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Skittles ~ Sow Lye v. Stanton Harcourt - Saturday, 30th November 2019
It was a long, hard night at the Village Hall skittle alley in a Titanic battle of the Nine Pins. The home team were beaten by just one point but were gracious in defeat.
Play got off to a good start with some thirty bowlers competing. The visitors shot into the lead until John Alexander closed the gap with the tournament's first 'sticker' (all skittles down in the first two balls). The pins were reset and he scored well again.
But the doughty opposition came back and, for a moment, Sow Lye thought that they were ahead when John Ashwell scored the second 'sticker' of the night. It was then revealed that he was playing for Stanton Harcourt to make up their numbers. Oh! the disappointment, and SL lost by the narrowest margin.
Cottage pie was served at the break and the bar did well. Many thanks to all involved setting up at the Village Hall, and in the kitchen. And many thanks to Stanton Harcourt… we'll see you next year!
There were a few key players missing from this year’s roving supper and so the dessert course was taken in the village hall. Twenty-three residents took part and spent a most enjoyable evening in convivial company. The weather stayed dry for the ‘roving’. Thank you to all those who took part. A small profit was made for the village hall.
On Sunday, 22 December the village hall was full as some 40 people enjoyed a splendid Christmas lunch of turkey with all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding, mince pies and coffee. This year's lunch was a village effort, co-ordinated by Jane Lewis and Richard Law. They were supported by many helpers, notably Kathy Stace (and friend) and David and Caroline Auger with their mammoth veg. prep. (sprouts and potatoes respectively), Liz Ashwell with her turkey and Christmas pudding cooking factory, Debi Diacon who made the stuffing, bread sauce and fruit salad and last, but not least, Liz Winslade, who thought she was going to provide a bit of light support in the kitchen and found herself washing up almost everything as a result of the dishwasher breaking down. Special thanks also to John Ashwell, Graham Diacon, the village hall team and to the several people who volunteered to help on the day. A most enjoyable meal! Richard Law