Sunday afternoon, May 26, saw a number of completely new bowlers take part in an innovative Community Trophy Competition at Market Weighton Bowling Club’s Beverley Road green.
Devised and organised by club captain Bob Bell, this new addition to the club’s fixture list attracted eight teams of bowlers drawn from within the town’s community.
Competitors of both sexes, with ages ranging over 50 years, ensured that the event had a genuine community spirit.
Playing against full members of the club. these teams represented local sports and religious groups, businesses and town residents.
The teams were judged on best performance as measured by their recorded scores in relation to that of their experienced opposition.
The event recorded the largest number of users of the green for some time and was described by the club’s chairperson, Jean Phillips, as: “a great success and a highly enjoyable occasion.”
The winning team, representing The Goodmanham Arms Public House, consisted of Pete Blyth, Nigel Donkin and Ian Collet who were presented with their team and individual Trophies by Ms Phillips in the club pavilion at the end of the day.
Staging this event has succeeded in attracting several new members to the club and is likely to become a regular social and sporting feature in the club’s diary.