The London BOULES MURATTI between the Jersey Society in London and the Guernsey Society: Saturday 14 June 2014

We lost!! We gathered on a fairly dismal, slightly drizzly, Saturday lunchtime at the pub in Cleaver Square, Kennington – the Jersey Society team choosing to eat outside under the awning and the Guernsey team sheltering indoors.

The clouds gradually began to disperse and we paired off in our respective teams of five; unfortunately Guernsey were three players short so Jersey had to “lend” them some of their own! That left five opposing teams of pairs playing their first matches. Jersey also had several supporters.

The “terrain” in Cleaver Square is incredibly hard (very little gravel) and uneven, so no matter how skilled a player might be the boules can easily be diverted! However, Jersey started off well and had gained a comfortable lead – to begin with. Then it all went wrong in the second round and Guernsey ended up winning by 6 to 4.

Needless to say, it was a good fun and everyone enjoyed the competition, with the Jersey side boasting that it had, of course, helped Guernsey to win!

IMG_7962 outside the pub in Cleaver Square 2014 the two Island teams Petanque enthusiasm Jersey players and supportersIMG_7967 me and boules