KINGSLAND BOWLS CLUB (midMay-midJune 2019) – going swimmingly!
The bowls season is now in full swing, though some of our bowls are still on the straight and narrow. Recent torrential downpours may play a part; Kington asked to come to us, and brought some sunshine as well as friendly rivalry – as we trooped indoors, the heavens opened – we lost but stayed dry. Well done, Captain Viv, Vice-Captain Jane and all our valiant bowlers, as we currently lie second to Kington in the Tarmac League – the Club is proud of you! We enjoyed a tough game at Hereford on one of the oldest English greens, and came away the winners; yours truly was accused of lucky strikes – thank you, Dame Fortune, my luck was so very consistent!! We were disappointed not to visit Hay, and more so when they simply couldn’t manage to come to us instead – we wish them very well, and hope things will improve.
A few brief highlights – we’ve had bacon and lettuce sandwiches to die for, ditto strawberry and cream scones – various Sizzlers have sent sausage aromas across the green - the catering has been delicious, thank you to all caterers and helpers. The Green Superintendent left the country (a week in Wales - some Super Greens always have a welcome on the Hill sides) but still had the rinks running smoothly. The Boys (our HML stalwarts) are going strong again, and are presently second in the Second Division; Captain Casey does his level best to give all a chance to play while keeping things strong, and Rob Parker Morgan does paperwork - go to it, lads!
On 18th May, our Fun Open Day, the weather was kind, though not sunny. We attracted a smallish but enthusiastic group of potential members, including several very promising juniors (notably Reuben and Henry), and we all enjoyed ourselves – we may well think about organising another Open Day before the season’s out.
However, some sad news - we must report the passing of Julie Turner, one of our senior female bowlers and a long-time supporter of KBC; she will be missed, and we send our sympathy and condolences to her husband and fellow-player Robin.
Meanwhile, Club competitions roll on - thanks to Gary for standing sentinel in the rain as the bowls squelched down the green; it was a nice friendly Di Marco contest with John Gaynor, but we could have done with snorkels and wetsuits for the first hour. (Team names for internal competitions still make me grin – who wants to be A or B when you can be a Wasp or a Mosquito?!)
In prospect – our Ladies Top Club v Ross is a home match, 6pm, 5th July. Our Summer Party takes place on 12th July (tickets £6)! Our men continue the battle for the Hereford Times Cup on 15th July, 6.15 pm, at home v Leominster.
- if you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact the Secretary:
Susanna Checketts 01568 770546