Ringwood Bowling Club

A friendly club on the fringe of the New Forest, close to Bournemouth

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 So, you thought that the Cricket World Cup finale was the best, most exciting, end to a sporting match, EVER.

Well, those pictured above together with the spectators on the night may disagree with you. A report from Barry Vaughan follows:-

'Shame you were not there last night - the suspense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a win against Boscombe Cliff.
Our rink had a good start and at one time we were 14-7 up but once they got the jack back and went for longer throws we were in trouble. On the last end none of us got tight to the jack but mine was 2 foot behind it which was the holding shot for our rink to draw 18-18 with the match score finishing on 74-74.
Before the match it had been decided that Rink 2 would play the deciding end in the event of a draw. Fortunately, Rink 2 had won their game by 10 shots - nevertheless when Derick went to bowl, as No. 3, we were 2 down and a measure. Derick then played probably the best 2 bowls of his life to come in on and behind the jack, to hold 2, so leaving them no choice but to fire - and miss!!!! What a finish - the crowd went delirious - well Anne and Sharon were very LOUD - but it was truly as good as England winning the cricket!!!!!!!'
The Hampshire County Club Finals will be played on Sunday 4th August. Venue TBA.

24 Hours earlier, the Men's 1st Team became New Forest League Champions again, defeating Fordingbridge at Home. Well done to Derick and all those who played on Tuesday nights. This century, only three clubs have become New Forest League Champions. Ringwood 13 times, Brockenhurst 4 times and Fordingbridge 3 times.

Also on Tuesday, Lee Croad travelled to Southampton Old Bowling Green to play Ken Dow in his latest National Champion of Champions match. He came away with a WIN, 16-21, to secure his place in the Hampshire / Isle of Wight Area Final. Well Done Lee.

We had a visitor on Tuesday morning. Nigel Hurl was spending a few days in Ringwood and he popped in to say hello and have a chat. He also watched a few ends of the matches that were taking place. Good to see you Nigel. We all wish you well and good luck in the, soon to be here, Footy Season.

Overall last week, of the 6 League matches played, Ringwood won 1, lost 4 and drew 1.

Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team No Game. B&DWBA Championships. 

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team No Game. B&DWBA Championships.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge. A third consecutive win, 6-2, confirmed Ringwood as League Champions for the second year in succession. Shots were 68-59.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Fordingbridge A. A third consecutive loss, 7-1, leaves the A Team rooted to the bottom of the table. Shots were 81-61.

Thursday 18th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Broadstone Wessex. Another drawn match 3-3 leaves Ringwood in 3rd place on 45 points.

Thursday 18th July. NFBA Men's B Team No Game.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Knyveton Gardens. A 10-4 loss drops Ringwood down two places into sixth. Shots were 86-67.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Wimborne A . A 2-12 loss drops Ringwood one place into fourth slot. Shots were 72-86.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Milford C. A very close match which unfortunately resulted in a 4-2 loss. Shots were 31-29.

 

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1st Poulner Adventure Scouts Bowls Evening

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On Thursday evening, the 1st Poulner Adventure Scouts visited Ringwood Bowling Club for an evening of bowls. 17 enthusiastic, scouts aged between 14 and 18 turned up for a fun evening with plenty of helpers from our club.                                   They aimed at skittles, found their way through hurdles changing the bias along the way, tried target bowls and aimed at a jack with coloured discs marking the way. Many showed natural ability, but all had a great time.                                                       After refreshments of cheese, jam sandwiches and biscuits (there were no leftovers) they could choose were they wanted to bowl. All 6 rinks were occupied with more Ringwood bowlers joining in. We all received a huge scout BRAVO at the end and individual thanks from all the scouts, including handshakes.

Thank you to everyone that helped to make this a success but more importantly a great, fun evening.

Debbie.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 22nd July. Green Closed am. Re-opens 1.00pm.

Monday 22nd July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Lymington. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus West Moors. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 25th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Pelhams. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 25th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Fordingbridge B. 6.15pm start.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Branksome Park 2.00pm start.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Argyll A 2.00pm start.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus West Moors C 2.00pm start.

Sunday 28th July. Friendly at Home versus Verwood. 2.30pm start. To enter, add your name to the sheet on the Club Notice Board

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a team.


 

Dave Lewis extends a Great Thank You to all those who turned out this morning to do Hedge Cutting and Perimeter Weeding.

The exercise went so well that the work was completed and therefore next Mondays session, set aside for finishing the work, is now CANCELLED.

Thank You to All.


