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2016

April

Welcome to the first news of 2016 and the 8th year of news letters.

After a lot of hard work, by many members, we started the year with the usual pre season Coffee Morning.

9th   Our opening Game resulted as President 105 and Vice President 96. Followed by pie and peas, nice to be outside again!

10th  An open day to encourage new bowlers proved successful, with 25 visitors attending, with good weather for a change.  

13th  Monday night aggregates got under way with 22 players competing, 2 more than last year

13th  26 Members took part in the first Wednesday Jumbles, with John Dunbar  the 1st winner of the season.

15th    8 teams marked the opening of the men’s Friday night triples league in bitterly cold weather.

16th   George Goode Trophy, first round played, with 13 pairs entered 1 down on last year but 4 down on the previous year.

17th  The 1st Friendly of the season against Port Carlisle 94 and Croft 92.  

23rd   Clem Chester Trophy 1st Round played, 12 pairs entered, 2 pairs down on last year.

27th  Croft versus Lazonby had to be cancelled due to 2” snow on the Lazonby green.

30th  Rose Bowl competition got under way 32entries, same as last year.

May

1st  Keith Davison memorial had 36 entries and was won by G Studholme, A Short and E Alexander.        The event raised £110

2nd  12 Teams were due at Croft to compete in the Roland Starkie Tournament but had to be cancelled        due to flooded green

3rd  WCMTL,  A Team lost to B Team  3-6,  

6th  The County Ladies held their Annual opening day at Croft, a successful day.

7th  Start of Green Championships with 19 men and 11 ladies

8th  12 members entered the start of the “Croft Cup” 1  less than last year

10th  WCMTL, Croft A beat Egremont  7-2, Croft B lost to Whitehaven A 9-0

12th   Croft men 85 HVPs 78

14th  Croft friendly away to Linton resulted in a Croft win 104 to 98

15th Friendly Fitz Park 109 Croft 100  (1st leg) home.

17th   Croft hosted the Cumbria Ladies v South of Scotland Ladies

        WCMTL, Croft A 2 v Whithaven A 7  , Croft B lost to Seascale 4-5

19th  Friendly   Croft ladies 23 Harris Park  ladies 34.

21st  Jackson Little Cup, singles,  3 sets of 7 ends started  

22nd   G&E Benson Trophy , singles, 2-3-4 woods began.

24th  WCMTL,Croft A lost to Cleator Moor 2-7, Croft B lost to Maryport 2-7

26th  Friendly against Wigton,  Croft losing  50 to 60

29th  A successful Croft Mixed Triples Tournament was held was held on a beautiful sunny day. Again         we had a full entry of  24  and 2 reserve teams from Croft.

31st  WCMTL Croft A beat Aspatria 5-4  and Croft B lost to Workington A 9-0

June

1st  Croft Hosted Men’s County pairs

2nd   Croft friendly against Seascale – Croft lost 96 - 139

4th  Croft friendly against West End resulted in Croft winning  85-75

5th   Croft hosted the County under 25s  

7th  WCMTL. KO Cup A Team Bye, B Team beat Workington A 5-4.

11th  Ladies v Gents 1st round won by Gents  145 to 113

12th  Keith Buckly Trophy, won by T.Dixon, A.Sloan & E.Grisedale with S.Dixon, F.Dixon & B. Thornthwaite  runners up.

13th  Ladies friendly with Fitz Park abandoned after 4 ends but still enjoyed tea

14th  WCMTL. A Team lost to Workington A 2-7, B Team lost to Egremont 2-7

16th  Croft Ladies lost to Linton Ladies 45-61

20th    Presidents Cup Tournament  was won by T.Dixon, T Edmondson & R.Denwood with E.Rae, B. McCallum & E.Williamson runners up.

21st   WCMTL. A Team Lost to Workington B 9-0, B Team lost to Cleator Moor  4-5.

25th  Bert Kitching Trophy won by D.Biggadike, P.Holmes, E.Williamson with T.Edmondson, E.Alexander, D.Pattinson runners up.

