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Parwich Crown Green Bowls

The longest day has come and gone. It’s all down hill from here, but hopefully not for your village bowls team. Two excellent wins this week to make up for last weeks disappointment.

Tuesday League.
June 20 – Away – Chatsworth.
Another away match, but it is a very nice place to play. Not sure why, but Chatsworth are struggling this season. We came close to a full house this week. Dot H and John B set the tone with a 21 – 12 win. Dawn and Harry B followed this up with another win 21 – 16. The ever reliable Rick and Edith gave us another brilliant win, 21 – 9. Although Sue and Tony A lost it was only by a couple of points. The final score Chatsworth 58, Parwich 82. Second half of the season next week another away match. This time we are playing the team lying second in the division.
Next Match – Matlock Park – Away – 27 June, 6.30pm.

Thursday League
June 22 – Home – Hope Works, Castleton.
Hope Works have been top of the league since the opening fixture. Could we get close to them in this match. Unfortunately the doubles again proved our downfall. Although Keith B and Clara E came close losing by 21 – 16. We only just managed 19 points from the other two games. After the doubles we were 28 points down!
Could our singles players get us back in the match? Not ‘arf. Harry B and Tony A started us off winning to 6 and 3 respectively. John B followed this up with a 15 – 3 win. Rick and Dawn needed to win well, and win well they did both getting a 15 – 11 result. Although John H lost his match it was only by 1 point. Result Parwich 89, Hope Works 49. Overall result Parwich 124, Hope Works 112. What a turnaround!
Next match – Home – Hazelwood – 29 June – 1.45pm.

We have had a couple of Club tournaments over this passed couple of weeks and some brave sole took a photo or two. The first shows Ian J and Edith victorious after winning the Square Robin. Ian looks just like the cat that’s nicked the cream, bless him. Or it could be he’s got his shower cap handy. The second picture is John H winning the cup for the Open Doubles. Now the eagle eyed of you will notice that John is on his own. Rick who was his partner in the competition is possibly standing behind John or he’d cleared off to the loo and this was the last frame on the film. Can you still get films? Anyway enjoy and well done.
Hope the weather stays good for us at the weekend and we have a bonzer Open Gardens.

John B.

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Still Bowling Well

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Nearly at the longest day and half way through the season. The team is doing well at the moment even though results might not reflect it.

Tuesday League.
June 13 – Away – Ashwood Park.
Because of holidays we were down to a bear minimum team with no players in reserve. The ones who were there, however did us proud. Husband and wife team of Audrey and Harry B     got us well on the way with a 21 – 10 win. Clara and Dennis E another husband and wife pair battled well, but were beaten 21 – 13. Edith and Rick rectified the score by a 21 – 12 win. Unfortunately our final pair came unstuck big-time going down 21 – 5. The final overall result was Ashwood 64, Parwich 60. If before the match a score of 64 – 60 was on offer we would have taken their hand off. To only lose by 4 points was excellent. Another away match next week, but it sure is a nice place to play.
Next Match – Chatsworth – Away – 20 June, 6.30pm.

Thursday League
June 15 – Away – Whitworth Park.
Did well in terms of numbers even though quite a few people were on holiday. Unfortunately our doubles pairs could not get close to the opposition and we finished 34 – 63 down. Ian J and Clara E did really well against one of Whitworths best pairs. Similarly Liz H and Rick M got us a creditable 15 points.
The singles games were a struggle, but our new member Keith B played his socks off again and won 15 – 3. Our Edith strutted her stuff to get a 15 – 6 victory and John H also squeaked in 15 – 14 to give us our final singles win.
The final score was Whitworth 131, Parwich 107. Next week we entertain Hope Works who are top of the league. Should be interesting!
Next match – Home – Hope Works – 22 June – 1.45pm.

John B.

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The Wrath of Godzilla

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

I suppose you have to be careful what you wish for. There’s losing, there’s losing badly, and then there is capitulating and no money changed hands, honest! At least we got back into winning ways in one league.

