JUNE 2022 NEWS
On Tuesday 21st June 2022, a team of ladies representing different clubs from Hertfordshire, visited Lockswood Bowling Club.
They are currently on tour and came to play twenty four of our Lockswood ladies in a friendly match. The format was six rinks of fours played over eighteen ends.
The afternoon was a great success, especially for our ladies who won overall by 114 shots to the visitor's 71. Lockswood had a top rink of Vi Oliver, Brenda Hawkes, Paddy Christopher and Pat Newman, whilst Hertfordshire's top rink were Beryl Driscoll, Brenda Sewell, Jacqui Shafron and Janet Carter.
The game was a very friendly and enjoyable one and was made even more special by the weather, which was hot and sunny.
The game was followed by tea and biscuits where the ladies had the opportunity to chat and socialise together, before Hertfordshire ladies boarded the coach back to Bournemouth.
Thank you to all the ladies from Hertfordshire for a great afternoon. It was lovely to meet you all.
Best wishes for the rest of your tour from the Lockswood ladies.
23/06/2022. Photograph courtesy of Neil Fletcher.
HERTFORDSHIRE LADIES VISIT LOCKSWOOD
S&DWBA EAST V WEST FRIENDLY
On Wednesday 15th June 2022, Lockswood Bowling Club hosted the Ladies' S&D Friendly match between clubs from the East of the County versus Clubs from the West of the County.
Please see below an account of the day from Sylvia Mould, who is the current Ladies' S&DWBA President.
18/06/2022. Photograph courtesy of Neil Fletcher.
Lockswood Bowling Club Celebrate.....
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 3rd June 2022
This was an opportunity to Celebrate a unique experience and one that will not happen again for a very long time. The Platinum Jubilee of her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth 2, who has reined for 70 years and longer than any other British Monarch in history.
As the patron of Bowls England it was therefore important, that Lockswood Bowling Club pay their own tribute to Her Majesty.
Traditionally, it is the time in the club calendar to hold our annual Three Woods Seven Ends Competition, and so it seemed right, to join the two events together to make it a special event.
The club and grounds were decorated with bunting, the flag was hoisted, the hall organised, food was prepared, the sun shone and most people dressed in red, white and blue. Perfect for a special day!
During the day, knock out matches of three woods played over seven ends, were conducted smoothly, culminating in a final, held at at the end of the day, with the finalists being Ann Bryant and Neil Fletcher, with Neil winning the title.
Meanwhile, inside the clubhouse there were people working hard, to make sure the day was a success. There were hot dogs at lunchtime, the bar was open, teas and coffees were available and there were various quizzes on Royal Themes, to keep everyone busy, and of course there was bowling to watch.
A raffle was held for three hampers, a breakfast, won by Jean Beaumont, a dinner won by Julie Barker and a picnic lunch won by Peter Sherwood.There was also a large raffle, where many prizes were also won.
The bowling tournament was followed by high tea in the Community Hall, with sandwiches, cakes and scones. Rob White entertained us with anecdotes and information about the Royal Tea taken at the Palace every day. The day was completed by the cutting of a special Jubilee Cake and toast to The Queen on behalf of our club, by Rob White.
This day would not have been successful without the support and members of the club, who deserve a special mention. I will attempt to include you all and apologise to anyone who I may have left out.
Firstly, a big "Thank You" to Rod Maxted, for organising the competition. Unfortunately, Rod could not be with us on the day, and we all wish him well.
Special "Thanks" must go to Sylvia Switzer, who worked hard to organise the Jubilee Celebrations.
Sylvia spent many hours enrolling people to help, putting up bunting, blowing up balloons, arranging tables, liaising with everyone and informing the membership, helping Colin on the day, organising quizzes and marking them and, who was generally on hand all day to make sure it was a success. Many thanks form us all Sylvia you did a great job.
Colin Mottram who ran the day in place of Rod and did a sterling job in making the competition run smoothly.
Also thanks go to :-
Julie Barker for making the three foot long Jubilee Celebration Cake, it was lovely.
The kitchen staff worked hard all day to provide, set up and wait on tables.
Gill Grindey, Margaret Gorman, Pat Newman, Sylvia Horrigan, Julie Roberts, Walter Metcalfe and Margaret's daughter Susan, thank you so much for all your hard work.
Pete Wilkinson who manned the bar and drinks, Rob White who gave the speech and toast.
Joy Geary for making up the hampers and running the raffle.
All those who spent time the evening before, setting up the hall and tables, the people who made sandwiches, cakes and scones for the tea.
Last, but not least, all the players, markers and everyone who attended to make this a very Special day to remember at Lockswood Bowling Club.
Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!
Colin & Sylvia take a small break in running the day.
Rob White tells us about the daily Queen's tea.
Pat cuts the Jubilee Celebration Cake made by Julie.
Ladies' Competition News.
Maxeen Fletcher and Carol Windust won their Preliminary Round of the Bowls Hampshire Pairs. The match was at home versus Waterside and they are now awaiting their next opponents in the First Round.
They also entered the National Senior Pairs and were drawn against Waterside away.
This match was played last Monday but unfortunately after a good game, Maxeen and Carol lost by twelve shots to nineteen.
Last weekend Lockswood Ladies also played their Preliminary round of the Bowls Hampshire Thornbery Competition at Hyde Abbey. The weather was good and the Match was exciting and extremely close. This Competition is a two rinks game with the winners having the higher aggregate score. All morning the teams were neck and neck and the teams taking turns to go ahead in the match. At the end one Lockswood rink had finished with a loss of three shote. The other Lockswood rink was one shot up going into the final end, so needed two shots to tie and three to win. The head was very tight and was decided by a measure but unfortunately, we only managed one shot. Therefore, Hyde Abbey went through by a shot!
It was a great game, enjoyed by everyone who took part, it was a game which could have gone either way. Well played ladies!
Gosport & Fareham League so far:-
Lockswood have two teams in this division. Lockswood Red and Lockswood Gold
They have both had a relatively steady start to the season with both teams currently in the top half of the table.
At the time of writing the Reds are lying in third place on 44 points with the Golds close on their tales in fourth place with 38 points.
The latest scores for this week are unavailable at present but will be updated shortly.
The Greens have made a slower start and have had a few struggles with team availability. However, there is still plenty of time to pick up points to lift them up the table!
Progress of the Leagues so far:-
The Championship Team have got off to a slow start but, although currently near the bottom of the league, they have played three of their first four games away on grass. However, there are still a lot of matches to play so hopefully they will pick up points at home to push them up the league.
The Combination have faired better having played two games at home and two games away. They are currently holding the middle of the table in fourth position.
The Combination Triples.
The Triples have started the season well having played six games. They have picked up points both home and away and are currently in second place just four and a half points behind Hedge End.
There are lots more games to play and points to be won, so, go for it boys!
S&DWBA - Ladies' Leagues
The Rinks League have equally got off to a slow start in the League. Unfortunately, this has been due some changes to the teams for various reasons. There is still a long way to go as the Ladies have only played two matches. So hopefully, they will pick up more points as the season progresses to lift them off the bottom of the table.
This is the first year Lockswood Ladies have had a team in the Triples League. The ladies have played three matches and have had two home wins and a loss away. Currently, they are sitting at the top of the table! So a good start ladies!
There will be no ACCUMULATOR this Saturday 4th June as several people will be away or involved in Jubilee Celebrations.
STEWARDING DUTIES 2022
S&DWBA Coffee Morning