What a FANTASTIC DAY!  

 

Colin Pollard and his Merry Men/Women organised a Superb Charity Day for Sobell House and raised well over £2000!!!!

 

Many thanks to everybody who entered a Team, or just helped/ turned up to watch and donated to the Cause.

You all made it a Great Success.

 

John Drage's Team which consisted of John Drage and Karen & Andrew Galloway were the worthy winners with Colin Pollard's Team in Second Place.

 

 A few Photos from the Day can be seen in 'MATCH REPORTS

PETER PHELPS
 
 
It is with great sadness that we announce that Peter passed away on Thursday 7th June 2018
 
Peter was a respected Member of the Oxford City & County Bowls Club.
He was President in 2003 and until very recently headed the Management Committee as Chairman,
only standing down this year due to ill health.
 
He will be greatly missed by all.
 
Our thoughts are with Rosemary during this difficult time.
 

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - SEPTEMBER 2016

 

 

Congratulations Donna.

 

It gives me great pleasure to report that Donna Knight has won The National Championship Ladies Singles title, at Leamington.

 

This is the first time ever, that Oxfordshire has had this honour. It is a marvellous achievement so well done Donna.

 

Our Ladies Fours did us proud too, tied at twenty-one ends, holding shot, until the very last wood somehow got through the pack and took the end.  Such a shame to lose like that.  Disappointing, but ladies you all did well to get there.

                                                                                                                                                                      President's day was a very happy day, and I must thank everyone for taking part and making it so successful. I received some lovely flowers, gifts, and cards. To all of you, who helped organise it, thanks once again.

 

We have one more Touring team, to come to us on September 7th, so please try and support the club, as you have done all season. 

                                                                                                                                                                      Club Finals weekend is on September 10-11th, so I wish every-one involved, the very best of luck.

 

Maggie's Charity Social Night is the September 16th,"The Crimps," are the group playing, and tickets are available from Jenny, Jane Walker, and Geoff Powell.

                                                                                                                                                                      Please make a note that Macmillan Coffee morning will be held at the club on Sept.26 at 10am.If you can attend, please bring a cake ,and a raffle prize, as it is for a good cause.

                                                                                                                                                                      

Changing a Light Bulb.

An elderly man with one arm bumped into an old friend.

"Where are you off to?" asked the friend.

"To change a light bulb," replied the one-armed man.

"That will be a bit difficult for you, won't it?"

"Not really, "said the one-armed man. "I kept the receipt."

 

Vicky.

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - AUGUST 2016

 

 July has been a very busy and successful month for the club and its members.

Going to Leamington for the National Championships are these successful ladies,

     

Two wood singles; Jeannette Berry, and Myra Lewis.

 

      

Singles; Kathy Hawes and Donna Knight.

 

Fours; Karen Galloway, Margaret Stacey, Carol Gaskins and Carol Penson.

 

Congratulations to you all, I hope club members will give you lots of support.

 

We went to Southbourne, Bournemouth for our annual seaside outing. It was very well organised by Helen Kingsley, ably assisted by Colin Pollard. Weather was excellent, the picnic was a great success, except I got fined for dropping food, oh well! The bowls went well and Southbourne Club were great company. Hope to have a return fixture with them.

 

On July 11th, the club welcomed the Dennyside Association. This is a Charity raising organisation men's team that go around the country, raising money for local charities. Helen and Douglas House were the charity of the day, and the amount raised was a wonderful £2,2OO. This was a most enjoyable day for me as they were such gentlemen. Thank you Dennyside.

 

We also had a successful charity day for Sobell House, again well organised by Colin Pollard and we raised £1833.25. Well done to all that participated.

 

Wedding Night Nerves

A seventy-seven-year-old man married a girl almost 50 years his junior. As he climbed into bed for the first time with his bride, he said, "Did your mother tell you what to do on your wedding night?" "Yes, she told me everything" replied the girl, kissing him gently. "Good" said the elderly gentleman, turning out the light, "because I've forgotten".

President Vicky.

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - JULY 2016

It was received with great sadness, the news that Harold Winstone passed away on June 17 2016.

He was a well-loved and respected member of our club. A former President of The Oxfordshire Bowling Assocation, a Club President and Company Secretary, his influence over many years,has helped to make this club what it is today. He will be sadly missed.                                                                                                 The funeral is on July 8 at 1.pm.

 

We welcomed a new touring side from Sherwood Park, it was their first visit to us.

They were a lovely group and very friendly.Hope we can repeat this fixture again next year,as it is always our aim to encourage and welcome any touring teams.     One small critisism, trying to make five balanced happy rinks from twenty players available, was no easy task, as all captains know, Some players were not content with their positions, so perhaps this is the time to repeat The Selectors Prayer.  

Blessed are they who can play sport,

Blessed are they who can still be taught.

Blessed are they who accept with grace,

To play in any selected place.  

 

With respect to Harold, I will not include a joke this month,but would like to send our condolences to Greta and his family on behalf of the club,

President Vicky.

 
 
 
 

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - JUNE 2016

Hi Everyone

We had a good game against our friends from Cheltenham, and managed to win. Nice to have seven rinks in use.We meet again,away on June 11.  

It was such a shame that the Watlington match was rained off,as we will not meet them again until next year.

 

The Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies Blay Cup drawn pairs was won by Jeannette Berry and Jan Gore. Well done both of you.

 

 

Last Tuesday the club hosted the E.B.A versus E.I.B.A.

The weather was so wet they decided to play indoors,and produced a great afternoon of bowls with much laughter.

Fourteen counties were represented,Lancaster down to Cornwall.  The Indoors just won by two shots.

Jenny,Julie and Linzie produced 83 meals,afterwards, a wonderful job,and everyone said how well they enjoyed it,

so ladies ,I say, Thankyou for a marvellous effort                                                                                        

Photo By Karen Galloway

 

Anniversary Celebration                                                                                                                                                              

Two men were chatting in a bar. "Isn,t it your Fiftieth wedding anniversary soon?" asked one of them.                                    

"Yes, it is," said the other.                                                                                                                                                                

"And are you going to do anything to celebrate?".                                                                                                                            

"Well, for our Twenty-Fifth, I took my wife to Australia".

"So maybe for our Fiftieth,I,ll go and fetch her.. ."

 

Vicky