Sunday September 21st 2014
The Presidents Day

Betty Rose, Club Captain, presenting the Presidents Trophy to, Dave Jones,
The Club President.
The trophy is contested every year between The Club Captain's team and the
Presidents team. The teams are picked from Cleobury Mortimer Bowls Club members and guests from the Highley Bowls Club.
A fantastic day was had by all members and friends. The format was the usual one
The Club Captain chooses a play then the President will choose a player and so on.
There were 46 players to choose from and these would play 3 games of 5 ends
and the team with highest aggregate would win the trophy.
This the Presidents team won by a margin of 32 shots.
the final total being 205-173.Well done the Presidents team.
The day also incorporates the presentation day when al the club trophies are awarded.
A special thanks to Phil Pack and John Cadwallader for organising the games and keeping everyone informed of the running results. Also everyone who prepared the top class green to play on.



The Presidents Team after their magnificent victory


Dave making his victory speech.




Saturday September 20th 2014
The second Poppy Day Appeal

Ron Reed (c) & Andrew Morris(r),
being presented with the Poppy Day Appeal Trophy, from Jim Hulme
Chairman of the Cleobury Mortimer branch of the Royal British Legion.
The final was a tremendous game with both pairs playing woods up to the
Jack with great accuracy and the tape was used regularly.
The final score was 5-4 over 9 ends
Well played all players.



Tony Smith and Mick Arrowsmith the losing finalists in the Poppy Appeal final.
 They both contributed to  the tremendous final.
Well done



Friday September 19th 2014

Colin McMurray (L) & Chris Cowdell winners of the Pensioners Pot Trophy
it was played on a very murky evening but it was a very good game under the conditions.
The losing finalists were Albert Mantle and Ivor Lloyd.
The score was 21-5



Mick Arrowsmith with the Hodges Cup
Mick Played  a very tight final to win this trophy.
His final opponent was Howard Broome.
The score being 21-20.



THE MOTTERSHEAD CUP (scratch triples)

Stan Checkett, Christine Lloyd & Ivor Lloyd with the Mottershead Cup.
All 3 played extremely well to win this trophy
The final score being 21-6
Well done all three.
Five teams entered this competition and it started at 2.30 and finished at 7.30.
So I think this reflects how tight the early games were.



The finalists in the Mottershead Cup.
Stan Checkett, Christine Lloyd & Ivor Lloyd.
Joe Taylor, Bill Taylor & Ken Link.




The Sunday morning league champions
Dean Williams, Paul Lill, John Carey (captain) and Mike Hutchinson.
Also Colin McMurray (who was absent through injury).
Well done to the whole squad.



Sunday August 31st. 2014
Sunday Morning Team K.O. Final.

The Chain Gang
(l-r) Ivor Lloyd, Ray Link (Cap.) Christine Lloyd & Stan Checkett
The Chain Gang took a very good lead , at one time they were leading16-0,
 Then their opponents, the Marksmen came back, but they held on and won 21-12.
Well done



Sunday August 31st.2014 
Sunday Morning Team Consolation

The Wurzels
(r-l) Ken Link, Brian Sheldon (Cap.) Mike Davies & Ron Reed.
The Wurzels were worthy winners of the Sunday Morning Consolation Cup
They won 21-8 well played.


Saturday august 30th. 2014
Scratch singles.

Cheryl Caswell & Lesley Burnside

Dorothy Davies & Lauren Burnside

Christine Lloyd & Cheryl Caswell

Christine Lloyd & Dorothy Davies


Cheryl Caswell with C.F. Reed Cup for Ladies
Cheryl played Christine Lloyd in the final and won 21-11 but the scores did not reflect the part Christine played in the final. she was 9-10 down to Cheryl
at one stage but the super play by Cheryl saw her take a very good lead and finished very strongly.
Well played to both players.
Unfortunately only 5 Ladies signed up for the competition
but all of the games were of a very high quality.
It is the 40 year of competition for this Trophy. 


Saturday August 23rd. 2014
The REED CUP (scratch doubles)

Phil Pack (L) & Stan Checkett,
with The Reed Cup, after winning the final .
It was a tight game at 12 across but Phil & Stan surged ahead
to take the match 21-14.
The losing finalists were Howard Broome & Chris Cowdell.
Well played both pairs.




Members of Highley Bowls Club and friends enjoying a wonderful days bowling
for a very good cause.


Phil Pack and John Cadwallader
enjoying a break during the bowls matches.
Phil and John do a magnificent job organizing the round robin
and deserve any praise that they get.
Well done to both of them.


