West Surrey BA

13th March 2018
The match against the West Surrey BA was cancelled due to the adverse weather (snow)


12 March 2018
Dear Member,
The funeral of Jack Conley will be held on Tuesday 27th March at Markeaton Crematorium, Markeaton Lane, Derby, DE22 4NH at 12.00 noon.
V The funeral service will be followed by a reception at the Royal Oak Pub, 55 Green Lane, Ockbrook, Derby, D72 3SE.
I hope those members who can make it, will join me in attending the funeral, say our last farewells to Jack and pay our respects to Eric, Irene and their family on their sad loss
Eric has asked me to provide him with numbers attending from the London Scottish. If you are able to attend, I would be grateful if you could let me know by return.
Kind regards


1 March 2018
Dear Member,
Please find enclosed the following documents for your information and consideration:
1) A letter from John Brechin, our new President;
2) The Association Year Book for 2018;
3) A match nomination form to be completed and returned to the Match Secretary; It would be very helpful if you could return the reply slip as early as possible to enable arrangements to be finalised in good time for the matches;
4) 2019 Centenary tour form.
Unfortunately, due to the number of matches cancelled last season because we were unable to field teams, the Council decided to reduce the number of fixtures for 2018 to twelve plus the Mini International. We hope there will be more support for these matches. We cannot continue to cancel matches, or we will lose the fixtures.
We have dropped the President v Vice Presidents match for this year due to lack of support for last years’ match. So, the outdoor season gets underway on Saturday 2nd June with a match against the Royal Household BC who are celebrating their Centenary in 2018/2019. We hope there will be a good turnout to support our new President John in his first outdoor match.
Last year a letter was sent asking members to indicate interest for the Centenary tour to Stirlingshire in June 2019. Some 28 members responded. If you would like to attend, please complete the enclosed tour application form, and return it to me with a deposit of £50 by 30th April 2018 to confirm your place(s). Partners and friends are very welcome and if we have enough ladies in the party, matches will include ladies rinks.
Can I remind members that annual subscriptions for 2018 were due for renewal on 1 October 2017. If your subscription is outstanding, we would appreciate early payment. The financial wellbeing of the association is dependent on members’ subscriptions. Please save me having to send out reminder letters/emails to chase payment.

Best wishes and good bowling in 2018


26 February 2018
Dear Member
I am sad to report the death of Jack Conley who died in hospital on Thursday 22nd February 2018 following a period of illness.
Jack joined the Association with his son Eric in 1989. He and Eric thought nothing of driving miles from Derbyshire to support the Association in friendlies, competitions and the Mini Internationals. He was a member of Long Eaton Town Bowls Club and Erewash IBC, in Derby.
Unfortunately Jack’s health failed in recent years and he was unable to bowl, however he often travelled to matches with Eric and Irene to watch the game and meet old bowling friends.
We will miss Jack and offer Eric, Irene and the family our deepest sympathy on their sad loss
Details of the funeral are not yet known but Eric will advise when he has finalised the arrangements.
I hope those members who remember Jack will join me at the funeral to show our respects and to offer our condolences to Eric, Irene and their family.
Kindest regards

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