Sunday 26th November

The last chicken run of 2023 was well supported by twenty six members. We played three rinks of trips and two rinks of pairs.

The chickens were won by Des Freeman with forty shots and Neil Crawford with another high score, forty three shots. The eggs were won by Pam and Tony. 

Thank you Cindy and Colin Bedford for donating the chickens, Ian and Julia Hamilton for donating the eggs. As the chickens were – on ‘strike’ Ian bought the eggs.

The football card was won by Chris Harding with Chelsea. The chairman thanked Joan, Sue and Howie for organising another successful chicken run.


Saturday 18th  – Sunday 19th November

We had a very enjoyable weekend bowling with nine male members from Middleton Hall Bowls Club. As there were only nine members we played three rinks of trips each day. After the game on the Saturday we enjoyed lunch at James’s followed by drinks and plenty of friendly banter. On Sunday after playing the winners were Monte Mar, but it’s the taking part and enjoying that really matters. 

The Captain of Middleton Hall presented Cindy with a trophy promising to return next year with more members. Thanks to Cindy for organising an enjoyable weekend competition.


Sunday 10th December

The annual Christmas lunch at Portico Mar was as usual thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you to Julia for organising the lunch, Joan and Sue for doing the raffle. The winners of the hampers were Janet Leonard, Des Freeman and Joan Harding.


Sunday 17th December

Another very successful turkey chase played on a beautiful December morning.

The turkey crowns were won by Diane Horsington and Bill Winterburn, the eggs by Jean Chamberlain and Steve Hindle. Thanks to Joan and Chris Harding, Sue and Les Bounds who donated the turkey crowns, Ian and Julia Hamilton (not forgetting the chickens) who donated the eggs. Instead of sending Christmas cards the members donated to the Orihuela Orphanage which raised 325 euros. Andrea Dimech from the orphanage came to the club to receive the donation, thanks to Joan and Sue for organising the collection. The football card was won by Mick Soars with Coventry. The Spider competition was won by Ken White. Chris thanked Joan, Sue and Howie for organising the turkey chase.

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