Author: Dawn Slaughter

Christmas Coffee Morning – Results!

Ann and Val who organised the early Christmas Coffee Morning would like to thank everyone who came along and help raise £143.75 for Club Funds.


Congratulations to Hannah Brown who correctly guessed the weight of the cake at 3lbs 5oz and Shirley Callagham who correctly guessed there were 75 sweets in the jar.


Next Social Function is the Christmas Party on Sunday 15th December 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm (approx).  Tickets £10 per person includes buffet and games with prizes!  Sign up sheet at the bar.  Tickets available soon.


Farewell and RIP Rita Wadge – with Funeral Details

Rita with Gerry and friends from the Men v Ladies indoor match in 2017

It was with great sadness that we learned of Rita’s passing suddenly on Tuesday 12th November at the care home in Kent.

Rita had been a longtime member of Cambridge Park playing the highly important role of lead in many national competitions as well as for the County and club.

She was lively with a great sense of humour with a love of life, bowls, dancing and animals .. and Gerry, of course!

She became increasingly frail and had to give up bowling at the beginning of the 2018/19 indoor season but managed to come and watch on a few occasions.  At the end of the summer this year, she moved to a care home in Kent to be nearer her daughter.  She was torn between staying in St Margarets near Gerry and her friends but was unable to cope on living on her own and was happy and well looked after in the care home.

Gerry surprised her a few weeks ago when he turned up beside her as she dozed.  She was certainly surprised and delighted to see him and they were able to go out for lunch on two days.  They rang me from the home and she said she was so pleased to see him and hear all the news from the club and how well everyone was doing.

Her death came unexpectedly but it was a release for Rita who was struggling with a variety of medical issues .  As we all know, she was fiercely independent, so it made it tough for her to have to be dependent on others to help her with everything.

It was the end of the chapter of her long and full life and our deepest sympathies go out to Sharon, her daughter, and family, and of course her long time companion Gerry.  Sending all of them a big hug with positive thoughts of love and support from everyone at Cambridge Park.

Rita’s funeral will be at Mortlake Crematorium as she requested at 12.40 pm on Thursday 5th December and afterwards at Cambridge Park with a chance to share memories.  Please let Jane know if you would like to come along so we can have an idea of numbers for catering.

Cards can be sent to Sharon Huyshe, Rita’s daughter, c/o Cambridge Park BC, Cambridge Park, TW1 2PG

Rita in Action on the Green

Thursday 7th November – Outdoor Section AGM at 7.00 pm – REMINDER!

The Outdoor section has its AGM tonight


  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minutes of 2018 AGM and Matters Arising
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Fixtures/Matches Report – Review of the Season and Planning for 2020
  6. Friday Leagues – Review of the Season and Planning for 2020
  7. Competition Secretary’s Report – Review of the Season and Planning for 2020
  8. Regional Leagues
  9. Update on the Green
  10. Retirement of Officers
  11. Election of Officers


At the County match v Kent on Wednesday 23rd October, Norman Chart was awareded his full Middlesex County IBA badge.  A Great achievement and very well deserved!


Norman’s former outdoor club, Chertsey, had better watchout in our indoor match with them on Saturday.  He’ll be on a high!  It also means, we’d better put some Jaffa Cakes out for half time!

Saturday 19th October – Yetton Trophy & Denny Cup at 10.00 am

The men will be playing Sutton – 2 rinks home, 2 away.


Roger O, Dick S, George & skip Norman

Dave S, Barry F, Kevin K & skip Gym

Reserve:  Roy E


Laurence, Reg, Richard D & skip Steve G

Brian N, Terry, Mike C & skip Peter T

The ladies will be playing Wey Valley in the plate.


Di, Audrey, Ann D & skip Sheila C

Tricia, Joan O’N, Sheila M & skip Teresa

Reserve:  Evelyn


Tina, Frances, Ann B & skip Amanda

Sarah, Lucy, Ange & skip Jean

Please come along and support.  Any help with teas/coffees would be appreciated.  Thanks