Sadly another early cup exit in Haddington, Rats 17200 Skateraw 18900.
Last year, same round, same opps, it was 12420 against 18960 so I guess we’ve improved (even without the extra 1200 handicap …)
The Rat Meal has now been set for All Bar One in Lothian Road (thanks to Norma). The date for your diaries is Saturday 5th October, two days before we lock horns with Skateraw in the cup.
Longinddry Bees match is being moved – the Bees are off on holiday in October!
The match will now be played on Wednesday 5 February 2014.
Still at the Carlton.
The annual stramash over, we have our fixture list. Again we have front loaded the calendar so have five Edinburgh matches and trips to West Calder and Haddington before Christmas, followed later by one more Edinburgh match and trips to North Berwick and Gullane.
Match space being at a premium in the New Melville, most of our home matches will be at the Carlton this year.
Monday 7 October
Skateraw v Rats (at Haddington Bowling Club)
Handicap in our favour of 2400
A repeat of last year’s Cup first round!
Wednesday 9 October
Rats v Longniddry Bees (at Carlton BC)
NOW SCHEDULED FOR 5 FEB 2014
Monday 14 October
West Calder v Rats (at West Calder Church Hall)
Wednesday 23 October
Rats v Orion (at Carlton BC)
Monday 4 November
Berwick Bears v Rats (at Haddington Bowling Club)
Wednesday 13 November
Rats v Dunbar (at Carlton BC)
Tuesday 3 December
Rats v Acolytes (Melville BC)
Tuesday 10 December
Rats v Athenians (at Carlton BC)
Tuesday 11 February
Carlton Camden v Rats (at Carlton BC)
Wednesday 19 February
Gullane v Rats (at Mallard Hote, Gullane)
Wednesday 12 March
Marmion A v Rats (at Marmion BC, North Berwick)
Fixture setting meeting is on Tuesday 10th September.
Details of dates to be avoided needed asap please.