Bowlers ‘Do the Double’

Region President Sue with (l) Rosemary Moore and (r) Sandy Taylor

Crosby’s Soroptimists ‘did the double’ in this year’s regional bowls competition.

Six clubs in South Lancashire Region competed this season for the team trophy. After a summer of keenly-fought matches, SI Crosby’s points total topped the table.

On ‘finals day’ individual high-scoring bowlers from four clubs (Southport, Liverpool, Leigh & District and Crosby) played in a knock-out competition for the Tricia Fahey Trophy.

The final game was between Rosemary Moore (SI Southport) and Sandy Taylor (SI Crosby). It was nip-and-tuck all the way until Sandy scored two points to win.

Region President Sue Underwood presented the Rose Bowl trophy to team captain Sandy and her SI Crosby members; then the individual trophy to Sandy herself.

It was a blustery day of sunshine and sudden, heavy showers. Bowlers and spectators often had to run for cover to the clubhouse.

Dot Massey (SI Southport) was again the season’s co-ordinator. “The bowls competition is a well-established tradition in South Lancashire”, she said. “Once again we were able to use the greens at Pennington Park, Leigh: all credit to local Soroptimists who made the arrangements.”

“Our bowlers ‘play to win’; but the matches are also opportunities to get to know Soroptimists in many other clubs. There are friendships all across the Region, thanks to bowls.”