Open day aims to recruit fresh talent

STAMFORD Indoor Bowls Club aims to introduce a raft of potential bowlers to the game today with an open day, to help christen its new welcome mat at the club’s stadium entrance in Exeter Gardens.

Coaches and experienced bowlers will be on hand to provide encouragement - and free access to bowls equipment - to those looking to try a new sport and be part of a thriving club aiming to boost its membership beyond 500.

Club spokesman Bob Warters said: “It’s an Olympic year and sports clubs throughout the land are determined to leave a legacy of active participation. At the indoor bowls club we are no different.

“New and existing members have found that the game not only keeps them active and competitive but also provides an environment where they can meet their friends.”

The open day session runs from 9.30am to midday, is free and available for families and potential bowlers aged from eight to 80.

l STAMFORD bowlers played a key role in the Northamptonshire Federation’s 130-123 defeat of Lincs EBF with the rink of Wayne Morris, Richard Montgomery and Adam Warrington securing a clinching 43-11 home win.

Barry Plowman, Doug Want and Peter Edwards won 18-17, while Mike Ramsden, Bob Warters and county president Cliff Watson lost 22-16. Northants’ away squad lost by 73-53 shots at Lincoln.