International bowls star Andy Thompson pays surprise visit to Victoria Club in Street
England international bowler and world number four Andy Thompson MBE paid a surprise visit to Victoria Indoor Bowls Club in Street last week.
He called in on his way home from a coaching appointment in Devon and rolled up against ladies indoor club champion Clare Stevens.
Victoria's Top Club match was cancelled and the men's team suffered a Somerset County League defeat to Taunton Deane.
Three rinks were beaten but Clive Wood led his team of Roy Porter, Ettori Poggiali and Barry Spence to a 21-11 win to ensure Victoria picked up two points.
The club's fortunes improved again in a mixed friendly against Puriton, winning 85-39 overall.
Rink scores: Anne Woods, Denise Marshall, A Smith, B Hartry 29-10; Stella Wood, Shiela Scarrott, D Scarrot, C Wood 17-26; Sylvia Adams, Phyllis Govier, G Jamieson, B Adams 39-3.