First woods to be bowled on town greens

Alnwick bowlers will open the new season on their Dispensary Green on Saturday.

They are hoping for better weather than last year as they look to defend their place in the A Division of the Northumberland Bowling Association Clegg League and Nines League as well as the North Northumberland League.

There are also a lot of friendly games against clubs throughout Northumberland.

New members are welcome and for the first season will pay only half subscription.

Anyone wanting to join to play either competitive bowls or just enjoy a friendly roll-up is asked to ring the club secretary David Quean on Alnwick 5775443.

The season will start with a mixed friendly roll-up, weather permitting, starting at 2pm on Saturday.

Amble Bowling Club’s 2013 season also starts on Saturday at the green on High Street.

The club is always looking for new members of any standard.

For more details, call 01665 714529 or 01665 711236.