Market Overton Bowls Club
Gala Dates for 2019 announced: Rinks - Sunday 14th July 2019 - Triples Sunday 1st September 2019
The weekend of 1st and 2nd September 2018 was an eventful one for Market Overton Bowls Club. Saturday saw the venue used as the neutral ground for the Final of the Stamford Outdoor Bowls Club League Boor & Wainwright competition.
Marko Club President Mal Croson, welcomed President of the League, Maggie Holden and Chairman Charlie Underwood and the competitors. Three rinks of Triples, 21 ends, Oakham A and Blackstones C the competitors. Oakham put up a good show of competitive bowling but it was Blackstones who were presented with the shield for the third time by Maggie. See full report on Stamford League website. After the game the teams were provided with refreshments in the bar of the club.
Sunday was the second Gala of the year organised by Marko, this time Triples. 14 teams competing from far and wide. What fabulous weather again, not a cloud in the sky. Lots of good sportsmanship and laughter on the rinks is always a good sign that things are going well. The green bowled perfectly thanks to the hardwork of the greenkeeper [and President] Mal Croson and his helpers Jeannie and Gordon. 50 sat down for a splendid meal in the club house at the end of the day having been provided with a constant supply of home made cakes and beverages plus the bar throughout.
Each team played 4 games of 8 ends, with 55 minutes allowed; Each end won gains 1 point plus 4 points for a win. The games all having been drawn out of the hat when entries are in. Winners were the Triple Sec team from Kirby Mallory Loraine Hibbins, Jeanette Smith and Ken Hibbins with a score of 35 points. Each bowler received £25. Runners up were a Syston team called Three Musketeers made up of Andy Savage, Martin Warner and Ken Renshaw who managed 32 points. Prize money of £15 per bowler for this place. A new team from Colsterworth called the Colsterways were nearly there with 31 having gone down on their last game and the Minstrels from Stamford managed 30.
The booby prize of mini bottles of wine was shared between two MARKO teams both having scored 17, these were Blame The Greenkeepers – Mal , Jeannie and David and the Plonkers Brian, Eddie and Jonny.
It’s been a splendid year for Marko with some fantastic games on a fantastic green. In the Stamford League the Harriers team have finished midway in the 2nd Division and the Tornadoes have risen to the top of Division 3 which means next year they will also play in Division 2.
Anyone interested in joining us on the green please get in touch, Fun, Friendship and Fitness is our motto.