New pathway open

Please note when entering the bowling green the pathway to the clubhouse is now to your right and along the hedge line.

The old raised pathway to the right should not be used by members as the new path provides a safe access route to the clubhouse.

2019 Schedule of events

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING AND PLAYING CROWN GREEN BOWLING IN BEAUTIFUL WOODLAND SURROUNDINGS, WITHIN SHORT WALKING DISTANCE TO THE SUNNYHURST PH THEN CALL OR TEXT OUR CHAIRMAN JOHN HACKING ON 0772 5638650 or e mail sunnyhurstbc@gmail.com for further information.

 

SUNNYHURST BOWLING CLUB FIXTURES FOR 2019/20

 

Dates for your diary 

 

April 7th.       Sunday.  Ground and pavilion clean up day starting at 11am

 

April 10th.     Wednesday.  Annual General Meeting to be held at Sunnyhurst tennis club community centre 7.30pm.

 

April 21st.     Sunday.   Green opens for play.

 

May 19th.   Sunday.   Spring doubles competition at 1.30pm.

 

June 30th.  Sunday. Knock out competition.   1.30pm.

 

July 14th. Sunday. Friendly competition against Whitehall at Sunnyhurst.

 

August 18th.   Sunday.   Gents and ladies singles competition.  1.00pm.

 

September 15th.  Sunday.  Presidents competition day.  1.00pm.

Prioritising the work to be done.October 2018.

At a recent  committee meeting it was decided that the work to be carried out at the club would be prioritised with maintenance of the green at the top of the list.

This will be followed by the placement of a new footpath around the right side edge of the green and the existing raised path being decommissioned.

Support from Crown Paints has enabled the footpath work to be undertaken(more detail to follow) and support from volunteers who maintain Whitehall green enlisted for green reparations.

Volunteers Eric and Alan sorting the green out.

Volunteers Eric and Alan sorting the green out.

SINGLES DAY WINNERS KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY

The singles event took place on Sunday the 2nd September and we were lucky that the weather held out for us with a lovely late summers day.

A total of 11 members turned out which whilst disappointing given the number of registered members didn’t prevent this hardy bunch from having a great afternoons bowling.(later turning into even more of a social event thanks to David and Lesley Jennings contributions of liquid refreshments)

Whilst the green was not at its best with a bit of a bobbly surface and some bare patches following the scorchio weather we have experienced it didnt stop the precision bowling of our members with a small number of seasoned observers spectating.

At around 5.20pm after some tense moments in the finals  the winners were announced as John Hacking (mens singles) and Sue Hacking(ladies singles).

Well done to both and to all who attended.

Pictures taken on the day can be found in PHOTOS MENU.

John and Sue Hacking receive their trophies on singles day 2018

John and Sue Hacking receive their trophies on singles day 2018

 

 

Whitehall Friendly is the hottest since 76

In the words of the Daily Mirror 1976 “Whew what a scorcher”

To say the green was quick on the day given the 30 deg heatwave was an understatement.

The Whitehall Green was at its most dangerous with boomerang corners and ski slopes encouraging those without the tenderest touches to hit the gully during their first few bowls without trying.

This didnt put off our friendly competition which saw members from opposing clubs paired with each other adding to the social aspect of the occasion.

A good number turned out and the comp lasted until around 5pm following a competitive yet friendly game.

As usual the Whitehall members did us proud with refreshments and  a wide selection of cakes and fancies.

Its back to Sunnyhurst next year and once we have the full results of this wonderful day out they will be posted on your website.

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Team selection

Team selection

Team selection

Friendly Competition at Whitehall

This Sunday sees the ongoing friendly bowling competition with  ,or should we say against Whitehall who have once again invited us to their Cemetery Road venue for 1.00pm start this SUNDAY 8th JULY.

There will be a small charge £3, for the delicious refreshments provided and lets hope the carrot cake puts in an appearance.

Please let John know if you are attending to assist with planning.

CONTINUED SUPPORT FROM OUR MAIN AND ONLY SPONSORS EDWIN AINSWORTHS FAMILY RUN LOCAL BUSUINESS

We are delighted to announce that Gregg and Trisha Dabrowski of Edwin Ainsworths funeral directors, Church Bank Street, Darwen (behind the Millstone ph) have agreed to continue sponsorship of the Bowling club for at least the 2018 season.

This is excellent news for the club as it depends solely on members subscriptions and funds raised at events.

A big thank you to Gregg and Trisha who were present at the competition on Sunday, from all our members.

Edwin Ainsworths Ltd Church Bank Street,Darwen 01254 873290 Call in anytime or phone for enquiries.

Edwin Ainsworths Ltd
Church Bank Street,Darwen
01254 873290
Call in anytime or phone for enquiries.