Once again Soroptimists in the Leigh & District Club concluded a successful bowls season by ‘doing the double’.
High-scoring members from four clubs competed for the singles trophy on finals day – Widnes, Liverpool, Leigh & District, and Crosby. In the 3-way play-off last year’s winner Gail Farrer (SI Leigh & District) faced Sandy Taylor and Yvonne Atkinson (both SI Crosby).
It was nip-and-tuck throughout the game – to the delight of all the spectators. There were 37 ends before Gail was able to snap up two points for a grandstand finish.
The Region’s bowls trophy is awarded to the team that, over the season, gains the most points against Soroptimist clubs in the Region. The regional president usually presents it.
On finals day, however, there was the conundrum: the regional president was the winning captain!
Pat Woodward (President SI Leigh & District) was therefore delighted to have the honour of presenting the team trophy to Margaret Molyneux and her Leigh players.
Shirley Smith (Captain, SI Crosby team) presented Gail with the Tricia Fahey Cup. This honours the Crosby club member who, when regional president, devised the regional bowls competition.
Dot Massey (regional bowls co-ordinator) presented SI Crosby with a new plaque, as runners-up in the team competition
Dot said, “Sadly the weather was dull and drizzly. However, in the shelter of a massive gazebo the spectators were able to enjoy all the matches – and the players didn’t get too wet.
“As always competition was keen – and the 3-way singles final kept us all on edge. It was a good day!”