Bowlers are out in force

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A BREAK in the Thursday Friendly League programme gave local bowlers the chance to continue their money raising efforts for the Greenaway Workshops for the Disabled.

On Thursday, August 12, 100 bowlers took part in the annual Greenaway Tournament, which this year raised over £1,100 for the Workshop.

The Greenaway Tournament started 21 years ago at Whitworth Park for a shield donated by Tom Wherrett. In August 2000, an ever-increasing number of entrants saw the introduction of a second venue at Wirksworth where bowlers now compete for a shield donated by Joan Orme.

At each venue, bowlers are supported in their fundraising by Workshop supporters. A unique event, and probably the largest bowls competition in the Matlock area, bowlers from 23 teams took part with pairs drawn at random.

At Whitworth Park, the winners of the shield were David Clark (Baslow) and John Boadle (Bakewell) with a win in the final over Pam Lane (Whitworth Park) and Alan Stone (Whitworth Park). In the consolation event, Terry Lane (Whitworth Park) and David Ayre (Whitworth Park) beat Rita Mosley (Hathersage) and Val Sumner (Baslow).

At Wirksworth, Eric Gregory (Wirksworth) and Mike Watson (Tideswell) beat Alan Barton (Wirksworth) and Bob Eyre (Tideswell) to win the Shield. The consolation event was won by Faith Borst (Wirksworth) and Mike Fosdick (Matlock Bath) with Derek Pearson (Chatsworth) and Paul Ogdon (Wirksworth) as runners up.