The Club will be hosting a 'friendly' match against Lenham Social Club on Saturday 16th March. See the Social Events Page for all the details.
Posted: 1 Feb 24
Obituary - Hazel Tong
Died: 4th December 2023
It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of long-standing member Hazel Tong. Hazel was a staunch supporter of the Club for over 30 years, always willing to help out whenever and wherever she was needed. Members of a certain vintage will remember that she undertook all the Club cleaning duties (both on her own and with the late Bernard Carey) for many years.
It is believed she joined the Club in 1992, only converting from Full Playing to Social Membership in 2022.
Each year until 2023, Club Captains were entitled to make an award to any member of their Section who had, in their opinion, contributed beyond the call of duty to supporting the Club and its activities. A measure of how much she was appreciated can be seen from her having been awarded the Ladies' Captain's Trophy not once, but twice (2006 & 2016), one of only four ladies to be so honoured.
On the green, Hazel was a regular, enthusiastic and competent club bowler, often being one of the first to add her name to the availability sheet. Although slight of stature, on a fast green she sometimes surprised herself by ditching the jack. More recently, however, she was often annoyed with herself for not being able to reach on heavier greens.
Although she may not have reached many Club finals, 2002 seems to have been a good year for her. She was runner up in the Ladies' 2-Wood and (with June Evans) runner up in the Ella Stewart competition (in the days when it was a ladies' doubles event).
In addition to the bowling, Hazel was Secretary to the Ladies' Section from 2004-2006.
We send our sincere condolences to Hazel's son, Richard (also a Club member), and all the rest of her family at this sad time.
Hazel's funeral was held at Charing Crematorium on Friday 22nd December. A collection was made for the Air Ambulance, a cause which she had always supported. Her wake was held at Lenham Bowling Club after the service.
Posted: 5 Dec 23, Revised: 23 Dec 23
Captains' Awards 2023
Congratulations to both Jan Morrison and Mike Skinner who were presented with these by their repective captains.
It is currently not clear how these awards will be taken forward in 2024 as the recent reorganisation of the Club's structure allows for only one Club Captain from now on.
Posted: 2 Dec 23
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