KINGSLAND BOWLS CLUB (mid Dec 17–mid Jan 2018) – small skippers & big treats!  


As Christmas crept up on us, we managed another cheery Quiz Night on 22nd December …I often feel some sympathy with the butterflies as they flit about the paddock and I flit about the green.   No, I have not lost my marbled whites – there is a connection! – I  was delighted to find there was a quiz section on British butterflies.  Yes, folks, yours truly identified all ten – but was obliged to protest when Splendid Social Sec Stuart suggested  (metaphorically, of course) that quizzers had knocked off the little beauties.  Kindly do not knock off butterflies, dear bowlers, confine yourselves to knocking off bowls – I will, however, exclude Cabbage Whites from this demand.

Meanwhile, I received a tea-towel from some relatives; this may have been a hint?  The jingle on it was called ‘Bowler’s If’ ; so I have pinned it on the board for all to enjoy – and the only quarrel I have is with the ending.  It finishes with ‘what is more, you’ll be a skip, my son.’  Of course you can’t rhyme ‘won’ or ‘done’ with ‘daughter’, though I feel you oughter.  (Still, at least there is a butterfly called a small skipper;  and  of course there are quite a few small skips of the female gender around.)

Back to the Clubhouse for our New Year Social on 5th January 2018; a jolly evening was had by all as Eddie Graham tickled the ivories and told us his life history.  We would like once again to wish Steve Edwards a very happy birthday and an equally happy 2018 – and to thank all concerned for a pleasant buffet spread and a most friendly atmosphere. 

On with the Show – we have a Quiz Night on Friday 2nd February, and our Race Night on 16th February when Green Super Malcolm will turn (abracadabra!) into Clerk of the Course; adjust your girths, we’re under starter’s orders at 7.30 pm as usual.  March will see another Quiz Night (2nd March); then we have our Spring Sunday Lunch on 11th March (£10).when Malcolm will once more transform into Mine Host (we know he’s a magician, but please don’t let him cut the Lady in Half!) –       as always, this is a splendid and popular event, so be sure to get your tickets early. 

Our last Winter Event is another session of Rat/Camel/Rabbit Racing on 16th  March – and then the outdoor season is within sight  -  only a few months to go!!

- if you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact the Secretary:     

Susanna Checketts                 01568 770546