We would like to welcome all Indoor members, particularly our new members, for the 2016/17 Indoor Season.
We look forward to a competitive year, both for the year’s friendly matches and for our own league teams.
This year Desborough are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Indoor facilities. Several special events have been organised including:-
- A Jubilee match against a team comprising the “Friends” – a team composed of members from other clubs who have regularly played against Desborough over the years. This match will take place on Sunday 9th October 2016.
- An invitation match against the EIBA on Sunday 16th October 2016 – The day is the anniversary of the official opening of the Indoor Bowling Rinks and we have invited many guests who have, over the years, been actively involved with and ardent supporters of the Club.
- On Wednesday, 30th November 2016 the Club will host a Jubilee Club Day which will be open to all members. Refreshments will be provided and we look forward to welcoming as many members as possible to join with us in celebrating the Jubilee year.
In addition to the above we have scheduled a “Captain’s” Evening for Tuesday 11th October 2016, at which all league teams, Men and Ladies, are invited to send their Captain and/or other representative(s) to join in an open discussion as to how the current league arrangements operate and also to discuss possible improvements and/or changes, both for the current year and also, for the new Club premises going forward.
The Friendly matches have already started with a completed fixture against Oxford & District IBC played on the 1st October 2016. The end result was a win to Oxford however, I am sure all who played had some welcome practice on the indoor rinks!
Please check the notice boards for future friendly fixtures and add your name to the match sheets if you are available. The friendly fixtures are a key part of the Club’s activities and new bowlers are encouraged to place their name for selection – they will be well looked after!
We are pleased to report that we have now received formal detailed Planning Approval for our new proposed Bowling Club to be constructed in Green Lane Maidenhead.
The provisional programme, agreed with the developer, is now:-
Finalise design and tender documentation by January 2017
Site commencement February 2017 and
COMPLETION IN APRIL / MAY 2018.
(INCLUDING A NEW CAR PARK!!)
I look forward to playing with you and against you for this coming season.
Roger Wyatt (General Secretary)