• Seniors Shield Competition

    Twenty One bowlers from the Wickersley CI Bowling Club took part in the Seniors Shield competition on Friday September 13th.

    The day started very warm and dry and the bowlers were lucky to have a full day of sunshine without a cloud in the sky, this made the green run very well.

    This singles competition, for members over 70 was run as a round robbin format, with those taking part having been divided into two groups.

    The group winners were Pat Kempster and Phil Green.

    The final was very close with Phil eventually being victorious over pat.

    The senior’s shield was presented to Phil by the Club Social Secretary, Jenny Shaw.

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  • Wickersley CI BC Retain Yorkshire Plate

    The South Yorkshire County Plate Final

    The SYCGBA Yorkshire Plate final day was held on August 26th at Thurgoland BC.

    The day started hot with a clear blue sky and turned out to be one of the hottest days on record.

    Thurgoland BC green was in immaculate condition. It is not much larger than ours, but has a very high crown and on the day was very fast. This made playing very interesting, with one priority keeping the jack or wood on the green. Bowling over the crown could cause amusement if the jack line was missed, with woods wandering off several yards from the jack.

    If the jack finished on the crown a slightly heavy wood travelled a long, long way past the jack. A short wood was in danger of a U turn and rolling back towards the sender, to the amusement of spectators.

    In the semi-final Wickersley played Westfield Park from Doncaster and had a fairly comfortable win

    (Westfield 139 - Wickersley CI 150)

    In the other semi-final Thorncliffe, Sheffield, played Highstone of Barnsley. Thorncliffe were dominant gaining maximun points in the eight games.

    The final was hard fought and after the first four games Wickersley held a narrow 3 point lead over Thorncliffe.

    Early in the second half the aggregate score showed this lead to have disappeared, but Wickersley slowly took control and ended up winning 149 to 133.

    Wickersley had retained the plate, the third win in three years and were also presented with a cheque for £90 for club funds.

    Thanks to Thurgoland BC for providing an excellent green and refreshments throughout the game, to the many spectators who enjoyed the day, to the Wickersley team and finally to Michael Gregory, the team Captain for organising the team.

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  • 2019 Cook Trophy Competition - August 18th

    Thirty crown green bowlers from the Wickersley CI Bowling Club took part in the Cook trophy

    competition on Sunday August 18th.

    The mixed doubles competition was run on as round robbin format, with those taking part

    having been divided into two groups.

    The group winners were Nellie Dransfield with Barry Shaw and Barbara Pickersgill playing with Trevor Dolphin.

    The final between these pairs had Nellie and Barry taking an early lead but Barbara and Trevor pulled back. The last bowl of the 12 end final gave the trophy to Nellie and Barry by a single point.

    The photographs show;

    the finalists (L to R) Trevor, Barbara, Nellie and Barry

    Shirley Hitchens ( last years winner) presenting the winners with the trophy.

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  • 2019 Vets Singles Competition

    The Vets singles competition at Wickersley C.I. Bowling Club is open to all lady and gents members aged 50 or over.

    Sunday August 13th was warm and sunny and saw 26 club members take part in the vets singles competition. Participants divided into four groups for the preliminary round robbin

    The individual group winners were Pat Kempster, Gloria Stocks, Len Stocks and Phil Green. In

    the two semi-finals Pat beat Phil and Gloria beat Len. The final played over 12 ends was a hard fought

    contest with Pat triumphing 9-6. The photo shows Alan Thickett presenting the trophy to Pat

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  • 2019 VETERANS’ DOUBLES TROPHY – JUNE 16th

    The annual Vets’ Doubles Competition was held on Sunday, June 16th. The competition, open to all club members aged over 50, was mixed doubles with partners determined by open draw.

    Twenty eight members entered the competition. For the preliminary knockout round the players were divided into two round robbin groups, with the overall winners of each group then competing in the final for the trophy.

    The weather on the day defied the forecasts, remaining warm and dry throughout, apart from a brief light shower after lunch.

    The group winners and finalists were Barbara Michaels playing with Michael Gregory and Brenda Duty playing with Brian Rudkin.

    The final, played over 12 ends was a very close tactical match with Barbara and Michael eventually coming out winners.

    Thanks go to the ladies of the club for providing the excellent buffet lunch and for organising a raffle which raised £32 for club funds.

    Shown Below are the finalists; (L to R) Michael Gregory, Barbara Michaels, Brenda Duty and Brian Rudkin.

    The winners, Barbara and Michael are presented with the trophy by Alan Thicket

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Peter & Bryan with members and winners
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