We always say The Green is our most valuable asset. It is essential that the green be treated with care, any misuse must be corrected. The main problems are; when divots are taken out by a bad delivery, if bowls are dropped or there is running on the green. Such incidents (if deemed necessary) should be dealt with in a polite and courteous manner either by the Skip of the rink or the Steward of the day (if during roll-up).
Roll ups are mainly in the mornings or anytime the green is not booked. There is a small charge for tea or coffee and biscuits. Any equipment used must be replaced and locked up after use.
Club Competitions are arranged by the competitions secretary. It is hoped that as many members as possible will enter. As usual, Triples and Pairs are drawn, so you do not need to find a partner.
Dress must be correct for the respective matches as shown on the selection cards. As a guide, white trousers or skirts with white or Club Shirts are worn for President’s day, Captain’s day, Club finals, Ladies League Matches as well as Tourist and Friendly matches. Grey trousers or skirts with white or Club Shirts are worn for Club Day, Club Competitions (except finals), evening matches, and roll-ups. Members are requested to be smartly dressed for roll-ups. Tailored shorts with the appropriate socks are permitted.
Club Day is an important part of our club life. This takes place every Tuesday afternoon. We start bowling at 2:00pm so members wishing to play should arrive no later than 1:45pm. Put your name on the Captain’s list and pay a small fee before changing in order that the rinks can be organised in time for a prompt start. Rinks and teams are drawn at random (mixing the sexes). This helps to get to know your fellow members.
Matches. There are three kinds of matches; Tourist (visitors), Friendlies (local teams on a home or away basis), and League. All are important to the Club. Please put your name on the lists on display; ladies at the kitchen end of the clubhouse and men at the opposite end. Your selection committees endeavour to give all as many games as possible (including new players), but League matches are regarded as needing the Club’s best players. It helps the Men’s Captain to know a player’s availability, so could players please enter in the Non-Availability Book, when they will be unavailable for selection. If selected for a match, please make sure you tick your name off to show the Captain you are still available. All match fees are £2.00p to include tea or coffee and biscuits. There will be a charge at Tourist and some Friendly matches to cover a drink for both yourself and your playing partner. This charge will be on the match selection card.
Duties for the smooth running of the Club; lady members are asked to do some tea, laundry, ladies’ cloakroom and toilet duties (always with help) and men provide the Steward duties (see notice board for rotas). After the rota lists are published, if you are unable to do the day suggested you must arrange to swap with another member or inform the appropriate person. We lose ‘face’ if no teas are provided and revenue if no Steward is on duty.
Travelling Expenses can be redeemed for away matches, a table of these expenses is displayed on the notice board. A Claims form must be filled in and submitted to the Treasurer.
Subscriptions, Locker and Clubhouse Keys are dealt with by the Membership Secretary.
Captains deal with matches, whilst general enquiries are dealt with by the Ladies’ and Men’s Secretaries.