As we head into the summer, outdoor games such as lawn bowls and cricket are beginning the summer season. 

Our reporter, Megan O'Neill, was invited to attend today's (April 30) friendly lawn bowls match between the Royal Household Bowls Club and Old Basing Bowling Club, held at the Windsor Castle bowling green.

Here is a behind the scenes insight into a sports match in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

I was met by security at Shaw Farm Gate before being escorted into the grounds of the castle. 

Two members of the Royal Household team, Dee and Steve, drove me to the bowling green, showing me the sites along the way. We passed the Windsor Castle dairy farm and shop that sells food from the estate, as well as seeing the royal residences - Frogmore House and Frogmore Cottage.

Dee described the grounds and bowling green as "quintessentially English" and I couldn't agree more.

She explained that the teams arrive in one uniform which consisted of a navy blazer and red, gold and navy ties, before changing into their playing uniform - a white outfit with gold embossed details. This is to prevent their playing uniform from getting dirty.

I was greeted by so many friendly faces who were proud to be part of both teams and taken to the well-stocked bar for a glass of bubbly.

The game started at 2.30pm with the 'Skip' introducing the match and welcoming the away team, Old Basing. A Skip is the person in charge of the game.

Old Basing is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, after the team began in 1948.

The team's president, Maurice Hockley, explained that the team are playing several "special matches" as part of its anniversary celebrations. 

He said it was the first time the team had played in the grounds of Windsor Castle and was considered one of the special matches.

There were 37 players, making up six rinks or smaller teams - A rink being the lane on the grass.

As someone who doesn't know much about lawn bowls, it was nice to watch team members cheering each other on throughout the afternoon, with regular encouragement and clapping.

The scores half-way through the match were 219 - 107 to the Royal Household Bowls Club, across the six rinks. 

Both teams "tried their best" as one player said.

After an afternoon of friendly competition, the group come together for a celebratory dinner.

The day was very relaxed - although I can imagine league games are more tense - with friends coming together to enjoy the sport on a Sunday afternoon in the sun. 

I don't think you have to be a sport's fan to get hooked, eagerly watching the scoreboards. It was great to experience the match, in stunning surroundings.

Who knows, maybe one day in the future I will take up the sport.

An update of fixtures and final match scores to follow.