Bowls: Florence flourish for trophy-winner Shaw
ANTHONY Shaw claimed the Lord Mayor's Memorial Trophy after a classy performance at Florence Tennis and Bowling Club.
The Birches Head Hotel bowler saw off Dave Lunn of Congleton in the final to earn the £320 winner's cheque.
The Memorial Trophy had particular poignancy because two of the Florence club's most popular and respected members, John Large and Peter Hulse Senior, have both died this year.
Meanwhile, Florence stages its open pairs tournament tomorrow. Competitors can register on the day for the 11am start, or book in advance by calling 01782 419330.
Quarter-final results: C Walker 12-21 D Lunn; P Hulse Jr 20-21 G Strang; G Owen 21-14 A Jackson; A Shaw 21-19 M Ferris.
Semi-finals: D Lunn 21-8 G Strang; G Owen 19-21 A Shaw.
Final: A Shaw 21-10 D Lunn.
A MEETING will be held in Biddulph this week to talk about a new green opening in the town.
Members of Biddulph Labour Bowling Club were forced to disband after their 90-year-old base in Wharf Road was sold to developers.
Now, five years later, a site has been earmarked for a new green at St Lawrence recreation ground.
Those interested in knowing the latest developments are invited to the meeting, which is taking place on Thursday at the Biddulph Arms, starting at 7.30pm.
Graham Swift, who played for the Labour Club for 40 years, said: "It's a joint project involving the Moorlands Council and Biddulph Town Council.
"We have earmarked a site. As yet, no date has been set for the work to start, but we want to keep people informed about the latest developments."
Anyone unable to make the meeting, but would like information, is asked to contact Graham on (01782) 514432.
THE executive committee of the Staffs Parks Bowling Association will discuss recommendations for amendments to their rules at a meeting this Friday.
It will take place at London Road Bowling Club in Trent Vale, starting at 7.15pm.