Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
As I take over the baton I wish you a very warm welcome to the 2017 season with me, Chris Ward, leading the troops – in the right direction, I hope! I wish you all good health and happy bowling.
Di Green has done a gallant job organising the County comps for 2017 and you can now view the draw on line. She has had quite a task on her hands – Bowls England are using some of the rinks at the same time as our County comps, thus making her short of rinks. She has done her very best to accommodate everyone, but if you have any worries, please speak to her, or me, and we will do our level best to sort out any problems you may have.
My charity is “Myton at Home”, chosen because of the care and kindness a very close friend of mine received during his illness, enabling him to be at home with his wife and family.
I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year and look forward to being with you all during 2017.
The Officers were very sad to learn that Pat Rumbold, who was County President in 2000, had passed away. Pat was a popular and very active member of the County, taking over as County Secretary in 2003 for a couple of years before becoming Match Secretary in 2005. A member of the Bowls England Finance Committee in 2003-2004, and an Umpire for many years, Pat was awarded Honorary Life Membership in 2012 in recognition of her service to the County. She and her husband, Roger, moved to Hereford some 5 years ago which curtailed her involvement in County matters but she still retained a strong interest both in the sport and in Warwickshire.
Pat's funeral will be held on Monday 27 March at 11.30am at St Francis Xavier Church, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AP followed by Hereford Crematorium, Westfaling Street, Hereford HR4 0JE and afterwards at the Bay Horse Inn, 236 Kings Acre Rd, Hereford HR4 0SD
The Officers were very sad to learn that Chris Grigg had passed away. A former Warwickshire Outdoor County player, until her move to Worcestershire, she was well respected on both circuits, and appeared in several County Finals although her achievement of winning the National Pairs in 1997 with team mate Audrey Stephens was probably the highlight of her career. Chris won the County Champion of Champions in both 1996 and 2003 but was also an excellent team member winning the Fours in 2000. Her enthusiasm for the sport and her cheerful and effervescent love of life endeared her to many in the County and our thoughts go to her family at this time.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at Redditch Crematorium, Bordesley Lane, Redditch B97 6RR on Wednesday 29 March at 12.30pm.