Beckingham invade Owston Ferry

Beckingham Bowls Club ‘invaded’ Owston Ferry on 9th August to compete in the village’s bowls club triples competition.

A total of 13 Beckingham players took part in the event which was won by Marton and GB’s Fred Rushworth, Alan Jones and Mick Brighton.

The new champions won all of their five matches.

Wheatley’s Carole Booth, Margaret Robinson and Dave Hall won four and drew one to finish in the runners up spot, with third place being shared by Beckingham’s Bill Bryan, John Cawkwell and Pete Cawthorne, and the Misterton trio of Freda and Jim Allsopp and Val Wright.

There were 24 teams playing, and thanks go to Owston Ferry for providing such an enjoyable day.

It was a very good week for the club’s four teams, with victories in all four matches played.

The Gainsborough Standard Bowls League team entertained Marshall Sports on 6th August and won three of the four rinks.

They only lost the other on the last end to win the match eight points to two.

This puts them in a good position to finish fourth in the league, with their two remaining league matches at home.

The previous day, the Isle of Axholme Pensioners’ Central team visited Scotter, and an excellent performance saw them win both rinks to pick up the maximum six league points.

On the same day, the Isle of Axholme Pensioners’ Northern players won one rink and lost the other at home to Misterton.

But they won comfortably on aggregate to win the fixture four points to two and consolidate their position in the top three.

Another good performance came on 4th August from the Isle of Axholme Evening League team who progressed to the second round of the Knockout Cup with a narrow aggregate win at home to Crowle.

There was disappointment for Ken Byfleet on the same day when he failed to reach the Final of the Gainsborough Standard Bowls League Singles.

He lost out in the semi-final at Marshalls by 21 shots to 20 to Melrose’s Julian Cowan, despite having led 20 shots to 16.

Cowan has now knocked out two Beckingham players in similar fashion, having come back from 20 shots to 13 down in the previous round against Roger Platts to win 21-20 after 26 ends.

The Beckingham Bowls Club presentation evening will take place in Beckingham Village Hall on Friday 26th September, with a 6.30 for 7pm start.

There will be a meal of meat pie, jacket potatatoes and peas, followed by home made sweets, all for £6.

All members both full and social are welcome with their partners.

To book your places, please contact Clive as soon as possible on landline 01427 848756.

Beckingham Bowls Club has been running since 1948 and runs teams in four leagues. Visit for more.