The bowls year started in September 2013 with the Tuesday club nights, these last from 7.30 to 9.30 and involve lots of bowling, chatting, laughing and drinking tea. There are usually 10-15 people attend and it is certainly a very popular night out.
During the season we played 18 matches with teams, mainly from the Tyne Valley but also including Whitley Chapel, Snods Edge, Catton and Stamfordham. A bowls match consists of 16 players each side divided into 4 teams and each team plays 4 games against the opposition. The matches are played home and away and are not in a league but everybody wants to win! Good friendly fun and the opposition teams contain familiar faces who we love to meet up with every year.
In this year we played 18 matches , won 12 , lost 5 and drew 1. The draw was probably the highlight at Wall – a remarkable result considering a match has over 1,000 balls bowled and it all came down to the very last ball!
The bowls players in Slaley range from teenagers to those who are a little older and in the year we welcomed a few new players, but we could certainly do with a few more next season which starts in September and ends the following March, so come and give it a go: you’ll have some great fun!
We finished by wishing Bradley success as he joins the Navy: