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Bowls Report

Results this week were a mixed bag, some surprisingly good, others disappointing, but nevertheless you can’t fault Parwich players for their commitment considering the awful weather conditions, particularly on Thursday afternoon – are we ever going to get some decent Spring weather?
Tuesday evening, we were at home to Bakewell; I get the feeling that they don’t really like our green, the gradients and it’s comparatively small size are totally at odds with Bakewell’s long, thin rectangle.  No doubt you can guess that we won easily, 81-57.
Thursday afternoon was the opposite.  We were playing away at Hazlewood (near Duffield) – a beautiful green surrounded by banks of flowers, but very large and very fast even though it was wet.   Once again,we were hampered by being 2 players short,  (come on Parwich!  Surely there must be a few villagers out there who can join the club and keep it going in the future.) and by the fact that Hazlewood are second in the division.  We lost 99-127.
It was great to see Audrey back playing again.  Maybe we can get a full team for next week when we are at home to Hope Works.
We return to Hazlewood on Sunday for a friendly game.  Friendly games are a good introduction to match play if we have any new members – let’s hope we perform better then!

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A Good Week All Round

Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

This week we played 2 away matches, on Tuesday at Whitworth Park and Thursday at Chatsworth.

Tuesday evening, at least for our first two pairs proved to be warm and sunny and the bowls managed to live up to the weather, both games being keenly contested. We finished with a 2 point advantage when scores were totalled, 39-37. Our second two pairs were somewhat hampered by cooler temperatures and failing light (it was the same for the opposition!) but, nevertheless, their matches ended with equal points, 28 each. Some said that they needn’t have bothered playing! But every point counts. We ended up winners by the small margin of 67-65.

Thursday afternoon saw the club playing at Chatsworth, unfortunately, with only 9 players when the ideal number is 12. Chatsworth had won the league last year and, with us, had been promoted to Divsion 1; we were expecting a hard match.

True to past seasons we lost the doubles 47-57 but knew we had the chance to make up the deficit in the 6 singles games. Keith, Tony, Edith and Dawn all played well, the eventual result being 69-52 to Parwich meaning an overall winning score of 116-109.

A good week all round for Parwich.

Readers of this blog may have noticed that Ian J is not playing this season. Currently, he is seriously ill in hospital. Our best wishes go to both him and Iris.

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Bowls Cub Open Practice

Don’t forget anyone interested in bowling is welcome to the Club practise sessions on Moday evenings:

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Bowls Match Results

Tuesday 23rd April – Home to Youlgreave B

This was a great match for us. All four pairs won and we ended up 84 points to 54. Wendy made her debut in the Tuesday league and got a win with Dawn. Fran and Dot and Rick and Edith also had good wins and our star players were Keith and Harry with a 21-5 score. Youlgreave will no doubt have their revenge in the return match in July when we will be playing on their ‘interesting’ green.

Thursday 25th April – Home to Whitworth B

It was a different story today, but we did our best between sunshine and heavy showers. The combination of being in a higher league and hampered by a smaller pool of players didn’t help, but enough excuses – we lost! 102 points to 125. We had 2 winning games in the 3 doubles games and 3 wins in the 6 singles games, however the scores in the losing games weren’t enough to bring our overall score much higher.

We enjoy the competitiveness and rivalry of the league matches whether we win or lose, but bowling isn’t only about that. Playing fun and friendly games with friends and family in the beautiful Easter sunshine was a delight at the weekend and it would be sad if this amenity was lost to the village.

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Bowls Club Open Sessions

Don’t forget anyone interested in bowling is welcome to the Club practise sessions on Moday evenings:

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Now you will no doubt be thinking that since John Barnett’s emigration to Buxton this column will not display the same unique brand of humour: how right you are! We will, however, at least try to keep you informed of our results down at Parson’s Croft this summer.
Tuesday saw the first match of the season, played in typical brass monkey weather. We ran out winners 76 – 71. Quite a good victory really as our opponents from Bradwell were in the higher division last season. Edith, Rick, Fran and Dot did well, but the other 4 (who shall remain nameless) not quite so well, managing to score 34 points between them out of the maximum 42. No doubt their time will come.
On Thursday afternoon, our opponents were Baslow, and since we were promoted to Division 1 last year, we knew that we had to perform to the best of our ability. Unfortunately, we didn’t, not helped by the fact that we had only 10 players when a full team is 12. Out of 9 games, only Keith and Tony managed to win. We lost 110 points to 140.
Don’t forget, new players are always welcome on Monday evenings at 6pm at Parson’s Croft, weather permitting.

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