Holwell Sports trophy won by 93-year-old

Trophy winners Frank Fielding (left), Norma Jackson and Dennis Pearson with Anne Whittaker (second right) EMN-170622-110733002
Trophy winners Frank Fielding (left), Norma Jackson and Dennis Pearson with Anne Whittaker (second right) EMN-170622-110733002

There was a fitting name among the winners as Holwell Sports Bowls Club competed for the Alec Whittaker Trophy.

As the Asfordby Hill club continues to celebrate its centenary year, their eldest statesman, Frank Fielding (93), who is about to celebrate his 70th wedding anniversary, was part of the winning triple, alongside Norma Jackson and Dennis Pearson.

Bowlers had to contend with extreme heat at the Alec Whittaker Trophy EMN-170622-110721002

Bowlers had to contend with extreme heat at the Alec Whittaker Trophy EMN-170622-110721002

The competition was held in very hot conditions and the tea, organised by Anne Whittaker, provided a well-earned respite.

Anne, the club’s immediate past president, donated the trophy and organises the event every year in memory of her husband.