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Bowls Club AGM -Tomorrow

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, 4TH MARCH, 2PM

IN THE CLUBHOUSE AT PARSON’S CROFT.

Anyone interested in playing bowls is welcome to attend.

If you are unable to attend but are interested in playing, please contact Tony on 724 oregertonashes@gmail.com

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Bowls Club AGM

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, 4TH MARCH, 2PM

IN THE CLUBHOUSE AT PARSON’S CROFT.

Anyone interested in playing bowls is welcome to attend.

If you are unable to attend but are interested in playing, please contact Tony on 724 oregertonashes@gmail.com

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Bowls Club AGM

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, 4TH MARCH, 2PM

IN THE CLUBHOUSE AT PARSON’S CROFT.

Anyone interested in playing bowls is welcome to attend.

If you are unable to attend but are interested in playing, please contact Tony on 724 or egertonashes@gmail.com

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Thank You!

A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE BOWLS CLUB
We would like to say how much we appreciated the help from Mick Edge and Phil Kirkham last Sunday when they helped us with our our end of season maintenance day.  Without their help we could not have undertaken some of the necessary work.
Thanks again
Sue A (Chairman)

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Bowls Report

Mixed fortunes on the green this week. We played our last game on a Tuesday evening at home against Matlock Bath who were keen to win in order to gain promotion to Division 1. We always have a lovely, sociable evening with them so we felt somewhat guilty when we beat them easily by 78 points to 52. However, on seeing the results the following morning for the rest of the League we were pleased to see that they were still promoted. We finished a creditable 5th in this League.

Thursday afternoon saw us playing away at Youlgrave – you may well recall that a previous writer

of these notes was convinced that there is an elephant buried under this green! Well, I can confirm that it is still there and working very much in the home team’s favour! – or maybe they just have a very good team who are top of the Division whilst we are bottom. Suffice to say we had our greatest defeat this year losing 74-153. Only 1 more game this season next Thursday at home to Hathersage.

HELP NEEDED!!!

During October we are having an end of season maintenance day (cutting hedges, painting sheds, scarifying the green etc.). We would much appreciate a few hours of help with these tasks. If you are willing to assist, please let us know via the comment on the Blog or telephone 724. Many thanks.

The date will be advised later.

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Nearly the end of the Season

Parwich Bowls Club Report

Tuesday, lovely evening, great company, green in superb condition and I don’t mean at Parwich as we were away at Chatsworth – well the green is in Edensor really. The only downside was that I discovered too late that chips were in offer in the Cavendish club. No matter, the result was what counted, we won by 81 points (maximum possible 84) to 57. A good win indeed. Only 1 game left in this League next Tuesday at home to Matlock Bath. We should finish in the perfect position, 5th or 6th I guess so no promotion this year.

Thursday afternoon was a different story. We were again 3 players short of a full team meaning that 3 of us had to play twice. Now you might think that this could be an advantage as those who played again should know how the green is performing. Against fellow strugglers Bradwell A, however, it was not the case, Bradwell played very well to win the match 132-117, our captain for the day, Fran, having our best score. Both clubs will be playing in Division 2 next year as we are propping up Division 1 with Bradwell just one place above us. Two games left in this League and whatever the results we will not be able to avoid relegation.

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Parwich Bowls Club

Now usually when we play Matlock Golf Club, we struggle to play well on their large green which is always closely cut, and conversely, they find our small, slower green quite difficult. This year we lost comprehensively on their green and were hoping for better things on their visit to us on Tuesday evening. We did improve but still lost 63-69. The match break-down was in fact 2 games each but sadly our 2 losing pairs scored less than their 2 losers.

Thursday afternoon we entertained league leaders, Wirksworth; we are of course propping up the bottom of the league so we were not expecting any favours and indeed that was the case! We lost all 3 doubles games but won 5 of the 6 singles, eventually losing the match 111-128. Quite a good result considering our relative league positions.

