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Wraysbury Bowls Club

LATEST NEWS

Updated:-   09/04/2021

Play opens up as Spring is here

LATEST NEWS

Our bowling green opened up on March 29 as permitted under the Govt and Bowls England guidelines allowing limited play.

At the moment, for our green this means singles or pairs play with four players only a rink. Play is only allowed via our members online booking system – so no turn up and play is permitted.

The clubhouse remains closed for general use – except for the toilet.

Players must take responsibility for appropriate sanitising during their session and to remember the distancing rule.


New Rink Carpet

We are glad to say we were able to renew our rinks carpet late last year as the old one was getting very thin and worn.

It was put in by Greengauge who supplied the previous one as the committee felt it was best to keep to the type of surface we were all used to.  

THE CLARET JUG HONOUR GOES TO TREVOR D

WITH no club competitions taking place during the year due to the pandemic, there were of course no trophy presentations. 

   However, there was one award which the Committee felt should be given – the President’s Cup (known affectionately as the Claret Jug) for special service to the club.

    It was awarded to Trevor Dobson who over many years has generously produced the flower displays that adorn our tubs and hanging baskets around the clubhouse. 
   This year Trevor went even further and constructed a delightful rockery in place of the old flowerbed in front of the sheds.  His horticultural delights are much appreciated.
   Trevor received the cup from our President Glyn Larcombe after an introductory speech by Club Captain Alan Dell in a special ceremony which this year had to be made outside the clubhouse instead of at the annual dinner. 
 Trevor was warmly applauded by a small gathering at the ceremony.

IT'S AN HONOURS FAREWELL TO SARAH JANE

Another presentation ceremony took place at the same time – that was in honour of Sarah Jane Cole, who after ten years at Wraysbury Bowls Club was leaving because of a move up country.

    Sarah Jane was handed an honorary life membership in appreciation of her dedication to the club and given a special picture album showing her in action and highlighting some of her achievements at the club.

    Club captain Alan Dell spoke warmly about Sarah Jane and how much she will be missed, after which President Glyn Larcombe presented this popular player with the honorary certificate and the picture collection.

Good luck for the future, Sarah Jane!

Winter Cup glory for Sarah Jane & Len

The Final of the 2019-20 Wraysbury Village Trust Winter Cup pairs competition was eventually played on Thursday (Aug 27) after being delayed through the summer due to the pandemic restrictions.


The trophy went to Sarah Jane Cole & Len Carlton who beat Paul Lester & Graham Sinclair 23-13 in a match that could easily have turned either way.


It was Paul & Graham who took an early lead to be 8-4 up after six ends, thanks particularly to getting four shots on one end. On the 9th end, Len neatly took the jack into the ditch which led to him and Sarah Jane pulling back the four shots to level at 9-9.


Then Sarah & Len opened up a decent gap, taking the next six ends to lead 20-9 after 15.  

On the 16th, it looked like a fightback from Paul & Graham as they pulled back four to 20-13.   But then Sarah immediately took out the jack to the ditch which helped regain control at 21-13.


A further two shots on the 18th and final end saw Sarah & Len run out the winners.


With it being the one competitive event allowed at the bowls club this year, it was an intriguing final watched by a good gallery of members and guests who warmly appreciated the quality bowling from all players.
It
was also a fine occasion where members could once again enjoy some safe socialising at the club.


Below are the gallant runners-up Paul Lester and Graham Sinclair, pictured with Roger Chapman, president of the Wraysbury Village Trust, who presented the trophy and certificates.  He said that he was pleased to be at the club along with chairman Marilyn Ferguson to do the presentation and glad that the Trust were able to support this popular community club.

Sad passing of Keith Huckle

IT is with sadness we have to report the passing of Keith Huckle, a talented bowler who was at the club for more than ten years, having joined shortly after its foundation until 2013.

   He was a popular member whose playing days were cut short with illness and he will be sadly missed. 

  He is pictured here when runner-up with Andy Doughton in the Pairs Competition of 2012. 

Team Wraysbury compete at Potters

Wraysbury sent a contingent to the famous Potters Resort in Norfolk earlier this year, along with our friends from Staines BC, to take part in a week's tournament against clubs across the country.


They all had a very enjoyable time and Team Wraysbury had the pleasure of playing on the same rink as the top players used the previous week in the World Bowls Championships. 


Welcoming in the New Year

Our annual New Year's day Roll-up was again well supported and members enjoyed the session in cold but calm and bright weather.

After play, plenty of cheer was had in the clubhouse with food and drink aplenty!

Happy New Year!

2019 Presentation Dinner

THERE were a few double successes at this year’s club awards dinner – led by Val Lambert who picked up the Ladies League and the Knockout trophies.


Trevor Woodham won the Men’s League and the Pairs Knockout with partner Janet Cross, who also doubled up with the Memorial Pairs trophy. In that, her partner Tony Britton also was a winner by collecting the Winter Cup trophy which was won with Gregg Scott.

All pictures and report on 'Presentation Dinner 2019' page

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A reminder that there is a Visitors Book in the clubhouse. It is the responsibility of any member who brings a guest to complete the visitor book and collect the £3 fee.