Gala open day on St George’s Day brings colour to Harpenden ahead of new season

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2016

President Noel Roberts raises the club flag at the opening day gala

President Noel Roberts raises the club flag at the opening day gala

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Fifty bowlers gathered at Harpenden Bowling Club on St George’s Day – to officially open the new outdoor season.

The Club’s flag was raised by this year’s President, Noel Roberts who also had the honour of bowling the first wood on the green.

That was followed by a game between a President’s team and a Captain’s team.

Despite the weather, the special rinks set up for the day saw some very exciting competition with some close and not so close finishes.

A spokesman said: “As the Opening Day Gala coincided with St George’s day, a special feature of this year’s event was the introduction of the colour red into elements of the normal all white clothing.

“Altogether, a fun day was enjoyed with the prospect of some great bowls to come throughout the season.”

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