the season is drawing to a close , there is not much left to publish
Paul Riseborough thought this was one of the best results of season
with NHBC winning on all 4 rinks. We won 19-11,18-14,21-7 and 34-5 (3v2 as
they were a player short)Final Score NHBC 92 Stevenage 37
v Howard Gardens
suggest that this match didn't quite go our way. At the break we were
winning on 2 rinks and not far behind on the other 2. However we believe
tea doctoring must have taken place because after the break we seemed to
go to pieces and lost on all 4 rinks. Final score NHBC 44 Howard Gardens
v St Ippolyts
had a lovely afternoon at St Ippolyts with the weather being just about
perfect for Bowling. After 9 ends we were winning on 3 rinks and losing on
1 but were 18 shots ahead. we were then treated to a very nice selection
of cakes ( I had two slices of battenburg , Yum yum) and we
continued the bowling and finished up winning on all 4 rinks (A first for
me as Captain) Final score NHBC 67 St Ippolyts 44
and Chip Supper
I love this evening (must be the chips) especially when I seem to have a
lot of luck which happened this evening. I bowled with Rae and Tony Glenn
who both bowled superbly and we finished up winning the event with 72
points. My luck continued inside as well as me and the Mrs won 4 raffle
prizes, Anyway we made a few quid for the club and thanks to Robin for
doing a great job organising.
Day 2 Woods
notice is now on the board if you wish to enter for the 2 Wood Singles or
2 Wood Pairs Competitions which take place on Finals Day (7th Sept)
cancelled due to Biggleswade not being able to field team.
Hatters Tea Party
understand that a good night was had by all and I have put some pictures
in the Gallery.
captain for this game was axed after discoveries that an illegal betting
ring was taking place on this game. Chairman Mike Jeffreys told Sky Sports
that.... Ok perhaps not but Lynne returned to the fold for this game and
became non playing captain at a sunny Sandy Ground. Welcome back Lynne.
for the game itself passing Biggleswade we had a torrential down pour but
500 yards further on the sun was out and stayed out for the whole game. As
for game itself I believe we had played Sandy twice already and the score
was one win each. So a decider but we were losing by 23 shots at half time
and despite a bit of a comeback we ended up losing. Final Score NHBC 59
the address in the morning from there website was scary as the first thing
you see is two England internationals. However as much as i would like to
say they played and we beat them i cant. They fielded a friendly team in a
lovely setting. The hedge is cut into the shapes of the seven drawfs and
is really impressive. At half time we wre winning 44-32 and despite them
saying they were going to doctor out tea we finished up winning. Final
score NHBC93 Buntingford 68.
at Fairfield on a sunny but blustery day we were losing at half time and
finished up winning two rinks but losing the other 3with the final score
being NHBC 74 Fairfield 110 but a nice afternoon.
Draw for the Harold Hardy took place today (Thurs 1st Aug) and Is on web
long last we got a play game against a very friendly Datchworth team. The weather
was mostly greyish but was fine for bowling. At Tea time after 9 ends we
were trailing by 10 shots and despite a bit of a comeback we ended up
winning on two rinks but losing more heavily on the other so the final
score was NHBC 58 Datchworth 64.
games v Stevenage and Willian were postponed due to the heat and the game
against Steeple Morden was postponed due to the rain. Doh cant get the
right mix of weather !
what a day we had on Saturday the 20th July. The weather people were predicting
heavy rain and thunderstorms and on arrival a few black clouds were in the
sky. As it happens we had about 15 spots of rain all day and the weather
was great apart from a slightly gusty wind which managed to break a gazebo
but was refreshing in the hot sunshine.
green had been freshly cut and looked in good condition and we had 5 live
rinks for the 20 teams to play on. At 1000 battle commenced with the
first group of 10 playing followed at 1100 by the other 10. Then it was
the turn of the Spider and it seemed like everyone contributed a quid to
have a go. All proceeds going to the Samaritans. Then it was time for
lunch for 10 teams whilst the rest played game 2. Following on from lunch
a raffle was held again in aid of the Samaritans. If anyone can advise
what we raised please let me know.
for the bowling it looks like it was a win for Willian 'A' and Robin
Edmett and friends who I believe both scored 17 Points.
and Peter Frisk and Bob Hart, Willian 'F' , Pippa Clayton and Friends,
Willian 'D', and Willian 'E' all scored 15 points.
thanks bit, I know a lot of people put a lot of effort into this and if I've
forgotten anyone, again let me know. I know Dorothy , Rose
others performed heroics doing the dinner. Mike I saw adding up scores all
day long and the tea people who kept me going with lovely cups of tea. I
know Simon and Jim were up early setting up and Bob for doing the raffle
Big THANKS to those and all other helpers.
