Harlow’s ten-pin bowling league poised to strike again

Entertainment / Fri 1st Oct 2021 at 08:22am

IT is a little-known fact that tenpin bowling is one of the biggest participation sports in the world, played by millions of people on a regular basis.

Since the early 1960’s when Ambassador Lanes opened a twenty four lane bowling centre in Harlow, situated on a site where the present Tesco Metro store sits, the town has produced many bowlers who have bowled for their County and Country.

The present bowl, situated in Terminus Street opened in 1999 and is presently home to four leagues but like all indoor sporting venues has been hit hard by the Covid pandemic.

Tenpin bowling centres were one of the last leisure venues allowed to re-open and because league bowling involves teams sharing a pair of lanes during competition, social distancing rules have precluded league matches from taking place. It is a sad fact that some smaller bowling centres around the country have not survived the enforced closure caused by Covid but this valuable sporting venue in Harlow re-opened in July and has been very busy ever since.

Despite this, for many, this has meant a break in league play of some fifteen months, with just short periods of practice in between.

With the relaxation of Covid restrictions, Harlow Bowl’s four leagues recommenced this month, pictured are members of the Senior Rollers League on the first afternoon of their 2021/2022 season. 

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1 Comment for Harlow’s ten-pin bowling league poised to strike again:

Peter Lewis
2022-07-20 13:36:24

Are there any spaces available in any of the evening leagues

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