Ron Smith & Tina Martin, with Dorothy Cowdell & Colin Brookes,
 before they played the first semi-final.
Ron & Tina eventually won 11-4

Chris Cowdell & Lorraine Brookes with Brian Williams & Bob Jennings,
before they played the second semi-final
Brian & Bob eventually won 9-4


Ron Smith & Tina Martin having
been presented with their runner up prizes by Lol Russon Club President


Bob & Brian after playing the final being presented with their prizes
from Lol Russon Club President.
Bob & Brian turn on the heat in the final and won
13-6 after 9 ends.
The Highley Welfare bowling Club Air Ambulance Day
was once again a tremendous success.
A total of £250.00was raised for this very worthy cause.
a special thanks goes to the Bowls club committee for organizing the day.
and a special thanks to the Highley Ladies for providing a wonderful buffet meal
during the halfway break.
Also a special thanks to Ron Smith for providing a superb green
which always adds to a good day




Saturday August 2nd 2014  

Brian Sheldon (C) presenting the Jack-in-the Box trophy to
Chris Cowdell & Roy Broome.
 This trophy was presented to the club, by Brian, in memory of the late Bob Atkiss.


Chris & Roy proudly holding the Jack-in the Box trophy.
Chris and Roy played a very good final to win the trophy,
winning 21-8 
Well done to both players.



Members and friends enjoying a wonderful days bowling 

Semi finalist for the Daniel Taylor Air Ambulance Day competition.
(l-r) Lorraine Brookes, (Highley) & Ray Rose,(Cleobury)
Heather Willets (Highley) & Albert Mantle, (Cleobury)
Roger Marsh, (Highley) & Chris Cowdell, (Cleobury)
Tony Wilson, (Cleobury) & Christine Smith (Highley).   

Ray Rose, Lorraine Brookes  Chris Cowdell & Roger Marsh
before playing the final.

Lorraine & Ray with their runners up prizes.

Roger &  Chris being presented with their prizes by Club President, Dave Jones.
All four finalists produced a very good final game but
Roger & Chris proved just to strong for Lorraine and Ray on the day.
The final score over 9 ends was 11-2
Well played all four players.
The Daniel Taylor Air Ambulance Day once again prove to be a very enjoyable event in the clubs calendar. The day was shared with Cleobury club members and friends from Highley bowls club. The pairs were made up of a Cleobury player and a Highley Player and were matched were it was possible.  The bowling format was the round robin system with three games of 7 ends and the highest scorers from each group going into the semi-finals and then the finals.
A special thanks goes to Phil Pack & John Cadwallader for organising the games with their usual thoroughness and expertise. Phil, as the green keeper, also so produced a superb playing surface,
A total of £312.00 was raised for the Air Ambulance.
Also a very special thanks to Lesley Burnside and her daughter Lauren for providing a lovely buffet meal and also running the raffle. Once again Howard Broome took care of the washing-up. With the brilliant sunshine everyone had a wonderful day.
All monies raised will of cause go directly to the Shropshire Air ambulance.
This is a truly good cause to support.
On Sunday August 3rd Highley Bowls Club will host their Air Ambulance Day, start time is 13.00 hours. Please support this worthy cause.  


Scratch doubles Saturday July 26th

Brian Sheldon and Lesley Burnside with the Downes Cup.
Brian and Lesley Played extremely well to win this trophy. they won a very hard fought match against Joe Taylor and Howard Broome
winning 21-19.
6 pairs contested the trophy.
Well done Brian & Lesley



The Cleobury Mortimer Bowls Club was chosen to host the 1st & 2nd division
Highley League Singles competitions for 2014 season.
With ideal weather and the usual top class playing surface, all games were of a very high standard.
A buffet meal was provided after the two semi-finals had finished
A very big thank you to Lesley and Lauren Burnside for doing the catering
and to Phil Pack for producing a top class green
and the club committee for all of their help.

Lol Russon & Dean Law, both Highley 'B' with
Doug Westwood (centre) the Highley League President, after presenting Lol with
the Highley League 2nd Division Singles Trophy.
After very good game  Lol won 21-7.


Jamie King, Stockton & Tim Ealey, Islanders 'A' with
Doug Westwood (centre) the Highley League President after presenting Jamie with the Highley League 1st Division Singles Trophy.
After a top class game Jamie won 21-17


Saturday July 12th. 2014

Phil Pack (L) and Joe Burnside being presented with the Horton Shield by Club Captain Betty Rose.
It was a very good final, with both pairs being at one time 12 across, but Phil & Joe turned it on and ran out 21-13.
Eight pair took part and all of the heats were of a very high quality and all of the players should be proud of the performances.


Bill Taylor (C) and Colin McMurray the losing finalists, being consoled
by Betty Rose, the Club Captain.








Phil Pack (R) and John Cadwallader.
Phil & John who work hard all day organising the games & collating all of the scores that eventually finish with the final.

Betty Rose (Club Captain, right) presenting Lesley Burnside with a token of her appreciation for organising the catering for the Captains Day event.

