Bowlers launch campaign to give Wednesday numbers a boost
RENEWED efforts will be made by bowls enthusiasts in the coming weeks and months to attract new teams to boost the membership of the understrength Anglesey/Bangor and District League’s Wednesday Division.
During the 2017 season, just seven teams were involved and the decision on the 2018 line-up will be made at the league’s AGM in January.
A league members’ meeting, hosted at Bethesda, conducted a review of the recent season and came up with proposals for the AGM.
One of the major topics was the Wednesday Division’s numerical weak- ness and, in that context, Criccieth indicated they intended to apply to join but Caernarfon, bottom last term, are expected to drop out.
Hints were made by Menai Bridge that they were considering applying and existing members Bethesda are thinking of entering a second team.
Beaumaris A were Wednesday Division champions last season, while Llangefni retained the 10-team Monday Division title.
Changes are mooted for the league President’s Day singles’ competition, to give the event an early season date rather than late on to improve its significance, and a combined league singles’ championship is also being advocated, instead of separate events for the Monday and Wednesday Divisions.
Arrangements for the Eric Whitworth Cup and Festival Cup, the Monday and Wednesday Division knockouts, are likely to be altered.
Individual bowlers with best aggregate records for 2017 were presented with their awards
They were: Monday Division’s best senior, Kevin Fallowes (Beaumaris) and best junior, Finlay Prydderch (Caernarfon); the Wednesday Division corresponding winners, Tim Williams (Beaumaris A) and Hannah Jones-Williams (Caernarfon).