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Message from your President



The Presentation Night – Friday 4th December 2015 at 7pm
This years Presentation Evening is just under a month away. Hopefully you have order your Fish/Chicken and Chips from Bruce,

The Evening will be an evening of entertainment.
Approx Order of the events are as follows:-
1, A Mini Quiz for all our Bright Quizzers
2, Fish / Chicken and Chips
3, The Presentation of all our Cups
4, Bingo with Caller Bob
5, and Finally the Raffle.

The Bar will be open from 7pm, so enjoy yourself before Christmas.

If you are unable to attend have a Wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year from your New Committee.

December 2015 Update
The Committee hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family, we would like to wish you all a very healthy New Year and we look forward to seeing you on the green in early April.

Work parties are still on going, this never stops so if you have some spare time please come down and help out, even if it’s just sweeping all the fallen foliage, it all helps.

The 2016 Fixtures are nearly complete and a new fixture has now been added, we will now host Potters Bar in May, so lets welcome them to our Green.

We will be recruiting again this year, a poster is being prepared and will be distributed in March 2016, once again we need volunteers to distribute, please speak to a committee member to find out who is coordinating the distribution.

Bowls is not an old persons game, it is a game that old persons can play. Bowls is a sport for all.

The Clubs AGM — 6th November 2015

This years AGM was well supported by the majority of our members. All the reports were read out by the President, Secretary, Treasurer, Captains and all the delegates. It was agreed that the 2016 fees and match fees would remain unchanged. The New committee will meet up in December to prepare the club for another successful season. The old committee were thanked for all their hard work and efforts made to keep the club running smoothly.

Work parties Saturday 3rd Oct 2015

Thank you to everybody who helped out on our 1st Work Party on Saturday, it was a great team performance and a lot of our annual tasks were completed. During October and November we will still have some tasks to do, so if you can spend an hour or more, please check times in the clubhouse or Contact Bob or Dave for tasks.

So thanks to:-
Don Stevenson
Terry Eldridge
Greg Dunford
Richard Rogers
John Stevenson
Dave Fussell
Les Austin
Tim Maynard
Bruce Miles
Toni Lacey
Bob Hayter
Mike Wilkins
Martin Mountford
Marion Smith
David Lofthouse

If I have left anybody off the list my apologies.
The Haward Cup Final
Friday 25th September 2015 at 4pm
The final is between
Richard Rogers and Gary Medlar
Come along and cheer them both on, this has the potential to be a very good match.
​Gents v Ladies Sunday 20th Sept 2015

The annual match between the sexes this year was won by the Gents.

Stevenage Town have cancelled. Saturday 19th September

The scheduled match on Saturday afternoon has been cancelled by Stevenage. This is the 6th home game cancelled this year by our opponents. Next season we will look for some new fixtures as teams we were due to play are obviously struggling to fulfil. Apologies to all our members however this is beyond our control.

Twlight Bowls Wednesday 30th September 2015
The Finale 6pm

Bring your torch – See Poster in Clubhouse

The Pamart Cup
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Much Hadham 12th Sept 2015
Result won 129-92.5

This was the 2nd leg of the Pamart Cup, with Rye park holding a 26 shot lead from the first leg and hosting the 2nd leg they were clearly up for reclaiming the cup. Much Hadham struggled to arrive with a full team so lost 25% on 3 rinks. The match was tight and at the half way stage we only lead by 4 shots on the day, however with 26 shots in hand it would always be difficult for Much Hadham.
Tim Maynard’s rink were our highest winning rink and out bowled their opponents winning 31-9, Tim’s rink included Dave Fussell, Jean Matthews and debutant Mike Wilkins. Walter Richardson and Terry Mascot’s rinks both had good wins, also we had 2 drawn rinks and one loss.
​So we regained The Pamart Cup with an overall win of 72.5, unfortunately Much Hadham forgot to bring the cup with them and they will be handing the cup to us on Wednesday evening.

Ladies Match v Griffin September 9th

In our last Ladies friendly of the season our ladies came away with a 49-25 win from Griffin. Gloria Hardy lead her triples, Linda Dunford and Jean Matthews to a great win 27-7. In our other triples Marion Smith and her ladies Sue Metzner and Chris Miles had a closer match but still came away with a 22-18 win. Well done and lets look forward to 2016.

EHBA New Lyndhurst Trophy Final 6th September 2015

A great team performance against a strong Bishops Stortford team. This match was very tense from the start, however our men got off to the start they were hoping for. Bob Hayter lead his triples , Brian Holding and Tim Maynard to a creditable draw 16-16. After a strong start from Bob’s triples they let it slip to just claim a draw. Colin Milner skipped the other triples and what a great performance from all of them , Dave Fussell and Terry Mascot both had great games. They lead all the way and came away with a great win 23-14, giving Hoddesdon & Rye Park victory. The team would like to thank all the supports it was great to see you all.

EHBA Officers Singles Final 6th September 2015

Richard Rogers got off to a poor start, Rick Helm from Bishops Stortford’s got off to the start he wanted. Richard was always playing catch up and did start the comeback but alas he just left himself to much to do and Rick Helm took the title. Unlucky Richard great seasonal performance. Richard would like to thank everyone for the support he received today.

Haward Cup – Draw made 1st September 2015

The draw was made on 1st September for this seasons final competition. Please check to see who you are playing and arrange the games as soon as possible. As the nights are drawing in if games can be played in the afternoons please do so.
East Herts Bowls Association Final Day
Sunday 6th September 2015

The New Lyndhurst (2 x Men’s Triples)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bishops Stortford 12.30pm

Officers Singles Final
Richard Rogers v Rick Helm (Bishops Stortford) 12.30pm

Please support our team in the Area Finals

Hoddesdon & Rye Park Finals Day Schedule
Saturday 5th September 2015
Ladies 4 Wood Pairs – 9.30am Start
Sue Metzner & Gloria Hardy v Ann Mountford & Toni Lacey
WINNERS Ann Mountford & Toni Lacey

Men’s 4 Wood Pairs – 9.30am Start
Terry Eldridge & Jeff Hardcastle v Bob Hayter & Greg Dunford
WINNERS Terry Eldridge & Jeff Hardcastle

Men’s Consolation – 10.00am Start
Richard Rogers v Brian Metzner
WINNER Richard Rogers

Men’s Handicap – 11.30am Start
Colin Milner v Tim Maynard
WINNER Tim Maynard

Mixed Pairs – 1.30pm Approx Start
Gloria Hardy & Alan Bull v Bob Hayter & Jean Matthews
WINNERS Jean Matthews & Bob Hayter

Men’s Fixed Jack – 1.30pm Start
Terry Eldridge v Dave Fussell
WINNER Dave Fussell

Men’s 2 Wood Pairs – 1.30pm Start
Richard Rogers & Ernie Pratt v Brian Holding & Greg Dunford
WINNERS Brian Holding & Greg Dunford

Ladies Fixed Jack – 4.00pm Approx Start
Gloria Hardy v Ann Mountford
WINNER Gloria Hardy

Men’s Championship – 4.00pm Start
Colin Milner v Tim Maynard
WINNER Colin Milner

Ladies Championship – 4.00pm Start
Chris Miles v Marion Smith
​WINNER Marion Smith

Please support all our finalist on Saturday 5th September starting at 9.30am

The 3 Wood Challenge 29th August

After the original date being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions all 21 bowlers were ready to take the green. This format is totally different to anything we play during the season, so this format always produces some great bowling. This year was no exception as we saw Colin Milner taking on Brian Metzner in the 3 Wood Cup Final, both bowlers deserved to reach the final as they bowled well all day. The Final was very exciting and Brian Metzner came away with a 6-2 victory over Colin Milner, Well done Brian. In the Plate final we saw last years winner Tim Maynard playing late entrant (thanks for stepping in) Richard Mansfield, Tim won this game 6-2. Finally the Spoon final Martin Mountford played Jean Matthews, Jean won this 8-0.

The Rose Bowl & Parkhill Trophies 28th August

On a wonderful sunny evening at Rye Park the crowds turned out to support both teams, with an estimated crowd of around 100 they were not disappointed. The Ladies match (The Rose Bowl) was a close affair, however our ladies just failed to win back this trophy going down 4-2 losing by 9 shots overall. The men however managed to retain the Parkhill Trophy with the same score 4-2 and winning by 9 shots overall. Both our men and ladies bowled very well. A great event and one that is looked forward to every year. Check out the Gallery for pictures.

Lyndhurst history

We have reached the finals on 12 occasions in the club’s history. Winning 6 times in starting in 1956 followed by 1964, 1975, 1977, 1983 and 1984. We were also runners up in 1960, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1985 and 2003.
Lets hope we can add another win list above.

EHBA New Lyndhurst Trophy Semi-Final 25th August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Ware
Result 36-31

Hoddesdon & Rye Park reach EHBA-The New Lyndhurst Final with a fine win over local rivals Ware Bowls Club. With our away triples leading the way with a 21-13 victory, Bob Hayter led the triples well with Tim Maynard and Richard Rogers playing some super Bowls. Colin Milner skipped the home leg losing a tight game 15-18, Dave Fussell led excellently and steady Terry Mascot kept the game close. Well bowled to all the bowlers tonight in great team performance.
The final will be played on Sunday 6th September against Bishops Stortford, full details will be posted in the clubhouse in the near future.

