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We are devastated  to hear of the sudden death of Peter Edwards , who was a former vice chairman of our Stamford & District Outdoor Bowls League and former president and stalwart  of both Ketton Outdoors and Stamford indoor bowls clubs. He contributed so much to our sport over the years and played for Lincs IBA and the Northants Bowling Federation winning many titles and reaching national final weeks-at both Skegness and Newark.
My personal thanks go out to him in his role for many years as competitions secretary for running our Gala Days and special events with much expertise and efficiency. (He taught me everything I know.)
You will be sadly missed Peter as a fellow bowler and a friend.
On behalf of all our outdoor bowlers we send his devoted wife Glenys our sincerest sympathies.



Ketton's Bob Kelman (left) was on holiday bowling in Spain when the Stamford & District  (Outdoor) Bowls League presentations were made in November.

However, the Scot didn't miss out on his award as player of the season for Division Three and captain of the Ketton Kites team which won promotion to Division Two.

He received the awards from league chairman Charlie Underwood when Ketton BC staged its coffee morning and bring and buy sale on Tuesday which raised almost £300.


Stamford and District League clubs who also compete in the Peterborough and District Seniors League (Club 60) are likely, for the first time, to be able to use substitutes from other sides in their club if a new ruling is passed at the league's annual meeting in December.

Currently captains can pick only from a pre-registered list for each side but with many clubs struggling to raise a full quota of nine bowlers for every match, the league wants to find a solution within its rules.

Two options will be considered - the first, proposed by the league, that clubs can pick from any player in the club to make up the numbers - and second proposed by Bretton BC that only bowlers in the same league or below can be considered as substitutes.

Clubs in the league are being asked to vote on the trial proposals at the annual meeting on December 12.

Other proposals include changing the name of the League to Club 55 as that is the current minimum age for taking part, reducing the age limit for the Mick Trophy from 60 to 55 and invoking a five point penalty on clubs who insist on re-arranging a fixture without mutual consent between captains.

Presidents Gala Day - 2019

   The WINNERS of this year's League President’s Gala Day - Ron Tilley, Paul Buckley, Shirley and John Suffling  pictured with President Kevin Vinter who was delighted to have raised over £500 for his chosen charity the Peterborough & District Samaritans. 
The annual event attended by over fifty players, pictured above with league President Kevin Vinter and Chairman Charlie Underwood, was held in excellent conditions at the Stamford & District Bowls Club and organised in their usual impeccable style by Peter Edwards and Nina Rawlins.