Cambridgeshire Short Mat Bowls - Archive News 2012/2014

County team Cambridgeshire v Norfolk 28 September 2014


Robert Spriggs       L7-16. W. 18-12

Roly Fincham        L 16-17. L 9- 19


Geoff Ward and Barry Fox

Maureen Bell and Janet Russell


Dawn Fincham, Gill Kent and Gwen Siggee       L 7-8. L 6-13

Margaret Strang, Barry Newton and Gerry Russell      L 7-8. L-7-11


Margaret Newton, Margaret Rea, Graham Lunn and Joe Peters        W 10-3 L 5-8
Sandra Smith, Liz Mitchell, David Warriner and Tony Kent               L 4-10 W 12-5

Final result:  Cambridgeshire 12 points 156 shots, Norfolk 28 points 192 shots

Cambridgeshire Seniors v Kent - 20 September 2014

Up until the penultimate round we were holding our own and although we lost overall - the net result of home & away was just 2 points - it was a much better result than last year.
Incidentally, Kent won at home by exactly the same number of points that we won with at home!

The numbers for Cambridgeshire over the two rounds = 80 games are:-

Shots for 469 - against 492 - difference -23 - points 79 to Kent's 81.

Something to think about for next year, Kent are suggesting that we play teams of 5 players - 1 pair + 1 triple - the scores for the pairs being left on the board and added to the triple score.

Chloe and Pauline Peters Charity Shield 2014

Once again this annual event run by Doddington SMBC was held in memory of Chloe and Pauline Peters to raise money for charity.  Joe Peter’s chosen charity this year is the Alzheimer’s Society.

Held at Doddington Village Hall on Friday 11 July, 47 players battled it out in open triples, each team playing 5 games of 8 ends each.  At least 7 clubs belonging to the CSMBA were represented and it turned out to be the success we have come to see in the past.  Many thanks for this must go to Rob Elmore with his usual immaculate organisation.  Light refreshments were available throughout the day and our thanks go to all who donated food and money.

There was plenty of rivalry throughout the day and a wonderful atmosphere was enjoyed by all present.  Doddington SMBC would like to thank all players for their contribution to a terrific day.

The standard of bowling was very high and with two teams from Sutton St Edmonds both achieving maximum points with 5 wins, it was left to ‘shots difference’ to split them.  A team from BRAZA came third with 9 points from 4 wins and a draw.  Congratulations to these teams.

The final result was as follows: -

First Place:  M Bell, M Rea & P Bretagne

Runners up:  M Doggett, G Kent & T Kent

Third place:  J Franklin, T Hart & G Jupp

In addition to the entry fees, funds were enhanced by a well-supported raffle with predominantly donated prizes for which we thank those concerned.  After deducting expenses the total raised was £223.76 and we will be passing on a cheque for £230 to the local Fenland branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Joe Peters would like to extend his personal thanks to all those who attended the event ‘to make his day’.  Since 2003 this annual event has raised over £2000 for various charities.  Well done the bowlers of the CSMBA!

Cambridgeshire Seniors v Kent Invicta - 28 September 2013

Cambridgeshire Senior Short Mat Bowls squad played the Kent Invicta Senior squad on Saturday 28 September 2013 at the Snodland Community Centre Kent. This was the return leg of the two match competition, the first match being played at the Manea RBL Club in April when Cambridgeshire won 39 to 25. Kent dominated Saturday's game by beating Cambridgeshire 43 to 21 winning the Challenge Shield by 8 points.

Team Scores

M Bell, G Kent & T Kent 2.

V Hart, M Fox & R Fincham 2

L Mitchel, J Groves & B Fox 2

J Hyde, G Lunn & J Peters 4

L White, D Hyde & G Siggee 2

D Fincham, T Groves & G Ward 5

M Strang, T Hart & J Siggee 4

The next Senior competition is against Norfolk on the 17 October at The Manea RBL Club.

Cambridgeshire Win Seniors League
Cambridgeshire Seniors had a successful campaign in the 2012/2013 League losing only one of their games against a very strong Northampton squad.
Seniors League Table 2012/2013


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Oakington and Westwick Short Mat Bowls Club


The Club would like to thank the CSMBA for its support in our application for a grant from Sport England for the purchase of an electric mat winding machine. The Club’s application was successful and in November 2012 our Electrowind Machine was delivered.

Prior to its arrival the Club’s three mats were manually wound onto a rack for both the afternoon and evening bowls

sessions at the Oakington and Westwick Sports Pavilion which in time, owing to the age of some of our members, would have become increasingly difficult. In addition to the grant from Sport England the Club received £1,000 from the South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Community Fund.


If any Club in the region would like to see the Electrowind Machine in action, or come and join us for a Thursday

afternoon or evening session, please contact the Chairman, Roger Goodden on 01223 235055 or the Secretary, Dawn Stokes on 01223 236427.

28 April 2012
A team of 24 Cambridgeshire Senior Short Mat Bowlers played a team of Kent Seniors at the Manea RBL Club on the 28 April.
Cambridgeshire on their home mats beat Kent 39 points to 25 points. Many of the games were extremely close. Cambridgeshire will visit Kent in the Autumn for the away leg.