Sad news that Peter Fry died on 10 June, aged 76. Although a member of NLBC for a relatively short time, he will be remembered for his individuality and his unique style.  We had not heard from him for a while, but his name was being mentioned only yesterday. We will let you know when we…

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The Government confirmed yesterday (Monday 1st June) that groups of six can now meet outside provided people from different households observe social distancing (staying at least 2m apart). This is good news for bowls, as we are aware many of our clubs that have opened, or wished to reopen, felt the previous Government guidance on numbers…

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GOV.UK Guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England. Published 13 May 2020 You can play lawn bowls and croquet where facilities have reopened, but you can only take part in these activities by yourself, or with members of your household or with 1 person outside of your household,…

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Everyone is instructed to comply with the rules issued by the government in relation to coronavirus, in order to protect both themselves and others. As of 1pm on 26 March 2020 new Regulations extending the restrictions are now enforceable by law in England due to the threat to public health. These supersede Regulations that came…

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2019 winner of President’s Cup The winner of the President’s Cup is always the big surprise at presentation evenings. It is within the gift of the NLBC president to honour the player who has made the greatest strides as a bowler. As president in 2019, Cynthia Allen decided that the winner was Brendon Wall. His…

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Hertfordshire Bowls Coaching Society  You probably know of our Skills Days where we can work with 30-odd members on a whole green, but let us introduce our new “Flying Squad” This is a group of Senior Coaches and Umpires who can – individually or as a group – visit your club to offer help with…

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From Toby in NZ (via WhatsApp) Hi all, This is Fitzroy Bowling club in New Plymouth, NZ. Their were having their club Fours championships. We’ve just joined as affiliate members for $55 NZD. Which is about £30. A handle of ice cold beer £3. 100 members, most active bowlers. The green was running about 7…

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Indoors at Glebelands Hi all, just a reminder that we have the weekly NLBC indoor evening at Glebelands on Thursday.   Timing is to arrive at 18:00 to play at 18:30. Costings are:  associate membership £25 and £3 per roll up. Food will be available to order and the bar will be open. Future dates are:…

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Between the beginning of the new year and the opening of our green, we will be playing an NLBC bowling club night at Glebelands. Starting on 2 January, every Thursday all those interested will meet at 6pm at Glebelands and play until 8.30pm. No special clothes are required, except for bowling shoes. Ivor negotiated the…

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