Melton Mowbray Town Bowls Club toast a season of success

Melton Town Bowls Club chairman, and county president, David Ward with club person of the year winners Janet Evans (left) and June Bailey. Not pictured: Barbara Woodcock EMN-160211-084638002
Melton Town Bowls Club chairman, and county president, David Ward with club person of the year winners Janet Evans (left) and June Bailey. Not pictured: Barbara Woodcock EMN-160211-084638002
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Melton Town Bowls Club looked back on a year of achievement, as well as fundraising success, at their annual presentation evening.

Club chairman David Ward, who this year served as Bowls Leicestershire men’s county president, handed over the prizes to some new faces.

Melton Town Bowls Club chairman, and county president, David Ward with mens champion Harold Twigg EMN-160211-084649002

Melton Town Bowls Club chairman, and county president, David Ward with mens champion Harold Twigg EMN-160211-084649002

As county president, David this year also handed over just over £1,780 to his chosen charity Heart Link for children having heart treatment at Glenfield Hospital.

Thanks to donations from local businesses and from various county events the fund has now risen to almost £2,000.

The presentation evening was organised by Janet Evans and June Bailey and also featured a fish and chip supper, quiz and raffle.

The event raised £128 for club funds.

Melton Town Bowls Club chairman, and county president, David Ward with ladies' champion Janet Evans EMN-160211-084659002

Melton Town Bowls Club chairman, and county president, David Ward with ladies' champion Janet Evans EMN-160211-084659002

Among the evening’s winners was competition organiser Harold Twigg, while Mick Parker was named Most Improved Bowler.

The Club Person of the Year award was shared between June Bailey, Janet Evans and Barbara Woodcock for their efforts with events and fundraising.

Winners – Ladies’ Club Champion: Janet Evans; runner-up Ann Ward. Ladies’ Two-wood Singles Champion: Janet Evans; runner-up Ann Ward.

Men’s Club Champion: Harold Twigg; runner-up David Poate; Handicap Singles: Fred Thorpe; runner-up Alan Dawson. Two-wood Singles: Gerry Sandford; runner-up Harold Twigg. Men’s Pairs: Mick Parker and Harold Twigg; runners-up: Alan Dawson and Fred Thorpe.

Birchwood Novice Cup: Kevin Hutchins; runner-up: Kevin Gibson. Veteran Singles: Harold Twigg; runner-up: Mick Parker.

Mixed Open Singles KO: Harold Twigg; runner-up Mick Parker. Roving Jack Competition: Harold Twigg; runner-up: Janet Evans.

n Members are invited to attend the annual meeting will be held at 7pm in Melton Indoor Bowls Club’s conference room on Wednesday, November 23.