Newsletter – January 2016

The second half of the season is well underway, indoors seems a good place to be with all the rain and wind which we are experiencing.

Rolling the Jack.

The introduction of rolling the jack for the Men’s leagues and Afternoon leagues has created much controversy. Rolling the jack has been a part of the women’s league for many years. In the autumn a questionnaire was given to all team captains asking for comments on rolling the jack and it was from these answers that the indoor committee took the decision to introduce the system.

This session will be used as an experiment and the matter will be discussed at the Annual General Meeting in April. If you have opinions on rolling the Jack please make sure you attend.

National Competitions

Sadly, Desborough exited all the National Team Events, at an earlier stage than of past years. The women played the Yetton on the 16th January and lost to Riverain by 22 shots.  Desborough C played Hatfield in the Mason Trophy on the 22nd January and lost by 3 shots.

In the Individual National Competitions. We still have representatives in the Women’s Fours, Women’s Pairs and the over 60s Pairs. Mary Price, Eileen Devonald batt, Lorraine Woodley and Helen Jones are the players involved.

Mixed Triples Day

To be held on the 27th February, starting at 10am, the notice is on the board and spaces are being filled, 14 teams are all that can be accommodated. Please enter your team and enjoy a day’s competitive bowling. Entrance fee £11 per player (including lunch). There will be cash prizes for the winners and runners-up.

Club Competitions

Please keep an eye on the boards to ensure you play on or before the due date. Extensions to the dates are only being given for extenuating circumstances.

Social Events

A splendid Burns night supper with Quiz was held on the Poet’s Birthday, it was a good evening arranged by Iain Burns and enjoyed by all.

Brian’s Bingo Nights are proving extremely popular and the next one is to be 27th February after the Mixed Triples has finished. Watch the boards for the notice. (SOLD OUT)


You will have noticed that the display unit over the canteen is no longer in operation. The information has been transferred to the Television screen over the green which is much clearer and can display more details. Please watch the screen because all relevant activities will be displayed for member’s information.

Friendly Matches arranged for February are:-

Friday 12th February – Home, 6.00pm start Versus Somerset Patrons

Saturday 13th February – Home, 2:15pm start Versus Southall & District BA

Sunday 14th February – Home, 2:15 start Versus Maidenhead Town BC

Saturday 20th February – Home, 2:15pm start Versus Preston IBC

Wednesday 24th February – Home, 2:15 start Versus  Glebelands IBC

Saturday 27th February – Home, 10:00 start John Clark Trophy

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