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No drama! Versatile Paul inspires two summer wins...

posted 8 Sep 2017, 07:29 by Stamford Indoor Bowls   [ updated 28 Sep 2017, 04:57 ]
Monday winners, from the left: Pauline Dixon, Paul Galloway, Peggy Birch, Gary Knights, Tina Knights and Alan Romaine.

WHILE bowls is a sport that can be played both outdoors and indoors, it is rarely played successfully simultaneously because of the extra commitment needed and the adjustment that has to be made between slower grass greens and a slick synthetic carpet.

However, musician and former drama teacher Paul Galloway has proved adept at both codes during the summer, representing Ketton outdoors and captaining two teams to titles in the Stamford IBC summer leagues.

With 44 teams completing almost 800 matches over the five month summer season, the versatile Geeston resident steered his Alpha and Daimler teams to both the respective Monday and Friday indoor titles, despite also taking time out to play for Ketton Kites and Ketton Chater in local outdoor competitions.

His team-mates on Mondays were Pauline Dixon, Peggy Birch, Alan Romaine and Gary and Tina Knights, beating Delta into second place, while Dixon, Ron Blake (pictured left with Galloway), Mark Hebden and Isobel Reading assisted Galloway with the Friday campaign in the win over Imps.

Wednesday league winners were again David Howarth's Wakes team including Alan and Christine Barnes, Paul Green, Anthea Wade, Alan Romaine and the unbeaten Harry Fidom. They beat Terry Weavers' team into second place by a three-point margin.

Closest of the league battles was the Tuesday lunchtime pairs between Gino Vassalo's Lavender and Tim Stokes' Buttercups and after a controversial pollen-count - a disagreement over matches played and points gained - it was decided to declare the competition an honourable tie at the top.

To complete the season, 10 teams competed in four triples matches for a special prize. Winners were the Motley Crew B squad, of Judy Barwell, June Brennan, Brian Edwards and Gary Oliver, who received a trophy and certificate, from organiser David Howarth (pictured left). Runners up were George Cameron, Betty Sims and Carroll West.

FOOTNOTE: The club wishes to acknowledge the work of Terry Weaver and George Cameron, retiring as Wednesday summer league session cashiers and are looking for replacements for next season. Wednesday summer league session cashiers and are looking for replacements for next season.
Wednesday league winners Wakes, from the left: Harry Fidom, David Howarth, Alan Barnes, Chris Barnes, Paul Green, Anthea Wade and Alan Romaine

Some of the players who took part in summer league end of season competition (images by Alan Romaine)