2021 News and Events

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Peter Bean

Just to inform you we have just received the sad news that our friend and supporter Pete Bean sadly died a few weeks ago

Christmas Competition Final 2021

Manor Road’s Borough Bowling club held their annual Christmas Competition with the Final played on Bank Holiday Monday
Caroline Watson and Ronnie Noble won a tough group round before beating Penny Gosling and Geoff Dawson in their semi-final
Whilst Shaughan Temple and Kev Moss sailed through the group stage before a narrow 21-19 semi-final victory over Tony Bland and Ken Marshall saw them take the second place in the final
A good crowd gathered for the final and saw Temple and Moss take early command leading 11-5
Watson and Noble dug in though and turned it round winning the last six ends on the trot to earn a 21-16 victory
Picture shows Borough Club President Sue Wilkinson presenting the prizes

Winter Merit held at Boro 19-12-2021

28 hardy Crown Green bowlers from all across the Yorkshire turned out at Borough Bowling Clubs Manor Road green for the last winter merit of 2021?
Robin Hoods Bays Tim Purcell eased his way past Whitby’s Kenny Wale 21-17 in the first semi final whilst Whitby’s Paul Morgan defeated Bridlingtons Kevin Gates 21-15
Tim Purcell dominated the final to run out a worthy winner 21-14
The tea and Biscuits consolation doubles competition saw Boroughs Barrie Watson and Sheffields Dave Knights beat Boroughs Ken Marshall and Bridlingtons Katie Gates 21-9

The Christmas Competition kicks off with a great display of Christmas Cheer from Tony

For ongoing results please see the Competition page

Congratulations to Pete Charter

At the The East Coast District Association AGM which was held recently our very own Pete Charter has been elected President of the Association
It’s a great honour to be elected by all the bowlers along the East Coast so Congratulations to Pete who will serve as President for the next 2 years

Borough Winter Merit 7-11-2021

A glorious  winters Sunday saw Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club hold their first winter Merit since 2019 with bowlers from all over Yorkshire descending on the green
Castleford’s Stuart Thompson saw off team mate Tony Chambers 21-11 in the first semifinal. Whilst  Bridlington’s Andy Deighton beat Whitby’s Alan Landers in the other semi  21-15
Thompson got off to a great start in the final and despite a late rally from Deighton ran out the winner 21-13
Tea and Biscuits saw an all Whitby final with Geoff Watson and Geoff Coleman beating Jo Leeman and Joyce Harland 21-17
Picture shows Borough Secretary Barrie Watson presenting the winners with their prizes

     ?      Congratulations to Carol & Clive Roberts who celebrate their 54th Wedding Anniversary today      ?


Nalton Mixed Pairs 11-09-2021

Manor Roads Borough bowling club held their Annual Nalton Pairs cup over the last week and there were some long dramatic games in the final event of this year

Ray Malton & Rita Bland fought a 2 hour battle to see off Dave Waite and John Plummer 21-20 in the quarter final
Then in the semi final Rita had to  be replaced by Trish Jenkinson after hurting her arm against Dave Pryce and Pete Hodgson but Trish and Ray managed to come from behind to win 21-19 and book a place in the final
Les Ramm and Jo Gates had a less dramatic route to the final beating Sue Wilkinson and Yvette Barker 21-12 and then Pete Mouser and Hazel Marshall 21-6 in the semi final
The final was a dramatic affair starting off neck and neck at 14 each before Malton and Jenkinson forged a 20-14 lead
Ramm and Gates then took the next 4 ends to level the scores at 20 each
The last end swung both ways before Ramm and Gates were sat in a winning position with Jenkinson having the final wood to bowl
What a wood it was taking out the wood leading to leave her own bowl right on top of the Jack
This meant the trophy went to Ray Malton and Trish Jenkinson (and Rita Bland who left injured earlier) in dramatic fashion

The image on the left/above shows the winners and runners up of the Nalton Mixed Pairs Competition.

The image on the right/below shows all quarter finalists.

The video on the left/above is a short clip from the semi final game played by D Pryce & P Hodgson vs R Malton & T Jenkinson.

The video on the right/below is a longer clip from the final played by R Malton & T Jenkinson vs L Ramm & J Gates. (Please note that this clip does not contain audio!)

Return friendly at Frickley Bowling Club 06-09-2021

Today we visited Frickley Bowling Club for a return friendly game of bowls 

They made us most welcome, our thanks go to Mick,Margaret,Walt and all there team for a great days bowling. A special thank you to all the ladies who laid on a superb buffet.