Next year, given that we are still playing, we should find the 2nd division teams are of a similar ability to ourselves. Unless, of course, any new members (THERE MUST BE SOME OUT THERE) can help us improve.

This Sunday we have a friendly against Ellastone at 2pm. Everyone is welcome.

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Bowls Club Report

The good, the bad and the ugly!

The good bit about this week’s efforts down on the bowling green was a home win against Bradwell 64-59. Although the match finished 2 games each Parwich had the better scores, Rick and Edith having the best result coming in at 21-8, Tony and Sue not far behind at 21-9.

The bad result came on our visit to Hope Works where we lost 114-121, and this was against their B team! We play their A team in 2 weeks time. However, Fran and Clare had a magnificent win 21-20 being behind throughtout the game until the 23rd and final end. Harry also played particularly well winning 15-1.

The ugly reference concerns one of our other pairs who lost 21-4 (their opponents did play particularly well) but their names have been withheld to protect the not so innocent!

This Sunday we will be having a little competition amongst ourselves down at Parson’s Croft. Spectators and potential new members are welcome.

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Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Parwich Bowls Club Report

Tuesday evening saw our club at Bakewell in Bath Gardens which I must say are stunning this year. The town should be rightly proud of the flowers there, in fact some of our team chose to spend some of our practice period admiring them rather than getting to grips with the green! It made no difference, however, as we won the match 72-63. We were rather proud of this result because Bakewell’s green is another one-off – a long, thin rectangle with tree roots in one corner! Dawn and Fran did particularly well in an epic game lasting 30 ends.

On Thursday afternoon we were at home to Hazlewood. The weather as you may recall was rather warm! Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in these conditions. We carried on regardless and having lost the doubles 27-63 knew that there was a lot of hard work ahead in the singles. We almost recouped the difference as we won the singles 81-47 only to lose the match 108-110. Again, a good result against quality opposition. Nevertheless, we remain at the bottom of this division and relegation looks almost a certainty at the end of the year.

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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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Parwich Bowls Report

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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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Bowls Season Starts This Week

Bowling gets going in full swing this week. New members are always welcome, and every one is welcome for an informal ‘have a go’ on Monday Club evenings.

Supporters are welcome at home matches, and if you are lucky there might even be so tea and cake.

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Open Club Bowling Sesions

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Bowls Club AGM on Thursday

The AGM of the Bowling Club will be held at 2pm in the Bowls Pavilion at Parson’s Croft, on Thursday, 7th March.

As well as members, anyone interested in finding out more about the Club is welcome. If you are unable to attend, you can can still find out about the club by contacting Sue on egertonashes@gmail.com or ringing Edith on 313.

Sue A.

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Bowls Club AGM next week

The AGM of the Bowling Club will be held at 2pm in the Bowls Pavilion at Parson’s Croft, on Thursday, 7th March.

As well as members, anyone interested in finding out more about the Club is welcome. If you are unable to attend, you can can still find out about the club by contacting Sue on egertonashes@gmail.com or ringing Edith on 313.

Sue A.

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Bowls Photos

Battling on Towards the End – John Lord

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Battling on Towards the End

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Last match played in one League and only two more left in the other. All in all not a bad season for smallest Village and Club in Leagues.

Tuesday League.

Home – Matlock Golf Club – 28 August – 6.00pm.

A bit of a bogey team for us. We somehow can’t get to grips with the Golf Club, perhaps we should try a mashie niblick on a few ends. Having said that whether it was because it was the last match of the season or there wasn’t an ‘R’ in the month, we won! Captain Dawn was having a night off and Harry B partnered Frances with great effect. Perhaps Dawn should have more nights off because they won handsomely 21 – 9. Tony A and John B also had a good win 21 – 15 with Tony playing a blinder. Try as they might Dot and Sue came a gallant second, but they did not get the rub of the green. Finally our trusty pair, Edith and Rick brought home the bacon, 21 – 16. Final score Parwich 75, Golf Club 61. We are third in the league, but realistically when all the results are in we will be fourth or fifth. A lot of thanks go to Captain Dawn who puts up with us and sorts out the team and who should play with who. Many thanks for a fine job done. What will 2019 bring?

