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

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

Home:

Roger O, Dick S, George & skip Norman

Dave S, Barry F, Kevin K & skip Gym

Reserve:  Roy E

Away:

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.

Home:

Di, Audrey, Ann D & skip Sheila C

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

Reserve:  Evelyn

Away:

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

Saturday 5th October – Mixed Friendly v Iver Heath

What a fun afternoon from start to finish!

It was lovely to welcome Maldolm Davis and  his Iver Heath team to the club. Our new members Teresa & Barry were familiar with some of the opposition faces as they had bowled outdoor against them.  John Geeves was skip against Laurence.  During the match, they received the news that they were in the Over 60s Middlesex Liberty team v Warwick on 22nd October – well done!

Cambridge Park made a sprint start but couldn’t keep the pace up once Iver Heath had got used to the pace indoors.  It was 2-2 in rinks and the overall score was just as close!  Well done to Top Rink Norman, Terry/Bernard(half game each), Audrey and Roy nipping Jean, Ange, Gerry & Sarah to that prize.

Amanda & Barry did an absolutely brilliant job producing the post match meal.  Many thanks to them andtheir  helpers who set up, washed up, cleaned up.  Thanks also to Ann who kept us gonig from behind the bar and to Gerry for running the raffle.

The afternoon was so good that Malcom asked if Iver Heath could return for another indoor fixture this season and an outdoor fixture next summer.  Definitely!

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 12th October – Yetton Trophy v Camberley – 4 Ladies’ rinks, 2 Home, 2 Away at 10.00 am

 

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.

 

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.