In the light of Government Guidance on coronavirus, and following cancellations by the County bowls bodies, I regret to tell you that the Club cannot now offer you the planned programme for the coming season. As from now, until further notice, we have to cancel all meetings in the clubhouse and all planned roll-ups, league games and competitions.
I realise that many of you will miss your bowls and it may be possible to allow “privately” organised bowling to take place on the Green whilst remaining within Government guidance. To this end your Committee will be discussing in the next few weeks how this might be practical and I will let you know how we get on.
In the mean time, stay healthy and keep busy,
On Saturday, 20th April, the club started the 2019 season with an Open Day at which members were treated to a glass of prosecco and a lunchtime buffet, during which Chairperson, Gill thanked all the volunteers who, during the winter months, had worked so hard to refurbish the kitchen, add an extension and repaint the clubhouse. A cutting of the ribbon ceremony was performed by the Project Manager, Kriss who had overseen all the work. In glorious sunshine the members had their first roll-up of the year and then finished the afternoon off with a nice tea.
The league matches began in the first week of May and it was a very successful season for the club. The NANSA Swallows and Swifts teams finished top and runners up respectively in their leagues. The Cawston team were also runners up in their league.
Once again, the ladies were very successful, reaching the final of the Top Club and the semi-final of the County Cup. The men reached the final of the Subsidiary Cup.
There was more success in the County competitions with Jennie, Cath, Gill and Sue winning the EBA Ladies' County Senior Fours, earning them the opportunity to compete at Leamington Spa. Jennie and Jan won the Ladies Federation County Pairs and Mike and Chris won the Mens Federation County Pairs, earning them all the chance to compete at Skegness where Mike and Chris went on to reach the semi-final.
Many friendly games were also enjoyed throughout the season.
The Adams County squad again played their home games at Holt Lincolnshire, North Essex and Northants.
On the social front, a group went off to Warners Thoresby Hall on the 25th April, for a four day trip and on Saturday 18th May a quiz was held in the clubhouse.
On Bank Holiday Monday (27th May) the Club held it's usual inter-club tournament. Events further along the season included the Fun Triples competition followed by sausage and mash on Monday 26th August.
There was another trip to Cyprus in November and members and friends enjoyed a wonderful holiday in glorious sunshine and had the added bonus of achieving some goods wins against local teams.
The club had its annual Presentation Lunch in the Kelling Village Hall on Saturday 19th October.