27th August 1400
1st Sept 1000
28th Sept 1030
evening 30th Nov at
the Golf Club
Hitchin and Biggleswade
was Still very hot against Hitchin so we played 12 ends. After 6 ends we
were leading by 5 shots and with the final end to go i made it we were up
1 shot. However getting the final result was disappointing as we lost
42-30 (Think my maths must have gone wrong or we had some disastrous last
ends. At Biggleswade the weather had subsided and it was a nice day to
play bowls, After 9 ends i think we were down by about 5 shots but
finished up by losing 73-47 (from Memory). However afterwards we
were treated to a superb meal and great hospitality (and i won first prize
in the raffle) so an enjoyable day for which Biggleswade should be congratulated.
Willian and Steeple Morden
Willian , On the hottest day of the year so far it was decided that we
would only play 12 ends. At the halfway stage we were losing by 11 shots,
I'm afraid there was no comeback this time so home advantage (?) didn't
help as we ended up losing 42-30.
Steeple Morden . On the windiest day of the outside season , again we were
losing at the halfway stage (well Actually 12 ends). We were then treated
to a lovely salad and cakes but again we couldn't comeback and lost
This years Gala Day arrived and as Mike said at the AGM, it was guaranteed
to be a sunny day after Dorothy brought the umbrellas ! and so it proved
to be. On a baking hot day 24 teams took part. Some old friends turned up
in the form of Joan Rudge, Eileen Smith and Rose Saunders. Also several
other past bowlers from other clubs turned up. It was a pleasure to see
spider was great fun and we managed to raise £78 for the Samaritans so
thanks to all who took part.
day itself Raised £787.90 so again a big thanks to all for your
contributions, Also a Very big pat on the back to Dorothy and all the
others who managed to make it a success.
winners were Avril Straw along with Sue and Colin Cole, Congratulations to
Straw 17 Points Shot difference +47
Salmon 17 Points Shot difference +15
Gulliver 15 Points Shot difference +25
pictures as supplied by Geoff Barratt and some added ones by Paul
Riseborough can be seen on the photo gallery
Long Last I have managed to get the Pictures from The Presentation
Dinner Held in December 2017. Click on Gallery to View.
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Wembley this year
a glorious evening for bowls we were playing in the Cairns Cup against a
strong Royston side. Two rinks at home and two away With the aggregate
score of all four games counting. NHBC home team had a slender lead at the
end of the evening and Mike Jeffreys was getting worried of losing his
100% record , as evidently we have never won a game in this. However
when the Carrier pigeon arrived it appears that Royston had won the home
game by a bigger margin, so Mike's record was safe.
we were treated to a lovely meal for which the ladies should be
congratulated. Also special thanks To Mike and Tricia who left there
holiday resort at 0700 to ensure everything was ready for the evening.
what a game this was. After about 4-5 ends we were losing 13-0,9-0,9-2 and
winning 7-5 on the last rink Only what i can remember so may not be
strictly accurate. So 27 shots down. I'm not sure if the sun came out or
went in but somehow we turned it round and finished up winning the match
77-73 so what a comeback. Langford laid on an impressive spread afterwards
and should be thanked for there hospitality.
despite a greyish start we ended up having some lovely weather for the
evening. A big thanks to Basil for organising. The raffle became the
Malcolm and Ted road show with them both winning 3 or 4 times. However the
winner was the hospice as we raised £110. Thanks for all the food, raffle
prizes and your support.