Connection Failure Dalston Bowling Club 2005

Dalston Bowling Club, win the coveted Cumbria in Bloom Continental Landscapes Ltd Special Category Award for 2005

This is a highly prestigious award and thoroughly deserved by the Dalston Bowling Club, as the selection of floral pictures on the right show.

The trophies were awaded, on behalf of the Club, to Mrs Elsie Scott, Honorary Secretary.

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Our thanks go to the Parish Council for entering the Bowling Club in a Special Category in the Cumbria in Bloom competition. We were delighted to win our section and to go to Muncaster Castle to collect the award. Our floral displays, tubs and baskets, are always supplied by our members Mike and Helen Raynerd and are commented on each year by visiting teams. Thank you also to John Hall, Jim Coward and Maurice Scott who tend the rest of the grounds.

The Bowling Club is not only in operation during the outdoor season, April to September, but we have two indoor rinks for the months October to March. During the outdoor season we six teams who play in various leagues. This year in the outdoor season our ladies are the Champions of the Ladies League. Well done girls!! The other leagues have not been as successful but have not been disgraced. We also have a number of friendly games with local Clubs and visiting teams from other parts of the country. During the winter season there are club leagues most evenings and some afternoons. Bowling is a very social pastime and as some say ‘a great leveller’. It does not matter what age you are or how much experience you have you can always be beaten, usually when you least expect it. So if you want to join a friendly crowd of people in a sport that can be enjoyed by all please let us know.

The Club membership is in the region of 200, more gentlemen than ladies, but would always welcome new members, especially young people. The sport of bowls used to be regarded as just for ‘old’ people but now there is a growing interest from young people as well. Cumbria has quite a number of young men who play at county and national level, unfortunately the national players are not from our Club.

Our Club Champions this year were as follows:-

  Ladies Gentlemen
Singles:
Brenda Varey Steven Watson
Two Wood Players:
Audrey Wilkinson Danny Reed
Doreen Sparrow David Sparrow
Pairs:
Joyce Westmorland M Rogerson
Betty Harrison David Sparrow
Triples:
Betty Harrison Neville Vipond
Joan Graham Roger Heyworth
Brenda Varey John Douglas
Mixed Triples:
Keith Vevers
Albert Bosward
 
Steven Watson

 
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