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2023 "Nobby The Sweep" Sponsored Phelp Shield

The club hosted its annual drawn rinks tournament on Sunday 7th May 2023, which was once again hosted in excellent bowling conditions. This event was once again sponsored by “Nobby The Sweep”.

32 members were drawn in to 8 teams with each team being allocated an Express Lifts works team that has previously won the competition. This is the oldest club competition dating as far back as 1923. The represented teams were Accounts, Despatch, Drawing Office Plus, Gear Shop, Machine Shop, Maintenance, Sales and Stores.


The 8 teams were split in to two groups of 4 teams with the top two teams in each group progressing through to the semi finals, the 3rd place team qualifying for a 5th and 6th place play off and the teams bottom of the group playing off in the Wooden Spoon play off with the losing team being awarded the prestigious Wooden Spoon. The Semi final winners then played off a final in a bid to be named the 2023 Phelp Shield Winners.


The day included a spider, a BBQ and raffle amongst prizes being awarded to the winner and wooden spoon winners, courtesy of “Nobby The Sweep”.


The Winners were the Accounts team of Ian Coles, Jamie Lloyd, Jack Botterill and Richard Lemon.


The Runners Up were the Gear Shop team of Andrew Hilliard, Gary Thornton, Cauly Swift and Neil Rolfe.


The two losing Semi Finalist teams were the Stores team of Martin Johnson, Mike Brinklow, Connor Dolby, Mark Dickens and the Machine Shop team of Tony Lemon, Lily Coles, Andy Goram and Tom Wellburn.


The 5th place team were the Despatch team of Alan East, Lloyd Sparrow, Giles West and Chris Bland.


The 6th Place team were the Maintenance team of Fred Ingate, John Moules, Connor Dolby and Ian Bland


The 7th place team were the Drawing Office Plus Team of Haydn Bryan, Val Hay, Stuart Moore and Dave Moore.


The prestigious wooden spoon winners were the Sales team of Neil Moore, Jude Thornton, John Carter and Wayne Stanley.


Special thanks go to Paul for providing the food and prizes and sponsoring the events.


Special thanks to John and his son Stephen for buying a new BBQ and running the BBQ. Thank you to all who assisted with setting up and packing away the BBQ and Marquee.


Special thanks to Laura for her assistance in organising the events, taking photographs and running the raffle along with the assistance of Chloe.


Thank you to all who supported another successful event which in turn raised £347.00 for club funds.

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