28th  WCMTL Both matches postponed due to bad weather

30th  Friendly against Seaton away,   Croft lost  70-117

Finals Weekend - 30th and 31st July 2016

Competition Format Time Finalists Winners

Gents Green Championship

4 Woods, 21 Up

Saturday 1.30pm

J Sewell v A Sloan

A Sloan

Ladies Green Championship

4 Woods, 21 Up

Saturday, 1.30pm

J Denwood v J Barwise

J Barwise

Clem Chester Trophy

4 Woods, Non mixed pairs, 21 ends

Saturday, 3.30pm

J Sewell & S Dixon vs D & E Alexander

J Sewell & S Dixon

Jackson Little Cup

4 Woods, Best of 3 sets of 7 ends

Saturday, 3.30pm

K Regardsoe v T Dixon

T Dixon

G & E Benson Trophy

2,3,4 woods, 3 x 7 ends

Sunday 1.30pm

J Sewell v P Sloan

J Sewell

Croft Cup

4 woods, 21 up

Sunday 1.30pm

C Donaldson v D Pattinson

C Donaldson

Rose Bowl

3 Woods, 18 ends

Sunday, 3.30pm

B McCallum & K Regardsoe v J Sewell & P Holmes

B McCallum & K Regardsoe

George Goode

3 Woods, non mixed pairs, 18 ends

Sunday, 3.30pm ish

S Dixon & H Casson v P Cowan & J Cowan

S Dixon & H Casson

July

2nd  & 3rd    Maurice Graham Trophy played over 2 days  , Edna Alexander won with David Alexander runner up.

5th  WCMTLKO Cup  “A” lost to Whitehaven 2-7 “B” lost to Frizington 0-9

7th  Ladies friendly against Silloth 76 Croft 55

9th  Croft travelled to Bedale for the annual tie, Beadle won 100-70

10th  Les Partridge Trophy took place with D Biggadike, J.Walsh & A.Hunter winning, and J.Cowan, E.Alexander & M.Minshaw runners up

12th  WCMTL “A” Bye,  “B” 2 Workington “B” 7

13th & 14th  The town pairs competition was won by A.Hunter and J.Straughton, with D.Alexander and P.Brown runners up.

16th  Ladies v Gents return match with Gents winning 150-72 and 295-185 overall

17th  Return friendly against Fitz Park resulted in the Duerden  trophy going to Fitz Park  

19th  WCMTL “A”0  Maryport 9, “B” 0 Frizington  9

22nd  Croft hosted the County Ladies game against Northumberland with a success for Cumbria

23rd  County Ladies Finals held at Croft , a very good day  

26th  WCMTL “A” Bye.“B” 0  v Aspatria 9

28th  The ladies held their annual Audrey Greenslade Trophy competition resulting in a win for Pat Cowan with Shirley Stoker runner-up

30th & 31st  Croft finals weekend completed with some close games. See results on a separate sheet.

August

2nd WCMTL Croft “B” 2  v Harris Park 7. Catch up game

4th  Croft Ladies lost to Harris Park in their annual friendly  

 6th Celebration Trophy won by T.Dixon, G.Studholme & G.Borwick with P.Stoker , D.Biggadike & S.Roberts  runners up

7th  Friendly against Wetheral at home – Croft lost 89-107

9th  WCMTL Croft “A” lost to Seaton 7-2, Croft “B” had a bye

11th  Friendly against Harris Park with Harris Park winning 111-74

13th  Croft Triples Tournament won by A.Sloan, M.Sutton & G.Studholme with K.Regardsoe, J.Walsh & N.Highton runners up

14th   Croft entertained Stanwix but lost 76 - 113

15th  Ladies Austinwren was won by E.Rae after a play off against B.Sutton

16th  WCMTL Croft “A” beat Whitehaven “B” 5-4, Croft “B” Bye

23rd  WCMTL Croft”A” lost 9-0 to Frizington, Croft”B” lost 7-2 to Whitehaven “B”

24th Friendly against Whitehaven away. Croft won 114-77

28rd   The Ladies Triples Tournament was held in what turned out to be a nice day and proved to be very successful.

