Competition Deadline This Thursday!

Message from Peter C. There is a lack of club competition entries. So get on down and put your forms in by this Thursday 23rd May. Peter needs 8 entries to run a comp. At the moment he has just over 9 people who’ve submitted forms. It’s not enough! Club comps are fun, especially the …

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Sunday 19th May – Busy Bowls Day

In the Morning, starting at 10:00, it’s the National Tony Allcock Over 60s Mixed Double Rink v Bishop Duppas with! Peter J, Karen, Jean & Norman and Laurence, Jacqui, Dawn & Steve G with Shaf, Alasdair and Ange as reserves who, themselves, will be dashing off to Ashford to play in the RBL v Ashford …

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R&B League Matches at the Weekend

Thanks to all those who signed up for the matches.  Whites with club/white shirts both days. Teams are as follows Saturday – Away v Mid Surrey – 2:30 pm start.  Tea and biscuits after. Laurence, Ray, Scott & Norman Tricia, Karen, Gym & Dawn Ange, Paul A, Jacqui & Steve G Captain of the Day;  …

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Good, GOOD, GREAT NEWS!

The green will be open for play from 2:00 pm on Friday. Isn’t that the best thing you’ve heard in the last 3 weeks?! The Friday Night Leagues won’t be starting this week but hopefully next week. Please sign up on the notice board and Steve B will be delighted to welcome you! Happy Outdoor …

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Friday Evening Leagues

Steve B was very disappointed to wake up yesterday morning, one week before the Friday Night Leagues were due to start, only to find some more wet stuff was dropping from the sky.  “Oh no!”, he exclaimed.  And he wasn’t the only one who said words to that effect yesterday! So, with the green not …

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Saturday 4th May is Green Opening Day!

The sun wasn’t out this morning but evidence of yesterday’s working party is very visible encouraging some sunny, warmer days! The green is ok on the surface but a little tender deeper down so it needs another week to firm up. Informal roll up on Saturday 4th starting at 2:30. All welcome. Dress code casual.

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Great Job!

Around 22 members came along yesterday morning to prepare the green surrounds on what turned out to be a dry morning. Brilliant! Andy managed to paint most of the car park lines and will finish off this morning. Karen and Brian Cr were therefore very busy in the kitchen making bacon rolls for everyone and …

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Friday – Car Park Line Painting

A message from Andy H who will be line painting the car park tomorrow. He’ll be starting around 08:00-08:30 on against the indoor green and working backwards. Early arrivals can park in the back bays and later ones please take your instructions from Andy. You may need to move your car further forward during the …

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Friday 26th April – Working Party

From 10:00 tomorrow, there will be a working party to clear the ditches and surrounds to get the green one step nearer for opening which should be soon but is dependent on the greenkeepers. So, bring gloves, wear something comfortable and enjoy a bacon roll and a drink in return for your hard work! Many …

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Membership News

Membership News courtesy of Sarah H … Thank you to all the members who have returned their membership renewal forms. This has been really helpful in sorting out the share register. For combined, social and outdoor only members, if you have not already returned your form please do so by Friday 26th April to allow …

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Outdoor Matches and Competitions

Mid-April and the outdoor season approaches rapidly. Just wish the weather would realise this and send out some sun and warmth and give up raining! We have matches and competitions coming up. Club comps need to be entered – see club noticeboard. County comps. The draws are now online on the Middlesex website and handbooks, …

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Two Silvers and a Gold!

Well done to Peter J, Kevin, Steve G & Peter T who were up against an on-fire Four from Bound Green skipped by Nick E, who must be one of the top draw bowlers in the county.  You can be holding 4 shots and somehow he manages to slide a bowl in without wicking!  The …

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Sunday Morning Winners

Two good matches with the Ladies Pairs going to the final end with Ann H & Tina trailing by 3 going into 18th end and superb bowling by Tina displacing Tricia’s shot bowl gave Ann & Tina a match holding position with 5!  Teresa geared herself up and her first bowl missed the jack but …

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Saturday Afternoon Winners

Well done to Scott – our youngest member – who won the Men’s Challenge Cup this afternoon. It was Scott’s first singles competition win. Runner up was Jonathan H, well known at his outdoor club Teddington in the summer months. Meanwhile on Rink 4 Dave P and Mike C in their second final of the …

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Saturday Morning Winners

Well done to Dave R who had a cracking game with Mike C with Mike creeping back to 19-20 and holding match when Dave played the only 2 forehands of his morning to get shot with the final bowl! Exciting for all of the spectators of which there were over 30! In the Men’s Open …

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Nationals Update

Great news that Dave P & Eldred won their match yesterday and play in the quarterfinals this morning v Norfolk in Ivet 60’s Pairs. Alas both of the Egham Fours were beaten yesterday – the ladies in the quarters and the men in the semi. Sadly Andy, Will & Ian lost their Middlesex Triples semifinal …

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Shareholder News!

From the Board via Peter J:- As outlined in the Spring Newsletter, we are resolving the shareholder situation by requesting that all members pay for their single share. The purpose of this exercise is to make sure that the shareholder information legally required for Companies House is correct and to ensure that all members are …

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Match Report from Kevin K

Our Friendly match v West Ealing resulted in a good win for Cambridge Park. All 4 rinks won with top rink being Tricia , Frances D, Bob D and Steve G who won 33 – 15 (congratulations!) against a four from West Ealing who brought Dave Pitt in as sub after 8 ends and included …

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Well Done to Our Men’s Fours!

Congratulations to Peter J, Kevin K, Andy H & Peter T who showed a great variety of shots and skill and teamwork when they faced a Herga Four in the Middlesex competition.  They dominated from the start and, as hard as the Herga chaps tried, they just didn’t get the rub of the green.  It’s …

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Ruils – Three Peaks Challenge

  We are delighted to have been working with RUILS over the last two years in our desire to become more inclusive in terms of membership diversity.  Cambridge Park Bowling and Sports Club have been providing a regular playing slot (with coaching) for RUILS members. This exciting venture has been of benefit to both groups …

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Roll Up, Roll Up for Friday Night Leagues!

