We had a special match on Wednesday 21st September in Memory of Noel Roberts from Harpenden who sadly passed away before he could take up the role of President of Herts Bowls this year.  The match was against Hert Bowls Vice Presidents at Harpenden Bowls Club.

District Officers playing were Ian Hulley, Michael Scandrett & David Salmon. The host for the day was Michael Woodhams, the District Secretary & Past President.  For Herts the Officers playing were Tommy Phipps, Senior Vice-President, and Tony Redford.

Colts badges were presented to Geoff Johns & Dennis Paddison and a Life Membership medal was presented to Jim Terry for Service to the Association.

Although the County team won convincingly (SADBA 94 Hertfordshire Bowls 124) we did have a top rink consisting Martin Barson, Kevin O’Brien, Roy Polley and Mike Scandrett.

The Association donated £100 from its Benevolent Fund and, with profits from the raffle and the spider, a sum of £376.70 will be sent to the Devon Air Ambulance Service in Memory of Noel Roberts RIP.     On the Day the County also paid from part of their match fees £96 plus other monies that they had collected.

It was a great afternoon enjoyed by all and the sun shone.  The Green played very well and there was plenty of good natured banter across the Green, some good bowling – and a few lucky wicks!  It was rounded off by an excellent meal provided by the Ladies of Harpenden BC who including Lyn Roberts and her daughter.

Thank You to everyone.   Everyone was a winner:  The District, The County, Harpenden BC and the Charity chosen by Noels’ Family in his memory.

M J Woodhams, Secretary