Bowling tournament final

Its been the first season for Abbeyfield Park’s bowling green, following a refurbishment that took several years. Dedicated members of the bowling club, have been enjoying practice sessions and matches since April 2006.

But in June 2006 the immaculate crown green was invaded by a host of amateurs, in the first intra- Burngreave Bowling tournament. The great and good pitted their newly-found skills against each other, in matches that featured the local councillors, members of the New Deal Partnership, Firshill TARA, the Community Wardens, Friends of Abbeyfield Park, Green City Action, and our very own Messenger Pigeons.

While some took it more seriously than others, it’s not thought anyone cheated. But with a place in the final at Abbeyfield festival at stake, many put in minutes of practice to ensure their victory. One participant said:

“This is loads of fun, I’m really getting the hang of it now. I hope we get to beat New Deal in the next round.”

For many it was their first taste of competitive bowling, but with any luck it won’t be their last. Activity Sheffield are hoping to start new teams with residents and community groups across Burngreave. If you’d like to take part contact Activity Sheffield’s Michala Spacey on 273 5719.

Abbeyfield’s professional teams are also looking for players, particularly the Women’s Team, if you’d like to take part contact Garry at Green City Action on 244 0353.

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