Thursday Friendly League.

Home – Chatsworth – 30 August – 1.45pm.

Chatsworth are top of the League, and deservedly so, how would we get on? The commentators curse fell on Ian J this week. Playing with Liz H they lost a hard fought game 16 – 21. I terms of doubles players Ian is 15 out of 198 players in the League. What about that! Our remaining pairs also unfortunately lost so after the doubles we were 36 – 63 down.

There were some cracking singles games with Frances and our Edith leading the way winning 15 – 3 each. Although we only won one other singles our players managed to accumulate some good points and we won the singles 76 – 64. Not quite enough to overhaul the 27 point deficit from the doubles. Still a good result against the runaway leaders. Parwich 112, Chatsworth 127.

Next Match – Away – Chatsworth B – 6 September – 1.45pm.

John B.

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Bowls Match Report

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

The greens are ‘greening’ up again after the drought conditions we were playing under. Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing from our point of view. Only a few matches left in the 2018 season.

Tuesday League.

Away – Wirksworth – 21 August – 6.00pm.

Penultimate match for us in this league and we are still trying hard. Tony A and John B played well to get us off to a good start by winning 21 – 10. Pat B and Dot fought like Trogan’s coming back from being well down to losing 17 – 21. Captain Dawn and Frances, playing their best pair had a blinding result winning 21 – 15. Finally Edith and Rick could not quite give us another win losing 19 – 21. Although we shared the games 2 each we only dropped 6 points from the maximum 84. As well as the bowls it was the 80th birthday of one of the Wirksworth players and we enjoyed a few nibbles and a glass of wine. Congratulations Harold A. Here’s to the next 80.

Final match – Home – Matlock Golf Club – 28 August – 6.00pm.

Thursday Friendly League.

Away – Matlock Park – 23 August – 1.45pm.

The star of Parwich Bowls at the moment is Ian J who, irrespective of who he plays with in the doubles, seems to come out on top. This week was no exception playing with Sue A they won 21 – 4. Audrey and Harry B also did us proud winning 21 – 8. You need a little luck in bowls and I think it fair to say that our third pair Keith B and Liz H did not have the ‘rub of the green’, but still managed a good 15 points. Matlock 33, Parwich 57.

There was a surprise in the singles with Frances (she who is the other half of our Tuesday pair with Dawn) losing. This, this year is a collectors item. Other members of the team however came through with Tony, John B and Dawn winning to 1, 3, and 4 respectively. Matlock 52, Parwich 79. Final score Matlock 85, Parwich 136.

Next Match – Home – Chatsworth A – 30 August – 1.45pm.

John B.

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Bowls Report

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

The season is rapidly coming to an end and as always seems to be the case our fortunes are rapidly declining also. As we approach the change of season from summer to autumn Parwichians must start early hibernation.

Tuesday League.

Away – Whitworth Park – 7 August – 6.00pm.

Although the games were shared two apiece we could not match Whitworth’s points count. Pat and John B gave us a good win as did the ever reliable Edith and Rick, but our other pairs losses were greater. At the time we were third in the league and although we lost we have still maintained third place, which is good as only the top two teams are promoted and we are more than happy spending our time down below. Whitworth 76, Parwich 65.

Home – Bakewell – 14 August – 6.00pm.

Again the games were shared. It’s becoming a habit as our losses were again heavier than Bakewell’s. Tony A and John B got their game together after a dodgy start and eventually won 21 – 11. Edith and Rick again battled to a good win after trailing for most of the game, 21 – 18. Similarly Dot and Sue A, although they lost, came back well from a terrible start to only lose by 7. Best not mention captain Dawn’s result suffice it to say our pair lost. We must start plummeting down the table soon. Parwich 64, Bakewell 71. Only two matches to go for this year.

Next match – Away – Wirksworth – 21 August – 6.00pm.

Thursday Friendly League.

