Congresbury to host Nailsea in special Crown Green Cup match

Nailsea and Congresbury Bowls Club held a fun tournament in aid of St Peter's Hospice in 2019

Nailsea and Congresbury Bowls Club held a fun tournament in aid of St Peter's Hospice in 2019 - Credit: Mark Atherton

Congresbury Bowls Club will play host to a match with a difference later this month.

Fellow lawn bowls club Nailsea will visit on Sunday September 19 for a game of crown green bowls to raise money for Disability Bowls England.

Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the Crown Green Cup, with the bar open and refreshments available on the day.

Organiser Anthony Page said: "Crown green bowls is predominantly a northern sport, wheras lawn bowls is a southern sport, so playing the crown green game at a lawn bowls club is quite entertaining."

For more information call Anthony Page on 07825 148852.


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*Congresbury claimed a pair of wins in their latest matches.

The Somerset League team beat Victoria in their Premier Two encounter, while a touring side from Ledbury were beaten in a mixed friendly played on six rinks.

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Results, Somerset League, Congresbury 64 Victoria 47: A Knight, R Becker, M Wear, C Shipway 17-22; A Page, D Norman, R Kirkham, T Lewis 28-11; B Baker, I Beveridge, T Yearsley, D Byett 19-14.

Mixed friendly, Congresbury 131 Ledbury 87: C Nunn, Z Broom, A Page, D Harrison 16-12; J Freemantle, A Broom, A Knight, C Andrews 18-17; C Wilcock, G Andrews, R King, C Shipway 21-18; J Byett, C Lewis, L Powell, R Jones 24-14; P Talbot, S North, D Norman, I Morton 26-10; M Kimmings, A Harris, K Powell, D Byett 26-16.

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