BHBC Had Its Second Winter Sunday Lunch on St Patrick's Day!
Burnham Hillside BC had another one of its popular Sunday lunches on Sunday 17th March, which coincided with St Patrick's Day and all who attended got into the Irish Swing. There was over 50 people in attendance and apart from the continued liquid refreshments they all eagerly tucked into an excellent Beef and Ale Pie with mashed potatoes, beans, peas, carrots and sweet corn which was followed up with the biggest Trifles you have ever seen. After the meal many belts had to be loosened which can only be shown as a sign of appreciation to the workers in the kitchen, Christine Reynolds, Hazel Bradley, Maggie Abbott, Jeanette Wilson, Dawn Hood and Sid Curtis. As part of the days entertainment Steve Andow run a numbers lottery with five winning cash prizes, so thanks Steve for organising it. As I said there was plenty of liquid refreshments so I appreciation goes to Nigel Barnes and John Nixon for working behind the bar. Of course without everyone's attendance we could not hold such occasions so we thank everyone for being there.
Enjoy the pictures below and if there was a prize for best dress individual it would have gone to John Greenane (you can't miss him in one of the pictures below.)
DHBA Did Well in Colchester Friendly:
The Dengie Hundred Bowling Association Played its second seasonal friendly at Colchester indoor Bowls Club on Saturday 16th March. As in the previous game it was over six mixed triples. However, this time the Dengie teams did well. Throughout the game the overall lead kept changing from one side to the other but in the end the DHBA teams just managed to win 97/102. Well done to all the players that took part.
BHBC's Green Team Workers Hold Their Annual Pre-Season Meal:
As they have done for a number of years the Club's Green Team workers who have worked so hard over the last year held a pre-season lunch on Wednesday 13th March. This year it was at the Oyster Smack and judging by the photo they all enjoyed themselves.
Burnham 'B' Team Play Their Last Indoor/Outdoor Game:
Burnham Hillside's 'B' team played its last Indoor/Outdoor game of the 2018/19 season at the Jacks on Saturday 9th March. The game over two mixed rinks was against Writtle BC. On one rink the Burnham four took the lead and never looked back with a good win of 26/11. On the other rink this was a much tighter game with only one or two shots difference throughout the game. In the end Writtle just won 17/15 overall though Burnham won and therefore took 4 of the available 6 league points. With all the games completed Burnham's 'B' team came third in the league for the 2nd year running, a very good achievement, so well done to all the players who played for the 'B' team this year.
BHBC 'A' Team Play Their Last Indoor/Outdoor Game for 2018/19:
Burnham Hillside BC's 'A' team played its last Jacks Indoor/Outdoor league game for the 2018/19 season on Saturday 2nd March, which was against Danbury BC. With no chance of getting one of the top league positions the eight Burnham players were keen to leave their mark on the last game, which is exactly what they did. On one rink it was a tight game with the Burnham players tailing behind by a few points, which they eventually lost 18/13. However, on the other rink the Burnham four did very well and beat Danbury 23/9, giving Burnham an overall points win of 36/27 with 4 of the 6 league points going to them, which lifted them into fourth position. Well done to the Burnham Players.
BHBC Indoor 'A' Team Lose Out to Chelmsford:
Saturday 23rd February saw Burnham Hillsides BC play Chelmsford in the Indoor/Out League at the Jacks Centre. Despite the two Burnham sides efforts the Chelmsford teams were too good on the day and came away winning on both rinks and thereby taking all six available league points. Hard luck to the Burnham bowlers.
DHBA Well Beaten by Rayleigh:
The Dengie Hundred Bowling Association visited Rayleigh Indoors Bowls Centre on Sunday 24th February to play its annual friendly over four mixed rinks. This event is always challenging for the Dengie players and sadly this year the Rayleigh players proved a formidable side. The Dengie managed a win on one rink but lost on the other three. The final score was a resounding overall shot difference to Rayleigh of 50/88. Our thanks goes to the attending Dengie players.
Second Quiz Night of the Closed Season a Great Success:
On Saturday 23rd February a Quiz Night, the second held over the winter, took place in the Clubhouse. 10 teams of players strained their brains over numerous questions set by David and Beryl Gamble, the Quiz Masters on the night, many thanks to both of them for all their hard work. During the evening there was lots of chat and laughter washed down with liquid refreshments served by Derek Herrington. Whilst David & Beryl were totaling up the final scores, the raffle organiser, Hazel Bradley, drew the raffle. The winners on the night were Julie & Ian Ward's team, who were all presented with a selection of chocolates bars. Once again, thanks to David and Beryl and anyone else who helped out to make this another successful Club evening.
Burnham's 'B' Team Lose Out in Indoor/Outdoor Game:
BHBC's 'B' team played their league Indoor/Outdoor two rink game on Saturday 16th February against Rayleigh BC. The Burnham team were hoping to do well against Rayleigh to give them a chance to fight for first place in the league, sadly though it was not to be the case. Both the Rayleigh rinks played very well and it was soon clear to see that our Burnham players were being out bowled on the day. In the end Rayleigh won 15/32 and 14/28, so took all 6 league points.
New Men's Vice Captain:
Due to personal reasons Greg Gladden recently stepped down as the 2018/19 Men's Vice Captain. Greg has held the post for a number of years and the club wish to express their gratitude and thanks for his work during that time and continued support.
To replace Greg, as Men's Vice Captain, candidates were sort and we are pleased to say that three members put their names forward, Tony Rowlings, John Wilson and David Gamble, so it was decided to put it to a vote by the men members. Therefore on 29th January 2019 a secret vote took place for which 74% of members voted. The result of the vote is that DAVID GAMBLE is now the new Men's Vice Captain.
The Committee wish to thank all three candidate for putting their names forward and all those members that were able to vote on the day.
Change to one of the Grass Banks?
If you have been down the club over the last couple of months, you may have been wondering what's been going on with the Grass bank along the club house? Well here's the explanation!
Because the top of the ditch liners are higher than the paving stones, the grass banking has always suffered with the earth slowly moving down from the ditch liners to the paving stones. The effect of this is that the sprinklers along that banking can get moved out of position and the grass sinks below the top of the sprinklers leaving it vulnerable to being damaged by the lawn mower when cutting the grass. To overcome this we are raising the level of the grass by the paving stones to mach the ditch liners and at the same time straightening the width of the grass along that bank. Hope that helps to understand what's going on?
For those of you who have not seen it here's some photos: (If you click on a photo you can then see it as a larger image.)
Well, here's a view of the Burnham Green that you don't often see!
If you click on the image you will see a larger copy.
Beginner's Guide to Bowls - Link:
A new link has been put on the Link page above directing you to a website that has a comprehensive Beginners Guide to Bowling. Take a look it's pretty good.....
Next BHBC Committee Meeting
Monday 8th April 2019 10.30am
Team Selections Made
B Team vs Writtle - Sat. 9th Mar.
"FRIDAY NIGHTS" IS CLUB NIGHT IN THE CLUBHOUSE COME DOWN FOR A SOCIAL EVENING STARTING TIMES 7.00PM IN THE WINTER & 6.00PM IN THE SUMMER
THE BAR WILL BE OPEN
DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF THE YEAR PLAY INDOOR/OUTDOOR BOWLS - CARDS - DARTS OR JUST SOCIALISE AND HAVE A DRINK AND A CHAT
Click here if you want to see previous photos displayed on this Web page over the last year.