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                                         President:    Mr. Ken Hardman  Abergele

                                                                                            Patron:         Mr. Gwyn Morris.  Bangor

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT

SENIOR TEAM MANAGER

THE 84th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Rhyl Pavillion

20th FEBRUARY 2010

 

 

Six completed seasons as Senior Manager, in which have enjoyed immensely, and for the record,

for those who keep them!  ‘NO’ ..this is not a repeated report !!! but do sometimes wonder if l

have become part of the furniture

At this point, l could go on for another 15 pages like our fellow friend from Anglesey (lol) to which

l am greatly in his debt!........ but gladly, he just accepts a cup of tea

 

Again, not going to go into the nitty gritty stuff for obvious reasons, but with the demands of

everything in general!!!!!...and a very trying season in more ways than one! and still do feel very

strongly that there is not enough support out there, especially from the players that have had so

much out of the game………..and still do very little in putting anything in return!

 

We have today, a new Chief Executive in place, along with the new WCGBA structure, to which all

Agree, it has had its teething problems, but rest assured, l personally feel we are on the right track,

Not forgetting though, as stated in my 2009 report....don’t be shy in coming forward, we all know

You want the best for Welsh bowls ‘around the greens’…………..it’s so easy, the Sad part,

none of us are getting any younger!

And without naming numerous, some are sadly no longer with us………………………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                         President:    Mr. Ken Hardman  Abergele

                                                                                            Patron:         Mr. Gwyn Morris.  Bangor

 

Endsleigh County Championship 2009

 

WALES v North Lancs & Fylde Sunday 7th June 2009  @ Trefnant      ( 231.......186 )

 

Yet again, a very good display from the selected squad, with many showing they are very

comfortable on a marvellous playing surface

Full marks to Steve Dace for stepping in for Ivor Jones! to which was unlucky not to make the

original twelve, plus, Kris Fernley on his debut, yet another youngster, who hopefully can follow

with performances for many years to come, just like Jason Jones... who once again, which can

only describe for his performance  with one word....'brilliant'

 

WALES v North Lancs & Fylde @  Penworthem Sports )  ( 228..............228 )

 

All who were fortunate to be at Penwortham Sports were yet again treated to

A afternoon of first class bowling and support by both teams on a immaculately prepared

Green that brought out the very best in all the bowlers.

Special praise must go the travelling supporters for the encouragement to their team and to

the friendly banter from both sides, but it is always nice to hear, it was a great advertisement

for the sport also, with both sides of supporters clapping & cheering good woods by bowlers

no matter which side they were on.

 

(WALES win by 45 Chalks overall v North Lancs & Fylde)

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Wales v Cheshire Sunday 5th July 2009  @  Betws-yn-Rhos     ( 198 …. 218 )

 

Wales v Cheshire @  Budenbergs   ( 218 …. 231 )

 

They say, time is a good healer  ...NOT ……..a unique defeat at Betws, once to many maybe? with

My initial idea for this game, was to call a bluff !!!! but that is in hindsight and full credit should go

to the Cheshire away side, in which l find some are forgetting !!!!
Gutted, as l am sure most are and can fully understand the away team/supporters frustration !!!!

Top knotch performance once again and a game from all accounts, that they could have won at

Buddies !!!!!

Lessons learnt for all, in all departments hopefully, but stand by decisions 100% on the selected

Squads, as for away squad/support, something the hosts never forget!!!!!!!!!!

 

(WALES loose by 33 Chalks overall)

 

 

 

 

 

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                                         President:    Mr. Ken Hardman  Abergele

                                                                                            Patron:         Mr. Gwyn Morris.  Bangor

 

 

 

Endsleigh County Championship 2009

 

Played 2.   Won 1.  Lost 1.   Points for  875.  Points against  863  =  Plus 12

 

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Ensleigh Senior Supplementary County Championship 2009

 

The Grange Sports & Social Club Warrington

Sunday 2nd August 2009

 

WALES (155) V MERSEYSIDE (123)

WALES (142) v POTTERIES & DISTRICT (141)

WALES (125) v WARWICK & WORCESTER (159)

 

An excellent day for Welsh bowls once again, Every player played with pride, with that,

coupled by the accustomed support from the welsh contingency, Wales firmly stamped

their intentions on the minds of the other counties.

A very young squad of players was selected, some in their first supplementary for Wales,

but having the encouragement and support from the more senior members every

step of the way, the experience they all gained I am sure will be invaluable to them in their

future and hopefully the less experienced learnt and realise what level some play !!!!

I am sure we can all look forward with great optimism for 2010 and not be too disappointed

with 2009 which provided us with some highs, with some great results and the inevitable

disappointments that make sport so unpredictable, but I am sure with hard work, we will all

together achieve our ultimate goal in bringing the Endsleigh Trophy home to Wales.

 

A lot of pluses on the day and a bit of a habit with Wales qualifying, but feel the governing body

need to take a serious look on some of the organisation of this event !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                         President:    Mr. Ken Hardman Abergele

                                                                                            Patron:         Mr. Gwyn Morris.  Bangor

 

 

 

Special mention to my co-ordinator Terry Williams, we have both now experienced the

work involved! and realise all the work that Mel carried out, to which sadly, l failed his

dream also!!!......but sure now, he is up there, having a good old natter with my Father

and my Father would be informing him, like he told myself 6 years ago

‘ your bloody mad lad ‘………….……………but do we listen

 

 

Finally, l would like to thank all concerned for their support in the 2009 season i.e.The players

for there commitment, my Non playing Captains, Welsh officials, all members of the Trefnant

and Betws-yn-Rhos bowling Clubs once again for there green availability etc, plus, not forgetting

all WPA supporting officials, sponsors, venues etc for yet another success in 2009

 

Our group for the 2010 season , first one in May v North Midlands, June v South

Yorkshire and Derbyshire  in July………………..

 

 

 

Regards 

 

Geraint Jones (Welsh Senior County Team Manager)

(Pain is temporary, pride is permanent)