It has been 50 years since the first BTBA sanctioned 300-game was rolled by an Englishman.
“I was delighted, recently, to be reminded of a time when bowling a 300 was almost unheard of. It seemed appropriate to go back and remember the first ever 300 bowled in England (by an Englishman). This was by Albert Kirkham at the Top Rank Bowl in Chester on the 5th of December 1965. So it was with great pleasure that the BTBA have sent a special '50th Anniversary Certificate of Achievement' to his family to mark the occasion.”
Ron Griffin, BTBA Chairman