Author: Dawn Slaughter

Ann Barrett says “Hello”!

Just bumped into Ann Barrett at West Ealing enjoying her first trip out at the club for 5 months.
She said to say hello to everyone there and wishes everyone well i their remaining comps.
If she can get a lift down to the Double Rink Final at West Ealing next Saturday and/or the Walker Cup at Cambridge Park on Sunday 10th, she will be there to support all the girls.

Sunday 10th July – Walker Cup – Middlesex v Isle of Wight at Cambridge Park

Cambridge Park are hosting the Walker Cup match between Middlesex & Isle of Wight on Sunday 10th July.

Play starts at 12 noon and supporters will be very welcome.

The team, who will be wearing the new Middlesex county kit (whoopee!), are

Janine Bancroft (West Ealing), Nadine Mullins, Cathy Taylor & Ann Halliday (Cambridge Park;

Sandra Williamson-Mills (Grovelands), Tonia Gann (Brentham), Sue Apperly (Bush Hill Park) and Sue Butcher (West Ealing).

Travelling Reserves are Angela Frankland (North London) & Terri Watkinson (Bush Hill Park); and Non-Travelling Reserves are Hannah Hollis (Bush Hill Park) and Dawn Slaughter.

It is a real honour to be selected for the County in any game but especially in this double rink team, so congratulations to all the girls.

The Middlesex men are playing the Isle of Wight in the Balcomb Trophy (men’s double rink) tomorrow. Sunday 26th June, at Ashford at 12;30 pm.

Glen Adams, Norman Worley, Pat Briscoe, Tom Smith, Ashley Tanner, Matt Larman, Scott Reading & Nick Edwards are the team members with Dave Pitt & Tom Brooks completing the squad.  So, although we don’t have any CP members playing, the Middlesex chaps would still welcome your support if you can get along to watch.  I believe they will also be wearing the new County kit!

We are expecting some brilliant bowling all round!

Saturday 25th June – Top Middlesex Ladies Pairs at CP

Firstly, we’ll done to our SML team who drew 2-2 on rinks with Hampton yesterday. Unfortunately, the shot difference was not in our favour so Kevin K’s Hampton team took the win.

On to Saturday.   We are hosting the Middlesex Ladies Pairs quarter and semi finals at the Club. Play starts at 10:00 and Ann H & Cathy would love your support when they face Ann Middleton & partner in the quarters.

Other pairs with their partners are Sue Appleby (Bush Hill Park), Wanda Grzegorczyk (North London); Kembra Healey (Paddington); Sue Butcher (West Ealing); Joan Kirk (Hurlingham Park); & Kerry Payne (Ashford).

It would be lovely for all the players to see supporters and spectators throughout the day. Norman has recruited some excellent volunteers in Karen , Sarah, Jacqui & Lucy to assist in preparing Ploughman’s Lunches and serving teas and coffees. Will Norman be wearing his pinny and baking his now-famous scones?  I don’t know the answer to either!

Hope to see you all on Saturday.

Well Done, Sarah!

After the County match v Staines last Wednesday, Sarah was awarded her Middlesex Colts’ Badge by Dee Hardy. I believe Sarah gets the full County Badge quite soon.
Congratulations, Sarah, you have definitely earned the award.

Sarah & Lucy were in action on Sunday morning in the National Ladies Pairs v Tricia & Dawn. It was a very good game with tight heads with Sarah & Lucy reaching the finishing line first!  Good luck in the next round.

Ann, Cathy & Nadine went down in the Quarter Finals of the Middlesex Triples to Sue Apperly, Gerry Bignell & Hannah Hollis from Bush Hill Park. The BHP trio won their semi final too and will face North London in the final.

Bowls England Filming at Cambridge Park last Friday

Hi, Norman,

May I thank you, on behalf of Middlesex, for volunteering Cambridge Park facilities to Bowls England for their promotional filming day.

Thanks also go to all the Cambridge Park members who turned up and were a great backdrop and possible part of the montage of photos that will be on BE’s social media and websites.

Most particularly I must thank you, Norman, for looking after the crew, Ange for doing the shopping, and Jane for looking after liquid needs of club members and crew.

Also, congratulations must go to Scott for being an integral part of the filming. It’ll be interesting to see how many of the shots they took of Scott make the final cut!

All the best.


Jacquie Elkin
County Administrator & Women’s Honorary Secretary


PS.  Well done to the four CP members who were filmed plalying indoors too!

Middlesex Ladies Triples – Quarter/Semi Finals – Sunday 19th June

Good luck to Ann, Cathy & Nadine in the quarter finals of the Middlesex Ladies Triples tomorrow at North London BC.

They play Sue Apperly & team from Bush Hill Park.

Other club teams are Mandy Simpson (Ladygate) who plays Joan Kirk (Hurlingham Park); Ann Middleton (Milll Hill) v Lisa Hanby (North London) ; and Dot Stanners (Staines) v Christine McLeod (Brentham).

Good luck particularly to the CP girls but we hope you all play well.  The weather for the day ?  Who knows – both the BBC and Met Office didn’t come up to muster today!

Johns & Middleton Cup. Surrey 2: Middlesex 0

Disappointing for both the men’s and adies’ teams today with each of our teams only winning one rink (Well done to Gillian Taylor, Nadine, Sue Apperley & Cathy on the ladies side.)

It would appear that both greens that were played on today were tricky with multiple green or brown patches, making the weight really hard to control.  Same for all players and, on our rink, they were just closer than us!

Good luck to Surrey in the next rounds of the competitions.