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***** Please get your orders in for fish and chip supper on the 6th September - Twilight Bowls Game *****

Westfield Club Notice Board

Last Update:17th August 2019

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Twilight Bowls Preparation

Looking for volunteers on the morning of Thursday 5th September (around 10am) to help put up the flood lights and other illuminations for the Twilight Bowls game the following day. Should only take a couple of hours of your time. Those who do turn up will enjoy steaming hot tea & piping hot bacon rolls.


With the summer season of bowls & cricket coming to end, our darts team will shortly be looking for players to take part in the Byfleet & District Clubs Darts League played every Friday evening between October & April. Not only an excellent social evening to meet friends, have a few drinks but the enjoyable challenge of playing competitive darts. If you would like to join the team, please give Mark Saunders a ring on 01483 574322 or 07807 336894.

Environmental Risk

Can we remind all members (including families & friends) not to discard food around the grounds as it attracts vermin which can cause an environmental risk.

Messages posted by General Committee - 17th August 2019

Forthcoming Events

Sadly the summer season is once again coming to an end for both our bowling and cricket sections.  Soon be time to pack up our kit for another year, don our winter coats and dream of what next year will bring. 
BUT DON'T DESPARE!.........  Before we call it a day we have a couple of fun and exciting games lined up for your enjoyment.

Twilight Bowls Match
Firstly on Friday 6th September we have the fun Twilight Bowls Match, always a great evening where all our seasoned players, friends, family and kids enjoying a fun game in semi darkness.  The evening will be topped off with a Fish & Chip supper at the very reasonable price of £7.50 a head. 
Can I ask all those wanting to invite family and friends (all very welcome), to let us know numbers as we will need to pre-order in the food.  Order sheets are displayed on the two notice boards at the club.
Alternatively, you can drop us a quick line at zinccraft@aol.com or telephone 01932 877615 with your order.  Payment on the night.

Bowls v Cricketers Match
Saturday the 15th September sees our annual Bowls against Cricketers match.  Always a great fun afternoon where hidden talents are revealed, lots of good natured banter and lots of laughs along the way.  As in past years our sponsor – Paul Bye from Lodge Brothers will be presenting the cup to the final winning side and runner up medals to those coming a good second.  Following the presentation of winners etc, Lesley and company will be laying on a great BBQ at the very reasonable price of £5.00 per head (£2.00 per child).

As above, we will want to know numbers for catering purposes so please find time to either ring or email Lesley of your attendance.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 13th August 2019

End of Season putting the Green to Bed

Sad to say but our last bowls match at home is on Sunday 15th September, therefore it is the intention to start Tuesday 17th September preparing the green for seeding and spreading of top dressing (weather permitting) on Thursday 19th September. Therefore as in past years your help will be needed in the removal of the matting from the ditch and the more heavy work of spreading the dressing etc. A more detailed plan will be published nearer the time. So please put theses dates in your diary to make sure you are available to come along and help.

Messages posted by John Osgood - 9th August 2019

The game against Wonersh this coming Wednesday (7th August) has been reduced to only 3 Triples due to insufficient players by Wonersh. Therefore, player/team selections have changed from the original line up. For revised line up click here.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 6th August 2019

Saturday 3rd August saw the annual challenge for the "Willy Groves Shield" competition take place. With twelve of our player members all lining up to battle it out, play rolled off at 10am sharp. With an eventful morning taken up with first round matches, play paused for a super lunch prepared by our Lesley Hodge. With play resuming after lunch, following some nail biting close matches, it came down to Charlie Cook against Jim Thelton in the final. In a very close game coming down to the very last end, Jim Thelton was the worthy overall winner. The afternoon was rounded off with Peter Smith, club captain presenting the shield to Jim.

A big thank you has to go to Ken Rapley for all his hard work in organising the day which was judged a great sucess by all concerned and our Wendy Todd for the afternoon tea of tasty cream scones.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 5th August 2019

Friendly game against Cove scheduled for Sunday 4th August is reduced to 3 Triples only due to Cove unable to funish sufficient players.

Messages posted by Peter Smith -30th July 2019

Further to below, the "Thursday Triples League" game against Woking Park has been rescheduled for Monday 12th August starting at 2.30pm at home.

Messages posted by Lesley Hodge -27th July 2019

Please note that Thursday Triples league match scheduled for 25th July against Woking Park has been deferred to a date in August due to extreme hot weather conditions.

