Cambridgeshire Short Mat Bowls

Cambridgeshire Short Mat Bowls

LONNIE FYSON

The CSMBA committee are very sad to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Lonnie Fyson, ESMBA membership number CAM00466.

Lonnie during his short mat bowls life played for a number of Cambridgeshire registered clubs and latterly was a much-respected member of Gorefield SMBA.

On behalf of the chairman, fellow committee members and the entire CSMBA membership we offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to his wife Maureen, his family, friends and fellow bowlers of Gorefield Short Mat Bowls Club.


What is Short Mat Bowls?

Welcome to the website for the Cambridgeshire Short Mat Bowls Association (CSMBA) where we hope you will find all the information you need to enjoy short mat bowls at any level.

If this is a game which you have not played before here is a brief overview.  Please also play the video above which shows a game between Alex Marshall and Ceri Jones.

Short mat bowls is played on a portable mat which is between 40 and 45 feet in length and 6 feet wide.  It is played indoors and can be accommodated in village halls, schools, sports and social clubs etc as the mats are rolled up for storage so do not need a permanent area.

You bowl to a smaller ball called the jack and the object of the game is for your woods to be nearer the jack than the opposition. However this involves skills and tactical knowledge which are gained the more you play.

The England Short Mat Bowling Association is the national body for the sport and was formed in 1984 with a nucleus now approaching 20,000 members. The game arrived in Cambridgeshire at this time and the CSMBA was formed. We currently have 18 member clubs with a membership over 400.

All our clubs adhere to the principles laid down by our Child Protection Policy and provide a safe and social environment for all ages.  For the competitive minded there are opportunities to play in various leagues and enter open competitions.

Bowls is an excellent way to keep fit, it can be played by all ages, sexes and abilities and is a very enjoyable way to spend your spare time and make some new friends.  

Why not give it a try - what have you got to lose?


AVAILABILITY
I just want to make sure that you all know that you can show your availability for games in the calendar by using the website.  

Click on the drop down arrow next to your name at the top right hand corner of the front page once you have signed in and you will see "Match Availability".  Click on this and another page will come up with all matches and it gives you the chance to mark as appropriate.

This facility is useful to the County Captains when choosing their teams so the more of you who fill it in the better.

Linda

SAFE BOWLS STATUS FOR COUNTY VENUE AT MARCH IBC




I am pleased to say that we have now gained a Safe Bowls Status Certificate for our county venue which means everything is in place for us to bowl in safety.  It has taken a while but means competitions can be run and we are approved to take part in the ICC as well.

When at MIBC I will always have the Risk Assessment with me so if any of you want to see the approved protocol please ask.

Linda White
Competitions Secretary
20.09.21


  

SAFE BOWLS STATUS FOR SECOND COUNTY VENUE



We have now gained Safe Bowls Status for us to use Tydd St Giles as our second County venue.  

CHANGING YOUR PASSWORD

I know that some of you wish to change the automatically generated password which is sent to you as it is very complicated to remember. To do this log in using the password which you have been given then click on "My Profile" under the log in box and go across to "Update my Profile".  Where it asks for your password enter the one which you wish to use in both boxes and then "Save Details".  You will now be able to use your own choice of password.  Any problems please contact me.
Linda

COUNTY PREMIER TEAM SQUAD
County Premier Team Squad 2021/2022
Barry Fox
Brenda Waling
Charlie Waling
Colin Buck
Chris Plaice
Dave Wilcox
Dawn Fincham
Derek Retchless
Geoff Ward
Hazel Spry
Jackie Saunders
Jane Stanford
Jayne Thorpe
Jean Retchless
Jeff Saunders


Joe Peters
Josie Charter
Kevin Stanford
Linda White
Lynn Parker
Margaret Rea
Mary Fox
Maureen Bell
Phil Spry
Rob Bonello
Roly Fincham
Rosemary Cooper
Rosemary Richardson
Viv Hempsell
THE LADIES SQUAD
Ladies Squad 2021/2022

Anyta Francis  Judith Bendon
Angela Jordan
Brenda Waling
Edna Ruggles
Elizabeth Gay
Gwen Siggee
Hazel Spry 
Jackie Saunders 
Janet Goff
Janet Hinson
Jane Spriggs
Jane Stanford

Jayne Thorpe
Jean Retchless
Jean Thorpe
Josie Charter
Joyce Needham

Julie Dumbarton
Linda White
Liz Mitchell
Lynn Parker
Maggie Bond
Margaret Pearce
Margaret Rea
Mary Fox
Maureen Bell
Rita Payne
Rosemary Cooper
Rosemary Richardson
Sandra Deller
Sandra Smith
Steph Stanford
Vera Emery
Viv Hempsell


SENIORS SQUAD
Seniors Squad 2021/2022

Alan Francis Linda White
Anyta Francis Liz Mitchell
Barry Fox   Lynn Parker
Brenda Waling   Margaret Pearce
Charlie Waling Margaret Rea
Colin Buck Mary Fox
Dave Wilcox Maureen Bell
Dawn Fincham Muriel Ellinor
Derek Retchless
Rob Bonello
Evelyn Perfitt   Roly Fincham
Geoff Ward   Ron Ellinor
Gwen Siggee   Rosemary Cooper
Jayne Thorpe Sandra Smith
Jean Retchless Sheila Hillier
Joe Peters Ted Croucher
John Hillier   Val Ware
John Page   Vera Emery
Joyce Needham
Judith Bendon