High Legh Bowlers hope you had a happy and safe Christmas and are looking forward to 2017.
The outdoor bowling season finished with a flourish, in that members enjoyed another successful Away Day at Christleton followed by the Club Team Trophy competition on home ground. The Away Day provided plenty of friendly competition organised for us by Norman Harrison, which was rounded off by a splendid three course dinner when the results for the day were announced. Congratulations to Pat Hirst as the overall winner and to Rac Rigby as runner up.
The Team Trophy was held on the day before the closure of the green. We were blessed with fine weather for the occasion and a good turnout. This is the second year that this competition has been run, and it looks to be becoming a firm fixture in our bowling calendar. It provides the only opportunity throughout the season for representatives of all our ten teams to get together and compete against each other. Honours this year went to our Knutsford Mens League A team represented by Neil Dolan and Allan Rawnsley, who had a convincing win against the runners up, our Knutsford Friday evening A team represented by Bob Brown and David Readitt. Whether we should have some form of handicapping in 2017 and how this might work is something that is open for debate.
The league results achieved for 2016 were:-
Knutsford and District Ladies Bowling League; Division 2 3rd place.
Norley and District Bowling League Sect 3 High Legh A 4th ;Sect 5 High Legh B 9th.
Knutsford Friday Bowling League Div 1 High Legh A 7th; Div 2 High Legh B 9th. Knutsford Bowling League Div 3 High Legh A 5th; Div 5 High Legh B 2nd.
Trafford Evening Bowling League Division 2 6th
Knutsford Veterans Bowling League High Legh finished 4th..
The Presentation evening was again enjoyed by many of the members as well as providing an opportunity to recognise the achievements of members in the various club and League competitions
However the cessation of activity on the green, the start of the annual maintenance programme and the tidying up in the clubhouse does not mean that many of our bowlers have gone to ground until the next season. Indeed there is considerable activity with indoor bowling. Bowling in the Village Hall on Wednesday afternoons and evenings continues to be popular, the latter being more competitive than social and where “points mean prizes”. The team entered in the Cheshire Villages League started well and despite a dip of form latterly, have hopes of a fruitful start to 2017. We also have a team that plays at Northwich on a Monday night and a team involved in long mat bowling at Birchwood.
One important date for all bowlers to put in their diary is February 19th. This year in particular there are important decisions to be taken at the AGM, and all members of the club are urged to attend.