Bowls

2020 FIXTURES AND RESULTS FURTHER DOWN
The Bowls Section participate in Crown Green Bowling throughout the Bowling Season (April to September).

All ‘Home’ matches are played at Knutsford Bowling Club (KBC)

Knutsford Bowling Club
Mereheath Lane
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 6SL

As such, Probus Bowls Team Members are expected to join KBC and pay the appropriate membership fee, which is currently £28.00 per year.

Matches, ‘Home’ and ‘Away’, normally take place on Wednesday afternoons against other locally situated Probus Clubs. Matches are split into two equal sessions with four games played in each session. Refreshments (tea, coffee & biscuits) are taken at ‘half time’.

Games are played in pairs with eight players being used in each session. Hence, a full team consists of 16 players (maximum); however, any number of players less than 16 down to 8 players (minimum) can be utilised, but, in this instance, some or all will have to play twice.

The atmosphere during matches is friendly but with a competitive edge as would be expected at any level of similar amateur sporting contests.

One match each season is played against Knutsford Rotary Club. This is an evening fixture, usually held on the first Wednesday in August, and is more of a social occasion than Probus matches with finger buffet type refreshments at ‘half time’.

At the end of the season the Bowlers take part in the ‘Rex/Probus Bowls Handicap’ competition whence the winner receives the handsome trophy to treasure until the following year.

Regular practice sessions take place every Monday afternoon (or Tuesday mornings following a bank holiday Monday).

Any Knutsford Probus Club member is entitled to sign up to play bowls. New players of all ages and levels of skill, ability, experience, etc. are warmly welcomed.

PRACTICE:- EVERY MONDAY @ 1.30PM EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAY WEEKS WHEN IT WILL BE ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY MORNING. 

 

FIXTURES/RESULTS 2020

ALL MATCHES FOR 2020 POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Individual Club Handicap 2020

Winner Terry Parkinson

 

 

ALL HOME MATCHES PLAYED AT KNUTSFORD BOWLING CLUB

All games Wed except when * which is a Tue date.

BOWLS SECTION REPORT – 2019 SEASON

As in previous years our special thanks go to many members of the squad (too many to mention) for providing regular support, attendance, etc. at home/away matches and practice sessions throughout the season. In addition, our appreciation once again, goes to the Knutsford Bowling Club, who continue to maintain the green and club facilities in excellent condition.
On a sad note I must express our heartfelt sorrow at the passing of our friend and bowling team regular Mike Harrison – He will be sadly missed by the Club in general and the Bowls section in particular – May he rest in peace.

This year we have had a busy bowling season with an almost full fixtures list, however 4 matches had to be called off due to bad weather:- viz Church Hulme, Away, 11th June – rearranged for 10th September: Rotary twice rained off – not rearranged and Appleton, at Home, 28th August – not rearranged. This resulted in us having played 22 matches against 9 Probus Clubs + 2 matches against a non-Probus team (High Legh Bowling Club).

Our annual evening match against the Knutsford Rotary Club was rained off, rearranged for another night and rained off again –It not being possible to rearrange the fixture again it was abandoned for 2019 and will resume in 2020, weather permitting. Note:- As it was their turn to provide half time refreshments in 2019 it is still their turn to pay in 2020.
The annual match against Knutsford Tatton Probus Club, for the George Tyror Knutsford Probus Clubs Cup, was played, away at Crosstown BC on 13th August – I am pleased to report, that, this time, we reclaimed the Trophy having lost it in 2017 & 2018 – Well done Team.
The Team End of Season Results are as follows:-
Matches played = 22 : [Won 13 : Lost 8 : Drawn 1].
Games played = 181 : [Won 100 : Lost 78 : Drawn 3].
Points tally (For) = 2010 : [1005 (Home) – 1005 (Away)].
(Against) = 1811: [849 (Home) – 962 (Away)].

Early season team line up.

