Stong support for Clarrie
WHEN 78 bowlers turn out for a social roll-up it certainly makes the club president happy.
Last Sunday Diggers Memorial held its Patron’s Day and newly elected president of the men’s section, George Farrow, was thrilled by the support shown by club members.
“It was one of the best we have had for a social competition,” he said.
Maybe the huge turn- out was due to the popularity of patron Clarrie Kneen as he has been a member at Diggers for many years, awarded life membership of the club and has also been the club patron since 2006.
Farrow was very enthusiastic with the support and finds it encouraging as he enters his first year as the men’s president at Diggers.
“I’ve been a member since 1988, I guess I’ve served my apprenticeship,” he joked.
The new boss has served as a junior and senior vice-president but has no plans for change at the established club.
“I’ll try and keep the club moving forward and build on the good work of previous committees,” he said.
Also honoured recently was Neville Caird who was made a life member.
“Neville has been at the club for quite a few years and is always there to put his hand up to help people,” Farrow said.
On Sunday, however, it was all about lawn bowls and a Mixed Triples competition in which winning players were rewarded with prizes donated by patron Clarrie Kneen and the club.
The winning team was Denise Hoare, Bill Cameron and Fred Hoare while the consolation prize went to the team of Beryl Robinson, John Egan and Ron Mills.
Diggers hope to be playing bowls on their new synthetic green as early as March 2010.