I have updated some pictures in the gallery section of the day. A little
tip if you want to see a picture a bit bigger just right click and open in
try to keep this up to date but at times fall behind. If you see a mistake
or want me to add anything just email me. I now believe it is all up to
date with competitions as well. Cheers Andy
game 17th July Postponed
Holwell cant field a team so game has been cancelled.
a nice day for bowling we entertained Melbourne and what an afternoon it
turned out to be. At Tea we were winning by 3 shots overall with no more
than 2 points separating all 4 rinks. Anyway Brian Davey's rink were 9-2
up, Then I believe 18-9 down yet finished up winning 22-18. Jim Mustoe's
team finished a tight battle all square at 17 each. But Basil's team were
triumphant 21-6 , with the words of 'Basils on fire' being echoed not just
by Basil but all who played. My team lost on the final end 16-18 despite
going into the last end winning by 1 but a really enjoyable game against a
friendly Melbourne team. Final Score NHBC 76 Melbourne 59.
had one winning rink, one drawn and lost on the other two.The final score
being NHBC 53 Letchworth 64
my winning run of 1 game came to an end as we were losing at tea and went
on to lose NHBC 49 Hitchin 84
a lovely sunny day we won two rinks but lost on two but finished up losing
49-60. However i believe it was an enjoyable afternoon.
i went into this game with my 100% record as Captain in tact. Yes i hadn't
won a game. However that was to change as we all bowled well and we end up
winning against a very social and enjoyable crowd by 77-46. My First WIN !
v Howards Garden
the weather defeated us this timebut if was because it was too hot and no
parking available as everyone was at the swimming pool . There fore the
game was cancelled
played Holwell 2 rinks at home and 2 away. We Won 1 rink away by 1 shot
(see below) and lost the other by 8 meaning we were 7 down. The home teams
were pretty close but overall lost by 3 shots so we lost by 10 in Total.
Shot in Cairns cup!
were losing by 3 on the final end with them holding shot about 9 inches in
front of the jack when the Skips bowled. Looking at the situation I said
to Mike 'You need to hit the jack (which he couldn't see) by about a
quarter of an inch but only move it two feet six inches' to where we had 3
bowls sitting. Ok it was tongue in cheek but Mike bowled and hit it
perfectly giving us 4 shots. So we ended up winning by one. Definitely the
best shot i have seen.
I got stuck at the hospital for this game and Gill Davey stood in for me.
Brian Davey also picked up the captaincy and John Wigglesworth picked up
me Brother. A good game by all accounts and a game in which we won. ( But I've
forgot the score). Anyway well done and thanks to the three above for
helping me out.
the coach arrived and we set off just after 0900 , Rose was already
singing 'Oh i do like to be beside the seaside' (ok Perhaps she wasn't)
But we set off in good spirits. We arrived just after 1130 , despite
having to take a slight detour when the Coach wouldn't fit under a
hosts met us and we were able to dump our bags in the clubhouse and most
decided to have a snack at the Salad Bowl Cafe. Now I'm not sure if it was
called that after a salad bowl or it was a play on words as the Bowls
green was right next door.
suitably refreshed most then wandered down towards the town and on route taking
in the beautiful gardens. Live music was playing in the Green and with the
sun shining it made for a lovely experience.
personally then had another cup of tea while some wandered into the town
or just wandered. It was then time to get back for the Bowls game.
fielded 6 teams and we kicked off at 1430. The Sun was still shining and
it made for a lovely afternoon. We then had the traditional Tea and Biscuits
afterwards. Unfortunately we lost the game 66-134 with our best results
coming from Lesley's team who drew and Tricia's team who only lost by one.
on it was time for food again so again most had to have the traditional
Fish and Chips before we had to leave. The Coach left about 1920 and we
arrived back at 2125 having enjoyed Mike's and Tricia's Chocolates on the
way home which they won in the raffle. We were also treated to sticks of
rock each by our hosts (Bob Hart) who we should thank for having such a wonderful
should also thank Tony for organising and Robin for taking the lead during
the day and also captaining. I also understand that we have been offered
the same fixture next year on Saturday 20th June so watch this space for
news on that. Finally i took a few Pictures which can be found in the
The weather won again and the game was abandoned after two ends. The one
bright note was that Jeff and Malcolm managed to get the tea and biscuits
out early. Well done to them.
happened to the wheathear
right its the worst spell of weather for ages meaning that The Games
against Melbourne and Stotfold were lost. It also meant that the hospice
evening was postponed but see below. Also the date for the completion of
the Tembey and singles 1st round have had an extension to the 29th June.