Messages posted by Lesley Hodge -24th July 2019

With extreme hot weather conditions forecast for this week, all are advised to take extra care if you are playing outside, especially on Wednesday & Thursday when the temperatures are expected to rise to the high 30’s.

This is particularly important if you suffer from respiratory, heart, high blood pressure or breathing problems.  General advise is to make sure you drink plenty of cold drinks, wear a hat to keep the sun off your neck and, wrap a wet cold towel around your neck to help keep yourself cool.  Where possible, try and keep out of the sun in the shade.

For further advice, visit the NHS web site “Heatwave - Coping in Hot Weather

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin -23rd July 2019

Wittering team/player selections have now been published for the away game on Friday 19th July - click here to view. The game starts at 2pm in whites. Could all players be at the green in good time so that the game can start on time. The cost to players is £5.00 which includes green fees and the cream tea. Cost to guest is £2.00 for the cream tea.

Prior to the game, an excellent lunch can be enjoyed at "Billy's on the Beach" fish restaurant before a stroll along the beach or if you are really brave, a paddle in the sea. Please drive carefully and enjoy the day.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller -10th July 2019

Would all those members who were due to play this coming Saturday against Elstead please note the game has been cancelled due to Elstead not being able to furnish sufficient players.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller -3rd July 2019

Team/Player selections for the following games have now been published - click here to view. Saturday 6th July (Home) v Elstead (Now Cancelled). - Sunday 7th July (Away) v Heathervale & Wednesday 10th July (Home) v Milford. Following week: Saturday 13th July (Away) v Puttenham - Sunday 14th July (Away) v Merrow & Wednesday 17th July (Away) v Byfleet.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller/Pete Smith - 7th July 2019

Wittering Outing - Friday 19th July

Okay boys and girls. Time to get your buckets & spades out again. I refer of course to our annual trip to the coast for a paddle in the sea, smashing fish & chip lunch and........ a great game of bowls. So if your have'nt got your names down for the Wittering outing on Friday 19th July, please do so asp. Alternatively, give Cathy a ring on 01932 846956 or Peter Smith on 01484 233196. We need at least 15 players so don't delay, sign up now.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 24th June 2019

Team/Player selections for the following games have now been published - click here to view. Saturday 29th June v Holloway Hill, 30th June v Mayford Hall & Wednesday 3rd July v Whiteley Village.

Messages posted by Ken Rapley - 20th June 2019

All members taking part in club competitions - please don't forget the first round matches must be played by this coming Sunday 23rd June.

Messages posted by Ken Rapley - 20th June 2019

The Thursday Triples game against Burpham was cancelled and will have to be rescheduled due to bad weather - green unplayable.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 14th June 2019

An order is being placed for new club bowls shirts. If anybody would like a new shirt, would you please give Rob Todd a ring on 01483 612626 soonest.

In addition to above, a nearly new white jacket plus a white bowls jumper have been donated to the club. Anybody who would like one, they will be on display at the end of the bar this coming weekend. Although there is no charge for any item, maybe a small donation would be nice to increase the clubs coffers.

Messages posted by Rob Todd & Bruce Atkin - 13th June 2019

Players desperately need for Wednesday 12th June - Home against Whiteley Village - Sunday 16th June - Away at Stoke Park & Wednesday 19th June - Home against Shalford Village. If you can play on any of the above dates, please give Peter Smith a ring on 01484 233196 or Cathy Miller on 01932 846956. Alternatively, email Cathy direct by following this link.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 7th June 2019

Big congratulations to our Lesley Hodge, Ken Rapley & Cathy Miller for winning the Bramley Open last Sunday 2nd June.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 5th June 2019

In the case where members can't get to the club to put their names down for future games, you can give either Peter Smith (tel: 01484 233196) or Cathy Miller (tel: 01932 846956) a ring to be added to the selection match sheets.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller 2nd June 2019

Possible change to the home game against Puttenham on 15th June. Fixture for 3 x triples which we would like to increase to 4 triples. If there are any members who have not already put their names down and would like to play, could you please give Cathy a ring.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller 21st May 2019

Annual Darts Competition. (Regrets this has now been cancelled)

Our darts team are holding their annual darts open competition this coming Friday 24th May. Open to all club members so why not come along and try your hand at throwing a few darts. If you would like to join us, you will be most welcome. Bring along a few nibbles to share and have a fun yet challenging evening. Throw off starts at 7.30pm. If you would like more info, give Graham Thurley a ring.


