STAVELEY: Game on for bowlers after wintry weather

The bowling season had a delayed start, like many other sports, being badly affected by the weather, but finally started with a vets game (for over 60’s) on Thursday afternoon against Oxcroft MW on the Staveley green. green. Three pairs played and although only one pairing won, we won the match 51 to 43 points.

Friday night’s games were somewhat tougher in near freezing conditions, the Staveley “A” team played against Old Whittington on their green. Of the six single games, Staveley won 2 and of the three doubles the Staveley team won one, losing overall by 136 to their 181.

The “B” team played Queens Park on the Staveley green and won four of the singles and two of the doubles, winning by a narrow margin 139 to 138.

For Saturday’s game, the Staveley “A” team were against Villa Croft at their Bolsover green,with the visitors winning only two of the 10 games and finished with 132 against their 191.

The “B” team had a Bye.

Staveley bowling club have welcomed three new members this season who have joined the “B” team.

The club is hosting an open day on May 12, giving groups or individuals the chance to try the game in free sessions. Members will be available to give instruction, there will be fun games for all ages and refreshments available.

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