Tuesday League.
June 6 – Home – Matlock Bath.
If somebody had said that it had been November 5 the previous night there would not have been any disagreement. It was pretty cold wet and miserable. To cap it all we lost really well, which was no bad thing really. We did have one astounding win with Pat and John B scoring 21 – 0. Edith and Rick also played their usual game, but they did have to come from behind to win 21 – 20. Unfortunately our other two pairs were well beaten. The final score was Parwich 56, Matlock Bath 62. To rub an enormous amount of salt into our already large sores we had 10 points deducted by Godzilla, our league secretary, because we made a tiny error in the date on the score sheet. It also meant that our opponents also had to suffer a 10 point reduction. Such is life on a Crown Green! Next week we play the top of the league and we have 4 players on holiday. Oh ‘eck!
Next Match – Ashwood Park – Away – 13 June 6.30pm.

Thursday League
June 8 – Home – Tideswell
For the first time this year we had more than 12 people who wanted to play! Bear in mind we only have 16 members all told. Tideswell were just one place ahead of us in the league with a lead of 21 points.
Our new member, Keith B played with Audrey B in the doubles and had a convincing win 21 – 10. Dennis E and Liz H also fought hard to just lose 19 – 21. Ian J playing with Dot H in the third game ricked his back very badly early on, but kept battling and they came a very creditable second. After the doubles the score was Parwich 51, Tideswell 52.
As you devotees of this scintillating editorial will know the doubles are followed by 6 singles games. We did very well with Edith and Rick each winning their respective games to 3 and 4. Only one loss here and that was by just 3 points. The singles gave us 87 to Tideswell 49. The final score Parwich 138, Tideswell 101. The 31 point win means that we will go just above them in the league.
Next match – Away – Whitworth Park – 15 June – 1.45pm.

John B.

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The Parish Council has published the Chairman’s Annual Report presented at the recent Parish Annual Meeting and the charts presented by the Responsible Financial Officer along with some explanatory notes.

Reports from the Bowls Club, Horticultural Society,  Blog Team and Friday Football group are also available.

All the reports can be seen by using this  link  to the Parish Council site.

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End of a Winning Streak?

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

We have managed to stop the rot in the Thursday League as we lost really well. Our good winning streak has thankfully come to an end. Money is going to have to change hands in the Tuesday League as we are second, but have played one match fewer than the top team and keep on winning. It has to stop.

 Tuesday League

May 30 – Away – Whitworth Park.

Now Pat B is playing like she owns any green she plays on and at Whitworth Park she did the business whilst holding John B’s hand. The pair of them scared the opposition to death and romped home 21 – 3. What a start. Rick and Edith also battled through to win 21 – 17. Although we lost the other two games we did score a good lot of points in doing so. The final result was Parwich 75, Whitworth 62. So when we play next week we will have to pay an umpire to doctor the score.

Playing on the 50p green next week.

Next Match – Matlock Bath – Home – 6 June 6.30pm.

 Thursday League

June 1 – Away  – Matlock Park.

Having been playing too well in the League, apart from the weather, we had quite a few wheels fall off. In the doubles apart from Pat B. (Her again) and Liz H who put together a spirited game to lose 16 – 21, we had best not mention our other two pairs, but after the doubles we were 29 – 63 down.

We did not play a lot better in the singles apart from Dawn A. She played like a professional to win 15 – 0. Here’s a turn-up for the team, we had a new member join the Club and he can play bowls. Keith B put together a load of shots to win 15 – 7. The closest we got next was John B who finished second losing 14 – 15. The final score for singles was a loss 66 – 67. The overall result was more in keeping with our Thursday matches Matlock 130, Parwich 95. First time for a long time we did not get 100. It’s about time we lost well anyway.

Tough home match next week against a strong Club.

Next match – Home – Tideswell – 15 June – 1.45pm.