Club Internal Competition player schedules are now both displayed in club changing room and on the web site. Click here to view.

Messages posted by Ken Rapley18th May 2019

All members are reminded that if they wish to play in any of the forthcoming internal club competitions and have yet to put their names down, would they do so asp as the closeing date is 8th May. Entries now closed

Messages posted by Ken Rapley 3rd May 2019

We are short of players for the game against Castle Green on Saturday 25th May (Home). If you can play, would you please put your names down on the sheets in the changing room or give Cathy Miller or Peter Smith a ring asp. Thank you.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 3rd May 2019

Team players selections are now available to view for Saturday 11th May v West End & Sunday 12th May v Stanwell - click here to view

Messages posted by Cathy Miller -27th April 2019

Would all players please note that there is an error in the recently published fixture book. See page for Midweek games - 24th July - Delete "Stoke Park" and insert "Ewhurst" - Dress and timings remain the same.

Messages posted by Petr Smith -19th April 2019

Got a couple of hours spare? We are looking for a working party to get the Club ready for playing outside. So please come along this Saturday 20th April at around 10am. The more members that turn out, the quicker we can have the green ready for a roll up. If you can help, please give Peter Smith a quick ring on 01483-233196.

Messages posted by Petr Smith -19th April 2019

Pre-Season Bowls Meeting - Thursday 11th April 7.30pm

Further to below, agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1. Collection of Annual Subscriptions (£68.00) - Rob Todd 2. Club & Green Openings - John Osgood
3. Team Players - Tuesday Triples League - John Osgood 4. Team Players - Thursday Mixed Triples League - Lesley Hodge
5. Internal Club Competitions - Ken Rapley 6. Distribution of 2019 Fixture Books - Bruce Atkin
7. Interclub Match Friendies - Peter Smith & Cathy Miller 8. Tea Rota - Lesley Hodge
9. West Surrey Competitions - Rob Todd 10. Outside Competitions General
11. Any Other Business  

Calling all members - with the start of our 2019 season now just around the corner, the Pre-Season Bowls Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday 11th April, starting at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. All members are strongly encouraged to attend as you will have the opportunity to (a) pay your annual subscriptions, (b) sign up for the clubs internal competitions and (c) putting your names down for forthcoming friendly games.

For those interested, there will also be the opportunity to enter your name as players in the Tuesday League (2 x Triples) games and/or for Thursday Mixed Triples League matches.

The seasons forthcoming Tea Roster will be available on both the clubhouse notice board and on the changing room notice boards.

An offical agenda for the meeting will be emailed to members shortly.

Messages posted by Rob Todd - 29th March 2019

Don't forget folks the fun Skittles Night this coming Saturday 30th March. All very welcome so bring along family and friends.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 25th March 2019

Please don't forget The Annual General Meeting - Westfield & District Cricket & Sports Club to be held on Thursday 28th March at 8.00pm. Venue: Club house. All members are encouraged to attend for election of committee members and decisions regarding the way forward for the future.

Messages posted by John Osgood/Bruce Atkin - 19th March 2019

Photographs of the fantastic fabulous Rat Pack evening on Saturday 16th March are now in our Photo Gallery. This had to be one of the best evenings for entertainment we have had. Definately a great night was had by all. Click here for photos

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 18th March 2019


Appreciate a bit late in the day but we are desperately short of raffle prizes. If you have any suitable items or xmas or birthday gifts that you would like to donate, could you please bring them along tonight. Thank you.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 16th March 2019

Would all those who wanted tickets for this coming Saturday's Rat Pack entertainment please note the due to a sell for the permormance, no further tickets are sadly available.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 11th March 2019

Important date for your diary. The Annual General Meeting - Westfield & District Cricket & Sports Club will be held on Thursday 28th March at 8.00pm. Venue: Club house. All members are encouraged to attend for election of committee members and decisions regarding the way forward for the future.

Messages posted by John Osgood/Bruce Atkin - 24th February 2019


Please note that it is with regret that due to circumstances beyond my control that I have had cancel the Quiz night scheduled for this coming Saturday - 23rd February.

