This years draw sees us come up against South Benfleet in 4 matches with us at home in the Lonsdale and Pairs but away in the Fours with us also playing them in the Shield as well. Our triples are to play at home against Essex County with Stuart Muir to also play at home in the Gold Badge against Kings Chase.
The annual match against Brentwood will be away this year at King Georges field on Thursday 26th April 5:30pm. Please note that this fixture is men only. Could you please put your name on the sheet down the club, or advise Peter Madgewick of your availability.
Just to remind the members that the Group Nine presentation will be held on Saturday the 27th of January this year at Tilbury Community Association, ticket prices are £10 each including a meal. Please speak with Peter Madgewick who will arrange these.
Please note that the badges for the Inter Group Knockout will be presented on this evening so it would be great if you are due to receive one that you attend and support the group.
The club are pleased to announce that next season all members current and new will be receiving a £60 discount on their Thurrock Season ticket. This is being funded by the club itself as a thank you to the hard work and dedication of the members that help Drums be as friendly and successful as they are.
Here's to the new season, not long now.
Please note that Peter Madgewick will be placing an order in for new club shirts in January if anyone requires them. They are £23 each, please let him know your size and how many you would like before the end of the year.
Also don't forget this Friday is the Christmas party! Bring your best Christmas jumper! We will also be holding a charity raffle, if anyone would like to kindly donate a prize it would be very much appreciated.
All members are reminded that there will be the club AGM on the 18th October at 7pm at the club house, please be prompt in arrival and if you have anything that you would like to be raised at the meeting please advise Peter Madgewick.
The TDBA presentation will be held at the Tilbury Community Centre on the 3rd of November and Peter once again will be ordering tickets for those that wish to attend.
Also don't forget that the club is still opening on a Friday evening from 7pm if you want to come down and have a drink with everyone.
Well done to the Drums bowlers who once again had a good showing this year in both the ladies and mens district competitions. Winning in the following competitions
Fred Bromley (Michelle Squires/Mitchell Young/Paul Wingham (sub)) 2nd Year Running
TALBA 2 Wood Singles (Michelle Squires)
Mens 4 Wood Singles (Paul Wingham)
Mixed Fours (Kevin Wainford, Pauline Maxwell, Andy O'Neill, June O'Neill, David Patterson (sub) and Caroline Muir (sub))
and runners up in
TALBA Secretaries/Treasurers Singles (Michelle Squires)
Fred Bromley (Stacey Fryer and Adam Bailey)
Mens 2 Wood Singles (David Patterson)
Mens 4 Wood Singles (Adam Bailey)
Mens 4 Wood Pairs (Stuart Muir and Chris Muir)
Mixed Fours (Serena Madgewick, Michelle Squires, Peter Madgewick and Dave Pegler)
Well done once again to everyone involved this season.
Congratulations to the Drums bowlers this weekend, with the Group Nine and also TALBA finals taking place over the weekend we saw some good success again. The Drums rink of D Pegler, K Waistcoat, A O'Neill and P 'Magic' Madgewick managed to win the fours final, in what seemed to be a foregone conclusion they were slowly pegged back until Pete bowled an inspired bowl to draw shot on the 19th end, which clearly gave the team confidence to go on and win as they grabbed a 7 on the following end to win the game comfortably. Dave Pegler also managed to win the Unbadged Singles against Charlie Wheeler from Springhouse after being game down he played the jack in to the ditch to claim a four and the game.
Elsewhere at Springhouse Bowls Club we saw Michelle Squires winning the two wood singles against Sue Clark from Springhouse on the Saturday morning, but unfortunatley losing to Pauline Lowe of Springhouse in the Treasurers/Secretaries singles.
Well done everyone for a successful weekend and here's looking to this coming weekend with the Mens Thurrock finals on Sunday.
The following matches for TALBA have been confirmed. Good luck to Michelle Squires who appears in two so far with the Fred Bromley final against Stacey Fryer and Adam Bailey to still to have the date be decided.