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The Oxhill News

August 2010

This months News



Gardner Cup

“It's the sex, glamour and excitement that attracted me to boules.”

The Sunday Times, 25th July 2010

On Sunday 18th July we held our third, and possibly most successful, Boules event to compete for the prestigious Gardner Cup.  Around 40 people enjoyed fine French cheeses and pates, fresh baguettes and a refreshing salad followed by a light, crispy apple tart with cream accompanied by a drink or two before entering the rigour of the Boules competition.

The competition consisted of 10 teams which necessitated a preliminary round followed by quarter finals, semi-finals and the grand final itself.  Games were full of tension as teams surged into leads only to be pegged back following a brilliant pitch.  No quarter was asked or given as knuckles were bared and emotions soared and plummeted.  Pat Crowther’s team took on last year’s champions in a semi-final, refereed by George Adams and the game went to the wire leaving both players and spectators exhausted and exhilarated.  In the other semi-final, Reg Gethin’s team of female warriors beat the Robbins family.

The final was a tense affair watched eagerly by Janet Gardner and a large crowd and Reg’s girls did themselves proud.  In the end experience won and Janet Gardner kindly presented the cup to the victorious winners.   

Thanks to the Village Hall Committee for their hard work in making this a great annual event and George for refereeing.  Oh yes, I forgot – well done to the Emmersons and the Kennys – they won again!

Derek Harbour

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