Will look at the calendar and see if we can re-schedule at a later date depending upon availability.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 18th February 2019

Photos of a lively night of entertainment with Phil Solo last Saturday night - 9th February. I'm sure everybody would agree, the evening was a great success with many taking to the dance floor and thoroughly enjoying themselves. (Click here to view the photos)

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 11th February 2019

The weekend & mid-week Friendly Fixtures for the 2019 season are now available for viewing in the Club Diary.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller/Bruce Atkin - 2nd February 2019

With the mad season now well behind us, we can look forward to bowling starting again outside.  However, with the snow and cold weather still very much with us, we can look forward to an exciting fun packed programme of lively social events in the coming weeks.

First up we have a trip down memory lane with a foot tapping evening of music from the 50’s & 60’s presented by the fabulous Phil Solo & Guest.
So dig out your dancing shoes and book your place on the floor for a great night of lively entertainment.  Date, just in case you forgot to put it in your diaries is Saturday 9th February, doors opening at 7.15pm.

As always, we do need your help in knowing who is coming and who is not, if for no other reason in getting the buffet just right.  So please, take a few minutes out and either drop us a quick line (zinccraft@aol.com) or a telephone call (01932 877615) as to whether you will be coming and what guest/friends will be joining us.
Obviously, all most welcome…. the more the merrier.

Messages posted Bruce Atkin - 2nd February 2019

League schedules for both the Guildford, Woking & District Tuesday Triples Bowls Leauge and Knaphill Thursday Mixed Triples League for 2019 have been posted. Please note that minor changes may be necessary as final playing team members/dates need to be confirmed in some cases. (Click on the above underlined titles to view schedules)

Messages posted Administrator -7th January 201

Wishing all our members, family and friends a very Happy New Year. May all your woods this coming season run true to that little white ball.

Messages posted Bruce Atkin -2nd January 2019

A few photos of the Clubs Christmas Party with Buddy Holly last Saturday night - 15th December. I think everybody would agree, the evening was a great success with everybody thoroughly enjoying themselves. (Click here to view the photos)

Messages posted Bruce Atkin -22nd December 2018

Annual Club Dinner

Nearly sold out - still a couple of tickets going so get yours now.......

We still have a few tickets left for the Annual Club Dinner on 12th January 2019. Don't be disappointed, get yours NOW. Available over the bar at the clubhouse or alternatively, ring 01932 877615 to book. For those already having booked their tickets, would you please make payment this coming Satuday at the Christmas Party. If making payment on the night of the Dinner, please note we can only accept cash - no cheques. Thank you.

Messages posted Bruce Atkin - 12th December 2018

On the winter bowls front, our team from Westfield (Peter Collyer, Arthur Newman & Rob Todd) came away as the winners of the Shalford Winter League match play.

Messages posted Rob Todd - 26th November 2018

Further to below, would all members & friends please note Dave's funeral arrangements are as follows:

The Funeral is to take place on Thursday 20th December 2018 at 12.30pm at Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, KT22 0AG. Cathy has asked no flowers please but if you would like to donate money, there will be a collection box at the crematorium which will be forwarded to the Salvation Army.

Update: Following the funeral service, all are very welcome to come along to the Conservatory in Octagon Road, Whiteley Village between 2pm to 5pm and maybe raise a glass or two to Dave’s memory.

Messages posted - 1st December 2018

I know I join with all members in sending our Cathy Miller our sincere thoughts and prayers on the very sad news that Dave passed away last Friday night. Cathy has asked I pass on the following to all friends and members at Westfield:

It is with great sadness and a broken heart that I have to inform you that my darling Dave passed away peacefully at St Peter's Hospital at 9.15pm Friday night. The cancer in his lungs had spread into his blood stream and took over his whole body. I will in due course let you know what funeral arrangements I have made. I would like to thank you all for your kindness love and support you have given Dave and I throughout his illness, it has been a great comfort.

Regards Cathy

Messages posted - 26th November 2018

Club Graffiti Board

We are introducing a Graffiti Board into the club house, the idea being that anybody can write a message on the board. This is especially pertinent at this time of the year where the board can be used to post Christmas messages/wishes rather than sending individual cards to friends and other members. Having written your message(s), you then make a donation other than spending the money on stamps etc. All monies raised in this fashion will then go to the Salvation Army, a worthy charity the club fully supports.

