CHARD entertained Merriott for a friendly on a beautifully sunny afternoon. But the result wasn’t as sunny for Chard as they lost the match 67-49.

The weather at Chard’s next match at Crewkerne was very different.

While bowlers are used to playing in the rain the thunder and lightning proved too much and the match was abandoned after 12 ends.

At this point Chard were losing in every game and lost the 40-23.

The Short Mat bowlers from Crewkerne visited for a friendly last Friday. All the games were close until the half-way point but then Chard just seemed to find another gear and pull away scoring a hot shot on one mat. The final result reflected this surge with Chard winning 51-25.