Northern Parade took on a distinct scarlet hue as Alexandra played host to the Chelsea Pensioners bowls team.
The Pensioners emerged from their coach resplendent in their scarlet uniforms to be greeted by Ken Graham, Alexandra’s president, and club members.
An excellent match was enjoyed by all.
Alex have now been invited to play the Pensioners at their Royal Hospital home next year.
Graham said: ‘The score doesn’t matter. It’s the camaraderie on the green we have enjoyed and the new friends we have made that count.’
Alex have a history of playing the Pensioners, with the previous meeting taking place in 2008.
Graham was also reunited with an old friend from the Pensioners, who grew up in Bedhampton.