Messages posted by Peter Smith - 17th November 2018

Club Christmas Party Raffle Appeal

I'm putting this appeal out to all members for donations for raffle prizes for the Christmas Party. Hopefully by now most of you will have seen my email explaining in detail what we are after. In short, we want to make the raffle special with a Christmas theme so are looking for prizes like; Xmas Pudding, Xmas Cake, Crackers, Tins of Sweets/Biscuits - I could go on but I think you get the idea. So while your shopping, please keep your eye out for a festive Xmas Party Raffle Prize which you hopefully will bring along to the party on the 15th December. Thank you.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 17th November 2018

All club members I know want to wish our Wendy Todd, Dave Miller, Denise Joyce & Francis Joy our very best wishes, thoughts & prayers to be with you at this time.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 12th November 2018

Obviously now in the winter months and little to report on the bowls front, thought I'd keep all up to date as to what is happening on the social entertainments horizon.

Right, just around the corner on the 10th November we have another great nights entertainment lined up for you all with "Just Lee". With great music covering all taste, dance, sing along and tap your feet to a brilliant array of popular songs. To round off the evening, enjoy a super buffet supper. As always, Family & Friends all very welcome so the more the merrier.

One for your diaries in the new year, our Annual Club Dinner has now been confirmed for 12th January 2019 at the Bird in the Hand public house at Mayford. Tickets will be on sale behind the bar with effect 15th December. So please get yours soonest so you won't be disappointed nearer the time. Click here to see dinner menu.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 27th October 2018

Photographs from the Johnny Cash & Friends Evening held on 6th October have been posted in the Photo Gallery.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 18th October 2018

For those members who were unable to attend the Bowls Club AGM on Thursday 11th October, the following have been elected as club officers for the 2019 season:

Club Captain Peter Smith
Saturday Captain Cathy Miller
Sunday Captain Peter Smith
Mid Week Captain Peter Smith & Cathy Miller
Tuesday Captain John Osgood
Thursday Captain Lesley Hodge
Competition Secretary Ken Rapley
Tea Rota Lesley Hodge
Fixture Secretary David Miller
Treasurer Manus Mcilhargey
Secretary Rob Todd

Reminder - Bowls Club AGM

Would all Westfield Bowls Members please note the Bowls Section AGM is scheduled to take place on this coming Thursday 11th October starting at 7.30pm. Agenda for the meeting has been sent out, including for Minutes of last meeting, Financials plus Surrey Competition forms being available. If you have an item(s) that you would like added to agenda, please contact Rob Todd (01483 612626) as soon as possible.

Please make an effort to come along and support your club.

Messages posted by Rob Todd - 8th September 2018

Update for your Entertainment

Just in.... we've managed to engage at great expense Tony Murphy singing favorites from the Rat Pack's 40's, 50,s & 60's greatest hits plus many swing dance numbers. Definately not a night to miss so get it in your diraries now....... 16th March 2019.

Couple of other dates in 2019 worth mentioning. Saturday 23rd February we have a Super Quiz Night and on Saturday 30th March, a Prize Money Fun Knock Out Skittles Challenge. Guest very welcome.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 2nd October 2018

Bowls Club Statistics 2018

For those members interested in how the club faired over the 2018 season, click here for a statastical breakdown.

A Right Pickle

Members might like to know that the Jams, Pickles & Chutneys made by our Lesley raised £146.50 over our summer season 2018. This amount has been rounded up to £150.00 and will be presented to the Salvation Army as in previous years.

Messages posted by Lesley Hodge - 26th September 2018

Urgently need more voluntees to help put the green to bed this coming Monday 24th September starting at around 10am. Ladies your help would be appreciated in making the odd cup of tea to keep the workers watered and happy.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 22nd September 2018

It is with great sadness that we learn that Ellen, wife of our President - Danny Pott has pasted away. I know I express on behalf of all club members our deepest sympathy & condolences. Ellen was in the past a long standing member of the club both as a player and later as a social member. She will be greatly missed.

Members might like to know that the funeral is to be held at Woking Crematorium on Friday 12th October at 2.45pm.

Messages posted by John Osgood/Bruce Atkin - 20th September 2018


I know all club members will join with me in wishing our Denise Joyce a very speedy recovery from her stroke and pray she returns to our fold soonest.





