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End of 2017 Season

The outdoor season ended on Sunday 24 September with a match between the Buxted Park Cricketers and the bowls members. A friendly game in lovely sunshine was enjoyed by all followed by a ploughman’s lunch.
On Monday and Tuesday members worked on the green to put it to bed for the winter.

2017 Finals Results

Buxted Park Bowls Club held their finals on Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10 September. Saturday was fine until mid afternoon when a heavy shower made conditions unpleasant for the bowlers and markers. Sunday was chilly and started to rain before the matches were completed:

The results were (winners first then runners-up)

Men’s singlesNeal Parrington, John Hickey
Ladies SinglesSue Walter , Wendy Botfield
2 wood pairs (drawn)Eileen Morris & Graham Dale, Chris Sherwood & Dave Driver
76 upDave Driver, Norman Pugsley
HandicapDave Driver, Linda Pugsley
4 wood pairs (drawn)Sue Walter & Pam Herbert, Norman Pugsley & Ian Macdonald
Syd Allen (2 wood singles)Sue Walter, Sue Cosham
Australian pairs Sue Hanlon & Dave Driver, Sue Walter & Graham Dale
Non WinnersJenny Mitton, Keith Savell

On Sunday morning they also hosted the final of the Wickers Cup in which a team from West Hoathly of Roy Williams and Sylvia Smith beat an Uckfield team of Chris Searle & Doug Thorogood by 27 shots to 12 shots over 21 ends.
The club’s thanks go to all who supported the event including Richard Green Funeral Directors and Cranwell Wealth (our sponsors) and all members who helped marking, preparing food and getting the green ready.

Pullen Cup - August 2017

Pullen Cup 2017

On Monday, Buxted Park Bowls Club hosted the final of the Pullen Cup. This is played by Vice Patrons of Sussex County Bowls. The county is divided into 4 divisions and this year Division 4 (W Sussex area ) played against Division 2 (E Sussex area including Buxted)
The green was handed over to the Controllers, Rod McBeth for Division 4 and Roger Day for Division 2 by Club Chairman John Hickey.
The match which started in a heavy shower was very competitive. After playing 21 ends the result was a win for Division 2 by the narrow margin of 105 shots to 100 shots. This meant that for the first time since 2009 the cup is back in this area.
Photo 1 shows team ready to play – Division 2 on left Division 4 on the right
Photo 2 shows Roger Day receiving the Pullen Cup from Sussex County Bowls President Derek Budd

Buxted Park Tour 2017 - August 2017

BPBC Tour 2017

On 31 July about 30 members of the bowls club and a few friends went to Torquay for a week’s tour.
On Tuesday they played a match at Totnes, Wednesday was a rainy day so the match with Victoria Bowls Club in Torquay had to be cancelled but luckily there was an indoor green in the hotel complex and another team were there so an indoor match was hastily arranged. In the evening a group went to an hilarious show at Babbacombe Theatre with holiday makers from other hotels.
Thursday was Teignmouth, Friday was Paignton & Saturday was Kings Bowls Club in Torquay.

Invitation Day - August 2017

Invitation day 2017

Invitation Day was held on Sunday 30 July when 80 players and a few guests enjoyed a lovely sunny day with excellent bowling conditions. All teams played 5 games of 7 ends and from that the 2 finalists were a team for Peacehaven and one from Herstmonceux.
In the final Herstmonceux team of Derek & Kath Southouse, Jo & Alan Angear won by 6 shots to 1 over 3 ends. The runners up were Brian & Babs Diplock, Terry Whenmouth and Sue Lander

Phil Frost


Phil sadly died on 17 July 2017. He had held several posts on the committee being Hon Treasurer from 2000 to 2003 and then becoming Chairman from 2004 to 2008.
He also ran the “B” team at crib for many years.

Sussex County Past Presidents - June 2017


On a glorious sunny Monday afternoon Buxted Park Bowls Club men played a game against the Sussex County Past Presidents. There were 10 Past Presidents in the County side. At the end of the game of 21 ends the final score was Buxted Park 75 shots to Sussex County Past Presidents 73. After the game all enjoyed a meal provided by the Buxted Park ladies.

John Jones


It is with sadness we announce the death of John (known to all as JJ) and famous for his handlebar moustache and his yellow bowls. He has been a member of the club for a couple of years and will be sadly missed for his generosity and warm personality.
His funeral was held at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium on Thursday 22 June at 1.45 pm..

John Hawkins


It is with regret that we announce that John Hawkins died suddenly on the 29th March 2017. He held positions in the club and helped on the green for many years.

