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A good turnout of bowlers from Manor Road's Borough Bowling Club turned out for the clubs annual Ted King Doubles and barbecue. After some close games in the group stages  Bobby Walker and  Keith Watson came through and beat Di Purdy and Dave Waite 21-14 in the first semi-final
The other Semi Final had Betty Adamson bowling with Barrie Watson against her son Andy Adamson who was paired with Phil Austin It was a very close tussle but Betty bowled superbly to beat her son 21-18 and claim the 2nd final place
Bobby Walker and Keith Watson  raced into an early lead against brother Barrie Watson and Betty Adamson and never got caught running out 21-11 winners
Picture shows Borough President Pete Charter present the shield to the winners as the runner's up look on


A fantastic turnout of 74 bowlers from all over Yorkshire competed for Borough Bowling Club's Tyne Merit at the Manor Road Green on Sunday
A fantastic days bowling in glorious sunshine saw Scarborough North Cliff's Ian Richardson beat Hunmanby's Billy Holdsworth  21- 19 to take the first final berth
With 2 bowlers from Castleford in the other Semi Final it was Stuart Thompson who beat Andy Webb 21-16 for the other final place
Thompson got off to the best start running up a 12-8 lead In the final before Richardson levelled it up at 12 each
Thompson then nosed ahead and eventually took the trophy with a 21-15 victory
Picture shows Borough President Pete Charter present the trophy to Stuart Thompson with runner up Ian Richardson looking on


The first over 60's Crown Green bowling merit of 2019 took place on Friday at Borough Bowling Club's Manor Road Green
The event was kindly sponsored by GT Garages Scarborough and drew in 50 of the best senior bowlers in the East Coast area stretching between Whitby and Bridlington
The day belonged to Borough's own Tony Bland who saw off teammate Mick Gates 21-13 then his wife Rita 21-16 and Bridlington Bay's Dave West 21-17 to reach the final
Hunmanby's Harry Old was waiting in the final for him after seeing off his teammate Phil Todd 21-10 in the semi final
Tony took command in the final and ran up a 14-8 lead before Harry pegged it back to 15-16
Tony then edged away again eventually running out a 21-16 winner
Picture shows winner Tony Bland with the cup and runner up Harry Old alongside a Citroën C1 kindly displayed for the day by sponsors GT Garages Scarborough


A day that started in hailstones and finished in sunshine greeted the competitors in Borough Bowling Club's Malton Cup
With players each having a handicap Caroline Watson edged past Malcolm Patchett 21-20 in the first semi - final and then had to wait for her husband Barrie Watson to squeeze past Shaughan Temple 21-13 to set off a husband and wife final
With Barrie giving Caroline 9 start he seemed destined to take the trophy after levelling scores at 16 all but Caroline was having none of it. Good woods matched good woods and with the scores levelled at 20 each it was Caroline who bowled the best wood to take home the trophy
Mick Gates beat Di Purdy 21-11 in the tea and biscuits consolation cup
Picture shows Borough Bowling Club president Pete Charter present the cup to winner Caroline Watson


An overcast morning saw 74 bowlers in 37 pairs playing in Borough Bowling Clubs Renshaw Pairs Open at the Manor Road green. Early results saw fancied home bowlers Jack Bird and Matthew Bell beaten 21-19 by some superb bowling from Alison Roe and Sue Green
It was though the experienced pairing from Whitby of Geoff Watson and Paul Morgan who saw off Dukes Parks Geoff Oldham and Dennis O'Neil 21-12 in the first semi-final.
North Cliffs Robert Child and Lee Deighton beat Boroughs Pete Charter and Steve Price 21-13 in the second semi final
With the sun bursting out for a glorious evening Watson and Morgan got off to a great start in the final and despite tremendous efforts from Child and Deighton to get a foothold in the game it was Watson and Morgan who took home the trophy 21-6
Picture shows Borough President Pete Charter presenting the trophy to winners Paul Morgan and Geoff Watson whilst runners up Lee Deighton and Robert Child look on


Another good turn out of Borough Bowling Club members contested the Wally Day Cup on a glorious Easter Saturday
Secretary, Barrie Watson beat Liam Vasey 21-10, brother Keith Watson 21-7 and Shaughan Temple 21-16 to take the first final place
Former secretary Mick Gates beat Joyce Barron 21-13, daughter Jo Gates 21-19 and John Thundercliffe 21-17 for the second place in the final
The final was a very close tussle that swung both ways before Mick Gates eventually ran out 21-16 winner
The tea and biscuits saw Club President Pete Charter beat Vice President Barry Gosling21-11

Picture shows Club president Pete Charter present Mick Gates with the Wally Day Cup with runners ups Barrie Watson and Barry Gosling looking on


A good turn out of bowlers at Borough Bowling Clubs Manor Road green for the Club Doubles enjoyed some healthy spring sunshine

Joyce Barron and John Thundercliffe bowled their way into the final beating Jean Purdy and Jo Gates 21-19 in the semi-final

Betty Adamson and Barrie Watson secured the other final place beating Eric Truman and Tony Bland 21-10 in their semi-final

Adamson and Watson raced out of the blocks in the final to run up a 12-7 lead

However the day belonged to Barron and Thundercliffe who sailed to a 21-15 win to take home  the vintage 1906 Boyce Cup


The first club cup of the season was held at Boroughs Manor Road green last Saturday It was the handicapped Potter Cup and a good field of entrants saw Shaughan Temple beat Joyce Barron 21--18 in the first semi-final and Di Purdy beat Pete Charter 21-15 in the second

The final was a tight affair with Shaughan just clinging on to his 3 shot handicap lead all the way through to win 21-18

A tea and biscuits consolation competition saw Liam Vasey use his 6 shot handicap to good advantage beating Dave Pryce 21-7


After a very successful day on Saturday, when we enjoyed a very pleasant match against North Cliff (especially when we beat them),£200 was raised in aid of Saint Catherines Hospice
The cheque will be presented at the Hospice on Friday morning at 11am


A great turn out of 70 bowlers for the annual drawn pairs merit at Borough Bowling Club's Manor Road green were treated to some exceptional bowling

Hunmanby's Neil Ledingham and Whitby's Geoff Watson bowled superbly all day and ran into a 19-13 lead in the final against Whitby's Tim Purcell and Dukes Park Brid's Geoff Price but then  they dropped  4 points at a crucial end. Watson then had to produce a superb fire to keep them  in the game.

Watson and Ledingham then went on to run out 21-18 winners.


SATURDAY 23rd February 2019 6pm start

the annual club event where we hire the whole indoor green at the Alexander Bowls Centre



SATURDAY 19th January 2019 7-30 pm

Big Big News,

Mark it in your Diary

Cancel your new Year vacation

Cancel your Saturday night TV

Book your Babysitter

Tell the Grand kid's they can't come over that night

Borough Bowling Club Annual dinner is now at the Crescent Hotel

No sesame seeds on your bread bun here !


and let Barrie Watson know what you are eating and who you are bringing that night? (hope I got that the right way round)