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Crown Green Bowling
    Bowling is a sedate and gentle exercise recommended by many GP's as a sport for those in their senior years.
    Like many games it looks easy when watching those with years of practice and skill.  However, it can be a bit like driving a car at first, so many things to think of at the same time.

bowling a long jack!finger peg! That's our Thumb then!

Don't let that put you off, we are a very friendly group and we mix up so that everyone plays with different people each week.  We have some laughter and fun as well as concentrating on our bowling.

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   The weekly meetings commence at 10.00 and we play until mid-day with a break for refreshment about half way through (which you bring yourself). 
Go on give it some welly!After sufficient instruction a new bowler joins in with the rest and begins to enjoy the social side of our game.
   We meet on a Thursday at Torkington Park (near the Rising Sun pub) and a small charge of £1.00 is made to cover the hire of the green.  There are Bowls available for use at the green where necessary and when you feel like buying your own we will give you advice on what would be the correct woods for you.
   We have a couple of social events, the highlight being a coach trip which includes bowls, lunch and, depending on the location, a short time forOne to us then! shopping.
   Does this interest you?  If so you would be welcome any Thursday morning.  However, I do suggest that if you are a complete beginner it would be better to wait until May when the weather becomes a little warmer.
   If you have problems with transport it is possible to arrange for lifts with people living in your area and of course the bus fare is free to the over 60's and there is a bus stop nearby
Ken Bentley, who set up and ran the Crown Green Bowling Group over the past 9 years, has found it necessary to relinquish his duties for personal reasons. The group which has been very successful under Ken’s stewardship is indebted to Ken for his efforts over the years. The members wish to express their sincere thanks to Ken for a job well done. Ken has kindly offered, subject to pre arrangement, to give bowling tuition, if required, by any group member.

Bowling Competition

In September the group held a bowling competition, the venue was High Lane Conservative Club.  The event commenced at 10-30 am and a buffet lunch was provided.  Twenty eight members took part in the event.  The winner was Sam Chappel who was awarded a bowling trophy suitably engraved ‘High Lane U3A Winner 2009’.  Runners-up were Dave Smith, Allan Blease and Neville Pixton, they were each given a bottle of wine.  Booby prizes were also awarded but it is prudent not to mention the names of those members receiving these awards.


 The general consensus was that the event was highly successful and it was agreed to make this an annual event at this venue.

Group Leader:  
Ray Barratt


Bowling continues on the Winter Green until the 1st April 2010 and starts on the Summer Green on the 8th April 2010.

New members are always welcome, but we do need to pay due regard to the capacity of the Bowling Green, which, in the end will cause us to start a waiting list.

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