The finalists just before playing the final
(l-r) Phil Pack & Mary Clarke v John Davies & Jean Wilson

Betty Rose, presenting John Davies & Jean Wilson
 with their runners up prizes

Betty rose presenting Mary Clarke & Phil Pack with their prizes and trophy's
and medallions.
The final was a very good match and the score did not reflect the way John & Jean played
The final score was 11-3

The 2014 Captains Day event was a tremendous success.
There were worry's about the weather, after the Friday and Saturday down pours, but the Sunday morning was bright and sunny and it stayed so all day long.
As usual there was a very good turnout for this event. with 75 members and friends enjoying the day with 56 members and friends taking part in the bowling. (Some young guests played bowls for the first time and showed real talent, they could be our future and hopefully  some will take the game up seriously)
A special thanks goes to Lesley Burnside & her daughter Lauren for preparing the wonderful buffet lunch. also to Ann & Jean for helping to serve, Howard and Albert for doing the washing up also anyone who is not mentioned a special thank you to you all. And of course to Phil & John.
And a special thanks to 2014 club Captain  Betty Rose running the event and  for providing the
prize draw for all of the lady members.




Sunday June 22nd. 2014

The Ludlow league finals were held at Cleobury Mortimer Bowls Club
on Sunday June 22nd.
Chris Dovey, Adam Dovey & Duncan Pressley receiving the Triples Trophy from
Lillian Payne: Ludlow League Chairwoman.
Final Result 21-6
Well done to all Players. fourteen teams entered the competition and provided top class performances throughout the day
Lillian complemented the club on providing a magnificent green for the competition:
 The green is kept in tip top condition by Phil Pack who is helped by Ron Reed 
also Lesley and Lauren Burnside for providing the refreshments all day long. 




Saturday June 7th 2014

Mick Hutchinson receiving the Allun Martin Cup from the
Club Captain Betty Rose
Joe Burnside the loosing finalist looking on.
The final was a top class match but Mick was on very good form having played 3 games to reach the final and was a bit to strong for Joe,
with the score being 21-9.
 Well played to both of you.



The 4 semi finalists before their games:
(l-r) Mick Hutchinson v  Albert Mantle 21-16
Joe Burnside v Bob Jennings 21-15
Two close games
well done.
13 players took part and enjoyed very good weather until a cloud burst halted the proceeding in the final for a few minutes. 



League Ladies Doubles Final
Sunday June 1st 2014


The 4 finalists just before they played the final
(L-R) Linda Reeves, Lillian Payne, Nina Griffiths, & Barbara Mulliner.


Lillian Payne & Linda Reeves, being presented with the
Ladies Doubles Silver Salver
by Rita Rogers(centre)
Lillian & Linda won the final 21-8
The Ludlow ladies league chose Cleobury Mortimer Bowls Club to stage their Ladies Doubles final. With a beautiful sunny day and a top class green and 12 pairs of bowlers it made a wonderful afternoons bowling. The standard was as usual very high indeed. Every thing went of very smoothly.
Mrs. Rita Rogers thanked the Christine Lloyd and Lesley Burnside, of Cleobury Bowls, for organising the event on behalf of the Ludlow Ladies League.
Also a special thanks to Phil Pack for once again preparing a top class green.





Dick Plum & Howard Broome,
with their prizes


The winners of the Poppy Day appeal Fund
Jim Hulme  & Betty Rose
Being presented with the Poppy Day Shield
and a bottle of wine each,
by Club President
Dave Jones(C).
This years Poppy day appeal, bowls competition
was a tremendous successes with the weather holding fine all day.
42 players took part, made up of Cleobury Club members and members of the British Legion Clubs from the local areas
i.e. Cleobury, Clee Hill, Rock and Far Forest.
A total of £220.00 was raised for the Poppy Appeal.

The playing format was 3 games of of 7 ends.
because of the high entry the winners and runners
were decided on the two highest scores.
Betty & Jim Scored 30 shots and dick & Howard scored 28 shots.

A special thanks must go to all the members who helped run the event.
 The Ladies who helped with the catering: Ann Jones, Lesley Burnside,
Lauren Burnside, Joyce Blakemore and Betty Rose.
With thanks to Phil Pack and Lesley Burnside for
organising the matches and the score cards.
Also To Phil for once again producing a superb green for the event
Well done to everyone involved. 


(handicap singles)

Colin McMurray (l) being presented with the Wakeman Cup
by Lesley Burnside, the Club Secretary.
Howard Broome the loosing finalist. It was a very good final with both finalists
played 4 games to reach the final.
Colin won 21-9.



(Scratch Doubles)

Roy Broome (L) and Colin McMurray being presented with the Ison Cup
by The Cleobury Ladies Captain, Christine Lloyd.
 Roy and Colin Played 2 excellent games to win the trophy;
beating Lesley Burnside and Bill Taylor 21-8
This was the first club competition of the season with 13 pairs taking part
Well done well done to both players.



MAY 5TH 2014

This Trophy was once again played for at the Gilt Edge Bowling Club
This is an annual trophy played for on an alternate yearly basis on May Day,
against Cleobury Mortimer Bowling Club. Cleobury normally play crown green rules but when they visit Gilt Edge they play flat green rules.
The match was played over 21 ends on 5 rinks.
The match was played in the most friendly manner and everyone had a wonderful day. After the match all players and guests sat down to a superb meal.
So thank you Gilt Edge for a great day.
Unfortunately for Cleobury Gilt Edge were on top form and won the match quite convincingly  the final score was 125- 59.
Well played everyone. 
Members enjoying the match