EHBL Triples 24th August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Sawbridgeworth Greens
Result 33-32 (4-2)

In our final league game of the season in very wet conditions we finished with a win. Brian Holding led his triples to a fine 17-15 win, he was boldly assisted by Alan Bull and Alan Blackwell. Colin Milner just failed in his bid to finish the league with a win going down 16-17, he was assisted by Terry Eldridge and David Lofthouse, so the match finished 4-2.
Overall this season 15 games, 10 wins and we finished runners up and now look forward to Division 2 next year. Well done to everybody who bowled this season and thanks to everybody who stepped in when we were short.

The Presidents Gala – Sunday 23rd August

After the hottest day of the year, Sunday was one of the wettest. With the start delayed due to heavy rain and no one willing to step on to the green. However the rain eased and all 30 bowlers took their position on the green. The President made a short speech and off we went. After 3 matches Colin Milner’s triples were leading and had to face Brian Holding’s triples who were in second place so it made for a very interesting conclusion to the day. With the match still in the balance a draw was declared, so our winners were Sue Metzner, Jeff Hardcastle & Colin Milner with Brian Holding, Tony Lacey and Don Stevenson. Well to everybody who for some great bowling in trying conditions

Shortly after the bowls the BBQ was ready and the stampede started, there was plenty of food and everybody enjoyed the great BBQ cooked by Ben the Presidents son (thank you Ben). Overall a great day,

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Durants Park Sat 22nd August
Result 60-60

On the hottest day of the year, in baking sunshine, both team produced some excellent bowling. The score for this match was 60-60 and 2 winning triples each and a nice friendly draw was declared. Well done to our winning triples who were Jean Mathews, Greg Dunford , Brian Metzner, and Tony Lacey, Dave Lofthouse, Chris Miles.

EHBL Triples 21st August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Knebworth
Result 36-37 2-4

A very close game on the night, Terry Mascot triples claimed a 17-16 win, Terry’s triples were Brian Metzner and Don Stevenson. Unfortunately Walter Richardson triples went down 19-21 the triples included Peter Francis and Alf MacDonald, With a 6-0 win needed to give us a chance of winning the league we are now looking for a top 3 place.

Mens & Ladies County League Overview 2015

After a good season from our men we were just waiting for the the last few results. With only Northaw & Cuffley in a position to catch us they had to play 2 games this week. They managed a 3-3 draw against Rosedale on Monday 17th August. They also played Sele Farm on 20th August and they needed a 6-0 win to beat our points total by 1 point, which they managed to do. Overall a good season for HRPBC men, with a lot of new bowlers tasting the more competitive side of bowls and proving they are up to the challenge. Lets look forward to 2016.

Our ladies had their best season ever in the Ladies County League, so we are now looking forward to seeing our ladies move further up the table in 2016. Our new lady bowlers are improving all the time and there is no reason why they cannot beat their points total next season. Lets look forward to 2016.

EHBL Triples 20th August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Buntingford Bears
Result 39-30. 6-0

Hoddesdon & Rye Park keep up the pressure on the teams above. With just two games left we still have a chance of winning the league. Richard Rogers started strongly in his triples match with Tony Lacey and Terry Eldridge, they held on to win 21-18. Bob Hayter had a tight game with Gary Medlar and Dave Fussell they all kept it tight and pulled away in the last few ends to win 18-12 to complete a good 6-0 win.

EHBL Triples 18th August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Whit Hern Reds
Result 47-26 6-0

Another great result for Hoddesdon & Rye Park over local rivals Whit Hern Reds. Richard Rogers lead his triples to a great win 27-10, they included Frank Watson and Richard Mansfield. Terry Mascot lead the other triples and won 20-16he was assisted by Les Austin and Greg Dunford. This game was extremely close but Terry pulled off the shot of the night when 3 down he drew his last wood in for shot to secure all 6 points.

The Jack Goff Trophy Saturday 15th August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v East Hertfordshire Bowling Association
Result Won 100-67

This was the 24th Match for the Jack Goff Trophy. Hoddesdon & Rye Park increased their lead over the Association to 13 wins to 11 against 11. This was a good performance from all our bowlers. At halfway stage Hoddesdon & Rye Park were down by around 15 shots, however after the tea break it all changed and we ended up winning very well by100-67 on a difficult green at Standon & Puckeridge. Barry Osman’s rink were our highest winning rink which included Richard Rogers, Terry Wilson and Malvin Read the score was 30-11.County League 13th August v Sele Farm
Mens Game 41-35 (4-2)
Ladies Game 7-24 (0-2)

The men pulled off a great win to put them on top of the league, with other results still to come in it is looking good for the men to be crowned East Herts County league winners. On a very wet night at Hoddesdon & Rye Park where we saw the teams come off due to adverse weather conditions at least 3 times they all done well just to complete the match. Bob Hayter lead his rink comprising of Tim Maynard, Tony Lacey and Richard Rogers to a 23-16 win over Jim Parsley’s rink. Colin Milner’s rink lost on the last end 19-18 to Harry Wrights team, Colin was assisted by Terry Eldridge, Terry Mascot and Dave Fussell. However the men still won 41-35 (4-2). This shows us with 22 points which could be enough to take the title. Northaw & Cuffley can still catch us as they have 2 games W/C 17th August.

The ladies had a hard game against one of the strongest ladies teams in the County, With the ladies having to battle against the bad weather as well the Sele Farm ladies they still lost. Chris Miles and her ladies, Marion Smith, Jean Matthews and Gloria Hardy tried hard but were beaten 24-7. Even though our ladies lost this game this season in the County league is there best ever. so well done to all our ladies.

EHBL Triples League 11th August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Aston Crowns
Result 46-29. 4-2

On a miserable night in Stevenage our team bowled extremely well and came away with a great 6-0 win to keep us in contention for promotion.

EHBL Triples League 10th August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Buntingford Bulls
Result 36-37 2-4

Another close game in the league again. Losing overall by just 1 shot. Richard Rogers triples, Tony Lacey and Terry Eldridge winning 21-14, however with Bob Hayter’s triples going down by 23-15 we lost by just the one shot.

County League 6th August v Whit Hern
Mens Game 56-27 (6-0)
Ladies Game 25-25 (1-1)

The men moved to the top of the County league after a great win over Whit Hern. With both teams having great wins the men took all 6 points. Colin Milners rink beat Bob Spence’s rink 25-13, with great bowling from Dave Fussell, Don Stevenson and Terry Mascot all playing their part. Bob Hayter’s rink pulled off another great win over Ron Jones one of Whit Hern top bowlers. Bob’s rink included Tim Maynard, Richard Rogers and new member Jeff Hardcastle they all bowled well and won 31-14, well done to our men.

Our ladies almost pulled off a great win over the Whit Hern ladies who currently sit top of the Ladies League with a draw 25-25. Our ladies were leading until the last end but they just failed to hold on. Some great bowling from Ann Mountford, Linda Dunford, Jean Matthews and skip Chris Miles made it a great finish.

County League 4th August v Rosedale
Mens Game 38-29 (4-2)

The men were unlucky not come away from Rosedale with all 6 points. Bob Hayter’s rink with Richard Rogers, Toni Lacey and Tim Maynard had a good win over Ron Passingham 24-14. Colin Milner’s rink were always leading but they went down on the last end 14-15, Colin bowled with Dave Fussell, Terry Eldridge and Brian Holding. This moves the men up to 3rd only 3 points behind Whit Hern who the men play on Thursday 6th August.

EHBL Triples League 3rd August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Standon & Puckeridge
Result 39-31 4-2

Richard Rogers skipped our triples team to a 24-14 at Standon & Puckeridge, he bowled with Don Stevenson and Brian Metzner. The other triples was skipped by Walter Richardson, he was joined by Brian Barton and Peter Francis. Walter Richardson lead all the way but lost on the last end 17-15. The team came away with a 4-2 win and keeps us enroute to go back to division 2.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hertford Castle Monday 3rd August
Result 79-66

We completed a great weekend beating local rivals Hertford Castle 79-66. Jim Mason Skipped our highest winning triples 27-9, he was assisted by Linda Dunford and Malvin Read. Dave Lofthouse captained the team so still has his 100% winning record.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Datchworth Sunday 2nd August
Result Won 94-90

Colin Milner’s triples came away with the highest winning triples winning by 12 shots scoring 23-11. His team consisted of John Matthews and Don Stevenson. we had 4 winning triples out of 6 so well done to all.

EHBL Triples League Thursday 30th July
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Welwyn
Result Lost 31-38 2-4

Barry Osman lead his triples to a big win, however the other Triples skipped by John Matthews never got going on the night.

The New Lyndhurst 28th July

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bengeo 57-17

Hoddesdon & Rye Park move into the Semi-final after an outstanding win over local rivals Bengeo. With Alan Blackwell leading in our away leg with Terry Mascot and skip Colin Milner they put on a great performance to come away with a 30-11 victory. The home leg saw Tim Maynard leading with Richard Rogers and Bob Hayter skipping they won 27-6. A great overall team performance on the night.

Sunday 2nd August 2015 Home game

Sunday’s match at home against Datchworth is now a 6 Mixed Triples match instead of a 5 Mixed Rinks. Once again thanks to all our members for nominating, the Captain will pick the team on Wednesday Evening.

Nice Afternoon at the Club

After the 3 Wood Challenge was ruined by consistent rain a large number of members still met up at the club and had a lovely afternoon playing darts and crib. This was all topped with a Sunday lunch prepared by Gary & Toni, thanks from all involved

3 Wood Challenge 26th July

Competition cancelled due to adverse weather conditions,
This weekends weather conditions were so bad we cancelled our 3 wood challenge and have re-scheduled this for Saturday 29th August at 2pm.

