The club had a fairly average season in the East Cornwall Bowling League Triples. Torpoint Bowls Club were the League winners in their first year in the ECBL.
After bumping along for most of the season in the bottom two places in the League, a number of games in quick succession at the end of the season saw us eventually finish in 6th place overall.
However, Lostwithiel have traditionally used the ECBL competition as an opportunity to give games to all players and especially to give new members a taste of a league competition to give them experience for the following season.
With that in mind, we used 30 different players over the course of the season.
Of the 16 games played, we won 6, drew 1 and lost 9, scoring 52.5 points. Congratulations to Ian Burnard who was our most prolific player. Ian played in 14 games and was on the losing triple just once.
The task of the ECBL selector is sometimes a challenging one – there were a couple of occasions where I was seriously worried that we were not going to be able to field a full compliment of players for a match. I’m pleased to report that we came up short only once – and that was due to a mix-up with dates rather than an availability issue.
I must register my thanks for the overwhelming support I have received in my first year as ECBL selector and my gratitude to the hardcore of players who I could nearly always rely on if I was struggling to field a full team.
Here’s to a successful 2020 ECBL season.
Approx. 15 years ago Rosie Smith from the club started the Berta and Bertha competition. The prize for the winner then was a bar of chocolate.
She then not only knitted the two dolls which are played for today but she also slaved away in the kitchen cooking a roast meal. A major fund raiser for the club at this time.
This years event attracted 22 players and even allowing for the sometimes heavy showers the afternoon went off well with everyone having an enjoyable afternoons play followed by a faith tea.
Badger thanked all who attended and presented the the Bertie & Bertha awards to the winners.
SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 3.00pm
Badger thanked all who attended and presented the Bertie & Bertha awards to the winners.
WINNER. Mike Houlihan WINNER Michelle Baptiste BOOBY Badger
You are all invited to come along to the club this weekend to see the finals of all the club competitions
which I’m sure will be competitive but played in good spirit. This is the first time in many years that we have
held the finals on one weekend so come and cheer on your favourites, have a cup of tea and enjoy what is
forecast to a hot and sunny weekend in great surroundings.
On the 9th August we had the pleasure of hosting the Castle Cary touring bowls team for a match and supper. Although the weather was against us, we were able to play for a while before enjoying a splendid buffet provided, in the main, by club members.
Special thanks go to Carol Williams who organised the event with Castle Cary, our bartenders Rob and John and the catering team. Our thanks also go to the Ukulele players and songsters who provided entertainment. It was an evening to remember!
Lostwithiel Top Team Finalist put on a battling performance against a very strong opponent in Stratton Bowls Club,the final result 4-1 to Stratton,special mention of the Triples of Jimmy Rule Barry Bowe & Skip Ian Burnard on their great win.
Well done to all who took part and a special thankyou to all those who turned up to support.
Congratulations to Jackie and Julia for being awarded their Cornwall County badges.
Julia was selected to play in the County Johns Trophy team for the 2019 season and was presented with the Johns Trophy badge by Bowls Cornwall president Jennie Maunder.
Would all men please see Members/Mens Section Proposal/Mens Special Meeting on home site.
Jackie, Julia, Rene and Annie are through to the final of the Captain’s Shield. They will play Heavy Transport at St Austell on Friday 26th July at 3.00pm. Come and support them!