Steve Barry flung the curtains wide this morning, saw the blue skies and opened the window to breathe in the spring air.  Seeing his garden lawn green and the blossom adorning the trees, it brought thoughts of longer daylight hours and, just as important, outdoor bowls.    Hooray! Steve is running the Friday Night Club …

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Middlesex Wins

On Monday, the Middlesex Men’s Triples got underway on Rink 1.  Kevin K, Alasdair & Shaf faced Ian D, Will & Andy H.  CP were guaranteed a winner in the next round but it’s tough when you’re playing your team mates.  It was a tight game all the way through with all six players putting …

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Club Triples This Weekend

A note from Stella:- Puts your whites away, it’ll be ‘greys’ this weekend. Play starts at 09:30 on both days. Sandwich lunch is available at £5 per person and there is a sign up sheet on the Competitions Noticeboard. There are a few tweaks to players within the teams, but the draw is as follows:-

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Middlesex Men’s Fours Win

Making up for the loss of the Middlesex Men’s Triples on Saturday v Century, Peter J, Peter T, this time with Kevin K & Steve G in the Fours had a cracking win yesterday morning v Century opponents who conceded after 14 ends as they were 3-26 down. Wow. Well done our chaps!  Good luck …

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World Book Day

OK, so I’m a day late but books are ok for any day of the week. Anyone read any books that they can recommend to those that read these posts? I’ve got Tim Spector’s Food for Life on the go as well as one of Richard Cole’s novels about putting a toilet in a church. …

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We Had a Win!

From David Hale: The match between Cambridge Park and Ember made for a very pleasant afternoon of bowls for both sides. Ember is an outdoor club with many of its members only playing outdoors, so the scoreline reflected that. It was a 101 – 41 win for Cambridge Park with three rinks out of four …

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Admission of Bowls Crime

Norman kindly pointed out that neither Teresa nor Dawn’s wrong biases on Monday night had appeared on the blog. So I’m just putting that right! The previous more common offenders of Norman,  Brian N and Laurence kept their games wrong-bias free last night. Hooray! Anybody else like to hold their hand up and join the …

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A Drawing Lesson

My lucky shirt is being consigned to the bottom of the wardrobe!  It had worked awfully well in the previous round so that was disappointing My opponent from Sutton allowed me 2nd bowl on the first end before drawing line and length in a neat cluster around the jack on subsequent ends and I was …

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Peter J gets the Silver

Thanks for your messages of support. Unfortunately I lost 16-21. It was a very tight game until the last 4 ends, when I went from 15-all to 16-21, despite saving a match lie on the penultimate end. Credit to Ian, he just drew better than me over the last few ends – I think that …

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Updated Club Competition Draws

These are on the competition page.  There may be a couple of results missing from games in the last few days. Well played everyone.  There have been some excellent wins. Club Triples Weekend – see notice on the board re food for each day. Thanks to Stella and Dave R for their background competition work!

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GDPR Policy

For those of you who have collected your envelope with details of subs etc, it refers to our GDPR policy.  This has now been uploaded to the Updated Policies tab on the website.  You need to have read this to be able to tick the box on the Membership Form. Other policies will go up …

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Wet, Wet, Wet!

Unless it eases off by the time you leave your house, be prepared. It is very wet indeed and the gutter puddles are huge which makes pedestrians vulnerable for getting soaked as cars go past! Still, if you’re waterproofed up, walking in the rain is very refreshing and energising so enjoy it if you can. …

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A Friendly Win for CP

Lovely to see our friends from Ladygate yesterday, most of whom we see on the outdoor greens during the summer. We all got off to a good start then the opposition got into the swing. Before the game started no one thought to mention that Ladygate have two Short Mat Bowls rinks that come into …

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Cambridge Park 1 : Egham 1

Not a football result but the outcome of two National comps last night. Teresa, Tina & Jacqui got off to a good start v Pauline, Yaz & Norma with a 2-0 lead. Egham drew level then crept ahead to secure a good lead before our girls picked up a 4 and another single putting them …

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Good Luck to Dave P & the CP Team

Good luck yo Dave P who won all his rounds in the Open Singles Circuit at Desborough yesterday and has reached the quarter-finals. His opponent won’t be known until later as the other half of the draw play all their matches this morning. Good luck to the CP team who are playing away to Camberley …

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World Bowls Championships

A text from a non-roving reporter (i.e. someone who doesn’t got to work during the daytime!) said “The standard in this afternoon’s bowls is exceptional!” So headed off to the BBC iPlayer once dinner was cooked.  Well he was right.  That was an amazing match between Jamie Walker & Jason Banks, the 2023 finalists.  Wow, …

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National Comps with CP Players

It could almost have been sweet revenge when Di, Dawn & Ann H secured their victory over Tina, Jacqui & Teresa in the Over 50’s Triples on Sunday morning having lost to them in the all-age National Triples a few weeks.  Revenge is really too strong a word though as we all play together as …

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World Bowls Championship

Well, having spoken to a few of you, it sounds like the Men’s Pairs Final was a bit disappointing being very one-sided.  On any other day, maybe the tables would have turned.  How often have you heard “Bowls – It’s all on the day”?!! Paul Foster’s singles match before the pairs, I gather, was a …

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A Mixed Friendly Win!

