November 27, 2008
Metheringham Bowls Club - Winter 2008
In the words of our chairman, John Sutton, at our recent AGM, 2008 was a "nearly season". We nearly won everything but ended up winning very little. However we were the League Champions in the EBA Triples League - the first match we lost was the very last one of the season. In all our other leagues we performed very well, and came very close to the top of the tables in most of them. As John (Sutty) said in his address, Metheringham is now a team to be reckoned with, at every level.
A lot of work has been done on our green since the end of the 2008 season in early September. Contractors were brought in and the whole green was deeply scarified, then five tons of top dressing and 5 tons of top soil were applied. Following that the whole green was re-seeded. Further work has also been done, and after a bit of TLC from our green-keeper, Maurice White, by the end of April 2009 it should be fit for the crème de la crème and will be the envy of all our competitors.
Unfortunately all this work has to be paid for, so our fund raising is ongoing. We had a successful coffee morning in the pavilion in early September. And this year, for the first time in many years, we booked a stand at Metheringham Feast because Graham Dales, one of our members, had generously donated a Mountain Bike. We raffled the bike off and made lots of money for the club - but special thanks to Nigel Maitland-Powell (formerly of the Scarf and Goggles) who stood at the side of our stand, yelled like a fish wife, and brought in the punters - and of course many thanks to Graham, for giving us the bike in the first place. (The bike was won by H. Houlden of Lincon Rd. Metheringham, the whiskey was won by Mr R Snell, of Pullman Close, Metheringham and the sweets were won by J. Browett of Princess Margaret Ave., Metheringham).
Next Spring we shall again be joining forces with the Football Club to stage a race night - more about that in the next issue of the MACLA magazine.
We would like to wish all our members and supporters a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
If you would like to play bowls, please contact me -
Dawn Smith on 01526 320502 or e-mail me - email@example.com