Thompson opens new stands

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SPEN Victoria’s Bowls Section have turned their green into an arena with the development of new spectator stands, thanks to a sponsorship of £3000 from H B Clark Brewers.

Club President John Dewhirst and members built the stands which are to be named The H B Clark stand and the Spen Victoria Bowling Club stand. To mark the opening of the stands the club are holding an invitation eight bowls competition, which includes four county bowlers and four home members on Friday May 25.

The stands will be opened by the current Yorkshire manager and bowls legend Allan Thompson at 6.30pm. All spectators are welcome.

The draw for the competition is: Harry Seehra v Keiron Smith; Pete Jagger v Graham Hickey; Chris Mordue v Simon Walder and Tony Throup v James Hanson.

The bar is open from 6pm and hot food is available.