Marine Gardens BC – report for week ending Saturday 21/09/19(September 21, 2019)
“Marine’s Mike presents record cheque to charity”
Saturday 21/09/19 – over 50 members gathered at a sun-kissed Marine Gardens for a fun drive comprising 6 rinks. There was plenty of fun on the green, but the most important event occurred before the bowls, with club captain Mike Ives presenting a bumper cheque to Chris Sillet of charity Meningitis Now.
A delighted Chris received a cheque for £1710.85; comfortably the largest sum raised in recent memory for any of the various charities chosen annually by the captain. Events had taken place all season including raffles & spiders; culminating with a fun day in August with games on the green and tombola & cake sales off it.
Captain Mike thanked all members for their unstinting support throughout the season which had resulted in such a large sum being raised. Charity representative Chris; whose own son died from meningitis aged 19, assured club members that the donation would be put to excellent use.
Earlier in the week Marine played several matches –
Monday 16/09/19 – Marine made the short hop to Field Place for a 4-rink friendly against Goring Manor. The visitors had a good win on 1 rink; by 27 shots to 16 courtesy of skip Mike Hitchin supported by Pamela Chambers, Gerry Perch & Albie Marsella. They also had a hard-fought draw obtained by Tilly Hennings, Dave Holden, Lesley McMurdie & skip Steve Davis; 14 all being the final outcome.
However, the other 2 rinks were well beaten handing the hosts a good victory overall by 78 shots to 66.
Rink scores summarised thus –
Tilly Hennings, Dave Holden, Lesley McMurdie & skip Steve Davis – 14 shots v B Austin 14 shots
Pamela Chambers, Gerry Perch, Albie Marsella & skip Mike Hitchin – 27 shots v R Hillier 16 shots
Wendy Wilson, Clive Wootton, David Smart & Eric Hayward – 14 shots v T Grixty 27 shots
Mary Etherington, Bill Hebert, George Stracey & skip Jenny Ashman – 11 shots v C Millward 21 shots
Marine Gardens 66 shots lost to Goring Manor 78 shots
Tuesday 17/09/19 – Marine hosted their friends from Goring Manor in a good-natured derby in the Stracey Shield. Alas home advantage counted for little as the visitors won 3 of the 4 rinks played and were deserving winners by 90 shots to 65.
Sole bright spot for Marine came from Jenny Ashman’s rink who won by 24 shots to 20. Jenny enjoyed great support from club President Jill Colbourn, Bill Hebert & Terry Ashley.
Skip Mike Hitchin lost by 4 shots; skip David Sayer by 8 shots; while Ivan Godsmark lost 29 shots to 12.
Rink scores summarised below –
Reg Perkins, Tilly Hennings, Leon White & skip Mike Hitchin – 16 shots v W Davies 20 shots
Wendy Wilson, Dave Holden, Mike Ives & skip David Sayer – 13 shots v F Tsang 21 shots
Jill Colbourn, Bill Hebert, Terry Ashley & skip Jenny Ashman – 24 shots v B Taylor 20 shots
Noel Stevenson, Pauline Sayers, Pamela Chambers & skip Ivan Godsmark – 12 shots v T Tsoi 29 shots
Marine Gardens 65 shots (2 points) lost to Goring Manor 90 shots (8 points)
Wednesday 18/09 & Friday 20/09 – Marine hosted and then played away to Lancing BC, both games being 4 rink Stacey Shield league matches. Both games ended in defeat.