John B.

 

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Hot Bowls Team

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Having got three full houses in a row in the Tuesday League, what about a fourth? Not doing too shabbily in the Thursday League either. To cap it all we have a new Member for the Bowls Club. Thank you God. We have to thank him as nobody else seems to care. What a scorcher not only the weather, but on the green as well.

 Tuesday League

May 23 – Home – Wirksworth.

Bear in mind that we are still a few players short for various reasons so our results are scarily good.

We shared the four games two each. Pat B playing with Tony A is in a real groove and the pair of them won at a canter 21 – 9. Dawn A, back from her holliers, playing with Harry B also won 21 – 15. Although our other two pairs lost they lost by fewer points than Wirksworth. John B and Sue A 18 – 21 and Dennis and Clara E 11 – 21 which gave us a win by 71 – 66.

After this weeks match we have moved up to third in the League. Next week we play the league leaders. Keep your fingers crossed.

Next Match – Whitworth Park – Away – 30 May 6.30pm.

 Thursday League

May 25 – Home  – Bakewell.

Bakewell pipped us to the top spot in the Division last year by only a few points and were promoted as champions so we wanted to try to win if we could.

Ian J partnered by Audrey B had a cracking win 21 – 16. Ian is playing particularly well this year he is rapidly becoming Scotland’s second best sportsperson after Andy Murray. Audrey has only just about recovered from her broken wrist, what a result. The other two games we lost, although Dot H and Sue A came close succumbing 17 – 21. After the doubles we were 8 points down.

John H gave us a great start in the singles winning 15 – 8, followed by an even better win by Tony A 15 – 5. Dawn, playing to her usual high standard came home 15 – 9. Our final singles win came via the equally brilliant Edith who won 15 – 10. The two remaining games we lost, but because of the aggregate wins we had we won the singles games by 18 points. Overall result, Parwich 130, Bakewell 120. This will hopefully keep us in our mid table position.

Next match – Away – Matlock Park – 1 June – 1.45pm.

John B.

 

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Wizards of the Green

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Can’t grumble this week, well perhaps a little (that will make a change I hear you cry). Good bits and not so good bits. Already a quarter of the way through the season. You are rapidly missing out on some good exercise and good company.

 Tuesday League

May 16 – Away – Bradwell.

As commented last week to get two full house scores in a row is good, but three in a row? Could the valiant few of Parwich continue to astound the Crown Green bowling fraternity, and without our brilliant Captain and Edith? Yes they could. Some great bowling by Tony A and Pat B produced a 21 – 4 win. This was followed by Sue A and John B putting together a 21 – 6 victory. Not to be outdone the husband and wife duo (you see you can play together if you want) of Dennis and Clara E won 21 – 13. It was all down to our final pair of Rick and Harry B to bring home the bacon which they did by winning 21 – 17. Parwich 84, Bradwell 40. Can we keep up this standard? Come down to Parsons Croft next Tuesday evening and see the wizards of the green stuff strut their stuff. (that’s probably given the team the kiss of death!)

Next Match – Wirksworth – Home – 23 May 6.30pm.

Thursday League

May 18 – Away  – Hope Works.

We have, as you readers of these scintillating reports will know, been doing very well in this higher division we now find ourselves in, however a few of the wheels did fall off this week. You must bear in mind though that we have been through the wringer with regard to members injuries. I dread to think what Man U’s manager would have to say about things. Anyway, we lost quite well, but if the opposition play very long ‘jacks’ whilst playing against two ladies one of whom is still recovering from a broken wrist and the other with a bad ankle, what do you expect. After the doubles we were behind 63 – 27. We shared the singles games three apiece with Pat B showing how it should be done, winning 15 – 2. Still the singles gave us 78 – 68 points tally. The final outcome was never in doubt though with a victory for Hope Works 131 – 105.

Next match – Home – Bakewell – 25 May – 1.45pm.

John B.

 

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