Well done to the CP team who won on 3 of the 4 rinks v Bishop Duppas this afternoon. The final score was 85-52 with Tina, Bernard W, Mike & Dawn taking top rink, although it was a close run v Laurence, Frances, Bob & Gym until Dawn’s team secured a 6 around the 18th …

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World Championships

There were some tough draws in the Mixed Pairs yesterday.  Anyone of those combinations could have got through and all the matches are worth a watch on the YouTube catch up!  The semi-finals are on later today after the lone singles match. Sat 13th Jan 2024 Morning ROUND 1 (32) S2 – SINGLES Jason Banks …

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Ray Purdey’s Funeral Details

On Wednesday 7th February, it will be our chance to say a final goodbye to Ray Purdey who passed away at the end of December. Funeral Service Wednesday 7th February 2024 11am South West Middlesex Crematorium Hounslow Rd, Feltham TW13 5JH, UK Funeral Reception Wednesday 7th February 2024 After the service Royal British Legion 22 …

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World Bowls – Friday 12th January

It’s the chance of the Mixed Pairs to take centre stage today. Fri 12th Jan 2024 Morning QUARTER-FINAL (MPQF2) – MIXED PAIRS Lauren Gowen & Paul Foster MBE vs Giulia Gallo & Mark Dawes Fri 12th Jan 2024 Afternoon QUARTER-FINAL (MPQF1) – MIXED PAIRS Ceri Ann Glen & Stewart Anderson vs Annalisa Dunham & David Gourlay MBE Fri 12th Jan 2024 …

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World Bowls Championship – Singles Day

Some good matches yesterday and a few surprises.  Former champion Darren Burnett went out to newcomer Darren Weir and well done to Egham’s Jon Wilson for securing a 2-0 tiebreak win v Jamie Chestney.  Personally, I thought the FB report was rather unkind when it stated JC “became an unwanted statistic”.  Hmm. Four seeds have …

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World Bowls

A couple of days later than I’d intended – apologies. For those of you who are on Facebook there is live streaming for every match through the World Indoor Bowls Championship 2024 page. If you’re not on Facebook, then you can watch the matches on YouTube – search for World Indoor Bowls 2024.  The matches …

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A Loss, A Win, A Loss!

Our boys did really well yesterday but went down 64-80 to Sutton in the Denny Plate Regional Final. Great effort chaps. That’s the best we’ve done for many years. Then  mixed fortunes this morning as we won (we – as in Tina & Dawn) but we also lost ( the latter we being Jacqui & …

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Nationals Update

Just a quick update on National comps On Wednesday Dawn lost her Two-Bowl Singles to Yaz from Egham – a pretty convincing win for Yaz. Dawn would have done a bit better if her bowls had decided to hit something instead of finding gaps! On Thursday, Tina & Dawn took on Kylie & Doreen from …

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New Year’s Eve Traditions

Sparked by a radio listener emailing the radio teatime show, this gave me the idea of looking at New Year’s Eve traditions. The majority of us will be familiar with ‘First footing’ in Scotland – arriving at the hosts’s house with a lump of coal and a bottle of whisky, maybe also a coin and …

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RIP Ray Purdey

Quite a few of us met up with Ray Purdey and Pat at Potters at the end of November. Sadly, his cancer brought his earthly life to a close last night, 2 days short of his 84th birthday. Ray had been Indoor Fixture Secretary for many years, had been on the Board at Cambridge Park …

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Boxing Day

I hope you had a good Christmas. For some of our members, it was the first Christmas without a family member or close friend.  I hope you still enjoyed the day and shared happy memories of Christmases past. Boxing Day as a child was a mixture of Painting-by-Numbers, a jigsaw, thank you letters and cold …

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Club Competitions

A reminder from Stella for you to check the club competition draws as they are deadlines approaching for the first few rounds which need to be completed. The draws are on the Indoor Club Competitions page of this site as well as the on the noticeboard say the club. The Club is open today, shut …

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Is it a Quiet Week?

Seems pretty quiet on the bowls front apart from leagues and roll ups. Maybe everything is focussed on the Big Ho Ho Ho Monday? You’ll be pleased to know that today is the shortest day in relation to daylight hours and from tomorrow we shall getting more light. Oh, hooray!  Dark days can be very …

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Christmas Dinner – A Success!

Almost 60 people sat down to Christmas Dinner on Saturday prepared in the main by Karen who has several elves helping her out from table decorating to potato mashing and clearing up and washing up. Special thanks to Marie from Karen for turning her hand to anything that was needed. Thanks to Julian for master-brewer …

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Post Potters

Well after a flurry of posts and successes from Potters, we’ve come down with a bang this week! Duncan & Dawn were pulverised by Dave P & John D in the National Open Pairs.  It was like playing against a double machine playing at 98%.  We barely got a look in edgeways and on the …

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Bye-de-Bye

After another cracking week here at Potters, the tourists are heading home this morning. We managed to get two teams – Dave P, Ann H, Gary & Terry P as well as Tina, Mike, Laurence & Dawn through to the last 16. Dawn’s team were drawn against an interesting very chatty team in the Bowlers …

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News from Jane

Very sadly Jane’s Dad passed away peacefully yesterday morning at home with Jane and her Mum by his side. Jane said the texts of support she has received from so many members since she has been up with her parents has been very gratefully appreciated and helping her to cope. It’s very difficult with world …

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Hi-De-Hi!

Morning Campers .. and our other bowlers! A grey and mizzy day in Norfolk yesterday but it was very cheery indoors with Christmas trees suspended from the ceiling and festive music in the background. The mulled wine and pies on arrival went down a treat. Several of us took to the green after arrival to …

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The Tourists are Off

We have quite a few driving today. Safe journey. Jacqui L is going in the train – it’s a good and relatively quick journey. The rest of us set off from Cambridge Park. Wry promptly at 09:31. One of our merry band on the coach is Ann Macey, celebrating her birthday today and Brian Noel …

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Mixed Pairs Win!

Congratulations to Mike & Tina who won their National Mixed Pairs yesterday v Dave B & Kathleen from Century. They now face Dave P & Joyce, who put out firstly Peter T & Dawn then Barry & Teresa in the earlier rounds. Both of us only lost by 3 points so we are hoping that …

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Over 60’s Week?

