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Keeping Members up to date on What's On and Happening in the Club, if you have anything to say or maybe a photograph of an event, send email to



A wet breezy start to the day at The Crouch saw players in this year's Australian Rules Competition on Monday get their waterproof's out.  But fortunately it didn't last long.  A full day's competition (I can't remeber the rules) with Maureen Young and Ken Whippy taking the honours. Well done.

4-5 September 2021
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Ladies Champion:
Mens Champion

What a great weekend we enjoyed for our competition finals, great weather, great bowling and superb support.

There were many close games, but the mixed pairs was the closest with David Young and R Mottram losing out to Richard Bosworth and Pat Budd on an extra end. Pat Budd also won in the Ladies Two Wood, beating Sandy Richards and also in the Ladies Championship Singles, edging out Rita Mottram in a hard fought match. She lost out to her husband Derek (no dinner for him this week) in the Mixed Yardstick, making her the most successful Lady bowler of the weekend.

Colin Newbold won the Mixed Handicap and was runner up in the Men's Pairs and Derek Budd won the Men's Two Wood along with the aforementioned Mixed Yarstick making him equal top Men's performer along side Garreth Evans. Ashley Tyler was ruuner up in both the Men's Vets and the Men's Two Wood.

The Men's and Ladies Pairs were won convincingly by Alan Emsden/Jim Pope and Sue Conil/Sandy Ricards respectiely.

Congatulation to Wiiliam Mitchell, who is a relatively new bowler, who won the Men's Limited Entry against Eric Forbes and was runner up in both the Mixed Limited Enrty to Graham Payne and the Mixed 100 Up to Garreth Evans.

Garreth also won the Men's Championship Singles against his father Barry who suffered in the heat but pushed Garreth all the way. (Blooming Kids)

Congratulations to everyone who took part in what was a very enjoyable weekend.

Dave Grimley : Competition Secretary.





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Someone is there most days after 10am. or telephone the Secretary on:

01323 654788


Please support your local businesses that support us.

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£729 Raised for St. Wilfrid's at Memorial Drive BBQ

"The Social Committee would like to thank all members for being so generous for the Memorial Drive and BBQ (although we did have a little hiccup with one of the BBQ's for which we apologise).
A very special thank you to all the volunteers as without you we could not do any of this.  Unfortunately these activities do not do themselves, more's the pity, so THANK YOU ALL.
The grand total we made as a donation for St. Wilfrid's Hospice was £729.00, a wonderful achievement.
Again, thank you all and please keep supporting the Club so we can carry on being successful.
Crouch Social Committee"


Bowls England is delighted to unveil its new strategy, ‘Fit For The Future’, which frames an exciting course for our sport. The five-year plan has been designed with the ultimate goal of getting more people playing & enjoying bowls.

To see more about their new stratergy from Bowls England go to the link below:,XL3,50IIX,2YMG,1


The Crouch Bowling Club Seaford played host to a County match between Sussex and Kent on Wednesady 4th August. The two teams played 21 ends with Kent coming oUt on top with 123 points and Sussex on 104. Derek Budd represented Seaford and high standard of bowlers produced some interestings ends.

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Following the committee meeting of the 4th May we have decided to return to as near normal outdoor bowling as possible.

From the 17th May organised sessions will stop but you will then be able to play as and when you wish as in normal years. You will need to book a time you wish to play by putting your name in the dairy provided, this is for track and trace.  The limit will still be a maximum of 24 on the green at any one time, and you can still only use the changing room and toilets, DO NOT USE the main clubhouse or kitchen.  Take drinks etc. with you.

Please be aware that the order of precedence for green use is :- Matches, County Comps, Friday League, internal comps and then roll ups.

You will need to set out the rink in line with the colour and direction shown on the daily board and clean all equipment and return it to the club house, including any chairs you use.  Please make sure if you are the last person to leave you lock the door.


