Bowls

May 20, 2008 at 11:28 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Bowls is a big deal in Barrow, perhaps the most significant participant sport in town. Several pubs still retain their greens (compare and contrast this with the situation in Bristol where crass moneygrubbing takes precedence and the old skittle alleys that were part of any decent Bristol pub are almost all gone.) and league results take up a significant part of the sports pages of the local paper, the North West Evening Mail.

In Barrow we play crown green bowls, in which the green as well as the bowling woods have a bias built in and both must be taken into account in play. Unlike the dumbed-down form played in lesser places like Yorkshire and the south, the whole green is in use and several matches may criss-cross each other, generally without mishap. I’ve recently been inveigled into playing and I find already that it is addictive!

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