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ALNWICK Bowling Club is throwing open its doors to would be new members with a series of taster sessions over this month.

The sessions starting at 10am to noon on the Dispensary Street green will take place on May 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Leading players from the club will be on hand to explain the rules and show how the game is played. All they ask is that you bring along flat soled shoes, trainers or plimsoles.

The club in return will provide bowls to fit all size of hands.

A club spokesman pointed out: “It is a great way to keep fit and make new friends. During a game you will bend at least 42 times, walk approximately 1,260 metres, swing you arm more than 40 times and deliver a bowl weighing up to three pounds.

“Alnwick has one of the best greens in the north of England and new members for the first year will be admitted to the club on half the normal annual prescription.”