All Games to be completed by then..
the weather won here but instead of bowling Lynne organised a quiz evening
with 5 teams taking part and it proved to be very successful. We had the
normal food and raffle and ended up making over £145 for the Hospice.
Well Done Lynne and thanks to the ladies who dished out the food.
v Melbourne 15th July
note this game in now at Home Not Away as published
note change of Captains for these games:-
21st Fri 2.30 pm Royston BC Away Captain Paul Riseborough
1st Mon 2.30 pm Buntingford BC Home Captain Andy Denniss
17th Wed 2.30 pm Holwell BC Away Captain Robin Edmett
27th Sat 2.30 pm Steeple Mo BC Home Captain Paul Riseborough
7th Wed 2.30 pm Sandy BC Away Captain Andy Denniss
22nd Thurs 2.30pm Stotfold BC Away Captain Robin Edmett
18th Wed 2.30 pm The Three Horse Away Captain Paul Riseborough
good win was recorded against Shepalbury with us winning on three out of
the 4 Rinks.Final Score being NHBC 70 Shepalbury 43
Game Result v Datchworth
close game by the sounds of it. We won on 3 rinks but lost on the 4th with
the final score being NHBC 57 Datchworth 62
Game Result v Steeple Morden
we really turned up at this event. On a nice sunny day and some great hospitality
from our hosts. We won on all 4 rinks as we triumphed NHBC 77 Steeple
Game result v Three Horseshoes
game was really close with Three Horseshoes just in front at tea. However
Three Horseshoes were a player short on two rinks so losing a third of
there score on these. This meant that the final score was our first
victory with a score of NHBC 57 Three Horseshoes 54
game result v St Ippolyts
St Ippolyts couldn't field a team so we had 4 teams of 3 playing
each other on a league basis of 5 ends each game. The winners of the
garden gnomes were Jim Mustoe, Guy Osborne and Gill Davey
Social Evening Tuesday 14th May
Played Target Bowls which seemed to go down well. There were 12 teams
consisting of 9 trebles and 3 pairs. We had a great evenings bowling with
a Pair consisting of Paul Riseborough and Chin Tory winning the event with
107 points. The lowest placed team got 64 points and were awarded a wooden
game result v Sandy
asked for an extra rink so we ended up with 5 triples. This time we were
not to far behind at tea 42-49 and the first win of the season looked
possible. It went to the final couple of ends in two games when we lost by
3 on each. One swing the other way , we might have won ! Anyway an
enjoyable afternoon with the final score being 80-86.
Game result v Letchworth.
a lovely sunny afternoon Letchworth led at tea by 21 Points (28-49). Unfortunately
the tea didn't do us any good and we ended up losing 48-82.
Game Result v Biggleswade
the cold afternoon of Saturday we played Biggleswade and due to the
coldness the game was reduced to 15 ends. Unfortunately we ended up
losing. Final score Biggleswade 66 NHBC 33
Game Result v Riverain
were only 4 shots adrift after 11 ends when we stopped for tea and after
it went wrong. However an enjoyable afternoon and Riverain made us feel
very welcome. Final score Riverain 75 NHBC 57..
Game Result v Holwell
a Nice sunny afternoon we played our first game of the season and narrowly
lost. We were a player short due to a misunderstanding and won on 3 of the
4 rinks but the loss of a player meant a narrow defeat for the team.
26 (player short)
and Chip Social.
reasons that i cant remember the Fish and Chip Evening will now be held on
Tuesday 13th August. Not the 2nd August.
I think the dates are all correct now, someone will tell me if not. The
only change is that there will be no semi final's day this year. Instead
all semi's need to be completed by the 2nd Sept.
Results were :- WON 9 LOST 15 DRAWN 1
Results were Won 17 Lost 19 Shots for 2189 against 2366
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