Looking positive as we open up more play

WITH the Government lifting restrictions further from May 17, we were pleased to allow the use of all rinks, plus bringing back our Friday and Sunday morning club sessions, and open the clubhouse under Covid guidance limits – all of which brings a positive feel about the summer ahead.

Our Summer competitions, both knockout and league, are under way and, as with members’ arranged games, these continue to be booked with our online system, which is working well.

It was a joyous moment on Thursday, April 29, as Wraysbury played its first competitive match for 18 months due to the pandemic, hosting Staines BC - and more interclub matches have been enjoyed since.

Our fixtures now continue but we do need members to support these matches so please submit your names via the online match entry form which can be found on the members 'entry & booking' page at the bottom of the menu. 

We have been able to maintain a safe environment with controlled bowling, but we must still all be careful and take responsibility for appropriate sanitising both hands and equipment and do remember the distancing rule.

 

RETURN OF OUR MORE SOCIAL BOWLING

We are delighted to say that we can open up our Friday and Sunday club sessions again, following the Government announcement that the country moves into Step 3 of Covid restrictions from May 17.

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New Rink Carpet

We are glad to say we were able to renew our rinks carpet late last year as the old surface was getting very thin and worn.

It was put in by Greengauge who supplied the previous artificial carpet as the committee felt it was best to keep to the type of surface we were all used to.
 

The President’s Cup is awarded to Trevor Dobson

WITH no club competitions taking place during last year due to the pandemic, there were of course no trophy presentations.

However, there was one award which the Committee felt should be given – the President’s Cup (known affectionately as the Claret Jug) for special service to the club.

It was awarded to Trevor Dobson who over many years has generously produced the flower displays that adorn our tubs and hanging baskets around the clubhouse.

This year Trevor went even further and constructed a delightful rockery in place of the old flowerbed in front of the sheds. His horticultural delights are much appreciated.

Trevor received the cup from our President Glyn Larcombe after an introductory speech by Club Captain Alan Dell in a special ceremony in December, which this year had to be made outside the clubhouse instead of at the annual dinner. Trevor was warmly applauded by a small gathering at the occasion.

 

 


 

Awards at the double

THERE were a few double successes at the 2019 championship awards dinner – led by Val Lambert who picked up the Ladies League and the Knockout trophies.

Trevor Woodham won the Men’s League and the Pairs Knockout with partner Janet Cross, who also doubled up with the Memorial Pairs trophy.  In that her partner Tony Britton also was a winner by collecting the Winter Cup trophy which was won with Gregg Scott.

IT was another champagne year for Val Lambert who had a superb championship double, collecting both Ladies Singles trophies -  the League and the Knockout.

Also, by winning the knockout Val completed a tremendous treble – having gained this title for the previous two years.

Vera Davies was a close Runner-up in the Ladies Singles League in a reverse of last year, when she won it. 
Margaret Perkins was Runner-up in the Ladies knockout competition.

Congratulations to Trevor Woodham in gaining his first club trophies -  and in doing so completed a championship double. 

Trevor won the Men’s Singles League, while Andy Doughton was Runner-up.
Trevor also took the Pairs Knockout trophy, partnered by Janet Cross, with Tony Britton & Howard Brooks the Runners-up.

The Pairs League trophy was won by Sarah Jane Cole & Mike McLachlan.  Runners-up on shot difference were Margaret Perkins & Tony Britton.

The Men’s Singles champion was Derek Spence who beat Runner-up Howard Brooks in the final.

The Memorial Pairs Trophy went to Janet Cross & Tony Britton, while Vera Davies & Ian Smith collected the Runners-up prize.

Tony Britton was on the rostrum again - collecting the Winter Cup with partner Gregg Scott.

Mike McLachlan & Trevor Dobson were Winter Cup Runners-up.

The President’s Cup was awarded to Fred Parsons.

In presenting the ‘Claret Jug’, club captain Alan Dell said that we are recognising Fred’s services not only as Secretary but for his promotion work and managing the club website.

 

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