• The Turkey Trot

    The Turkey Trot Competition

    The Club held its annual Turkey Trot competition on Sunday September 30th.

    Seventeen pairs entered this doubles competition and competed in two round robbin groups, with the winners of each group going through to the final.

    In the final Jenny Shaw and Mark Andrews played against Barry Shaw and Barbara Michaels, so a good Christmas dinner was guaranteed in the Shaw household. In a close final Jenny and Mark eventually came out on top.

    In this competition the group runners-up compete for third and fourth place, and meat vouchers. In this match Pat Burton and George Wardle triumphed over Mavis Green and Chris Michaels.

    In spite of the day starting out cool and getting colder during the afternoon, but staying dry, the competition was very well supported by spectators.

    At lunchtime forty-five club members sat down for the traditional pie & peas followed by deserts provided by our lady members.

    Jenny and Mark are shown below receiving the Turkey Trot Trophy from Alan Thickett.

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  • Vets Merits

    Rotherham Retired Persons Bowling Association

    Sixteen pairs started the 2018 Rotherham Vets Doubles Merit competition held on Monday 24th September hosted by Kings Bowling Club, Wath,

    Three Wickersley CI couples started the competition ; Mavis & Phil Green, Jenny & Barry Shaw and Jill & John Fisher.

    The Greens and Fishers were both knocked out in the early rounds but the Shaws overcome some very stiff opposition the reach the final, in which they played Geoff Ball and Paul Rayleigh of our close rivals Wickersley Village Bowling Club. Goeff and Paul started off well and were up 8 to 1 before Jenny and Barry won the jack again and came back strongly to win the close match 21 to 18.

    Jenny and Barry are shown with their trophy.

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  • The Hasnip Shield

    Hasnip Trophy

    Wickersley CI Bowling held their annual Men's singles trophy competition for the Hasnip trophy last weekend. The event is a knockout competition and it attracted 14 entries. The final was between Philip Green and Michael Gregory with Philip winning 21 - 15.

    The photograph shows last year’s runner up Ken Duty presenting the trophy to Philip.

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  • Cook Trophy

    The Joe Cook Trophy

    Cook trophy at Wickersley CI Bowling Club The trophy is one of the clubs annual doubles completions and this year it took place on Sunday 9th September. The two pairs who won through to the final were Alan Thickett with Shirley Hitchings and David Pickersgill with Jill Fisher.

    Alan and Shirley took an early lead and even the late rally by David and Jill could not prevent them winning 14 - 3.

    The photo shows Hillary Horsfield presenting the trophy to the winners.

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  • Club 50th Birthday Party & Brian Hall Trophy

    Wickersley Church Institute was founded in 1862 by William Holt Yates at a cost of £1.5K. It comprised of a library, museum and lecture room for the use of Wickersley people. It also had a provident Society for adults and a penny bank for children. There were strict rules governing use of the building which are still observed. There have been many changes in the facilities provided on the Gillott Lane site in the past 156 years. The last major changes involved the conversion of tennis courts into a bowling green in 1967/8 and the conversion of the Institute into apartments in 1998.

    Sunday 19th August saw the bowling club celebrate 50 years of playing crown green bowls and also the same length of service to the club by Bryan Hall. Bryan, an engineer had served in most capacities with the club and told of how the club originally had 2 teams of men players but over the years it has grown considerably so that it now fields 11 teams each week. To honour Bryan's contribution and dedication a new competition pitting the lady members against the gentlemen was started with a trophy bearing his name for the winners.

    The guests of honour were Peter Elliott and his wife and relatives of those original members who along with Bryan had contributed to the success of the club and who provided/sponsored the clubs trophies.

    Peter mentioned the fact that he regularly passed the club over the years but had never ventured in. He spoke, echoing Bryan, about the importance of there being a small group of determined people with a vision and with the willingness to work hard over the years to realise that vision. A framed photograph of Bryan holding the new trophy was presented by Peter to Bryan.

    16 ladies, in red, and 16 gents, in white, - the clubs colours, took part in an action packed bowling tournament to identify a pair from each that would represent them in the final. Peter started the proceedings by rolling the first jack.

    Mavis Green and Thelma Willis played Barry Shaw and John Fisher in this final. This was a closely fought contest with the gentlemen edging the contest in their favour 12 - 8.

    Over 70 people attended the event and the day ended with a well-earned barbecue.

    Photos – top to bottom

    Peter Elliot bowls the first jack to start the competition.

    Peter with Bryan Hall Trophy and finalists.

    Peter with club members and trophy winners.

    Peter presents a commemorative photo to Bryan Hall.

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Peter & Bryan with members and winners
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