At last! Friday’s Covid league matches had their first dry evening since we started playing. Let’s hope for a few more!
We have a new club league!
Thanks to David E, we have a new Friday singles league, open to all paid-up members. The rules are quite simple, and follow the guidelines issued by the Government and Bowls England.
We have eight players in the league; seven men, and one lady. Each player is assured of seven matches, and the result of each match will be recorded, contributing to a league table. There will be seven rounds, and I’m sure much pleasure will be gained from playing competitive matches again.
Watch this space for progress reports, and the final results!
The skills you’ve honed over a lifetime of sport will make you a star on the green, and that green’s just up the road at Merrow Village Bowls Club.
If you know anyone who plays a different sport, and who may be interested in finding out more about bowls, show them this video and get them to contact David Ewins.
Thanks to David and Debbie, bowls is back on the agenda. At present, access to the green is limited to two sessions per week, bookable in advance as mentioned in the email you will have received.
On Tuesday 19th, the first of the sessions got underway under a blazing hot sun. Thank heavens for the shade provided by the trees. Everything ran very smoothly, with Lorna and me (David R) playing on rink 3, Tony O on rink 2, Tony R on rink 4, and David and Debbie enjoying themselves on rink 1. There is a gap of 4.5 m between rinks, and we have a Green Steward present to help members comply with guidelines.
Here are a few photos to mark the occasion.
From our President
“To all members of MVBC, a message from your President.
With the exceptional impact of Covid-19 on the whole country, many of us thought that bowls this year was not going to be possible. But, people like David and Debbie, The NHS, and scientists, etc., have awakened the bulldog spirit of the British people. I thank them all for their positive outlook and dedication to get us on the green to enjoy our free time, and play the game of bowls again.
Please respect the new rules, and the people around you, at all times. I also thank the green stewards for helping you all through this new part of bowls. I hope you all enjoy Merrow Village Bowls 2020.
There is a long journey.
David Matthews, President.”
At this time, as we come to terms with the new COVID-19 guidelines, we are only opening the green to paid up members of the bowling club. However, if you are interested in joining the club or would simply like to try the sport, then please get in touch with us through our Contact page, and we will be in contact with you very shortly.
The Official Opening
David Matthews kindly volunteered to officially open our green on Sunday, 17th May, some time after our original plans. A short video of the event is available on the MVBC WhatsApp group. If you would like to join the group, please contact David Raison.
More Spring loveliness, thanks to Joan
With time on my hands, and some surplus wood, I decided to make a step for the green. This is to help bowlers who may be a bit less agile cross the ditch and enter/leave the green in safety. The photo shows the step in its raw state but it will soon turn a ‘nuclear yellow’, once I put some fence paint on.
All we need now is for the lockdown to be lifted.
We dropped into the club to say hello to David and Debbie (from a safe distance of course). As usual, they were both working hard to keep our green in tip-top condition.
There was also a lovely display of tulips outside the clubhouse, thanks to Joan.
Due to the Corona Virus restrictions and advice, we have decided to cancel our Spring Jumble Sale on 18th April.
Please do not bring any jumble to the club, as we will not be able to store it.
You can now follow Merrow Bowls on Twitter at @BowlsMerrow. This in addition to our Facebook page.