Royal County of Berkshire Secretaires Singles Final at Reading Bowls Club
August 5th 2018
Proud to announce that our own Nick Rackham, won the Royal County of Berkshire Secretaries Singles Final at Reading Bowls Club this morning in a tightly contested match against Paul Melhuish of Bracknell Bowls Club. In very warm conditions, but on a superb playing surface, Nick won the match 21 shots to Paul's 14.
Other games played today resulted in Kevin Belcher of Burghfield beating Malcolm Woodley of Didcot 21 - 13 in the Champion of Champions Singles Final; Thatcham beat Reading 16 - 15 in the Triiples Championship Final and Tilehurst beat Thatcham 23 - 17 in the Fours Championship Final.
Top Congratulations to Nick Rackham.
Nick Rackham & Paul Melhuish
Photo's courtsey of Mick Dowdeswell
Mick Haydon Memorial Cup 2017 here
Mick Haydon Memorial Cup 2016 here
Mick Haydon Memorial Cup
August 9th 2015
Winners: John Worrell & Mick Dowdeswell
Presenting the sheild are Mark Haydon & Claire Way (nee Haydon)
Runner-Up Richard (Billy) Buck, without his partner Micky Towell, who had gone by this time
Third Place players, Mick Linn and Andrew Snowdon.
Well done all today. It all went well in the end, once we all knew what we were supposed to be doing out on the green!
Congratulations to Steve, Heather, Eileen, Claire and all of you who catered for our needs today. The fayre was magnificent. Sincere apologies to anybody who I've missed out.
Annual Hungerford Pairs Bowling Tournament
Winners of the Hungerford Pairs Bowling Tournament
Mick Dowdeswell and Pam Bassett
There were several groups of pairs, playing at specific times. Two games in the morning on average, with a very good lunch provided. Two games in the afternoon, with tea/coffee and biscuits available.
The green, worked on by Micky Lambourn bowled excellently all day and the whole affair was organised by Jennifer and Alan Bartter together with Brian Liddiard, Hungerford Bowls Club President, and ably abetted by many others who kept scores and of course, the excellent catering.
With the scores of everyone totted up, Mick said, "we had a very good shot difference and also winning our four games, as did our opponents in the Final, Barry and Dot Williams, from Thatcham Bowling Club. It was a tight Final and concentration needed to be at its highest, but Pam and I just managed to keep them at bay by a couple of shots to win"
The first picture shows President Brian Liddiard presenting the cup to Pam, the second, the proud and rather surprised winners and thirdly, the Runners-up Dot and Barry Williams.