PRESIDENT’S INVITATION SHIELD MATCH
The President’s Invitation Shield Match was held Sunday 22nd January at Hatfield BC. The invited teams are the winners of the Bob Vise Trophy (Welwyn & District), Jones Cup (Welwyn Garden City), Triples League (Hemel Hempstead) & Club Rink League (Harpenden). Each team played against a SADBA team with the team with the overall shot difference being the winner.
It was a great afternoon with Welwyn and District taking the honours and Hemel Hempstead in second place. The winning team was Martin Reeve, Peter Bowyer, Len Tye and Paddy Jones.
For the District, the President’s side, the top rink was: Ivan Coleman, Nigel Dickenson, Peter Stokes and Alan Harman.
Michael Woodhams, League Secretary, coordinated the match and has provided a Match Report here: Presidents Invitation Match Report 22 January2023.
Ian Hulley, our Match Secretary, has produced Result sheet and scoring and this is to be found here: Result Sheet SADBA v PRESIDENTS INVITATION 22 January 2023
CHARITY GALA – 6th September 2022
Once again some 24 mixed triples teams from the District Clubs met to play in the Annual Charity Gala for the coverted Strofton Trophy, this year held at North Mymms.
The day started off well in dry weather but later was punctuated with a few heavy showers, but this not dampen spirits. Great sportsmanship and bowling on the day gave a close result with the honours going to John Bell, Jackie Bell and Barry Woodham team (from Batchwood) (pictured below) with 52 points, with two Hatfield teams close behind led by Richard Lush (50) and Peter Crouch (48). A full list of the results is here: SADBA GALA 2022 Final Positions.
Well done to all and a special thank you to the generosity of the bowlers and visitors. From the spider, cakes sales, doantions and the raflfle some £750 was raised for the President’s Charity Dementia UK. A great result.
The short video below taken at the start of the Spider was taken by Tracy Woods of North Mymms. Other pictures will be added as they become available.
FINALS DAY 2022 – PICTURES
SADBA Finals this year were held in the week commencing 29 August to 3rd September. There were three Finals Sessions: The Bob Vise Trophy (29th August), the Jones Cup (2nd September) and all other Competitions and Triples League (on 3rd September).
Photographs from each session are below. You may if you wish download and save individual pictures. Clicking on an image will also open the selected group into a gallery. Each picture then has a caption and with tabs to enable left and right scrolling.
BOB VISE TROPHY
Pictures are courtesy of Clyde Martindill of Townsend.
Most pictures from Finals Day were provided by Kevin O’Brien of North Mymms.
FINALS DAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021: PICTURES
Over 25 photographs of the teams and presentations were taken on Finals Day at North Mymms. An excellent day with superb bowling and great sportsmanship. Thanks also go to North Mymms for the Club support throughout the day.
Click on the image below to open a slide show to see them. Individual images can be downloaded from the images list at the bottom of each slide show picture.
STROFTON SHIELD CHARITY GALA 2021: PICTURES
The Annual Charity Gala to support the Presidents Charity, Dementia UK, was held at North Mymms on 9th September. It as an excellent day of fun and excitement before the winners “The 3 Amigos”, Mick Brennan, Brian Vince and Barry Woodman took the trophy for Potters Bar. This is the second time Potters Bar have won this competition.
Over 40 photographs of the teams were taken on the day. Click on the image below to open a slide show to see them. Individual images can be downloaded from the images list at the bottom of each slide show picture.