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Bowlers ‘Do the Double’

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.”