It is with great sadness the Club received news that Des passed away suddenly in January, 2021. Des was known as everyone's friend and a wonderful bowling colleague.
When people pass away, they are sometimes remembered as being “angels” or “angel-like”. A close friend of Des feels that title absolutely describes him since he was always ready and willing to help anyone at anytime, day or night.
Des was regarded by many as the best “Lead” in the club but also as a true sportsmen and a gentle giant. Playing against him was always a delight – he never became anxious or distracted but always ready to encourage his own team’s performances or compliment his opponents.
One club member comments : “Des was a formidable opponent - he played with what are probably the largest bowls in the club - they would be more appropriate on the gun deck of HMS Victory. To see them coming towards your bowls was always worrying, He was a great player and the nicest man you could wish to meet and play with or against”
If you had Des as a member of your team – whether league or roll-up – you were invariably off to a flying start. Opening good shots just got better and better – Des was almost a one-man-team at times!
His modesty was wonderfully illustrated when he won a Bowls International Hot Shots Club award – playing with his partner one Tuesday morning in the Planets League. After the game, he was quietly reserved but so delighted for his partner and for himself.
Without doubt, Des was an outstanding club member. His presence at the Brecks will be hugely missed. His kindness, support and encouragement are part of our treasured memories of the big man with a big heart and generous nature.
We will certainly miss you Des. Thank you for sharing
so much with us. Our sincere condolences to Christine and her family.
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
Ladies' Friendly - Home to Risbygate
Monday 21st October
We were pleased to welcome the ladies from Risbygate who helped us start our new season.
We played 4 x 3 Triples thanks to the support of our own ladies.
A good win for one of our rinks and it was so good to renew "old acquaintances" and enjoy "a nice cup of tea and gossip".
Ladies' Friendly - Home to Lakenheath
Monday 28th October
A very enjoyable afternoon. It was good to see "young players" on the green. The visitors brought along six players including one young man.
They all told their captain, Pauline Wright, how much they enjoyed the experience of a "proper game".
We had two winning rinks - a good day for everyone!
Many thanks indeed Ann
Official opening of fourth rink by Thetford Mayor and the Mayoress