It will be determined from the above that we had a very good season in 2019, certainly one of the best since I took over as Bowls secretary in 2014, and I only have the team to thank for their efforts and dedication in achieving these excellent results. For this 2019 season, as with last season, there has been plenty of commitment and enthusiasm from the team, and we have done very well despite a notable depletion in the number of players in the squad over the last few years. I can report, however, that we are continuing to recruit a few more players, primarily from new members of the Club but we still need one or two more to ease the pressure so, if any Knutsford Rex Probus Club member, not already registered, is interested in playing for our bowls team, or fancies trying their arm, new players of all levels of skill, ability and experience will be warmly welcomed.

The Club Handicap Trophy, this year, was won by Roger Collins, with Ken Ackroyd as runner up.

Roger Collins receives the Club Handicap Trophy from Rex Chairman David Bryant.

On the evening of 21st November 16 of us had a highly successful Bowls section annual dinner at the Dun Cow Inn, Ollerton. Thanks again to Terry Parkinson and Scott Martin for their efforts in organising this very enjoyable event.

Following the end of the outdoor bowling season we have been, and are continuing to be, involved in monthly sessions of indoor bowling at Owley Wood Club and, as with years gone by, these are proving to be very enjoyable mornings out, particularly enhanced by the Carvery lunches afterwards.

RESULTS 2019
Reports of each match may be found within the monthly news pages.

Date Opponents Venue Result Points
3rd Apr [10:00] Weaver Away WON 60-48
10th Apr [10:00] Northwich Away LOST 98-116
17th Apr Tatton Home DREW 96-96
24th Apr Northwich Home LOST 100-108
1st May Weaver Home WON 111-54
8th May Lymm Home LOST 68-96
15th May High Legh BC Away WON 96-73
22nd May [13:30] Lymm Away LOST 76-125
29th May Macclesfield 2 Home WON 100-81
5th June Fulshaw Wilmslow Home WON 113-88
11th June * Church Hulme Away POST RAIN
18th June * [10:00] Alderley Edge Away WON 99-52
25th June * Tatton Away WON 102-100
3rd July Weaver Home WON 110-94
10th July Macclesfield 2 Away WON 107-71
17th July Alderley Edge Home WON 117-66
24th July Church Hulme Home WON 97-60
31st July [18:00] Rotary Warford Park POST NOW 14TH AUG
7th Aug Fulshaw Wilmslow Away LOST 94-105
13th Aug * Tatton (Knutsford Probus Cup) Away WON 106-94
14th Aug [18:00] Rotary
Warford Park
CANCELLED
21st Aug High Legh BC Home LOST 93-101
28th Aug Appleton Home POST RAIN
4th Sep [10:00] Weaver Away WON 57-40
10th Sep * Church Hulme Away LOST 51-61
18th Sep Club Handicap Home WINNER Roger Collins
24th Sep Appleton Away LOST 62-67
3rd Oct Walkers v Bowlers Comberbach Winners: Jerry Bentley & Ken Ackroyd JOHNSON TROPHY: David Howard
ALL HOME MATCHES PLAYED AT KNUTSFORD BOWLING CLUB
All games Wed except when * which is a Tue date.

BOWLS SECTION REPORT – 2018 SEASON

As in previous years our special thanks go to many members of the squad (too many to mention) for providing regular support, attendance, etc. at home/away matches and practice sessions throughout the season. In addition, our appreciation once again, goes to the Knutsford Bowling Club, who continue to maintain the green and club facilities in excellent condition.

This year we have had a busy bowling season with an almost full fixtures list with only 2 blank weeks (due to the Macclesfield 1. Probus Bowls squad having to drop out because they were no longer able to raise a team). Also 2 matches had to be called off due to bad weather. This resulted in us having played 21 matches against 8 Probus Clubs + 2 matches against a non-Probus team (High Legh BC) and 1 evening match against the Knutsford Rotary Club. The two blank weeks were filled by playing internal ‘Round Robin’ competitions – Thanks go to Terry Parkinson for his efforts in arranging these events – For the end of season results see below.

