Summer 2019 Trees League




                                                 Summer 2019 Trees League Results


                                       Winners :  Cedar   :     P Cane, A Hiller & D Browne

                                       

                                Runners Up  : Spruce  :    S Horrell, S Randall & M Attfield


Congratulations to the winners and runners up for a hard fought

competition. And thanks to everyone for a successful Summer league

with no outstanding matches.


Les Fiske  -  League Secretary

    

                           Summer 2019 KO Competition

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Ladies Singles Winner          J Barras

  Runner Up                               J Medcalf

                                          Ladies Pairs Winners            A Webb & J Barras

                           Runners                                   G Fenton & T O’Brien

                                          Men’s Singles Winner           J Washbrook

              Runner Up                               M Attfield  


              Mixed Pairs                              F Shields & T O’Brien

                                          Runners Up                             W Baldock & L Boldock

        

                                                     Congratulations to all winners

 

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                                                                                                     Les Fiske:    Competitions Secretary  




Club Presentation Evening

April 2019


Photographs follow the listing below



The following Presentation Evening (2019) photographs remain in the copyright ownership of Mr Brian Soper.


Many thanks to Brian for all his efforts and support.





Winter 2018 ~ 2019 KO Results


And following  ....  a selection of Presentation photographs,

                submitted by Andrew Wallace.        Displays by Webmaster.




            Can you match the winners to the competition played ?



  Summer League details  2018



CONGRATULATIONS TO ASH - THE TREES LEAGUE WINNERS - SUMMER 2018

John Salisbury (Capt),  Tricia O'Brien,   Fred Shields,   Des Brown




Diary  -  Friendly Matches


 Monday 26th February 2018   :   Away to Lakenheath

    

                                          Grateful thanks to Ann Melton for the following report.


                          We played a triples game of three rinks. On arrival  we were warmly                                    welcomed by their Ladies' Captain and her team.


               It was a good game and played in a very good spirit. Unfortunately

               we lost on all three rinks.


               Nevertheless it was a most enjoyable afternoon -  not spoil at all

               by  the snowy journey!!


                                               Anne Melton  -  Ladies Secretary



       


                           Monday 15th January 2018    :   Home to Risbygate


            Cancelled by the visitors 








        

            Ladies President   -   Rosie Smith


                                                   

             Photograph courtesy of EDP



                                                      Sadly, Rosie died last year. 


       The news came as a great shock to all club  members who knew her. 


        "The world of bowls loses one of its great personalities in Rosie Smith" 

"The world of bowls loses one of its great personalities in Rosie Smith"

"Rosie Smith may have been diminutive – she measured barely five feet – but there is no doubt the long-time secretary of Norfolk, and former President of the English Women’s Bowling Association, was a pocket dynamo.  Rosie, who died, aged 82, after a short illness on Monday, was one of Norfolk’s great bowling characters. Born in Cambridgeshire, she spent her early days in Upwell, working first in a sweet shop, then a haberdashery in Wisbech. She married Neville, a police officer and the couple moved to Mundford in Norfolk.


Together, in 1970, they joined the Mundford Bowls Club, where Rosie became ladies’ captain in 1980, a role she was to assume again from 1982 to 1989. She won the club singles title five times – in 1980, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2004 – and was club President from 2014 until her death.


Indoors, she was a member at the Old Hall club in Ashill, before joining the Brecks club when it opened at the Breckland Leisure Centre in Thetford in 2006. Rosie served as its inaugural President, and, again, this was a position she still held until her death.

Outdoors, she played for Norfolk roughly 50 times in the Johns Trophy, and was a member of the county side that won the coveted national title in 1985 and 1987 - and she was proud to be county president when Norfolk did the Johns Trophy and Walker Cup double in 1991.

Over the years, she reached county finals in singles, pairs, triples and fours, winning the triples three times, in 1978, 1979 and 1980, and the fours once, in 1980. She also won the Norfolk Champion of Champions title in 1994.

Her love for the game meant she was also a mover-and-shaker off the green, the pinnacle of her achievements as an administrator came when she served as President of the English Women’s Bowling Association in 1997.

Rosie also served as secretary of the Norfolk County Women’s Bowling Association from 1992-1995, and again from 2009-2017. She was assistant secretary to the national association from 1998-2002, and an international selector from 2000-2009. She received a special award from the EWBA in 2003, and was installed as an Honorary Life Member of the unified body, Bowls England."


The above article and photograph appear by courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press.




Just a few weeks ago, Rosie was enjoying her bowls at the club where she was hugely loved and respected by all who knew her  - and where she treasured her role as Ladies' President.

Those who didn't have the privilege of  knowing Rosie well, will surely recall her smile and warm welcome, as they too arrived for yet another league game, no doubt seeing Rosie as she rested between ends, sitting at the end of her rink. 

Rosie, partnered by Ann Melton, won the Ladies Pairs knockout competition  earlier this year. A fitting tribute to all her club successes throughout the past years. 

Rosie will be hugely missed. 







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