Also thanks to the team representing Borough today Sue, Penny, John, Barry, Dave and Ray we hope that we can repeat this fixture again next year

Hutchinson Cup 5-09-2021

Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club held their annual Club Championship for the Joe Hutchinson Cup last week with the final stages completed on Sunday
John Lloyd won his place in the final after defeating Shaughan Temple 21-18 and Pete Mouser 21-15
Robin Daplyn also fought his way past Pete Charter 21-11 and Barrie Watson 21-20 to earn his place in the final
With the green running superbly in the afternoon sun the final started in a nip and tuck fashion through the early stages before Daplyn took control and bowled his way into an 18-13 lead
However the cool head of John Lloyd remained unflustered as he put up good wood after good wood and eventually pegging the scores back level
Lloyd then put up some superb woods that Daplyn couldn’t beat and he took the title of Club Champion by a 21-18 score line
Picture shows Club President Bob Dickens presenting the prizes

Frickley Bowling Party Visit  to Borough Bowling Club 30-08-2021

Bank holiday Monday saw a visiting party from Frickley bowling club at Boroughs Manor Road bowling club

Despite a late arrival from some of the team due to holiday traffic congestion on the A64 a great days bowling was enjoyed by all

Ted King Shield 29-08-2021

Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club staged the final of their annual Ted King shield on the bank holiday weekend

Pete Hodgson and Barrie Watson marched into the final with a great display of bowling beating Shaughan Temple and Christine Turner 21-2
The other semifinal was a tight affair with Joyce Barron partnering one half of last years winning pair Robin Daplyn just edging out Heather Parkin and Pete Charter 21-18
In the final with Pete Hodgson leading superbly
Watson and Hodgson got off to a great start leading 9-0 but Daplyn and Barron came back to cut the deficit to 14-10
Hodgson and Watson just had enough left to get over the line 21-13 and take the trophy
Picture showing Club President Bob Dickens presenting the trophies 

Rosebowl Cup Qualifiers 04-08-2021

2021 Rosebowl qualifiers were held tonight with 7 pairs entered

Current holders of the trophy, Jack Bird and Matthew Bell successfully qualified along with Barrie Watson and Steve Price, so good luck to our representatives at Dukes Park on Sunday August 22nd
Results were:
Jack & Matthew 21 v Rita & Tony Bland 15
Robin Daplyn & Ronnie Noble  21 v  Ray Malton & Les Ramm 11
Jack & Matthew 21 v Robin & Ronnie 7
Steve & Barrie 21 v Russ Turner & Malcolm Patchett 5
Steve & Barrie 21 v Janet Anderson & Joyce Barron 10
Thanks to all for participating

Hospital Cup 01-08-2021

 Andy Adamson, Ronnie Noble, Barry Gosling and John Lloyd recently won through to qualify to represent Borough Bowling Club in the Hospital Cup Finals 

Our congratulations go to Ronnie Noble who out of the representatives reached the Semi final at North Cliff on Sunday 1st August

Over 60's Open Pairs Competition 30-07-2021

On a July day when the rain just would not stop 52 hardy crown green bowlers from all over the East Coast descended on Borough Bowling Clubs Manor Road green for an over 60’s open pairs competition sponsored by Astons Chemists 
Despite being soaked to the skin Boroughs own Pete Charter and Barry Gosling beat North Cliffs Robert Child and Ian Richardson 21-17 in the first semi-final
Whilst Boroughs husband and Wife pair Barrie & Caroline Watson set up an all homester’s final by beating Whitby’s Sue Green and Alan Boland 21-14 in the second semi
The Watsons set off the fastest with Caroline leading precisely and ran into a 10-7 lead but Pete and Barry dug in and clawed their way into an 18-12 lead
The Watsons came back though and at 18-17 the game looked locked until Pete Charter put on two superb woods and when Barry Gosling backed it up with a third wood that wasn’t beaten it was game over
Picture shows club President Bob Dickens present the trophy underneath the sponsors, Aston Chemists, banner

Webb Cup 25-07-2021

A glorious July Sunday afternoon saw Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club complete the final stages of their annual Harold Webb Cup
After qualifying games played all week, Sunday saw the completion of the semi finals and final
In the first semi final Caroline Watson beat Club President Bob Dickens in a very tight game that flowed both ways 21-19 to claim the first final berth
Then her husband Barrie Watson ended the challenge of Jo Gates 21-14 in the second semi final to set up a husband versus wife final
Barrie took control early in the final and ran into a 7-2 lead but Caroline steadied the ship and came back to take a 10-9 lead
Barrie then found a tricky mark on a fast running green which Caroline couldn’t master to run out a 21-11 winner
Picture shows the presentations by Club President Bob Dickens

Malton Cup 18-07-2021

Sunday saw Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club, complete their Annual Malton Cup competition in glorious sunshine.
Last years runner up Dave Pryce took his place in the final disposing of club president Rob Dickens 21-7 in the first semi final
Shaughan Temple ended the challenge of Barrie Watson 21-11 in the second semi
Pryce was off to a good start in the final and was bowling superbly to run up a 12-4 lead 
Temple briefly made a come back to 12-7 but it was to be Pryce’s day eventually taking the Cup 21-10
Photo shows club President Bob Dickens presenting the prizes

