DESPITE the awful weather of Saturday the first jack of the season was thrown at Cowdenbeath Bowling Club, writes Jack High.

Courtesy of David Hunt, who braved the weather to get this picture of president’s wife, Kerry Black, bowling the first jack of the season and being presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers.

With the rain continuing some 48 people were watching from the warm, dry clubhouse!!

Vice President Brian Simpson and President Lindsay Black look on intently.

Unfortunately, due to the adverse weather (British summer), no bowls were played on opening day at Cowdenbeath Bowling Club on Saturday.

Members, friends and visitors from Kelty and Lenzie bowling club competed in an impromptu domino tournament which was won by visitors' Jack Gollan and Stuart Morton, invited by Mitch Drysdale, whom they beat in the final.

Everyone stayed and had their meal and a brilliant raffle with six bottles of spirits as well as some wine and smaller gifts (all donated by members and guests) was shared. Bingo was also played prior to the entertainment at night.

Everyone was disappointed not to have a game bowls but seemed to make the best of the day.

Kerry Black did manage to throw a presentation silver coloured jack (donated by Billy Allan).

President Lindsay did reflect that the membership at Cowdenbeath has increased for another year, which is highly encouraging, however, due to the weather the green is closed till this Saturday.

On Saturday, at Broad Street Bowling Club, President, Andrew Ferguson, welcomed old and new members to the club.

The customary one minute's silence was held for members who had passed during close season.The green was officially opened by ex President David Campbell delivering the first jack.

The players then travelled to Bowhill bowling club for the first friendly of the season.

Due to inclement weather and some playing more ends than others an honourable draw was agreed..A lovely meal was then served by the ladies.

A sweep was run and bingo was played to pass the the day. Lots of old and new friendships were made on the day.

Broad Street bowlers wishing their friends from Bowhill a very successsful season.

Broad Street have a friendly against Leslie away this Saturday and members are requested to please append names on sheet in clubhouse .As always new members are always made welcome.