Over 80s step out on green

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Bruce Boothroyd takes aim at the Over 80s event.

Bowls players aged over 80 enjoyed a roll out at a recent afternoon session played at the Allenton Bowling Club.

Some 24 seniors from around the district stepped out for a relaxed afternoon on the bowling green.

Among them was former Ashburton mayor Murray Anderson and the oldest player on the day, Bruce Boothroyd, who turns 92 this year.

Mr Boothroyd plays at the Allenton club and took up the game when he retired around 30 years ago.

“It’s got to be a nice day for me to play, but I do enjoy getting out there,” said Mr Boothroyd.