A History of Parkside Bowling Club
The Coronation Fours, Parksiders lifted,
Although the final went right to the wire,
Not only was the winning quartet gifted,
They'd backing from The Parkside Male-Voice Choir.
A trophy which Sir Malcolm Smith had given,
Parkside's Past Presidents proudly acquired,
This trophy which for so long they had striven,
Is one that is enormously admired.
The ELBA Senior Pairs, which takes some getting,
By two of parkside's Senior stars was won,
Defeating men on whom the sun is setting,
But none-the-less still rank second to none.
A Parkside trio who were highly rated,
A Scottish District Final win secured,
Their Scottish Finals effort indicated,
More honours, in the future, were assured.
A Parkside junior, rightly, felt elated,
He'd won a 'District' and to Ayr had gone,
Although he lost observers speculated,
'He will be back at Ayr again, anon.'
When Parkside joined the Premier League some reckoned,
That they had bitten more than they could chew,
Their First Sixteen, though, managed to come second,
Their Second Sixteen finished well up too.
The Edinburgh Council intimated,
That lady bowlers must have equal rights,
In most clubs this was, heatedly, debated,
The Parkside die-hards had some sleepless nights.
A junior, Parksiders had long respected,
Secured the Junior Championship at Ayr,
For Scotland he was, afterwards selected,
And still retains his place with skill and flair.