You may want to let your friends know about Merrow Village Bowls Club, or need a link so that you can keep up to date.
Either save this page as a Favourite or Bookmark for future use or, if you want to email the address, just copy the following text:
We look forward to seeing you soon.
For our away match at Liphook on 24th April we were invited by the home side to join them in their celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday, and the whole afternoon took on a street party atmosphere. Players were regally turned out in varieties of red, white and blue attire, and one of our rinks even had red and blue bowls for the day. An enjoyable game was had, with the home side just pipping us by 6 shots, and we finished with a very enjoyable tea in the welcome warmth of the clubhouse on what was a really chilly afternoon. Well done to Liphook for putting on such a splendid and enjoyable afternoon.
The club’s first home match on Saturday 23rd April against Ottershaw saw both teams with slightly depleted sides due to early season absences, resulting in a game of 2 triples and 1 rink versus a triple ( 9 players against 10) . The match was closely fought throughout in chilly but bright conditions on a green which was noticeably getting faster as it was being played on and by the end just starting to take more turn. Merrow welcomed 2 new members playing their first games for the club, Debbie and David Ewins, who appeared to enjoy themselves despite the cold. At the finish it was the home side who got in front just at the right time, but the score–48 shots to 47, reflected just how close the match was.
First club night
We had our first club night on Thursday. Six of us turned up for some coaching with Rodney Morrison, who laid on an amusing game for us all. Two teams, one at each end playing to a jack. This meant there were two jacks on the rink and we were all bowling towards each other! The last person to play in each team had to move the opposition bowls away from the jack (some devious tactics came into play!) and we were scored on how close our bowls were to our own jack.
Great fun and good for developing our accuracy.
If I recall correctly most of the “devious tactics” came from the person who wrote this article!!!!
Today we had the official opening of the bowls green. The sun shone for our first bowls activity of the new season and we welcomed two new bowlers.
The green was still very heavy, but with some rolling and closer cutting it should improve rapidly.
This Sunday sees the official opening of the green.
We’ll all be there to celebrate the start of a new season and are hoping for a nice, sunny day.
The event kicks off at 3:00pm. Why not come along.
Welcome to the new Merrow Village Bowls Club website.
We are a friendly club and a section of the Merrow Village Club. Club nights are every Thursday, with matches and friendlies played throughout the week. Our season runs from April to September, so why not come along and see what we’re all about.
Thanks to all those who donated to or bought from our jumble sale. We had a very good response and the money raised will go towards club expenses.
We are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday, 9th April at 10:00am. Come along to the Merrow Village Hall for loads of bargains and interesting finds.