Crystal Bowls Club


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Sir Francis Drake pays us a visit

A Tribute to Bob Elwood.

Bob and Elma have been members of Crystal Bowls Club for more than 20 years. Except for the last two years, due to Bob’s ill health, they have both been strong supporters of our club. They took part in most, if not all, of our Social Events including all the Winter Tours that we used to arrange. Bob played for us in the days when we used to enter County and National Competitions and always supported our own Internal Competitions. He also played for us in the Redditch Triples League and he was also men's vice-captain for one year.

The first mention of Bob in my Newsletters is in the one for January 2000 when he, together with Pat Bowler and Kath and Mike Brown, won the autumn half of the Winter League. The next mention of Bob is in 2002 when he won the Outdoor Triples Competition with Pat Bowler and Mike Brown. Bob won several of our club competitions, the Mens Pairs, the Club Pairs, the Nominated Pairs and the Triples. In one year he was also runner up in the Men's Singles.

Bob loved a joke and had a dry sense of humour. He and Elma sent me, from time to time, jokes and humorous stories for the Newsletter. He was also a life- long supporter of West Bromwich Albion and was for some years a season ticket holder. Bob loved his holidays, whether in this country or abroad, but I think that one of his favourite places was Las Vegas. He also enjoyed a modest flutter on the football and horses.

We send our deepest sympathies to Elma. Bob will be greatly missed by Crystal.

A Tribute To Len Davies

Before the triples competition the Captain, Ken Cowley, led a moving tribute to Len Davies that was followed by a minutes silence. The Club flag, that he was instrumental in purchasing, was flown at half mast.

Club Triples 2020

It is with deep regret that we acknowledge the passing of one of our long serving members Len Davis.

Len joined the club in 2002 and during his playing career played for Worcestershire in friendly games as well as winning competitions with Maurine Bradley, John and Jean Atwood.

On the administration side Len was a past president of the club and served on the club committee. Len was always on hand to set up the green before and clear up after games as well as offering advice and coaching to new members.

Len was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.