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IN MEMORY...

It is with very great sadness that we have to report that Steve Heath has recently passed away. Steve was a much valued and active member of our bowls club. He will be very much missed. All our thoughts and condolences at this time are with his wife Maureen, his family and friends. Further details regarding his funeral will be published when available.

DEVON PRESIDENTS

On Tuesday 12th June Marldon played hosts to the Devon Presidents for a friendly game.

Mike Birch Devon county president was in attendance as the Devon Presidents enjoyed a good natured match in excellent conditions. The food laid on by Carole and her team was very well received and rounded off an excellent afternoons bowling. We also had some fantastic cakes baked by some club members (9 in total) which were very well received by all. Many thanks to Gordon & Barry for manning the bar (much needed!) and to Paul for providing an excellent green to bowl on.

Men's Captain, Colin Cradock would like to thank persons who were brought on board in at the last moment notably Carlo Bragagnolo and Ladies Captain Pat Edwards who substituted in the second half of the game.

Everybody had a really enjoyable afternoon which resulted in a Marldon win by by 3 shots 120 to 117.

Colin Cradock

MARLDON BOWLS CLUB TOUR 2018MBC TOUR 2018

This year's tour saw plenty of our members hop on a bus and head North to Hereford for a few days "serious" bowling and a little bit of socialising as well. It would appear that everyone had a superb time. The weather was good and the fun element enjoyed on each and every day meant that this tour was (as one person described it) - just brilliant.

The only downside was that Marldon didn't win a match all week and it was reported that all the bowling venues were superb. Marldon made up for their bowling losses in other ways!

Keith & ColinShaun O'Leary won the mens prize and Sue Lockyer won the ladies prize with the presentations being made at the final night disco. We're not quite sure what prize Keith was looking to get but 10/10 for effort on the dressing up.

Mens Captain, Colin Cradock & Ladies Captain, Pat Edwards wanted to place on record their thanks to Pete Gadd for arranging a splendid tour this year. The effort put into this by Pete has been very much appreciated.
 

TICKLE TROPHY 2018

On Sunday May 13th the club held its annual Tickle trophy competition.

This year we had a larger turnout than previous years with 45 members turning up from noon to play.

Whilst the draw for teams was being made by myself (Colin Whiley) with the much appreciated help from Pat Edwards all players were taking part in the now compulsory spider held on every club competition day. The winner received a bottle of wine donated by club president Mr Ricky Knapp.  (Lucky winner was Keith Hollings ).

With the Draw and the Spider now completed, we now had 12 teams all named after footballing countries around the world.

Tickle Winners 2018The top two teams, after playing 3 games during the afternoon collecting the most points had to play off for the coveted trophy.  The successful teams this year being Wales ( BobTame, Pat Edwards. GillHartley & Gordon Hewer) playing Argentina (Alan Coombe, Jane Lake, Ray O'Brien & our BBQ Chefs Barry Hodges & Terry Grant)

The final this was won by 2 points to nil by Wales.

The weather was very kind to us, this being we had quite a few guests staying and enjoying the afternoon sunshine and entertainment.

A huge thank you goes to Barry & Terry for their exceptional culinary skills. A great afternoon enjoyed by all.

Colin Whiley. Competitions Secretary / Vice Captain

CLUB TRIPLES LEAGUE

 

GAMES

 

 

Points

 

Result

 

WEEK 7 - 4th July

FOR

Against

Draw

FOR

Against

Points

Rolling Stones Vs Mustgetbeers

0

2

1

12

15

1

9

Giraffes Vs Devon D's

2

1

0

19

10

8

2

SWT Vs Bumblebeez

1

2

0

10

12

2

8

Herbs Vs Misfits

1

2

0

7

14

2

8

Golden Oldies Vs Flower Power

1

2

0

6

19

2

8

Skittlers Vs NEG

2

1

0

20

11

8

2

CLUB NIGHT LEAGUE TABLE as at 4th July

 

 

Team

Played

Won

Drew

Lost

Points For

Points against

DIFF

Points

1

Giraffs

8

13

4

7

143

-86

57

58

2

Devon Dumplings

8

14

2

8

126

-86

40

54

3

Sklttlers

8

14

0

8

134

-99

35

52

4

Mustgetbeers

8

14

3

7

127

-103

24

51

5

Rolling Stones

8

8

6

10

125

-114

11

47

6

Flower Power

8

10

4

10

114

-97

17

44

7

Golden Oldies

8

12

5

7

97

-100

-3

37

8

N.E.G.

8

9

3

12

108

-121

-13

33

9

Misfits

8

9

3

12

96

-123

-27

31

10

Herbs

8

9

2

13

93

-118

-25

28

11

Soppy Wet Tarts

8

8

2

14

99

-119

-20

26

12

Bumble Bees

8

6

1

17

68

-155

-87

21

OPENING DAY 2018

Openeing Day 2018After two days of glorious sunshine leading into the weekend, Marldon Bowling Club opened its 2018 season on Saturday 21st April with Bryan Salter cutting the ribbon to the new seating area by rinks 5 & 6. This area has been dedicated to Bryan'sBryan cuts ribbon to area dedicated to his late wife Betty late wife Betty Salter, a stalwart, hard working and supportive social member of our bowling club much loved by those who knew her. Having been officially opened it was fitting for two of Betty's closest friends Marcia and Julia to be the first to try out the new bench.
Marcia & Julia approve of new seatingThe President, Ricky Knapp and Chairman, Barry Bailey, were in attendance to welcome members to the playing of the traditional first bowl by the President (not aRicky gets one close! bad result either!!). The President having declared his aim in his year was to raise enough funds to provide a defibrillator for the club then placed the defibrillator in the Men's Changing Room. This is a mighty achievement in fundraising terms to have financed such a project in such a short space of time.

Ricky & Yvonne show of new defibrillatorWith all the formalities completed the players then looked forward to getting on the green. First up was the obligatory spider which was won by Suzanne Muller. Sadly but with the season in mind the Greenkeeper closed the green due to the softness of the green making play inadvisable and with rain threatening to fall. As a result of this unfortunate necessity everyone settled down to an early lunch provided by Carole Page and her team all washed down with a few beverages.

Predictably with the English weather and the associated forecasting it was ironic that everyone left with the sun shining brightly, but with the Green closed until Wednesday 25th April.

Now let's look forward to a great seasons bowling enjoyed by everyone.

In Memory... Betty Salter

It is with very great sadness that we have to announce that Betty Salter passed away today (29th November 2017). Betty has been a long time social member of our bowls club and will be sorely missed in the future. Although Betty never bowled she was always a great supporter of club activities, especially for the bowlers, providing refreshments on many, many occasions.

Whilst never seen on the green, Betty was in her element in the kitchen (usually in the company of Julie Collings). She was always prepared to make a pot of tea or a cup of coffee for someone. It has to be said though; her signature dish would be the scones. Nobody could bake a scone as good as Betty's, and she used to make them by the 100 to support various club events such as Captains Day, Presidents Day, Marldon 4's and many others besides.

As has been said for other past members who have been bowlers, we have a lot to thank them for in terms of what we have today at the club. In this instance we have to say a massive thank you to Betty for her long term support as a social member, because without her support a lot of events and occasions would have not have been as good and as successful as they were.

As a long time friend of many of our bowlers she will be sadly missed, Betty is truly a part of our Bowls Club history. All our thoughts and condolences at this time are with her husband Bryan, her family and her many friends.

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