Friday, 30 May 2008

New Bealings piste to host Suivre match

With the creation of the new piste at Bealings Village Hall, on the John Belstead Playing Field, Suivre Les Boules host Coach & Horses of Melton, on Sunday 1st June, with the match starting around 10.30am.

Joys team has the ability to use this and their own Playford piste, but as they've kindly allowed The Exiles to use the Playford piste as well, they were happy to switch this game to Bealings instead.

Hopefully the locals will turn out in force and watch the local teams put on a good display in the right spirit, in the hope that as of next season Bealings themselves will be entering the league.

Deben Division - This weeks matches

Sunday June 1st


The Exiles v Aldeburgh Boules Club (at Playford Community Hall)

Suivre Les Boule Playford v Coach & Horses Melton (at Bealings Village Hall)

The Exiles announce change of home venue

Following recent discussions, The Exiles, who were initially going to play their home matches at the Coach & Horses Melton, have now changed their home base to that of Playford Community Hall.

This is mainly in part to the Playford venue being closer to hand for the Exiles team members and they get their first chance to host a home game here, when on Sunday 1st June, they welcome Deben Division league leaders, Aldeburgh Boules Club, to the Playford piste.

Harbour Inn 'sail in' to top spot

Match Date Sunday May 18th and second placed Harbour Inn Southwold follow up from their first victory of the season, with another 3-1 win, this time at home against early league leaders Hoxne PC.
According to local reports the visiting Hoxne team had problems adapting to the Harbours deep shingle coated piste and suffered their first defeat of the season.
Chris Johnson, the Hoxne captain, will be looking to pick his team up again in a fortnights time when they come face to face with the Bell Inn Walberswick whilst the Harbour should become the first team to visit North Cove 3 Horseshoes piste slightly further up the Suffolk coast.

The match between the Bell Inn and North Cove has been postponed to a later date

Next matches due June 15th

Monday, 19 May 2008

On the road win for Aldeburgh

Sunday May 18th and Aldeburgh played their first away match at Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton, which for the Coach & Horses, was their home debut.

In warm sunshine but with a slight breeze both teams set about playing on what was to prove to be a very difficult and interesting piste with a slight slope down into one corner of the terrain. The first two games both went the way of the visiting team and so it left the second set of games for the Melton team to attempt to turn the match around.

However some good pointing saw Aldeburgh take command and win the remaining games to secure a 4-0 victory overall and move two points clear at the top of the Deben Division.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Hollesley's first home match ends in victory

Deben Division - Suffolk Coastal Petanque League

Tuesday May 6th 2008 @ 6pm

Hollesley Shepherd & Dog welcomed Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton to their home piste for their first home match of the season, and whilst the opening exchanges were relatively equal with the halfway point being reached at 1 game all, the home side gained the remaining two victories to finish the night 3-1 victors and move into second place in the league table.

The match was completed by about 7.30pm and everyone then retired inside the bar for drinks and nibbles kindly laid on by Ray and his staff at the Shepherd & Dog.

Dave Rota, the Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton captain, politely vowed that next time the score would be different as he has one or two tactics up his sleeve!!! Only time will tell.....

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Upcoming Fixtures

Upcoming Matches this month

Deben Division
Tuesday 6th May
Hollesley Shepherd & Dog v Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton

Sunday 18th May
Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton v Aldeburgh Boules Club

Tuesday 20th May?
Hollesley Shepherd & Dog v The Exiles Melton

Blyth Division
Sunday 18th May
Southwold Harbour Inn v Hoxne PC
Walberswick Bell Inn v North Cove 3 Horseshoes

Aldeburgh secure victory in tight match

Earlier today Aldeburgh Boules Club played host to Suivre Les Boules Playford to the Moot Hall piste and with a fair sprinkling of interested onlookers. Both sides went into the match unbeaten in the Deben Division of the Suffolk Coastal Petanque League, with each team having registered 2-2 draws in their opening matches respectively.

Aldeburgh's team included for the first time this season, soon-to-be Mayor of Aldeburgh, Jimmy Robinson and his wife Tina, coupled with Simon & Lewis Fletcher. Meanwhile Suivre consisted of team captain Joy Elias along with Jimmy Durrant, Malcolm Watson and Hans Fleck all raring to go following their recent pre-season excursion into the heart of Paris for a few warm-up games and drinks!

Aldeburgh had the slightly better of the early exchanges with Simon & Lewis securing a 13-9 win against Joy & Jimmy. Over on Piste One, Jimmy & Tina had roared into a commanding early lead but seemed to get stuck on the dreaded 12. This allowed Playford back into the game but finally Aldeburgh snatched the single point they required to go 2 games up at the half-way stage.

In the second set of games Jimmy & Lewis ground out another decent win this time over Hans and Jimmy by the margin of 13-7 to ensure victory went to Aldeburgh...but by how many?

Simon & Tina never really got into any consistency in their game and Suivre deserved to win the remaining game by a score of 13-9 with Malcolm proving to be a thorn in Aldeburghs side, marshalled well by his skipper Joy.

So a 3-1 win for Aldeburgh but a tight match with total points scored being only 48-40 in favour of the home side. Suivre can be pleased with their performance, despite the result, as on any other day their style of play would probably see them win more than they lose.

Joy can be proud of his side and they now look forward to their next game on June 1st when they entertain Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton. Aldeburgh, however, are in action sooner with a May 18th visit to Coach & Horses at the new Melton piste.

Early match action from Aldeburgh Boules Club v Suivre Les Boules Playford, directly in front of The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Southwold gain honours in 'derby' match

In the Blyth Division, the Harbour Inn Southwold triumphed over their local neighbours Bell Inn Walberswick by the margin of 3-1 to be in second spot behind Hoxne, following the first round of matches.

By a quirk of the fixture list, Hoxne and Southwold meet each other on May 18th whilst Walberswick entertain North Cove, in both what should prove to be interesting matches.