Needham Market Bowls Club

We have now been bowling for seven weeks with up to 24 people bowling at various times, and 18 to 20 turning up on a regular basis. Roll-up sessions have settled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm but the green is open on any day from noon if you just want to turn up and practise. Just remember to follow the hygiene rules as published by the club.

The club singles competition is reaching its conclusion with just one semi-final and the final to be played, again thanks to Brian Locksmith.

We will be running the club pairs on Sunday 30 August and the triples on Sunday 13 September. The rules will be as in previous years with registration and the draw taking place on the day. The format will be a round robin with two leagues and a final between the league winners.

Registration will be at 11am. The number and length of matches will be determined by the number of players on the day. Hopefully the kitchen will be fully functional and we also hope that the bar will be open, but failing that you may bring your own refreshments. The closing drive will be played in the usual format on Sunday 27 September with a 2pm start.

The green is being maintained by our green team and is rolling really well. Now we have had some rain the new grass round the edges is growing and looking good.

In the meantime the message to all our bowlers, and to bowlers at all the clubs is to stay safe and maybe we will see you sometime this summer.

To any non-bowlers who are interested in taking up bowling, you can just turn up to any of our roll-up sessions where you will be made most welcome.

To discuss any aspect of NMBC, contact Alistair Bailie (01449 720759) or Pat Hadden (01473 831308).

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