No match because of the charity game The Greenaway. Normally we have done quite well as a Club, winning the trophy on quite a few occasions, but not this year. Rick came closest, but was knocked out in the quarter final. Still the Greenaway Centre benefited from a good day and Ian J couldn’t stop winning on the Tombola. Wonder what Iris is going to do with the plethora of really useless, sorry useful, prizes!

Next match – Home – Bradwell A – 16 August – 1.45pm.

Bradwell are second in the division by a long way so a hard match was in the offing and so it proved to be. However, if nothing else we do try very hard and Sue A and Ian J played their little sock off to give us a great win in the doubles 21 – 7. Our other pairs faired less well so after the doubles we trailed 36 – 49.

Now although the green is beginning to come back to life it is still incredibly tricky to play on and our singles players, although also playing their socks off couldn’t match Bradwell. Having said that John H could do no wrong and gave us a great win 15 – 1. It was unfortunately to no avail, Parwich 66, Bradwell 73. Final score Parwich 102, Bradwell 122. Not a bad result in the general scheme of things.

Next Match – Away – Matlock Park – 23 August – 1.45pm

John B.

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Bowls Report

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

At least we have no excuses regarding the weather. I don’t think we have been wet once this year and with only 5 weeks left of the season we can’t grumble even if we are now. Mixed fortunes this week. The old archbishops egg thing in our case you know.

Tuesday League.

Home – Matlock Bath – 31 July – 6.00pm.

Having played our little legs off last week the bowls ‘form’ must have been way up there. Not a bit of it, we didn’t win a game! Edith and Rick came closest going down by the odd point 20 – 21. The rest of the team really should have stayed at home and watched repeats of Dads Army on the tele. Frances and Tony came closest of the losers 16 – 21. Better not mention the scores of our other two pairs, suffice it to say they lost well. Parwich 60, Matlock Bath 84. The team we beat comfortably last week went to Hope. A side going like trains and won at a canter. Perhaps we will win at a canter next week!

Next match – Away – Whitworth Park – 7 August – 6.00pm

Thursday Friendly League.

Away – Wirksworth – 2 August – 1.45pm.

One of the problems some of our players have is ‘reaching’ a long jack and Wirksworths green is probably the biggest in the league. No problems reaching this weather, even after a drop of rain. Reaching the jack however was the least of our problems today, accuracy was sadly lacking. After the doubles we were 23 points adrift and that was after a fabulous win by Audrey B and Ian J 21 – 14. You can work out our other two pairs scores. Wirksworth 56, Parwich 33. Not a lot is the answer.

A lot to make up with the singles, but make up we did. Harry B and John H got us off to a flying start, both winning 15 – 6. Frances and Captain Fantastic Dawn also winning 15 – 10. Although we lost the remaining two singles Keith B and Tony A battled all the way, in Tony’s case losing by a single point. Wirksworth 62, Parwich 86. Final score Wirksworth 118, Parwich 119. Close as you can get without a draw. Good match played in a good spirit.

No Thursday match next week. It’s the annual Charity bash, the Greenaway. Let us hope the weather continues to shine on us and we raise lots of money for such a good cause.

Next Match – Blank week – Greenaway – 9 August

John B

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PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Not sure how you would describe our form. We seem to vary from not very good to not very very good to bl**dy marvellous. This week was not very, very good to marvellous.

Tuesday League.

Away – Ashwood Park – 24 July – 6.00pm.

Now earlier in the day there had been a stonking amount of precipitation in Buxton, rain to you and me. The wet stuff that comes out of the sky. The difference in the way our bowls played was quite remarkable and although the ‘green’ was still very slick it was really nice to play on. Even when we lost a game it was only by a few points namely Pat B and Dennis E going down 21 – 18. John B, playing with Harry B stormed home 21 – 10, with our captain fantastic Dawn playing with Frances also winning handsomely 21 – 11. We saved the best until last with stupendous Rick and Edith veritably strolling home 21 – 6. What a difference a week makes. Ashwood Park 48, Parwich 81.

