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200 Years Old?

Evidence of the present Green is found in a copy of The Hampshire Chronicle dated August 1823, which says "The Gentlemen of the Bowling Green held their annual festival at The Sun Inn, Alresford, which was most numerously and respectably attended".

The Hampshire Chronicle, in its regular “150 YEARS AGO” column of 27th July 1979 quoted from the issue of 27 July 1829 details of a “match at bowls” played between Alresford and the Globe  team of Winchester. It appeared to be six players on either side, lasted some 5 hours (although this may have included the dinner!) and Winchester won. The score was not reported, and details of the return match were not available at that time.