ON THE GREEN
Message from President Janet
I am delighted to be the New President for 2022 and, as is the tradition, sent the first wood onto the green on Friday 8th April to mark the start of the 2022 season.
It was marvellous to see the clubhouse packed with members meeting up after the long winter break, even more so because we’ve been unable to get the season off this way for two years because of the pandemic. I am looking forward to a full season of bowls with no nasty interruptions. It was also a poignant moment for me too as it was the 30th anniversary of my father’s death, John Scragg, a long-time member of the club and President in 1987. I felt sure he was smiling down and enjoying the moment.
Thank you to all those who have been working hard to prepare the club for the new season, including Ray Gregory and his Team for looking after the green through the winter, it is looking fantastic; Ray Wilkins and everyone who kindly came down to work with the Saturday Gang, we really do appreciate your efforts and everywhere is looking very smart; Rosemary Gregory and Sean Biollo for their work in the gardens, and Paul and Sue Murrant who have restored the club’s scoreboard which is now standing proud again. The club would not be the same without this scoreboard.
I urge you all to play as many matches as they can, as OBC, like all the clubs in the area, are desperate to get back to the status quo, and this can only be done when we have full teams for the planned matches. I would also encourage everyone to enter the Club Competitions and hope we will have a bumper entry this year. I urge our newer members not to be nervous about entering, as competitions are the best way to learn and improve your bowls. There have been many a surprising result out on the green and as they say ‘it’s all on the day’.
The online rink booking system will continue this year, and you will be able to nominate your rink this time. Thank you to Bob Spence for his time and expertise in running the website.
Chummies this year will be Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 10am. If you have any questions about these please contact Rosemary Gregory or Keith Hart.
I am really looking forward to my presidential year. I wish everyone a fantastic season and look forward to meeting you on the green.
Oakham Bowls Club Update W.E. 14.05.2022
On a pleasant Thursday afternoon Oakham welcomed Syston to the Vale. The match, played on two rinks of triples and one rinks (4 bowlers), was played over eighteen ends.
The first rink with Ray Wilkins leading, Bob Spence at two and Chris Wallis as Skip dominated the game from the outset.. By the seventh end Oakham held 19 shots to Syston’s nil. After eighteen ends Oakham had convincingly won the game holding 30 shots to the visitors 6
Another masterful performance on the second rink with Ray Gregory as Skip, lead Graham Scothern and Alan Jones at two. By the eighth end Oakham had established a 10 shot lead which they continued to build on, completing the match with a shot total of 29 to Systons 8.
The third rink was skipped by match Captain Graham Cole, Julie Healey at lead, Bob Swarbrick two and Barrie Payne at three. A friendly contest between the opposing Skips saw Oakham make a positive start and by the thirteenth end Oakham led by 6 shots. On the next end, the fourteenth, Syston scored 6 shots, levelling the game.
Unfortunately on the two last ends Oakham dropped 3 shots allowing Syston to win with 18 shots to their hosts 15.
Oakham won the match with 74 shots to Syston’s 32. An enjoyable afternoon was rounded off with an excellent tea provided by Beryl Birch and Jackie Cole.
St Margarets Co op from Leicester provided the opposition for Oakham on a very warm Saturday afternoon. This was a triples match played on four rinks over eighteen ends
Ros Carter skipped on rink three with Barrie Payne at lead and Brian Rolfe at two.
5 shots on the fourth end put Oakham into the lead and although St Margarets fought back by the tenth end the hosts were in control winning the game with 21 shots to the visitors 11
Rink four had Gail Robertson leading, Anne Preston-Bambridge at two and Chris Wallis as Skip. They were behind until a 4 on end eight gave them the lead which they held on to, eventually finishing as winners with 19 shots to St Margarets 11
Janet Horwood skipped the third rink, with Derek Harper as lead and Bob Swarbrick at two. The match was evenly balanced until a 5 on the eighth end a 3 on the tenth
Gave Oakham a commanding lead . Despite a resurgence from St Margarets over the next three ends Oakham regained control winning the game, 19 shots to 14.
