Get ready for the new season

The new outdoor season is approaching fast. Do make a point of putting your name down for matches, so that we can field full teams. We have friendly matches on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, together with Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday triples competitions.

The team sheets are in their usual place in the club changing rooms, so make a point of dropping by and adding your name. If you are unable to get along to the club but want to play, drop an email to merrowbowls@gmail.com with details of the specific match(es) in which you are interested. If we are oversubscribed for a match, the Captain will make a team decision.

Here’s to a successful season.

Our new(ish) shed

Great news! Thanks to the sterling efforts of a few members, we have a replacement equipment shed erected and ready for the new season. The shed was donated by a friend of your correspondent, and meant that we  did not have to find the funds for a new item. Once the shed has had a coat of preservative, it will look as good as new, hopefully giving us several more years of service. It’s also larger than the previous shed, meaning that we can store our pushers, scoreboards etc. much more easily.

Our thanks go to Len, Andy, and Bernard for all their hard work. Thanks also to Rodney for his help in dismantling the shed,  and to everyone for providing the muscle to move it from its original home in Horsell onto our site.

In addition to working on the shed, Andy made a great job of replacing the handle on our roller. That should make rolling the green a lot easier.

Here are some photos of the gang at work, plus the finished article: