Volunteers Wanted for Working Parties
In preparation for the forthcoming bowling season, we are organising a couple of working parties to tackle odd jobs around the club and the green. The mornings of Sunday 18th and Sunday 25th March have been earmarked for these with a 9.30am start. Unless specifically requested, no one needs to provide any tools of their own.
We are hopeful that complementary bacon sandwiches, teas and coffees will be provided to all volunteers. If you can help out please add your names to the sheet in the club
The Bowling Green Is Now CLOSED!
Anyone who has bowled on our green in the second half of the 2017 season will be aware that large parts of it were in a poor condition. Therefore the green was closed a little earlier than normal to enable a prompt start to the necessary remedial work. We have yet to be advised as to when we can open the green again but, as usual, it should be open to allow adequate time for practice before it hosts the first match of the season during Easter week, the first week of April.
Increase in Bowling Levies for 2018
At the November 2017 committee meeting a vote in favour of increasing the bowling levy to £1 per player per match was passed. This will be in force from the beginning of the 2018 bowling season. As current bowlers are well aware, we have been having reparatory work done to our green through the autumn to prepare it for the 2018 season. This work has been expensive and, to maintain the green through the 2018 season, the costs will increase greatly from those of previous years also. Therefore this increase is necessary to help cover the costs of the ongoing green repairs and the forthcoming maintenance.
Male Bowlers Required for Saturday Afternoons
During the 2017 season our Saturday afternoon Ballcraft Engravers Huddersfield League men's teams were hit particularly hard by the ill health of a number of bowlers. Consequently on some Saturdays we failed to raise 18 men to fill our two teams and had to forfeit matches. We are now actively seeking bowlers to help fill our teams for the 2018 season. If you can help, please contact our Saturday 1st team captain, Richard Hartley either by phone / text (07500 002583) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
During 2017, if you were registered with another club in this league and found you were not being selected and would welcome a new challenge you would be made most welcome at Outlane. That also goes for beginners wishing to take up the sport. Thank you very much.