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Captain
2022 - 2023

Stewart Beattie

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Captains Update May 2022

I would like to thank all the committee for all their efforts and support over the past year, it has been a good team led superbly by Yvonne. I also want to thank those who have organised and ran the Club sessions every week. In particular, my thanks go to Paul and Jill who had the difficult task of Captaining our Swords and Sabres Teams with very small squads.  My decision to scale back to 1 team at the Xmas break was no reflection on them. The new combined Sabres squad finished a respectable 4th in the Northern League. We also returned to the Winter League where with a small squad we had an exciting winning run of games to end in 3rd place. The best placed of all Northern Clubs.  I am so proud of every one of you. You should all be proud of your achievements and of our Club.

 

Our Club Championships only had a short break over summer and despite Brexit, Covid and Bad weather Paul has managed to get us over the line once again. Congratulations to all winners. I think I only missed watching one final and we had some real quality bowling displayed and some tight games.

It was also great to see some of our newer bowlers taking some big scalps on the way to the finals, keep going you will be a champion one day.

We continued to make Improvements to our facilities around the Green during the summer and we are lucky to have several members who put in lots of time and effort to assist with replacing the roof structures and the covering at both ends of the Green. A new Club Pavilion was a much bigger task than anticipated but again the team involved did a super job and we now have a much better pavilion housing both our Hons Boards and a new Trophy cabinet displaying our Club Trophies.

Looking ahead we are arranging for the Trophy’s and Hons Board to be brought up to date. A new maintenance Shed is also planned for the road side end.

John Feek has volunteered to take on the role of Green Manager and is doing an excellent job on the Green. We had a small willing team working on cleaning the terraces, noticeboards, ditches in time for the J & J and my thanks go to them. This ongoing work needs the support of all members to take turns to assist in maintaining the surrounding terraces etc. So please all make this easy for John, don’t wait to be asked, offer your help now so John can slot you in and do your bit when called on.

Thanks for your support and lets stay healthy and enjoy our Bowling