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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Suffolk’s lady bowlers are geared up and ready for new season ahead

PUBLISHED: 15:52 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:52 13 June 2018

Suffolk's Donald Steward team Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Suffolk's Donald Steward team Photo: CONTRIBUTED


Lady bowlers played this season’s practice game in competitive spirits and brilliant sunshine at the Borough of Eye Bowls Club.

Suffolk's Jubilee Vase team Photo: CONTRIBUTEDSuffolk's Jubilee Vase team Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Hopefully this was a taste of the weather to come for the County matches this summer.

The SCWBA President, Mrs Rosemary Gyford from Fressingfield Bowls Club, congratulated ladies for being selected to represent Suffolk in this season’s Donald Steward and Jubilee Vase Competitions.

She was very pleased to see several new faces in the teams including Shirley Lilley from Leiston Town Bowls Club, Sadie Church from Halesworth Bowls Club and an up and coming young bowler, Chloe Coleman, from Waldringfield Bowls Club.

She wished the teams success and hoped that they would reach the National Finals at Skegness in August.

As in recent years, the Captain of Donald Steward team is Mrs Josie Whatling from Thorndon Bowls Club. The Jubilee Vase team is now captained by Mrs Margaret Thorpe, a former County and National President, who has played more than 100 games for the County. The Selectors are Mrs June Laws, Mrs Vivien Nunn and Mrs Mary Davis who also carries out the role of Match Secretary.

This season’s matches, all start at 1pm and take place on:

Wed June 20: Donald Steward v Norfolk at Borough of Eye Bowls Club. Jubilee Vase v Norfolk at St Botolph’s Bowls Club.

Wed June 27: Donald Steward v North Essex at Borough of Eye BC: Jubilee Vase v North Essex at St Botolph’s BC.

Wed July 11: Donald Steward v Northants at Peterborough & District BC: Jubilee Vase v Northants at Peterborough Town BC.

Wed July 18th – Donald Steward v Hunts at Borough of Eye BC: Jubilee Vase v Hunts at St Botolph’s.

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