Affiliated to: Bowls England, Bowls Hampshire, NHWBA, Basingstoke & District, Stan Hardman, Whitchurch & Three Counties

President Bernard Abate

Message from the President September 7th 2020

Thanks to the efforts of Matt and Katherine, a great number of our members have benefitted from the internal competitions they have organised. Having seen the number of emails from participating members it is quite clear that despite the restrictions applied due to the Covid 19 pandemic their efforts were truly appreciated. I can only endorse all that has been said with congratulations and thanks of my own. A special thanks to all our members who have supported Alton Bowling Club through what has been an unprecedented season, it makes the behind the scenes effort worthwhile, thank you.

Comments were made on completion of the finals regarding the condition of the playing surface and well-deserved gratitude was extended to the green team for their efforts during the season. However, for them the work goes on. The autumn work will commence mid-September with a major effort programmed for the 26th, volunteers to help have already been requested. Work will continue throughout the winter to ensure that our green will be the envy of every other club come April 2021 when we hope that inter club league, county and national competitions will return.

How we will manage the AGM, normally a November event has yet to be defined. However, there will be a need to either re-elect or elect club officers and confirm captains of the various external bowling leagues including friendlies. Hon Sec John Wright will keep you informed of the strategy to be adopted.

Finally, congratulations to Terri and Annie, winners of the drawn pairs, Linda Habberfield, ladies champion and Dave Sims, men’s champion, all worthy winners.