A Twickenham bowling club that has reached its 100-year mark celebrated with a charity tournament last weekend.

Strawberry Hill Bowling Club hosted the annual Mayor's Charity Bowls Match on Sunday, 2 May.

The tournament was long anticipated after the disappointment of having to cancel last year's event due to covid, which would have marked the start of the club’s centenary year celebrations.

Strawberry Hill Bowling Club members

Strawberry Hill Bowling Club members

The Mayor and Mayoress of Richmond-upon-Thames were in attendance and, bringing an afternoon of sunshine with them.

Teams from the three council owned bowls clubs at Hampton, Teddington and Strawberry Hill fought it out in a Covid-19 secure competition to win the Mayor's Cup.

President of Strawberry Hill Bowls Club, Ben Walsh, said:

"It was lovely to be able to get back out on the green and play some bowls.

"For many members, this is the place where they get their exercise and social contact, so it is a vital and valuable asset to the local community".

Strawberry Hill Bowling Club members receiving medals

Strawberry Hill Bowling Club members receiving medals

The afternoon was completed with the Mayor presenting medals, in a covid-secure fashion, to those who took part.

A team from Strawberry Hill took top honours and earned bragging rights for the year ahead.

The Mayor has promised to return for a proper go at lawn bowls himself later in the season, but there are two opportunities for those who have always fancied a go, but never got around to it.

Monday 31st May and Sunday 6th June 2021 will be the Strawberry Hill Bowls Club Open Days between 11am - 4pm where members of the public can try their hand at bowls.

For further information, please contact the Club Secretary, Kerry Heal, on 020 8582 1085.