On Sunday 23rd July Walkington Bowls Club played host to the Yorkshire Bowling Association 2017 Mens Championship Finals. The weather was unfortunately unkind with a torrential downpour in the afternoon. Although the bowling green flooded around the edges, after a short interval, it recovered sufficiently to allow the competition to resume.
There were approximately 32 competitors in a programme of 10 finals. In two championship finals, Walkington Bowls Club, were represented by Graham Stephenson and Liam Creaser. Graham Stephenson was a finalist in the Men’s Over 65’s Singles Championship which he won in some style 21 – 11. While 16 years old Liam Creaser won the Junior Final (Under 25) Championship by an equally impressive margin of 22 – 7. This is an amazing result for the club, which judging by its size, must be punching well above its weight to use a sporting cliché.
Behind the scenes, the Walkington Ladies provided refreshments throughout the day with teas, coffees and a delightful variety of cakes, fruit loaves and sandwiches, enough to keep any bowler content even in the rain.
The cups were presented by Owen Baron, a past president of Yorkshire Bowling Association. Congratulations to Graham and Liam and all those at Walkington Bowls Club who made such a success of the day.