July 2019 News

Open Day Success

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John Beaumont.

the ken marsh trophy

This year for the first time, Lockswood Men will be competing for the Ken Marsh Trophy.

The competition is a straight knockout, with matches consisting of four rinks of 16 ends, two rinks will play at home and two will play away.

Lockswood join the competition at the quarter final stage and play their first match against Romsey at 6pm on Thursday 15th  August. The semi final ties will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 20th August. The final will be at Banister Park, with a 1030 start on Saturday 24th August 2019.


Full information at this link.

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Open Day

Following the interest shown from the Lockswood Stand at the Warsash Festival, we have 27 new people, some of which are couples, who are interested in having a trial at the club and have been invited to our Open Day.

The Open Day is this coming Sunday 21st July for these people and any others who wish to have a try at bowling and find out about the game.  

If any members are free between 12 noon and 4pm to come along and chat to the visitors and help them have a go, then please just turn up on Sunday. Your help will be much appreciated.

Hopefully we will gain some new members.

Thank you.

Bowls Hampshire News.

This year the Johns team, which included Sheena Mack from Lockswood, went further than any other year to reach the Quarter Finals.  Unfortunately any further progress was halted as they lost to Sussex.


Congratulations to the players who represented Hampshire.

Sheena also played this year in the Walker Cup but the team were beaten by Berkshire.

However, Congratulations to Sheena on gaining her Walkers Badge!

Fareham in Bloom

Judging of our gardens for The Fareham in Bloom Competition took place on the 3rd July.

We are currently awaiting the results.

Lady Captain's Day 2019

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Lady Captain's Day took place on Sunday 14th July.

The weather was beautiful and all the ladies added to the sunny day by dressing in yellow shirts to represent Janice's Charity.  The day began with a "Spider" which was won by Sylvia Switzer and was followed by friendly triples matches played on six rinks. The top rink prize going to Eileen Duhig, Ann Etherton and Maxeen (Maureen) Fletcher.

To help raise money for the charity there was a raffle for a life size clown doll which was won by Muriel Goodridge and "Guess How many Aniseed Balls in the jar" which was won by Christine Prince.

There was also a raffle with many prizes won.

 Joy Geary won a prize for being the lucky recipient of a "Winner" slip wrapped inside her present!

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The match was followed by a lovely meal prepared by the men.  Janice would like to thank, Pete Wilkinson, Harry Bryant, Neil Fletcher, Bob Prince and Ron Collins for all their hard work, she thought they looked very smart.  Her special thanks went to Haydn for all his help and support on her special day and throughout the year.

Special thanks also went to Ann Wilkinson for her help and support during the year and the Ladies showed their appreciation by presenting both ladies' with flowers.

Overall, it was a happy day for Janice she is pleased to report that £128 was raised on the day for the Macular Degeneration Society.

Thank you to all the ladies who attended and helped to make her day special.

Photographs courtesy of Neil Fletcher.


Due to popular demand, the Lockswood Yardstick and Hog Roast is back and will take place on Saturday 3rd August 2019.

The Yardstick commences at 1.45pm and the Hog Roast is at 4pm.

There is no charge to enter the Yardstick.

The Hog Roast is £8.50 a head for members 

and guests.

If you wish to take part, please put your name on the list on the club noticeboard, and the money in an envelope with your name and marked " Hog Roast.


If you wish to play in the Yardstick only, then put your name on the "Yardstick Only" list.

For full details see the Club notice board.


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Warsash Festival took place on Saturday 6th July at the Strawberry Fields in Warsash.  

Lockswood had a stand to advertise and promote the club, but also to encourage people to sign up if they were interested in trying the sport, in the hope we may gain new members.

The stand was run by Neil and Maxeen Fletcher and Bob and Christine Prince on behalf of the club.

It was a beautiful day and the festival itself attracted many people.

We were encouraged by the  number of people expressing an interest, some of whom signed up to be to be contacted later and some who took away leaflets for more thought.

Many thanks to Neil, Maxeen, Bob and Christine for running the stand and giving up their time. Also, thanks to all those members  of the club who visited the stand to offer their support.  Hopefully, we will meet some new members at the club as a result of their day's hard work. 

N.B.  We have a pair of expensive sunglasses (made in China), that were left on the stand, possibly from one of our visitors.  Please contact Lockswood Bowling Club if you are missing a pair.  Thank you.


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 Just over two weeks ago Lockswood Bowling Club took possession of our new Trophy Display Cabinet.  

It has been stored in the club as flat packs and in crates whilst many members have walked around it and probably wondered what it was.

This week, I am pleased to say that Carol and John Windust returned from their holiday and have been able to put it together and complete the first phase of developing this area of the club.

Carol would like to thank Rod Maxted for arranging the delivery and storage in her absence and to those who helped  transport it from the lorry to the club. 

Also, thanks to Bob Prince and Rod Maxted for their help and assistance in putting it together but special thanks to John for all his hard work.


The trophies are now displayed to their true potential and are more accessible to view.


There have been many positive comments about the cabinet and so far everyone has been impressed with both the cabinet and the number of trophies we actually have. 

Whilst some will have to be returned to the G&F and S&D in the next few months, we are hoping to win more trophies to replace them.

Hopefully, this will be a great incentive to keep the trophy cabinet full! 


So go win them!

The Castle Cup

The Annual Castle Cup between Lockswood and Portchester was held on Sunday 30th June, and this year Lockswood were the hosts.

Lockswood regained the Cup this year by 14 points to 10 points, with Lockswood winning six games, drawing two games and losing four.

Congratulations to all players who took part

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Photographs courtesy of Harry Bryant.