Good Times: The Crown’s pub team brings home silverware

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The Crown on Lightcliffe Road is boasting some new silverware which landlady Marcia Staples is pleased to have on display.

The pub’s ABV Licensed Wholesalers Brighouse and District Games League team have brought back three cups from the annual prize and presentation evening.

The team of eight, which only formed for the season and started in the league last year, have won the Memorial Jack Berry trophy for domino pairs and the ABV Knockout trophy for five’s and three’s.

At the event they were also crowned the Single Dominoes League Winners.

Playing on a Monday evening the team consists of captain Graham Swallow and following members Ralph Simpson, Pauline Clarke, Barbara Gledhill, Dinah Hugo, Sue Hoyle, Alan Brooke and Gordon Taylor.

Barbara was the only member of the original Crown team and was playing out of the Sun Inn, Rastrick, but when it closed she became teamless and homeless.

Barbara said: “Marcia has made us all feel very welcome at The Crown and so we began to find members.

“From the Oddfellows Club on Bradford Road, where they play whist and have a luncheon club, team member Pauline asked Alan and Gordon if they would also like to join and this made the final figures.”

The league will start again in September this year and until then they will play for fun and will look to play some pre-season friendlies.

Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge they have the weekly jam session followed on Friday night by Silverthorn.

Saturday evening it’s the popular Vagabond and on Sunday the Roadhouse Rebels will entertain.

At the Millers Bar they are hosting a blind tasting evening with guests invited to let their chef surprise you with weird and wonderful creations, over a three course meal.

You won’t know the menu until you arrive and it is three courses for £19.95 per person. All guests need to be seated by 7pm and booking is essential.

At the Junction Inn, Rastrick on Friday night at 9pm they Dan Pearson with an acoustic set and then on Sunday an open mic session from 4pm to 7pm.

Over the next four weeks the entertainment will somewhat take a backseat as Euro 2016 kicks in, so to speak.

Landlord Phil Ward said: “The customers appear to want to come and watch the international football so we will make sure it is on our screens.”