PRESIDENT Ann Steventon bowled the first wood to get Middleton Bowls Club’s season underway on Saturday.
The club’s opening drive took place in glorious sunshine and saw both new and old members don their whites.
In welcoming members, Steventon said her committee looked forward with optimism to the coming season.
In addition to club competitions and inter-club friendlies, Middleton will play 40 league matches during the season, commencing on May 6 with a mixed triples against Chichester in the BML league.
The men will play in the LGL league and the ladies in the C&M trophies league.