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Lenham BC Portugal Tour - October 2018

Following the success of the Club’s visit to Portugal earlier in October there were calls from many of those involved to do it all again next year.  So options have been explored, costs reviewed and plans formulated.

As a result it is proposed to organise a Club visit to Praia da Rocha in the Algarve from 15th to 22nd October 2018.

If you think you might be interested, comprehensive details have been posted in the Clubhouse on the Equipment Cupboard door, together with a list to add your name to (only a few spaces left now).

The 4-star hotel (Hotel Jupiter Algarve) comes with a personal recommendation from Club members who have stayed there before.  Four games of bowls on local greens are included, along with other activities.

If you decide this is for you, a booking form will need to be completed and returned to Carol by 25th November together with a deposit of £250 per person.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Morton

Posted: 22 Oct 17, Revised: 12 Nov 17

Club AGM

Will members note that the Club’s AGM will take place on Friday 8th December 2017 at 7pm (and not as listed on the back of the Fixture booklet).  The sheet for the nomination of Officers for 2018 is on the Club’s notice board.  Before nominating anyone, please check with them that they are willing to stand.

Posted: 15 Sep 17

Amy Rose Bowl Trophy

Congratulations to Erika White for once again being selected to play for Kent ‘A’ in this national competition at Leamington Spa.  Following a win against Worcestershire (33-27) in the 2nd Round and success against Cornwall (35-25) in the Quarter Final, the team couldn’t quite manage to beat Somerset ‘B’ (25-30) in the Semi Final.

Posted: 10 Sep 17

Chilmington Cup

This late-season Club competition for the smallest trophy in the cabinet once more attracted a fair turnout. It was, as ever, impossible to predict the outcome until the last ends were played.
The final result was:

1st:   Karlen Brooks  (40 points)
2nd:  Rob Theobald  (35 points)
3rd:   Charlotte Cuckow  (34 points)

Consolation Prize:  Trevor Green  (11 points).

Posted: 27 Aug 17

Bernard Annand Matches

Shield Competition: All men eligible (no restrictions)
Final: Lenham v Herne Bay (Lost)
Semi Final: Lenham v Ramsgate (Won)
Round 3: Lenham v Canterbury (Won)
Round 2: Lenham v Lyminge (Home)  (Won)
Round 1: Bye

Trophy Competition: Only unbadged men eligible
Round 1: Lenham v Ramsgate (Away)  (Lost)

Posted: 3 Jun 17, Revised: 10 Sep 17

Kent County Result

Congratulations to Julie Parker who was a member of the Kent County Ladies team who won the National Inter County John’s Trophy, beating Norfolk in the final at Leamington Spa on 5th August.

Posted: 10 Aug 17

County Pairs

Congratulations to Peter Munn and Alan Morton on getting through the Divisional competition and into the County Quarter Finals on Wednesday 19th July at Aylesham & Snowdown BC.  Unfortunately they lost to Lewis King and Paul Barnicott from Milton Regis.

Posted: 10 Jul 17, Revised 24 Jul 17

County Competitions 2017

Mollie Cleggett Trophy - Rnd 4: Lenham v Bearsted & Thurnham (Lost)
                                    Rnd 3: Lenham v Milton Regis (Won)
                                    Rnd 2: Lenham v Chatham  (Won)
                                    Rnd 1: Lenham v Cobham  (w/o)

Cox Cup - Rnd 2: Lenham v Ashford Rail A (Lost)
                Rnd 1: Bye

Posted: 15 Jan 17, Revised: 10 Aug 17

National Club Competitions 2017

Men’s Top Club

Round 1:  Folkestone Park (Home) - Lost (0-5)
Prelim Rnd:  Bye

Ladies’ Top Club

Round 3:  Ashford Rail (Home) - Lost (1-3)
Round 2:  Betteshanger (Home) - Won (4-0)
Round 1:  Folkestone Park (Home) - Won (3-1)
Prelim Rnd:  Bye

Men’s Club Two Fours

Round 2:  Sandwich (Home) - Lost (33-53)
Round 1:  Ashford Town (Away) - Won (43-29)
Prelim Rnd:  Bye

Tony Allcock Trophy (Senior Mixed Fours - 2 Teams Entered)

Round 2:  Lenham ‘A’ v Lenham ‘B’  (Home) - Lost (34-42)
Round 1:  Lenham ‘A’ v Herne Bay ‘B’ (Away) - Won (37-32)
Prelim Rnd:  Bye

Round 3:  Lenham ‘B’ v Kearsney (Away) - Lost (30-38)
Round 2:  Lenham ‘B’ v Lenham ‘A’  (Away) - Won (42-34)
Round 1:  Lenham ‘B’ v Canterbury ‘A’  (Home) - Won (47-37)

Prelim Rnd:  Bye

Posted: 31 Mar 17, Revised: 26 Jun 17


Jean Aldam


It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of former member Jean Aldam.  Jean was a staunch supporter of the Club and, with her ‘no nonsense’ approach, was often to be found with her sleeves rolled up sorting out something that others were reluctant to tackle.  On the green she was happy to play in any position, but everyone knew her as a formidable lead.

Club records are vague as to when she joined, but the earliest mention found was when she and Stan Brook won the Club’s Mixed Pairs competition in 1987.  In 1991 she won the Ladies’ Handicap competition, followed in 1994 and 1997 by the Ladies’ Championship.

In 2000 she was one of the team that won the Ladies’ County Fours, for which she was awarded her Kent Badge in 2001.  2004 saw her win the Club’s Ladies’ 2-Wood trophy and she was also a member of Lenham’s victorious Mollie Cleggett Trophy winning team.  She won the Club’s Handicap competition again in 2005.

2006 saw her win the County’s Officers Cup (pictured) and she was also in the team that won that year’s Ladies’ County Fours, followed up by progression to the 3rd Round of the National Finals at Leamington.  

In 2007 she won the Handicap competition for the 3rd time.  Her final success with us was in 2012 when she was once again in the Lenham team that won the Mollie Cleggett Trophy.

In addition to all the bowling, Jean was a member of the Club’s Management Committee from 2003-2005 and again from 2008-2011. She was also, for many years, Treasurer of the Club’s Ladies’ Section.

In 2013 she and Eric moved from Harrietsham to Somerset where they soon located a local club (Castle Cary BC) at which they continued to enjoy their bowling whilst still maintaining friendships from their Lenham days.

We send our sincere condolences to Eric and the family.

Jean’s funeral took place on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at Mendip Crematorium, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Donations in Jean’s memory have been shared by the family between three of her favoured charities; MacMillan Nursing, British Heart Foundation and Children In Need.