The fourth rinks game ended in a draw. Ray Wilkins was Oakham’s lead, Lyn Scott at two Denis Smith as Skip. At eleven ends Oakham were 7 shots down to St Margarets 13. The Home team held St Margarets at 13 for the next five ends and increased their own total to 16 shots. The last two ends went to the visitors who scored three shots to tie the match at 16 shots each.
Friday the 13th, was not a good evening for Oakham’s three teams in the Boor and Wainwright Competition with only one win. The Owls beat Empingham ‘B’ by 69 shots to 64. The A Team lost to Market Deeping Regals, 48 shots to 58.. The ‘D’ team went down to Market Deeping Royals by 73 shots to 93.
CLUB COMPETITION DRAW 2022
SHEETS WILL BE ON THE BOARDS ON TUESDAY 3rd MAY.
PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR THE PLAY BY DATES.
DRESS CODE IS GREYS AND CLUB SHIRTS FOR ALL THESE MATCHES PLEASE, INCLUDING THE MARKER.
LADIES’ 4 WOOD
JACKIE COLE v ROSEMARY GREGORY
WINNER PLAYS – JANET HORWOOD
ANNE PRESTON BAMBRIDGE v KAY JONES
BERYL BIRCH v ROS CARTER
MAUREEN DOUGLAS v CAROL SCOTHERN
LADIES’ 2 WOOD
MARY SMITH v JANET HORWOOD
HAZEL JEFFERY v JULIE HEALEY
MAUREEN DOUGLAS v ROS CARTER
ANNE PRESTON BAMBRIDGE v ROSEMARY GREGORY
MEN’S 4 WOOD
PETER GRAINGER v BILL JONES
GRAHAM COLE v STUART PRIMAROLO
ADRIAN WILKINSON v BARRIE PAYNE, winner of this match will play –
RICK TARLETON v PAUL JENKINSON
PAUL MURRANT v CHRIS WALLIS
NORMAN COVILLE v IAN WILKINSON
MATT MURRANT v BOB SPENCE
RAY WILKINS v DENIS SMITH
GAIL ROBERTSON v GRAHAM SCOTHERN
MEN’S 2 WOOD
NORMAN COVILLE v CLIVE MORRIS
RICK TARLETON v GRAHAM SCOTHERN
IAN WILKINSON v PAUL MURRANT
KEITH HART v MATT MURRANT
BOB SPENCE v BARRIE PAYNE
ADRIAN WILKINSON v RAY WILKINS
BILL JONES & RAY GREGORY v IAN WILKINSON & RICK TARLETON.
Winner of this match will play –
ADRIAN WILKINSON & DENIS SMITH
SEAN BIOLLO & GRAHAM COLE v STUART PRIMAROLO & MATT MURRANT
RAY WILKINS & PAUL MURRANT v BARRIE PAYNE & CHRIS WALLIS
PAUL JENKINSON & GAIL ROBERTSON v GRAHAM SCOTHERN & BOB SPENCE
RAY GREGORY (-4) v BILL JONES
MATT MURRANT (-4) v RAY WILKINS (-1)
PAUL MURRANT (-4) v KEITH HART
BARRIE PAYNE (-4) v PAUL JENKINSON
BOB SPENCE (-4) v SEAN BIOLLO
RICK TARLTON (-1) v ADRIAN WILKINSON
GRAHAM SCOTHERN (-1) v STUART PRIMAROLO (The winner of this match will play – NORMAN COVILLE
RAY GREGORY v GRAHAM SCOTHERN
KEITH HART v GRAHAM COLE
PAUL MURRANT v MATT MURRANT
BOB SPENCE v RAY WILKINS
RICK TARLETON v BARRIE PAYNE
JANET HORWOOD v GAIL ROBERTSON
IAN MACLEAN v BERYL BIRCH
IAN WILKINSON v ADRIAN WILKINSON
MAUREEN DOUGLAS v NORMAN COVILLE
KEITH HART v STUART PRIMAROLO
DEREK HARPER v ADRIAN WILKINSON
CAROL SCOTHERN v BILL JONES
SEAN BIOLLO v IAN MACLEAN
DAVID MORGAN v JACKIE COLE