DESBOROUGH TOWN BOWLING CLUB
MEN V LADIES
For the first time in ages the club was mobbed with players and spectators, which was great to see. The annual charity game was dedicated to Sharon Hall and all monies raised will be passed to Ovarian Cancer Research. We raised the fantastic amount of £500.65 and with committee approval the club will make the final amount up to £1000.
The fun part of the evening was the battle of the sexes with the ladies winning the rinks 3 games to 2. Unfortunately the match is all about the overall score so the trophy was taken by Captain Bob with the Men winning 63 shots to 47. Unlucky Captain Jenny. We almost had enough raffle prizes for one each, so many thanks for everyone for bringing a prize. The mystery prize was won by Jeanne, which was an indoor wine jacuzzi!!!!
Some more photos below.
Last weekend saw the Ladies County Finals and Desborough featured in most of them. The Fours of Jeanne Flippance, Margaret Watts, Katie Smith and Rebecca Wigfield triumphed over Abington whilst Margaret, Katie and Rebecca narrowly lost to Kingsthorpe in the triples. Then the magnificent feat of our England star Rebecca, which must be a first, winning The 4 Wood and 2 Wood Singles and the Champion of Champions. Brilliant Rebecca and also well done to Sian Hughes from Kettering Lodge who played Rebecca in all three finals.
Bowls England is delighted to publish our latest guidance for Return To Play, following today’s (Monday 10 May) confirmation from the Prime Minister regarding a further easing of restrictions from next week. From Monday 17 May, England will enter Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap, and this is now reflected in our latest guidance.
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Please read our full guidance here, which includes FAQs and full details on the above headlines.
The season has started and we have had great support from our members. It's all a bit strange but as restrictions are gradually lifted things hopefully will return to normal.
We have introduced an online booking system. Members need to register before they can book a rink. All members have been emailed instructions. You can use the booking system from your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone and once the clubhouse is open a tablet will be available for booking at the club. For those unable to access the booking system the suggestion is to get another member to book you a ring or ring the steward.
The Clubhouse is now open as normal, although entry until 21st June will still be via the side gate. You MUST register in the Track & Trace book or via the NHS app on your arrival, whether going into the clubhouse or staying outside.
You MUST wear a mask on entry to the clubhouse until you sit down. The bar will be open in the evenings and you will order at the table not at the bar. Please do not move chairs around or move seats, and try not to go on walkabouts!!