Messages posted by Wendy Todd/Bruce Atkin - 16th September 2018

Twilight Fun Bowls

With our Twilight Fun Bowls evening now only a couple of weeks away (Friday 21st September), important if your coming along to get your orders in for your Fish & Chip supper, including for any friends you are intending to bring along - More the merrier. Menu sheets have been posted both on the Entertainents Notice Board in the Club House and in the Bowls Changing Room. ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN BY 14TH OCTOBER. So, don't be disappointed, get your orders in NOW. If you can't get to the club, orders will be accepted by ringing 01932 877615.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 8th September 2018

Annual Bowls v Cricket Match

Our Annual Bowls v Cricketers Match will take place on Sunday 16th September rolling off around 2pm. For members and friends coming along to watch, would you please contact Lesley Hodge (01483 768355) soonest so we can get numbers right for the BBQ. Dress: Whites

Messages posted by Lesley Hodge - 8th September 2018

Club Competition Finals 2018 (For photographs - click here for the gallery)

Under beautiful bright blue skys and warm sun shine, Saturday 1st September saw the club hold its Competition Finals. With the green being in tip top condition thanks to John Osgood's hard work, play rolled off at 10am with the first two matches. After hard fought games on both rinks, the following winners were declared:

Rink 2 - The Ken Russell Shield with Lesley Hodge winning against Sean Brophy.

Rink 3 - The Ossie Cup with Ken Rapley winning against Graham Thurley.

Following a break for coffee/tea and biscuits, the next two matches got underway.

Rink 2 - The Maggie Hedges Pairs with Sheila Osgood & Jim Thelton taking a close shot victory over Ken Rapley & Mike Mays.

Rink 3 - The Eddie Mann Novice Cup with Bruce Atkin winning against Cathy Miller.

Breaking for lunch of hot dogs, chicken & ham rolls, all garnished with wonderful pickles and chutneys, we were then treated to some tasty deserts all provided by our Lesley Hodge. With a welcome break, especially for those players having to play in more than one match, game got underway in the last of the finals with the Peter Smith taking on Jim Thelton in the Cracknell Cup - Men's Championship.

Played on Rink 3 - The Cracknell Cup was taken by Peter Smith over Jim Thelton in an exciting game of reaching the magic 21 shots winning line.

Although not played on this date, it has to be noted that two other competitions matches were played at an earlier date with the following results.

The Willy Groves Trophy was won by Peter Smith and the Ladies Trophy was won by Lesley Hodge.

In closing, the club offer Ken Rapley a big thank you for all the hard work he has put in over the season in organising and arranging our club competition games. Must also say thanks to all those members who took part in the competitions and other club members who shown their support throughout the season.

And finally, Westfield Bowls Club took the honours in winning the Area - Knaphill Triples Thursday League.

Messages posted by Administration - 3rd September 2018

Change of Match Dates

Hopefully you will be aware that the forthcoming Victory Park match was changed from Away to Home. However, as of this morning its been changed back to Away for Saturday 8th September and the game scheduled for Saturday 29th September is now cancelled.

Putting the Green to Bed - End of Bowling Season

Sorry to say it’s that time of the year again when our bowling season is coming to an end. It is now planned to make a start on the end of season works on Saturday 22nd September. I appreciate that there are still away matches that weekend but I hope to make a start so any players not in a match, please come along and help out. The full program is set out below.

The plan:

Saturday 22nd September. Intend to mow the green as short as possible and scarify in 3 directions. If possible depending on match selection availability 1 or 2 helpers would be nice. Any more than this, work to remove ditch linings and general tiding up could be undertaken, also the taking down the floodlights (3 man job). 

Sunday 23rd September. Hollow tine the green and remove the arisings. Again, depending on match selection availability 1 or 2 helpers would be nice. If not done, works to remove ditch linings and general tiding up could be undertaken, also the taking down the floodlights (3 man job). 

Monday 24th September is the heavy day starting around 10am, (as many helping hands as possible please)  to spread the seed & 3 tonnes of top dressing. The green will need to be as dry as possible to aid the spreading of the dressing so I intend to be there early to brush the green and if necessary use a blower.  We do have 2 blowers so will be seeking a volunteer to assist around 8am, any takers?   

As usual, please bring your gloves and if you have, shovels, wheelbarrows (borrow one?) and general gardening tools would be most helpful.

My I request the ladies get together on Monday to supply us with drinks and nibbles (happy to pay for them) and see what lighter duties are needed to be undertaken. (Pre-school will be in operation so clubhouse is out of bounds).

Of cause all subject to the weather being kind to us?, if not, works to be undertaken asap thereafter so as to allow time for the seed to get established before the colder weather sets in. 