The draw has taken place and the sheets will be posted on the board.  Usual rules apply and a copy of the rules are on the board.  Please start to arrange matches asap.  Any new members who are unsure after reading the rules should contact Dave Grimley who will advise you.  Unfortunately we did not get enough entries for the Ladies Ltd Entry and 4 men missed out on the mixed pairs.  They will be contacted by Dave.

Friday League

The Men's Friday League will commence on Fri 14th May. The cost is £5 for the whole season, payable at your first session.  We are currently restricted to a maximum of 24 , but hope that this may change shortly.  You need to register each week by 9:45 ready for a 10am start.

Tea Duty and Cleaning Rotas

These are now in the process of being prepared and will be put on the noticeboard.

Bowls is back at The Crouch

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The Club recently received this good news letter from Bowls England.

Today’s roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions enables Bowls England, counties and affiliated clubs to prepare with confidence for the 2021 outdoor season.  The Prime Minister’s announcement confirmed that outdoor affiliated bowls clubs will be able to open from 29 March. 
Our overriding objective is for as many bowlers as possible to enjoy our sport in a safe manner this summer.  Bowls is a naturally socially-distanced, non-contact activity and plays a key role in the mental and physical health of many across the country.  The positive prospects for the new season provides a great boost to bowlers and the sport in general.
Whilst the overwhelming majority of existing bowlers are eager to start playing and are likely to have received their first vaccine, we understand there is a degree of nervousness about returning to the sport.  We will be working alongside our development partner, the Bowls Development Alliance, to support affiliated clubs across the country to create Covid-safe environments, building on the fantastic efforts of many club leaders last year.  This work will include:
·       ‘Return to Play’ guidance for affiliated clubs
·       Resources and best practice to support the safe running of clubs
·       Online rink booking and cashless payments
·       Promotional material and funding advice
We also aim to facilitate as much domestic competition as possible.  We have developed a series of Covid-contingency scenarios and, with the information now available, will look to reshape our national competition schedule.  We will issue a further update on the championships and competitions programmes once we have had the opportunity to consult with counties and clubs on any potential changes.
Our National Open Weekend planning will continue and we believe there’s a good opportunity to encourage people, who are looking for a new fun, family outdoor activity, into our sport.  We will be working with affiliated clubs who sign up to empower them to deliver Open Weekend events that are Covid-safe and give new players a fantastic first experience.
Chief Executive, Jon Cockcroft, said: “With the roadmap laid out by the Prime Minister, we are excited about our sport’s prospects for the coming season.  With sensible interventions in place, bowls is a sport that can be enjoyed authentically and safely within the government guidelines and it will be a huge boost for the wellbeing of the bowls community to be playing the sport they love and connecting back in with their local communities.  We will be working in partnership with all stakeholders, notably affiliated clubs, to navigate through any challenges and, whilst mindful to retain a level of caution, are very excited about the outdoor bowls season beginning soon.”
We understand today’s developments will provoke a range of questions and we would ask people to bear with us as we work through the various implications.  As soon as we can, we will be issuing more detailed guidance on the Bowls England website.
Matt Wordingham
Content Officer

Feb 2021 Get the Lawn Mower out.
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C olin Newbold

Maureen Whippy

Sue Conil

Michael Clark

Good to be back

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Ladies Singles Championship:  P Budd bt. Y Newbold

Men's Singles Championship:  D Budd bt. B Carrington

Men's Two Wood Singles:  G Smith bt. J Pope

Men's Veterans Singles: J Pope bt. C Newbold

Mixed Yardstick: L Taylor bt. R Bosworth

Mixed Singles Handicap: L Taylor bt. B Carrington

Mixed 100 Up: L Taylor bt. D Budd

Mixed Limited Entry: A Gillan bt. D Plowman

Men's Limited Entry: A Gillan bt. J Ranger

Ladies Pairs: M Young, P Budd bt. S Conil, P Purser

Men's Pairs: D Richards, C Newbold bt. K Norman S Ireland

Mixed Pairs: L Taylor, G Smith bt. G Holmes, R Mottram


If Only
We Could!