The Sam Barnes Trophy 25th July

This competition is for our ladies only, its a 2 wood pairs competitions. The afternoon was enjoyed by all our ladies. This winners were Gloria Hardy and Chris Miles with Toni Lacey and Ann Mountford finishing runners up.

EHBL July 24th

Game cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. This game has now been re-arranged for Friday 21st August.

The Thurgood Cup 21st July
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Buntingford

Hoddesdon & Rye Park were knocked out by Buntingford in a very close match, all 8 of our bowlers bowled extremely well against a very strong Buntingford team. With Colin Milner’s rink going down 20-18, his rink performed well this included Terry Eldridge, Dave Grimmett and Tim Maynard. Our other rink went down 24-20 skipped by Bob Hayter included Dave Fussell, Tony Lacey and Don Stevenson. Therefore losing 44-38 overall this game was exciting and went to the last end and could have easily gone in our favour in the dark. On a positive note there is always next year.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Whit Hern – Sunday 19th July
Result Men 41-57
Result Ladies 19-14

On a very nice afternoon our match against local team Whit Hern. With our men going down 41-57 over 3 rinks our ladies flew the flag for Hoddesdon & Rye Park with a 19-14 win, our ladies were Jean Matthews, Linda Dunford, Jean Moy and Toni Lacey, well done

Aussie Pairs – Saturday July 18th

This was a great turnout for our annual Aussie Pairs day. With our highest number taking part the rivalry was there to be seen all over the green. This event is a bit of a fancy dress day and some of the outfits were very unbowls type clothing, this makes the day very relaxed. See the photo gallery Aussie Pairs 2015.

Playing the last round of matches this could have been won by 3 or 4 teams. However with some great bowling from Chris Miles and Marion Smith they came from the pack to take this years top prize. Toni Lacey and Alan Bull moved into 2nd place with a big points win in their last game.

Above – Aussie Pairs winners 2015

EHBL Triples League 17th July

Result Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Amwell Rotary 34-23 (6-0)

Two good performances from our 2 triples moved us nicely up the league. With Tim Maynard leading his triples to a 17-9 win over Amwell Rotary and Terry Mascot skipping his triples to a 17-14 all the points came to Rye Park. Well done to Tim, Frank Watson and Richard Mansfield & Terry, Greg Dunford and Les Austin.

County League July 14th v Northaw & Cuffley
Mens Game 34-39 (2-4)
Ladies Game 24-14 (2-0)

The men lost to Northaw & Cuffley overall, however the men won on one rink by 25-14 Bob Hayter lead his rink to a good win with Dave Fussell, Richard Rogers and Brian Holding. Unfortunately Colin Milner’s rink were out bowled and went down 9-25 to a strong N&C rink skipped by John Dowler.

Our ladies won their first match in the Ladies County league since it started. Chris Miles lead her ladies to a 24-14 win, Chris was assisted by Marion Smith, Jean Matthews and Toni Lacey, well done.

Ladies Friendly Cancelled.

Griffin Park Ladies have cancelled Wednesday match on 15th July.

The Ben Hobbs Trophy Saturday July 11th

Congratulations to Walter Richardson, Ann Mountford and Alan Bull in winning the Ben Hobbs Trophy after a countback against Dave Fussell, Martin Mountford and Les Austin, the countback was on ends won.
This was a great day enjoyed by all and a good turnout by club members, special thanks to everybody who stepped in a the last minute. After the event the club had a wonderful BBQ and beers flowed so well done to the Clubs BBQ chef for cooking great food, and for everyone who assisted behind the Bar.

EHBL Triples League 8th July

Result Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Rosehill 30-44 (0-6)

With Hoddesdon and Rye Park playing away for the second week on the trot and losing our 2nd game of the season it wasn’t a good night. Colin Milner went down 19-28 he bowled with Martin Mountford and Tony Parker. Don Stevenson also lost 11-16 and he had Peter Harrison and John Matthews, so a 6-0 defeat.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Sele Farm July 5th
Result 66-86 (Est.)

A game played in a good overall spirit saw Hoddesdon& Rye Park lost at Sele Farm. Chris Miles skipped her rink to a 2 shot win, winning by 21-19. (Unfortunately no scorecards were handed in to the club so no further details are available).

Cheshunt game on Sunday 12th July

This season we have had 5 Home games cancelled by our opposition for various reasons, this is unprecedented in the clubs history. We would like our members to know that we are doing everything in our powers to get these game played. In future we will try and arrange matches with other clubs in our area,


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EHBL Triples League 3rd July

Result Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Stevenage Town 31-35 2-4

Colin Milner won his match with Jim Mason and Les Austin by 18-13, however with Tim Maynard’s triples (Dave Grimmett & Richard Mansfield) going down 22-13 we only picked up 2 points, we are still sitting in a good position after 5 games.

Another game cancelled

Standon & Puckeridge have cancelled
Saturday’s match July 4th.

BBQ down the Club tonight (Wed 1st July) come along.

The New Thurgood Cup 1st Round 30th June
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Northaw & Cuffley
Result Won 40-34

​Great 1st Round win in the New Thurgood Cup. Colin Milner lead his troops to a very good win over John Dowler by 22-10, his rink included Dave Fussell, Alan Blackwell and Terry Mascot. Tim Maynard skipped our other rink which included 2 bowlers marking their debuts. After a slow start and with a strong will to keep it tight they came back well to lose only by 6 shots losing 18-24. Tim’s rink included Dave Grimmett, and the 2 debutants Toni Lacey and Gary Medlar, well done to them.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bishops Stortford June 28th
Result 64-112 Lost

The rain cleared just in time for the start. Enjoyable afternoon despite the score. Walters rink came close to a win, but still lost by one shot on the last end. Marion’s rink had an exciting last end scoring 7 shots. Ann Mountford, Ron Izzard, Marion Smith lost 16 – 18 . Tony Lacey, Peter Francis, Chris Miles 15-23. Alan Bull, Greg Dunford, Gloria Hardy 13-23. Linda Dunford, Toni Lacey, Walter Richardson 14-15. Sue Metzner, Brian Metzner, Martin Mountford, 6-33.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hertford Bowls Club 27th June
Result Won 120-91

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, a day made for bowls, Hoddesdon & Rye Park arrived at Hertford. The weather brought out the best in our bowlers and they came up with a well-deserved win. Terry Mascot, Jeff Hardcastle, Les Austin and Brian Barton were the best winning rink 28-12, closely followed by Alan Blackwell’s rink that included Tony Andrews, Jim Mason and Chris Miles who won by 27-13. Congratulations to Tony Andrews and Melvin Read who both made their debut, we look forward to seeing them in future matches. Thanks also to everybody who stepped in at the last moment to ensure the fixture was fulfilled.

EHBL Triples league 26th June
​Result Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Welwyn Garden City 33-31 6-0

A great result against table topping Welwyn Garden City. With both of our triples winning by 1 shot we collected maximum points. Dave Fussell lead the team to a 1 shot win, he had Terry Mascot and Gary Medlar in his triples. Tim Maynard came from behind he was joined by Tony Lacey and Terry Eldridge.

Recruiting Campaign

After a successful Recruiting campaign this year, we have achieved the Silver award by Bowls England Development. This was applied for by our club, the awarded is for recruiting of new members and also the encouragement the club has given to all newcomers.

The Pamart Cup 1st Round 21st June away
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 125-99

Hoddesdon and Rye Park takes lead into 2nd leg

Hoddesdon & Rye Park take a 26 shot lead into the 2nd leg of the Pamart Cup on 12th September. A great result for HRPBC with 3 winning rinks and with Captain Richard Rogers leading the way with the highest winning rink, he was assisted by Ladies Captain Marion Smith, Terry Eldridge and Brian Metzner, they won by 26-9. Colin Milner also won by 17 shots but this was by 23-6, he was joined by Dave Fussell, Martin Mountford and Toni Lacey. The other winning rink was skipped by John Stevenson his rink won 27-19, John was assisted by Walter Richardson, Don Stevenson and Sue Metzner. Our other 3 losing rinks were close with 2 games only losing by less than 4 shots.

EHBA Lyndhurst v Whit Hern Thursday18th June

Come along and support your team tonight 6pm start, your support is always appreciated and the team look forward to seeing you.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Sawbridgeworth
Sunday 14th June

A disappointing afternoon, with Sawbridgewoth Bowls Club not turning up for this weekend friendly this is now the 4th home game this season we have lost due to teams cancelling or not turning up. On a call to Sawbridgewoth Bowls Club it transpired that they had made an error in their handbook and they were expecting us to arrive. We have checked our paperwork and we do have confirmation from them and it would appear that this was an error on their part. They have apologised for their error.

Aston Match cancelled
Yet another matched cancelled by our opponents, this time it was our home match on Saturday 13th June, against Aston Bowls Club. This was the third game this season cancelled due to our opponents unable to field a team. We will try and re-arrange, however we do not have many free dates. Apologies to all our members who were looking forward to bowling against these teams.

Hoddesdon and Rye Park v Ware Sunday 7th June
Result 92-126

This 6 rink match, 4 men’s and 2 Ladies rinks this was not our best performance this season going down on 5 rinks. Barry Osman lead his rink to a win by 19-13 over Alan Franklin, Barry’s rink was Alan Bull, Tony Lacey and Richard Rogers.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Rosehill May 31st

With game being reduced to 5 mixed rinks on a wet, windy and even sunny at times both teams came away happy. A fair draw 97 all. Well done to both teams in these trying conditions.

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All you need to do is log on to the Aviva website through google, register, and vote, our project name is Get the kids bowling, you will receive 10 votes so let us have them.

