Peter Middleton Cup Dockers V Eagles 13 July 2019

On Saturday 13 July 2019, Leeming hosted the third Dockers V Eagles game for members for the prestigious Peter Middleton Cup.

This year the Captains were Cedric Smith (Dockers) and John Jones (Eagles).  After a stirring oration by Cedric Smith to his Dockers team, there was much anticipation and confidence as they headed down the race to the green.  The day brought an afternoon of bowls with the rivalry between the supporters of the respective clubs very much to the fore.  The Eagles were up by 30 points at half time and, unfortunately, they prevailed on the day with an emphatic victory over the unlucky Dockers.

The triples team which won the day was skippered by Leon Bertei.  Congratulations go to Leon, Janice Nightingale and John Lennon for a top bowling performance.

Peter Middleton’s wife, Merle, was on hand to present the Peter Middleton Cup to the winning team, the Eagles, which was accepted by John Jones on behalf of the team.  It was great to see Merle back at the club she and Peter had played for and contributed so much to the fabric of the club over a sustained period of time.

An enjoyable afternoon of bowls and fellowship was had by all members who attended.  This is reflected in the photos captured on the day.