2020 News and Events

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After last week’s rain cancelled the event, this Sunday Borough Bowling Club completed their first winter bowling competition. With it being the last Sunday before Christmas the event had a festive spirit with the spectators enjoying mince pies and Prosecco.

After winning their respective group matches to qualify for the semi-finals Les Ramm lost 21-13 to Pete Charter whilst Caroline Watson beat Shaughan Temple 21- 12

The final saw Caroline bowl precisely to build up a 7-2 lead and she never allowed Pete any room to get into the game. Eventually Caroline running out a 21-7 winner with a superb display of bowling

Ray Malton ran a raffle on the day which raised £58 for club funds

Picture shows winner Caroline Watson receive the trophy from Secretary Barrie Watson whilst runner up Pete Charter looks on

New Coring Machine

Just like to thank everyone who helped last weekend with the hollow coring of the green with our new groundsman 345HD machine.

And although we have taken cores out of the green 3inches by 5/8 it has not altered the playing surface at all.

We now have two more trained operatives for the machine Dave Pryce and Les Ramm but also helping were John Thundercliff, Ray Malton and Malcolm Padgett

 Good job well done 

Many thanks 

Pete Charter & Dave Waite

New Website

Many man hours have been used by Malcolm Stephenson in upgrading the clubs website which the club are extremely grateful for. Along the way Malcolm was originally greatly helped with a lot of technical work by a friend, Radd, who unfortunately died suddenly before the work could be completed.
As Malcolm continued with the launch of the new website he turned to his young relative Connor McPherson to provide much needed technical help. Connor has spent many hours providing great free of charge help and the Club Committee felt that it would be a nice gesture if we gave Connor £100 as way of thanking him for this work.
Once life members Mick and Pat Gates heard of this they kindly offered to donate the money.
Picture shows Mick making the presentation to Connor

First Cut after Winter Maintenance

The green has had its end of season maintenance. Solid tined with our new machine, a Groundsman 345, scarified, seeded, and top dressed just a week ago.

Thanks to Adam for all his hard work and giving the green it’s first cut a week after the maintenance. Also many thanks to everyone who turned up to help move the 80 bags of top dressing. The Green reopens on Monday

Nalton Mixed Pairs 6-9-2020

With all Crown Green Bowling leagues cancelled this year due to the Pandemic, one of the positives to come from this is the clubs like Borough Bowling Club on Manor Road have had time to concentrate on their annual Club Cups.  Normally Borough would play a club cup over one day, but this year they have had time to spread the competition over a full week. This has also resulted in much bigger entries and some top quality bowling. This week Borough played their last competition of the year with the Nalton Mixed Pairs which was played as two man teams. The first semi final saw John Lloyd and Rita Bland just beat Liam Vasey and Erica Truman 35-30 whilst Mick Gates and Penny Gosling beat Ray Malton and Sue Daplyn 41-36. The final saw John Lloyd bowl superbly to beat Mick Gates 21-9 whilst John,’s partner Rita Bland also bowled well to beat Penny Gosling 21-14. This meant John and Rita took the trophy 42-23

Picture shows Borough President Barry Gosling and Secretary Barrie Watson present winners John Lloyd and Rita Bland with the trophy whilst runners up Mick Gates and Penny Gosling look on


Club Doubles 30-08-2020

After a difficult week with stormy weather Borough Bowling Club managed to complete their Club Doubles competition for the 117 year old Boyce Cup. After great bowling all week the pairing of Robin Daplyn and Malcolm Patchett beat Andy Adamson and Alan Marshall 34-27 in the first semi-final. Whilst Rita Bland and Trish Jenkinson beat Barry and Penny Gosling 42-23 on the second semi final. In the final Robin and Malcolm bowled superbly and never allowed Rita and Trish a foothold in the game to take the trophy with a 42-5 victory

Picture shows Borough President Barry Gosling present the winners Robin Daplyn and Malcolm Patchett with the trophy whilst runners up Rita Bland and Trish Jenkinson look on


Ted King Doubles 23-8-2020

Borough Bowling Club on Manor Road held their Ted King Doubles competition over the last week and due to Covid regulations played it in a 2 man team format

After winning their way to Sundays semi-final Dave Pryce and Malcolm Patchett disposed of Barrie Watson and Ken Marshall 42-21 to take the first final place

Whilst Robin Daplyn and Les Ramm saw off Liam Vasey and Dave Waite 42-26

Les bowled superbly to beat Malcolm 21-8 in his game in the final and once Robin had scored 13 to Daves 15, the heavens opened so the pair came off as Les and Robin had secured an unassailable lead to take the trophy 34-23

Picture shows Borough Chairman Pete Charter present Robin Daplyn and Les Ramm with the shield whilst runners up Malcolm Patchett and Dave Pryce look on


Foxton and Russell Cups 16-08-2020

In the Foxton Novices Cup Final Les Ramm won a close tussle with Alan Catterson 21-15
In the Russell Over 65’s Cup semi-finals Barry Gosling beat Alan Catterson 21-11 and Pete Charter beat John Lloyd 21-13
Pete then hit top form in the final beating Barry 21-6 to take the cup.
Congratulations to Les and Pete
Picture shows Club President Barry Gosling presenting the trophies to the winners


