IN CROWN green
bowling - which began in Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1890s - players have to learn to "read the contours" of each individual pub or club green, all of which gently rise in the middle.
He has been responsible for the hallowed turf since 1980 but away from football his first love is crown green
TOP crown green
bowler Gene Bardon has died aged 71.
Meanwhile, Norman Roberts of Menai Bridge is celebrating becoming the new champion of the Welsh Crown Green
Bowls Referees Society on his own green.
The first steps towards a revolutionary new governing body in crown green
bowls have been taken with the Federation of Crown Green
Bowls being formed.
YORKSHIRE Crown Green
Referees Society are hoping to attract new members.
BOWLS: Tradition continues on the local crown green
scene with the annual Alvis Open getting the new season underway at the end of March.
She continued playing crown green
bowling, as a member of Newsome Working Men's Club and of Lockwood Conservative Club Ladies Crown Green
The George's Martin McGuinness, who won the British Parks Crown Green
individual merit title in 1980 but has struggled this season, finally got something to cheer about by winning the pounds 400 first prize in the W H Bright Deers Leap Open at M&Bs.
THE final of the pounds 600 Alvis Open crown green
tournament will be held on April 9 at 11am with the winner receiving pounds 200 and the runner-up pounds 100.
A new pairs competition is under way at the indoor crown green
bowling Dome at Leeds Road Sports Complex, which will run throughout the winter.
Many crown green
bowlers come to Erdington Court for the indoor season and another feature of recent years has been a crown green
league tournament involving teams of four men using exotic titles such as 'Drakes Drum' and 'Forget Me Not.