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.This will be available all week except for Sundays
This will be tried out for its maiden run against Ad Finem on Tuesday June 13th.
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.
Bob Coombs must be thanked for his "calling" expertise on Saturday April 22nd at the club Bingo Night, which was very well attended.The Fish n Chips ( or Sausage n Chips ) was very good indeed, it arrived on time, hot and tasty so well done to the Marlow Bottom fish shop.
For the Bingo afficionados the night was extremely successful with plenty of prizes being shared out, although for some lesser mortals it was a bit of a testing experience, trying to work out how all the bingo formats worked !
Don's Marlow based quiz was very good and a nice change from the standard general knowledge quiz.
A huge thanks go to the helpers on the night particularly Fred and George behind the bar and everyone who cleared up afterwards.
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