Maltby Ladies Cup 15-08-2020

It was a dull August Saturday afternoon for the final of the Maltby Ladies Cup at Borough Bowling Club on Manor Road but the hardy spectators were enthralled by a thrilling match. Penny Gosling took the initiative and bowled superbly to  lead all the way against Caroline Watson. Once Penny went 19-15 ahead she looked destined to take the trophy but Caroline dug deep and bowled 3 great ends in a row to come through and win 21-19

Picture shows club president Barry Gosling present the trophy to winner Caroline Watson whilst runner up Penny Gosling looks on

Happy Birthday Mr Manor Road, we’ve renamed the stadium in your honour 

Hutchinson Cup 09-08-2020

Borough Bowling Club held their annual Club Championship competition over this last week, The Hutchinson Cup, and had a great entry of 30 members taking part despite current Covid restrictions. The  final was battled out between Barrie Watson and Andy Adamson who both had to win four games over the week to reach the final. Barrie beat Kevin Daplyn, Steve Taylor, Robin Daplyn and Mick Gates to take the first berth . Whilst Andy had to beat Dave Pryce, Colin Rodda , Bob Dickens and Barry Gosling to take the second place. The final was a very tense duel, with neither player getting far ahead before the other one came back but after the scores were locked at eleven each Watson managed to forge a 16-11 lead with some very neat bowling, and then moved 18-13 ahead before Adamson came back to within two points at 18-16. Andy then put up a great lead and a good second wood but Barrie managed to bowl a precision wood to take the end .With a 19-16 lead Barrie put up a superb first bowl and followed it up with a good second wood that Andy couldn’t beat to take the title for the first time.

Picture shows Borough President Barry Gosling presenting the trophy to winner Barrie Watson whilst Runner up Andy Adamson looks on

MALTON CUP 02-08-2020

Borough Bowling Club on Manor Road held their annual Malton Cup which is handicapped. Over the week Dave Pryce off scratch fought his way past Steve Taylor, Mick Gates and Liam Vasy to reach the final. Malcolm Patchett with a handicap of plus 9 had to beat Hazel Marshall, Barry Gosling and Les Ramm to make the other place in the final. Taking care of the jack Malcolm bowled superbly in the final and had soon increased his lead to 18-5 and then on to 20-8. Dave then got hold of the jack and staged a great fight back winning six ends in a row to bring the score back to 20-14 but then Malcolm bowled a superb wood  that Dave couldn’t beat to cross the line for a 21-14 victory.

Picture shows Mick Gates present the winner Malcolm Patchett with the trophy whilst runner up Dave Pryce looks on

WEBB CUP 26-07-2020

This week was the Webb Cup and 23 club members battled it out. Last weeks Cup winner Bob Dickens had some real battles beating Les Ramm 21-19, Anne Holmes 21-9, Caroline Watson 21-19 and Steve Taylor 21-13 to reach the final again this week. Pete Charter didn’t have it easy either beating Barrie Watson 21-12, Colin Rodda 21-12, John Lloyd 21-19 and Barry Gosling 21-13, to take the other place in the final. The final set off a neck and neck affair before Bob took charge with some precision bowling to run up a 15-6 lead. Pete put up a great fight and came back to 16-19 down but Bob had got too far in front and bowled two great leads to take the game 21-16 and win the Webb Cup and repeat his success of the Potter Cup last week.

Picture shows left to right Chairman and runner up Pete Charter, President Barry Gosling and Winner and Vice President Bob Dickens

POTTER CUP 19-07-2020

Another glorious Sunday afternoon greeted the members of Borough Bowling Club for the finals of their annual handicapped Potter Cup competition. Mick Gates off scratch had battled past Hazel Marshall (+9) Caroline Watson (+3) John Lloyd (+3) and Steve Taylor (scratch) during the week  to claim the first place in the final. Bob Dickens also off scratch beat Ken Marshall (+9) Robin Daplyn (+3) and Dave Waite (+3) to claim the second final place. In the final Mick was quickest out of the traps taking an 8-2 lead and then stretching it to 13-5 before Bob could get a foothold in the game However Bob managed to claw his way back and after 14 across the game swung both ways. Eventually Bob pushed his nose ahead and ran out 21-18 in a splendid final.

Picture shows Chairman Pete Charter socially distancing presenting the trophy to Bob Dickens with runner up Mick Gates looking on

Wally Day Cup 12-07-2020

Glorious sunshine greeted the Crown Green bowlers from Borough Bowling green this Sunday at Manor Road. It was the first competition allowed under current regulations this year. There was some top bowling on display for the well behaved socially distanced spectators. After a full week of qualifying rounds the first semi-final saw Barrie Watson beat the experienced Dave Pryce 21-13. Then recently joined member from Pudsey Robin Daplyn got the better of another recently joined member from West Bromwich., John Lloyd 21-14 in the second semi final. In the final the game set off neck and neck but at 4 across Barrie fired off 2 good woods of Robins to take the Jack and he refused to give it up. Bowling tight woods across the middle of the green Watson eventually ran out a 21-5 winner

 Picture shows Borough Bowling Club President Barry Gosling (Centre)socially distancing and  presenting  the prizes to winner Barrie Watson and runner up Robin Daplyn

2020 Open Day 14-03-2020

Saturday saw the newly elected President of Borough Bowling Club, Barry Gosling bowl the first wood of the new season and declare the Manor Road green open again for the new season. Picture shows Barry bowl a superb touching wood whilst being watched by a crowd of members.

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