In spite of heavy rain showers throughout the afternoon, teams representing the Counties of Leicestershire and Herefordshire managed to complete a close-run fixture on the Syston Bowling Club green on Tuesday 30th July. Leicestershire emerged as narrow victors with 113 shots against Herefordshire’s 97.
Both Captains (David Holloway, Herefordshire, and Alan Bray, Leicestershire – pictured) were full of praise for the quality of the Syston green which had enabled the match to be concluded in spite of the heavy showers.
Lavish praise, too, was expressed for the smooth organisation of the day’s programme and for the warm hospitality provided by Syston bowlers. The post-match meal provided for all visitors came in for special praise. On behalf of the Syston Club, President Pete Murray thanked the County for selecting Syston to host a County fixture after a gap of many years, expressing the hope that the day’s experience would lead to more County fixtures being played on the green of which Syston players were now justifiably proud.