Time flies when you’re having fun, or so they say. It does not feel like 3 months since the start of the 2017 outdoor season, and now we are already half way through the season. Like most outdoor sports bowling is very much dependent on the weather, arguably more so than many other sports. Line and length are keys to bowling if you are to get your bowls anywhere near the target (the Block or Jack).
Imagine how difficult it must be to bowl consistently on line and length when you experience all the elements during the space of one match. This is exactly what the bowlers in the first match of the season encountered. Since then we have had the kind of weather you would expect in a British spring – damp, cold weather one day, bright hot conditions the next (or even on the same day). Appearances in all these conditions just go to show how much a bowler loves the sport.
We are at about “mid-term” in our league matches, but I have to report that all teams are well established in the top half of their respective leagues. Special mention, however, must be made of several teams for their standings at this stage of the season. The Knutsford Ladies' team and Norley League A and B teams are all well established in the top three of their leagues. The progress of all teams and players can be found by clicking on the appropriate link on the “teams” page in the club’s website
Only one club competition, the Men's Pairs, has been completed so far. The Ladies' Pairs, unfortunately, had to be postponed due to a water-logged green. Hopefully we can re-schedule this for later in the season when we will have better conditions for bowling??? Three competitions are still in progress and there are two more at later dates. The men’s’ pairs competition, held in mid May saw some excellent bowling with games contested in a competitive but sportsmanlike fashion.
Congratulations to these members and thank you to all who supported the events in so many ways. The competitions which are ongoing are the singles mixed handicap and the men’s’ and ladies’ singles which are completed on finals day towards the end of August. A day not to be missed!
Chairman, Jean Mason with
Men's Pairs winners 2017
David Maynard and Rac Rigby
High Legh Big Weekend.
The Bowling club was pleased to take part in this highly successful event so magnificently organised by the Community Association. We welcomed a steady stream of guests aged from 5 to 80+ who were keen to have a go at Crown Green bowling for the first time. There was a great deal of enthusiasm displayed by all and a good proportion who showed a natural talent for this game. We hope that a number of these trialists will feel confident enough to visit us again in the near future and become members of this friendliest of clubs. We can offer free coaching and social bowling to anyone and club membership is available at 50% discount for beginners