SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWS
Do you like Darts?
Tried your hand at Shuffleboard?
Here is a chance to Have a Go!
Or, show off your prowess whilst enjoying a chat, glass of wine, a pint or a tea or coffee.
All Lockswood members welcome so, please join us if you can and get to meet old and new friends at this second of our New Social Events.
At Lockswood Bowling Club,
Wednesday 12th October at 7pm.
A DAY OF PRIDE AND HONOUR FOR ONE OF OUR MEMBERS.
28/09/2022. Article and photograph courtesy of Dilys Lillywhite
25th September 2022
On Sunday, Joan Barton held her President's Day at Lockswood. The weather was kind, dry, and a lovely temperature for bowling.
The afternoon began with a "Spider" which was won by Ann Bryant, followed by a friendly game of bowls played in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere with lots of friendly banter.
After the game members all enjoyed a lovely meal, prepared by our hard working catering staff.
Joan's charity for this event was The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Joan was pleased to welcome Judith a representative from the charity to speak to us about the work of the Air Ambulance which is all run by monies raised by the Charity.
Joan was especially pleased to be able to present Judith with a check for £300 from the proceeds of the day to help towards this great service which is there for us all.
A very big "Thank You" to the catering staff, Walter Metcalf, Gill Grindey, Wendy Nunn, Pat Newman and Julie Barker as well as Mike Beck who ran the Raffle and poured the wine!
Everyone had a lovely afternoon and thanks go all those members who gave their support on the day and contributed to the money raised.
To view more photographs of the day, go to the Image gallery or click on the button below.
Ladies' End Of Season Tea.
On Thursday the Ladies of Lockswood ended their season with a friendly match and an afternoon tea, with special guests from the
" Royal Lockswood Corps de Ballet," who provided the entertainment. A lovely afternoon which was greatly enjoyed by all.
To All Members, Please Note:-
The Club will be closed on
MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER,
as a mark of respect for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth 2.
Therefore, the Autumn Triples is Cancelled on this day and will either be held at the end or the competition or, will be one match shorter. Details will be confirmed at a later date.
Ladies' End of Season Round-Up
The Ladies' League Season for 2022 is now complete.
For the first time Lockswood had a team in the Rinks League which this year consisted of only one league, and a team in the Triples "B" League.
2022 proved to be a difficult season due to injuries and holiday commitments which meant it was often difficult to field a full team. It was very frustrating for the Lady Captain who struggled to get enough players and for one match we had to play short. Consequently, the ladies could not sustain stability and consistency in the teams. Unfortunately, therefore, we finished at the bottom of this league with just sixteen and a half points.
Congratulations to Meon Valley who won this league.
The Ladies Triples Team faired better, and it was lovely for the teams to have included some newer ladies to the league. The team finished in fifth place out of seven with seventeen points.
Congratulations to Waterside who won the league.
Lockswood Ladies have the most female playing members in the Southampton and District leagues, so it is disappointing that we have struggled to fill a team at times this year. It would be nice if next season more ladies signed up to play. By playing in the league it is a way to experience playing on grass, to learn about the other clubs and how the leagues work, as well as making new friends across the district. Playing in different games and with different people can help to improve your own game too. So, if you would like learn more about playing in the league to gain more experience, look out for any dates of ladies' meetings to find out and meet those who having been playing in the leagues in the past. The ladies will be happy to help and you will be very welcome.
We would like to get more players involved, especially any new members so, please think about giving next year's Lady Captain your support.
Hopefully, next season we can be top of the Leagues!
Repairs to the Green
Photographs showing the replacement of batons followed by, stretching of the carpet on the 1st and 2nd of September 2022.
11/09/22. Photographs courtesy of Bob Prince.
IN MEMORY OF CHARLIE.
Charlie was a regular gardener at the club and he had his own area in the club garden which he liked to looked after.
There is to be a plaque dedicated in his memory to this part of the Lockswood Bowling Club Garden.
It has been arranged for Charlie's son and family to come to Lockswood Bowling Club on
Saturday 17th September at 7.30 pm
to arrange for the plaque to be placed. Any club members wishing to join the family for this event and have drink to celebrate Charlie's life, will be very welcome.
Please click on the button below for quick view.
STEWARDING DUTIES 2022
S&DWBA Coffee Morning