STAVELEY: Charity doubles competition to be annual event

Following the very successful charity doubles competition on Sunday, July 14 for The Dravet Syndrome, Staveley King George V Bowling Cluib has now confirmed that this will be an annual event. Teresa Finch, the local representative of the charity and mother to Amy who has been diagnosed with the syndrome has said the money raised is likely to be spent on a party for local sufferers.

Thanks have been expressed by the club to Dave Cowley, Amy’s grandad, for supplying the trophies for the competition and to Quality Training Services who sponsored the event and provided the prize money.

The club’s two teams playing in the local leagues had mixed fortunes this week, the “A” team played Britannia on Wednesday evening and won the match 70 to 60, the “B” team were away to Poolsbrook and lost 57 to 84. Friday night saw the “A” team take on Chesterfield Miners Welfare at home, a very tight match with CMW putting out a very strong side, Staveley lost overall 159 to 166, the “B” team cancelled their game. On Saturday the “A” team cancelled their game against Calow and the “B” team played Robinson “A” and won easily 210 to 95.

The club entered a team for the Derbyshire County Cup, and played at Fairfield Sports in Buxton, their opponents were Belvedere Park, Staveley lost the overall game but had two good winners, Keith Wilmot who beat a county player 21 to 9 and Mick Crossley who won 21 to 14. Belverdere went through to the next round but then lost to Rolls Royce.

Staveley had another competition on Sunday which was a competition called The Bolsover Hospital Cup, four pairs from each entering club play each other, four teams on each green, each team playing three matches, the total scores from all games added together to decide the winning team who then go on to play the winning teams from the other greens. Staveley played on Bolsover Colliery’s green against Calow, Mosborough, and Oxcroft, with the following results;

SKGV V Calow, 55 to 79; SKGV V Mosborough, 83 to 60; SKGV V Oxcroft, 70 to 57. Total - 208 to 196.

Calow won all three of their games and scored 232 so they go through to the finals along with Staveley, best pair on the day was Mick Wilson and Rick Summers who won all three of their games.

The Staveley club’s schools programme has been temporarily suspended for the school holidays but the club is still keen to encourage new players of any age to come along try the game, get exercise at your own pace and all for free. All you need is flat shoes.

For more information or to arrange a free session contact Mick Wilson on 07772 059857 or