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Middlesex Indoor County Badge – Laurence

Congratulations to Laurence who was awarded his Middlesex Indoor County Badge on Friday by the President, Andy Docker.  As you can see, Laurence is very happy!  (Happier than he was when he gave George H his wrong bias certificate!!)

Laurence will be sewing it on his blazer himself but we will check it’s the right way up before he goes to a match!

Sunday 17th March v BT

What a fun afternoon, although it’s a shame that only Barry, Amanda, Joan H & Victor won for us!  We were up against some strong teams with lots of banter.  Fantastic effort by Ken W, Audrey, Ray V & Sheila M who were neck and neck up to about the 18th end when BT put their foot on the accelarator!

Laurence’s lot of Pauline R, Ann & Archie were also on top and close for most of the match, but sadly our rink with Bill R, Gerry, Ranjani and Dawn were whopped!  Very consistent playing from Ranjani though.

Kim’s Cottage Pie was thoroughly enjoyed by all meat eaters and the vegetarians enjoyed their lasagne.


Betty Carter – Funeral Details

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Betty after a fall at her home.

Betty was a longstanding member of the club and could always be found with a wide and welcoming smile and sense of fun whether it be bowls, pouring tea or catering for various meetings.  She was very encouraging to new bowlers and supported the club wholeheartedly.

Her husband, Arthur a fomer President and Life Member of the Club, died last year.  Now happily reunited but we pass our deepest sympathies to the family.

Funeral  Friday 22nd March at 2.30 pm at St Peter’s Church, Petersham

The Wake will be at The Tudor Rose (just below The Petersham, on the Petersham Road) from 4.00 pm and all are welcome.

Family flowers only but donations can be made to the Sea Scouts and/or the Church and there will be collection boxes at the both the church and the Wake.  If you cannot attend either, please pass any donations to Jane Whittle who will forward them to the family.


Thursday 11th April – OUTDOOR SECTION Spring Meeting – 7.00 pm in the Clubhouse

Start polishing up those outdoor bowls (if you have a separate set) as the outdoor season is on its way.

Friday night leagues start on 10th May, with starting time of between 5.00 & 5.30 pm.  18 ends, followed by fish and chips, for those who would like to order on the night.

For everything else, come along to the Spring Meeting and find out what will be happening outdoors for the summer!

Quiz Night on Friday 22nd March – tickets £9.00 inc Fish (or chicken on veg burger) and Chips.  Quiz masters, Barry & Amanda M

Race Night on Friday 3rd May with Ploughmans possibly (food yet to be decided)

Saturday 9th March – Mixed Friendly v Richmond & Barnes

Another full sign up sheet!  Some of us are providing a rink for R&B so we can have a full game.


Brian N, Joan O’N, Sheila C & skip Laurence

Bernard C, Terry M, Dave S & skip Ken W

Frances, Sheila M, Bob & skip Ron B

Gerry, Brenda D, Amanda & skip Barry M

for R&B

Dawn, Colin, Reg & skip Gym

Reserves for both sides:  Roy E, Audrey, George and Linda M

Match Captain:  Laurence.  Whites with club shirts; match fee £9.50 inc Pork Steaks

Friday 15th March at 08.30 am – Volunteers Required!

There will be a small working party endeavouring to tidy up the outside area and around the green to save doing it at the last minute.

Anyone who can spare a hand will be very welcome.  It might be litter picking, weeding, painting or cutting the ‘wild grass’.  Those wanting to play in the 10.00 roll up indoors are welcome to join for an hour or so.  Many hands make light work!

Please let Terry M know if you can help.


Sunday 3rd March – Charity Mixed Pairs in aid of Prostate Cancer UK – What a Result!

Well, what a brilliant day from start to finish!

Dick & Di battled through 4 matches and 6 hours of play to come out tops on the green whilst Prostate Cancer UK are now £1,000 better off due to Ann M’s raffle (£500), donation of entry and green fees, sales of lunch and cakes.  A fantastic effort by all the club members who contributed and supported the event.  Thank you!

The first session matches were a bit tentative but everyone just had to worry about the bowling as Ange and Dawn had the kitchen sorted (in a fashion!) and Darren was on hand as umpire!

Everyone was keenly watch what was going on and it was mainly the girls who played as lead so had the difficult job of reading the head then trying to sign language to their partners what was wanted of them!


There were some tight matches but alas, we didn’t get the 1-shot each tie-break but it was close with games going to the final bowl on the final end of some rounds.

Thanks to Ange who did a terrific job cooking hte lunches and Ann B, Frances and Dawn for baking and for the numerous helpers who dished up, cleaned up and washed up.  It was a real club effort.

Thanks to all the volunteers on the bar – mainly Laurence and Ann M and a huge thanks to Ann M for her fantastic efforts on selling so many raffle tickets.  Audrey won the first prize hamper and donated to Crosslight at St Stephens Church around the corner, who give people assistance where needed.

Good to see so many new club shirts on parade too!





Sunday 24th February – Mixed Friendly v Hampton

Well done to the CP team who drew 2-2 in rinks but won by several shots over Hampton.  As anticipated, the local rivalry was encouraged by friendly banter and whoops of delight across the green at the three wrong biases!

This is now going to be a repeat fixture for future indoor seasons.

Joan H, Sheila M, George & skip Laurence

Sarah H, Brenda, Ange & skip Dawn

Audrey, Ranjani, Ann D & skip Archie

Ray V, Frances, Bob & skip Ken

Captain:  Laurence