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Indoor Scene - Phil Villis on top of his game

Phil Villis and his team shine
in indoor, internal,triples
match at St.Andrews

While some us bowlers are confining
ourselves to an interesting life of
lockdown. A certain Phil Villis
( The chap who talks very quitetly on the green )
was partaking of an internal triples match
on the indoor green at St. Andrews.

I had a telephone call from Phil
in which he enthusiastically informed
me of his latest triumph as skip in
an internal, Men v Ladies match.

Along with an assortment of other male
bowlers from the St.Andrews gang he
skipped his team to a 37 to 6 victory.

So well done Phil, Jolly good stuff eh what !!

Keep watching this space for
more up to date news and drama

Phil Villis  
Lockdown Nonsense

I have received this composition from Allan Shattock,
yes you know him, he is the new fellow who joined us
as a refugee from the Weston Bowls Club Tribes.

Looks like the Coronavirus lockdown has brought
out the Spititual, theological and ecclesiastical side in him.

A course of pills will soon cure you Allan

A Banwell Bowlers Prayer.
Bowlings my pleasure, I shall not want
It maketh me to walk up and down green pastures,
And leadeth me to compete in competitions
It restoreth my gamesmanship,
And leads me in the path of David Bryant
for the games sake,
Yea though I bowl in the wind and rain
I will fear no evil
For my skip is with me,
his instructions and chalk they comfort me.
Thou preparest a pint for me, in the presence of mine opponents.
I anointest my bowls with Grippo
And my bowls runneth true
Surely good wicks and lucky shots
shall follow me all the days of my life
And I shall dwell on Banwell's Bowling Green forever.
A play on lockdown words

People must not
cough near you.

They must cough
far away

If you hear
someone coughing,
Tell them to......
Far Cough


Lockdown in India

Villagers in
Punjab are still
wondering who
the hell is.....
Social Distan Singh?


Sorry folks blame it on lockdown stress



And finally with apologies to Hilary....

  Hilary Guckian  

Dew Brushing Rota

I hope your are all keeping well.
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered for the dew brushing of the green. 

Please find below the rota for this close season.
Unfortunately a couple of volunteers from last season have had to step down
and I have been unable to find replacements. 
Consequently we have no ‘spare’ cover as we had last year.  

As previously, we only need to attend when the green is wet with dew 
or if it has rained during the night but the day is set fair.

If it is raining/showering then there is no point.
When there is frost or snow then walking on the
green will damage the grass.  

The Autumn work has now been completed and the green overseeded. 
Therefore could you please 

Commence the brushing from the week commencing Monday 19 October.

If you have any problems Please contact either
Paul Aldus or Barry Taylor


Harry Woodards
Paul Aldus
Gerry Bean/Dave Mabbutt
Graham Millard
Barry Taylor
Shaun White
Barry Taylor