Sheila Turner


We sadly announce that Sheila Turner, a long time member of the club died on 29 November 2016 after a short illness. She will be sorely missed. She had prepared the lovely garden at the club in memory of her late husband for several years.

Mick Read Funeral


Following the recent death of the club' last founder member, Mick Read his funeral details have now been published and are below:
Holy Trinity Church, Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood, Uckfield, E Sussex TN22 4AD on Friday 28th October 2016 at 11.30 am. All are welcome.

2016 Finals Results

The awards evening was held at Wealden IBC on 15th October 2016. The competition winners were as follows:




Runner Up

Eastwood Cup

Mens Singles

Neal Parrington

Brian Wilkins

Cowal Shield

Ladies Singles

Sue Walter

Linda Pugsley

Greenfield Cup

Non Winners 2 Yrs

Susan Bray

Norman Pugsley

Founders Cup


Neal Parrington

Sue Walter

Syd Allen Trophy

2 Wood Singles

Brian Wilkins

Michael Cosham

Dive Trophy

Mixed Singles

Norman Pugsley

Michael Wheeler

Everest Trophy

2 Wood Drawn Pairs

Sue Walter
Dave Driver

Graham Dale
Bob Hemsley

Crozier Cup

4 Wood Drawn Pairs

Sue Walter
Pam Herbert

Michael Wheeler
Dave Driver

Court Rosebowl

Australian Mixed Pairs

Norman Pugsley
Linda Pugsley

Paul Bray
Susan Bray

Bubbles Wickham Cup

Ladies 100 up

Sue Walter

Wendy Botfield


Wadhurst Mixed Triples Tournament Sunday 14 August 2016.

Wadhurst Triples 2016

Buxted Park team of Susan & Paul Bray and Sue Walter were runners-up in Wadhurst Mixed Triples Tournament on Sunday 14 August 2016.

Invitation Day 2016

Invitation day 2016

Buxted Park Bowls Club held their annual Invitation Day on Sunday. 80 players enjoyed a day bowling in beautiful sunny conditions with a fast running green. The final was between a team from Peacehaven Bowls Club ( The Pinkies Club) of Pat & Mick Gould and Pat & Ted Giles and a team from Wealden Indoor Bowls Club of Peter & Val Menniss, Pam Herbert and Alex Parsons. In a exciting 5 end final , Peacehaven came back form 3- 0 down to draw to 3 all on 5 ends with an extra end being played to decide the winner which was Peacehaven

New Sponsor, Cranwell Wealth Solutions Limited

New Sponsor, Cranwell Wealth Solutions

Today Buxted Park Bowls Club was pleased to welcome a new sponsor. Cranwell Wealth Solutions Limited based in Uckfield offer comprehensive financial planning and wealth management solutions to individuals and businesses in the local area. The photo shows Stephen Palmer handing over a generous cheque to club chairman John Hickey

John Crock Trophy 24 July 2016

John Crock Trophy

On Sunday July 24 the John Crock Trophy (Club Triples) was held. After 3 games of 5 ends the semi-finalists then played 4 further ends. The final of 4 ends was won by Ken Long, Peter Kerwin and Tom Acus.

County Match 7th June 2016

County Match 2016

Buxted Park Bowls Club hosted a match on Tuesday 7th June between Sussex County Bowls and London Scottish Bowling Association. Despite a downpour half an hour before the game was due to start the conditions rapidly improved and the game of 21 ends went ahead without any more rain. London Scottish are a club who only play invitation matches as they do not have a ground of their own. Everybody enjoyed a competitive game but the result was a convincing win by Sussex with 144 shots to London Scottish’s 81.

Image © Ron Hill (HillPhotographic) 2016

Ladies Day 5th June 2016

Ladies Day 2016

Ladies Day was held on Sunday 5 June with 48 ladies playing fun games like "yard stick", "nearest to jack in the ditch" "play to jack where-ever it lands" as well as 4 ends of normal bowls. It was a beautiful sunny day and the final was won by Janet Fuller, Eileen Jeninkson, Gill Saunders and Liz Holloway. The day was finished off with a meal served by the men of the club

Captain v Chairman’s Day Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016

Captain v Chairman 2016

Buxted Park Bowls Club held their annual Captain v Chairman’s match on Bank Holiday Monday. 32 players enjoyed a game of bowls with the team led by Chairman John Hickey winning the Cup with 91 shots to the Captain, Sue Hanlon’s teams 74 shots over 21 ends.

The match was played in friendly rivalry despite the extremely cold blustery conditions and all enjoyed a BBQ afterwards prepared by Dave Driver.

Image © Ron Hill (HillPhotographic) 2016

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