Happy Birthday

Club stalwart has just celebrated her 95th birthday, the club would like to wish her a wonderful birthday. we hope she enjoyed the flowers that the members sent.

Sunday’s match v Rosehill on 31st May

This is now only 5 mixed rinks, this is due to Rosehill not having enough players available to field 6 mixed rinks.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Whit Hern 23rd May
Result 59-72

Another loss for Rye Park, the 3 Men’s rinks went down, the scores were close, however the Whiit Hern men were just a bit better on the day. However our ladies skipped by Jean Matthews performed we’ll to take away a creditable draw 13-13, Jean was assisted by Marion Smith, Ann Mountford and Linda Dunford..

Ladies game against Cheshunt on 27th May has been cancelled by Cheshunt.

​Hoddesdon & Rye Park Ladies v Harlow Ladies 20th May

A very exciting finish to our Ladies game, with only one shot being the difference. Harlow came out on top 36-35.

EHBL Triples League 18th May
Result Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Sawbridgeworth 38-26 4-2

Another good win tonight away at Sawbridgeworth. Terry Mascot lead the way with Les Austin & Greg Dunford winning well by 25-9, this was enough to take the overall. Tim Maynard’s triples went down 13-17 but they kept it tight, Tim had Richard Mansfield and Frank Watson in his triples.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Allenburys on Sunday May 17th
Result 91-83

Our first friendly home game of the season against Allenburys saw our first home win. Even though we only won 2 out of the 5 triples, Dave Fussell lead his triples to a 26-13 win after starting slowly, in fact they were 7-0 down, Dave had Gloria Hardy and Dave Lofthouse supporting him. Terry Mascot also had a winning triple he was assisted by Linda Dunford & Jim Mason and they won 20-15, so well done to them.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bengeo on Saturday May 16th

With Bengeo only fielding 6 players the game was somewhat different. Two of Rye Parks triples played against each other, so with only 2 matches taking place between both of the clubs. Richard Rogers was with Don Stevenson and Brian Metzner and they went down 26-13 with Johno bowling well to claim this win. Colin Milner in the other game bowled with Alan Bull and Ron Izzard they went down 25-9, Malcolm Bentley Bengeo’s green keeper skipped his triples well with lots of local knowledge.
In the game between the two Rye Parks triples this was a close affair with Bob Hayter, Walter Richardson and Les Austin beating John Stevenson, Alan Blackwell and John Matthew 17-13.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bishop Stortford
The Eversley Cup (formerly known as the McMullens Cup)
Friday 15th May 6pm

The team has been selected for this match, the team can be found on the clubs notice board. This is the 1st round game at home against Bishop Stortford who are now one of the biggest clubs in our area. So if you are free come along and support our team in one of the clubs biggest games of the season.

EHBL Triples League 12th May
Result Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Northaw & Cuffley 48-32 6-0

After relegation last season we needed to get off to a good start. Well done to our two triples who did start the season well. Dave Grimmett, Brian Holding and Alan Blackwell were worthy winners by 22-15 and the other triples Dave Lofthouse, Jim Mason and Colin Milner won by an impressive 26-17 score giving us a 6-0 win, well done lets keep this going.

2015 Recruitment Campaign

Our 2015 recruitment campaign was another success. We have signed up 8 new members, With 3 members already playing in our weekend friendlies. We club looks forward to making all new members welcome, advice, guidance and coaching will be available on club nights and other evenings.

Jean’s team saves the “Whitewash”

​Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hertford Castle 9th May
Result 89-119 at Hertford Castle

On a lovely afternoon at Hertford Castle, Hoddesdon & Rye Park took a beating. Hertford Castle put a strong team out against us, however we kept it tight until the last few ends when they turned the screw. All of the Men’s rinks went down but Jean Matthews guided her team to win saving a full white wash. Jean won by 15-12 her team members were Ann Mountford and Linda Dunford.

Rain spoils Rye Park Ladies win

Hoddesdon & Rye Park Ladies v Epping Ladies 6th May.

Rye Park Ladies visited Epping Ladies with 2 triple rinks.
Torrential rain delayed the start. 12 ends were completed in inclement conditions before Epping’s Captain called a halt to the game due to the weather. Rye Park were overall winners when both rinks were totalled together, winning by 1 shot 24 to 23

Mix n Match – Come along

On Sunday 10th May at 2.00pm starting at 2.30pm we holding a Mix and Match game, teams will be selected on the day and this normally a good way to meet our new members. So please cone along before 2pm if you haven’t nominated on the sheet in the club house.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bishop Stortford
The Eversley Cup (formerly known as the McMullens Cup)
Friday 15th May 6pm

The team has been selected for this match, the team can be found on the clubs notice board (the team will be posted on the website next week). This is the 1st round game at home against Bishop Stortford who are now one of the biggest clubs in our area. So if you are free come along and support our team in one of the clubs biggest games of the season.

Beaten by a strong Rosedale team.
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Rosedale
Result away at Rosedale 72-80 Sunday 3rd May
Unfortunately we couldn’t manage a weekend double. With the team trying hard we went down on the final few ends. Well done to Jean Matthews who skipped her rink to victory and completing a very good weekend double for her. She was assisted by Walter Richardson, Toni Lacey and Sue Metzner winning by 19-14

First win of the season

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Griffin
Result at Griffin 69-62 Saturday 2nd May

An excellent win away at Griffin on a very cold and windy day our team bowled very well, winning on 3 rinks out of 4. Martin Mountford captaining the team for the first time lead the team to our first success. Peter Francis, Jean Matthews & John Matthews all skipping their rinks well.

President v Captain Sunday 26th April

With over 50% of the club members taking part in our first home game of the season and with 2 of our new recruits taking place (Tony Andrews & Peter Hayden), the future looks good for Hoddesdon & Rye Park Bowling Club. This fixture is normally bowled in mid July, however we decided that it should be the curtain raiser for the new season ahead, and what a success it was. The President and Captain arrange a lovely tea for after the game which everybody appreciated even the Strawberry Flan.

The match was always a tight affair with lots of good bowling from both the Presidents team and the Captains team. With the Presidents team winning on 3 rinks and the Captains team only winning on 1 rink, the Presidents team ended up winners by 83-77.

Just missing out on opening game.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Aston
Result at Aston 62-80, Saturday 25th April

Our first game of the season at Aston was very hard work for our bowlers. The green was very heavy and caught a few of our bowlers out early on, however the team performed well but Aston came out on top this year. We had only one winning rink and that was captain Richard Rogers winning by 14-13, he was bowling with Toni Lacey and Dave Lofthouse, so well done to them.

2015 Recruitment Campaign

The first 3 days of our Recruiting has gone extremely well. We have met a lot of nice people and hopefully we will be able to sign up a few new bowlers. We have in fact signed one new member on the first day, so welcome. The club is open on Friday 24th between 5pm-7pm and Saturday 25th between 11am-1pm for free trial sessions, so come along.

Work Parties 11-12th April

Thank you to everybody who spent time preparing the green for Fridays opening session. Lots of hours have been put in and the hard work has definitely paid off. We still have a few things that need finishing, so if you can spare some time your efforts will be appreciated.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Ilford RESULT

A very enjoyable afternoon at Ilford & District indoor Bowls Club. This was our 1st indoor game for 5 years, with a mixture of experience bowlers and a group of new bowlers who were experiencing the indoor game for the first time. The mixture worked well with Hoddesdon & Rye Park beating Ilford by 71-64. Terry Mascot’s rink was our highest winning rink with a 20–13 win, his team were Jim Mason, Greg Dunford and John Stevenson. Colin Milner’s rink also had a good win with Tim Maynard, Les Austin and Terry Eldridge their score was 18-12. Our other rinks lost but put up a good fight. Well done let’s hope we get invited back next year.

Open Day Sunday 19th April

Subscriptions, Competition forms and cheques to be handed in to the Club Treasurer on this day. The New Club Handbook will be available. EHBA, EHBL & County Handbooks will also be available for collection.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Ilford @ Ilford on Saturday 28th March

This match was well supported by our members, the team has been picked by our new Captain, we will post the result and pictures next week. Good Luck

Work Parties 11th & 12th April

We have a number of tasks that need completing before the season officially starts and the doors open, so if you can spare a few hours on the 11th & 12th April at 9am, please contact the club Secretary or better still just turn up at the club. Please don’t leave this all to the committee.

Recruitment Leaflets

We have over 3000 leaflets that need delivering, I’m pleased to advise that we have managed to hand out most of these to club members who have agreed to distribute, however we still have some areas that need covering. Please call Martin Mountford if you can help.

Hertfordshire County Bowls Draw

The Eversley Cup – Friday15th May 2015
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bishop Stortford

Mens Singles
1st Round 16th June – G Taylor (Sawbridgeworth) v Bob Hayter
2nd Round 29th June – Colin Milner v S Kenway (Whit Hern)
Mens Pairs
1st Round 1st June – Colin Milner v T Deane (Hertford Castle)
2nd Round 8th June Bob Hayter v Colin Milner or T Deane (Hertford Castle)
Mens Singles Unbadged
2nd Round L Curtis (Northaw & Cuffley) v Bob Hayter

Ladies Pairs
1st Round 12th June T Walton (Whit Hern) v Gloria Hardy

East Herts Bowls League Competition Draw for 2015
EHBL Singles
Preliminary Round by 18th May 2015
Gary Medlar v Harry Wright (Sele Farm)
Terry Eldridge v Richard Adams (Hertford Castle)
1st Round by 10th June 2015
Colin Milner v Dave Hilson(Rosedale) or Phil Clewer Gardner(bishop Stortford)
Richard Rogers v Terry Stout (Stevenage) or Tony Duffin (Buntingford)
Todd Canton (Shire Park) v Bob Hayter
1st Round by 10th June 2015
Malcolm Songer (Rosehill) v Colin Milner
Richard Rogers v D Watson (Hertford)
1st Round by 29th May 2015
Del Baker (Cheshunt) v Richard Rogers
The Ranson Cup
2nd Round 25th June 2015
Hertford Castle or Bengeo v Hoddesdon & Rye Park

East Herts Bowls Association Competition Draw for 2015 Season made 17th February 2015.