Next match – Home – Matlock Bath – 31 July – 6.00pm

Thursday Friendly League.

Away – Bakewell – 26 July – 1.45pm.

Talk about the curates egg, being good in parts, we had an archbishops egg, down-right rancid. And again what a difference a week makes in the bowls world. Bakewell’s green is not particularly good to play on at the best of times, but when there has been no liquid refreshment for the grass it is diabolical. The doubles games were best forgotten with only Sue and Liz getting anywhere near, Bakewell 63, Parwich 38.

Although we shared the 6 singles games 3 each, our scores were the complete opposite of last week, we lost very well. The only bright spot to mention, and what a bright spot it was, was Dennis E playing singles for the first time since he was a teenager (Dennis is in his 80’s) winning 15 – 12. This has to go down in the annals of Crown Green bowls, as one of the greatest games ever played. Fantastic! Suffice it to say we lost 80 – 64. Overall Bakewell 143, Parwich 102. At least we got over a hundred.

Not sure if next week will be any better at Wirksworth, keep your fingers crossed.

Next Match – Wirksworth – 2 August – 1.45pm.

John B.

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Bowls Report

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Still hanging in there in the Thursday League, but the wheels are well and truly falling off in the Tuesday League. The ‘greens’, as you will be aware, are slicker than ever.

Tuesday League.

Home – Hope Works – 17 July – 6.00pm

Hope works are third in the division and we are/were second. After this evenings attempts we are going to drop like a stone, only one win out of the four games. Dennis and Clara E did us proud though, even though they lost. At one point they were 15 – 5 down, but fought back to only lose by the odd point 20 – 21. Tony and Harry also came close, but lost 16 – 21. Best not mention Sue and Dot except to say, try as they might they could not get to grips with the lightening fast conditions. Thankfully Edith’s fractured left eye lash has heeled sufficiently for her to partner the long suffering Rick. They played Hope’s best pair and won 21 – 16. The final outcome, however, was never in doubt and we lost 62 – 79. Wonder how far this defeat will drop us down the league? Another tricky match next week.

Next match – Away – Ashwood Park – 24 July – 6.00pm

Thursday Friendly League.

Home – Whitworth Park – 19 July – 1.45pm.

Whitworth Park have got to be one of the friendliest clubs in the league. It’s good to play them, win, lose, or draw. No losses or draws today however, with a clean sweep in the doubles games. Dennis E and Liz H winning in great style 21 – 9. Followed closely by Clara E and Sue A 21 – 11, and Ian J, partnered by the rejuvenated Edith, 21 -14. Parwich 63, Whitworth 34. What a good start to the match.

Although we shared the singles game 3 each, our losing players still scored heavily. Dawn A following on from the unmentionable last week, won handsomely 15 – 4, the score being matched by John B. Our other winner was John H who at one point was 9 – 2 down, but came back to win 15 – 10. All in all good results Parwich 80, Whitworth 63. Final score Parwich 143, Whitworth 97. We were third or fourth in the division so this should help us stay somewhere near.

Next Match – Away – Bakewell – 26 July – 1.45pm.

We have got a friendly game against Hazelwood on Sunday, so if you want to see what it’s like to play on an ‘ice rink’ come and have a look – 2.pm

John B

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Bowls Report

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Greens are still as slick as ever and we are not coping very well at all. For some reason we start the bowls season really well, but then drop off like the proverbial stone as the season progresses. This year the pattern is sadly being repeated.

Tuesday League.

Away – Chatsworth – 10 July – 6.00pm

Even when clubs are have their own automatic watering systems the sunny weather has been so intense that ‘greens’ are no more. Try as we might we could not get to grips with the Chatsworth green. At least we got to double figures, just. Captain Dawn back playing with Frances showed us all how it should be done by winning 21 – 9. This was our only win in what turned out to be the heaviest defeat of the year so far. Pat and John B were our next best pair and they could only manage to lose 12 – 21. Even our redoubtable combo of Edith and Rick lost. Let us hope that, not only for our gardens and fields sake, we get some rain soon to spike up the greens. Chatsworth 72, Parwich 55.

