Downton Bowling Club: 40 next year!
Next year, Downton Bowling Club celebrates 40 years of the first bowl being delivered in 1981, with a few events already planned. Some players within the Club are founder members - Bob Dymott, Les Cousins - other ex-players like Don Moody, are already helping to resource the archives. However, the Club would love to receive any memories, photographs, etc, that people may have of the Club in those early day, so please contact them if you can help with this.
In common with everyone else, the Club management this year has had a difficult time. However, despite the challenges, there have been opportunities for bowling, and the enthusiastic Downton players were compensated for a truncated start to the season with an extended finish, the last bowl being delivered in October. Towards the end of the season there were qualifying competitions for the Bowls England National Champion of Champions 2021 tournament. Lynda Hale won the Final of the Ladies' Singles (against Barbara Davies); Alan Waters won the Men's Singles Final (against Bob Dymott). The end of season maintenance, which involves dressing and seeding the Green, was carried out in good spirits by lots of volunteers, who probably enjoyed the tea and cake as much as the flexing of their muscles.
From left to right: Barbara, Alan, Bob, Lynda
Bearing in mind current restrictions, the club have been looking to start a short mat/carpet bowls session, which could be played adhering to C-19 safety measures, starting in December. There were also plans to have a distancing Christmas Lunch. It remains to be seen whether or not these events will be possible or not. In the meantime, some of the members have been taking part in virtual meetings and Zoom Quizzes.
Please contact Alan Waters on 01725512531, or email email@example.com, for further information.