The Men’s Over 60’s Double Rink was played yesterday but unfortunately went out to Hounslow. Hounslow seem to be our bete noir this season, but we have been playing them for years and like them really! Still, we have chance to re-dress it this Friday, when our Ladies Over 60’s Double Rink take Hounslow on …

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Your Club Needs YOU!

We need to form the Outdoor Committee, and volunteers are still  required to fill the following roles:     Club Captain     Ladies vice-captain     Men’s vice-captain     League Secretary for the Friday League (David Hale will run the Monday NPL League)     Ladies National Secretary (may be combined with any of the other roles)     Men’s …

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What a Great Win for our Chaps!

Well done to the lads who beat Herga in the Denny Plate yesterday morning. Absolutely brilliant! They play Ilford or Glebelands in the next round- result isn’t up yet- on 9th December. As a result the L&SC Challenge Shield originally scheduled for Saturday 9th v Desborough has been given an extension to Saturday 16th December.  …

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Advent is Nearly Upon Us

With Christmas trees and decorations and muzak in the shops and on the radio, it’s a sign that Christmas is nigh upon us! Thinking of buying an advent calendar?  How about purchasing one from our good friends at Ruils?  Behind each door is not a chocolate but an act of kindness to do every day. …

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Lest We Forget

No official bowls today, so a chance to reflect on times past and what our family generation’s went through so that we are here today. For some countries the horror and trauma of war continues today. How frightening to be caught up in it because of time and place. The Festival of Remembrance is televised …

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Cambridge Park Enjoys a Win!

Yesterday morning, Steve G, Ian D, Graham D & Dave P went down to the Egham Four – Mark, Luke, Joe & Matt – in the London & Southern Counties Single Rink  Competition. However, in the afternoon, the CP team led by Match Captain David Hale scored a 115-36 win over Bishop Duppas with a …

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Foul Weather even for Fowl!

Take care when you go out. Many gutters are full and anyone walking or cycling by are quite likely to get soaked! Sou’westers, thigh-high wellingtons, windscreen wipers on your spectacles are the orders for the day or, alternatively, shorts and t-shirt … as your skin will dry quicker than clothes! Tea/coffee/soup/Christmas adverts which have just …

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Updated Fixture List

The fixture list is now up on the calendar page. There will be tweaks as the weeks go along depending on National competition results Thanks to Bob D for taking on the role. —-   Belated happy birthday to Ranjani V & Richard D for yesterday. We hope you both enjoyed cake and maybe bowls!

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EGM TONIGHT at 7:00 pm!

Don’t forget the EGM tonight. This is a chance to review the updated Constitution for the Club, discuss and approve ; vote in your new indoor and outdoor committee members as well as finding out how the Club is progressing with the new Board taking the helm. See lots of you later!

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Happy 90th to Tony O!

A little bird got out the calculator and let us know Tony Oakes has a big birthday today! WOW That IS a big birthday and it’s hard to understand how he’s reached ‘four score years and ten’. Congratulations from everyone here! We hope you have some great celebrations and look forward to seeing at the …

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Saturday 21st October at 10:00

Good luck to our chaps playing Hounslow in the first round of the National Denny Cup starting at 10:00 this morning. Two rinks play at home and two at Hounslow. The ladies equivalent – the Yetton Trophy – was cancelled as, unfortunately, our opponents couldn’t field a team. The Men would love your support either …

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Diary Dates et al

Friday 20th October – Last date for entering Middlesex Outdoor Competitions 2024. Entry forms and envelopes for fees at the club. Norman is in charge. Tuesday 24th October – deadline for putting your order in to Jacquie Elkin for Middlesex Lunch on Sunday 5th November Thursday 26th October – EGM at 7:00 pm – to …

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Middlesex Presentation Luncheon

Sadly our Top Club team didn’t make it past the finish line before Hounslow yesterday. Well done to Tina for her win and well tried everyone else. I gather it was down to just a few shots. Moving forward, the County Presentation Lunch has a new venue for this year. We’re all heading off to …

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Roll Ups w/c 2nd October

This week we have the usual Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 10:00-12:00. For those new to indoors, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays the bowlers play right through and most stay for a drink afterwards. On Tuesdays & Thursdays, there’s a mid-session coffee break. Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 5th – evening roll ups starting around …

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AGM Presentation

The notes from the AGM Presentation on Thursday night are available to view on the Members’ page.  Click on the link to download. Thanks to Ange, Norman, Gordan, Jane and Wendy for all their hard work over the last few years.  We wish the new Board members including Tony O’B, Sarah H, Alasdair McW, Karen …

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Corale – Bon Voyage!

At the end of all the proceedings on Saturday afternoon, it was sad to have to wave goodbye to Corale as she takes flight on Tuesday to start a new chapter of her life in Melbourne, Australia, returning to where most of her family are based. It’s a huge move. On the plus side, there …

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It was a Grand Afternoon!

The weather stayed dry and mainly sunny and everyone was in good spirits before, during and after the game. Phew! Great to have all 6 rinks full of bowlers enjoying the fun and trying their hardest to beat the opposition. It was 3-3 rink draw – don’t listen to Norman! The ladies had to borrow …

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Two Missed Events Yesterday

Belated happy birthday to Terry Macey. We hope you had a good day. Unfortunately Sarah & Karen’s Aussie Pairs final was rained off so they are playing at Fordbridge Park tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00 pm Kevin managed to not only squeeze his 75 shots in but also squeezed a 76-74 victory over Martin Payne who …

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Well done to Kevin K & Chris!

