Leicester Bowling Club Honours
2015 Bowls England Men’s National Triples Competition – Runners Up
In 2015 Leicester bowling club entered the Bowls England Men’s National Triples Competition. The tournament started with rounds again teams from Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Kent, Somerset with the final against Suffolk.
The final rounds of the competition were held at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa. The final was keenly contested against Huntingdonshire where Leicester Bowling Club eventually became runner-up.
Team from left to right Ken Frost, Shane Hayes, Roger Cooper
The Tony Allcock Trophy
Team from left to right – Paul Gilbert(Substitute), Barbara Parsons(Substitute), Carol Robinson, Terry King, Mick Clarke, Shelia Tyers, Jill Birch, Jim Tyers, Ken Frost, Mandy Cox.
The Tony Allcock Trophy is an over 60’s two mixed rinks knockout competition. In the early rounds we beat four local teams Shepshed, Loughborough Brush, Wycliffe and Blaby before going to Nuneaton BC to play Warwickshire winners Stratford-on-avon. We ran out comfortable winners. In the last 16 with the winners going to Leamington we played Somersham from Hundingdon at Kettering BC.Terry King came into the side because sadly John Thompson became unavailable for the rest of the games. It was a tense match played in the pouring rain which made bowling very difficult but we managed to win by 5 shots. Friday 11th August off to the National finals at Leamington. Before the game we were presented with our National finals badges. We played York Railway BC in the quarter finals winning by 7 shots. All the players and some supporters stayed overnight at Leamington enjoying a meal, drinks and a good nights sleep before playing our semi-final on Saturday morning against Torquay BC. It was a close game but the dream ended as we lost by 8 shots. Torquay went on to win the final. As always with Leicester BC we get great support from our members. Thank you all for your support. We had a great run in the competition and we are very proud of what we achieved.