BOWLS: Gala raises funds for Under 25s section

Gala winners Joan Lever, Brian Lever and Mick Woodward with Under 25s manager Darren Ward
Gala winners Joan Lever, Brian Lever and Mick Woodward with Under 25s manager Darren Ward

Have a go at indoor bowls this Sunday at Thornfield

Bowls by Alan Jackson

Rugby Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club finished 2015 off with a gala to raise funds for their Under 25s Section. It was also a celebration as the Under 25s are through to a quarter final encounter against Wellingborough in the David Cornwell Trophy (Under 25s Double Rink), with most of the team playing in the gala.

Wycliffe Girls & Boys led the way after the first round of games, one point ahead of X Rail and Under 250s in joint second. RIP Lemmy, Tone’s Mob, Mandy’s Fours and Shortest Tonight in joint fourth completed the leading pack. Half-time saw X Rail and Under 250s locked in first place, RIP Lemmy were third, Wycliffe Girls & Boys fourth and in joint fifth were Gwynn’s Lads, It’s Not My Fault, Tone’s Mob and Mix & Match.

After three rounds Under 250s held a two-point lead over X Rail. Wycliffe Girls & Boys, Gwynn’s Lads and X Rail were joint third with Mix & Match completing the top five. With the last bowls delivered Under 250s consisting of Joan Lever, Becky Lever, Mick Woodward and Brian Lever, held on to top spot, just one point clear of Wycliffe Girls & Boys in second on 23 points. Joint third with 20 points were Mix & Match and X Rail, It’s Not My Fault took fifth place with 18 points.

The next gala is on Sunday (January 10) at 2.30pm and is in aid of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association. From noon to 2pm on the same day the club is holding another ‘bowl4fun’ session where people can come along to give the sport of bowls a try.