West Sussex County Times

Pulborough get ready for busy time on green

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With a busy week in prospect for Pulborough Bowls Club, any practice is good practice.

The club’s week comprised games on Tuesday evening against the Worthing Grasshoppe­rs at home, Sutton on Wednesday at home at 6pm and Henfield away on Sunday afternoon.

Last year saw a bowls ban on any fixtures against outside opposition, so away games became a distant memory.

But finally, Pulborough travelled to Beech House Park in Worthing for an injection of bowls, banter and long-missed competitio­n.

With games currently limited to 24 players, or four rinks of triples, everyone was out to stretch their arms and play some quality bowls, with mixed success.

In chilly conditions, skips Jim Davis and Steve Meadowcrof­t both had tight games, with some high scoring ends, only just missing out by two shots on each rink.

Top rink of the day went to skip Steve Adsett, with Jane Gray as lead and Jeff Davy as number two.

Despite winning less than half the ends, a six on the 11th pushed them into an insurmount­able lead, finally winning by four shots at 20-16.

Beech House took the win 66-61, but the intensity of the bowls was enjoyable.

It was a positive start to Pulborough’s away season.

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Above and below, Pulborough bowlers in early-season action

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