On a rainy day 20 members arrived for the Christmas Melee. Before play started Adrian Aldred was presented with the Melee Shield for 2023. The plan was to hold three timed games, however after the first game and with the rain still coming down it was decided by some to call it a day. So after a short break for a mince pie and some mulled wine 18 players carried on to play two further games, finishing at 1pm looking like drowned rats.
25 members turned up in the Autumn sunshine to remember and play in the Memorial Trophy. The teams were selected randomly and three untimed games were played. It was great to see Loren and JJ both long standing members playing. JJ praised Loren for his commitment to Petanque, saying 'he taught me everything I know'. JJ was only two points away from holding the trophy and a match enjoyed by all.