City & County of Bristol Bowling Association' 80th. Anniversary match held at Bristol Arrow B.C. on Sunday 10th July 2016 City and County of Bristol BA vs Gloucestershire & Somerset BA's. The occasion was organised by Roger Trueman, Junior Vice President. The afternoon was attended by the Presidents and players of both Somerset BA and Gloucester BA, Both associations fielding three teams each. Also in attendance were the officers of the County and players representing the 16 clubs that remain from the original founding clubs.
City and County of Bristol President Mike Collier. Bristol Arrow President Alan Castle. Gloucester President Roy Walker. Somerset President Lionel Slater.
Clubs and players representing the remaining founding clubs were:-
Avonmouth. BC. John Collins. Bristol Greenbank BC. Keith Smith. Bristol St Andrews BC. Glen Wintle. St George BC. John Heal. St Anne's Park BC. Roger Trueman. Victoria Park BC. Mike Avery Bristol BC. Don Lindsay. Knowle BC. Mike Ferris. Imperial BC. Ivan Reed. St Andrews and Kildare BC. Jeff Wear, Redland BC. Peter Ware. Bristol Omnibus BC. George Neville. Ardagh BC. Maurice Hill. Henleaze BC. Cedric Gunson Eastvillians BC. (unable to attend)
City and County of Bristol BA Officials. President Mike Collier. Senior Vice President Doug Johnson. Junior Vice President Roger Trueman. Secretary Glen Wintle. Treasure. Don Lindsay. Match Secretary. Ivan Reed.
Past Presidents. Don Lindsay. 2011 & 2015 Peter Ware. 2001 John Hutson. 2012 Dennis Overton. 2007 Frank Maude. 2000 & 2014 Don Thorne. 1996 Maurice Hill. 1992 Mike Coggins. 2008 Cedric Gunson. 2003
At about 1.45pm photos were taken of the assembled company, to mark the occasion. At the start of the game a spider was held which raised the sum of fifty five pounds for the President Mike Collier's charity, Above and Beyond, a Bristol Hospital Charity. The final scores were city & County of Bristol 96, Gloucester & Somerset 119. Combined teams of Gloucester & Somerset winning by 23 shots. A most comical and interesting after dinner speech was given by Peter Brimble a long time bowler for the County and Bowls England, at the end of the speech he was presented with a bottle of Whisky and a County anniversary badge, and his wife a large bouquet of flowers. 80th anniversary badges were presented to all those players that attended the day.
City and County of Bristol BA.
The 80th Anniversary of the founding of the City and County of Bristol BA.
Played at BRISTOL ARROWS BC on Sunday 10th July 2016
The occasion was organised by Roger Trueman Junior Vice President of the City and County of Bristol BA. The afternoon was attended by Presidents and players of both Somerset BA and Gloucester BA. Both fielding three teams each. Also in attendance were the Officers of the County and players representing the 16 clubs that remain from the original founding clubs.
City and County of Bristol President Mike Collier
Bristol Arrows President Alan Castle
Gloucester President Roy Walker
Somerset President Lionel Slatter A game was arranged on the afternoon of Sunday 10th July 2016 at Bristol Arrows BC between Gloucester BA, Somerset BA and the County plus one player from the remaining 16 clubs of the original founding clubs. Each of the clubs supplied one player to represent that club.
The clubs attending were Avonmouth BC Bristol St Andrews BC St Annes Park BC Bristol BC Imperial BC Redland BC Ardagh BC Henleaze BC Bristol Greenbank BC St George BC Victoria Park BC Bristol Arrows BC Knowle BC St Andrews /Kildare BC Bristol Omnibus BC Eastvillians BC did not attend.
The following players represented one of the remaining clubs. John Collins Avonmouth BC Glen Wintle Bristol St Andrews BC Roger Trueman St Anne’s Park BC Don Lindasy Bristol BC Ivan Read Imperial BC Peter Ware Redland BC Maurice Hill Ardgh BC Cedric Gunnson Henleaze BC Keith Smith Bristol Green Bank BC John Heal Bristol St George BC Mike Avery Victoria Park BC Dave Butcher Bristol Arrows BC Mike Ferris Knowle BC Jeff Wear St Andrews/Kildare BC George Neville Bristol Omnibus Did not attend Eastvillians
City and County of Bristol BA Officials
President Mike Collier Senior Vice President Doug Johnson Junior Vice President Roger Trueman Secretary Glen Wintle Treasurer Don Lindsay Match Secretary Ivan Read
Past Presidents Don Lindsay 2011 & 2015 Peter Ware 2001 John Hutson 2012 Dennis Overton 2007 Frank Maude 2000 & 2014 Don Thorne 1996 Maurice Hill 1992 Derek Robertson 2013 Mike Coggins 2008 Cedric Gunnson 2003
At 1.45pm approx photos were taken of the various Presidents and Players,to mark the occasion.
At the start of the game a spider was held which raised the sum of £55 for the County Presidents Charity- Above and Beyond BRI Charity