30th  WCMTL. Croft “A” lost to Harris Park 4-5,  Croft”B” beat Seaton 6.5– 2.5

 

September

2nd WCMTL Croft “B” 2  v Harris Park 7. Catch up game

4th  Croft Ladies lost to Harris Park in their annual friendly  

 6th Celebration Trophy won by T.Dixon, G.Studholme & G.Borwick with P.Stoker , D.Biggadike & S.Roberts  runners up

7th  Friendly against Wetheral at home – Croft lost 89-107

9th  WCMTL Croft “A” lost to Seaton 7-2, Croft “B” had a bye

11th  Friendly against Harris Park with Harris Park winning 111-74

13th  Croft Triples Tournament won by A.Sloan, M.Sutton & G.Studholme with K.Regardsoe, J.Walsh & N.Highton runners up

14th   Croft entertained Stanwix but lost 76 - 113

15th  Ladies Austinwren was won by E.Rae after a play off against B.Sutton

16th  WCMTL Croft “A” beat Whitehaven “B” 5-4, Croft “B” Bye

23rd  WCMTL Croft”A” lost 9-0 to Frizington, Croft”B” lost 7-2 to Whitehaven “B”

24th Friendly against Whitehaven away. Croft won 114-77

28rd   The Ladies Triples Tournament was held in what turned out to be a nice day and proved to be very successful.

30th  WCMTL. Croft “A” lost to Harris Park 4-5,  Croft”B” beat Seaton 6.5– 2.5

 

 

PERTH TOUR 2016  Saturday 3rd -Tuesday 6th September inclusive.

 

On Saturday, 38 of us set off in Sim’s coach, driven by Phil again, for Perth, stopping for breaks at Gretna and Stirling, arriving at Perth Bowling Club ready for our game at 14:00 (many thanks to them for hosting us at such short notice).

A good afternoon was had by all, with good company and hospitality. Our new mascot, Crofty, for Top Rink, was won by Bobby, Alistair, Edna & Trish. Wooden spoons to Tony D, Mike R, Jean & Ann. Well done all.

On then to the Salutation Hotel in Perth where we got settled in nicely before dinner at 19:00. The food in the hotel was excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly, although it was very easy to get lost! And the temperature rose with the elevation. After an evening of ‘various activities’ we managed to navigate (some with difficulty) the corridors to our rooms.

On Sunday, after a good breakfast and a walk round, we made for Almond Valley Bowling Club about 5 miles from Perth. This little club only has 35 members, but has good facilities including floodlights and flood defences, although they have never been flooded! After a hard fought game we actually won, with Crofty going to Myself, Francis & Mike C, spoons to Tom, Bill, Mike R,& Enid, so  a very good afternoon in nice company. Another good dinner followed again by ‘various  activities’ and more navigating of passages.

Monday dawned a bit overcast, and after a look round Perth, it is a nice place, we went to Perth West End Bowling Club where we were again made very welcome, and had a game on their very good green and imbibed in their very good clubhouse. The raffle system was different, if not confusing, but we seemed to come away with a good haul of bottles. Top rink was Brian, Mike C, Edna, Ces & Nora. Spoons to myself, John L, Francis & Val. Another excellent visit. After dinner we were given the use of a room where we were able to entertain ourselves very well. Please have a look at David Taylor's informative DVD for evidence!

On Tuesday, we departed the Salutation and  visited the ‘weeping window’ display of ceramic poppies at the Black Watch museum which was very moving. We then made our way to Bothwell near Hamilton for our last game. A fine display of scarecrows greeted us there (so lifelike) I did notice some of them eating chips! The weather turned to drizzle while we  played, but it didn’t spoil the game. Top rink to Mike C, Tony, Trish & Edna. Spoons to myself (again), Isla, David T, & Susan R.  A nice end was a tasty bowl of soup & a ham sandwich to send us on our way home, arriving back at 20:15.

RESULTS - Croft first: 57 - Perth 123. v Almond Valley 86 - 80. v West End 79 - 107. v Bothwell 70 - 92

Thanks to Tony Sloan and Keith for their Captains duties, they were a great help to me. Thanks to everyone else on the tour who created such a good atmosphere all round, it is nice to see happy faces! Thank you for the signed card & vouchers.

See you next time!

 

David Alexander.