BOWLS: Andy’s a world beating guest at club

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: World champion Andy Thompson (centre) with North Wilts men’s champion Steve Snook and ladies’ champion Irene Button World champion Andy Thompson (centre) with North Wilts men’s champion Steve Snook and ladies’ champion Irene Button

NORTH Wilts Bowls Club hosted welcomed three-time world indoor champion Andy Thomson to their Westcroft base yesterday.

The 57-year-old, who won the singles crown in January this year, 17 years after his last triumph, took on women’s club champion Irene Button and men’s champion Steve Snook, and hosted a question and answer session with members and guests.

Club chairman Dave Alford said: “It’s a huge coup for us and it really came about because I’m lucky enough to have known Andy for about 15 years.

“I run a shop selling bowls equipment called Bowlamania (in Melksham) and he sometimes comes up to pick things up because there aren’t too many of our kind of shops. It really is a huge honour for us.”

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