Périgord Lawn Bowls Club, France
On Saturday 18th February 2017 and Tuesday 21st February 2017 we were visited by the French club and played two great days of triples bowling.
Following the games on the Tuesday everyone adjourned to Asador Longo for a 'menu del día' which was thoroughly enjoyed by all 50 plus Périgord and Zurgena bowlers and guests.
Before the games started team photographs were taken and, at the lunch, our visitors were presented with a framed photograph of all players.
We look forward to next year when, hopefully, we will be able to play host to them all again.
Zurgena v Cabrera
On Friday the 8th April 2016 Bowls Club de Zurgena played hosts to Cabrera Bowls Club for a friendly match, the first of it's kind between the two clubs.
Both sides had a full turn out and the match was hotly contested, with Zurgena just nudging the rinks 4 - 2. However Carbrera came out overall winners 113 - 112.
Following the match both sides adjourned to La Vida at Cucador for a fish and chips lunch.
Everyone agreed that it had been a great day, but probably the most important aspect of the day was that for some old acquaintances had been renewed and for others new friendships forged.
Cabrera will host a return match as soon as it can be practicably arranged.
Mojácar v Zurgena
On Saturday 19th March we travelled to our first competitive friendly match away from home against Mojácar bowls club. It was a very informal match with 40 plus players participating, and was played in excellent conditions with sunshine all the way.
The friendly affair was won by Mojácar with a 103 - 84 scoreline. However, the aggregate score over the 2 (home and away) legs was in favour of Zurgena with a combined total of 209 with 199 against.
The match was followed by some tasty snacks and drinks available at the newly formed and impressive facilities provided by Mojácar committee and members.