Our Indoor Captina, Kevin Keown & his partner CHris Pusey made it through to the Middlesex Mixed Pairs semi-final at the weekend. They beat the Franklands from North London/Bounds Green and, despite a great comeback, lost by just a few shots to Glen & Sue Adams from Paddington.  The Final is on 23rd September when …

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Finals Day Today – Saturday

Get the suncream, hats and water bottles out. It going to be very hot out there today, with a slight risk of thunderstorms. What do you expect? It is England after all! There were fewer competitions this year. Perhaps everyone was just too busy to enter?  Certainly quite a few have booked their holiday for …

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Late Summer Evening Bowling

I would call September late summer. And last night, the Tuesday evening roll up was in full swing. By 8:30 pm, they should have been wearing miners’ helmets. The ones at the far end of the green were moving shadows! It was also a good evening for sitting out with a drink because it was …

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A Good Run!

On yet another glorious September day, the non-Leamington Middlesex Semi-Finals and Finals took place at Bush Hill Park BC. Karen started well winning her Over 55 Singles semi v Joyce from Hayes but had to wait until the end of the day to play the final v Tonia from Brentham. In her second match with …

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Dennis Burtenshaw. R.I.P.

Very sad news received today that Dennis  Burtenshaw passed away at the weekend. A stroke prevented him bowling for the last few years but for many years before that, he was a dedicated member of Cambridge Park playing in roll ups, friendlies, TV/R&B leagues, tours, social events etc. Not only that, but behind the scenes, …

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Quiet Week?

After the buzz from Monday’s Crown Green day with San Francisco and alas Vegas taking the prizes, it seems a bit quiet although the roll ups and last few club competition matches are getting played. Jacqui & Karen are working up to their Two Bowl Pairs Semi-Final on Sunday (and hopefully final after). Both girls …

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Quiet Bank Holiday Saturday

There are just two disciplines left at Leamington for Middlesex. The Senior Singles. Attilio from Uxbridge plays this morning and Hannah ( who put out Tina) plays this afternoon. The Men’s and Ladies Top Club finals are today. Egham ladies are through. Most of the team are familiar to us from indoor comps and county …

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Tuesday at the Nationals

Alas, Cathy’s singles’ run came to an end yesterday morning in the quarter-finals 17-21 to youngster Rebecca Morley, who then went out in the semi-final. However, Cathy, along with Tina, Ange & Ann have another chance as they won their Senior Fours match yesterday afternoon. They play Wiltshire this morning in the last 16. Good …

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Cathy Through to National Quarter-Finals!

Congratulations to Cathy who had two good wins including a 21-13 victory over the current National Champion of Champions 2023 winner! This puts her into this morning’s quarterfinal v Rebecca Morley from Huntingdonshire. it means our Senior Fours have managed to be given a delayed start to 1:30 pm. However, if Cathy continues her winning …

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Sunday at the Nationals

This morning, Mark, Luke, Joe & Matt from Ashford take to the green at 10:00 for the second round of the Men’s Fours against team from Chatham, Kent. They had a good win yesterday and hope to repeat that today. Also at 10:00, Tonia from Brentham starts her Singles challenge against an opponent from Crediton, …

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Monday 14th August

A date to remember in our family as it would have been Mum & Dad’s 75th wedding anniversary! They wouldn’t have liked bowling in the rain. According to the Met Office, this current grey miserable downpour should be over mid morning and the Monday afternoon league should be dry and sunny. Hope so! Up in …

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A Triples’ Win

Steve G, Tricia & Dawn found themselves on top form yesterday evening and had a comfortable win in the South Middlesex Triples at Fordbridge Park. A real team effort. Our opposition didn’t play badly either! if only we could play like that all (or nearly all) the time!

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Congratulations to the Club Team Today!

Well done to Jacqui, Karen, Steve, Tina, Mike, Roy, Shaf, Scott, Tony, Andy, Lucy and Dawn who turned up for R&B League match at Ashford when Storm Anthony was having a good go at annoying outdoor bowlers across the country!   Thunder and lightning with heavy showers at 2:00 pm and the Ashford green appeared …

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News from Companies House

Following on from the work done by Jane and the previous Board, we have now heard back from them. So that’s good!  Well done to Jane and the others for relentlessly pursuing this and getting a resolution   There will be an AGM and a sheet with nominations for Board positions will go up as …

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Sunday 30th July

Firstly good luck to Tina & Cathy and Karen & Jacqui who are currently (at 09:20) limbering up their limbs, polishing their bowls and focussing their minds on the tasks ahead. Both Karen & Jacqui are in the quarter-finals of the Over 55 Singles followed by the quarter-finals of the Over 55 Pairs playing together. …

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Saturday 29th July

Another week flies by!   Good luck to Sarah playing the Regional Final of the National Champion of Champions this morning. Good luck to Karen & Jacqui, Marie & still not sure, and Lucy & Dawn in the Middlesex Two Bowl Pairs at Bishop Duppas. Alas, Springfield couldn’t get a team out today so the …

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Congratulations Jacqui & Karen!

Well done to both Jacqui and Karen who won their respective Middlesex Over 55 Singles last night against two experienced opponents from Ashford. This puts them both into the quarter-finals on Sunday at Ashford. Good luck! It does mean we’re another two players short for Sunday’s friendly if anyone out there is available to play, …

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Quiet Weekend but More Action This Week

Saturday’s weather was disappointing to say the least and I think only a couple of club games needed to be re-arranged. There were a few cars at the club yesterday morning, so perhaps those games were being played just a day later. With Club competition deadlines approaching at the end of the week, there should …

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Club Ladies Championship Play-by Dates

Message from Peter C and Stella S .. The Ladies Championship Quarter-finals : play by 5th August. Semi-finals : play by 26th August Final sometime on weekend of 8th & 9th September All entrants please check your opponents and when you need to play. Thanks! There’s a deadline for each round of each competition so …

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What a Weekend!

A 2-1 rink win in the R&B match v Mid Surrey on Saturday . Steve G, Karen, John & Lucy took top rink pipping Dawn, Tricia, Jacqui & Mike by 1! Ann, Cathy & Nadine made to the semi-finals of the Triples on Saturday but went down heavily to West Ealing in the semi. In …

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Congratulations to Cathy!