These are selected games for HRPBC Bowlers
EHBA Singles
Bob Spence (Whit Hern) v Bob Hayter
Richard Rogers v R Munt (Northaw & Cuffley)
Richard Adams (Hertford Castle) v Colin Milner

EHBA Officers Singles
Colin Milner v Graham Penny (Much Hadham) 1st Round
Bob Hayter v Harry Wright (Sele Farm). 2nd Round
Malcolm Songer (Rosehill) v Richard Rogers. 2nd Round

EHBA Champion of Champions
Harry Wright (Sele Farm) v Tim Maynard

EHBA Pairs
Vic Greenberg (Hertford Castle) v Colin Milner. Prelim
Bob Hayter v M Milne (Hertford Castle) or R Pateman (Rosehill) 1st Round
Ken Hammond (Rosehill) v Richard Rogers 1st Round

EHBA Triples
Richard Rogers v Stokes (Ware) or Malcolm Songer (Rosehill)

EHBA 4’s
Bob Hayter v Gary Warriner (Hertford Castle)

Club Matches
Lyndhurst – HRPBC v Whit Hern
Thurgood – HRPBC v Northaw & Cuffley

East Herts Bowls Association Result 8th March 2015

EHBA 76-74 Ilford (Essex)

This was the first time that EHBA had played at Ilford. Bob Hayter lead the way with a big win against his indoor club. All the HRP bowlers came away with credits. This was a successful indoor campaign for the Association winning 2 out of 3.

East Herts Bowls Association Result 1st March 2015

EHBA lost to a very strong Tye Green team. the only HRP bowler who came away with any credit was Tim Maynard who played out a draw, everybody else lost.

East Herts Bowls Association Result 18th January 2015

EHBA 116-115 Cheshunt

Well done to EHBA and the 4 bowlers from our club who took part in this great win. Don Stevenson who was called up as a late replacement and was the only bowler to be in a winning rink, winning 18-12. However all the praise needs to go to Colin Milner who was playing the last end and needed 2 shots to win the match for EHBA and he drew 2 great woods to win the match. Bob Hayter went down by 10 shots, Tony Lacey made his debut for EHBA and this was his 1st match indoors and found the conditions very different.

All the confirmed 2015 Fixtures have all been posted on the web pages under “Fixtures”

The season starts at Aston on Saturday 25th April, just 4 Mixed Triples, our opening home fixture this season starts with the President v Captain on Sunday 26th April, so be sure to nominate and give the President and Captain plenty to think about in their selection.

East Hertfordshire Bowls Association (7th December)

Various Club members nominated for the 3 indoor matches in 2015, the Association thank you all for nominating. The Association have selected you all at least one game this year.

Sunday 18th January 2015 at Cheshunt Indoor Bowls 2.30pm Arrive by 2pm

Playing – Tony Lacey, Colin Milner, Bob Hayter and Don Stevenson

Sunday 1st March 2015 at Tye Green Indoor Bowls 2.30pm Arrive by 2pm

Playing – Tim Maynard, Don Stevenson, Bob Hayter, Les Austin and Reserve Tony Lacey

Sunday 8th March 2015 at Ilford Indoor Bowls Club 2.30pm Arrive by 2pm

Playing – Dave Fussell, Bob Hayter, Tim Maynard, Tony Lacey
and Reserves Les Austin, Don Stevenson

Dress Code:- Arrive in Grey and Blazer, Play in Whites and White Shirt with Association Tie (available on day)

If for any reason you are unable to play please notify Bob Hayter ASAP.

Club Presentation Evening (Dec 5th)

This years presentation night was another success for our club, our thanks go out to everybody who gave their time in making this so successful,
Dave Fussell for ensuring the Bar was fully stocked for all our members, laying the tables for the evenings events and preparing all the Trophies for the Presentation Evening.
The Darts team for putting all the Christmas decorations up prior to the Presentation. Bruce for arranging the Fish & Chip supper.
The bar was fully staffed and thanks to Edie Fussell and Martin Mountford we never had to wait long for a drink.
Well done to Dave Lofthouse for selling so many raffle ticket.
Bob Hayter for arranging a mini quiz and the Bingo and finally to everybody who help tiding up after the event. THANK YOU.

The trophies were all presented to this years winners and there were many photo’s being taken by all the members.well done to all of them, I’m sure you will all be back next year to defend your titles. A great night with plenty of smiling faces.

On behalf of the committee may we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and A Prosperous New Year

(if you have Pictures that you would like on the website send them through to the clubs e-mail address and we will load the best ones)

You still have time to join our tea party,
contact John Stevenson for details

Message from your President







Work has started on the green and general maintenance still needs to be done. If you are available for a couple of hours please call club secretary or Bob Hayter to discuss tasks.

The Clubs AGM (Nov 1st) 2.15 pm START

Last years AGM Minutes (2013) have now been sent out to all of current members, included in the post you should have received your competition entry forms for 2015 and for the Gents EHBA and the EHBL, Please ensure these are returned before the closing date. Also included was a slip for you to order your Fish or Chicken & Chip supper for the Presentation night, please bring this form to the AGM with your payment.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park lost by 11 shots to Sele Farm (Sept 28th)

We lost our final game of the season, unfortunately the scores have not been passed on to me, however I do know that everybody had a great afternoon.

The Haward Cup Final (Friday 26th September)

Tim Maynard added the Haward Cup to his list of wins this season. In a match full of quality bowling Tim beat Dave Fussell 2-0. The first set of 9 ends was comfortably by Tim, however the second was a close affair with 9 singles with Tim winning 5-4. Well done to both players in a very entertaining final.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 104-56 Stevenage Town (Sept 20th)

In our penultimate game of the season we came good. The annual cup game played for against Stevenage Town was won by us, we started 16 shots behind after the first leg, but today we had all 4 rinks winning. With Walter Richardson and Tim Maynard’s rink both winning by 18 shots it went to number of ends won and for second time this season Tim misses out. So Walter Richardson’s rink won by 33-15 taking the highest winning rink prize, he was assisted by Ron Izzard, John Stevenson and Frank Watson who stepped in at the last minute. Tim’s rink won by 31-13 he was assisted by Gloria Hardy, Terry Wilson and Jim Mason.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 108-108 Buntingford (Sept 14th)

A lovely afternoon was had by all . The match was changed from 5 mixed triples to 6. With everybody arriving on time we were able to start 10 minutes early. The match was a close affair all the way through. We managed to win in 3 games and also lose 3, after the games were complete the scores were totalled and a draw was declared 108 each, a nice honourably draw. Bob Hayter had our highest winning triples he was assisted by Tony Lacey who bowled his best game for the club so far , also in the triples was the Ladies Captain Marion Smith, they managed a 33-14 win. Other winning rinks were Gloria Hardy, Jim Mason and John Matthews winning 19-11, Ron Izzard won 21-18 he was assisted by Don Stevenson and Linda Dunford. Well done everybody.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park – The Allen Cup (Sept 13th)

The Allen Cup is played for each year by the clubs Gents and Ladies. This years match was won by our Ladies with an overall score of 51-50. The ladies bowled well to beat the Gents this year, the highest ladies triples were Alice Richardson, Shirley Ellis and Gloria Hardy and Gents highest winning triples were John Stevenson, Alf MacDonald and Tony Lacey. Well Done to everybody who took part.

FINALS DAY Saturday 6th September

The day started early, in fact Tim Maynard arrived at 7.30am: other members started to arrive around 8am. We all waited for the green keeper to finish cutting the green in readiness for a full days bowling. The green keeper left at around 8.20am and the rinks were prepared for all the finalists. John Stevenson said a few words before the first match started. We had 10 finals played today and some bowlers had multiple games to play, I’m pleased to say we got through them all on time. The 2 Fixed Jack games were both very close affairs, the Men’s 2 wood final went to an extra end. We had 1st year bowlers playing and experienced bowlers all competing. Well done to everybody who bowled, marked, turned over the scoreboards, volunteers and umpired – without you the finals would not have been a success. After the bowling we had a quick presentation, all the photos are in the “Gallery”. The evening finished with a great BBQ, cooked by our resident BBQ King Mr Mountford, well done. All the Results and scores are below.

FINALS DAY Saturday 6th September

Order of Play

Some starting times could vary

Mens 4 Woods Pairs 9.30am Rink 4

Tim Maynard & Richard Mansfield 27
Tony Parker & Richard Rogers 4

Ladies 3 Woods Pairs 10.00am Rink 3

Beryl Sambridge & Toni Lacey 13
Ann Mountford & Alice Richardson 24

Mens Consolation 11.00am Rink 1

Colin Milner 21
Peter Harrison 2

Mens 2 Woods Pairs 12.45pm Rink 6

Richard Rogers & Brian Barton 14
Tony Parker Alf MacDonald 15

Ladies Fixed Jack 12 Noon Rink 3

Gloria Hardy 91
Jean Matthews 79

Mens Fixed Jack 1.30pm Rink 4

Colin Milner 91
Walter Richardson 89

Mens Handicap 1.30pm Rink 2

Bob Hayter 24
Terry Eldridge 10

Mixed 4 Wood Pairs 3.30pm Rink 1

Richard Rogers & Toni Lacey 28
John Matthews & Beryl Sambridge. 16

Ladies Championship 4.00pm Rink 5

Chris Miles 21
Jean Matthews 16

Mens Championship 4.00pm Rink 2 or 5

Barry Osman 7
Tim Maynard 21

We still need more volunteers for the day, so come along and support your fellow team mates in their finals. A small presentation will take place after the final match, followed by a BBQ, please ensure you have added your name to the list if you require the BBQ, we need to know how many to cater for.

