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Downsman Bowls Club Update - March 2024

SHORTMAT
The club is continuing its success in the county shortmat league and cup.  In the league we sit top of our regional division with games in hand over those below us. That said we face tricky away fixtures in our last 3 games.
Stop Press:  On the 6th Mar we got the 4 points we needed to win our area Div1 title with 2 games to spare. Congratulations to all the players who contributed to this fantastic achievement.

We have also reached the semi-final of the cup, which is being played on the 16th March at Westergate, followed by the final in the afternoon.
Stop Press:   We won our semi-final against Fittleworth but sadly could not overcome Infinity in the final.  Nevertheless runners-up in the county cup is no mean feat. click for photo

OUTDOORS
Membership renewals have been issued and we have already attracted a few new members.
Work on our green continues, when the weather allows, and is currently looking good for the coming season.

Upcoming fixtures
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Date: Sun 21 Apr 2024
 INTERNALCAPTAINS MATCHHome 2.00pm
Date: Mon 22 Apr 2024
 INTERNALGREEN OPENS (Weather Permitting)Home 12pm
Date: Thu 25 Apr 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESWest HoathlyAway (RH19 4PP) 2.00pm
Date: Sat 27 Apr 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESBillingshurstHome 2.30pm
Date: Sun 28 Apr 2024
 SHORTMAT COUNTYCountywide Playoff. See notesAway (Westergate PO20 3UE) 10am
Date: Wed 01 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESSt. FrancisAway (RH16 4EX) 2.00pm
Date: Sat 04 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESEast GrinsteadHome 2.00pm
Date: Sun 05 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESRottingdeanHome 2.00pm
Date: Wed 08 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESHenfieldAway (BN5 9LH) 2.00pm
Date: Sat 11 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESWonershAway (GU5 0PH) 2.30pm
Date: Sun 12 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESSteyningAway (BN44 3LN) 2.00pm
Date: Sat 18 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESHangletonHome 2.00pm
Date: Sun 19 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESBurgess HillHome 2.00pm
Date: Tue 21 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESHurstpierpointAway (BN6 9QB) 2.30pm
Date: Wed 22 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESPopes MeadAway (RH11 7LX) 2.00pm
Date: Sat 25 May 2024
 INTERNALBIG BOWLS WEEKEND / OPEN DAYHome 10am
Date: Sun 26 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESHandcrossAway (RH17 6BJ) 2.30pm
Date: Wed 29 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESSouthgate ParkHome 2.30pm
Date: Thu 30 May 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESWest HoathlyHome 2.00pm
Date: Sat 01 Jun 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESSt. FrancisHome 2.30pm
Date: Sun 02 Jun 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESThe Drive (Hove)Away (BN3 3PN) 2.30pm
Date: Tue 04 Jun 2024
 MID SUSSEX LEAGUEHorshamAway (RH12 5JF) 6.00pm
Date: Wed 05 Jun 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESBalcombeHome 2.30pm
Date: Thu 06 Jun 2024
 BORDER LEAGUEPopes MeadAway 6.00pm
 NELLIE MERCER LEAGUEREST WEEKHome 6.00pm
Date: Sat 08 Jun 2024
 INTERNALMEMORIAL / CHARITY DAYHome 10am
Date: Tue 11 Jun 2024
 MID SUSSEX LEAGUEHenfieldHome 6.00pm
Date: Wed 12 Jun 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESSouthwaterHome 2.30pm
Date: Thu 13 Jun 2024
 BORDER LEAGUELindfieldHome 6.00pm
 NELLIE MERCER LEAGUEHaywards HeathAway (RH16 4BB) 6.00pm
Date: Fri 14 Jun 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESVICE PATRONSHome 2.00pm
Date: Tue 18 Jun 2024
 MID SUSSEX LEAGUEFelbridgeAway (RH19 2RN) 6.00pm
Date: Wed 19 Jun 2024
  FRIENDLY MATCHESSouthgate ParkAway (RH10 6HG) 2.00pm
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Jo receiving her Ladies Singles trophy from President Jim