International carpet bowls game is history in the making

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The first ever international match of carpet bowls to be played on English soil will be held in Colmworth.

A team from Norway will visit to take on the Bedfordshire County Team in the history-making get together at the village hall on Sunday (February 8).

Secretary of Colmworth Carpet Bowls Club Patricia Ball said: “We are all very excited that Bedfordshire will be hosting this new development in carpet bowls.”

Carpet bowls - a scaled down version of indoor bowls suitable for playing in small halls - has flourished in many rural areas, particularly in the North East and Eastern England.

The Norwegian government introduced English game to improve physical health and, although early days, already 12 clubs have been formed and a match played against Sweden.