Cathy won the quarterfinals and her semi final of the Middlesex Singles. Regardless of whether she wins the final or not – next Sunday at Cambridge Park – she will represent Middlesex at the National Championships in Leamington in August. Middlesex Ladies Finals are all day on Sunday 16th July at Cambridge Park. Come along …

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Winning Wednesday

Congratulations to Peter J who secured a win v Stuart McC from Ashford in the R&B Singles. Peter stormed away to a 14-3 lead before Stuart scrambled back up to 11-14. Missed the next few ends as I was concentrating on my own game , but it was a win to Peter. On the adjacent …

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Good News and Not So Good News

First, the not so good news…. The girls made their way over to North London BC (again) on Friday night for the Middlesex Area Final of the National Top Club. Dawn lost the singles by 10 Tina & Ann won the Pairs by 10 Karen, Marie, Nadine & Cathy won the Fours by 7 Sarah, …

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More Congratulations!

Brian C and Anthony and another reached the Club 75 shot competition. A triple match! Well done to Sarah for reaching the Area Final of the National Champion of Champions. Next match is away v Sue A from Bush Hill Park Tina & Dawn won their respective National Senior Singles and now face each other …

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Saturday – Club 75 Shot Competition

Weather looks set fair for Saturday for the 75 shot competition and boiling hot. This is a really good fun event and now that Brian C has adapted some scoreboards, it means that everyone can see what’s happening.  For many years it was only the match marker who knew the score! Contact Peter Chapman for …

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Sadly a Loss Last Night

It was another 1 shot defeat last night in the Tony Alcock Over 60’s Mixed Double Fours to North London. We all tried very hard but it wasn’t to be. It was the second 1 shot defeat against North London in a week. We need to break the habit!! We play them again next Friday …

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Next Challenge …

The Tony Alcock Over 60s Mixed Double Rink competition continues tonight away at North London Bowls Club. Good luck to those playing.  North London are providing strong competition for Cambridge Park in the later stages of various National and County competitions.

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Club Competition Draws up at the Club

Well done to Peter Chapman.  The club competition draws are now up at the club on the noticeboard backing onto the kitchen wall.  Check out partners and playby dates.   Wins for Peter J in the Richmond & Barnes Singles this week, along with both our Ladies Senior Fours – let’s hope they don’t have …

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Successes and Losses

A mixed bag of a week. Wins for Peter J in the Champion of Champions v Pat McC from Ashford. Peter battles from 11-19 down to win 21-20. Never give up is the motto of the day! Wins for Jean & Ange v Tricia & Dawn and Sarah & Lucy v Tina & Cathy in …

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Congratulations Are In Order – Walker Cup

The news is now officially out! The Middlesex Ladies Walker Cup team sees ‘old hands’ Ann H & Cathy in the team and a debut selection for Tina Cooper!  Congratulations!! The other team members are Tonia (Brentham); Hannah (Bush Hill Park); Sandra (Grovelands); Sue & Megan (West Ealing). Travelling reserves for the match v Hampshire …

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Well done to Middlesex Ladies!

It was another win by 5-1 rinks in the Johns Trophy yesterday. Terrific result. Well done to all the players and the encouragement from the Middlesex President, Dee, and County Administrator Jacquie E. Great to see Jo, Liz, Tony, Mike, Stan, Tommy and Kevin from Middlesex as well as George, Brian, Corale, Nigel, Gym and …

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Another Busy Weekend

This evening you should be basking in warm sunshine for the Friday Night Leagues as last week’s northerly wind seems to have gone its holidays. Tonight Norman & co play their Middlesex Men’s Triples.  The match will be well underway by now so we hope they are doing well. Tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 10th), the Club …

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It was a Triple Win Last Night!

Congratulations to both the Tony Allcock Over 60’s Mixed Double rinks who beat Ashford by just 2 shots. Brilliant! And second congratulations to the Ladies Top Club team who took on Brentham. It was 2-2 in rinks but the Pairs and Fours had very convincing wins in their rinks to give us the win! For …

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Tony Allcock AND Ladies Top Club Tonight!

We are out in force tonight with 10 ladies playing in the National Top Club v Brentham alongside out National Over 60’s Mixed double rinks in the Tony Allcock Trophy v Ashford (We’ve played them before!!) Tony Allcock Teams: Tricia, Jacqui, Norman & Steve Janice. Corale, Peter J & Dave P Ladies Top Club: Singles …

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Wins All Round!

Well done to the. Luv team who had a 2-1 rink win v Chertsey on Sunday afternoon. As well as winning, a lot of fun was had too! —- With both Cambridge Park teams playing each other in the Middlesex Ladies Fours quarter-final yesterday morning, it was inevitable that one of them wouldn’t make the …

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The Raffle for Park Lane Stables RDA

Ann Macey wants to thank everyone who bought tickets for the raffle that was drawn on Monday in aid of the Riding for the Disabled Park Lane Stables. A magnificent £536.00 was raised and all the prizes were claimed on Monday at the Open Afternoon. Top prize winners: 1st  Lawn Mower – drawn by Ann …

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It Was Bowls and it was Big!

Well done to Sarah for masterminding the Cambridge Park Open Afternoon in conjunction with the Bowls England Big Bowls Weekend imitative. However it wouldn’t have worked so well or been such fun without all of the members who came along to help meet and greet, share some skills on the indoor and outdoor green, chat …

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Ashford BC – Our New Besties??

Big weekend starting tonight when our men play Ashford in the National Top Club at 6:00. (No Friday Night Leagues tonight) Tomorrow morning, the Ladies play Ashford in the second round of the Middlesex Double Rink competition starting at 10:00. One rink home, one away. On Sunday, the ladies play… yes, you’ve guessed it, Ashford …

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Busy Weekend!

