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April, 2020:

Max Jacobs

We have had the sad news that Max Jacobs passed away early this morning.

Max was a long time bowler at Peppard, Stuarts and then Shiplake along with Daphne making many friends.

Our thoughts are with Daphne and her family.

Betty Marriott

Sadly we have just heard that Betty Marriott died on Tuesday 7th April
at the age of 88. Betty contracted pneumonia following a fall.

As many of you will know Betty was a long time member of City and County
bowls club, and was also a Past President of the EWIBA in 2007-08. She
was also a long time member of the Oxfordshire Indoor County and
President in 2009-10.

There will be a private family funeral. When the current situation
changes a Memorial Service will be held.

Our thoughts are with her daughters and the family at this time.

Allan “Nobby” Clarke

We have just been informed of the sad news that Witney Mills member Allan “Nobby” Clarke passed away at 6.30am on Tuesday.

For many years Allan was the Witney Mills Men’s League Captain, a Committee member , and excellent Club man. He will be sadly missed by his fellow club members.

Our sincerest condolences go to Diana and the rest of the family.

Les Aldridge

News has just reached us of the passing of Les Aldridge who passed away peacefully at home yesterday.

Les was one of the founder members of the Blackbird Leys Bowls club in 1966 and stayed there all his bowling life.

In his heyday he was a regular Middleton Cup player having made lead bowling his speciality, very rarely playing in any other position, how times have changed.

In 1981  Les, along with Keith Foster, Ken Peaper and Gordon Roper won the County Fours, then repeated the success in 1991 with J. Mooney replacing Ken Peaper.

In between these two titles, 1984 saw Les do it all on his own when winning the coveted County Singles Championship.

Les leaves two daughter and one son and our sympathies are with them and their families.