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Bowls without Wheels?

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Having got off to a reasonable start this season and getting to grips with the new go faster equipment, we were all looking forward to the second week on the green. Shame a couple of wheels fell off.

Tuesday League
April 18 – Away – Matlock Golf Club.
Why is it that against certain Clubs you can really struggle and others seem to suit? Unfortunately the Golf Club are, for us, the struggling variety. Although we won two of the four games and only missed winning a third by one point, the remaining game was a real choker for our pair. Sometimes what ever you try comes off sometimes not, it happens. The result was a win for the Golf Club 72 – 63. We will have to try and get our revenge later in the year.
Next Match – Whitworth Park – Home – 25 April 6.30pm.

Thursday League
April 20 – Home  – Youlgrave.
At least we were able to play Youlgrave on our green first. Their green as you may recall has an elephant buried underneath it. So we had what may be described as a more level playing field by having the match here. Having said that a crown green bowls green by it’s very name ain’t level. Anyway we won one of the doubles games, with Edith and Sue doing us proud. Unfortunately we came second in the other two games and trailed by 38 – 54.
In the six singles games we won 5 out of the 6 games. Dawn A, bringing the power of the new  ‘Blue Meany’ bowls to bear, had a handsome 15 – 8 win, matched by Edith and John H. Top of the tree however was Tony A who won 15 – 5. The singles score finished 83 – 56 to Parwich. The overall result was Parwich 121, Youlgrave 110.
Next match – Away – Baslow – 27 April – 1.45pm.

We are also having another Club match on Saturday 22 April – a mixed doubles – come down to Parsons Croft around 2.30pm to have a look. (and a cup of tea if you fancy it)

John B

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Getting to Grips with New Equipment

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Having just about survived the first game of the season and the muscles and joints nearly coping it was off doing the ‘proper’ stuff this week. Considering we only lobbed a few woods    around we did not do too bad.

Tuesday League
April 11 – Home – Matlock Park.
Now although Matlock Park came down from the higher division they are still a good team. We also saw the come back of all come backs from Edith and Rick. Rick, having invested a second mortgage on some new woods, was in the process of putting them on e-bay as they were losing 14-2 when the magic promised by the gnome who sold them to him kicked in. From a position of deep sorrow to a winning 21-17. They bring a lump to your throat! So having grabbed victory out of the jaws of defeat Harry and Clara showed everybody how it really should be done. They were stunning, winning at a canter 21-3. John B and Pat chipped in with a 21 – 18 win. Overall we had a really good win 79 – 59. Can we keep it up? Watch this space.
Next Match – Matlock Club – Away – 18 April.

Thursday League
April 13 – Away  – Hazelwood.
Having made a real mess of the league last year by getting promoted we have the consequences to bear this year. Hazelwood have over 150 members. We have 16, yes 16!!
However with our Edith, Rick, and Dawn, together with the rest of our meagre team we can just about hold our own against virtually any team. You followers of this twaddle will recall that the Thursday League has 3 doubles and 6 singles. Edith and Rick gave us a good start in the doubles with a 21 – 10 win. Unfortunately our other pairs could not keep up the standard. After the doubles we trailed 52 – 32. John B gave us a good start in the singles winning 15 – 6. John H also did well only just losing on the last end 15 – 13. Not to be out done with the new woods Dawn A brought out her new acquisition – the Blue Meanies. At first, similar to Rick, they were not performing for their new owner. However eventually they came good. Giving us a win 15 – 5. Rick having got to grips with the new equipment, also won 15 – 4. Although we won the singles 75 – 60, we finished 5 points shy at 112 – 107. At the start of the match we would have taken that as a great result, particularly away from home on a lightening fast green. Your Club really can play this game.

Next match – Away – Youlgrave – 20 April – 1.45pm.

John B.

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The Bowlers are Back

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Now I appreciate that you have been going through major withdrawal symptoms since the bowls season ended last year, however, your need is now about to be satiated with the start of the 2017 season.

As an opener to this season we held a club competition, the open singles on yesterday. The ladies in the Club appear to have a strangle hold on the trophy. Could they be the best players in the Club? On the basis of this, they most certainly are. Last year Dawn blasted everybody off the green. I keep telling you to come and watch the crème de la crème of the Crown Green Bowling scene, you missed a treat. This year it was Edith who showed us all how to play the game. I do not think the word imperious is overstating her domination of the green! Fabulous game Edith. Let us hope she continues to show this form in the league this year.

Our first match in League is this Tuesday at Parsons Croft. We are playing Matlock Park. Come down and see your ‘team’ do their stuff. We are away to Hazelwood next Thursday. Last year we got promoted to the higher division and only missed out on being Champions by a couple of points. Could be tough this year.