Good luck to the Ladies playing Grovelands in the Middlesex Double Rink competition on Saturday morning at 10:30. One rink home, one away. Good luck to the club team playing Mid Surrey in the afternoon in the R&B League. On Sunday, the men are playing their first National Two Fours at Ashford. Good luck to …

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Big Bowls Open Day – Monday 29th May

Sarah has been beavering away in joining Cambridge Park in with Bowls England Big Bowls Weekend with our own event on Monday 29th May. Flyers as shown below are available at the Club. Please distribute to all your various contacts – family, Friends, other sports or creative groups, neighbours and the like. It’ll be a …

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Bank Holiday Monday

Hope you’ve all enjoyed the Coronation, Street Parties etc. Yesterday had the best weather for the weekend, for sure. Personally, I enjoyed the Westminster Abbey Service music to the concert last night, although Katy Perry was excellent. Today, it’s our chance to play, eat and get to know each other. If the weather does as …

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Calendar Update Again – 1st May!

I’ve added the two Men’s competitions for which we now have dates.  _Tuesday 23rd for Middlesex Double Rink and Friday 26th for National Top RInk. Brian N is kindly re-arranging the Friday Night Leagues for that date. Both matches are 5:30 for 6:00 pm start. Steve G is still awaiting a date for the National …

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Outdoor Fixtures

Sign up sheets for Mixed Drive on Saturday 29th April at 2:30 pm and May outdoor fixtures will be up at the Club tonight, just ahead of the meeting at 7:00 pm regarding the proposed 5G mast site in our car park! There’s quite a lot of basic info on sites for telecoms masts on …

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A Trip to Nottingham

On Tuesday Dave Pitt starts his Over 60’s National SIngles challenge at Nottingham Indoor Sports Centre at 3;00 pm. On Thursday at 6:30, our own Peter Judge, Norman Chart and Peter Twells (subbing for Steve G) will be playing their first match in the National Over 50’s Triples. At the weekend, Egham held it’s Open …

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Big Thank You from Steve G!

Steve G wanted to pass on his thanks to everyone who wishes him well for his operation. The past few days have been busy with various tests and all seems very positive. (Editor’s note: we wouldn’t have wanted anyone to be positive this time 3 years’ ago!) Anyway, Steve is looking forward to R&R and recharging …

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Well Done Andy & Will!

A hard fought quarter-final between Andy & Will v Pete & Nick from Century saw our boys come through 20-16. Andy gallantly reported that Will had a brilliant game from start to finish. This means that the semi-final which will be even harder fought between the pairs will see one CP team in the Middlesex …

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And the finalists are ….

Tina, Mike & Peter T will be playing Tony, Will & Andy H Congratulations to Steve, Norman & Peter J and Karen, Brian & Brian who were the other semi-finalists. It was a long day’s play! Well done to Stella and Brian for the organisation of the weekend as well as all the club comps …

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They Won! Whoop-de-doo!

What a brilliant result! 19-15. Steve, Norman and Peter led 7-2 after 4 ends; 10-4 after 10 ends then all went quiet for another hour and half until the news came through! So it’s off to Nottingham they go in early April Dave P & Eldred lost the Area Finals of the Over 60’s Pairs …

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Yellow Weather Warning

Brrrr. Alexa says it’s 2C now (05:00 am) and snowy, and rising to 3C today. It sounds heavier than snow whatever is hitting the bedroom skylights. So this is just a warning to wrap up warm and watch your feet when you go out. We don’t want any broken wrists/arms/hips. I feel sorry for the …

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More Wins!

Well done to Peter T, Peter J, Kevin K & Andy H who had a very tight MIddlesex Fours v Andy K & Co from Hounslow winning on the final end. Between us, lots of our matches are going to the wire!  That’s good. We’re all improving. it was also a Club win v our …

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Whoopee. CP Has More Winners!

Not leaving it just to the Over 50’s Men to celebrate this weekend, it was another absolutely brilliant result with Tina, Tricia & Teresa winning their National Over 50’s Triples Area semifinal v Camberley this morning. Great stuff! Please let us know when and where you’re playing.

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BINGO!

I’m sure that’s what we would have  yelled if we’d won another National between us, but this time it is all about BIngo! Get your dabbers and dibbers ready for Sign up on the sheet underneath the original of this poster at the Club.   Talking of Nationals, good luck to Steve & Co in …

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A Hot Shot!

Kevin K reported that Friday’s mixed triples v King George Field resulted in a very comfortable win for Cambridge Park with Kevin K, Chris Pusey & Gary Bartles taking top rink, yet Cliff, Tony O’B & Gym scoring a Hot Shot. Weyhey! well done to everyone who played. This afternoon we welcome London Civil Service …

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Big Matches Today!

First of all it’s a big match for us as we take on London Welsh this afternoon.  A hard working day for Karen & Sarah as they prepare and serve our post match meal. Lastly, it’s the Open Singles Championship from Potters this afternoon.  Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be showing the Potters Champion of …

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Friday Again!

Good to see the sun during the day and it felt a bit warmer than the last couple of days.  Maybe it’s psychological! Roll on spring! Some twists and turns in yesterday’s World Bowls matches weren’t there?  Katherine Rednall goig down heavily in the first set, although neither she nor Cerianne had their best games.  …

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Are you Bowled Out Yet?!

Just caught up with the Mixed Pairs Final plus Nick Brett v David Gourlay and Mark Dawes v Michael Stepney and feel very bowled out! Some fabulous shots by all the players and all those that won today deserved it.  Well done to Stewart Anderson & Cerianne Glen on their Mixed Pairs win against last …

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Bowls Hits the BBC!

Today at 1:00 pm on BBC 2 we’ll be able to see the Open Pairs Final between Greg Harlow & Nicky Brett v Michael Stepney & Jason Greenslade followed by last year’s Champion Les Gillett playing Stuart Irwin in the Open Singles. The 10:00 am match is viewable on the BBC Red Button. I did …

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How Are Your Eyes?!

