City & County of Bristol Bowling Association' 80th. Anniversary match 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 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.