A DRESS rehearsal for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games was held at Leamington’s Victoria Park, with a Four Nations Test Event featuring a number of the world’s top lawn bowls players.
Representatives from England, Wales, Australia and Malaysia took part in three days of open and para competitions.
The event gave the domestic teams selected for Birmingham 2022 the chance to practice on familiar territory, while for many of the visiting players it will be their first competitive experience of the famous Leamington greens.
Bowls England Chief Executive, Jon Cockcroft said: “A home Games is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to showcase the intrinsic qualities of our sport and inspire people to give bowls a try.
“At the centre of all this is Victoria Park – the home of bowls in England. We hope that over the summer, our sport will have connected with those in Leamington and its surrounds, and that the games will have brought many economic and social benefits to the local area. We want local residents to feel proud to have a national sport based in their back yard.”