Already rated as England’s ‘No 1’, Kings Bowling Club is holding an open day on Saturday, September 5, hoping to add some quantity to its undoubted quality.

Based on Torquay seafront, Kings have swept to four successive National Top Club and two Ladies’ Top Club titles with their international-laden teams.

But treasurer Martin Harman says: “We have done it with a membership of just over 100, and we are keen to attract and introduce more people to the game and the club.”

Visitors will be able to meet leading players and sample all Kings’ facilities.