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Kirkby Mallory WI Visit

By Chris Massie Market Bosworth Bowls Club

Monday, 5 August 2019


Market Bosworth Bowls Club Contributor


Visitors on the Green

(Please see Gallery for Photos)

Friday, 26th July saw the Green being opened to the ladies of Kirkby Mallory WI. The weather was dry and warm, though a little overcast, but that did not deter the enthusiasm of the 13 ladies who came along to have a go at was what for many, a new sport.

The evening began with a welcome from Richard Newby, the club coach. That was once he could interrupt all the excited chatter. After a bit of the necessary ‘health and safety’ we moved on to choosing our bowls and learning about how the ‘bias’ affects them.

It was now time to venture onto the Green. In small groups of 2 or 3 to a rink, and together with the expert guidance and encouragement from some club members, the ladies quickly sorted out which was the biased side of their woods and the difference between bowling on the ‘forehand’ and the ‘backhand’.

After about an hour of bowling up and down the Green it was time for a well earned break and a top up of the wine glasses. During the break the rinks were turned into a ‘Crazy Bowls’ course, with points being awarded by our expert judges for getting woods close to different targets or objects. Scores were recorded on score cards.

The ‘Crazy Bowls’ proved to be great fun, with everyone using their new found bowling skills to do as well as possible.

The evening concluded with us all sat around a large table in the clubhouse enjoying some welcome refreshment, in the form of fish and chips and top up of the wine glass. Congratulations went to Gill who achieved the best score on the Crazy Bowls course.

As the ladies from the WI left they expressed their many thanks for an enjoyable and fun- filled evening, though that may have been the wine talking!

A evening like this, is only achievable through the willing volunteers who are prepared to give of their time and enthusiasm to make these events such a success. My thanks go to Barbara, Jeanette, Ann, Mick, David L, David F, and Mel, who supported me admirably throughout.


Contact Information

Jeanette Smith

Find Market Bosworth Bowls Club

Rectory Lane, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton, Leicestershire, CV13 0LS


Additional Information

There is no car park at the club, but you can park on the road( usually busy!) or down a road opposite the club. there is also a small pay and display car park on the right just past the club