Success on the Bowling Green.

As the temperatures drop and the days become shorter Port Sunlight’s Village and Works bowling club move towards the end of our Summer season.

This year’s season has been marked with a number of successes both on and off the green.

Back in July the “B” team achieved their first cup final for 5 years succumbing only to Bebington Park in a fine game played around the corner at the Levers Club on a rather damp Saturday night.

The “A” team have also had a triumphal season by winning top spot in the 3rd Division of the Birkenhead and Wirral league and in doing so achieving promotion at the first opportunity following last year’s disappointment. Their record shows them winning 20 games and losing only 1 with 1 left to play.

Success can be measured in many ways and for us here at the club, perhaps the biggest success is the simple enjoyment and pleasure that the sport provides to our members, many of whom live in the Village. To that end it has been pleasing to note that our membership continues to grow, this season the range of ages trying Crown Green Bowls for the first time extends from teenagers to an enthusiastic 95 year old.

We also welcomed back to the green our friends from Wirral Metropolitan College with a group of student refugees, many of whom showed great promise in the game.

As the league season comes to an end the club will be holding our annual Presidents Cup competition for members, the origins of which can be traced back to the cup first being presented by the first Lord Leverhulme back in 1908.

If you would like to try your hand at the sport, we hold practice sessions most Wednesday or Sunday evening between April and the end of September, all ages and abilities are welcome.