Potters Bar Bowls Club
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Potters Bar Bowls Club's 75th Anniversary Celebrations Roll-on - 22nd May match report

President of Hertfordshire B.A., Colin Dunstone brought a team of his County players to Potters Bar for a 75th Anniversary match on Saturday 22nd May. From any view point the day was a great success. Firstly the players and guests enjoyed the Clubís hospitality; President Colinís nominated charity NCH Action for Children received a cheque from President of the Club Terry Barker for £150 and then there was the little matters of the Match result.

Potters Bar menís ran our winners of the Match by 149-91 shots and by 5-1 rinks. President Terry led his team of Terry White, Graham Marriner (Captain) and David Spencer to a 26-15 shots win. Other results; Martin Eccleshall, George Edwards, Brian Thurgood and Roy Tansey (32-11); Eric Marriner, Ron Golden, George Stout and Richard Winn (28-13); Harry White, Barry Bowman, Ron Bushnell and Richard Pearce (26-10); Derek Goodwin, Bill Massey, Stuart Frost and Brian Tomlinson (22-17); Brian Burfoot, Martin Wood, Peter Stokes and Ray Houghton (15-25).

President Terry Barker with President Colin Dunstone announcing the teams.



Presentation of Hertfordshire B.A. Pennant to Terry Barker, President Potters Bar BC.




The President of the E.B.A. sent his greetings to the Club:

"I send the heartiest congratulations to the Potters Bar Bowls Club on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary. A birthday is always a cause for celebration and I know that it is the intention of your President and Officers that you celebrate in style. Matches are already arranged between the EBA, the EWBA, Hertfordshire and St. Albans & District. I know everyone will do their utmost to ensure these are enjoyed to the full.

It is a great credit to both existing Members and those who have gone before that your Club should be active after so many years. It is also creditable that the current administration is using modern technology to help promote our sport. Whilst accepting that we preserve all that is good of our tradition and history we must, at the same time, look forward and see what changes are necessary to keep us abreast of what future bowlers will expect.

All my good wishes for a memorable 2004 and I look forward to being with you on May 13th and participating in your celebrations".

Ian Morrill. President, E.B.A.