News and Views
There has been some exciting news to report for the club as we have now secured some parking spaces for visiting clubs which will be a welcome respite from the continued parking difficulties for visiting clubs over past seasons.
Parking is a massive issue in this area as we all know and for sure the issue has made things very difficult for us,but with the new arrangement all visiting clubs can be assured of some good parking spaces courtesy of a local club certainly for midweek matches although availability is limited at the weekends.
This was first tried out against Ad Finem on Tuesday June 13th.
In tandem with the current climate of measures required to meet certain safety requirements the club has now put in place safety barriers around the clubhouse. Club members will see these barriers at certain points of the grounds and which will ensure that people are able to move around the area safely and the club offers great thanks to the efforts of Bob Perrin who fitted the equipment.
Despite a torrent of abysmal weather the Bucks v Berks county match miraculously went ahead at Marlow last Wednesday and although the match was restricted to 18 ends, the ground was very playable despite the persistent and sometimes heavy rain.
It was an entertaining match which Berks ultimately won 107-88 and of course the conditions were not ideal for good bowling especially in respect of gripping the bowl but there were several very good comments about the Marlow green and how well it had played. However the weather did not detract from the day and Marlow is particularly pleased that everyone who came along enjoyed the day and the environment at Marlow Bowls Club. Special mention must go to Kate and her son for the excellent meal that they provided and also to Fred Burton John Coombes and George Malster for their help behind the bar along with Club Captain Clive Brooks for doing the raffle.
One of the most memorable things about the day was seeing one time Marlow stalwart bowler Derek Barton back at Marlow playing on his old hunting ground after leaving the area several years ago. Derek is indeed one of the most likeable people you could meet and is still as charming and likeable as ever, it was great to see him again.
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