Please can you let me know your availability for the above dates and in particular do you have (borrow) a wheelbarrow? Most important pieces of equipment for moving 3 tonnes of dressing.

Finally, need 2 or 3 volunteers to set up the lighting for our Twilight Bowls fun Evening sheduled for 21st September. Intend to test the equipment and make sure it works on Wednesday 19th (time to be agreed) then set up the lighting poles against the hedge and fencing. Again, please give me a ring asp on 01483 233408.

Messages posted by John Osgood - 29th August 2018

Breakdown for Saturday 1st September - "Finals Day" is as follows:

10am - Ossie Cup - Graham Thurley v Ken Rapley - Marker: Dave Smith

Ken Russel Shield - Lesley Hodge v Sean Brophy - Marker: Arthur Newman

12noon - Eddie Mann - Cathy Miller v Bruce Atkin - Marker: Peter Collyer

Pairs - Shelia Osgood & Jim Thelton v Mike May & Ken Rapley


3pm - Cracknell Cup - Peter Smith v Jim Thelton - Marker: Lesley Hodge

Dress for all players and markers over the finals weekend is WHITES

Would be helpful if anybody not playing in a final could be available at around 9am to help set up the green etc.

Messages posted by Ken Rapley - 26th August 2018

With finals weekend now just around the corner this coming Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd September, whether you are playing in a final or not, why not come along to the club and cheer on those playing. Lesley once again will be providing eats in the form of sausage & onion rolls and chicken rolls plus of course her tasty desserts. Not a weekend to be missed. So, if you are thinking of coming along or actually playing, would you please give Lesley a ring or email so she knows how much food to provide.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin/Lesley Hodge - 25th August 2018

Dave Miller would like to thank all those members for their kind words, cards and get well wishes. Home now and itching to get back on the green. Thank you once again.

Messages posted by Dave Miller - 20th August 2018


I know all club members will want to wish our Dave Miller a very speedy recovery from his stay in hospital and return to the bowls green very soon.






Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 17th August 2018

Please be aware that the green has recently been treated with various sprays for weeds and fertiliser. Should you be playing over the next couple of days, please make sure to wash your hands afterwards.

Messages posted by John Osgood - 14th August 2018

Urgently need more players for the away game against West End on 22nd August starting at 6.00pm. If you can play, please put your names down on the sheets in club house or alternatively, please give Peter Smith or Cathy Miller at ring asp.

Messages posted by Peter Smith - 11th August 2018

Please note the game against Bramley BC scheduled for Sunday 12th August at home has been reduced to only 3 x Triples. For rearranged selections, please click here.

Messages posted by Peter Smith - 7th August 2018

All players please note the home game scheduled for Wednesday 8th August against Wonersh BC has been called off by Wonersh.

Messages posted by Peter Smith - 6th August 2018

The Willy Groves competition was played on Saturday 4th August and judged a great success by all concerned. Although played in a blazing heat, all sixteen players who started out playing three games each in a round robin knock out, came down by the end of the day with Peter Smith pipping Arthur Newman in the final.

We must say a big thank you to Ken Rapley who did a splendid job organising the competition and Lesley Hodge for providing a very refeshing lunch. A good day alround.


Messages posted by Admin - 6th August 2018

All players please note the home game scheduled for Sunday 5th August against Cove BC has been cancelled.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 1st August 2018

The Willy Groves internal competition will be played on Saturday 4th August rolling off at 10.0am. All competitors (see players here) are asked to arrive no later than 9.45am. Food will be available throughout the day at a small charge plus Bar open all day.

Messages posted by Lesley Hodge/Ken Rapley -27th July 2018

The away game against Ewhurst BC scheduled this coming Wednesay has been cancelled due to the expected extreme high heat forecast.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller -23rd July 2018

For all those playing away this coming Friday 20th July at Witterings & District Bowls Club, would you please ensure you arrive at the club by 1.30pm latest for 2.00pm start. Just a reminder that fees for the game, including a cream tea is £5.00per head, visitors £2.00. To view team/player selections for this game, click here.

If anybody is still looking for a lift there and back, give Bruce a ring on 01932-877615.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller -18th July 2018

Being as most members are playing away at The Witterings on Friday 20th July, Open Club Night is cancelled. Those members not going to Witterings are very welcome to come along for a roll up, or alternatively, the evening would be a good opportunity to play those competition games to be completed by the 29th July.

