedings off and they were straight into the groove, it’s surprising they have time for dancing as well as throwing boules but there again Greener has to practice his gyrations at some point. Ant and Dec proved that Britain’s got talent as they quickly found that everything wasn’t just Red or Black but black and white and ran out 3-9 winners.
Unsurprisingly we found ourselves three, nil down and defeated once more but could we put a spanner in the works and deprive them of that vital extra game they needed to win the title.
The triples started with Lanky, Sparky and Lady Jane facing the trio of Tubsy, Ant and Dec the latter took a seven, two lead and all looked as if it was going Axe cliff’s way. It can all change in an instance and the boot was on the other foot and Beer was fighting back taking point after point drawing level at 7-7. Dec aka Greener, gyroscope or something must have been malfunctioning as he seemed to have this odd elliptical obit to his gyrations causing him to be off target. Ant seeing his buddy in trouble found him self in the same predicament as you know one can’t work without the other. Poor Tubsy just couldn’t make up the sort fall and the Axe cliff had lost their first game 9-7.
It’s not over till the fat lady sings and boy were the Axe cliff praying for her to let rip, with a musical note of course!
The final show down was between Woody, Badger and Meme verses Coxy, Scotchy and Cloader. It didn’t start well for the club as we dislodged the jack a couple of inches and gave the Axe cliff two shots, we struck back immediately taking two in the following end. It all went a bit pear shaped after that; despite our best efforts we could not stop the Axe cliff taking the win with a four in the last end.
We had been defeated four one but more importantly the Axe cliff had secured that vital game to win the first division title, tying with the Golden hind on points but winning on game difference (wins).
Returning to the bar to dine on a special end of season treat, crab sandwiches among others and to see the Axe cliff sink the odd drink or three in celebration, another boules season has sadly come to a close.
Let us be one of the first to give our congratulations to the Axe cliff on winning the title and commiserations to the Golden hind in such a close battle.
We have had a good time in the first division and will miss the fun and rapport we have had with the Harbour, Colyton FC, Axe cliff, the Castaways and not to forget those happy wanders from Whitford to mention a few.
So we say goodbye to the first division as we were now on the slippery slope heading toward the second division and a new dawn of challenges.
Good bye to another season and wishing everyone the best, Meme.
Beer Club V Golden Hind B - 10th September 2013.
Judgement day – Captain Meme reporting
We were making our way to the club for the most important game of the season against the Golden Hind; we required nothing less than to win the match to stand any chance of avoiding relegation. We also needed our closest rivals to lose for things to swing in our favour; in fact we needed a miracle to get out of jail!
The team was raring to go getting in some early practice drinking of course and plenty of elbow exercises for good measure.
It was no use putting it off any longer as we had to get the show on the road, Big Kim was so eager to get cracking only because he had realised that the football was on in the bar and was starting to panic he’d miss it! Meme joined him in the fray and met the opposition on the piste, from the dark side were Terry and Tim.
Considering Big Kim so was desperate to watch the footie he managed to kill three of the first five ends. Realising the error of his ways he decided that keeping the jack on the piste was a better idea after all.
Slowly but surely Beers duo started forging a lead just keeping the opposition in check, we had done it winning the first game 9-6 the best possible start we could of hoped for.
We needed to keep this winning streak going so James and Sparky strode into the arena where they came face to face with the Golden hinds very own femme fatale Kathy and Gerard the stalwart and captain of the team.
Kathy and Gerard were on fire dislodging our boules at will casing mayhem every where, increasing the pressure causing James and Sparky to blow a fuse and forcing a meltdown. They had won 3-9 drawing the match level and now making the match in reality the best of three games.
We had to gain the advantage again, we hoped to do so with lumber jack Woody and Lanky Sam and their opposition came in the shape of not the Blues brothers but the Serious Brothers Steve and Paul.
Woody and Lanky started well taking an early advantage and at one point they looked as though they might win it. Of course the Serious Brothers then got really serious turning the screw and applying more and more pressure, until eventually the cracks started to appear in Beers armour and before we knew it we had been defeated 5-9 putting the Golden hind back in front.
Things were stating to look bad but we hadn’t given up yet sending forth the fair lady Jane, Sparky and Lanky. The Golden Hind’s reply was to send two T’s and a G, Terry, Tim and Gerard and it was they who gained the better start leaving us to catch up. It was just not to be as we got as far as three and that was that they had lost 3-9 and the match.
We now seemed destined for relegation but if we could just take the last game it might give us a chance of avoiding finishing bottom of the division.
The final game of the night was supposed to be Woody, James and Big Kim but as he’d decided to go home, a last minute substitution was made and Meme stepped in. The Serious Brothers were looking more serious than ever, as they realised if they won this game it would give the team a better chance of winning the division title yet again, joined by Mark they made a formidable trio.
James came up with a cunning plan; more devious than one of Baldricks we would play first then second then third in rotation could this stoke of genius work? No not really as we fell by the way side with the same score line as in the previous game 3-9 and that was that we had been scuppered 1-4.
I suppose deep down we hadn’t really expected any thing else especially the way our season had panned out but we lived in hope.
Heading for the bar to make light work of delicacies laid before us and to drown our sorrows once again with plenty of liquid refreshments non alcoholic of course! Which we are well versed at by now, after the feasting and a certain amount of mickey taking we bid fare well to the Golden Hind for the last time, as they will be in a different division next season.
It’s not all over yet as we have a final game against Axe cliff later this week. Rumour has it they won five nil in their match which leaves an interesting finale to the end of season, doesn’t it!
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