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Top bowlers receive their awards

The Bowling Club held its annual Dinner and prize giving at the Crown at Roecliffe on Friday, October 19.

An excellent meal was enjoyed by some 34 members.Basil Birchall presented the competition cups to the winners whilst Steve Roberts gave his usual witty dialogue ending with presenting the 'Walkabout' trophy to his wife Sandra!

Pauline Beecroft presented a new trophy,The Ladies Captain's prize, for outstanding  Ladies' contribution to the Club.This was deservedly won by Olga Wardell.

The  Chairman's prize for an outstanding member was presented to Peter Garside who was one the first members of the Club, has played in many friendly matches, represented the club in the Dalesman League and, despite recent physical problems, continues to play regularly at a good level and is such is an inspiration to us all. Well done Peter !

Other prize winners were:
Ladies Singles: Pauline Beecroft; men's Singles: Ken Barker;  Open Singles: Christine Wood; Handicap Singles: Pauline Beecroft; Random pairs: Ken Montgomery and Danny O'Connell.

Christine Wood  and Olga Wardell received the Winners Shield for League 4 of the York Private Members League which was won By Bishop Monkton in their first year of joining the League. 


Pauline Beecroft

Ken Barker 
Ken Montgomery and 
Danny O'Connell
Peter Garside
Olga Wardell and
Christine Wood
Christine Wood
Sandra Roberts
Olga Wardell

Photos: Basil Birchall


Resume of the Bowling Club season

The presentation of the Ladies Captain's Shield to Club Captain Basil Birchall with Ladies Captain Pauline Beecroft and Chairman David Blyfield.

By Basil Birchall

The formal season was brought to a close with the annual Ladies v Gents match which was closer than usual.The match was won by the men on aggregate rather than rinks! The ladies were short of some of their 'stars' but these were compensated by 'ladies for the day' men who contributed greatly to the ladies cause.The match was followed by the usual excellent high tea for which we have good reason to be grateful to the ladies 

A successful season with a sixth successive Dalesman League win for the men. the Ladies performing well in the Harrogate Ladies League, finishing second in the Bateson League by only 2 points and a winning start in the 4th division of the York Private Members' League. Next season we join the 3rd division and plan to gradually rise to the top division !

The usual friendly matches took place and are always an enjoyable event finishing with a delicious tea We hosted a  touring team from Gloucester which proved to be a happy afternoon. The Club competitions were completed (more or less) on time.

The results will be featured with pics of their presentation at the Annual Dinner on October 19.


The team which won the 4th Division of the York Private Members' League.

Christine Wood receives the Shield.