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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

Jane

(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

Monday 5th August – Good Luck to the Famous Four!

Ann Halliday, Jean Staples, Nadine Mullins and Cathy Taylor start the Fours Challenge in the National Championships at Leamington Spa today.

Their match v Cambridgeshire’s Ellen Falkner & team is at 2.00 pm.

On their way to the title in 2017, they played Ellen’s team in the semi-final, so there will definitely be a battle on their hands.

At 9.30 this morning, Tina Cooper & Kay Stockley,h aving won their first round match yesterday, take on Herefordshire in the Senior Pairs.

Good luck to all of the girls!

RIP Ken Wilson

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Ken Wilson yesterday.

Ken was a month short of his 91st birthday and had been poorly for the last couple of months and had been admitted to hospital recently.

Ken was a true gentleman, a great sportsman – cricket being one of his passions as well as bowls, a great Club Member and a fantastic carer for Kath.

Ken represented Lensbury, Cambridge Park and Middlesex in hundreds of matches over his bowling career.  He joined in the club leagues and friendlies both outdoors and indoors, was an encouraging skip for bowlers of all standards andof course a fantastic carer of Kath, who he always brought with him to the club.   A lovely couple.

Details of the funeral will be posted when known but in the meantime, our deepest sympathies go out to Kath, their children and the rest of the family at this sad time.

Congratulations Cathy Taylor – Middlesex Champion!

Congratulations to Cathy Taylor who, after a slow (0-8) start crawled back and into a 21-17 victory over Wanda from North London in the County Final.  It was an excellent match with a fine standard of bowls.

Congratulations also to our ‘old girls’ – Ange, Nadine, Jean & Ann – who won the Senior Fours, but commisserations to Cathy, Nadine, Jean & Ann who lost the final of the Fours, also to Kay and her Hurlingham Park team.

Dawn didn’t have a good game and was outbowled by Dawn R from Rosedale in the 2 Bowls Final.  Nxt year …!

All of the above (winners and runners up) will be represeenting Middlesex at the National Championships at Leamingston Spa starting in the first week of August.  We wish them a successful run.

In the MIddlesex Over 55 Paris, Audrey and Ange are still going strong and playing the quarter finals away against a pair fromBush Hill Park on Wednesday 31st July .  Good luck girls!

 

Dawn & Laurence are still going strongin t he Middlesex Mixed Pairs as are Ange & Dave Pitt.  Both are waiting to find out who their opposition is.

Middlesex Ladies Finals – Saturday 20th July at Bush Hill Park BC

At 10.00 am, our ‘old girls’ – Ange, Nadine, Jean & Ann take on Kay Stockley’s golden oldies in the Senior Fours.  The winning four only go on to play at Leamington in August.

Also at 10.00 am, Dawn plays Dawn Rooks from Rosedale in the 2 Bowls SIngles Final

At 2.00 pm, Cathy plays Wanda from North London in the CHampionship Final then straight after that (hope she gets a 10 minute break)     Cathy joins Ann, Jean & Nadine in the main Fours Competition.

 

Good luck to all the bowlers but we wish our girls a bit more luck, because we’re a tiny bit biased!

Wednesday 24th July – Ladies Top Club – Regional Semi-Finals v Baldock Town

Alas, the Ladies didn’t win their semi-final against Baldock Town, going down in all four disciplines, some of them closer than others.

Unfortunately we were without Jean and Stella and then Cathy had to work at thelast minute but it was good that we had three strong reserves in Rita, Tricia and Margaret.  Baldock Town were very strong and although we all played well, they were stronger than us on the evening.  It was a great achievement though with the first time Cambridge Park have reached that far in a National club competition for many years.

 

The team :-

Singles – Dawn

Pairs – Ann & Ange

Triples – Sarah, Margaret & Nadine

Fours – Audrey, Tricia, Corale & Rita

 

 

National & Middlesex Competition Updates

Firstly Congratulations to Cathy Taylor who had two good wins in the MIddlesex Singles quarters and semi-final putting her through to the County Final and on to represent Middlesx in Leamington in August.  It’s a great achievement

Audrey had a good run in the Middlesex Unbadged Singles but just couldn’t find the green early enough in her quarter final, leaving her too big a gap to catch up.

Ann & Cathy made it to the quarter finals of hte Middlesex Singles and Audrey & Ange made it one round further into the semi-finals but both were knocked out by Frances & partner from North Greenwich.

Ann is through to the Area Final of the National Senior Singles, playing 2017 Middlesx Finalist Elaine from Hurlingham Park.  A win would take her up to Leamington.

Laurence is through two rounds of the Middlsex Men’s Singles and is into the 5th round.  Opponent to be advised.

Norman & Laurence were pipped by 1 little shot by Robin Innes & partner in the Area Semi-Final of the Senior Men’s Pairs.  Such a shame and a repeat of the 2017 result.

Still to go, Dawn won her Middlesex Champion of Champions match v Rita from Staines and plays Marion B from Ashford next week.

Laurence & Dawn play their Middlesex Mixed Pairs v a Masionian Pair next Thursday 18th and Ange joins Dave Pitt to play Middlesex Mixed this week.

Ladies Top Club – Saturday 13th July at home v Holtwhites