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Excellent Win for Ange & Jean in the Pairs

Alas, the curtains came down on our Top Club adventure when we lost to Gerrard’s Cross ladies who played better than us on the night.

Ange & Jean had a terrific win the Pairs.
Tina, Audrey, Nadine & Cathy only lost by 2 shots.
Sarah, Lucy & Tricia gave it all they got and even when they were holding 5, the Bowls England President (who was skipping against them) came in to take the shots away. They did pick up a 5 on the 16th end, but it was too late to get enough shots in to add to our overall score.
Dawn went down by 11 shots in the Singles. Her report stated “Could do better.”

Anyway, well done to tonight’s team and Ann supporting us from afar as she was unable to play in this match. Not every club can say they made it to the last 32 in the country, so we should be proud of our achievement.
Many thanks to Norman for marking the Singles and to Mike, Steve, Barry, Teresa, Corale, Jacquie, Marie, Janice from CP and Karen from West Ealing who came over to support and thanks to Ladygate for hosting the match. Much appreciated.

We wish Gerrards Cross every success in the last 16 v either Herts or Royston and hopefully through to the quarter finals and onwards at Leamington.

Good Luck to the Girls Tonight!

Tonight we head to Ladygate for the National Top Club last 32 v Gerrard’s Cross. A bit of juggling with the team as Ann is away but we’re still a strong side.

Singles: Dawn

Pairs: Ange & Jean

Triples: Sarah, Tricia & Lucy

Fours: Tina, Audrey, Nadine & Cathy

Wr’d love your support if you can get to Ladygate. 6.00 pm start. Ladygate Lane, Ruislip, HA4 7QX

Well Done Tina & Good Luck to You and Cathy Today!

Tina is a busy girl.  She had a great win in the final 32 of the National Senior Singles yesterday, then went down 19-21 in the last 16.  Mike reported it was a real nailbiter!  Tina said she just had to knock her opponents bowl off the jack on (what turned out to be) the final end to get the 2 shots to win.  She knocked it off but just not quite hard enough.  Tough but it must have been a really good game.

Tina is back in action this morning with Cathy in the MIddlesex Over 55 Pairs quarter final at Ladygate starting at 10:00 am.  Cathy is also making a second appearance in the Over 55 Singles quarter final.  Good luck to both of them.  Spectators welcome at Ladygate.

On Monday evening the CP girls are out in force in the last 16 of the National Top Club competition v Gerrards Cross, also at Ladygate, so at least Tina & Cathy will get an early feel for the green.


Alas, Dave Pitt didn’t win his National Senior Singles last 32 match, but his opponent did go on to win the next round, putting him into the quarter finals at Leamington.

Mixed Friendlies This Weekend

Good luck to everyone playing today v Springfield and tomorrow v London Civil Service.
Some of us are lucky enough to be in Leamington to watch the Commonwealth Games bowls today and cricket in Edgbaston tonight.
Looks like it will be another good sunny day for everyone playing and watching!

Come on Cambridge Park and England!

Another Regional Final for Tina!

Tina Cooper & Ashley Tanner, having dispatched Ange & Dave, Kevin & Lucy and Dawn & Paul from the Middlesex Area Mixed Pairs have now beaten the Paddington Pair in the Area Final and head off to Essex County to play the winners from Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk in the final 32 in the country.
Brilliant result and we wish them well in the next round.

Middlesex Ladies Finals Day – Good Luck!

Good luck to everyone playing in the Middlesex Finals today, especially Nadine, Cathy, Tina & Corale playing this morning. Poor Ann H is still testing positive this morning so has had to drop out of the Fours. So disappointing for her and the first finals day missed for years.
Keep your fingers crossed for me as well in the two Bowl Singles this afternoon!


Saturday – A Couple of Great Competition Matches Today

A glorious morning and not too hot and the pollen forecast has gone down to medium  Good news for many people!

This morning, Sarah & Lucy are playing their Middlesex Over 55 Pairs against Ann Bamber & Partner – match rescheduled  because it was due to be played on the day the temperatures were heading towards 40C.  A very sensible re-schedule.

Later this afternoon – maybe at 5.00? – another cracker of a match between Kevin & Lucy and Ange & Dave in the Middlesex Mixed Pairs.  I’ll be along after the Hampton league match – it’ll be very enjoyable enjoying a drink and watching this match.

Four bowls each and 21 ends!

Friday Once Again!

What an odd week. Temperatures through the roof on Monday and Tuesday down to almost feeling chilly this morning. Still don’t worry, it’s going back up to 23-25 C over the weekend which is very pleasant!


Alas, Sarah & Lucy beat the heat but not the opposition on Wednesday morning. They reported it was a good game although surprised that the opposition said it was four bowls each not three as in previous rounds. We’re still not sure why.

Friday morning roll up and Friday Night Leagues tonight. Tomorrow we play Hampton at Hampton in the Richmond & Barnes League – thanks to all who signed up and the last minute volunteers.
goid luck to Brian & Val Noel in their Captain’s Golf Day Competition.

On Sunday, the friendly v West Ealing had to be cancelled as members are playing elsewhere. Tina, Nadine, Cathy & Ann play Yasmin, Angela, Jo & Wanda (North London) in the Middlesex Fours Final and Dawn plays Terri (Bush Hill Park) in the Two Bowls Singles Final. All the other Middlesex Finals will also be played at Bush Hill Park, so if you fancy a day of spectating ladies’ bowls, that’s the place to go.
On the other hand, if you’d rather watch the chaps, the Men’s Singles quarter and semi finals are at Hendon. Our own Dave Pitt is playing Noel O’Shea (Paddington) who I believe was his opponent in the indoor singles final in April. They meet again!
Play starts at 09:30 at Bush Hill Park and 10:00 at Hendon.