Jimmy was asked to take part in a presentation to award prizes to the club’s junior bowlers.
Naturally he could not curb his input to just giving out awards and so he also gave the club members a giggle or two. This was just the tonic as some members were preparing to re-enter the fray for the main bowling competition of the afternoon.
“It was great to pop into Kirkholt Bowling Club and support them in this way. They have a great junior set-up at the club and I was impressed at how many young people take part in the junior activities,” said Jimmy.
“I was hopeless at bowling as a youngster as I kept sticking my fingers in the wrong holes – one time I got mixed up with my Uncle Paddy because he happened to be bald!”
Club president Pete Metcalf said: “It was fantastic that Jimmy could grant us some of his time and help with this end-of-season presentation. The members present were really thrilled to see him and they all thought the experience was wonderful.
“The junior section of our club is really important to us and I am really pleased that some of our juniors have now gone on to represent Rochdale and the region.
“The Kirkholt Bowling Club continues to be a family club, so if there are any juniors in the area interested in joining us for the 2012 season, our door is always open.”