Next match – Home – Hope – 17 July – 6.00pm

Thursday Friendly League.

Away – Youlgrave – 12 July – 1.45pm.

Now dear knowledgable reader you will know all about the items buried under their green, but when they are coupled with no grass we would have been better playing on the tennis hard courts next door. Our pairs teams did well on the treacherous ground, but only managed one win. Audrey and Clara winning 21 – 15. Both Dennis and Dot and Liz and Ian lost 14 – 21. Youlgrave 57, Parwich 49.

The singles games were shared 3 apiece. Edith had already said that she could not play because she had a badly fractured left eye-lash! What a smart move that was. Keith B did at least give us all a lesson on how to play on on the surface winning 15 – 9. Frances and John B also just about managing wins. We won’t mention how Dawn got on though. Youlgrave 77, Parwich 73. Overall Youlgrave 134, Parwich 122, not a bad result in the scheme of things.

Just think that by this time next week the World Cup will be over, as will Wimbledon, and the school holidays will be looming large!

Next Match – Home – Whitworth – 19 July – 1.45pm.

John B.

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Bowls Match Report

And still we haven’t got wet yet. No point in referring to ‘greens’ they are long gone. Even clubs who have automatic watering systems are struggling because as soon as the water goes on it is evaporated. At least its the same for everybody.

Tuesday League.

Away – Bradwell – 3 July – 6.00pm

A case in point about it being a great leveller was our match against Bradwell. They have not had a very good season so far and were virtually bottom of the league. We on the other hand were second in the division. That counts for nothing at the moment. Dennis and Clara E tried really hard, but still came second 21 – 10. This was somewhat countered by Pat and John B winning 21 – 12. Dawn, playing with Harry B this week, also won 21 – 17. Finally to put the icing on the cake for us, Rick and Edith just needed to win. Not on this patch they didn’t. Try as they might they could not win ‘ends’. The opposition played a blinder. Small consolation was that they did get double figures, just. Final score Bradwell 71, Parwich 63. Bradwell will probably go up a bit. We will certainly fall.

Next match – Away – Chatsworth – 10 July – 6.00pm

Thursday Friendly League.

Home – Bradwell – 5 July – 1.45pm.

Bradwell again in this league. They are doing a bit better here and our ‘green’ is just as slick as anybodies. Dennis E continues his impressive record this time playing with Liz H. They romped home 21 – 3. Dennis is becoming a real ‘green’ bandit. Clara E and John H also managed to master the tricky conditions and won 21 – 15. Unfortunately we could not get a hat trick as Ian J and Audrey B lost against Bradwells best pair. However because of Dennis and Liz’s heroic efforts we held a slender 50 – 39 lead after the doubles.

We shared the singles 3 apiece with Keith B showing everybody how to play on an ice rink. He sauntered in 15 – 2. Although we only won two other singles our losing players managed to score well and John H playing twice because of too few players only just lost on the final end. Final score Parwich 124, Bradwell 102.

What is going to happen next week when we play on ‘the elephant buried under the green’, green. Your thoughts will be very much needed!

Next Match – Away – Youlgrave – 12 July – 1.45pm.

John B.

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Mixed Fortunes at Bowls

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Can you believe we are half way through the season and we have not got wet yet. I suppose it will rain again, but let us hope it is tomorrow. The greens are looking extremely brown indeed and when they are like this, bowls becomes more like curling. We are having mixed fortunes now though.

Tuesday League.

Home – Chatsworth A – 26 June – 6.00pm

A top of the table clash this week with Chatsworth top and us second in the division, would the table form come out the same in the match? The games were shared two each. Harry B and Dot H trying their little hearts out could not match their opponents and lost 21 – 9. Tony A and John B next up managed by some fair means or perhaps foul to overcome their opponents 21 – 10. Now you do need to keep up with the match and realise that we were one point down. Dawn A and Frances W try as they might could not overcome their pair and came second 21 – 14. We were 8 points down with only Rick and Edith to finish. They were playing Chatsworth’s best pair and again, although they won, it was not enough to claw back Chatsworth’s lead. 21 – 19 to Parwich. Final score Parwich 65, Chatsworth 71. Cracking match even though we lost and we stayed second in the division.

