Fareham mayor starts bowling season

Fareham Bowling Club opens its new season with, club president Pam Bartram, left, and mayor and mayoress Mike and Anne Ford

Picture: Paul Jacobs (160233-4)
Fareham Bowling Club opens its new season with, club president Pam Bartram, left, and mayor and mayoress Mike and Anne Ford Picture: Paul Jacobs (160233-4)
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The bowling season got off to a flying start with a visit from the mayor of Fareham.

Cllr Mike Ford and his wife mayoress Anne rolled the first bowls at Fareham Bowling Club to mark the start of play.

The club, behind the leisure centre in Leigh Road, saw a big turn-out for the event.

Club secretary Lyn Dorey said: ‘It was excellent. The morning was quite wet but by lunchtime it had dried up and the mayor and mayoress came along and bowled the first bowl.

‘Everybody had a game afterwards and we didn’t finish until 5.30pm.’

Although the club holds social events throughout the winter, play is officially open from April 9 until September 11.

Mrs Dorey said the club is looking for new members and she encouraged people to come along and try out the sport.

She said: ‘It gets busier and busier each year.’

The club plays in the Portsmouth league, as well as the Fareham & Gosport league.

Fareham Bowling Club is holding an open weekend on Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, from 11am until 4pm on both days.

All equipment will be supplied, and no experience is necessary.

To register your interest, or to find out more, go to farehambowls.myfreeola.uk or call 01329 823602.