 

Congratulations to Pete Ward who has reached the Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Final. On Monday, he defeated Mark Hammond of Southsea Waverley 15-6 in the Quarter Final and then John Keat of Atherley 16-4 in the Semi Final. The Final will be played on Saturday 7th September at Atherley. Commiserations to Lee Croad who lost his Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Quarter Final match 15-8 against Leo May of Headley.

On Tuesday, Lee Croad won his latest National Champion of Champions Hampshire Area match 21-18 against Martin Butchers of Plessey Radar Bowling Club which is on the Isle of Wight.

On Thursday Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell travelled to the Isle of Wight to play their National Mixed Pairs Hampshire Area Semi Final match. Unfortunately, they lost this close match against Martin Butchers of Plessey Radar, 19-16.

Yesterday at Atherley, Lee Croad and Pete Ward won their Hampshire Men's Pairs Quarter Final match 24-15 against Jim Heard and Ray Long of Fleming Park. However, they then went on to, unfortunately, lose their Semi Final match 18-17 against Jon Leggett and Paul Cooke of Southsea Waverley. They go on to play their 3rd/4th Play-Off match at Banister Park on Sunday 21st July.

 Overall last week, of the 9 League matches played, Ringwood won 4, lost 4 and drew 1.

Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. A 4-2 loss leaves Ringwood in 3rd place, level on points with New Milton and Brockenhurst and seven points behind the leaders Highcliffe.

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Highcliffe 1. A 0-6 loss leaves Ringwood in 2nd place, one point behind Highcliffe 2 who have a game in hand.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Brockenhurst. A great 2-6 win confirms Ringwood's 1st place position, 16.5 points ahead of Fordingbridge.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Highcliffe. Another loss, 1.5-6.5, in a close fought match leaves Ringwood second from bottom and nine points from safety. Shots were, 55-58.

Thursday 11th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Swanmore. A drawn match 3-3 (40-40) leaves Ringwood in 3rd place on 42 points.

Thursday 11th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Highcliffe B. A fine 7-1 win, shots 72-54, keeps Ringwood on top by two points from Milford A who have a game in hand. Another 8 points from the last two games will guarantee promotion.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Kings Park. A great 14-0 win, shots 110-52, raises Ringwood to 4th place in the table.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Swanage. Another very close game against Swanage, by only 3 shots this time, resulted in a 4-10 win. This places Ringwood 3rd in the table, two points behind Swanage.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Pelhams Sharks. A 0-6 loss to second place to Pelhams Sharks leaves Ringwood in 4th spot.

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Yours Truly with the New Cap

 

Tuesday's Fashion Shoot

Showing off my new cap, courtesy of

Price's Fish & Chip Shop

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 Coming Up Next Week

Monday 15th July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team  No Game. B&DWBA Championships.

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team. No Game. B&DWBA Championships.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Fordingbridge A.  6.15pm start.

Wednesday 17th July. Hampshire County Club Area Final versus Boscombe Cliff at Meyrick Park. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 18th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Broadstone Wessex. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 18th July. NFBA Men's B Team. No Game.

Thursday 18th July. Venture Scouts Fun Evening of Bowls. 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Knyveton Gardens. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Wimborne A . 2.00pm start.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Milford C. 2.00pm start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a team.


 

Volunteers are required for the cutting of hedges around the perimeter of the bowling green and car park.

This work is planned to take place on the mornings of Monday 15th July and Monday 22nd July.

The work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 08:30 and 12:30, approximately, on each day.   

Your help will be greatly appreciated on either or both of these mornings. 

If you are able to help, please add your name to the Notice on the Club Notice Board so that Dave Lewis can plan the work.

Thank You.


 

You can read the latest Green-Keepers report from Paul by Clicking Here.


Congratulations to Lee Croad and Pete Ward who won their respective Hampshire 2 Wood Singles West Area Final matches on Monday at Southbourne. Lee won 18-4 against David Kerr of Boscombe Cliff and Pete won 17-10 against Alan Geary also of Boscombe Cliff. The Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Quarter and Semi Finals take place tomorrow night at Banister Park. Good Luck to both.

Congratulations again to Lee Croad and Pete Ward who won their Hampshire Men's Pairs West Area 2 Final match on Wednesday at Moordown. They won 28-15 against Alan Attenborough and Brian Cuckson of Fordingbridge. The Hampshire Men's Pairs Quarter and Semi Finals take place on Saturday 13th July.

 

Overall last week, of the 9 League matches played, Ringwood won 5 and lost 4.

Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Braeside. A complete reversal of last weeks score, winning 0-6 on the Braeside carpet. This significant win leaves the 1st Team one point behind Braeside in the League table.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Highcliffe 2. Third win on the trot, 2-4, away from home. Also a significant win as the 2nd Team are now only two points behind Highcliffe 2 in the League table.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Milford. A great 7-1 win, ( Shots 72-60) keeps the 1st Team on top of the League.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Lyndhurst. A big turnaround of fortune in the second half resulted in a 7-1 defeat in the forest. Shots, Lyndhurst 71, Ringwood 59.