The Haward Cup

The draw has been made, please check to see who you are playing arrange the games ASAP, to be played by dates will be strictly enforced so please play.

The Haward Cup

This competition will be drawn on 1st September, around 6pm if you want to enter place your name on the poster in the Club house before 5.30pm on 1st September.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 121-112 Much Hadham (Aug 31st)
The Pamart Cup

With Hoddesdon & Rye Park 20 shots behind after the first leg of the Pamart Cup we were hoping for a better outcome. However with 3 rinks winning and 3 losing it was just to be to much to pull back. At the half way stage we were only 11 shots behind, we did rally and after approx 17 ends we were 22 shots up so a net lead of 2, but a strong finish by Much Hadham saw them finish strongly and take the cup back to Much Hadham.
Colin Milner had our highest winning rink with Les Austin, Jim Mason and Gloria Hardy winning 30-10, Bob Hayter’s rink won 24-14 he was assisted by Ann Mountford, Alice Richardson and Alan Blackwell, Dave Fussell also had a win and he was joined by Ron Izzard, Peter Francis and Jean Matthews winning 25-16. I’m confident that Much Hadham are only looking after the trophy for one year.

Result – The Rose Bowl & The Park Hill Trophy (Aug 29th)

The Rose Bowl is played annually between Rye Park & Rosehill Ladies.
The Park Hill Trophy is played annually between Rye Park & Rosehill Men. The format for both competitions is the same: one pair, one triple and one rink of Ladies and Gents. The scoring is 1 point for a win, or if a match is drawn half a point is awarded. However if the match is level at one and a half points each, the match will be decided on shot difference, if this is still level one extra end will be bowled, the teams that play the extra end are decided at the start of competition by drawing of scorecards.

The Rose Bowl was won by Rosehill 2-1. Gloria Hardy & Ann Mountford won their pairs 29-10, a great win for our ladies. The ladies triples was skipped by Chris Miles with Alice Richardson and Jean Moy, they lost 15-10, a close game but dropping a 3 on the 18th end, this made the score look worse than it was. The ladies rink was skipped by Jean Matthews who lost to a very strong Rosehill ladies rink, Jean had Shirley Ellis, Toni Lacey and Linda Dunford with her, going down 9-24.

The Park Hill Trophy was won by Rye Park 2-1, Alan Blackwell & Brian Holding put on a great performance but went down 16-17 in this very close match. The Men’s triples was skipped by Colin Milner he had a great win 20-13, Colin was assisted by Dave Fussell and John Stevenson all 3 bowlers had great games. The Men’s rink also had a great win 21-15, this was skipped by Bob Hayter assisted by Richard Rogers, Don Stevenson and Walter Richardson, the team all bowled well, This was also a close game but our men picked up two 4’s in the last 4 ends to clinch the win for Rye Park.

Well done to all the bowlers who bowled, also thanks to everybody who turned out to support us. Thanks to all the bowlers who nominated for this match, as you can appreciate it is not easy just picking 9 men and 9 ladies so thank you.

Den’s Gala (Aug 24th)

A great day see the video link below for highlights, the winners on the day were Alan Blackwell, Ann Mountford and Don Stevenson, well done

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 90-55 Durants Park BC (Aug 23rd)

We welcomed today Durants Park from Enfield. Durants Park use to be one of the strongest clubs in Tottenham & District during the 1980/90’s but time has not been good for them, with a total membership of around only 20 they did well getting 12 to play today.
We had 3 winning triples today with a highest winning triple skipped by David Fussell assisted by David Lofthouse and Gloria Hardy their score was 28-9. Tim Maynard, Terry Eldridge and Toni Lacey also had good result winning by 30-11, and they only lost the highest winning triple on a countback.

Ladies match (August 19th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 37-34 Epping Bowls Club

Our ladies have struggled this season to fulfil their fixtures, this was mainly due to the number of Ladies bowlers in the club. However we did manage the play Epping this afternoon and came away with a win. Chris Miles leading her rink to a 21-13 win assisted by Ann Mountford and Shirley Ellis.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 62 – 78 Stevenage Town ( Aug 17th)

On a day that was made for bowling our 4 triples went down by 16 shots in the 1st leg of our challenge cup against Stevenage Town. The green was running faster than ours and it caught a few of our bowlers out. We had one winning triples that was Colin Milner’s team he was assisted by Ann Mountford and Jim Mason they won by 21-10. We have a bit to do in the second leg on 20th September.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 89 – 116 EHBA (Aug 16th)
The Jack Goff Trpohy

40 men turn out today to play the for The Jack Goff Trophy, Jack was a member at HRPBC and also played for Standon & Puckeridge during his bowling years, Jack also represented EHBA on a number of occasions.

The match was played in good spirit. EHBA won well on 3 rinks which was enough to win this trophy for the first time of a few years. We had two winning rinks the best being Bob Hayter’s rink winning 34-14, after being down at half way, 9-12, they certainly pick the right cups of tea. Bobs rink was Alan Bull, Dave Lofthouse and Peter Francis. Dave Fussell also won leaving it late to win 21-20 on the final end, Dave was assisted by Ron Wilson, Greg Dunford and Terry Eldridge. Photos from the day can be found in the Gallery headed “Jack Goff 2014”

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 70 v 33Hoddesdon Rosehill (Aug 13th)

After some confusion, with HRPBC having 3 rinks and Rosehill arriving with 2 rinks, Rye Park in Whites and Rosehill in Greys. The match was eventually played as 3 triples game, with Greg Dunford helping Rosehill out. Rye Park did come out on top, winning all 3 Triples. The 2 fixture Secretarys need to check their paperwork and make sure the correct number of bowlers arrive in the agreed dress code for next year. Apologies to all the HRPBC bowlers who turned out to play. We have received an apologies from Rosehill, the Captain from Rosehill e-mailed their fixture secretary asking him to notify us that they were short but he did not see the e-mail. Our highest winning triples were Linda Dunford, Shirley Ellis and skipper Jean Matthews 30-13.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 57 v 41 Bengeo (Aug 10th)

Today we did see Hurricane Bertha causing a delay to the match of the match by 45 minutes. At the original starting time the storm hit and we saw our green was completely covered in golf ball sized hale stones. However the sun came out and the game started with both captains agreeing to reduce the match to 14 ends. We had 3 winning rinks what a difference 24 hours makes. Well done to everybody for turning out in these amazing weather conditions. Our highest winning triple was skipped by Don Stevenson assisted Brian Barton & Greg Dunford in 14 ends they won 24-8.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 55 v 94 Allenburys (Aug 9th)

We were beat on all 5 rinks on a sunny afternoon, some bowlers were hoping for Hurricane Bertha to arrive but it didn’t. Allenburys were just too good on the day.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 71-95 Datchworth (Aug 3rd)

On a warm summers afternoon at Datchworth, our 4 rinks struggled with this very fast green. Only captain Colin Milner coped and won 24-21 he was assisted by Terry Wilson, Jim Mason and Alice Richardson.

The 3 Wood Challenge (Aug 2nd)

On a very warm afternoon and with showers predicted, 18 bowlers turned out to test their skills in this new challenge. After the first round of matches, 18 games, we were down to just 12. Six Bowlers going into the Cup Competition and 6 going into the Plate. After this round, another 18 games, we now have our finalists. In the Cup we have Tim Maynard v Ron Izzard, this game was dominated by Tim who came away with victory with Ron unable to match Tim’s quality bowls. In the Plate last years Cup winner Richard Rogers played President John Stevenson, after early exchanges Richard took the win and claimed the Plate. Well bowled to both our winners and commiserations to our runners up. Well done to all who took place.

Captain v President (July 27th)

This was a great day had by all, Thanks to everyone who assisted on the day. Special mention to Martin Mountford for the great BBQ. The scores are still being counted so will post the score in the near future.
The results are now in and the Captains team, well done

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 60-70 Whit Hern (July 20th)

Not one of our better days away at Whit Hern going by 10 shots, our best and only winning rink was skipped by Colin Milner assisted by Les Austin, Tony Lacey and John Stevenson.

The Ben Hobbs Trophy (July 19th)

Once again our bowlers turned out in numbers for the Ben Hobbs Trophy. This was a long day but everyone enjoyed the format. The winning team comprised of Walter Richardson, Toni Lacey and Don Stevenson they were the only team to go through the day unbeaten and were worthy winners, well done to you all.

