Bowlers gather at St Andrew's for match to mark improvements to clubhouse

July 25 2022

Bowlers gather at St Andrew's for match to mark improvements to clubhouse

The Friends of England Bowls were guests of the Bristol St Andrew's club at a special game in July to mark the new improvements to the clubhouse and a grant from Ibstock Enovert Trust which, in part, has made this possible.

Most of the Friends team, from across the South and West, had driven through heavy rain to Bristol, and prospects for play looked unlikely, but as they arrived - some very wet - the St Andrew's Club assured the players that, though heavy, the green was playable.  

A most enjoyable match followed, avoiding further rain, with the Friends winning two, drawing one and coming second on the fourth rink to win overall by 60 shots to 49.  Both teams were treated to an enjoyable meal after the game.

The club chairman, John Pearce, outlined some of the work that the members of Bristol St Andrew’s had done in recent years to improve their clubhouse which had been in a poor state of repair.  

A £50,000 major grant was awarded by Enovert Community Trust in 2017, with solar panels installed at the club. In 2020 the Trust funds allowed the installation of energy efficient windows and doors.

Bristol St Andrews is always looking for new members and the bar and function room are available for hire at reasonable rates. 

 

Visit www.bsabowls.co.uk.