What can be flat or crown? social or competitive? indoor or outdoor?
What can be for cereal, soup, fruit or salad?
Bowls I hear you shout! But with the title ‘Participation Sport’ it unlikely to be a form of device for eating from a hemispherical vessel. (Bowls again!)
Team sheets from outside a West Riding Club House
One part of a team resting on their laurels
To take part it is necessary to consider appropriate clothing. Notice the varied headgear and the footwear for tramping on the hallowed and much cared for turf. It must have been spring because the green is green except for he cherry blosom. Look at it now in July it is a ‘Bowling Brown’
Some Yorkshire Bowls Organisations
- ‘YORKSHIRE COUNTY CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION was formed at a meeting in Huddersfield on Monday 15 August 1892 when representatives of Yorkshire Bowling Clubs were brought together at the initiative of the Huddersfield Cricket and Athletic Club. Representatives from Huddersfield, Ilkley, Clifton (Brighouse) Holbeck, Headingley, Chapeltown, Poternewton, Hunslet, Kirkstall, Primrose Hill, Ossett, Cleckheaton, Bradley, Dewsbury and Savile, Greenfield and Slaithwaite, were in attendance
The first ever known Roses match between the White Rose of Yorkshire and the Red Rose of Lancashire took place one year later in 1893’
- Yorkshire County Parks Bowls Association (YCPBA) is affiliated to British Crown Green Bowling Association (BCGBA).
This Association was formed in 1910 and since that time participation in County Championship games, Cup competitions and Merits have been organised. The result of such action now provides a full range of events for all bowlers; male/female and ranges from Junior to Veteran status.
- Local Yorkshire organisations arrange leagues and competitions. Sheffield Parks BA, Heavy Woollen BA, Barkstone Ash ABA, Huddersfield Royd DBA, Airedale & Wharfdale CGBA. Leeds & District CGBA amongst others.