It was a cacophony of noises and color as 14 teams took to the bowling lawn on Wednesday night. Controlled chaos might be a better description.
Teams consisted of two regular players and two business people. Once sanity started to creep in for the new players it all started to make sense.
It was quite simple, get your bowl as close as possible to the white ball and if you are closest you get points. Or so it seems.
Terms such as “Jack and Kitty”, which coincidentally are the same thing, “You played the wrong Bias, a little less grass next time,” were shouted across the field at the bowlers, confusing the new ones even more.
That was then followed by “that was a Potato Bowl, roll past the Hog Line” and “that is a Toucher”.
Slowly the players got down to business and played Bowls! The strange terminology, there isn’t too much, started to make sense and the shouts turned into shouts of encouragement rather than confusion. The occasional “you took the wrong bias” would bring scores of laughter from the surrounding teams and the player would stand, watching whilst grinning sheepishly.
The night was enjoyed by everyone and by the look of things, competition will be getting tougher as the weeks progress.
The business league is played over 7 weeks, weather permitting, with the final in April. The final date will be confirmed closer to the time.
Please come and support the bowls this Wednesday evening 21 February, at Sasol Bowling club.