Please note that the green will be unavailable to members on the following dates as it has been booked to host prestigious fixtures as a neutral venue :-
Sunday 22nd May – Southport v. Dudley in the team’s inaugural season in the National Crown Green Bowling Federation, 2.00pm start. The green will be closed all day for this event but markers, measurers, general helpers and spectators will be most welcome for what should be an excellent afternoon of bowling.
Saturday 30th July – Southport v. Southport Cubs in the Lancashire Ladies’ Inter-Town League. Again, spectators will be welcome for what should be an exciting ‘derby’ fixture, starting at 10.00am.
It was good to see so many members taking advantage of the good weather today when the green was open for the first time this season.
The club hopes you all take advantage of using the green which is in excellent condition.
The bowling season is fast approaching; here are some important dates for your diary.
Friday 25th March GREEN OPENS
Saturday 26th March ROUND ROBIN Commencing 2.00pm
Tuesday 29th March PRACTICE MATCH HARRIERS 6.00pm
Wednesday 30th March PRACITCE HAWKS, KESTRELS, 1.00pm
Monday 4th April PRACTICE MATCH MERLINS, VETS TEAM 1.00pm
Monday 4th April PRACTICE MATCH MAGHULL MIXED TEAM 6.00pm
Tuesday 5th April JIMS SOCIAL ROUND ROBIN commences 10.00am
Friday 8th April JIMS SOCIAL ROUND ROBIN
If you are interested in playing for any of the teams and haven’t yet approached the team captains, please turn up on the practice days.
Please tell your friends who don’t have email about the dates.
I can always be contacted on my mobile if you have any queries.
George Hitchmough 07977500131
RACE NIGHT 2016
Thank you to all those members who attended the Club’s Race Night on Saturday, which raised £880.67 towards club funds.
In particular, the Club would like to thank the following :-
All the race sponsors and those who supported the event by being owners and trainers.
Mike Dunlop, Irene Nowell and Mark Rowlinson, for their work as tellers for the evening.
The Chairman of the Conservative Club, John Coney and his committee, for allowing us the use of their excellent facilities.
The Bar Steward of the Club, Alan Lloyd and his bar staff Elena and Greg for their hard work on the night.
Jon Roberts and John Unsworth for their help selling raffle tickets and those who provided prizes for the raffle.
Mr Eric Morris, who once again compered the evening.
Finally, special thanks must go to George Hitchmough for all his hard work in co-ordinating the arrangements for the whole event and to Sue Andersen, who assisted George with the preparation of the buffet.
The evening ended with bowling club Chairman, Chris Harding, thanking our members for their continued loyal support and a presentation of flowers to Sue Andersen and to Eric’s wife Jean.
EASTER ROUND ROBIN
As most members are probably aware, the green will be open for use from Good Friday, 25th March. To mark the start of another season of bowling at the Hesketh Arms, the club will hold a Round Robin on Easter Saturday, starting at 2.00pm. It would be appreciated if anyone reading this update could mention it to any members who may not be on the emailing list or have internet access.