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Book Sale

Second-hand Book Sale.

Well done to Roger Palmer and Sonia Smith who held a second-hand book sale in the clubhouse during the afternoon of Saturday 17th. March.

The proceeds – which exceeded £300 – will be divided between our chosen charities for this season – Eva’s Friends, and Reading Deaf Children’s Society.


2017 Club Charity Presentation

2017 Charity Presentation

Julia Philipson (Alexander Devine Hospice Fundraiser) and Harry Walmsley – Club Charity Presentation.

Harry Walmsley presents a cheque to Julia Philipson (Alexander Devine Hospice). The hospice was our chosen Charity during the 2017 season, and the amount raised – £1105.34 – is the largest single donation in our club history.

Julia Philipson (Alexander Devine Hospice), Mike Sharp (Romans Estate Agents) & Harry Walmsley.

Also attending the presentation was Mike Sharp from our sponsor (Romans Estate Agents). He is also involved in aiding the charity.

Competition Finals – 3rd, 9th & 10th September

Competition Finals – 3rd, 9th & 10th September 2017.

Men’s Championship.
Ross Courtnage (Winner) v John Eatwell.
Marker – David Quint. Umpire – Ron Robson.

Men’s 2-Wood.
Joe Hart (Winner) v Mike Allder.
Marker – Ray Emmett.
Ladies 3×7.
Margaret Taylor (Winner) v Dorothy Ash.
Marker – Janet Ralley.
Ladies’ Championship.
Pat Fowkes (Winner) v Teresa Slark.
Marker – Norman Smith
Men’s 3-Wood.
Harry Walmsley (Winner) v Peter Slatford.
Mixed Triples.
Harry Walmsley, Teresa Slark & Stephen Hall (Winners) v Pat Emmett, Ray Emmett & Peter Slatford.

Men’s Seniors.
Colin Clark (Winner) v Hugh Renwick.
Ladies’ Novices.
Linda Eales (Winner) v Shirley Palmer.
Marker – Margaret Taylor.


Ladies’ Handicap.
Pat Emmett (Winner) v Margaret Taylor.
Marker – Janet Ralley.
Men’s Benevolent Triples.
Alan Bradbury, Joe Hart & Mike Allder (Winners) v Linley Elgeti, Mike Fowkes & Peter Slatford.
Men’s Novices
Ian Forster (Winner) v Terry Furlonger.
Marker – Ray Emmett.
Men’s Handicap.
Harry Walmsley (Winner) v Stephen Hall.
Marker – Phil Dunn.
Ladies’ Championship – Teresa Slark v Pat Fowkes (Winner)
Malcolm Burrows Competition – Peter Slatford v Mike Fowkes (Winner)
Ladies’ 4-Wood Pairs.
Jean Forster & Margaret Taylor (Winners) v Mary Pinchen & Pat Emmett.
Men’s Pairs.
John Hutchinson & Peter Slatford (Winners) v Harry Walmsley & Ross Courtnage.
Mixed Pairs.
Dorothy Ash & Peter Slatford (Winners) v Harry Walmsley & Pat Fowkes.

Harry receives his county badge


On Wednesday 6th September, CBC hosted the County match between RCBBA and Oxfordshire. Harry was a reserve player, but was delighted to be invited to play when one of the Berkshire players did not arrive. To add to his joy, he was on the highest winning rink…..

Harry receives his County badge from Berkshire President David Davies (Thatcham BC), watched by the Oxfordshire President, Bill Jarvie (Chipping Norton BC).

RCBBA finals day – Windsor & Eton B. C.

RCBBA FINALS DAY – Windsor & Eton B. C.

About 30 members of Caversham BC turned up on a sunny afternoon to give their support to Harry in the County Unbadged Singles Competition. 

Harry Walmsley and Martin O’Connor (Wokingham BC) before their very close match.

Harry started well on a very tricky green, and kept a small lead until dropping a 4 , which levelled the score at 16 – 16. The next few ends were very tense, but Harry managed to ease away again to a 2 shot lead at 20 – 18. Martin scored 1 on the next end, and then followed this up with a 2 to win the match.

So, huge commiserations to Harry, but he is still a winner, having become a County Player.

County honours


MORE CONGRATULATIONS to Pat Fowkes on winning the County Ladies Senior Singles Competition. She beat Norah Holder by 21 – 6.

We may have to enlarge the Honours board in the clubhouse soon…..

Yates cup


YET MORE CONGRATULATIONS to Ray Emmett and his squad of players for RETAINING the Yates Cup.

After years of trying to win this ‘Reading Parks Bowls Club’ competition, suddenly 2 come along in succession – Well done.