Howard Garden Bowls Club rise against adversity as new competition proves a success

PUBLISHED: 06:48 19 September 2020

Howard Garden Bowls Club have made the most of a difficult summer.

Howard Garden Bowls Club have made the most of a difficult summer.

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It may have been a difficult summer for Howard Garden Bowls Club but that have shown they are more than ready to battle through the adversity.

Like a number of other sports clubs, they were badly affected by restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus.

All league games against other clubs were cancelled but roll-ups were eventually allowed and these have morphed into a brand-new competition, played in a shorter 11-end format.

Twelve players took part in two mini leagues with the winners taking part in a play-off, won by Tony Wood in a tense final against Ian Marvell on the final end.

Chairwoman Jill Roberson said: “It was great in these difficult times to see so many club members taking part in or watching competitive bowls again but I do hope that the Covid Cup is a one-off trophy and we will be able to recommence our normal bowls programme next season.”


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