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Bowls Club Report

Two lovely games of bowls this week, both at home on the Parson’s Croft green. The weather was perfect and the bowls almost as good.
We started off on Tuesday evening with a convincing win over Whitworth Park: well 3 of our pairs were worthy of that plaudit, the less said about Fran and Tony’s effort the better! Harry and Sue played brilliantly to win 21-3, final result being 72-52 in favour of Parwich.

Now we always say that every point counts when playing bowls and that was certainly true on Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, we were the team that needed that elusive extra point to at least tie the match as we lost to Chatsworth 108-109. It was a really close contest played with a lot of banter between the teams, an enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Liz and John were in a hurry as they had to be in Derby by late afternoon so they dispatched their opponents 21-2. I blame Tony for providing Chatsworth with the win as he allowed his opponent to score a point. A win of 15-1 was just not good enough, Tony! Harry and Edith also had good close wins and even though we won 5 games out of 9 we still lost the match.

This Sunday at 2pm we have a friendly at home against Hazlewood. Everyone is welcome to spectate or take part.

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Bowls Club

Two games at home this week played in glorious weather on a green, which for me, is in the best condition for many a year, thanks to John’s hard work over the winter months. Compliments were flying from both visiting teams.

On Tuesday evening it was Ashwood Park’s turn to play at Parwich and we certainly made the most of the conditions. Our first 2 pairs decided to live dangerously, never being in front until the last end in each game. Now that’s the way to demoralise the opposition! We won both games 21-19 and 2 disappointed pairs from Buxton had to accept snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The other 2 games both went our way but with much less nail-biting, 21-13 and 21-8. The match was therefore ours 84-59. Ashford Park players, however, are true sportsmen, the game having been played in the most friendly atmosphere.

Thursday afternoon saw Matlock Golf Club visit Parwich. They are fellow strugglers at the bottom of the division so there was all to play for. As with our habit we lost the doubles games to a score of 36-62 although Edith and Clare were winners in their game 21-20, a really close one! In the singles, however, we played almost at our best, winning 5 out of 6 games, noteably Fran and Tony both winning 15-3. Final score 122- 110 in favour of Parwich.

Next week we visit Youlgrave (you may remember that is the green with the very large hump) and Whitworth Park. I always like going to the latter because there is a great cafe next to the green so even if we don’t win we may come back a few pounds heavier!

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Half Way Point

Parwich Bowls Club

Amazingly we are already half way through the bowls season and on Thursday this week we actually experienced our first taste of the summer when we played away at Baslow; a glorious day on a very large green. Our bowling ability though was not quite up to the same standard as the weather, losing all 3 doubles games, however, John and Liz lost by only 1 point, 20-21. Tony, Keith, Dawn and John all won their singles games but the margin was not enough to overcome the doubles results. We lost the match 110-127.

Tuesday evening’s game at Bradwell also resulted in a defeat by 3 games to 1, only Rick and Edith managing a win, the less said about the other games the better – the match score finished 60-81 in Bradwell’s favour.

So at the half way point in the season we lie 3rd from bottom in Division 1 of the Thursday League and in 2nd position in the 2nd Division of the Tuesday League. Not a bad performance considering the limited number of available players.

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Cakes for Wakes

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Not Always Predictable

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