How are you doing on the World Bowls?  I have pretty square eyes but it doesn’t help being on a computer at work for 9 or so hours a day and that doesn’t include watching bowls! Thanks to Katharine Wallace for the following link.  Worth a read.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-64249302 It was a very tight first set …

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And on to Thursday

As predicted, it was a terrific display of bowling between Wayne Wilgress and Katherine Rednall last night, with Wayne winning 2-0 sets.  Some brilliant bowls from both players and nice to hear the commentators giggling over “Katherine’s gap”.  It was reminiscence of Brian Johnson & Jonathan Agnew’s fits of giggles when reporting about Botham “not …

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Early Bird Practice

I didn’t catch the name of the girl commentating on last night’s singles match between Mervyn King and Thinus Oelofse but, in order for her to get some practice on the portable rink, she had to book it for 02:00-04:00 am this morning!  WOW!  That’s the pressure for getting onto that rink.  No chance of …

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January Blues?

I’m not sure about January blues but there’s definitely a writer’s block! Hey ho  it won’t last. There are roll ups today and tomorrow at 10:00 and an afternoon drive on Saturday at 2:00. Now that it’s warmed up a bit, it’s not such a drag to leave the house. The Club is warm too! …

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Potters Tour November 2023

Happy 2023! Mike Cooper is putting the signup sheet for this year’s Potters Tour today. If you haven’t been so far, have heard all the stories of the fun we have,  and would like to go this November, please add your name to the sign up sheet. Basic cost is £549 + £5 cancellation insurance.  …

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New Year

The club is open New Year’s Eve, with a roll starting at 2:00 pm. Please arrive by 1:45 so we can see if we’re playing triples or rinks. We’ll finish around 4:30 pm On New Year’s Day the club will be closed. Open again for morning roll up on Monday 2nd.

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Happy Christmas to One and All!

Wishing all Cambridge Park Members, their families, our friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas! Stay safe and well and enjoy every moment you have even at those times when you get beaten at Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly etc.  There’ll be another time.  Sing loud and smile! Unless you’ve ventured way up north to find …

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Oh Boo!

Despite a roaring start, we had a mid way wobble allowing Bromley back in to the game and they went on to beat us 12-9 to secure their place in the quarter finals. Well done to them and we wish them well  in the competition. Also through are two teams we beat in the round …

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Yippee!

Mike, Tina, Lucy & Dawn are through to the final 16 at the Potters Champion of Champions tournament. We had 2 wins today, giving us an overall 3 wins and 1 loss. We play Bromley tomorrow morning. Bromley is only one of two teams to win all four league matches. We’re looking forward to it. …

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Sad News for Middlesex.

We have just learned that Maureen Lawford passed away last weekend. Maureen has been part of MIddlesex Bowls both in playing and committee positions for many, many years. With her husband , Tommy and Liz Dutton, they have been county team sectors for the last few years. Our sympathies go out to Tommy and the …

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Hot, Hot, Hot

Ok, well I did run for the bus but it’s definitely warm, warm, warmer out today. It’s wet underfoot so watch out for those pesky, slippery leaves. You may also need an umbrella! Last week of leagues before Christmas and roll ups continue each morning as usual. On Tuesday 27th, it’ll be just a normal …

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What A Swell Party That Was!

Well done to Karen the Chef, Sarah the Sous Chef and all the helpers who peeled, chopped prepared and served the Christmas Dinner. It was fantastic! The tables looked lovely- thanks, Wilma. The spontaneous raffle raised over £200 for the Salvation Army. A splendid occasion where all the club members did their bit to make …

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Under Pressure

Everyone would be disappointed when England went out of the World Cup on Saturday night. There were definitely a couple of odd decisions against the team but France did play well although England did seem to have more shots at goal. Harry Kane is shouldering the blame. He converted one penalty in spectacular fashion but …

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Brrrrr!

Very cold out this morning but did not appear icy which is good. We hope you are all managing to stay warm adding extra layers, a hot water bottle etc to help. Moving also raises your temperature so maybe a little dancing – even if you’re seated ! For those wishing to get into the …

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Club Competition Draws

Had a really good pasting in the National Two Bowl Singles tonight.  I was ahead after the first end, then was ceremoniously stuffed 1-21 by Kylie Jenkins of Egham just returned from her England team trial.   So pleased to get the 1! Anyway, as a result I got home somewhat earlier than expected! If you …

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Club Competitions

The eagle-eyed members will have spotted the Club Competition draws up on the noticeboard. I will load them onto a separate page on the website but not be able to do that before Wednesday night. One good National result for Sarah & Lucy as they beat Tina & Dawn on the final end of the …

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The Tourists Return

IMG_0166 For the first time since we’ve been touring, we haven’t got a team in the final but we have had a successful and fun week, returning very well fed, entertained and almost bowled out!  (With the London & Southern Counties Challenge Shield tomorrow, and several National comps over the next few days, we have …

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A Mixed Bag Today

The sun has been shining up here at Potters in Hopton-in-Sea – better than yesterday when we arrived in either fog or very thick sea mist! All our teams have played twice and we have had a mixed bag of wins, losses and draws. We’ve met up with familiar faces and struggled to remember names. …

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Hose Pipe Ban Will Stay Until March

Well that’s better news (although slightly surprising after the rain we’ve had this week) than learning about higher taxes and snow coming towards the UK this wekeend.  To be fair that probably doesn’t apply to London and hopefully work affect Strictly Come Dancing in Blackpool! Some good quality bowling in the Nationals this week, but, …

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BBC 100 Years

Amazing to think that the BBC is only 1 year younger than Cambridge Park Bowls Club! This week, it was good to see a review of children’s television shows from when they started and how they can influence children in their early lives. The Wombles of  Wimbledon Common were real eco, recycling warriors!  Did we …

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