Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 6th July, 2021)
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX500)
Looks like a well used green.More yellow/brown than green
What more could they ask for, friends playing a good game of bowls in the sunshine and fresh air and no masks...
Sixty years ago the attire would have been flat cloth caps and worn corduroy - not American baseball caps. I have never been a fan of the latter.
As with cricket, I have never understood the rules of bowling but I always like to see either of them being played on a Summer's day. Bowling looks so peaceful.
Flat caps are all the rage amongst the young . Something to do with the Peaky Blinders TV show I think .
At least these gents are wearing them the right way round . There's nothing more hideous than the reverse peak on a senior member .
In the olden days crown green bowlers would use their flat caps as footer mats, and for making a bit of wind when they wanted their bowl to move a bit closer to the jack.
What a calming scene,men at peace with themselves on a lovely sunny day and enjoying each other's company.
As regards PeterP's comments about the colour of the grass I think it's more to do with lack of rain - in a couple of weeks time, hopefully, it should be back to normal and everyone enjoying the outdoors.
Irene, best way to understand the rules is to imagine the little ball is a short skirted beautiful woman sat at a bar, and the four bigger balls are men.
One man will roll his ball to try and get as close as possible to her, then another man will attempt to do the same.
The first two balls might end up blocking the view of her, so next man will try and get round to her back by making his ball swerve.
Now the fourth cant see anything of her, so he get his ball and sends it fast in a straight line to try and knock the others out of the way
I like to see young lads wearing a flat cap. It makes them look jaunty and quite fashionable, far more flattering than baseball caps.... ( never liked them especially with the neb at the back- they look simple!) Also if they are good looking they seem to suit the flat cap even better.
Good photo Dennis,the man at the front seems to know your taking a photo.Flat caps are back in fashion.History always repeat's.What I don't like is very young children with flat caps on.They are for grown ups.
MJick: Really what’s needed is a good weighted ball, without to much fuss to gently kiss the little ball (short skirt optional) so that he can win the day.
Good pic of a relaxing scene.
Dolly, we obviously need to wear shorter skirts, dear, when treating ourselves to a tenpenny brandy ay Myrtle's refreshment room bar! xx
Bowling along it’s just great. I had the pleasure of bowling with man in the white cap who is in his mid eighties and still runs after his bowls. I played him at The Bellingham in a monsoon of a rainstorm, one of the nicest people I have ever met. The greens at Aspull are looked after by volunteers, especially Norman Winrow.
Most bowling teams are short of players these days, If any body wants to play, or learn to play just ask any team. There are plenty ladies teams also.