Messages posted by Lesley Hodge -15th July 2018

We'er short of players for forthcoming matches. For those members available, would you please put your names down on sheets in clubhouse or give Cathy Miller a ring.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller -14th July 2018

Unfortunately, the scheduled game against Merrow this coming Sunday has been cancelled as Merrow are not able to furnish a team due to the World Cup football final.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 9th July 2018

Please note changes to player selections for the game on 7th July against Elstead (Home) & 11th July against Milford (Away).

Reminder for the away game against the Witterings (Post Code: PO20 8NS) on Friday 20th July at 2.00pm - Dress: Whites. If you've not got your name down yet, could you do so asp as we need to contact the club next week with regards to catering needs. The cost for players, including a cream tea plus your green fees will be £5.00. In addition, if you would like to bring along a visitor(s) then we need to know numbers at approximate cost of £3.00 pp.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 29th June 2018

Team/Player selections for friendly matches have now been posted for games between 30th June thro to 11th July. To see if you have been selected, goto Selections.

For those playing in the match against Burpham this coming Wednesday, please note that the game is Away and not at home as originally recorded.

Team/Player selections for friendly matches have now been posted for games between 23rd June thro to 4th July. To see if you have been selected, goto Selections.

All members who have entered internal club competitions are reminded that all 1st Round games must be completed by next weekend (1st July)

Messages posted by Peter Smith - 23rd June 2018

Please note that due holiday commitments, no further updates to the web site will be carried out but held over to 18th June. During this period, all members should consult either club emails or pursue the notice board at the club house.

Messages posted by Web Administrator - 7th June 2018

Schedule matches for the various internal club competitions are now available to view both on the club notice board and here on the web site. To see who you have been drawn against, goto: Competition Menu

Messages posted by Ken Rapley - 4th June 2018

The club has received a couple of invitations: The first from Tongham Bowling Club to play in the Arthur Williams Day tournament scheduled in three weeks time (sorry don't have the actual date at this point in time). It's teams of three playing a number of Triples games at a cost of £24 per team. This includes lunch and tea plus your green fees. Anybody interested, please give Rob Todd a call.

Second invite is to the Woking Park Invitation Mixed Fours Competition to be played on 1st July starting at 9.30am. Entry fees are £40,00 per team which includes lunch, tea/coffee all day and afternoon cake. As above, if your interested in playing as part of a team, please give Rob Todd a call.

In both cases, entry places are limited so you need to call asp.

Messages posted by Rob Todd - 3rd June 2018

Looking to setting up a Texas Holdum Poker Night on the next Open Club Night on the 1st June. So besides coming along for a roll up, few drinks at the bar and catch up with friends, why not play a few hands of cards and maybe win some cash. No fee to show up but £10 entry stake that goes into the prize fund. Anybody interested in having a go, could they please email me direct at briza2511@aol.com or give me a bell on 07532 221577. Helpful to know numbers interested so we can set up the relevant number of tables and get enough chips. (If anyone has a set of poker chips, can we borrow them).

Obviously, family and friends very welcome whether to either have a go at bowls or just play poker so please come along and support our Club.

Messages posted by Brian - 23rd May 2018

Important Notice: Entries for Club Competitions close on Sunday 27th May. Players who have not already done so should enter their names on the sheets displayed in the changing room without delay. The draw for placing will take place the following day on Monday 28th May. Now Closed

Messages posted by Ken Rapley - 17th May 2018

The home game against West Byfleet - Saturday 19th May has been changed from Triples to Rinks and therefore player selections have been amended. To view, goto Selections.

Messages posted by Cathy Miller- 14th May 2018

Team/Player selections for 19th, 20th & 23rd have now been published. If there is anybody for some reason who cannot play, please contact the Captain of the Day soonest. [Go to Selections]

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 11th May 2018

Don't forget folks that this Sunday - 6th May is Open Drive Day. Come along for a roll up, catch up and chat with friends and a drink in the sunshine.

Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 5th May 2018

The weather has certainly not be kind to us as our green is still unplayable due to the heavy rain. I expect like me, many of you are chopping to have a "roll up" after the long winter break. John Osgood assures me that directly the green drys a bit and he can get it cut, we will all be able to dust off our woods and get rolling.

Now praying the weather does improve over the next couple of days as we are still short of players for the 12th, 13th and 14th May so please get you names down.


Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 30th April 2018