Grant to help bowling green stay in shape

September 09 2019

REPRESENTATIVES from Keynsham Bowling Club were delighted to attend the recent town council annual grants awards evening.

REPRESENTATIVES from Keynsham Bowling Club were delighted to attend the recent town council annual grants awards evening.
Club secretary David Hockney said: “The club were delighted to learn they have been given £500 from Keynsham Town Council towards the significant cost of installing a new irrigation system for the bowling green. The club is
grateful for the continued support provided by the town council.”
Back on the green, a rather unique occasion took place in the Saturday North Somerset League when all three men’s teams were playing at home. The C team beat Knowle C team whilst the A and B teams, being in the same division, bowled against each other.
Whilst the A team won on two of the rinks, the score on the third was 24-10 in favour of the B team, which resulted in an overall score of 56-53 for the B team. That posed a problem for the selectors!
The men recently played local rivals Frys in the Turnbull Cup, with each side winning two rinks. However Keynsham scored 24-11 and 28-13 on its winning rinks, resulting in an overall victory of 88-68. The team then travelled to Frome Park to play in the quarter final, where they were narrowly beaten.
Due to heavy rain the annual fixture against the Bristol Blind Club had to be cancelled.
The annual fixture between the ladies and gents has taken place, with seven rinks of four being played. The ladies triumphed on two of the rinks but were just pipped to the post on shots - only just!!! Our photo shows the two teams before roll-off.
One of the big social events of the year occurred with the BBQ in aid of the Captain's Charity being attended by about 70 playing and social members. While the cooking took place under heavy rain, the sun eventually shone and a good afternoon was had by all.