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