Author: Dawn Slaughter

Sunday 26th May

It was a win for the Ladies Double Rink yesterday morning and they now play Ashford on Saturday 8th June in the semi finals.
it was also a win for the RBL v Teddington in the afternoon 2-1 rinks with match Captain Andy H’s rink narrowly pipping Steve G’s for top rink. Well done!  Good to see our friends from Teddington outdoors!


Today we have a friendly v Hampton this afternoon. Well done to Alasdair for pulling 3 Triples together.

Good luck to Laurence who has swapped his bowls for his bicycle and is on the London 100 mile ride. He’s not going for any particular time “I just want to get round”!  He’s done it before so I’m sure he won’t have a problem. It’s not overly hot today.

Saturday 25th May – Ladies Double Rink Morning & RBL Afternoon

Another busy day with the ladies taking part in the Middlesex Double Rink competition v Court Park this morning starting at 10:00 – one rink, one away,  Good luck girls!

This afternoon, it’s the fourth RBL match, this time v Teddington at CP starting at 2:30 pm  Good luck to everyone playing and to Andy H as I think it’s debut as Captain of the Day!

Good see the Friday Night Leagues in full flow yesterday with Anthony & Alasdair’s teams up against each other taking it to the wire 11-11 after the 14 ends.  Green is still a little pushy but it’s only been open 14 days, so that’s not surprising.  With better weather approaching, it will be speed up as well, especially as we play on it more.

Club Competition deadline today.

EIBA individual entries due by next weekend.  You need to create an account on the and enter from there.  The club has put in entries for the Yetton Trophy, Mason Trophy, Mixed Egham Trophy, Mixed Top Club, Denny Cup and Men’s Over 60’s Double Fours.

Alas, we couldn’t enter the Vivienne Triples this year as we’re only allowed 4 of a Yetton team to compete in any one match.  Last year, the Vivienne was made up of all Yetton players, so we entered incorrectly.  Good job we lost in the first round!

Middlesex Indoor Comps are also open for entry and I’ll try and print off the forms to drop down to the club over the next week. but there’s no rush as we have to mid July for those

Margaret B – Queen of the Hanging Baskets

Margaret has been busy and the help of her hanging assistant, this year’s hanging baskets now adorn the clubhouse.
Thank you!

Talking of green fingers, there’s a sign up

sheet for those of you who would like to help with the gardens around the green  Gym has been doing a brilliant job for years and it would be nice for others to help

There’s a taster session on Tuesday – sign up at the club 10:00 am




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 75 shots!

if you can’t get to the club, please send a message via the website with the events you want to enter.




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 along with

Julian, Elaine, Paul A, Gym, John E (welcome back from holiday!), Tony O’b (have a lovely holiday!), Alan G and Peter T.

Good luck all of you.

Meanwhile, starting at 13:30 at Cambridge Park, the Ladies Walker Cup match between Middlesex and Kent will be played.  Two rinks with Tina and Cathy T in the team along with Tonia (Brentham), Sandra W-M (Grovelands), Hannah and Sue A (Bush Hill Park), Wendy (Bury Lodge) and Rose (Rosedale).  Completing the squad on the subs bench are Sue B (West Ealing), Pam (Winchmore Hill) and Dawn (Cambridge Park).

If you’re not playing or going to Ashford, do come along and support the Middlesex girls.

The Middlesex men are playing the Balcomb Trophy (equivalent to the Walker Cup) at Bannister Park in Hampshire playing the Isle of Wight.  Dave P is leading for Middlesex with the rest of the team comprising Tom B (Poplar), Nick (Bounds Green) and Glen (Hendon) and Ashley, Mark and Matt (Ashford) and Chris (Ladygate)  being the other rink; with Barry (West Ealing), Luke and Joe (Ashford), Norman (Hendon) and Tony W (Ladygate) on the bench.  Tony W will be doing a great reporter job for the match which you can read on the Bowls Middlesex FB page tomorrow evening.

Good luck to the Cambridge Park and Middlesex teams for all of the day’s events.

Tonight’s the Night – Friday Leagues

With no rain forecast for today or the next few days, it’ll mean we get dry and warming bowling weather. Whoopee!

In fact the Met Office says it should feel around 20c at 6:00 pm. Time to air the legs to start turning them from porcelain to more of a Rich Tea colour!

It will still be warm in Sunday and we are a couple short for the Richmond & Barnes League away at Ashford at 2:30. Please let Jacqui or Gym know if you can play or send a message through the website.

R&B League v Mid Surrey – A Win!

Well, despite very little practice, we managed to get a 2-1 win v Mid Surrey and our losing rink only went down 16-17!

Top Rink was Laurence, Ray V, Scott & Norman

Well done to everyone who played.  A great start and it was lovely out on the MS green on another warm and sunny afternoon with a light breeze!