CIRENCESTER Bowling Club reopened the green on Sunday (April 13) ahead of the outdoor bowls season.

Attended by many of the club members in sunny conditions, the first wood was bowled by long time member Derek May.

After a bowl-up the members then sat down to a cream tea.

The first game will be a mixed friendly at the club on Sunday, April 20 against a team from Sir Thomas Rich's of Gloucester.