Bowled over by TV game

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From: M W Simpson, Danbydale, Deighton, Northallerton.

WE have had the pleasure of watching the game of bowls on BBC TV, a pleasant change from cooking.

This is a sport which gets very little recognition, yet in what sport can there be a physical game where two people can play together on equal terms with 40 years difference in age?

The games themselves have been avid entertainment and surely a recommendation for people to try the game, especially these days when there is so much concern about obesity.

In past years when bowls had more TV coverage clubs were often over-subscribed. This encouragement can be of benefit to the nation’s health.

As for being an old person’s game the ladies final was between an 18-year-old and a 24-year-old to compete for the world title.

Army dredgers

From: Dai Woosnam, Woodrow Park, Scartho, Grimsby,

FOR years I have written to friends persuading them of the wisdom of Britain using her armed forces to dredge our rivers and streams. At long last our government has woken up.

We are astonishingly the fourth biggest spending nation on defence in the world. Instead of our armed forces tragically losing their lives trying to save Afghanistan from Afghanis, we can finally realise that the noble duty of defending this land, also means defending its homes from wholly avoidable flooding.

Not so loony

From: David Loxley, Hartoft, Pickering.

HAVING read Jack Blanchard’s articles regarding the Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association turmoil (Yorkshire Post, January 27), it makes one feel quite justified in voting for the Monster Raving Loony Party, whatever the economic or national security state of the country.

Ditch the EU

From: Sylvia Haddon, Lister Court, Ilkley.

WHAT is wrong with the British people? Have they lost their memory?

Let us all unite behind David Cameron and leave the EU. Our friends are in the Commonwealth. Let us “paddle our own canoe” as many of us have to with – hopefully – the help of friends.

Birch the world

From: Roger Dobson, Ash Street, Crosshills, Keighley.

STEVEN Dickinson of Leeds (Yorkshire Post, January 22) has got exactly the right idea. He is saying bring back the birch. Its use would tidy this world up very quickly.

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