Thurstonland 9 – 13 Huddersfield

Sunday 9th saw an Open Day at the new Boules pitch in Thurstonland. Two members from Huddersfield called in to see how  it turned out as we’d known it was being done but it’s taken longer than planned. It’s very well made with new wooden sleepers surrounding a 2 lane terrain with gravel path running around it.

It’s dedicated to David Stubbs who was instrumental in starting off the project some years ago but didn’t live to see it finished.

It joins other villages in Kirklees with a boules terrain such as Honley, Lepton and there are some planned in Brockholes, Kirkburton and maybe elsewhere. Maybe soon there will be a competition for these villages.

At the opening there was paté on toast, red wine, a selection of cakes and a group of interested people including David’s family and some parish and KMC councillors.

After some small talk a game took place between Thurstonland and Huddersfield. At first Thurstonland played well and raced into a 5-0 lead but gradually as Huddersfield got used to the soft surface they finished strongly and Paul & Roy beat Peter and David 13-9. If you look closely in the first picture you can see a boule flying through the air at 2 o’clock.

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