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May 9, 2019
Northants Short Mat

The Directors of DIBC will be honouring the commitment they have already made to NSMBA (Northants Short Mat) to allow them use of our facilities for the 2019-20 season.

For your information, NSMBA normally use 2/3 rinks on a Sunday on approx. 10 days a year.

This commitment was made in February this year.

DIBC Directors

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April 23, 2019
Carpet underlay date change

The club will now be closed to bowling June 3-7th instead of May 13-17th.

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April 7, 2019
Daventry Over 60 Fours lose in National Finals

The Daventry IBC team of Tony Dicks, Patrick Clerkin, Bernard Spreadbury and Mick Worthington travelled to Nottingham on Saturday morning to take on a Beccles team in the last 16 of the National Finals. They made a bright start to lead 3-1 after three ends. On the fourth end they were holding 4 shots with one Beccles bowl to go. However, the Beccles skip played a superb bowl to draw the shot. This seemed to inspire the Beccles team and thereafter all four of them gave an exhibition of draw bowling to run out 26-10 winners.

Tony Dicks returns to Nottingham next Friday at 1.30 to play in the Over 60 Singles.

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April 3, 2019
LIL GREENWOOD (Updated)

It is with very great sadness that we inform members that Lil died on Wednesday, 27 March.

Lil was one of the Club’s early founder members and will be greatly missed by her many friends.

We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to all the family, at this very sad time.

The Funeral is at Rugby Crematorium on 18th April 3pm and following at Daventry Town Bowls Club. 

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April 1, 2019
MICHAEL GOSLING (UPDATED)

It is with very great sadness that we inform members that Michael died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, 1 March.

We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to his wife, Jean and all the family, at this very sad time.

Dear Family and Friends of Michael Gosling

Thank you all for your kind wishes and thoughts during this difficult time. We are now able to share with you the details for Michael’s funeral, to be held on Wednesday 17th April 2019.

The Funeral Service – 12.00pm.  Holy Cross Church, Church Walk, Daventry NN11 4BL

The Committal (Family only) – 1.15pm. Counties Crematorium, Northampton

Following the service you are invited to The Crossroads Hotel and Pub, Weedon NN7 4PX where a buffet will be served at about 2.00pm.

Family flowers only please; if you wish to pay your respects with a donation please visit

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mtgosling

We are collecting for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Charitable Fund because of the speed, professionalism and commitment of the paramedics who attended.

Parking in Daventry is free but there are time restrictions, a link to a printable map can be found here https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/living/parking/

There is a footpath, called Little Lane, from New Street through to Church Walk giving easy access from Tesco car park.

The Crossroads has a hotel attached, 01327 340354, more details at https://www.greenekinginns.co.uk/hotels/the-crossroads-hotel/

Please feel able to pass this information on to anyone who knew Michael.

Sincerely

Jean, David and Peter

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March 13, 2019
Daventry Over 60 Pairs team narrowly beaten

The Daventry IBC Over 60 Pairs team of Tony Dicks and Mick Worthington went down 18-17 to a Bromsgrove Pair of Peter Bryan and Graham Arnold in the Area Final at Rugby Thornfield on Tuesday evening.

3-3 after the opening three ends, the Bromsgrove pair took a decisive 11-3 lead after seven ends mainly due to inspired bowling by Peter Bryan. The next seven ends saw Bromsgrove score six shots as against four shots to Daventry to leave the score 17-7 with three ends to play. The prospects for the Daventry pair looked bleak at that stage but Tony and Mick scored five shots on the sixteenth end quickly followed by four shots in the penultimate end to set the game up for an exciting climax. They scored one on the final end to tie the scores at 17-17.

The final end was a tense affair before a superb draw by the Bromsgrove skip, Graham Arnold, saw them through to the National Finals in Nottingham.

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March 12, 2019
Juniors Single’s Competition

On Saturday 9 March we held a knockout singles competition for our juniors in which we had seven entrants.

It was a very close contest with Lucy and Caitlin in the final, both playing very well with Lucy winning.

It was a very enjoyable contest with lots of support from family members.

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March 10, 2019
Daventry Over 60 Fours team reach National Finals

The Daventry IBC Over 60 Fours team of Tony Dicks, Patrick Clerkin, Michael Moulton and Mick Worthington stormed into the National Finals with a comprehensive 18-9 win against an Avon Valley rink skipped by Malcolm George at Rugby Thornfield on Sunday morning. The Daventry rink made the worst possible start going 6-0 down after four ends. However they then proceeded to win nine ends in a row to build a 15-6 lead. Avon Valley scored a two on the 14th end but Mick and his men scored a single and a two over the next two ends to have a 10 shot lead with two ends to play. Avon Valley needed two on the 17th end to keep the game alive. They scored a single and then conceded with one end to play.

The Daventry team now play in the National Finals at Nottingham on Saturday 6th April at 9.30 against either Beccles from Suffolk or Woodlands from Norfolk. The team appreciated the support of the members who travelled over this morning.

On Tuesday evening next 12th March at 6.30 Tony Dicks and Mick Worthington play their Over 60 Pairs Area Final against a Bromsgrove pair also at Rugby Thornfield. Again support would be welcome

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March 7, 2019
Tony Dicks qualifies for the National Finals

Tony Dicks ensured that Daventry IBC will be represented in the 2018/19 National Finals with a comfortable 21-9 success over Peter Bryan from Bromsgrove in the Over 60 Singles area final which was played at Rugby Thornfield Club on Wednesday evening.

Tony made a spectacular start scoring a four on each of the first two ends. After seven ends he led his opponent 11-5 but a three on the eighth end gave him a comfortable lead. His opponent only scored a single over the next four ends while Tony scored two singles and a three to give him a 19-6 lead. He conceded a single and a two in the last four ends but scored the two singles he needed to run out a facile winner.

He now goes to the National Finals in Nottingham on Friday 12th April where he will play Tim Palmer from the Adur club in West Sussex at 1.30pm.

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February 26, 2019
3 Daventry IBC teams in Area Finals

Three Daventry IBC representatives have qualified for the Over 60 Area finals this year. All the area finals will take place at Rugby Thornfield club over the next few weeks. First up will be Tony Dicks who will play Peter Bryan of Bromsgrove on Wednesday evening 6th March at 630pm in the Over 60 singles. Tony qualified for the final by defeating Mick Sharpe of Kingsthorpe 21-15. On Sunday morning 10th March the Over 60s Fours team of Tony Dicks, Patrick Clerkin, Michael Moulton and Mick Worthington will play an Avon Valley four in the Area final. They qualified for the final by defeating a strong Desborough four, skipped by County President John Haines, 15-8. Finally, the Over 60 Pairs team of Tony Dicks and Mick Worthington overcame a torrid start when they were 10-2 down to defeat the Northampton pair of Roger Summers and Tony Weston 18-17. They will play a Bromsgrove pair in the final on Tuesday 12th March at 6.30. All these teams would welcome some support at these matches.

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