Gladys Cowell over 60’s ladies’ singles

The sun shone on the 28 ladies who gathered at Peel on Saturday 16 May for the Gladys Cowell over 60’s singles competition.

The green was running well and the bowling was of a high standard played in good spirit.

Quarter-finals: Tricia Bull 21, Cath Parker 19; Brenda Bowyer 21, Mary Alderson 19; Joyce Kelly 21, Lin Ruscoe 17; Mary Kinrade 21, Peggy Griffin 18

Semi-finals: Brenda Bowyer 21, Tricia Bull 10; Joyce Kelly 21, Brenda Bowyer.

The final pitted Brenda Bowyer against Joyce Kelly, proving that even in bowls good things come in small packages ! Brenda, playing in her first final, started with a two on the first end but from that point Joyce was in control although Brenda fought well with the players winning alternate ends in the latter stages. Joyce came through to win 21-13, a fitting result as she was one of the few round the green who had played at Peel at the same time as Gladys.

The presentation was made by Heather Horsburgh, who thanked Nigel Rawlinson for his continued sponsorship of his grandmother’s competition. She also thanked the Peel ladies for their help throughout the afternoon, both round the green and in those who had provided, and sold, the refreshments