Monday 3 July 2017 Men’s Two Woods Day

Bowlers played in four groups, the winner of each moving forward to the semi-finals.

Len beat John and Mick beat Denis

Captain Mick was the winner of Men’s Two Woods Day

Almost ready to start. More bowlers are ready on the bottom green

Almost ready to start. More bowlers are ready on the bottom green

Shot wood already removed, Eddie claims a second. Sonia is ready to measure

Shot wood already removed, Eddie claims a second. Sonia is ready to measure

Saturday 24 June 2017 Our club’s 90th Anniversary

A beautiful day . . . the rain threatened, but never came. Together with special guests, members enjoyed the mixed drive. . . . bowling affected by the smell of the barbecue cooking close by !! It was well worth waiting for. We sat and ate around the green – catching up with one another’s news. Thanks go to John, Mick and Jim for organising a good day.

 

Almost ready to start our mixed drive. Dress: smart casual

Almost ready to start our mixed drive.            Dress: smart casual . . quite a mix !!

 

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Bowling under way in the lovely setting of our club

Barbecue time. Our guests enjoy choosing from the good selection

Barbecue time. Our guests enjoy choosing from the good selection

 

Captain, Mick, and his wife, Jean, take a well-earned break

Captain, Mick, and his wife, Jean, take a well-earned break with friends

Wednesday 14 June Ladies’ Gidea Park League

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The Ladies Gidea Park League  team played hostess to Haynes Park Bowling Club on a beautiful summer day. Overall a loss for Central Essex. There was a close match on one rink, with C E winning by 4 shots. On the other rink, not so close !! Must try harder next time !! Enjoyed by all.

Thursday 1 June 2017 Herne Bay BC

At 9.30 am, 36 Central Essex members and friends set off for a day’s outing. The morning was spent in Herne Bay and after lunch, 7 mixed triples were played at Herne Bay Bowling Club in Memorial Park, followed by a salad tea for players and friends at the club. The result was a comfortable win for Herne Bay B C.

Some of the ladies order their jacket potato lunches

Some of the ladies order their jacket potato lunches

Captain, Mick, enjoys an ice-cream after lunch

Captain, Mick, (centre) enjoys an ice-cream after lunch

 

What will the skips do with their last woods?

What will the skips do with their last woods?

Almost 60 players and friends sit down to a salad tea

Almost 60 players and friends sat down to a salad tea

 

Monday 29 May 2017 Whitsun Shield

The match between the gents and ladies is contested annually on Whit Monday.

This year, four triples were played on a beautiful, hot day with an occasional light sprinkling of rain which help cool us down.

The gents won two matches and the ladies won two but overall, the gents won 81-53.

The glorious setting of Central Essex makes a good backdrop for the four triples matches

The glorious setting of Central Essex makes a good backdrop for the four triples matches

Our wonderful, much valued supporters look on from the clubhouse

Our wonderful, much valued supporters look on from the clubhouse

A close match on rink 10 . . ended in a win for the ladies

The skips on rinks twelve evaluate the situation before going to bowl

The skips on rink twelve evaluate the situation before going to bowl

Saturday 27 May 2017 Mixed friendly match v Danbury

Central Essex v Danbury

Central Essex B C v Danbury B C

 

On rink 9, a close head is measured by Peter whilst Pat, Colin and Sue look on

 

On Saturday 27th May 2017, it was the turn of Central Essex to host the annual friendly match against Danbury Bowling Club.

On a glorious day, with temperatures in the twenties and a lovely cooling breeze, four mixed triples were played.

Central Essex won two games, drew one and lost one . . . . with Danbury achieving the best aggregate score.

Ex Danbury players, Ernest and Rita played on a winning rink !!