By Arthur Allan of Bradley Stoke Bowls Club.
Blessed with fine weather, Bradley Stoke Bowls Club (BSBC) reopened for the new season on Monday 12th April. Out of respect for the late Duke of Edinburgh, members first kept a minute’s silence. As required by law, limited numbers enjoyed two club events to welcome back members, many of whom had not bowled since the 2019 season.
Members had been told about the planned programme of friendly and league fixtures, which they could view on the newly created club website www.bradleystokebowls.com
By tradition, the club’s two men’s league teams play each other before the start of the league season. This was the first opportunity for the club president, Bob Wilkins, to present mementoes to the Bristol and District (B&D) players who, as Division 3 champions in 2019, were promoted to Division 2.
The North East (NE) Players had been presented with theirs at the end of 2019, as they, Division 2 champions, had been promoted to NE Division 1.
During his presentation, the president said that the club would be running a recruitment campaign to attract new members, be they new or experienced bowlers.
He also said that the numbers allowed on to the green were limited and anyone who wished to find out more about bowls and the club should go to the club’s website and click on the ‘Contact Us’ link.
He stressed that the club would be applying the same Covid-safe sanitisation, booking and playing procedures that had been developed during the 2020 season, until they are no longer required.
This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 15). The magazine is delivered FREE, nine times a year, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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