2023 Internal Bowling Competitions
Max Jackson Trophy - Mens Singles
Dave DustanTrophy - Mens Doubles
Ken Wild Trophy - Mixed Doubles
Herbert Trophy - Ladies Singles
Thistle Trophy - Ladies Doubles
The results for the above fixtures will be updated as and when individual matches are played.
All matches for these competitions will run throughout the season and it will be up to both parties to arrange to play the matches within the allotted timescale of the play by dates. More Details of All Internal Competitions
Finals Day is Sunday 24th September.
BANNISTER CUP AND ALL INTERNAL KNOCKOUT COMPETITION RULES 2023
1. Each round of matches must be completed by the date specified in the above fixtures.
2. It is the duty of all players to arrange a mutually convenient date. If this proves to be impossible then both players may be eliminated. Any delay in playing the games by the date specified causes a knock-on effect for players in subsequent matches so please have your matches played asap.
3. If an end date has been reached and no action has been taken both players/teams will be eliminated.
4. The lead player to be decided by a toss of the coin.
5. Matches to be played on Bottom Green but either green can be used by mutual agreement. If it cannot be agreed then it should be decided by a toss of the coin.
6. Bannister Cup Handicaps – each players’ handicap should be entered on the first line of the score card unless both players have the same handicap then game to played from scratch.
7. All games to be played to 21 points. The winner shall be the first player/pair to reach 21 points.
8. Please write the name of the winners going through to the next round on the relevant sheet.
Finals day is Sunday 24th September 2023
Good luck everyone!
Phyl Hayes & Gill Woodcock
On behalf of the Bowling Committee
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Nether Edge Bowling Club: 1867-2023 by Richard Taylor
We are coming up to the start of the bowling season and like real troubadours the Nether Edge bowlers will don their shorts and t-shirts and prepare to start the bowling season. We know it will be cold but they are a tough bunch as they have been for 156 years. Is this year any different? Probably not, but they would like local people to feel part of the Bowling Club Community. So, to share their enthusiasm they are having an Open Day. If you would like to try potting a few balls in the snooker hall or strutting your stuff on the bowling green come along to the Open Day on Sunday 23rd April from 11am.
There will be a friendly Bowling Competition that day – a sort of Pro/Am, so if you would like to take part contact the club. All ages welcome. You will be guaranteed a partner with bowling experience. Flat shoes are the only requirement. No charges, just come and have some fun. Likewise experienced snooker players will be on hand to give you a game and offer advice. You may just want to wander round and have a cup of tea – you will be more than welcome. Guided tours will be available throughout the day. We are always looking for new keen bowlers and snooker players – our current annual subscription is £170 but as an offer to new members it will be reduced in the first year to £120. This will give you access
to unlimited bowling and snooker [small lighting charges apply].
In 1863 there was a Crown Green Bowling
club at the nearby Brincliffe Oakes Hotel. A few of their members purchased the land where the club now stands. Local
dignitaries, Councillor Benjamin Staniforth and Edwin Round, called a meeting and local gentlemen kindly offered enough money to start building a one storey clubhouse. We are so glad they did because 156 years later our community still has this fantastic part of our heritage.
Two World wars later there is such a story to tell. Derek Agar and Richard Taylor have become volunteer archivists. Derek will concentrate on the snooker and Richard will be looking at the bowls with the aim to produce a book in early 2024. If anybody has any knowledge or stories of former members or incidents then please let us know.
The club existed for nearly a hundred years without lady members but in 1959 the stiff upper lipped gentlemen relented and allowed ladies into the clubhouse, but not the bar – that was 5 years later.
It wasn’t until the late eighties when a lady who was not allowed to play snooker threatened to report the club to the authorities, that women were finally allowed to pick up a cue.
In 1967 the club had its centenary and a booklet was produced talking about the first hundred years. Copies of this are still available for perusal. Even today, the three beautiful snooker tables remain as true as ever. There are stories about characters such as Jimmy White, Steve Davies and Eddie Charlton adorning the club. The story of how Rolling Stone, Ronnie Woods, was banned by the steward is legendary. Going farther back in time the snooker stars Fred and Joe Davies came here to help raise funds as part of the war effort.
The club soldiered on through the turn of the century; probably its most difficult period when no matter how hard the Committees tried, they found the going tough. Closure was getting ever closer and luckily some monumental interventions turned the tide. The introduction by NENG (Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group) of three-monthly farmers markets opened up a new world allowing the locals to see what treasure lay on their doorstep.
In 2014 Sport England awarded the club £50,000 and disabled access was achieved with the introduction of new pathways and an outside lift. In 2017 the club celebrated its 150th year with a week of celebration and jollity, including a match against the oldest bowling club in Sheffield - Hallam Proprietary Club based in Walkley. Players and supporters
donned original gear such as top hats and breeches and Nether Edge won – of course! Various new interest clubs have started out including the thriving art club, Scrabble club and book club. The Wednesday night Nether Edge Folk Club started in 2010 after moving from the Holly Bush on Rivelin Valley Road. This talented group of people come along every Wednesday evening at 8pm without fail. The music is traditional and varied – experienced or a beginner, all are welcome to play or sing. If you fancy popping in sometime you will be made to feel very welcome. The bowling club is offering a chance to buy a memorial plaque for members that have passed away. This can be a plaque on the wall, a bench with a plaque or a tree planted in their memory. If you know of anybody who was a former member don’t hesitate to contact the club for further information.
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