Sherborne Bowling Club will not open on the 13th April this year and all fixtures for this season are effectively cancelled. These include all County leagues, Wessex 4’s / Triples, Friendly games, Club, County and National competitions / games. It may be possible to open the club later in the season but this will depend on the advice given by Bowls England which in turn will be subject to any easing of restrictions currently imposed by the government. If the club does open later in the season the committee will be proactive in organising games both within the club or even against other clubs who have also made the decision to open. Ultimately your committee will make the decision on whether or not the club will open and when. A skeleton green maintenance crew (with the support of our contractors) will continue to maintain the green during the summer months – for this they have the thanks of the committee and no doubt the general membership. This is of course assuming no further restrictions are imposed by the Government.
Without a fully functioning club we will lose a lot of income this season and will have to rely largely on membership fees to cover our costs. The forecast is a loss of approx. £8,800 for the season. As such we must emphasise the importance of supporting the club in every way you can over the coming few months. The committee wishes to thank all members for their support in these very difficult times – particularly those who have already paid their subs or made donations to the club.
Wishing all club members and the wider bowling community a safe summer and a return to bowling as soon as safely possible!
Sherborne B.C. Committee