Joe Nowak’s named remembered in charity bowls competition

David Flatt, Connaught captain, receives the Joe Nowak Trophy cup from Zipper chairman Bob Spinks.

David Flatt, Connaught captain, receives the Joe Nowak Trophy cup from Zipper chairman Bob Spinks. John Winup, Connaught president, is also in attendance. Picture: Club - Credit: Archant

The Nowak Trophy was hosted by Connaught Bowls Club at Attleborough.

The competition is named after Joe Nowak, who escaped from Poland at the outbreak of the Second World War and made his way to England.

Upon later settling in Watton he joined with Harvey Day to form the building firm of Day & Nowak. Although Joe did not play bowls he was a vice-president of Watton Bowls Club and his generosity set up a competition for the benefit of charity. On this occasion the choice was the Norfolk Zipper Club which supports Papworth Hospital.

Connaught were the worthy winners with 18 points from a possible 24. Mundford, Swaffham and Watton clubs were the other clubs involved.

Home matches did not produce any points despite some good bowling against Shipdham (0-5 and 35-83) and Aldiss Park (0-5 and 43-62). Harry Moult's rink with Graham Vellam, Charles Newman and Malcolm Hamilton went down 18-21.


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