Mixed fortunes on short mat  

DOWNEND Short Mat Bowls Club continues to thrive and now has a team – Downend Colts –  in the Bristol and District Short Mat Bowls league. 

The team really hit the ground running, winning their first four matches, but came a cropper against the two Winterbourne teams before picking up more points with a narrow win at Whitchurch. 

A visit to Midsomer Norton saw another defeat, to leave the Colts with five wins and four losses resulting in a current mid-table position. 

The club has also entered teams in various Avon competitions held at Bristol Bowls Centre, including the Avon Challenge Cup where the Club narrowly beat Whitchurch in the first round. 

The club meets on Monday and Thursday afternoons in Christ Church Parish Hall and is open to new or experienced bowlers, those who want competitive bowling or those who just enjoy social bowling. 

Anyone interested in joining the club should call 0779 136 6894 or find us on Facebook.