CLUB DOUBLES 03-07-2021

Manor Road’s Borough Bowling Club held their annual club doubles competition for the 118 year old Boyce Cup
38 entrants battled through short group matches.
Robin Daplyn and Geoff Dawson emerged as first finalists beating Barrie Watson and Janet Anderson 8-3 over 7 ends 
Then Tony Bland and Trish Jenkinson beat Pete Charter and Graham Walker 6-3 in the second semi-final
Daplyn and Dawson were first out of the blocks in the final running up a 9-1 lead that proved unassailable and finally took the trophy 9-3 over 7 ends
Picture shows Boro Vice-President Sue Wilkinson presenting the prizes 


Friday saw Manor Road Road bowling green host the East Coast district’s first over 60’s merit since 2019, due to the pandemic. The event was sponsored by Astons Pharmacy and
47 bowlers from all over the East Coast enjoyed the days early sunshine.
Whitby’s Geoff Watson took the first final berth after beating Borough Bowling Clubs Dave Waite in the first semi-final and Hunmanby’s Billy Holdsworth dispatched Boroughs Shaughan Temple in an electric semi-final 21-20 to claim the second berth.
The final was a real neck and neck affair with first Geoff taking the lead then Billy  before Billy Holdsworth edged ahead to take the Astons sponsored Miller Over 60’s cup 21-18
The picture shows Borough vice-president Sue Wilkinson presenting the prizes


Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club held their annual Maltby Ladies Rosebowl and Russell over 65’s competition over the last week with the semi finals and finals played on Sunday
The Ladies saw Caroline Watson beat Janet Anderson 21-17 in the first semi final and Jo Gates beat Hazel Marshall 21-7 in the second
The final saw Jo Gates race into a 19-13 lead before Caroline found her length and rallied to 19-20 down Then with Caroline laying game with 2 good woods on Jo bowled a precision wood to take the trophy by a hairs breadth of a measure
In the over 65’s Les Ramm fought a tight semifinal to beat Ray Malton 21-15 and in another tight game Barry Gosling came from 17-12 down to beat Shaughan Temple 21-17
The final saw a determined effort from Les Ramm who ran out a tidy 21-6 winner
Picture shows Club President Rob Dickens presenting the prizes

FOXTON CUP 06-06-2021

Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club held their annual Foxton Cup competition over the last week
Sunday saw some close bowling with Robin Daplyn just easing out Joyce Barron 21–17 in the first semi-final and Ray Malton edging past Alan Catterson 21-16 in the other
In the final Robin Daplyn led superbly and never gave Ray Malton a chance to get a grip in the game. Robin eventually running out a 21-5 winner to lift the cup
Picture shows club President Rob Dickens present the trophy to Robin Daplyn whilst Joyce Barron, Ray Malton and Alan Catterson look on

POTTER CUP 30-05-2021

Sunday saw the 101st year of Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club annual handicapped Potter cup played out in glorious sunshine
After a week of qualifying games John Lloyd (scratch) beat Alan Marshall (+6) 21-16 in the first semi-final whilst Barrie Watson (scratch) beat Dave Pryce (scratch) 21-14 in the other semi
In the final John Lloyd was quick out of the blocks and rattled up a 10-2 lead before Barrie Watson fought back to 15-10 down
Lloyd then bowled some superb precision woods to run out a worthy 21-12 winner
Picture shows club President Bob Dickens present the trophy to winner John Lloyd whilst Barrie Watson Alan Marshall and Dave Pryce look on


Manor Road’s Borough Bowling Club played their first club cup of the year the Wally Day Memorial Trophy this week
Sunday saw the semi finals with Les Ramm beating Pete Charter 21-18 and Barrie Watson beating brother Keith Watson 21-12
The final started neck and neck with the scores locked at 10 across Ramm then took control and with some superb bowling ran into a 20-10 lead
Watson tried to stage a recovery but Ramm was to good and ran out a 21-12 winner
Picture shows Club President Rob Dickens presenting the trophy.


Borough Bowling Club on Manor Road Scarborough have run a doubles competition over the 3 weeks to allow new members to partake in some competitive Bowling. 

