By Dawn Slaughter

Saturday 16th – Men – London & Southern Counties Shield v Wey Valley

Busy day on Saturday.  There will be bacon rolls available at both venues before the game which starts promptly at 10.00 am.  No after match meal but those playing at Wey Valley can order food from their restaurant.


Home Teams – Captain Laurence:

Bob, Luigi, Reg & Barry

David S, Ian L, Laurence & George

Away Teams – Captain Kevin:

Ian D, Graham D, Richard D, Kevin K

Colin N, Dave A, David H & Peter T


Please let Laurence or Kevin know if you have a problem (related to this match – not sure about other counselling available!)

Potters Tour

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We had a great week at Potters and were a bit heavy headed on this our last morning – Congratulations to Steve G, Tricia G, Barry & Teresa F who WON the whole competition – fantastic bowling! IMG_3295

Thanks to Laurence for organising the:

Table Football competition – winners Laurence  & Ann M

Kerling competition – winners Ted & Jim P

Crazy golf – Laurence (seems like a running theme here); and

Table Tennis – winner Dawn

We’ve played, we’ve chatted, we’ve danced and we’ve eaten.  Boy, oh boy, have we eaten well! We’ve also walked through the snow which magically came down yesterday morning.  All gone now though so that’s better for the journey home.

There are plenty of photos on the Cambridge Park Facebook page of the various activities.

It’ll be interesting coming back to the club and playing on a green carpet at least 3 yards shorter than those we’ve played on this week.  Hope we have good memories of how to play as we have matches on both Saturday and Sunday!

Club Competitions on Notice Board – NOW!

Frances and Bob have produced wonderful draw sheets on the large red noticeboard adjacent to hte Men’s changing room.

Please arrange the date to play within 10 days and put date on sheet.  (You don’t have to play the first round within 10 days just fix the date to play it)


If you’re not heading off on the tour to Potters w/c 27th, this is a good time to get early rounds in as there are no leagues that week.  Just a thought!

Sunday 12th November – Mixed Friendly v West Surrey BA – Home at 2.00 pm

A Lot of fun and banter was shared on Sunday afternoon.  Our Match Captain Peter T enjoyed winding the oppostion up – he could do that as he usually plays for them.  He also managed to get top rink with Laurence, Ann B & Alan B, after a slow start.

Well done to George’s team on their win too.  Dawn & Norman’s teams came second – oops!


Lovely hot meal from Kim which was very welcome on a crisp autumn evening.  Thanks to Frances on her first stint behind the bar and thanks to everyone else who helped around the club with various others tasks.

Ann B, Alan B, Laurence & Peter T

Bob, Gerry, Ray P & George

Rita, Audrey,  Corale & Norman

Ranjani, Ray V, Jim P & Dawn

Match Captain:  Peter T

Whites, club shirts.  Match fee £9.50 including Cottage Pie Meal.

Saturday 11th November – Men’s v Ladies plus RNLI Stand – Home at 2.00 pm

Jill G will took about £200 for the RNLI, yesterday and wants to thank everyone for their do bring some extra pennies to support the cause.

It was a win for the Ladies – yippee!  The afternoon was played with great banter and competitive spirit with lots of winding the opposition up.  Poor Laurence was given a hard time by Norman and Terry!

Brian N, Roy E, Bernard & Laurence lost to Dawn, Ange, Susie & Joh(a)n(nna) G

Bob, Peter, Reg & Barry beat Amanda, Ann B, Ann W, Sheila M & Amanda by 2 shots ,although Amanda’s team won more ends!

John L, Ron B, Alan B & George lost to Evelyn, Frances, Stella & Audrey

Cliff, Jack, Terry & Norman beat Joan O’N, Ann D, Joan H & Wilma

Congratulations to Ange for her first match and joining the wrong Bias Club (twice) all on the same day!

Congratulations to Ange, Susie, Peter A and Ann W for their first competitive match for the club. We hope they continue to sign up for games.


Thanks to Jack who came at the last minute in the morning.  We hope Jean, Ron C and Archie feel more like their normal selves soon.

Lovely to see Ken and Cath at tea time.

Thanks to Kim, Sam & Ellie for the lovely Roast Pork dinner – very much appreciated; and to Ann M who served behind the bar and also helped wash up.


Saturday Coaching for New Members 11th November at 10.30 am

For those new members who wish to come along and have another go at bowls and learn some skills, the coaching session will be from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm on Saturdays 11th, 18th, 25th & 2nd December.

We have three coaches attending – Ann, Sheila and Alan – plus some club members to help.

Don’t feel shy if you don’t know anyone, you will by the end of the morning and we’re really very friendly!

Laurence & Dawn