Sam Barnes Trophy ( Ladies Only) July 12th

Our ladies played this annual game that saw new bowler Toni Lacey and Beryl Sambridge winning this year with a +12 total, well done and congratulations.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 62-95 Cheshunt (July 13th)

We lost on all rinks today bar one that was Cpt Colin Milner assist by Don Stevenson, Peter Francis and Greg Dunford, they won 20-17, this match was reduced to just 18 ends by Cheshunt, not sure why, however if it had been 21 ends I’m sure we would have came back as we are primed for

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 83-72 Sele Farm (July 6th)

A great weekend for Hoddesdon & Rye Park winning both of our friendlies. Three winning rinks with Cpt Colin Milner’s rink beating Harry Wright 24-15, Colin had Linda Dunford and Ann Mountford showing him the way, also winning were Ron Izzard’s rink he was assisted by Jean Moy and Dave Lofthouse. Jean Matthews also won so thats 2 wins for her this weekend she was assisted by Jim Mason and Alan Bull. Well done everybody.

Monday’s Match

The game at home against Hertford Castle was cancelled on Sunday Morning by Hertford Castle due to lack of nomination on their part

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 62-61 Standon & Puckeridge (July 5th)

We had a very close match today against Standon & Puckeridge, we had 3 winning rinks today but still only managed to win by just one shot. Bob Hayter skipped our highest winning rink with a 22-12 win he was assisted by the 2 Rons, Izzard and Wilson. Dave Fussell also skipped a winning rink with Dave Lofthouse and Les Austin they won 18-15. Our ladies rink won by 17-14, our ladies were Marion Smith, Gloria Hardy and skip Jean Matthews.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 68-86 Bishop’s Stortford (June 29th)
or you could say HRPBC WON 3-2 , that’s just us wishing!

On another wet afternoon at Hoddesdon & Rye Park and we lost to Bishop Stortford. With HRPBC winning on 3 rinks out of 5 and still going down by 18 shots it was a bit disappointing.
Our highest winning rink was skipped by acting captain Bob Hayter he was assisted by John Matthews and Ann Mountford winning 19-8. Our other winning rinks were Dave Fussell, Don Stevenson and Tony Parker, also winning skip Jean Matthews held on to win by 1 shot, her team were Terry Wilson and Brian Barton. The highest away rink was skipped by Kevin Tyrell with a very good win 4-30 over our triples..

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 99-79 Hertford (June 28th)

This match started in rain and finished in sunshine, so a normal summers afternoon. We had 4 winning rinks today and just 1 losing rink but it was the overall score that counted. Our highest winning rink was skipped by Dave Fussell he was assisted by Les Austin, Ashton Barker and Don Stevenson they won by 23-11. However this weeks Headlines go to Bob Hayter’s rink picking up an 8 and going on to win 23-13, Bobs team were Tony Parker, Brian Metzner and Ann Mountford. Well done to all the winning rinks today.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 100 -120 Much Hadham (June 22nd)

The Pamart Cup 1st leg at Much Hadham

On a hot sunny afternoon Hoddesdon and Rye Park struggled on a difficult green. We lost on 5 rinks out of 6 going down by just 20 shots so still all to play for at HRPBC on Sunday 31st August. Our only winning rink was skipped by Chris Miles her team were Alan Blackwell, Peter Francis and Terry Eldridge winning by 22-14. Please see the photos in the Gallery under “Pamart Cup 2014”


The men have 4 very big games coming up in the next two weeks. We will be attempting to field the strongest team available for these matches. If you want to be considered for these matches please nominate on the clubs notice boards. The games we have coming up are:-
1), The Lyndhurst at home against Whit Hern on 16th June at 6pm ( Format 2 mens triples one home and one away) TEAM SELECTED
2), The New Thurgood at home against Northaw & Cuffley on 19th June at 6pm, (Format 2 mens rinks) TEAM SELECTED
3), The 1st County League game of the season against Cheshunt on 23rd June at 6pm (Format 2 mens rinks) TEAM SELECTED
4), The Ranson Cup at home against Hertford Castle on 26th June at 6pm (Format 2 mens rinks one home and one away) TEAM SELECTED

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 112-81 Sawbrigdeworth (June 15th)

A great result for us on Sunday at Sawbridgeworth, 3 winning triples with Barry Osman skipping the highest rink with a score of 35-8 he was assisted by Alan Bull and Dave Lofthouse. Our ladies also had a winning rink skipped by Chris Miles with Toni Lacey and Ann Mountford their score was 24-13. Ron Izzard also had a winning rink with Brian Metzner and Greg Dunford they won by 21-10.
With so many new members now playing regularly for us in our weekend friendlies the experience they are achieving can only be good for them and the club. Well done everyone.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 90-57 Aston (June 14th)

The sun was shining at Rye park with 4 Mixed triples playing an enjoyable match. HRPBC were on top from the start and never looked back. We had 3 winning triples rinks today, Bob Hayter skipped our highest with Toni Lacey and Terry Eldridge winning 34-8. Colin Milner’s triples won 24-15 assisted by Jean Matthews and Les Austin and Gloria Hardy also won by 20-17 assisted by John Matthews and Richard Mansfield. A good win for us after a few loses over the last few weeks, well done everybody.

News (June 10th)

Our match against Hertford Castle on Friday June 13th has been cancelled as both teams could not field a full team.

Hoddesdon and Rye Park 108 – 128 Ware (June 8th)

With 6 rinks playing on a lovely sunny afternoon we lost by 20 shots, which on average is just over 3 shots per rink so closer than the score would look. We only had one winning rink and that was Walter Richardsons team, he was assisted by Graham Barker, Tony Lacey (making his debut) and Alan Bull their score was 20-16. However this weeks headlines go to Marion Smiths rink for picking up an 8 during their match, her team included Jean Moy, Beryl Sambridge and Terry Wilson. Well done to you all.

Hoddesdon and Rye Park 107-135 Rosehill (June 1st)

Once again we put up a good fight away from home, however we only collected the Silver medal. I’m sure our members will say ” We could have done better”. Even though we went down by 28 shots, we are in a rebuilding position and all of our new members did well and they will learn from the experience even the top bowlers will learn. We had 2 winning rinks with Dave Fussell’s rink taking the highest winning rink award with a great 30-14 win. Dave was assisted by Martin Mountford, Alice Richardson and Ron Wilson. The other winning rink was skipped by Walter Richardson assisted by Graham Barker, Peter Francis and Ann Mountford winning 22-13.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 89 – 100 Welwyn Garden City (May 31st)

We had a great match today at Welwyn Garden City Bowls Club. We put up a good fight but came up short again. We had 2 winning rinks with Walter Richardson skipping our highest rink, he was assisted by Dave Lofthouse, Marion Smith and Richard Mansfield, their score was 23-13. Bob Hayter skipped our other winning rink with Ann Mountford, Brian Metzner and Ron Izzard their score was 19-15. We have 6 rinks going to Rosehill tomorrow.

Result Ladies match.
Hoddesdon and Rye Park 25-48 Cheshunt (May 28th)

Our ladies went down on both rinks. This is not an easy place to come to get a result but our ladies will come back stronger.

Ranson Cup 1st round.

We were due to play Shire Park Bowls Club on Thursday 29th May at 6pm, 1 mens rink at home and 1 mens rink away. However due to Shire Park being unable to field a team for this match we have been awarded a walk over. We will now face either Hertford Castle or Much Hadham on 26th June 2014 at 6pm.

Broxbourne Sports day. (May 26th)

As part of our recruitment campaign we had a stall at the Broxbourne sports day today. Our thanks go out to Dave & Edie Fussell, Walter & Alice Richardson, Terry & Brenda Wilson, Don Stevenson, Dave Lofthouse and Bob Hayter for the time and effort they put in today. We had a good response with a number of trailists all having a go. A large number of leaflets were handed out, so hopefully we will see a few on club night. Some pictures are in the gallery.

HRPBC 65-64 Griffin (Sunday 25th May 2014)

At last a summers day for bowls, a lot better than Saturday. We came out on top by just 1shot. Two triples rinks tied 12-12 & 16-16, we had one winning triples rink and one losing. Our winning triples was skipped by Ron Izzard assisted by Alice Richardson and John Matthews. Sue Metzner made her debut for the club, well done.

HRPBC 40-59 Whit Hern (Saturday 24th May 2014) Mens
HRPBC 22- 9 Whit Hern (Saturday 24th May 2014) Ladies

On a cold wet afternoon our visitors arrived with the game in jeopardy of being cancelled due to the heavy rain. However the captains agreed to play a shorter match of just 18 ends. Our ladies coped better than our men by winning 22-9 and also taking the highest rink prize, this was skipped by Jean Matthews, assisted by Ann Mountford, Beryl Sambridge and Jean Moy. We also saw Brian Metzner making his debut, well done to him and his wife Sue makes her debut tomorrow away at Griffin, Good Luck.

Result Ladies match
Hoddesdon and Rye Park 30-34 Harlow Bowls Club (May 21st)

This was a very close match, with HRPBC winning 19 ends out of 36 but still coming away from Harlow with a lose. Chris Miles skipped our winning rink assisted by Alice Richardson and Jean Moy, with 2 ends to play thus match could gave gone either way.

Hoddesdon and Rye Park 72 – 88 Allenburys Bowls Club (May 18th)

Before the match started we held a minute’s silence in memory of David Judd, a long serving member from Allenburys Bowls Club, who passed away this week. David will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.

The weather was fantastic this weekend which caused the beers and ciders to flow, even the suntan lotion came out. Unfortunately we suffered another defeat, but I was told when you lose it’s the taking part that counts. The match was played in front of a large crowd, all enjoying the bowls as well as the weather. We had just one winning rink, that skipped by Walter Richardson assisted by ladies Captain Marion Smith and John Matthews; they won by a score of 19-12. We will hopefully reverse the result in the return fixture on 9th August.