Next match – Bradwell – 3 July – 6.00pm

Thursday Friendly League.

Away – Matlock Bath – 21 June – 1.45pm.

The tightness of Matlock’s green and the slipperiness of the dry grass made playing a nightmare. You only had to ‘drop’ your wood on the ground and it went all the way to Sainsburys ( local knowledge of Matlock required here. Sainsburys is about a mile away ). As you know we do struggle in the doubles games and this week was no exception with only Sue A and Dennis E winning 21 – 17. Matlock 59, Parwich 28.

We shared the singles games this week with Harry B winning handsomely 15 – 5. The games that we lost also proved worthwhile as we did score well in the losses. However, the deficit from the doubles was too great to make up and we lost the match 131 – 108.

Away – Baslow – 28 June – 1.45pm

Another lightening fast square of brown stuff. Very similar to Matlock last week, but you could only get the Co-op store in Bakewell this week. Much better in the doubles though with Keith B and Liz H romping home in great style 21 – 8. Harry and Audrey B should have let us know they wanted to spend the afternoon on the ‘green’. Their game lasted just short of 2 hours achieving a great win on the last end 21 – 20. Baslow 49, Parwich 54.

We did very well in the singles winning 5 out of the 6 games. (smart bit of writing here) Nobody burned up the green any more than it already was. Baslow 119, Parwich 141.

At the start of the match we were lying third in the division even after losing last week so we will have to lose a few more to avoid promotion.

Next Match – Home – Bradwell – 5 July – 1.45pm.

Enjoy wakes week and hope the weather stays kind for everybody.

John B

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What a Team!

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

The weather still continues to shine on us and so at present do the bowling gods, we are playing scarily well! Some of the wheels have got to come off soon.

Tuesday League.

Away – Matlock Golf Club – 12 June – 6.00pm

Why is it that there are some teams you play against that always seem to beat you. The Golf Club is one such team for us. Having said that there are a few occasions when you manage an unexpected win and this was one such occasion. Clara E and Harry B battled away all through the game and won on the last end 21 – 20. Tony and Sue could not quite match them losing 14 – 21. Dennis E playing with John B played their little socks off and won, much against form 21 – 16. Could an unlikely win be on the cards? Our Captain Dawn playing this week with Edith showed no mercy and romped home 21 – 8. Final score Golf Club 65, Parwich 77 what a win. We had taken a slender lead at the top of the Division, but I’m not sure if this win will keep us there. No match next week.

Next match – BLANK WEEK.

Thursday Friendly League.

Home – Chatsworth B – 14 June – 1.45pm.

It’s strange how fixture computers pull teams out of the ‘hat’, but we had to play another Chatsworth team again this week. They are not quite as good as their ‘A’ team, but are still very worthy opponents, however when you come up against a team like Parwich in such scintillating form watch out. In the doubles games Dennis E, partnered by Liz H, carried on his form from Tuesday night. Our pair won 21 -1. Ian J and John H also had a cracking win 21 – 15. Although Dot H and Sue A lost they fought all the way only just losing 18 – 21. After the doubles games Parwich 60 (just 3 short of the maximum) Chatsworth 37. How would the singles players do?

First on the green was Audrey B, who frankly has been hiding her bowls talent under the proverbial bushel. She won 15 – 0! You can’t get better than that. None of the Chatsworth players in the singles managed to get double figures with a win to 4 and 5 and three wins to 15 – 7. Parwich maximum 90, Chatsworth 30, giving the combined score of 150 – 67. Amazing, you really should come down and watch your team play, or better still come and have a go yourself.

Next Match – Away – Matlock Bath – 21 June – 1.45pm

John B.

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