• AUG 10th 2019 ALAN MAY
    It is with great sadness that we have received the news of Alan's death and extend
    our deepest sympathy to Anne and the family.

    The funeral service is on Tuesday 27th August at Chichester Crematorium at 12.30pm
    with family flowers only.

    The wake is at Crouchers Hotel and Anne would like any members to join her and the family if you wish.

    Posted 14 Aug 2019, 13:13 by Jen Knotts
    Date of funeral   -  Thursday 22nd August 2019

    Time       -   10 am.

    Venue     -  Oaks Crematorium
                       Bartons Road
                       PO9 5NA

    Request - Family flowers only.
    Posted 13 Aug 2019, 08:25 by Jen Knotts
    It is with great sadness that we have heard today of the death of Maurice Lillywhite a longstanding and revered member of our club.
    Our thoughts are with his wife  Peg one of our life members.

    Details of the funeral arrangements will be posted when available.

    Please direct any correspondence to :
    Peg Lillywhite,
    16, Ely Close,
    PO20 8NF
    Posted 10 Aug 2019, 04:58 by Jen Knotts
    During the lunch time break on Triples Weekend Finals Day, club members were entertained to the following ditty written and sung by club member David Gibbons.
    David and Ron Prior both played guitars and for those unable to attend, and even those who did attend, a second reading of his witty rhymes is a treat:

    I moved down to West Sussex
    Lookin’ for a bowls club ground
    And here in old East Witt’ring
    This is what I found 
    The men’s captain is Brian
    The president is Fred
    They both are real good bowlers
    And know how to read a head

    Oh, gotta tell you mama
    Gotta tell you all the news
    Gotta tell you mama
    I got those Witt’ring Bowls Club blues

    And then there’s Gwilym Morgan
    For he’s the roll-up king 
    He always likes to fire 
    His bowls fly with a zing.
    The greenkeeper’s called Kenneth
     In height he doesn’t lack
    And once he’s got his eye in
    He’s always on the jack
    Oh, gotta tell you mama….

    And then there’s Colin Carter
    He loves to puff and pant
    If there’s one thing he likes more than bowls
    It’s to have a good old rant.
    And here is dear Ron Prior
    As a bowler he’s a star
    But one thing he likes more than bowls
    It’s to play his old guitar
    Oh, gotta tell you mama….

    And then we have the Dobsons
    He’s Glyn and she’s called Sue
    If you ever get in trouble
    They’ll get you out of a stew.
    There’s Langworthy and Heathorn,
    And Hardy, all called John, 
    On their day they’re hard to beat
    You’ll blink and find they’ve won
    Oh, gotta tell you mama….

    You can’t miss Stuart Hooker
    Or his bowls, they’re gleaming red
    He’s always got a joke to tell
    And a laugh to raise the dead.
    Another one with bright red bowls
    Is the very jolly Ray
    But don’t be fooled by that kindly grin
    He can beat you any day.
    Oh, gotta tell you mama….

    And there’s a sergeant major
    His team mates he harangues 
    I guess it’s just he likes to win
    His name is...Lindsay Bangs. 
    Dave Bell’s a former boxer
    Who always turns up late
    As the match is about to begin
    He wanders through the gate
    Oh, gotta tell you mama….

    And then there are the ladies,
    There’s Ros and Chris, Diane,
    And Helen, Maureen, Julie 
    Two Carols, just one Anne.
    There’s Jackie, Marion, Sheila
    Karen, Jan and Jen
    Val and Sue, so many more 
    Much nicer than those men!
    Oh, gotta tell you mama….

    Now I hope you will forgive me
    If you haven’t heard your name
    It’s just that I’ve run out of rhymes 
    And I love you all the same.
    And lastly listen fellas
    I’m sure you all agree 
    We gotta bowl well in the Sussex league
    And get out of division three!
    Oh, gotta tell you mama....
    Posted 29 Jul 2019, 12:50 by Jen Knotts

    Posted 22 Jul 2019, 12:03 by Witterings & District Bowls Club


    Witterings and District Bowls Club celebrated 50 years of bowling this weekend.
    From humble beginnings 50 years ago the club is now well established on the bowling calendar and has proved to be a popular venue
    with touring sides and local clubs, with a fine reputation for the friendliness and hospitality that is always offered.


    On Saturday 15th June, with perfect timing the rain stopped, the clouds lifted and the Anniversary afternoon got under way.
    A ‘spider’ started the events and the winner of a bottle of champagne was ladies captain Chris Horsley.
    The proceeds collected from this were donated to the club’s chosen charity.

    Six mixed triples matches followed with the teams changing their position of play after every six ends.
    The winning team with most shots were Maureen Mulligan, Jackie Clapton and Alan Somerville.
    The runners up were Ken Clark, Dave Buckton and Sandy Paton.

    Matches over, members and friends gathered in the Pavilion where President Fred Knotts presented prizes to the winners
    and a buffet was set for all to enjoy.


    Sunday 16th June started with heavy rain all morning and doubts that this event would even take place, but, with perfect timing once again
    the rain stopped in time for the afternoon of bowling.

    A ‘spider’ started the afternoon once again then four triples and one rink embarked on numerous fun games of bowls with three triples teams
    emerging as victors.
    The winners were Barbara Newman, Mark White and Glyn Dobson who beat Ken Green, Tony Nixon and Kevin Jobson by one shot,
    followed by Lindsay Bangs, Teresa Heathorn and Lesley Thomas in third place.

    Exhausted and wind battered bowlers were ready for a sit down in the club house where they were served enjoyable and much needed refreshments.

    Captains Brian Barnes and Chris Horsley presented the prizes and the raffle was drawn.
    The weekend was brought to a close with a vote of thanks from President Fred. Knotts
    Posted 18 Jun 2019, 01:47 by Jen Knotts

    Congratulations to our Club Secretary and Ladies Captain, Chris Horsley who was  confirmed as the Junior Vice President of the Sussex County Bowls (Women's Section), at the Sussex County Match against Essex on 29th May. 

    Posted 2 Jun 2019, 01:15 by Jen Knotts
    The Witterings and District Bowls club are proud to be celebrating their Golden Anniversary this year.

    The Club has gone from very humble beginnings 50 years ago, to become the popular and competitive venue it is today. 
    This transformation is largely due to the time and input by members whose unstinting hard work behind the scenes maintains the Club and grounds to such a high standard.

    We are also indebted to the GF Woodger Trust whose financial support over the years has enabled us to purchase expensive yet vital items of equipment from huts to lawn machinery which has allowed  our hard working Green Keeper Ken Clark to maintain the greens to an enviable standard.

    I am proud to be your President during this celebratory year.
    Thank you all for your input and good luck with the matches and competitions.

    Posted 7 May 2019, 12:34 by Witterings & District Bowls Club
  • MARCH 17th 2019 PETER FOLAND
    On 17th March 2019 we received the sad news of the death of our club member Peter Foland and our thoughts are with his wife Pat at this sad time. 

    For those wishing to attend the funeral details are:

    Chichester Crematorium at 2p.m. on 2nd April 2019.
    Posted 27 Mar 2019, 08:16 by Jen Knotts
  • 2019 JAN 26th & 27th GILL BELL ART SALE.

    An opportunity to purchase paintings by Gill, an accomplished artist well known to Bowling Club members.
    Posted 28 Jan 2019, 14:12 by Witterings & District Bowls Club
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