Lunch and Bowls 2018

This year’s Lunch and Bowls had to be postponed 24 hours due to the weather  forecast for Sunday. This proved to be a good decision since it rained most of the day on Sunday but stayed dry for us on Monday.

Everyone who attended had a good time, with 52 people participating in the round-robin double bowls competition and settling down to a fantastic lunch provided by Members.

The bowling was eventually won by an out-of-club team comprising Marion Pritchard (Malpas BC & I) and David Taylor (Wem BC).

Marion Pritchard and David Taylor with Mike Nimmo (centre) receiving their prize.

Congratulations to them and well done to the runners up of Anne Wilson (Chester Rd BC) and George Hall (Malpas BC &I).

Anne Wilson and George Hall with Mike on the left this time.

Thanks to everybody involved in the organising of the day and especially to Ann Mitchell who organised the lunch and John Mitchell in charge of the bowling competition.

Photos of the day can be seen in the photo gallery.

Looking forward to our next social event which will be President’s Day.

Jeff Carter Cup 2018

The final of the Jeff Carter Cup, which is a team doubles competition for the Third Division of the Malpas Seniors League, was played yesterday afternoon at Whixall.

Competing were Chester Road’s own “C” team against a team from Bersham. Bersham are new to the League this year and are performing very strongly in the League matches.

Bersham triumphed yesterday, beating our own team 84 to 45. However, a good time was had by all and we congratulate Bersham on their win!

We would also like to thank Whixall for their hospitality.

Below is a group photgraph of the 2 teams taken before the competition started.

JeffCarterCupFinal2018. The Bersham and Chester Road teams before the match.
The Bersham and Chester Road teams before the match.


Lunch and Bowls


Our annual Lunch and Bowls event is coming up on Sunday 26th Aug 2018.

Enjoy a splendid lunch and a day bowling with friends in a Fun Round Robin Bowls competition with a draw for partners.

The cost is £11 per ticket (same price as last year). Admission is by ticket only which may be bought from the Club and MUST be purchased in advance so that we know how many people to cater for.

The day will start at 10:00 am prompt so be there in good time.

See you there!

Super fast

The greens are both parched at the moment like everywhere else and running super fast. A lot of jacks and woods are running off and games are taking an age to play with players having to wait for woods to trundle to a halt. I’ve never seen jacks and woods turn so much on this green. Still, I think it’s better than the flooding in April.

Defibrillator earns its keep

Last night one of our members collapsed on the green having a heart attack.

With the quick actions of John Salisbury who gave CPR and Steve Richards who administered the defib he was brought back and his life was saved.

Luckily a paramedic attended quickly and soon after about 20 minutes an ambulance arrived to blue light him to Stoke where he is making a good recovery.

Brian had had symptoms earlier in the day but didn’t recognise them as a heart attack.

Due to the prompt actions of his team mates his life was saved.

The club has only had the defibrillator since 12th May – just one month.

Coffee Morning

The bowling club are holding a Coffee Morning at the Civic Centre in Whitchurch on Friday 18th May, 9am till noon.

The usual stalls including Tombola, Grand Draw and Bric a Brac.

Everyone welcome.

In memory of Peter Hicks

The family of Peter Hicks presented a bench in his memory to Chester Road Bowling Club in Whitchurch recently.

Peter who passed away last year aged 89 had been an active member of the club for almost thirty years.

Serving as secretary for fifteen years, part of that time taking on the job of treasurer alongside.

He had been captain of two teams for many years until 18 months ago.

Peter’s wife Sylvia, daughter Janet and granddaughter Kirsty are pictured in the photo along with some members of the club.

Coaching Day

Chester Road held a “Coaching Day” at the club on Sunday.

Shropshire Crown Green Bowling Association Development Officer Pauline Wilson and coach Graham McArthur came to coach beginners and intermediate bowlers.

Graham took the seven beginners onto one green while Pauline helped the sixteen others to improve their game on the larger green.

Both groups enjoyed the day, which finished off by using the new equipment provided by the County. This caused much laughter while they had to use their skills to navigate the obstacles.

Pauline and Graham are doing coaching sessions free of charge to promote the game. They are hoping that more people will train to be coaches with the goal of having one in every club.

Decent weather at last

After what seemed like freezing weather on Monday evening and wet weather on Tuesday afternoon, the teams have at last had some decent weather tonight, Thursday. It had been a beautiful hot sunny afternoon and the Division 7 teams were looking forward to their local “Derby”  to kick off their season,  with the Men’s D team at home to the Mixed Team. The green was flooded in sunshine instead of water as the games got underway and everyone had a most enjoyable evening. The match was won by the Men’s D team but the mixed team put in a good performance with their best performance of the night coming from Peggie. Well done Peggie! Let’s hope the weather stays fair for the foreseeable future.


Free Coaching Day – Reminder

We are holding a free “COACHING DAY” on Sunday 22nd April 2018, 10.30am till 1pm with light refreshments provided.

A sign-up sheet is now on the club noticeboard. Add your name to register your place.

Come and brush up on your game. Shropshire County Coaches will be there to coach and make it fun, with the emphasis on promoting the game and encouraging people to play bowls.