Summer 2019 Trees League
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
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
Les Fiske: Competitions Secretary
Club Presentation Evening
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.
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.
How many columns?