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Captains Sheila Barnes and Paul Hampson enjoying Captain’s Day on 21st July. This is a  chance for the club to come together and show their appreciation of the  work done by both captains. A fun match was played before we gathered for a delicious tea.

Steyning Bowls Club have been enjoying a winning streak over the past couple of weeks. The mixed away match against Vicarage, in Brighton, resulted in a 67 to 64 shot win. There were further mixed away wins when Steyning played Preston on Tuesday and Portslade on Saturday. A home match against Haywards Heath and Beech Hurst bowling club also ended with a 87 to 50 shot win.

The women’s team played Henfield last week and they also won. The B team won against Hailsham to take them through to the quarter finals of the Gladys Rowland competition where they will meet Buxted Park The A team were, unfortunately, knocked out of the same competition by Peacehaven.

The Bob Allison Cup

On Sunday 30th June the Bob Allison triples competition was played at Steyning. The cup for this event was presented to the club by Bob’s family after his death in 2013. This annual game consists of drawn teams playing three knock-out games of five ends each.

An exciting final, of seven ends, was fought out by teams lead by Paul Hampson and Sheila Barnes. Paul’s team consisted of Margaret Ashford and Ray Baker and they scored four shots on the last end to give them a win by one shot. The Bob Allison cup was presented by Bob’s son, Michael, supported by his family.

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200 Club winners for July 2019

1st    E. Barrett £17.50
2nd   P.Wiskin £11.50
3rd   A.Twiehaus £6.00

85th anniversary

Steyning Bowls Club recently celebrated it’s 85th anniversary with a club drive and barbecue at their Memorial playing field green. The food was provided by the Club President, Reg Strong, and his wife. It was enjoyed by the hungry bowlers who had worked up an appetite having played 18 ends.

The club was formed in 1933 when a green was rented behind the Railway Hotel in Steyning. The initial subscription was set at five shillings to cover the costs of adapting the green. The club soon out-grew this site and in 1936 it moved to the present location, thanks to the Steyning Sports Ground Association. In 1969 women were accepted into the club for the first time.