Thursday 4th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Poole Park. Losing 2-4 leaves the Ladies Team in third place, two points above Poole Park.

Thursday 4th July. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Verwood. The Heavy going didn't help in this 6-2 loss at Verwood. The 'B' Team drop down to second, three points behind Milford A.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge. Fordingbridge won 10-4. This result places Ringwood and Fordingbridge level on 64 points each in the bottom half of the table.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Fordingbridge A. Another good 12-2 win for the 'A' team with their first three figure shots score of the season. 100 shots to 60 shots.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus West Moors B. Another great win 4-2. Shots were 38-30. Still climbing up the table, now with 31 points.

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Spotted on The Green Today

 

After his operation, Fred Alderman is Back.

Good to see you back in action Fred.

 

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 Coming Up Next Week

Monday 8th July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Monday 8th July. Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Quarter and Semi Finals at Banister Park. 6.00pm start.

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Highcliffe 1. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Brockenhurst. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Highcliffe.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 11th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Swanmore. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 11th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Highcliffe B.  6.15pm start.

Friday 12th July. Ringwood School Bowls Introduction Session No.4. 11.00am for 12.00pm.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team  at Home versus Kings Park. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Men's A Team  Away versus Swanage. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Pelhams Sharks. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 13th July. Hampshire Men's Pairs Quarter and Semi Finals at Atherley. 10.00am start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a team.


 

On Monday, a great win over New Milton by two shots places Ringwood's men in the Area Final of the County Club Championship. The Area Final will be played on Wednesday 17th July at Bournemouth Bowling Club against Boscombe Cliff.

On Tuesday, Helena Webber sadly lost her National Champion of Champions match against Kathleen Priestley of Swanmore. It was very close, 20-21.

Lee Croad won his latest National Champion of Champions match against Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff by 21-13.

On Wednesday, Pete Ward won 18-5 against Derick Faulkner in the County 2-wood Singles. He then went on to win again in the County Pairs, with Lee Croad, defeating Paul Maltby and Mal Knight of Highcliffe, 17-9.

On Friday, Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell won their National Mixed Pairs match against Janet Williamson at Hyde Abbey, 20-16.

The Lester Brunt Mixed Triples Competition was a great success and was enjoyed by all those who took part. The Lester Brunt representatives Ryan O'Connell, Chris Knight and his wife Tracy, who were overseeing the event, gave a presentation and supplied a superb buffet lunch. At the end of the Competition, Chris presented Trophies and cash prizes to the winners, Mel Barrett, Allan Mason and Sharon Varndell and also to the Runners Up, Margery Gardner, Ian Stewart and Michael Whelan. A big thank you to Doug Jones for organising and running the event on the day. It went like clockwork. Also, many thanks also to all those who helped carry out the various support tasks that this type of event warrants. Pictures to follow later.

Overall last week, of the 9 League matches played, Ringwood won 5 and lost 4.

Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Tuesday 25th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. Second loss of the season by 0-6. Shots were 29-45.

Tuesday 25th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Milford. A great 4-2 win leaves them second in the table by 3 points with one game in hand over the leaders, Highcliffe 2. Shots were 35-25.

Tuesday 25th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Waterside. Despite losing 6-2 and by only by 2 shots, the 1st team still hold top spot by 12.5 points. Shots were 66-64.

Tuesday 25th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Iford Bridge. A very close comeback win after three consecutive losses. Points were 6.5-1.5 and shots were 75-73.

Thursday 27th June. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Blandford. After three consecutive wins, sadly a 5-1 loss following the long trip to Blandford. Now third in the table.

Thursday 27th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Lyndhurst A. Back to winning ways with a 7-1 victory. Shots were 89-50. Still holding top spot by two points but Milford A have a game in hand.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff. A devastating 14-0 loss sees Ringwood drop down the table again. Shots were 121-56.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff A. A reversal of last weeks result, this time winning 12-2. Now just above half way in the table in 5th spot. Shots were 88-71.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Electric B. A maximum points win, 0-6, leaves the B team in 4th spot. Shots were 9-33.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 1st July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Highcliffe 2. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Milford. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Lyndhurst.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 4th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Poole Park. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 4th July. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Verwood.  6.15pm start.

Friday 5th July. Ringwood School Bowls Introduction Session No.4. 11.00am for 12.00pm.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Fordingbridge A. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus West Moors B. 2.00pm start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a team.