Worrying development with lack of ladies officials at Bowls Durham

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Bowls Durham held its AGM this weeK.

The 2016 County president will be Stockton’s Les Parnell – his third stint in the role. He becomes the first person to have achieved the feat.

The new senior vice-president is Silksworth’s Michael Carr, while former County president Jeff Wilson (Houghton Dairy Lane) is the new junior vice-president.

At the meeting, it was confirmed that the ladies’ County secretary Gill Jones will be retiring after the 2016 season. Worryingly, there were no nominations for ladies president, senior vice-president or junior vice-president, therefore those roles have been left vacant.

Roker Marine’s Richie Mckie was made a honorary life member of Bowls Durham.

Bowls England have announced that Hartlepool’s former England international, Dave Kilner, has been elected as the Northern international selector. Kilner will serve a four-year term of office.

The Sunderland and District Bowling Association will hold their AGM at Houghton Dairy Lane today, starting at 2pm.