Author: Dawn Slaughter

The Indoor Season is Nearly Upon Us! Diary Dates

Despite the promise of an Indian summer coming up, which is good for the outdoor match v Masonians on 14th and the Men’s v Ladies on Saturday 21st, we are gearing up for the first Mixed Drive indoors on Sunday 22nd at 2.00 pm.  Casual wear is fine.  Green fee is £3.50 plus something for refreshments – haven’t decided what yet!

There will be another Mixed Drive on Saturday 28th at 2.00 pm.  Sign up sheets on the noticeboard

Midweek …

Tuesdays 24th September,  1st & 8th October – Ladies roll up at 6.30 pm

Wednesdays 25th September, 2nd & 9th October – Men’s roll up at 6.30 pm

Thursday 26th September – 7.00 pm Skittles Night and raffle in aid of Macmillans Cancer Fund – see Ann Macey for raffle tickets and Jane has Skittles tickets behind the bar.  Places are filling up fast!

Thursdays 3rd & 10th October – Mixed Roll ups at 6.30 pm

Friday 4th October – Full of Life Fair at Twickenham Stadium – we have a stand so if you can volunteer to come and promote the club and encourage people to have a go, please see Jane or Laurence or David Hale

Saturday 5th October – Mixed Friendly v Iver Heath – new opponents!  2.00 pm  Whites with Club Shirts


Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September – Club Finals Weekend – Results

It was an extremely well organised weekend by Cathy Taylor and everything ran to plan and it only rained for about 10 minutes, so we were lucky albeit chilly on Saturday!

Results below, with winners in red.  It was really good to see that it wasn’t the ‘same old faces’ appearing in multiple finals.  We are a very strong club and the standard of play is high as was shown by the quality of the matches.


Huge thanks to Cathy for taking complete control of the weekend in her role as Competition Secretary as well as preparing the lunches on Saturday and for helping Ange, who prepared Sunday’s lunches.  Thanks to the members who helped with the washing up and clearing up.  Great team effort.  Thanks to Jane and other volunteers who manned the bar for the weekend.

Also, a big thanks to Trevor who cut and rolled the green – it really is the best outdoor green in Middlesex! – and to Terry for turning it on Saturday morning.  Thanks to the club members who volunteered to mark the matches as necessary and for everyone who came to support, watch and enjoy the finals.  I’m sure they picked up some good tips and they applauded all the good bowls that were played.  It made a difference to the ambience and atmosphere when every person is involved.


Wednesday 4th September – Inaugural Match v the Chelsea Pensioners

We played 4 Rinks in a friendly match at the Royal Hospital Chelsea where the Chelsea Pensioners still reside, where for many years Army soldiers who became casualties of war convalesced.
We were given a warm welcome by Captain Walter Swan and his team. We enjoyed tea & biscuits in the hospital grounds before embarking on the match. It was a close game, but over all we managed to pip the Chelsea Pensioners to the post.
We were given a meal after the match in the ‘Great Hall’, followed by a tour of the Chapel and dormitories once used by the Pensioners.
What a great day we all had, and in very good company

Martin Fenton Re-united with Rita at the Great Bowls Club in the Sky – Funeral Details inc

It is with sadness that we learned of Martin Fenton passing away on Sunday 1st September following a period in hospital.

He had managed well to start with after Rita died and was back playing indoors for a bit but, alas, his own health deteriorated severely and, along with a broken heart, he passed away peacefully.

Martin (with Rita) put an enormous amount of time, energy and funds into Cambridge Park from being dedicated playing members,  sitting on the board and committees to becoming Chairman.  Martin regularly supported all the club events and donated generously into the various raffle fund-raising events without taking a ticket.  Giving and giving and never looking for any reward.

We offer our deepest sympathies to Carol, losing both her parents within 13 months.  It’s very tough and we send her our love at this sad time.

Cards can be sent to Carol c/o Cambridge Park Bowls Club

Funeral details – 11.20 am at Hanworth Crematorium and afterwards share some tears, laughter and memories at Cambridge Park.  It has been requested that everyone wears something red.  We are celebrating Martin’s life as well as mourning his passing.

Middlesex Ladies Benevolent Triples Winners – Congratulations!

Well done to Audrey, Nadine and Ann H who won the Middlesex Benevolent Triples competition on Sunday 1st September against Dot, Wendy & Rita from Staines.  A good match but our three girls pulled away to secure the win.  Hopefully, they will make it through to Leamington – I don’t quite understand the logistics in this as it’s national and might have something to do with shot difference (as they had to complete 15 ends, although they’d won after 14).

Another trophy for the Cambridge Park cabinet and well deserved.

New Lockers – Old Bowls!

A message from Jane ….

If you haven’t claimed a new locker yet, could you please come down to the club to be allocated one.  I would like to get as many woods and shoes out of the lounge area as soon as I can.

Mornings would be the best time but if you can’t make mornings, please give me a ring to arrange a time.

See you soon


(Club Manager)

28th August – Ken Wilson – Funeral Details

Ken’s Funeral Details


Wednesday 28th August at 1.40  pm

at South West Middlesex Crematorium

The Jamieson Chapel, Hounslow Road, TW13 5JH

and afterwards at

The Dunbar Room, The Lensbury Club,

Broom Road, Teddington, TW11 9NU

It was in The Dunbar Room that Ken first asked Cath out on a date!


Family Flowers only.  Donations to the RAF Benevolent Fund