Latest club news
TWO TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP INTRODUCED
The club is offering two types of membership for the 2023 season – Competing Membership and Social Membership. For full details click here
Congratulations to Dennis Smith who won this year's Marjon Trophy match at the opening of the green. Dennis (l) is pictured receiving the trophy from club chairman Stuart Elliott.
RESCHEDULED GREEN OPENING
Please note that the opening of the green and Marjon Trophy match which were called off last weekend are taking place this Saturday, April 22nd - 1.30pm for a 2pm start. If you would like to bring a prize for the raffle it would be greatly appreciated.
If you need an extra club shirt (see below), please let Stuart know on Saturday and he will arrange to get you one.
Please note that the green will be closed for mid-season maintenance on the following days in June: Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th. If the work can be completed earlier than planned, our green keeper David Strover will advise.
THIS SEASON'S BBQs
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 in 2022. You can see the full results on the Leagues page 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 the 2022 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 the 2022 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.
The 'spider' at this years green opening