Our annual match against the Knutsford Rotary Club was played on 1st August at Warford Park and, as usual, we had an enjoyable evening, hosted this year by Knutsford Rex. We recorded our customary win scoring 111 points to their 37.

The annual match against Knutsford Tatton Probus Club, for the George Tyror Knutsford Probus Clubs Cup, was played, at home, on 15th August. This year, unfortunately, we again came ‘runners up’ losing by 88 points to 111 – We will make every effort to get the cup back next year away at Cross Town BC.

The Team End of Season Results, including the Rotary, High Legh BC and Cup matches mentioned above, are as follows:-

Matches played = 21 : (Won 15 : Lost 6 : Drawn 0).

Games played     = 170 : (Won 98 : Lost 68 : Drawn 4).

Points tally          = 1797 (For) : 1638 (Against).

It will be determined from the above that we had a very good season in 2018, certainly the best since I took over as Bowls secretary in 2014 and I only have the team to thank for their efforts and dedication in achieving these excellent results. This 2018 season, as with last season, there has been plenty of commitment and enthusiasm from the team, and we have done very well despite a notable depletion in the number of players in the squad. I can report, however, that we are continuing to recruit a few more players, primarily from new members of the Club but we still need one or two more to ease the pressure so, if any Knutsford Rex Probus Club member, not already registered, is interested in playing for our bowls team, or fancies trying their arm, new players of all levels of skill, ability and experience will be warmly welcomed.

The Club Handicap Trophy, this year, was won by Terry Parkinson, with myself as runner up.

Terry Parkinson wins club handicap trophy from Chairman Don Johnson.

On the evening of 21st November 15 of us had a highly successful Bowls section annual dinner at the Dun Cow Inn, Ollerton – Thanks go to Terry Parkinson and Scott Martin for their efforts in organising this very enjoyable event.

Following the end of the outdoor bowling season we have been and are continuing to be involved in monthly sessions of indoor bowling at Owley Wood Club and, as with years gone by, these are proving to be very enjoyable mornings out, particularly enhanced by the carvery lunches afterwards.

Roger Collins Secretary

RESULTS 2018

DATE OPPONENTS VENUE        

RESULT

POINTS

04 APRIL WEAVER AWAY WON 64-44
10 APRIL NORTHWICH AWAY Post (Rain)
18 APRIL TATTON HOME WON 99-92
25 APRIL NORTHWICH HOME Post (Rain)
02 MAY WEAVER HOME WON 84-60
09 MAY LYMM AWAY LOST 76-146
16 MAY ROUND ROBIN HOME Winners P Clegg/M Harrison
23 MAY HIGH LEGH AWAY WON 83-79
30 MAY MACCLESFIELD 2 HOME WON 106-74
06 JUNE FULSHAW WILMSLOW HOME WON 105-94
12 JUNE HIGH LEGH HOME WON 100-71
19 JUNE ALDERLEY EDGE AWAY LOST 95-101
26 JUNE TATTON AWAY LOST 50-81
04 JULY WEAVER HOME WON 91-84
11 JULY ROUND ROBIN HOME Winners K Ackroyd/C Bowman
18 JULY ALDERLEY EDGE HOME WON 103-61
25 JULY CHURCH HULME HOME LOST 92-93
01 AUG

ROTARY @  Warford Park

AWAY WON 111-37
08 AUG FULSHAW WILMSLOW AWAY WON 42-41
15 AUG TATTON (Knutsford

Probus Clubs’ Cup)

HOME LOST 88-111
22 AUG MACCLESFIELD 2 AWAY WON 92-81
29 AUG APPLETON HOME WON 101-86
05 SEPT WEAVER AWAY WON 56-44
11 SEPT CHURCH HULME AWAY WON 96-93
19 SEPT CLUB HANDICAP HOME Winner T Parkinson
26 SEPT APPLETON AWAY LOST 63-65
04 OCT WALKERS v BOWLERS Comberbach Winners :- Andy Whitaker & David Howard JOHNSON TROPHY :- Mike Cooper