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.

A wet start to the season

Well it was a soggy start to the season for the teams in the Malpas Seniors League playing on Wednesday afternoon this week. Our own greens were pretty waterlogged with the bowls ploughing through surface water and players needing to avoid obvious puddles but players gamely soldiered on with a strategic tea break during the worst of the downpour. The match was the C team versus the D team which the D team eventually won – by 1 point!

The B team however had braved the weather to go to Cunliffe but arrived back early in the afternoon because that green was apparently underwater. First match and it will need to be re-arranged.

The sun is shining as I write this, so lets hope for better weather tonight!

Mixed Team Practice Evening

There will be a Practice Evening for the Mixed Team on Thursday 12th April from 7:00pm. Just come along as if you were coming for a match. We will be able to set-up games against each other or just use the time to practice on your own – whatever suits.

Look forward to seeing you there.


The Greens are now OPEN for practice sessions and we’re counting down to the start of the new season. The first matches of the season take place on Tuesday 3rd April.

Anybody interested in joining the Club is welcome to come and join us for our practice sessions on Monday afternoons (not Easter Monday) from 1pm. If you can’t make Monday afternoons then just give our Secretary Ann a ring on 07429 519869.

Open evening and Subs payment – reminder

Just a reminder that the Club is holding an Open Evening on Thursday 29th March between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. This is a great opportunity for people who are not yet members to come along and meet people and find out about the Club. If you are already a Member and know someone who is interested in bowling please bring them along.

There will also be the opportunity for Members to pay their 2018 subscriptions.