News Archive 2008

January

  • If you couldn't attend the Annual General Meeting, more information is here.

  • The 'Super Bobby Taylor' night at the Legion raised almost £400 for the rebuilding fund. More details in the Baggies Corner

  • Many thanks go to Chelmarsh Short Mat Bowling Club and especially Sue and Peter Jackman and Peter Hales, who organized a match between themselves and 12 Bylet members at the Village Hall. A superb evening was had by all and at the end of the evening a cheque for £100 was presented by Chelmarsh towards the Building Fund. Again the generosity of all outside of the Bylet, is incredible and so humbling.

February

  • Many thanks also to St Georges for donating the £100 they received for beating us in last year's Harris Cup to the rebuilding fund. Nick Stacey presented the cheque to John Palmer at the recent Mid-Shropshire AGM

  • Margaret Cook has told Peter Driver, that after winning all four tickets to see the Wolves at the recent Bob Taylor night and in order to give all those Bylet Wolves fans and others  who missed a superb evening, another opportunity to go and see their favourite team. She will raffle off two of the tickets she won, to raise even more money for the Building Fund. Please watch this space or the Newsletter for details but meantime many thanks must go to Margaret Cook for her kind generosity.

  • Kev Brazier held his 40th Birthday celebration at the Castle Hall on Saturday 9th February and a raffle held by Kev and Emma raised £420 which they kindly donated to the Bylet Re-building Fund. Club Captain, Tom McGill said he would like to thank Kev and Emma for a very pleasant evening and also their magnificent gesture in raising a considerable sum towards the fund, especially since Kev put some of his birthday presents in the raffle!
    A correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous (Wrigley) has now realised how the perfume came to be in the raffle!

March

  • The Number 1 green floodlights have now been replaced with the same type as those on the bottom green. An extra lamp has been fitted on the pole nearest the Number 2 green. They have now been tested and Pete Driver says that they're considerably better than the old ones.
  • It was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on March 7th that £2000 late sponsorship money has been received by the Bridgnorth Walk Committtee and that they intend to split it between the Bylet Rebuilding Fund and the Severn Valley Railway flood disaster appeal. Many thanks to the Walk Committee for their generosity.

  • The two Portakabins have now been installed at the club. One is for storage and the other to provide a basic bar facility.

  • The Highley League have very kindly donated £500 to the Building Fund. 

  • The Baggies 'Bomber' Brown night raised £200 for the Building Fund. See the Baggies Corner for a full report.

April

  • Islanders clinched the Bridgnorth Domino League Division 1 with a win on the last night of the season.

  • No luck for either domino team in the cup semi-finals. Islanders lost the deciding game against Chelmarsh to wreck their hopes of the 'double'. Bylet lost 5-3 to Castle Highley 'A' in the Consolation. 

  • Bylet in the local press.  Details of the rebuilding work were recently reported in the Shropshire Star. You can read the article here.
  • The Club Captain congratulated John Palmer on obtaining his Crown Bowls Referees Badge at Grade A. This was achieved by a short course and searching examination. Well done John and if any member has any queries relating to bowls then you know who to go to.

May

  • Bylet beat Bridgewater in the second round of County Cup at Bowring.

  • The raffle for the signed Wolves shirt raised £160 for the Building Fund

  • Poor old Mick Plant just beat Irene Wood 21-18 in the final of the Arthur Greatwich Memorial Competition.
  • Terry Hawkins has provided details of the latest plans for the new clubhouse.

June

  • The Club Doubles was won by Terry Hammond and David Rawlings who beat Fiona Hammond and Tom McGill in the final. I'm told that Terry played all day with an odd set of bowls, one 2lb 8oz and the other 2lb 10oz!

  • The Bylet Golf Day was a great sucess, raising £1600 towards the Building Fund. The Club Captain wishes to thank Rob Renke and Pam Smith for their considerable efforts in organising, donating,fund raising, sponsorship and generally running the day. Also to Peter Driver for obtaining sponsorship and to all those who donated raffle prizes. Our grateful thanks to all involved including the players for a marvellous day.

  • Bylet beat local rivals Top Green by 50+ shots overall to retain the George Hawker trophy.

  • Tony Steadman beat Chris Chamberlain 21-14 in the final of the Captain's Day Handicap.

July

  • Tom McGill pulled out a wonder bowl to beat John Palmer 21-20 in the final of the Challenge Cup.

  • Cheryl Caswell bowled brilliantly all day to win the President's Day Handicap.

  • Dave Elliott missed out on a third successive win in the Highley League's Jim Palmer Trophy when he lost  by a single chalk to John Baines of Stockton in the final on the small green. On a scorching hot day, Dave (owe 2) lost 21-22!

August

  • Scott Harries beat Pete Driver 21-15 to win the Mens Challenge Cup. Barbara Dearne beat Cheryl Caswell in the final of the Hickman Cup.
  • Scott Harries and Simon Rhodes won the Highley Doubles Trophy, beating Madeley Cricket Club pair Sue Mumford and Mick Boden 21-7 in the final at Chelmarsh.

  • Scott Harries managed to put one of his woods in the river whilst practising for the home Premier League match against Newport. Undeterred, he borrowed a similar pair from Andy James and won his game 21-13. It was recovered unscathed two weeks later when the river had dropped by about two feet.

  • The Ladies Day competition arranged for Sunday 31st August was cancelled due to lack of entries.

September

  • Bylet 'A' completed almost a  'clean sweep' of the major trophies in the Highley League. These included the division 1 league title, division 1 cup, singles and doubles trophies. Bylet 'C' also gained promotion by finishing runners-up in division 2.

  • After a short stay in hospital to have a pacemaker fitted, Bylet's 'Poet Laureate' Dave Elliott stormed back into action and took a share of the coppers with a fine 21-4 win in the Dudley League division 1 match at home to Nordley Liberals.

October

  • An Extraordinary General Meeting was held on Monday October 20th to discuss the progress of the building work.!!

November

  • The Annual Dinner was held on Saturday 1st at Worfield Community Centre. 

  • The club committee met in the new clubhouse for the first time to discuss fixtures and fittings.

December

The Christmas Party was held on December 20th.