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Hi Members

In July we played 11, won 4, lost 7 and 1 was cancelled. This includes all matches. Overall we have played 32, won 13, lost 19. That’s good for us this far into the season, well done to all players.

The Mid Sussex League has now finished, our last match at Southgate we won 9pts – 1pt. Border League have 2 more to play and the Ladies have 1 more Nellie Mercer. Now we can get back to the Friendlies

The Social Secretary, Norma, would like to know how many Members can make sandwiches for the President v Captain match on the 6th August. Please contact Norma if you can help. If you wish to play in this match and your name is not in the fixtures book, please arrive by 14.10hrs. Thank you.

As the Club Captain has already asked, can you please put your names in the fixture book for the August and September matches. It does make Davids job much easier if he knows in advance who can play. Thank you.

There is just a matter of the Semi-Finals to be played by the 13th August and then the two big days of the finals on the 27th & 28th of August. Please come along and support your Members. Bring your picnic. Tea/Coffee and Biscuits supplied.

The Committee has called a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING on Thursday the 7th September @ 11am in the Club House for all Club Members to attend. This meeting is to discuss the way forward with Green Maintenance.

Warden Duty

Wardens are required on Friday morning (11.00 – 1.00) and Saturday morning (11.00 – 1.00).

The Warden will be expected to do any necessary cleaning and prepare the tables for tea/supper but not to be involved in marking competitions.

The full list of duties will be included in a folder on the desk.

Wardens Duties

Friday 4th August  David Turley & Viv Holmes

Saturday 5th August  David & Angela Spurr

Friday 11th August  Peter Bailey & John Leadbeater

Saturday 12th August  Bryony & Seton Wood

Friday 18th August  Phil Claridge

Saturday 19th August  David Clifton & Lorena Daane

Friday 25th August  Alan Setchell & Josie Allen

Saturday 26th August  Jim & Norma Covey

Friday 1st September  Marie Davies & Brenda Thompson  

Saturday 2nd September  David Dunnington & Ian Holmes

Previous News Letters

Dear Member

It is now time to start thinking about the new Season of outdoor bowls which will commence on Saturday 16th April. You are invited to renew your membership and the appropriate forms can be found on the membership page of the website.

Please remember to return all 3 pages of the Application Form and add your name to all sections.


Please enter on Page 2 of the Application Form (Do not enter more than 3 Singles Competitions)

Forms will also be displayed on the Club notice board at the start of the season for late entries.

Full Members and Associate Members are eligible to enter the Competitions.

The Jackson Trophy is a Singles Competition open to all members who have not appeared in a Singles Final during the previous 3 years. This rules out a lot of the so called ‘better bowlers’ and makes the Competition particularly suitable to new members and those with less experience. Please enter if you are eligible.

Competitions must be completed by the date stated for each round. The first named challenger(s) will mutually agree, with their opponent(s), the date and time for the match to be played and be responsible for providing a Marker.

All members who enter singles competitions will be required to act as markers. 

Please do not enter any competition if you will not be available to play on Finals Day 

Club Night

Club Night will continue to be on Monday evenings when the Green will be available for ‘Roll Ups’ and, during May, June, July & August, the Phoenix League.

.Phoenix League

David Peters is running the league this year please give him your support. If you would like to play, please enter on Page 2 of the Application Form. There will be a one off payment of £2 to play in the League.

Peters’ Shield

This year we will be holding Peters' Shield drives due to lack of support on Friday evenings




Saturday 26th March from 10.30 until 12.00 THE PAVILION, HORSHAM PARK

COFFEE AND BISCUITS, RAFFLE (Prizes wanted please)


Please bring any of the following to the Pavilion between 10.00 and 12.00 on the day:

Homemade cakes of any shape size or content suitable for sale, spare or unwanted bowls equipment, produce, books, plants (BUT NO BRIC-A-BRAC)



Working Parties

The Club premises are our main asset and need to be kept in good condition. As usual, there is important work to be done to prepare for the start of the Season, therefore, there will be a Working Party on Sunday 3rd April from 10.00am. Please attend if you can, the more people the quicker it can be done.

There will be other Working Parties during the Season, please help when you can. 

Volunteers to help on the Green are welcome at all times. Please speak to Jim Covey.

Duty Rosters

The rosters for Warden and Tea Duties for the whole season will be available before the start of the season. Please enter on the Availability List any days or periods when you will be unable to undertake your duties because of holidays, work etc. (See page 3 of the Application Form).  Once the rosters have been completed it will be your responsibility to find a replacement if you find that you are unable to be present on your specified date. New members are not normally required to do roster duties during their first season although any help would be appreciated.

Members who joined last year will be included on the list and a meeting will be arranged to explain what is involved if necessary.

Warden Duty

Wardens are only required on Friday morning (11.00 – 1.00) and Saturday morning (11.00 – 1.00).

Where possible, it will be 2 Ladies on Fridays and 1 Gent on Saturdays

The Warden will be expected to do any necessary cleaning and prepare the tables for tea/supper but not to be involved in marking competitions.

The full list of duties will be included in a folder on the desk.

Tea Duty

The arrangements for Tea will be the different to last year. 

There is no need to bring cakes to each Home Friendly Match unless you wish to.


We have a full Fixture List again this year and, as usual, we have entered the Border League, Mid Sussex League and Nellie Mercer League. Please help by putting your match availability or non-availability down as early as possible. Please make the Captain’s job easier by keeping these up-to-date.

Please mark your early season availability on Page 3 of the Application Form

Please Contact me if you have any queries.

Best wishes for the coming season.