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Bright future for Bridgewater

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A bright new era has dawned for ambitious North Shropshire club Bridgewater.

Isobel Jones, Bridgewater secretary and president of Whitchurch League, Ian Price club chairman and Chris & Graham Sayers (sponsors of the pavilion)

It started with the official opening of a new pavilion and switching on of new floodlights for both greens at their Whitchurch home on Saturday night.

A packed clubhouse heard speeches from club chairman Ian Price and project manager Graham Sayers before the Deputy Mayor of Whitchurch Town Council, Councillor Bev Duffy, performed the official ceremonies.

Price said Bridgewater was a “club rejuvenated” thanks to the new facilities, funded with help from the Town Council, Shropshire association and the sport’s governing body, the British Crown Green Bowling Association.

Sayers, husband of stalwart member Christine who donated the £5,000 large wooden pavilion which now sits between the two greens, paid tribute to the club members who had volunteered to get the work completed.

“It was a great effort, especially in the last three months, and it’s surprising what the offer of a bacon buttie will do!”

Bridgewater’s top bowlers, champions of the Market Drayton League for the last two seasons, celebrated the landmark day 72 hours later by winning 210-196 with seven winners out of 12 away to Chester Road on opening night in division one of the Whitchurch League.

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