Winter's chill causes havoc to fixture list
BOWLS: The inclement weather caused the postponement of Wealden Men's Sussex League game against Preston but the London and Southern Counties third round tie against Grattons did go ahead.
This event is played on a single rink of four players and, by tradition, the Wealden team is made up of the holders of the club's Men's Fours competition and not a specially selected team.
Against a strong Grattons side, the Wealden Four fell behind from early on, and although it was never a match-winning lead, the writing was on the wall and they gradually fell further behind.
A deficit of eight shots at the interval was never insurmountable, but the Grattons team pulled away and the Wealden side conceded after 14 ends with the score at eight shots to 22 -- a disappointing way to end a good run in the competition.
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