What a Last End

Though the sun was  out, a cold SE wind blew on the green and made bowling quite difficult for the players in one of the semi-final Mixed Fours matches played this afternoon at the club. (The other match is to be played on Friday starting at 11.00am) The start of each end often saw the Jack either landing in the …

Ian WenhamWhat a Last End

Sunday 2x4x2 Gala

9.30 am Start Yes, this is how it looked across the green this morning at the start of our Sunday 2x4x2 Gala. A heavy dew (close to being a frost) covered the green and it quickly showed  where we had walked and the line our bowls had taken.  The sun soon got rid of the moisture but was never throughout …

Ian WenhamSunday 2x4x2 Gala

AGM – and a Sunny Day

President Ken Hayward It was the club’s AGM today and 10.00am saw President Ken Hayward open proceedings. There were about 50 members present at this, the club’s 104th AGM. All members had recently received last year’s AGM minutes and as well, the President’s and Treasurer’s reports on the current season. All were received and after discussion, accepted by members, who …

Ian WenhamAGM – and a Sunny Day

Mini Gala Winner – Rain

We all met at the club ready for today’s Mini gala but realised that the chances were slim for it to get underway. The forecast was for clearing weather, the rain radar showed no signs of rain, the barometer was going up, so the Match Committee decided mid-morning not to cancel early. Around 11.00am the sun broke through but in …

Ian WenhamMini Gala Winner – Rain

Intermittent Rain and Play

Many of us were at home, awaiting the call that the Mixed Fours Winter Championship was again postponed but, no call came. Perhaps it really wasn’t too bad; on my way to the green, I passed a couple out for a walk with their baby in a pram, the husband well wrapped up for the drizzle that was falling, the …

Ian WenhamIntermittent Rain and Play

No Play

As can be seen by the Icon, lots of rain has fallen overnight and the decision was made early this morning to postpone play in the Mixed Fours Championship, and the hope is that tomorrow will be fine enough to  get the competition under way. Members have received from the Executive, information for next week’s AGM. This is great as …

Ian WenhamNo Play

Lots of Activitiy

What once was a quiet time of the year for bowls now sees plenty of activity both on and off the green. Another fine Thursday saw another good turn out for the afternoon roll-up. You wouldn’t call it tropical even though the sun was out for the early part of the afternoon and it certainly became quite cold near the …

Ian WenhamLots of Activitiy

Queen’s Birthday Weekend Gala

By all accounts, the Queen’s Birthday Mixed Pairs Gala was a very successful event and the club thanks all who took part in organising the 2 day event, and those who took part. I wasn’t able to view any of the play but have been told that a full green of 16 teams took part with the players coming from …

Ian WenhamQueen’s Birthday Weekend Gala