On Sunday 22nd May the first A team league match was played away at Leicester. Representing Bakewell were Alan Reeves, Bill Robinson and Steve Marsh. The match was played at Victoria Park on the outskirts of Leicester and the three lawns, which are shared with a local bowls club, were near perfect and as the weather was very good (sunny with a little light wind) playing conditions were ideal.
The Leicester team consisted of David Bell, Bob Hall and John Godall, and although they all played well and were strong opposition, Bakewell managed to win the day 8 games to 4.
Mid-way through the afternoon the Home team put on a lovely spread of various types of sandwiches, cake and tea. Unfortunately, during this break the only light shower of the afternoon arrived and the cake was taken inside the pavilion to keep dry. Even more unfortunately, it never re-appeared! However we would like to thank the Leicester team for arranging the match and looking after our team so well.