This Sunday saw the culmination with  Les Ramm  and Ken  Marshall seeing off the plucky challenge from Caroline Watson and Pauline Allison 21-19 whilst Mick Gates and Jo Gates  beat Ray Malton and Alan Marshall 21-14 in the semi-finals
Mick led suberbly in the final and with some great back up from daughter Jo they managed to run out 21-7 winners


Manor Road’s Borough Bowling Club held their annual Presidents Open Day on Sunday in glorious sunshine. First Chairman Pete Charter gave a welcoming speech and held a minutes applause for a number of long standing members the club has lost over the last year. Then he introduced incoming President Mr. Bob Dickens who carried out the annual tradition of bowling the first wood and declaring the green open, in front of a number of socially distanced members. The final stages of a winter competition were then completed with Eric Truman beating Barrie Watson 21-19 in the final. Eric previously beating Kev Daplyn 21-18 in a nail biting semi-final whilst Barrie had beaten Joyce Barron 21-14 in the other semi final


As you can see from the pictures below, the bowling green looks immaculate, all that is missing are some bowlers
We have topped up supplies of disinfectant and hand gel and so as soon as we get the green light we are ready to resume bowling in a covid secure environment 
The club has kindly received a generous donation from Mr and Mrs Stuart Pringle who have been enrolled as social members, and the next step is convincing them to join in and have a go at bowling
We also received a generous donation from Audrey Stafford who donated hers and Gerry’s woods to the club and we sold them to Sue and Kevin Daplyn and no doubt they will be in the winning enclosure once again shortly.
 Annual  membership renewal as usual will be due in April, together with the new President, Mr. Bob Dickens, ceremonial “rolling of the first wood”.
We intend to hold a committee meeting next week to discuss these matters, after we know the timetable to re-opening, to formalise these proceedings
Looking forward to getting things going again but in the meantime
Stay Safe  

Barrie Watson

Week commencing 15 February, Pete Charter, Dave Waite and Adam started doing essential work to keep our green in pristine condition they have cleaned up all the backboards etc.(all done in a safe socially distanced manner of course)
Ray Malton and Malcolm Patchett also have been tidying up around the green and have weeded the the surrounds, and also assisted in chisel-tining the green
As you can see from the attached picture the bowling green looks immaculate, all that is missing are some bowlers.
In the photos are Ben Morgan from (Rigby Taylor, Turf Specialists) and Adam taking soil samples and also Ray Malton (Trained Operative) chisel tining the green with the Groundsman 345 which has the new the caster wheel attached

Scarborough’s Jack Bird reflects on World Indoor Championships experience after defeat in last 16 against Simon Skelton – The Scarborough News

“Scarborough’s Jack Bird has reflected on his World Indoor Championships experience after defeat in last 16 against Simon Skelton at Potters on Wednesday.”
Click here to read the full article in The Scarborough News

Jack Bird’s bid for 2021 World Indoor Bowls Championships glory ends as Simon Skelton seals success at Potter – The Scarborough News

“Scarborough bowls star Jack Bird’s bid for world honours ended as he exited the 2021 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters at the last 16 stage on Wednesday.”
Click here to read the full article in The Scarborough News



 A credit to the area and Borough Bowling Club is proud of you ! although you didnt win you thrilled the local bowling community with your performances at the World Indoor Bowling Competition over the last two weeks. Things just wouldn’t fall your way today, against one of the best players in the tournament, but we are sure you will be back next year and before too long, lifting that trophy.

Wednesday 20th January 

Watch Jack play his second round singles game against Simon Skelton



Exeter’s Rob Paxton waved goodbye to his Just World singles campaign today, against 20 year old Scarborough mechanic Jack Bird.

Paxton found himself 6-1 down after four ends, but bounced back with a treble and double to share a 6-6 scoreline. Bird rolled in successive singles to leave Paxton requiring a double to draw the set or a treble to win it – and that scenario looked on the cards when he held the  shots he needed, however an inch perfect delivery by Bird averted the danger. But with one bowl left to play the drama wasn’t quite over.  Paxton fired at the head, and when the dust had settled – counted a single and was very unlucky not to make it a double and narrowly missed out 8-7. Singles were scored on the first six ends of the second sat with Bird holding sway at 5-1.

Paxton, who hadn’t been looking himself throughout the match, unexpectedly left the rink when he still have two bowls to play on the seventh end and five minutes later the Tournament Director Tom Weir announced that Paxton had conceded the match in Bird’s favour.

Bird now lines up against 2019 beaten finalist Simon Skelton.

Their 2nd Round match will be played on Wednesday.

Watch the action below

Monday 18th January 13.00

1st round Singles Match

Robert Paxton v Jack Bird

Our Club Member JACK  BIRD and his partner STUART IRWIN  reached the Semi Finals of The World Indoor Bowls Championship 

See how they got on below by clicking on the videos


Monday 11th January 19.30

Semi Final Match

M Dawes & J Chestney


Jack Bird & S Irvine

Sunday 10th January

Quarter Final Match

D. Gourlay / M. King


 J. Bird / S. Irwin


Click Here to access Potters website and Match Schedule

Saturday 9th January

See Borough’s Jack Bird compete in this years World Indoor Bowls Championship  Competition at Potters

The game starts about 2 minutes after the video is started 

To Start video, click the arrow in the middle of the screen, to expand to larger view click the square icon in the bottom righthand corner of the video


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