Wraysbury Bowls Club -
LATEST NEWS

(Updated 22/05/2018)

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A great start to the men's league season
The Men got their Berkshire KLV League campaign off to a great start by winning 
three out of three of our opening matches - a feat which put us on top of the league table!

Full match details on the  'KLV League Reports'  Page.




The 2018 season had a sunny start
Our 2018 summer season began on April 15 with our popular in-house tournament -
Inter Club Day, where our players represented the village clubs and societies in a round robin fours team event, with six teams taking part.
This year the winning foursome, representing the Bowls Club, were Val and Colin Lambert, Tony Britton, and Trevor Woodham.  They won four out of their five matches.
  

Three days later, we took a team of 15 for our annual away-day visit to Chess Vale.
The early season friendly hosted by this top club in Chesham was played in blazing sunshine, but unfortunately, we could not repeat our victory their last year, and failed to win a rink, although some were closely contested.
Nonetheless, it was a great day out with a warm welcome from our hosts as usual.


Our first match on grass goes well
The visit to Stanwell for a friendly saw a 58-47 shots win for our three triples, although it was only winning rink of Val Lambert, Mike McLachlan and Andy Doughton that gave us that victory. 
It was another cordial welcome from Stanwell which made the afternoon a very enjoyable one, with the match played in good humour despite the damp conditions.





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A sad farewell to our President Jack Pengelly

Our President Jack Pengelly sadly recently lost his battle with COPD - though several members helped him celebrate his 90th birthday in January.
   Jack is fondly remembered as a leading light in the founding of Wraysbury Bowls Club, of which he was President for the past two years.  He was pleased to remind us just before Christmas that 2018 sees the club’s 20 anniversary and urged us to celebrate it.
 
It was his drive and hard work along with the late Bob Marshall and others that found land in the village for the club to exist and to open its rinks in 1998. 
 
His support and enthusiasm for the bowls club continued after his playing days and he was usually seen on a bench enjoying watching the matches – a picture that will endure long in members’ minds.  RIP.


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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.