Newsletter – March 2017

We are fast approaching the end of the present Indoor season and, together with finalising the current year’s League matches and    competitions, we are also very involved in planning for next year – 2017/18.

The “Finals” week is scheduled for w/c 24th April with the Presentation Night to be held on Friday 28th April. All are welcome to join us on this night which promises to be a fitting end to the Indoor Season.

The League team registration forms for next year are now on the notice boards and we would be grateful if the team captains would complete their team entry a.s.a.p.

The National Indoor Competition entry forms, for 2017/18, are now available from the front office and the closing date for entries is the 25th April.

Thank you to ALL members who returned the Member’s Questionnaire last month. The information gleaned from the forms has been extremely helpful in informing the planning process for next year.

One of the initial requests, having a large degree of support, is for the creation of a new Triple Mixed League for next year. The response was sufficiently robust to form, potentially, 10 to 12 new triples teams for a new league.

We have posted a Team/Individual registration form on both the Men’s and Ladies’ notice boards and if you are interested, then please add your name/team name to the list.

From our current fixture plans it is proposed that the new Triples League will be held primarily on Tuesdays with overspill on Thursday Mornings 10:30 am to 12.30 pm. We hope you will support this new league which will then prove to be as popular as the current Friday Lunchtime League.

Congratulations to our Ladies: Helen Jones, Eileen D-Batt, Loraine Woodley and Mary Price who have reached the Quarter Final of the National 4’s. The next match is to be held at Melton Mowbray on Saturday 25th March.

Congratulations to all who organised and took part in the John Clarke Triples Competition on the 4th March. The winners were Brian Faulkner, Sam Stack and David Perriman with Ralph Hatch and Mike Hutley close runners-up.

The Friendly matches continue and please add your name to the selector’s sheets on the notice boards if you are available to play.

A new fixture this year was an away trip to Chelmsford to play Falcon. An excellent day out and a future home fixture secured!

Details of Easter closing this year has been posted in the Club:–

Open on Good Friday, 14th April for roll-ups only (Bar closed).

Open on Saturday 15th April 10:00 am to 3:00pm

Closed Sunday and Monday 16th & 17th April.

Back to normal opening hours Tuesday 18th April.

Relocation Update

We are pleased to report that the plans for the development of the new Club at the Green lane site are still on programme, namely:-

Site commencement May 2017 and

Completion in April / May 2018.



Roger Wyatt (General Secretary)

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