On Saturday 24th June, the Jersey Petanque Club hosted the annual visit of Petanque players from the Coutances area in France. This was the 31st year that this visit has taken place and very close friendships have grown between families over the years.
4 rounds of doubles were played with the final result being a win for Jersey by 35 games to 29 games.
Four Jersey teams won all four of their games:
Alf & Rosemarie Le Masurier +26
Tim Bechelet & Steve Foster +28
Dennis & Joan Le Mercier +29
Mick Rondel & Pru Vibert +38
Following the games an excellent meal of fish & chips was served from a mobile catering van followed by dancing to the music and all round entertainer Sandy Warren.
On the Sunday 80 people had lunch at the St Brelade Bay Hotel.
At the end of August the Jersey Petanque Club make the return visit to Coutances.
Gordon de Gruchy