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HERNE BAY WEATHER

Herne Bay Bowling Club is situated in the town's Memorial Park and is approximately 400 yards from the railway station and 500 yards from the sea front. The club was founded in 1926 and hosts several Open Tournaments throughout the season. During the close season, short mat bowls is played in the clubhouse.

Visitors to the club will find that the town of Herne Bay has much to offer to enhance their visit. The sea front has undergone a 3 million pound facelift, which has restored many of the original Victorian features. This together with additional facilities has made Herne Bay very popular with both day-trippers and longer-term visitors.

Short Mat Section

We run a Short Mat Section during the winter months and are affiliated to the Kent Short Mat Bowling Association and members of the East Kent Short Mat Bowling Association.

HERNE BAY WEATHER

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Herne Bay Bowling Club is situated in the town's Memorial Park and is approximately 400 yards from the railway station and 500 yards from the sea front. The club was founded in 1926 and hosts several Open Tournaments throughout the season. During the close season, short mat bowls is played in the clubhouse.

Visitors to the club will find that the town of Herne Bay has much to offer to enhance their visit. The sea front has undergone a 3 million pound facelift, which has restored many of the original Victorian features. This together with additional facilities has made Herne Bay very popular with both day-trippers and longer-term visitors.

Short Mat Section

We run a Short Mat Section during the winter months and are affiliated to the Kent Short Mat Bowling Association and members of the East Kent Short Mat Bowling Association.

Well and truley "Sandwich'ed"

Sunday 15th July 2018 6:56 pm
Match Reports, Men's

Our interest in the EBA Double 4's ended this morning in Sandwich. Both of our rinks of Dave Mason, Scott Whiting, Eddie Allen and Grant Allen and Terry Kelly, Shaun Woolford, Ian Robb and Joe Kelly although leading at 10 ends had to succumb to some excellent bowling from Sandwich in the second half. On reflection the players and myself agreed that on the day the best side won. So, after congratulating the lads from Sandwich and wishing them well in the next stage of the competition we will lick our wounds and continue our quest for honours tomorrow in the Cox Cup. My thanks to Lyn and John Philips for their support and their offer of a black cup of tea.

Tony Bishop
Team Manager

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Team Manager's Trumpet

Wednesday 11th July 2018 2:08 pm
Match Reports, Men's

Success for "The Bay" means further matches in our calendar.

On Sunday 15th July at 10am we have two rinks at Sandwich in the County Semi-Final of the English Bowling Association Double Fours. Once again some of the best bowlers in Kent will be on view. All support for the lads would be gratefully received.

On Monday 16th July at 6pm in the Cox Cup we have three teams in the 2nd Round. Whilst the three home rinks do battle at Spenser Road their opposite halves will be doing battle at Lyminge, Ashford Rail and Lenham. For those unfamiliar with the rules of the Cox Cup. One rink plays at home and the other plays away and the combined score determines the winner. Herne Bay have entered three teams in this competition and as far as we can remember this is the first time "The Bay" have three teams in the 2nd Round. Any support at any of the venues would be gratefully received.

Tony Bishop
Team Manager

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Smiles All Round

Tuesday 10th July 2018 11:24 am
Match Reports, Men's

There were smiles all round in the bar area of Spenser Road last night as our two remaining sides in the Cox up experienced excellent victories in the 1st Round. They join our other successful side who demolished Folkstone Park on “Super Saturday” morning. Old cobwebs were blown away as one old timer was heard to remark "Never 'appened in my lifetime son, three through to the 2nd round of the Cox? 'Un'eared of". The rink of Mike Trotter, Len Brown, Bob Baldwin and Brian Dennis had a great victory at Hythe winning 26 - 14 whilst their home pairing with David Knight, Steve Brown, Brian Gisby and Jim Watson (who took a six on the final end) won 22 - 18. Making a total victory of 48 - 32. Our final double rink eased to a 55 - 23 victory over Whitstable with Les Mason, David Mason, Paul Woolford and Grant Allen thrashing their opponents 35 - 11 whilst the home rink of Alfie Lewis, Eddie Allen, Ian Robb and Joe Kelly easing to a 20 - 12 win. The team and I would like to thank Sandra, Mo and Angie for the food and drink supplied last night and the numerous supporters including Alf and Joyce who joined me at Whitstable - your support ladies and gents is really appreciated.  One interesting fact emerged was that whilst Herne Bay entered 3 teams with reserves, two sides (Hythe and Folkestone Park) entered only 1 (their best?). At the time of writing our next opponents are not known.

Tony Bishop
Team Manager

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Club Mixed Triples Results

Monday 9th July 2018 9:47 am
Match Reports, Ladies, Men's

After an enjoyable afternoon of bowling in the Club Mixed Triples competition yesterday, we are pleased to announce the first set of finalists in the line-up for Finals Weekend. A big congratulations goes to Val Keleghar, Chris Adams and Sara Trotter who will play Mary Gibbon, Russell Cooper and Terry Kelly in a full 18 end match in the finals. Well done.

Thank you to all the players for their support, and to everyone who helped out to make the afternoon run smoothly.

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Super Saturday

Saturday 7th July 2018 11:41 am
Match Reports, Men's

If you read our Presidents article on Fabulous Friday, we managed to have a Super Saturday to follow. Herne Bay entered three teams in this year’s Cox Cup and at the request of Folkestone Park one of our rinks was requested to play on Saturday morning instead of the usual Monday evening.  What followed can only be described as a total destruction. I was fortunate enough to witness Bill Gibbon, Tony Knibbs, Gordon Kent and Bob Day complete 30 shots to 10 win at Spenser Road.  Communication with the away rink was not at its best but late in the game the message came through that the rink of Ritchie Callanan, Roy Chillingworth, Paul Evans and Alf Collar were winning by a similar score to our lads at home. They eventually won by 27 shots to 10. Considering Folkstone Park only entered one side I think that this reflects the all-round strength of "The Bay". Very well done to both the home and away sides you did "The Bay" proud. The next round will see the same 8 selected (Ray Chipperfield replacing the unavailable Tony Knibbs) play either Canterbury 'A' or Ashford Rail 'B' on Monday 16th July at 6pm.

Tony Bishop

Team Manager

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