Author: Dawn Slaughter

Saturday Sunshine – Hooray!

Looking forward to the annual outdoor men v ladies match this afternoon in the sunshine with a bit of warmth!

This will be the last time when the green has been in Trevor’s hands and we thank him for the work he has done over the last 4 years and wish him well for the future.

Please arrive by 12:40 (unless you’re rushing from a flu jab!) so final teams can be tweaked.
Post match light refreshments = Vegetable Samosas £1 each. Gluten-free also available.


Indoor play and roll ups start on Monday

Out with the Out and In with the In!

So the end of the outdoor season is upon us.
Friday Night Leagues tomorrow I bekieve

Saturday – the Annual Men v Ladies outdoor match. We should have 6 triples or 3 rinks and 2 triples. Fortunately one of the chaps signed up on the ladies side of the sheet, so we might nab him and a couple of others to balance the numbers. Match starts at 1:00 pm so please be there before 12:40. Whites and any coloured shirt. Light refreshments afterwards.

From Monday, indoors.
The usual midweek roll ups daily from 10:00-12:00

For those who can’t make the day time there wil be evening roll ups on Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th September, Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th October at 6:00-ish and Saturday 30th September at 2:00.
On Thursday 28th at 7:00 pm, it’s the AGM. It’s good to see the nominee names for the Board. Thank you to those who signed up.
On Saturday 30th, it’s the Race Night at 6:00 or 6:30 (Apologies I forgot to double check).
Also it will be the Grand Raffle in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. Tickets are £1:00 per strip and available from Ann Macey or Jane behind the bar. There are some fantastic prizes so please support this cause, even if you can’t make the Race Night.
the first friendly of the season is on Wednesday 4th away v King George Field and our first National comp is Sunday 8th Top Club v Hounslow

So, let’s jump right in next week and get the indoor season party started!

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 earlier had won the main Singles.
Dave Pitt is completing his Gillette Cup competition v Ashley Tanner today. Dave is 10-2 up when the match resumes.

Another 10 Days for the Outdoor Season!

Great weather for coming to the end of the outdoor season. It’s been lovely this week, hasn’t it?  Not sweltering like last weekend!

The last of the Mixed Friendlies is v Masonians tomorrow with Roy, Shaf, Alasdair, Adrian, Paul, Wiola, Jacqui, Ann & Cathy heading over to Chiswick on behalf of the club

Sarah & Karen are playing the Final of the South Middlesex Aussie Pairs competition at Staines. They face Kevin Keown & Bill Rush. Kevin is also playing in the 75 Shots beforehand, so he might be a bit tired!  The girls start at 14:30 if anyone can get over there to support

Good luck!

I have played quite a few games for the Friends of English Bowling this season. It’s great fun playing with and against people you don’t know and on greens where you never usually play. Tomorrow we’re playing v Disability Bowls England in Charlbury


Next Saturday is the final outing with the Annual Men v Ladies match  There are quite a few names up but we could do with more. I shouldn’t think we will get 48 to fill the 6 rinks but it would be nice to get at least 32 out playing.  Match starts at 1:00 pm

We start indoors on Monday 25th when the autumn work commences on the outdoor green.



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 the Paddington duo play Rose Mayo (Rosedale BC) and Tony Waller (Ladygate).

Tony is the man behind the Bowls Middlesex Facebook page, updating it daily throughout the outdoor season with reports of competitions as well as days at Leamington during the Nationals.  He does a brilliant job!


The Club AGM is on Thursday 28th September in the Clubhouse at 7:00 pm.  You will no doubt see Kevin K there and maybe Chris as well, so give him/them a pat on the back!

Whilst on the AGM, members can view Ange’s document outlining the roles of Board Directors and you can find it via the link on the Members’ Page.  Members can access with a password.

Finals Day – The Results in Photos

75 Shots: Roy beat Brian

Mixed Drawn Pairs: Gordon & Dave beat John & Peter J on the final end!)

Mixed Open Pairs: Jacqui & Brian beat Dawn & Steve

Men’s Pairs: Scott & Dave P beat Gym & Roy

Men’s Championship: Peter J beat Peter M marked by Peter C.

In the blazing heat, the players enjoyed a great day along with the spectators carefully not trying to melt in the heat! Thanks to Margaret B, Beryl, Jane and Ann M who between them served teas/coffees/lunches, drinks and assorted raffle tickets and generally looked after us all. I’m sure Roy had a large hand in setting up the green too.
Thanks to everyone who entered too!
Finally a HUGE thanks to Peter Chapman who stepped up to take in the Competition Secretary’s role and did a great job. He wasn’t frightened off and is willing to do it all over again next year so let’s give him all the support we can!


Last outdoor match is the Men v Ladies. Get your names down and let’s close out the outdoor season with a bumper turn out on Saturday 23rd September starting at 1:00 pm. If you can’t get to the club in the next 10 days, please let Jane or one of the other regulars at the club know so they can add your name to the list. Thanks.

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 early September so couldn’t enter. Nevertheless, Peter Chapman has done a great job of keeping it all going in his first season as Outdoor  Competition Secretary . Thank you!

First up at 10:00

75 Shots – Brian Crickmay v Roy Ebinezar

Mixed Drawn Pairs: John Eve & Peter Judge v Dave Pitt & Gordon


At 2:00 approximately

Open Mixed Pairs: Dawn Slaughter & Steve Gibson v Jacqui Lund & Brian Crickmay

Men’s Championship: Peter Judge v Peter Moyce

Men’s Pairs: Gym Brown & Roy Ebinezar v Scott Cumine & Dave Pitt

Sandwiches available at lunchtime. Bar open. Supporters and spectators very welcome!

Good luck to everyone playing!

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 so balmy but also good listening to the chatter.
For one young lass, Aviva, it was her last night off. Wiling with us before she heads back to Dublin to her uni course studying medicine. We wish her well in her second year and hope she finds an indoor club where a few of her fellow medical students can have an hour or two away from studying. Of course, they could study muscular skeletal movements and where potential issues could arise (knees and hips!) so playing could also have other useful benefits!

we still have another couple of outdoor fixtures (alas this afternoon’s had to be cancelled) against Masonians away on Sunday 17th and our own in/house Men v Ladies match at 1:00 on Saturday 23rd. There’s a sheet up at the club, so do sign up!

Finals this Saturday will be the 75 Shots – Brian Crickmay v Roy E;  Mixed Open Pairs – Peter Judge & John Eve v Gordon & Dave P on Saturday morning at 10:00, then the afternoon session at 2:00 will be Men’s Championship- Peter Judge v Peter Moyce;, Mixed Open Pairs – Dawn & Steve G v Jacqui & Brian Crickmay; and Men’s Pairs- Scott & Dave v Gym & Roy.
Sandwiches, crisps etc available at lunchtime

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 Jacqui, they took on Kerry & Vicki from Ashford in the semi and had a convincing win but, alas, lost by just 2 shots to Dot and Rita from Staines.
Cathy & SuperSub Ann H (Tina being away on holiday) went on to win the Over 55 Pairs v Tonia & Bernie from Brentham.
Then Karen was on again v Tonia  in the Over 55 Singles. Despite a great effort, Tonia’s experience shone through and she took the title.
Well done to both Karen & Jacqui in their first year of Middlesex competitions. They have done really well and I think they still have one more final coming up together in the South Middlesex comps.
Well done to Ann & Cathy too – a very experienced pair – on their win.