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ON THE GREEN

President Janet opening the green for 2022 President Janet opening the green for 2022

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 –

RAY GREGORY

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

MEN’S PAIRS

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

MEN’S HANDICAP

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

RUTLAND CUP

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

MIXED NOVICE

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