August Update Bowls/News/Events

A massive thank you to all those members who supported our very successful “90th Anniversary BBQ afternoon and evening.” A great turnout over 60 people, enjoyed by all and big thanks to Lindsay Barnes and her organisation food/draw team all, and Peter Barnes and his cooking team all, thank you for all your efforts to make this a success for “Our Club”.

Talking of events we have, this coming Wednesday 8th August, at Club Night 6pm start, a Ploughman’s Supper! all very welcome bowlers and non bowlers, (good numbers already) but names onto the club notice board asap if you fancy coming along but by Tuesday 7th latest please. Before we start we shall be un-vailing our Brand New Bench in memory of Pauline Pennells who loved our weekly Club Nights with her family.

The next event is The Bridle Trophy Sunday 19th August at 1030 am, a regular yearly club trophy, open to all, ladies and men and all abilities. Players drawn on the day please check out the club Notice Board and get your names down, this is usually a very good fun and enjoyable bowling day, guests very welcome indeed as always.

Our “Club Big Competiitions Finals Day” is on Saturday 1st September starting from 1000am. This is the culmination of players reaching the finals of our 7 club different competitions ! Your support at this event will be massively appreciated by those involved and the committee. Its you that makes this a special day for the club and the players who have been working towards this day all season, come along and give them a clap and cheer please. (Talking of The Competitions) look on the club website, follow links to competitions, then click on the individual ones, this will be shortly fully updated, so you can see how fellow bowlers, friends and members are getting along through the rounds?) Its now getting tense and very exciting.

A September date for your diary is Saturday 9th September “Captains Day and Mixed Pairs Competitioncombined, more about this in the September Update Blog. Also advance notice that between Wednesday 12th September and Friday 14th September , our main Sports and Social Club car park (outside the Drama Club Building, is being upgraded and re-aurfaced and will be out of action. There will be more on this re-surfacing big project, very soon with a polite “ask for your help and support please”

League Bowling 2018. Our NFBA seasons have been good and mixed but with some really enjoyable play and games and I think its fair to say enjoyed by most, most of the time, usually when you win! Mens 1st  team finished very well indeed with some strong performances, finishing 5th out of 8 teams in League 2, a tough league? Well done to all those of you who played or were reserves. Mens 2nd team also had a tough season but a cracking end to their season saw 3 wins in a row and albeit finishing 7th out of 8 teams, showed we have some really good bowlers coming through the ranks as well as our more experienced players. A special mention please to club member Charlie Thatcher, who through illness is unable to play but pretty well attended all the first and second team games each week to support that is home and away Thank You Charlie!! Thanks to Past President and players David and Pat Hudson for their special support to the teams and all those others of you who came along to watch. This does make it special for team players. Our Ladies NFWBA teams have been doing well with the 1st team sitting mid table in the “A” League and 2nd team holding up the bottom of the “C” League ( a tough league for them). Well done to all once again and remember Ladies play into September where as mens leagues have finished with just the cup games to go.

Hope you enjoyed your bowling this very hot summer with sprinklers and a very fast Green. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as I can during August and September.


John (President)

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