Melton Town Bowls Club stages County President’s Day

County president David Ward (front row, second from left) with the Melton team EMN-160726-175955002
County president David Ward (front row, second from left) with the Melton team EMN-160726-175955002
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Melton Mowbray Town Bowls Club staged a special feature match as chairman David Ward hosted a county president’s day.

David, who is the current men’s section president of Bowls Leicestershire held the match at his home club where six rinks were played between Melton bowlers, supplemented by invited guests, and the President’s Team.

County President's Team EMN-160726-175942002

County President's Team EMN-160726-175942002

David’s team edged to a 100-93 aggregate shots win, but Melton had the edge on the rinks, winning on three and drawing on another.

The President’s Day is designed to bring together bowlers from across the county and is used as a fundraising event.

A pre-match spider competition raised about £32 and following a meal in the clubhouse restaurant a raffle was held, while the county match secretary imposed on-the-spot fines for all manner of indiscretions.

A total of £422 was raised on the day for the president’s chosen charity, Heart Link which supports Glenfield Hospital’s children’s section.


Rink scores: Barbara Woodcock, Mike Pratt, Glenys Marshall, Jeff Turnbull beat Paul Howe, Jim McGill, Bill Brown, George Sim 18-16; Alan Ayling, Beryl Brett, Dennis Smith, Rick Tarleton beat Michael Warren, Duncan Morgan, Dave Williams, Terry Whiteside 23-13; Fred Thorpe, Jean Ladkin, John Walker, Harold Twigg beat Jim Bass, Peter Bryan, John Godden, David Ward 16-12; Janet Evans, Andrew North, Pat Walker, Kevan Murray lost to Peter Johnson, Rick Everitt, Jeff Lewis, Howard Taylor 10-21; Norma Jackson, Madge Baker, Pete Murray, Len Keightley lost to Mick Harris, Des Bates, Roy Rogers, John Jenkins 11-23; Alan Dawson, Bob Johnson, Kevin Hutchins, Bob Hammond drew with Eddie Owen, David Stoddart, Alan Bray, Bob Beardsmore 15-15.