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GREEN OPENING AND BBQs
The 2023 season kicks off with the green opening and Marjon Trophy match on Saturday, April 15th - 1.30pm for a 2pm start. You will have to wear the new club shirts (see below) for the match and Stuart Elliott will arrange for them to be distributed beforehand. Check back here for further updates.
This year's BBQs will be on Saturday, June 3rd, Saturday, July 1st and Saturday, July 29th.
Click here for all this season's fixtures.
NEW CLUB SHIRTS AND THE 2023 SEASON
Members attending the club's AGM at the end of November voted in favour of new coloured shirts for the club. Chairman Stuart Elliott said he expected the cost of one shirt for each club member would be covered by sponsorship. The shirts are available in 'breathable' man-made fibre or cotton pique. Members would have to pay for additional shirts themseleves at a cost of £27.99 (or £23.99 each if we order 10 or more at once). They come in a wide range of sizes and Stuart will send out more details after Xmas.
The new shirts must be worn for any league or competition match along with the following clothing:
Hat or cap: white
Socks: grey or white
Shoes: grey, brown or white
As we look forward to the new season it would be very helpful if you let John Parsons email@example.com know what days of the week you are not available to play as this helps the captains plan their teams. As well as playing in the Broadland League next season, we are also entered into the Charity Shield and Broadland Cup competition.
You can read or download the following AGM reports:
Chairman's report here
Greenkeeper's report here
Secretary's report here
Treasurer's report (accounts) here
Hickling Bowls Club came fifth in the first division of the Broadland League this year. You can see the full results on the Leagues page here
We have received a letter from Macmillan Cancer Support thanking us for the £250.00 we raised for the charity. You can see the letter here
Stuart Elliott and Jean Naylor were runners up in the mixed pairs final at Gt Yarmouth Festival of Bowls. Congratulations to them both. Stuart said: 'It was not too bad to come second out of 44 pairs - and we are £50 each better off'.
Dave Strover won this year's Greyhound Cup at the close of the season on Saturday, September 3rd. He is seen here being presented with the cup by Greyhound landlord Tony Woodman.
Alan Kimber (l) won the 2022 club Singles title and was presented with the cup by club secretary John Parsons
Sarah Smith and Stuart Elliott were the winners of the club pairs cup.
Congratulations also to Mike Hodgson and Dave Strover who won this year's Wilson Pairs Cup.
Please remember that the club's 2022 dinner is taking place on Saturday, November 12th at the Boathouse in Ormesby (7pm for 7.30pm). You can see the menu here. If you would like to come, please add your name(s) to the notice in the clubhouse and put your £10 per person deposit (in an envelope with your name on) in one of the letter boxes at the club. Please make sure your names and deposits are put in before September 11th.
This year's Marjon Trophy match was played at the green opening on Saturday, April 23rd and was won by Ruth Mixer. Congratulations to her. The event raised £158 for charity.
The 'spider' at this years green opening