CALNE Bowls Club held a successful Open Day on Saturday, with six new members and 12 interested referrals, and is looking forward to the second event this Sunday (August 16), when they hope to encourage some more potential players to try the sport from 10am at the pavilion on Calne recreation ground, off Anchor Road.

Secretary Stuart Beard said that the weather had been a little warm but everyone appeared to enjoy themselves, adding: "Fortunately, there were some family groups, so social distancing hadn’t become an issue. Booking is preferable either by email, or by phone to Men’s Secretary, Stuart, on 01225 706972, or Ladies’ Secretary, Janet, on 01249 816954.

"We did have a few visitors who just turned up on Saturday but we had some available slots and were able to give them a chance at this great game. We are beginning to be aware of a lot of untapped bowling talent in Calne, so come on give it a try, you may wonder why you haven’t tried it earlier.

"All you need is a pair of flat shoes and all other equipment will be supplied (suitably sanitised), so why not give it a try and find out what a great game bowls is."

Details of the club and the Open Day are on the website:


An initial version of this story appeared with incorrect date and venue details: The Gazette would like to apologise to the bowls club for the errors and for the inconvencince caused