We did, however, get an opportunity to ring the 'Fanny Bell' (newly donated by John L), for the first time.
After two games the lure of mulled wine and mince pies was too great and we called it a day,and were about to adjourn to the tennis hut when Dave S appeared from the club house and said we could come in there until 3.00 – a welcome haven from the icy wind. Thanks Dave.
Since then we have played as usual, Round 5 of the winter pairs has sorted out the qualifying players (none of us (PW) this time, but we came pretty close – perhaps next year). But we continue to play Melees with other clubs – 2nd Wednesday of the Month at Winnersh British Legion and last Thursday of the month at our Boulodrome in Wallingford. (We are not playing at Winnersh in February though because A has too many commitments.)