Club Finals

Below are the results of the Club Finals. Congratulations to all the winners, commiserations to the runners up. At least one thing we can say is, that the weather played ball for the finals week-end painting a picture of the village green with bowlers in whites and multicoloured club shirts, many spectators and not a cloud in the sky. The scores were all very close and everyone appeared to enjoy the games.  Sheila and Lynn wish to say thank you to all the bowlers for making it such an entertaining weekend and we should say thank you to Sheila and Lynn for a well organised competition under very unusual circumstances. Well done ladies, hopefully next year we will be able to run a full competition across the full season. We can but hope.  

Men’s championship – Matt Thompson
Rose Bowl – Sheila Garlick
Mixed Pairs – Matt Thompson & Carole Butler
Ladies Two Wood – Sheila Turner
Men’s Two Wood – Matt Thompson
Mixed Two Wood – Matt Thompson
Mixed Singles – Kelvin Nash

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Greens Team Appeal

The season is drawing to a close and we will be starting the Autumn renovations on Monday 31st August. We are starting with the Bottom Green and then two weeks later work will start on the Top Green.

As you are aware, the work throughout the year is carried out by volunteers plus Glyn. This email is a request for help during the next few weeks, as this will be a very busy time for the team.

This year will be somewhat different as there will not be quite so much tidying up to do,.However, we will require help with specific jobs that are weather dependent. Please can you volunteer by telephone or text with your name and contact telephone number. This will enable me to contact you, with a few days notice, when your help will be needed. The best number to contact me on is my mobile number published in the recent email from Wendy.

As a starter, if you are available next Wednesday, 2nd September, there are some initial jobs which can be carried out.

Many thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Ken Curtis
Greens Team.


To: All Bowling Members
Now that ‘Pairs’ play has been introduced the Bowls Committee would like to remind members of the Guidelines in place which still apply. i.e.

(1) social distancing,

(2) sanitising equipment

(3) Try to make sure the same player handles each mat and jack throughout the game to avoid contamination,

(4) place the jack don’t roll it,

(5) Avoid measuring for shots if possible.

We hope this helps with the logistics of playing pairs. Enjoy your bowling.
DBC Bowls Committee

Safety on the Greens

As activity in and around our greens increases, 36 members have bowled so far, please be reminded of the rules that must be followed for all of our safety.  These rules must be seen to be followed before any further opening of the facilities.

Important:  Those member in the highly vulnerable categories as defined by government are encouraged to remain at home.  Anyone with virus symptoms must not come to the club.

  • Car Park – No side by side parking.
  • Indoors – The club house is closed except for maintenance and security.
  • Equipment – To be sure club mats and jacks have been sanitized you should use the spray on the mats and jacks you are about to use. You cannot guarantee that the previous players have done so.
  • Greens – Currently one green is open. Members may play with one other member only or, if all players are of the same household, up to three other people.
  • The adapted booking system is working well giving everyone an opportunity to book on the day.
  • 2m Social distancing must be respected.


As from Monday 22nd June spectators will be welcome at the green but  please bring your  own chair and please remember to take them home.  The 2m distancing rule must be observed at all times.


President’s Message

President RosemaryMessage from our President

The club was all prepared for another busy season of bowls, the fixtures were done, the greens look an absolute picture and along comes Coronavirus and changes everything. The chance of bowling this year doesn’t look good but hopefully we may get onto the green later in the summer, so in the meantime keep safe and don’t forget that the use of a telephone has not be banned (yet) so keep in touch with your fellow bowlers.

Hopefully I will see you soon.




Website posts for 2020

We are very pleased and proud to launch the events on the website for 2020 with the new inclusion of a members area. The events calendar is already completely up to date with current hall bookings entered right to the end of 2020

We hope you will find the content both interesting and informative. If you have anything you want us to include please feel free to contact me.

Remember its your site! and it can only be a good as the information provided Dave Greenwood

David Bryant

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