The defence of the League Knockout continues after a closely fought semi final against Springhouse Bowls Club at Mopsies Park this morning. The final will be played against Aveley on Sunday the 8th September at 10am at Aveley Bowls Club.
Well done guys and let's get it won and go out with a bang!
In what ended up a tight run league again this year, Drums have managed to say farewall to the Thurrock League as champions.
Well done to all the members that played throughout the season with all 12 bonus points being won it saw us over the line. With a starting squad of 18 to pick from, the sad passing of Mick Bonson and various sickness and holidays, it's not been easy but it looks like we just about made the right decisions as a selection committee to give the club another title.
Onwards and upwards to a new chapter as bowlers of Thurrock now.
Once again it's been a fairly good season for the Drums players in the local group and district competitions with members getting to various finals and the club contesting the League Knockout Semi final this coming weekend against Springhouse.
Upcoming finals so far include
Group 9 - Saturday September 7th (Aveley)
Unbadged Singles - Adam Bailey
TALBA - Saturday September 7th (Springhouse)
Champion of Champions 10am - Caroline Saunders
Fred Bromley (Mixed Pairs) 2pm - David Patterson, Elaine Score
TDBA - Sunday September 15th (Springhouse)
Champion of Champion Singles - Malcolm Eldridge
4 Wood Singles - Adam Bailey
4 Wood Pairs - Malcolm Eldridge and Allan Eldridge
Fours - David Patterson, David Wakefield, Ron Dixie and Allan Williams
Good luck to everyone playing and the more support offered by the members the better. Let's try go out with a bang.
Well done and good luck to Danny Curl, Tony Seddon, Andrew Talbot and Dave Pegler in reaching the semi finals of the County 4s where they will face Ed Morris, Richard Telling, Gary Telling and Richard Spriggs tomorrow at Essex County, the game is scheduled to start NOT before 5pm due to other matches taking place involving players that are in the fours.
As usual any support would be very welcome!
Also good luck to previous club members Chris Muir in the County Pairs (nb 12:30) and Paul Wingham in the 2 Wood Singles (9:30)
Congratulations to Adam Bailey and Malcolm Eldridge on reaching the Quarter Finals of the County Pairs this tonight with a 23-16 win against a pair from Woodford. The next round is to be played at Haynes Park on Tuesday the 2nd July where Stuart Muir will come in as reserve to cover for Malcolm while he goes off for a break and to rest his shoulders from carrying Adam so far.
Well done once again guys!
Please note that the friendly to be played on the 1st May is now against Aveley with the South Ockendon match to now be played the following week. Both matches are to be played away, if you wish to be considered for the games please let Peter Madgewick know.
All current planned matches can be found in the Drums Bowls Club calendar which is accessible via the Matches and Events page if you wish to have access to this and allow integration in to your own personal calendar on a phone then please contact David Patterson and we will attempt to get it done.
Please remember that there will be a members meeting at the club this week on Friday at 7.30pm
The purpose of this will be to discuss various matters including the spring cleaning of the club, paying club memberships and competition fees, deciding on this seasons team selector/s and an update on the current situation regarding the condition of the greens and plans going forward.
Please be on time so that we can get the meeting underway asap. Thank you and see you all on Friday.
Please note that the club calendar has been updated to reflect the upcoming matches for 2019
The calendar can be found in the Matches & Events drop down.
Just to let you guys know that there will be a bingo night down the club on January 19th, so bring a friend and come have some fun with the members. There will be a buffet on the night with a cost of £2.50 per person.
Don't forget that the Drums Christmas Party is next month on the 15th December, if you could please let June O'Neil know for numbers and we will hopefully see you all there!
Competition Secretary and news reporter.