Mayor is bowled over

ON Friday, 14 June a bowls match was played at Aveley Bowls Club to celebrate the unique occasion of the Ladies County President and the Mens County President both coming from Thurrock Bowls Clubs. This was the first time in the history of County Bowls that both Presidents came from the same Borough.

Linda Mills from Aveley and Terry Mizen from Grays Town hosted this match which involved Aveley Bowls Club against a mixture of players from Grays Town Bowls Club, Thurrock Bowls Club and the Blackshots Senior Citizens Bowls Club.

The game was played in great spirit which Aveley won and was followed by fish and chips.

The start of the day was attended by the new Mayor of Thurrock, Terry Piccolo, who gave a speech before the start of the game thanking Linda and Terry for inviting him to his very first bowls match and hoping that more people would take up the game.