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AGM 2020

The meeting should have taken on November 1 but was not possible because of the pandemic.

The Management Committee will be making alternative arrangements in due course.

Meanwhile, see Neil Argyle's email dated November 2 which details outstanding nominations for the club's officers.

Evening Pairs League

Thanks to Jamie Griffin for organising the new evening pairs league. See the above link. Congratulations to Claire Morrison and Keith Hall who were the winners and Callum Cox and Jamie who finished runners up.

Green Closure

The green is now closed for the winter. The rink booking system has been taken down.

Competition Finals

Four games took place on Sunday, September 13, the number of competitions having been reduced in view of the pandemic.

Under blue skies a good number of spectators saw some excellent bowling and tight finishes.

Congratulations to Nesta Friend for winning the Ladies' Singles, Graham Brown Men's Singles, Linda Fruen and Claire Morrison Ladies' Pairs and Alan Prior and Neil Argyle Men's Pairs.

' Fives ' Competition

Jamie Griffin organised a one day event on Sunday, September 20. 

The winning team comprised Jamie, Nesta Friend, Ray Brown, Colin Jennings and Linda Fruen.

An action photo is on the club's Facebook page.

" Let's Roll " Open Day

Well done to Claire Morrison and the recruitment team for organising the Open Day on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Thanks to the members who supported the event, plus coach Jeff Wallace who also donated prizes.

A total of ten people attended, some of ewhom have subsequently signed up for coaching sessions.

Loddon Reach

The Loddon Reach magazine is no longer to be produced. This is very unfortunate as the club has used it to publicise the club and our events.


Risk Assessment

Bob Spencer has produced a list of issues which could affect the club and need to be addressed via the Management Committee. This will be available to read in the clubhouse once it opens again.

Please note this was produced prior to the pandemic.

Job Profiles

Neil Argyle has produced a document which provides members with information on the various roles of the club's Officers. Some of this is an update of a similar document produced some years ago by Allen Lock.

This will also be placed in the clubhouse once it re-opens.

Dinner/Dance 2020

This year's dinner/dance has been cancelled owing to pandemic restrictions.

Provision of Food After Friendly Games

The question of what kind of food is to be provided in future seasons was discussed at the AGM.

It was decided that from 2020 a light snack/nibbles instead of a full meal will be provided at home games on a Wednesday evening.  Opposing teams for friendly matches have been informed of the change. The rink fee has been reduced to £3 for both home and away fixtures.

There is no change to arrangements for weekend fixtures.

Club-wide Emails

We have recently experienced some rogue emails purporting to be from members.

In order to mitigate the risk of this happening it has been decided that any multi-address emails will be sent by blind copy. This will result in the full address list not being revealed to the recipient. 



The club is registered with GoRaise for the receipt of income via its on line portal for internet purchases.


All members have to do is go online, register with GoRaise and nominate the club as the recipient of any income. You then place your order in the normal way. A small percentage of the sale price is then received by the club.


Click on the following link -


You can also ask friends and family to participate as long as they have a different email address.


A number of major retailers have joined the scheme, eg Boots, Argos and John Lewis.


In case of any query please contact Debbie Bissett.  


Website Gallery Page


The website hosting company have increased their charge significantly. The only way to avoid the increase is to keep the page headings to a maximum of five. The Gallery [ photos ] page has therefore been deleted.


Photos will now be placed on the Facebook page. A link through to Facebook is provided on the Home page. You do not have to sign up to Facebook to see our posts.


Fees 2020 [ no change from 2019 ]


Annual playing membership : £110


Annual social membership : £25


Open days for new members : free of charge


Coaching for new members after open days : £20 for six sessions, then free membership in the same year


Teas friendly games : £4 weekends, £3 Wednesday evening.


Kennet League : £2.50


Kennet League LV : £3


Ladies friendlies : £3


TVLL : £3


Club shirts : £24, available from Keith Hall and Eileen Allen





The club is delighted to currently receive sponsorship from Fraser's Budgens and The Head Partnership.


We also enjoy the support of our good neighbours - Fine Images Ltd. - plus Davis Tate and Hortus Loci who provide perimeter advertising.  


If any other local organisations wish to advertise their services please contact Neil Argyle [ see the Contacts page ]. We have a perimeter fence which runs the length of the green and can be seen by over 1000 visitors each season.



Committee Meetings


The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 29 at 10.30am

Significant Dates 2020 

March 28 : Membership subscriptions for paying at the club : see member communication 22.3.20

April 4 : St. Michael's Church Easter Fayre : Update - cancelled

April 24 : Open Evening for members : cancelled

April 25 : First fixture : cancelled

May 2 : Open day : cancelled

May 10 Open day : cancelled

July 5 : President v Captain : cancelled

August 31 : Let's Roll Open Day [ see above ]

Sept 13 : Finals day, 1pm start [ see above ]

Sept 16 : Candlelight evening : cancelled

Sept. 20 : Fives Competition [ see above ]

Oct 11 : Ladies' AGM - cancelled

Nov 1 : AGM - postponed until the new year

Nov 14 : Dinner/Dance - cancelled.

Facebook Update


We have a Facebook site for members and visitors to see our very latest news and photographs. If you already use Facebook just type " Three Mile Cross Bowling Club " in the search facility. Alternatively, just come back to this page and click here

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TMX Lotto 2020 season winners



























































































Winning Number




Glen Cox



Jeff Wallace



Jan Belshaw



Ivor Atkins



Brian Dew



Keith & Lesley Darbourn



Dee Broughton



Debbie Bissett



Dee Broughton



Claire Morrison



David Brown



John Ireson



Claire Morrison



Gerry Clancy



Marian Hall



Debbie Bissett



Ivor Atkins donated to TMX



Bill Bissett



Kaz & Roger Clarke



Kaz & Roger Clarke