News From The Clubs 2019



Ketton Bowls Club is looking forward to leaving a legacy to the village for the future, new president Charlie Underwood told the club's 45th anniversary annual luncheon attended by more than 50 players and guests.

Plans are already well advanced for the siting of a new clubhouse together with installation of improved drainage for the green that has troubled the club for decades.

Mr Underwood, who received the badge of office from predecessor, Ron Tilley, revealed that the club's committee were working tirelessly raising funds for the new endeavours, much of which is being boosted by generous contributions from generous sponsors and donors.

Guests included Nina Rawlins, secretary of the Stamford and District Bowls League - Ketton provided both finalists in the Rosebowl - Sooty Pearce, director of Ketton Sports and Community Centre and Joyce Bird, whose community and charity work within the village, earned her the title of Rutland's Unsung Hero.

The president also presented the club's two-bowl singles prizes to Valerie Du'Kett and Bob Warters - both of whom will represent Ketton in the Northants Federation champion of champions - and the open triples to Paul Pheasant, Paul Galloway and Stafford Wallace. The event raised almost £200 from a raffle.

FOOTNOTE: Ketton BC hosts a fund-raiser coffee morning, book sale and bring and buy on Tuesday (December 3) from 11am- 1pm. Prizes and used books welcome.

Bob Warters