As always we are short of players and however hard we try no new members join. This year we have a couple of members not rejoining for various reasons. Your Club really does need you.

You will be pleased to know that there will be regular updates to keep you informed how your heroines and heroes get on.

John B

 

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A Sign of Spring; the Bowls Fixture List

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First Division Here We Come

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Last week of the season, no more twaddle to read. We did achieve a memorable place in the Thursday League though. We were in top position albeit for one week!

Matlock Tuesday League.
Home – Ashwood Park – 6 September – 6.00pm.

Ashwood were in a very solid third place in the league with the possibility of going second. Dot H, holding John B’s hand very firmly, guided the pair to a 21 – 18 win. Dennis E and Sue A unfortunately could not keep the momentum going and went down 12 – 21. Back came Dawn A and Tony A with a resounding win 21 – 11. Only Rick and Edith to go unfortunately they came second 17 – 21 again. Final result was another draw 71 points each. Probably a fair result. I think that this will keep us mid table.

Matlock Thursday League.
Away – Matlock Bath – 8 September – 1.45pm.

So there we were top of the league! All we had to do was to keep our nerve and play our little socks off.

Matlock’s green is the shape of a fifty pence piece and not much bigger. No problems with corner to corner jacks. Although we only won one doubles game we were 46 – 58 down. We shared the singles games three each, although our scores were better than Matlock’s. After the singles we won 77 – 72 not quite enough to get us a win. With Bakewell, the league’s best club playing at home our chances of retaining top spot are slim. Still to come second is a really good result. Final score Matlock 130, Parwich 123. Even if the team in third place got a maximum score we cannot be beaten for second, so first division here we come.

Have a good winter every one and be prepared for more fabulous crown green bowling next year. Why not come and join us.

John B.

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The Riveting World of Bowls

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

If you think that things are tight at the top you should see what is happening in the riveting world of bowls, you couldn’t make it up if you tried. Can we make it to third in the league, will we finish top of the league the permutations are too endlessly wondrous to contemplate!

Matlock Tuesday League.
Away – Chatsworth – 30 August – 6.00pm.

Chatsworth are second bottom of the league and us only 7 points from third, piece of cake. My dad always told me there was no such thing as a certainty, how right he was. The wonderful Edith and Rick, fresh from their magnificent win in the 2016 Tarmac Trophy tournament, were our only winners, 21 – 10. I keep telling you they are good. Harry B and Sue A came up short by the smallest of margins, losing 20 – 21. Dawn A and Tony A also more than held their own losing by 21 – 17. With a further loss in the last game the result was Chatsworth 73, Parwich 70. Not sure if 70 points will even be enough to keep us in sixth place, let alone push us up a place or two. Only one more match left to see if we can climb up a bit. As only the first two get promoted to the higher division our chance are slim, but we are still battling on.

  • LAST MATCH – Home – Ashwood Park – 6 September – 5.45pm.

Matlock Thursday League.

With last week’s match a wash out we had to play twice this week, could we cope with the pressure!

Away – Bradwell – 31 August – 1.45.

We needed to get off to a good start in order to keep us in second place in the league. Unfortunately we conspired to lose all three doubles very well, Bradwell 63, Parwich 37. Could the singles get us out of the hole we managed to fall in, you bet they could. We won 5 out of the 6 games and only lost the sixth by three points, Bradwell 67, Parwich 87. Again you need your calculators handy to work out that this was not quite enough to win. Final score Bradwell 130, Parwich 124.The top of the league, Bakewell, were now 56 points ahead of us. Our next opponents, Bakewell!!

Home – Bakewell – 1 September – 1.45.

Keep telling you, you should have been there; you could have cut the tension with a knife. Because of injuries and holidays we only had ten players. Inspired captaincy in selecting who should play which games was needed and who was to play twice. Did I tell you our captain, Tony A, is inspired? Not only did we win all three doubles games but we won 63 points to 38. Could we keep up the phenomenally brilliant play in the singles? With only one game to play we had won the first 5 games. Rick our ever faithful great bowler would do the job. Horror of horrors Rick lost. The result was passed to the world doping agency and all was found to be in order (Russian testers I think). The match scrutinisers got their heads together. And verified that the final score was (Can you feel the tension its worse than waiting for the synchronised swimming results) Parwich 147, Bakewell 88, a win by 59 points. This means that we have gone into CHAMPIONSHIP PLACE! by three points. What a disaster, we will be promoted next year to face the likes of illustrious teams, such as Tideswell and Hazelwood! Only one more match to go. (Bet we blow it, or could tiny Parwich become Crown Green bowls Leicester City?).

  • LAST MATCH – Away – Matlock Bath – 8 September – 1.45pm

John B.

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