Welcome back to St Mary Bourne BC website.
A new season is slowly approaching and I hope we are all looking forward to playing back outdoors and longing for some bright weather to play in.
Most members have now registered for the season but unfortunately a few members have not joined this season for various reasons but it is hoped that the club's open day will encourage new members.
With this reduction in members, it was necessary to reduce the number of Wednesday league teams to two,and so we have decided to withdraw the Eagles team from the Whitchurch League. It is hoped that if membership increase during the season, then next year, we may be able to reinstate the third team.
The B.D.B.A. Monday league team is very well supported for the season but again, there are insufficient numbers to make up two teams.
The Stan Hardman Thursday team is also well supported and will compete as usual in the Western Division.
Team Managers 2020 are :-
Monday League - Tony Grunsell
Wednesday Hawks - Len Mew
Wednesday Merlins - Alastair Bunce
Thursday Stan Hardman - John Alchin
We are hoping to renew to carpet in the clubhouse as soon as possible and if funds allow us.
To that end, quotes are being sourced and a decision will be made shortly.
It is also imperative that the paving slabs around the bowling green are re-levelled where necessary as they have become a trip hazard and is an accident waiting to happen. We will therefore be asking for as many volunteers as possible to assist in this mammoth task before the start of the bowling season. The alternative, will be to employ contractors, at great expense to the club, to make safe the paved area.
Along the same theme, this y ear we will be employing contractors to keep the hedges trimmed, as this has become a difficult task for the very few members who, every year struggle to trim the hedges and remove all the trimmings. This is the reason that the annual subscriptions have been increased to cover this hedging cost.
The season kicks off with the Spring Meeting on Sunday 23rd February at 3:00pm at the clubhouse.
Please try and come along to discuss this seasons matches, friendlies and events and any ideas for improving the club and ways to fund raise to help cover all the running costs.
Hope to see you all soon.
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