Mick Lynch memorial – a wonderful way to remember a friend

Mike Lynch

A sad part of life is that sometimes we have to say goodbye to bowling friends. Although they will not be forgotten you know it will not be quite the same without them.

This year, bowlers in Merseyside and Lancashire said goodbye to Mike Lynch. A bowler and bowls historian from Bootle in Liverpool who lost a short battle with cancer. Mike has travelled all over the country playing in and watching bowls. He really is a bowling legend to those who knew him.

In his memory the Brownmoor Brooke Bowling Club, in Crosby where Mike had been a member for years, held an invitational 32 on Sunday 20th August and I was honoured to play in it and more importantly record and broadcast it. I can only thank the club for doing this and to everyone (including Jon Edmondson for being the superb referee).

Mike Tunstall, Jon Edmondson and Phil Lee

I hope Brownmoor Brooke look on the event as a hugely successful day for the club and wonderful way to remember a friend to so many. Mike would have been very proud.

The green was only laid a few years ago and has already proved to be a very welcome, and very challenging, addition to bowls in the Merseyside and West Lancashire area.

The competition was won by Mike Tunstall who beat Phil Lee in the final.

The video of the day is below.

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Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game as well as a keen player of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Media Officer for the BCGBA, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel which became the Bowls Observer channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report on and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine.