KINGSLAND BOWLS CLUB (mid Feb 18 – mid March 2018) – greens are good for us!  


    It’s my pleasure to announce that the KBC Spring Newsletter is now out – copies are at the Club  - hopefully, dear Members, we can deliver to you if you can’t get there.  (Our thanks to Leominster Community Resource Centre for swift and reasonable printing.) This year Fixture Cards are available to all members Full and Social, so please take one; if none remain at KBC, I should be able to find one for you.

   Race Night on 16th February went off very well, thanks to Green Super Malcolm and equally super Pat & helpers; the atmosphere was electric, the turkey soup was most welcome – and so was the sight of my nag galloping past the post – several of my horses avoided the ditch, so the question is, will the bowls do the same?  (Answers on a postcard; this may be a long shot.)   Unfortunately, the Quiz Night of 2nd March was cancelled, a sensible decision given the following snow and wind.

    Spring Lunch (Sun 11th March) looked so enticing – but could only deal with cauli & two potatoes (tooth and neck probs  -  it’s the daily grind!). Still, I managed to mash the delicious pavlova ; dear Malcolm & Pat, Joe & Ruth, waiters & choppers, am so glad I came – it was scrumptious and cheered me up.  Numbers were down (greetings to all Mothering / Mothered) but spirits were high – another great Club bunfight.

   Sadly, however, we report the sudden passing of John Gresham – a relatively new member, but an excellent bowler, a supportive friend & teammate  and a helper with many things including Recruitment and work on the green -  his family would like to thank all those who attended his funeral.  John was a true sportsman  - we shall miss him, and we shall not forget him.

   Slabbing has continued, with contractors Kristian Morgan and Roger Godwin excelling - through rain and shine, finishing 3 days earlier than scheduled.   Excellence awards also go to our Club workforce; step up (in alphabetical order) Albert, Chris R, Gary, John B, Peter, Rob PM.  Have I forgotten Mr Super Green?  - how could I?!  - we have a number of  long-time great supporters, but I single him out to remind all that Malcolm uses not only his own strength and time, but his equipment and  contacts to benefit our Club -  he deserves our grateful recognition.

And now to April -  KBC Spring Clean needs you on Wed 4th April from 9.30 am.

Then there’s the  Club Opening Night, Tues 10th April, light buffet (£1.50), info,  and socialising.  And at last, the one you’ve been waiting for – Sat 21st April, 2 for 2.30, the Captain v. the President – but you can all join in if you sign up!  

   After this, the green is open, with roll-ups on Tuesday Club Nights.  We have our first home fixture v Talgarth on Sun 29th April.  HML begins on Wed 2nd May (at Ross); then on Thurs 3rd May we are at home to Wellington.   Chocks away!!

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

Susanna Checketts                 01568 770546