The Committee acknowledges the very poor state of the green which has for
years been the envy of clubs in the region, a key asset of Ainsdale Bowling Club
and a pleasure to play on. After much discussion and consultation it remains
unclear as to what key factors have led to the current situation. However, rest
assured that restoration of the green is a key focus of the committee. We will
probably not see a major improvement within the current season but we will be
taking whatever steps we can to prepare for the necessary remedial work to be
undertaken as soon as the green closes.
Sanny McCarter has indicated his wish not to continue in the office of Green
Manager. Haydn Preece has kindly offered his services and will take over the
role with immediate effect. The Committee wish to record their grateful thanks
to Sanny who stepped in to assist when our previous Green Manager, Dave
Holmes, became ill and unable to continue and he has served us extremely well
despite having also to manage numerous personal and family issues. Haydn will
now be co-opted onto the committee until the next AGM and will focus his
attention on co-ordinating the considerable amount of improvement work
required on the green from our own volunteers and our contractors.
From Brian Kneale, Club Chair
We are pleased to announce that a social bowling session will take place each
Sunday from 1 to 4pm starting this coming Sunday, May 15th. As usual, tea,
coffee and biscuits will be available at a nominal charge of 50p per person. At a
future date (to be arranged) the Chairman’s Cup will be incorporated into one of
these sessions at which some sort of buffet/picnic will be organised.
Thanks go to Bob Fairhurst for taking the initiative and lead on making these
social bowling events happen and to a number of other members who have
stepped up to support Bob.
A bowling event, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, will be held at
the green on Saturday, 4th June from 10am until 4pm. This will be an excellent
way to spend the day with family and friends whilst enjoying some social
bowling. Please bring your own picnic including drinks as wanted and of course
the bar will be open in the Main Club. Tea and coffee will be available as usual
for a nominal charge of 50p per person. A round robin competition will be
organised on the day. Please register your interest on the sign-up sheet in the
clubhouse (closing date 2nd June).
To be held at The Northern Club, Elm Avenue, Crosby, on Tuesday 28th June.
The cost is just £17.50 per person and will include tea, coffee and biscuits on
arrival, a buffet lunch and a hot meal in the evening and is open to all lady
members. Transport arrangements will be announced later. If you wish to attend
put your name on the form on the clubhouse noticeboard or contact Karen Dyson
at for further details.
To be held on Sunday,3rd July, also at The Northern Bowling Club, Crosby.
Starting at 10am with coffee, tea and biscuits on arrival, soup & a sandwich for
lunch and an evening meal included, the cost will be approximately £25 per
person. If you wish to attend, put your name on the form on the clubhouse
noticeboard or contact Trevor Dyson at for further details.
A Mixed Day Out will be held at Longton VM Sports & Social Club, Victory Lane,
Longton on Sunday, August 21st. The day will start at 10am with tea, coffee
and biscuits on arrival. A buffet lunch and two course evening will be provided.
Cost will be approximately £25 per person. To register your interest contact
Brian Kneale at or put your name on the sign-up sheet in
the clubhouse as soon as possible.
As you may be aware, one of our black match jacks is still missing. However,
there is a full set of calibrated yellow jacks available for use and for the time
being it is up to each of the team captains to decide what combination of jacks
to use. Captains please note, it is important that match jacks are not put out
until all the practice jacks have been returned.
Just to set the record straight on some grapevine whispers.
The cost of tea & biscuits was actually increased by the committee in April
2021. It really does raise useful revenue for the club and even at 50p is still
considered good value for money.
All the money raised by the ladies’ raffle on a Wednesday afternoon is donated
solely to the ladies’ chosen charity.