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Inc Mikes Poem now - 2020 Officers & Plans for a Short Mat Team/ Section

By Mark Courtney Northampton Whyte Melville Bowling Club

Saturday, 7 December 2019

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Coach and Social Media Administrator (went for the "official" look in the Photo

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At the 111th AGM of the club held on Thursday 28 November 2019, the following Club Officers were Elected

  • President Trevor Spear
  • Vice President Kathleen Moore
  • Treasurer Wen Hill
  • Club Secretary Pat Bodily
  • Match Secretary Nev Bodily
  • Green Keeper Frank Craven/Assistant Ray Hill
  • Mens Captain David Evans
  • Sunday Mixed Captain Rob Pentelow
  • Ladies Captain Pat Bodily
  • Ladies Secretary Janet Cousner
  • Club Development Officer/Coach Mark Courtney

The "Assistant Greenkeeper" is a new committee position who will represent Frank (Club Greenkeeper) when Frank is not able to attend.

The “Club members Development Officer/Coach” is a new position on the Committee to provide a focus for both new membersto join the club and exisiitng club members whereby they have opportunities to develop their bowling skills and confidence with the focus of creating a much more competitive club.

****** The Club is also working to form a short mat team/ section to increase the opportunities to play bowls at the club. ****** Please let Pat Bodily (Club Secretary) know if you would like to join NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

Copy Below is Mike's Poem he read out at the AGM

GALAXY ONE TO BASE

CAN YOU HEAR US OUT THERE IN SPACE

HERE WE SIT BEHIND A CLOUD

HIDDEN FROM OUR TARGET CROWD

THEYRE READY TO PLAY AND DO THEIR THING

THIS STRANGE EARTH GAME THEY CALL BOWLING

A ZILLION MILES WEVE COME THROUGH SPACE

TO STUDY A GAME THAT'S NOT A RACE

THEY GROUP IN FOURS AND DRESS IN WHITE

IN A GREEN SQUARE NOT A GOAL IN SIGHT

THEY SHAKE THE OPPOSITIONS OUTSTRETCHED HAND

AND SMILE AND GREET THEIR MERRY BAND

GALAXY TO BASE WERE MAKING NOTES VIDEO PHOTOS AND RECORDED NOTES

THEY PLACE A SMALL BLUE RUBBER MAT

ABOUT TWO YARDS FROM WHERE THEY CHAT

A MAN STANDS ON THIS MAT CALLED LEAD

AND ROLLS A BALL NO BIGGER THAN A BEAD

OTHERS TAKE THEIR TURN TO ROLL

A BIG BLACK BALL THEY CALL A BOWL

WELL THEY CANT BE VERY SKILLED OR GOOD

AT ROLLING AWAY THEIR CHOSEN WOOD

LEFT AND RIGHT THE BALLS DO VEER

NOWHERE NEAR STRAIGHT CAN THEY STEER

WHAT FORCE MAKES THEM VEER FROM TRUE

WHY DO THEY ROLL SO FAR ASKEW

GALAXY ONE TO BASE COMMAND

THEY CANT BOWL STRAIGHT ALONG THE LAND

IS IT SO HARD TO MAKE A BOWL

GO STRAIGHT AND TRUE UPON ITS ROLL

IS IT THE GRASS THAT MAKES THEM MISS

HAS THE GROUNDSMAN BEEN OUT ON THE PISS

IT IS A TRAIT THAT THEY ALL SHARE

AND WHY DO THEY ALL, HAVE GREY HAIR

THE AIM OF THE GAME IS TO GET CLOSE TO THE JACK

THE LITTLE WHITE BALL THEYRE TRYING TO SMACK

A GAME COMPLETE IS CALLED AN END

THE RULES WILL DRIVE YOU ROUND THE BEND

A LITTLE GREEN HUT SITS BY THE GREEN THEY SEEM TO PLAY BETTER ONCE THEY'VE BEEN

A TAP OF THE SHOULDER OR PAT ON THE KNEE

TELLS THE OTHERS WHAT THE SCORE SHOULD BE

AS SLOWLY THEY FINISH THE GAMES UNFOLD

THEY SHAKE HANDS AND SAY WELL BOWLED WELL BOWLED THEY SAY WELL WERE NOT SO SURE NOT ONE BOWL WE SAW WENT STRAIGHT AND PURE

GALAXY ONE TO BASE GALAXY ONE TO BASE

WEVE CONCLDED OUR STUDY OF THE HUMAN RACE

THEY CANT BOWL STRAIGHT OR SCORE A GOAL

BUT THEY EPITOMISE THE HUMAN SOUL

PRACTICE PRACTICE AND YOU WILL COME GOOD AND BOWL THAT PERFECT WINNING WOOD.

Contact Information

Secretary: Pat Bodily

  • 07990520480

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