Villagers bouled over by annual Easter competition

Thelma Ann Louise receiving their trophies in second place  l-r, Laura Gordon, Ann Stokoe and Jayne Rignall. (S)
Thelma Ann Louise receiving their trophies in second place l-r, Laura Gordon, Ann Stokoe and Jayne Rignall. (S)
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Villagers in Thorner were bouled over at Easter when the close-knit community staged its sixth annual boules contest.

The Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Dr Ingrid Roscoe got the event, staged at the community facility on Main Street, rolling by cutting the ribbon.

The winners:  The Robyns.  l-r Peter Holmes, Robyn Scarlett, David Fryer and Mariane Peaker (S)

The winners: The Robyns. l-r Peter Holmes, Robyn Scarlett, David Fryer and Mariane Peaker (S)

Organiser of the tournament, which saw 28 teams take part, David Fryer said: “This event as always, provides an opportunity for people of all ages to participate in a great social pastime of a mildly competitive nature.

“It has been proven many times that perceived skill does not always prevail.

“The event was this year held in a fun themed atmosphere even if extremely cold.”

The winners were The Robyns, with Thelma Ann Louise coming in a very close second, and last year’s winners Federers Pretenders 1 a worthy third.

The Thelma Ann Louise team  l-r Jayne Rignall, Laura Gordon and Ann Stokoe. (S)

The Thelma Ann Louise team l-r Jayne Rignall, Laura Gordon and Ann Stokoe. (S)

William Gordon worked wonders on the barbecue to keep the hungry masses fed.

And Jayne Rignall and her team did well organising cold platters and competitions for the children, with Jayne’s husband Michael doing an excellent job behind the bar, keeping the many thirsts slaked.

The Thorner Boules and Community Facility, on the centre of Main Street, is available throughout the year without the need to book. Anyone can call in and have a game or just sit and relax.

Visit www.thornervillage.org.uk for more information.