Hoddesdon and Rye Park 56 -66 Hertford Castle (May 16th

An excellent match played in the right spirit. Hertford Castle led the way from the start, HRPBC were always behind but we never gave up. By the 18th end we had reduced the deficit and in fact we actually went ahead by 3 shots. Then it all went wrong, Bob Hayter’s rink dropped a 6 followed by Barry Osman’s rink also dropping a 6, so with only 2 ends left the mountain was too high to climb. Well done Hertford Castle and good luck in the next round.

We had one winning rink 21-17 that was skipped Bob Hayter, and included Richard Rogers, John Stevenson and Don Stevenson. We had 3 bowlers making their debuts tonight – they were Don Stevenson, David Lofthouse and Graham Barker. Well done.

We would like to thank everybody who turned up to support us, hopefully we will win next time. Thanks again.

Hertfordshire Club Competition (The Eversly) Friday 16th May

The men have their first big game of the season tonight’s 3 rinks, We have our 12 top available bowlers playing, so your support would be welcome. Our visitors were here last Saturday that being Hertford Castle, so we are looking to reverse that weekend friendly result. GOOD LUCK TONIGHT, Result will follow.


The Ranson Cup is a two rink match on Thursday 29th, against Shire Park, this match is one home and one away. Please nominate, we will be attempting to field our strongest team for this match. Thank you for nominating.

Match Cancelled.

Due to the Bengeo club being used by members to watch for the FA Cup Final and also lacking nominations on there part the match has been cancelled.

Hoddesdon and Rye Park 102 – 120 or 3 all on rinks (Saturday 10th May)

We had a wonderful afternoon with the weather causing a slight delay to the start. Hertford Castle arrived with lots of old regulars and ex players, always nice to see them. Our team featured 3 bowlers making their debuts, they were Toni Lacey, Brian Barton and 11 year old Ashton Barker, they all enjoyed their first experience on the green. We had 3 winning rinks, with highest being Tim Maynard’s rink who included father and son Graham and Ashton Barker winning 20-12, also other winning rinks were Dave Fussell’s rink including debutant Toni Lacey and Terry Wilson winning16-13, Bob Hayter’s rink also managed a win with Alan Bull and Ann Mountford 22-20.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 49-58 Rosedale (Sunday 4th May 2014) Mens
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 10-22 Rosedale (Sunday 4th May 2014) Ladies

We suffered our first defeat of the season to a very strong Rosedale team. However we all rallied near the end to reduce the overall deficit. We only had one winning rink today that was Bob Hayter’s rink that included Dave Lofthouse, Alan Bull and Tim Maynard with a score of 19-14.
It was great to see non playing club members supporting us and members from Rosedale enjoying the lovely summer afternoon.

Result Mixed Match
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 96-85 Griffin (Saturday 3rd May 2014)

We had a good win over Griffin today winning 2 rinks and losing 3, however as its the overall score that counts we came out on top this afternoon. Our top winning rink was Dave Fussell’s, which included Ann Mountford and Ron Izzard – they won 25-5. The other winning rink was Captain Colin Milner with Jean Matthews and Terry Eldridge winning 27-22. Well done everybody.

Fixture Update
Our home fixture on Saturday 3rd May has been increased to 5 mixed triples due to the large numbers of nominations, well done everybody for nominating.

Result – Mixed Match
Aston 60 – 74 Hoddesdon & Rye Park (Saturday 26th April 2014)

We had two winning rinks : Don Stevenson’s rink including Terry Eldridge, Les Austin and Jean Matthews taking the highest winning rink 28-13, also a great win for Colin Milner’s rink including Ann Mountford, Alan Bull and Martin Mountford winning 20-18 . Well done to all the team – a great result for our first weekend friendly.

Update April 2014: Potential New Bowlers

We have had two very successful days in our “Try Lawn Bowls” campaign, with over 18 potential new bowlers and 30 club members giving guidance. The enthusiasm shown by everybody was great to see. Sunday’s weather is not looking very good, however we will be there if anybody is interested in trying this wonderful summer sport. With a further three days already booked into the calendar, we are still hoping to welcome more potential bowlers next week.

Fixture Update

For our first friendly fixture of the season on Sat 26th April 2014 at Aston Bowls Club in Stevenage we have had a great response. We contacted Aston and they have agreed to change the fixture from 4 Triples to 4 Rinks so more bowlers can play. Lets hope we can increase the numbers on most of our matches for this years fixtures.

Fixture Cancelled

Our fixture against Ware on Sunday 21st September 2014 at Ware has been cancelled due to them double booking, please check club noticeboards for possible new fixture.

The Clubs AGM – Saturday – 6th November 2015 at 2.15pm

This years AGM will start at 2.00pm, a list is on the clubs notice board, various positions are available so why not volunteer for one. The club need you to volunteer for these positions as the club cannot run without your help.

The Haward Cup Final – September 26th, 2014

This years final will be played on Friday 26th September at 4pm. Our finalist are Dave Fussell the 2011 & 2012 winner of the cup against Tim Maynard the clubs Singles champion and defending champion this has all the ingredients to be a great final. So come along and enjoy our top bowlers in action.

Twilight Bowls – September 24th,2014

Twilight Bowls this year will be at 6pm on Wednesday 24th September, so come along and enjoy a different type of bowling don’t forget your torch you will need it. After bowling we will enjoy a jacket potato and baked beans.

Final Night of the season – Wednesday 1st October 2014

The final club night will take place on Wednesday 1st October. After the action we will start up the BBQ so don’t miss out.

EHBA Presentation night – Saturday – November 15th at 7pm Location – Allenburys Bowls Club

If you fancy a great night out come along to the East Herts Bowls Presentation, this will cost you £22 per head and includes a 3 course meal and disco. Bob Hayter will be collecting the Officers Cup after his victory on the 7th September. If you are interested please put your name on the list before 14th October and pay Bob or Dave before the 14th

The Clubs AGM – Saturday – November 1st at 2.15pm

This years AGM will start at 2.15pm, a list is on the clubs notice board, various positions are available so why not volunteer for one. The club need you to volunteer for these positions as the club cannot run without your help.

The Presentation Night – Friday December 5th at 7pm

This will take place on Friday 5th December in the club house, we will have a fish and chip supper ( please complete your request and hand it in at the AGM ). The night will include Bingo a Short Quiz and the Presentation of the trophies.

Next Sunday 27th July 2014 sees the annual game for club members the Captains team versus the Presidents team there is a lot of rivalry with this event to see who can claim the victory on the day.

Over the last few weeks we have increased the size of the bar area. The work will be completed by the open day. We will now have a larger range of drinks for you to purchase. Thanks to everybody who given their time .

The Ben Hobbs Trophy was played for on Saturday 19th July 2014. Ben was a former member of the club and this triples competition for club members is played in his memory. The weather forecast for the day was rain and thunderstorms, fortunately we managed to escape any bad weather, it remained very warm with lots of liquid refreshment were taken on board. There were ten teams entered each playing four games of six ends.
Congratulation to all the teams the games were all played in a very friendly manner although the competitive element was present .
the winning team was Walter Richardson, Frank Watson and Don Stevenson. The runners up were Dave Fussell, Toni Lacey and John Matthews.

The Aussie Pairs was played on Sunday 11th May 2014, this was the best turnout we have ever had for this event. 14 teams all braving the bitterly cold winds (but no rain). Some of the members dressed in fancy dress, and look great (see the Gallery). The event finished in a deadheat and 2 teams could not be split, so we had a one end playoff with Tim Maynard and Martin Mountford beating John and Jean Matthews 6-4, the whole event was played in great spirits.
Over 40 friends and Members stayed behind for a great BBQ (Thanks to everybody who assisted on the BBQ). The evening finished with the cumtomery raffle, with some members enjoying a Sunday evening drink at the club bar. Well Done to everybody and thanks for the support.


FRIENDS OF OLD HIGHWAY on Sunday 2nd February 2014 from 10.00am are meeting in the recreation ground for a general tidy up. All volunteers welcome

Aussie Pairs this Sunday 11th May 2014, we have 14 teams, our best response ever. We are also having a BBQ after Aussie pairs £3 a head, 40 people are attending. Let’s hope the weather stays OK.

Congratulation to Richard Rogers in completing and passing the Hertfordshire coaching course. Therefore as we now have a club coach Richard will be available for advice, tips and coaching, this will mainly be on a Wednesday evening.

The Club’s presentation night was a great success, with over 75% of club members attending. All the club winners received their trophies for the 2013 season, (new photo’s will be added to the Gallery soon). The evening included a Fish & Chip supper, a mini quiz, bingo and the main event the Raffle. Music was supplied by Dave Lofthouse and Peter Harris. Thanks to everybody who made this event so successful. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

In the last few weeks we have added a new page to our site, under the Honours Board, see “Club Honours” this shows all of the clubs and individuals achivements in the EHBA & EHBL some information was a bit sketchy, however if you can complete the missing names or can spot anything that is missing please let me know. We will be adding HBA information once it has all been collated. We are also trying to obtain the club achievements for our ladies so once recived this will be added.

The clubs AGM took place and the new commitee were all voted in and are looking forward in taking the Club forward. The outgoing committee were all thanked for their efforts in 2013. The clubs accounts were all accepted and small increase of 2% was agrred on the membership fees for 2014.

The Haward Cup Final was held on 27th September. The match was between Tim Maynard and Richard Mansfield; a very exciting game, with Tim winning this year’s Cup. Following the match a twilight bowls session was enjoyed by all, and the evening concluded with Bangers and Mash and a mini quiz.


for more information


The Bowling Green
The Recreation Ground
Old Highway,
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
EN11 0LT
Club Sec 01992-461903
Carpark EN11 0HS
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