Ian Mayne and Ian Gill are representing the Club today at the ‘Wembley ‘ of crown green bowls, the Waterloo, in a pairs competition. Update: they lost 21-17😩
The Club will be holding a free beginners taster session at 7pm this coming Thursday (17th May). Everyone is welcome and have a try at bowling on our superb facilities whatever age or ability – just turn up. No special equipment or clothing is necessary, just wear trainers or flat soled shoes. If any members would like to come along to help out they would be more than welcome – why not bring a non-playing friend along? Crown green bowling is a great cheap sport to get some gentle exercise and to socialise so come and give it a try.
There were 7 Members of our club representing Lancashire Juniors today. Well done to all those who represented the County against South York’s, both in the home leg at Wigan Subs (Emma Gill, Rylan Irwin, Chris Farrell and Brandon Deegan) and in the Away Leg in Sheffield (Andrew Arnold, Lily Copeland and Harry Copeland). This demonstrates the growing strength of our junior section who should be honoured to represent their county.
Great result for the Ormskirk BC team last night in the Ormskirk Premier League. The picture speaks for itself. 😀
If you come down to the Club tonight you will get a feast of bowling. On the grass green it is a derby match between Ormskirk Castle and league leaders Ormskirk Phoenix, whilst on the artificial Ormskirk BC take on Dog & Gun ‘A’ . Both matches start at 6.45pm.
It was great to see so many young players from our club representing Ormskirk West Lancs in the Federation Youth and Junior teams. Well done to Chris Farrell, Emma Gill, James Fairlie, Harry & Lily Copeland, Hannah Jones, Lucy Currie and Rylan Irwin. There were some great performances from you all.
All club members should have received an email with details of our range of club sports wear that can now be purchased through Premier Sports in Ormskirk. Try and pop in this week or call/email Premier to place your order so we can get a delivery the following week. Samples can be tried on in the shop if you need to check your size. Check out the polo modelled below by your Hon Sec.
Ladies, please note that polo shirts can be ordered in a ladies fit if that suits you best.
For an opening season round up it is brilliant news to see a three of our teams topping their respective tables.
In the Ormskirk League Premier Division our team leads the way after a good away win to Formby Holy Trinity and the Skem Park Rebels coming a cropper away at Hurlston Hall, although ominously the Rebels have played a game less and are only 4 points behind us. In Division A the Ormskirk Castle team are sitting in mid table but have only played 3 games and could soon be making the grass green their stronghold.
The Aughton League Division 2 sees three of our teams competing, and the Phoenix have risen to the top after three straight wins, the last a convincing slaughter of the Saracens 9-2 on Wednesday evening at home. Our Castle team is in mid table and the Ormskirk BC team is languishing second bottom after 4 straight losses.
The Westhead Premier League sees our Ormskirk BC team rock bottom after 2 difficult opening games, but Captain Horse sees this position improving and it is still early days. There is a better story in Division 2 where the Castle lie second after 2 games played.
The Junior League sees another table topping team, with the Ormskirk Vikings getting off to a good start having won at home on the opening day and then gaining a creditable draw at the Falkland Road stronghold of the Scarisbrick Saracens, with several standout performances including a 21-20 win by Andrew Arnold and a great performance in the pairs by Harry Copeland.
A round up of tables and results can be viewed at http://bowlsnet.uk/OrmskirkBC/!Web.
Finally our club has reached the historic day when the first match was played on our grass green. The day final dawned, Friday 27th April 2018 when Ormskirk Castle would play their first match on the grass green against Skelmersdale Park, having previously rearranged their home fixtures in both the Ormskirk & Aughton Leagues to be played away.
After some confusion over the start time as the away team were under the impression that there were lights so arrived late, Angie (Captain) took no prisoners and told the away Captain she needed four names ASAP to get the match started with a fifth going on after a few ends.
The match started with the away team getting little or no practice, the going was heavy as it had been raining all day and it had not been possible to mow the green.
There were two wins out of the first four, John 21-16 & Joey 21-15, Chris who had gone on fifth came back with a win 21-18 after going 18-14 behind, winning the last four ends.
There were two more winners in the middle three, Pauline 21-18 & Stu 21-9.
Ted (10) finding himself last man standing after Eric (9) came off with a win, at this stage the Ormskirk Castle were just two points ahead on the aggregate so Ted needed to run out to 21-18 for us to win, the game was nip & tuck all the way through, Ted went into the lead at 19-16, his opponent won the next end now 17-19, Ted then had the chance to win the game with his opponent bowling two short bowls, unfortunately Ted’s second bowls was also short, now 20-17, Ted put up a good lead on the next end which was unbeatable winning the game 21-17 and Ormskirk Castle the match with an aggregate of 172 to 170.
The green will now only get better and better under Eric’s expert greensmanship and we can now look forward to an even brighter future for the club with our grass green in operation.
Just a reminder that all fixtures, results, averages and tables can be found on our new club portal at http://bowlsnet.uk/OrmskirkBC/!Web. You can also find a link to the Maghull League, which isn’t on Bowlsnet, there.
For easy access, if you have an iphone or ipad once you get this page up on your device click on the little box with an arrow sticking out of it (top right), and then when the options come up click on ‘add to home screen’ to give you a direct link to the site. Not sure how you do this on android phones.