Richards Trophy 2017

Eight mixed triples teams took part in the annual Richards Trophy competition at Brentwood Bowling Club on Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Winners of the 2017 Richards Trophy: from left, Fred Wasmuth, Alison Hare and Keith Howson with Janet Alderton and Celia Eade.
WINNERS: from left, Fred Wasmuth, Alison Hare and Keith Howson with Janet Alderton and Celia Eade.

Teams were due to play three games of six ends but the last game was curtailed due to torrential rain.

Undoubted winners were Keith Howson, Alison Hare and skip Fred Wasmuth who finished 12 shots clear of their nearest rivals to get their names on the silverware.

The trophy was presented to the club in tribute to the memory of former members George and Olive Richards from Doddinghurst.

Centenarian George died in 2011 and his wife died seven years earlier at the age of 90. Their daughters Janet Alderton and Celia Eade were guests at this year’s event at King George’s Playing Fields and presented the trophy to the winning team.

They were welcomed by club president Byron Davies who said George was a club stalwart who was still playing bowls after his 100th birthday.

Celia said she and her sister always liked to visit the club especially as it meant so much to their parents. “You make us so welcome and we really enjoy coming here,” she said.

Teams: Maureen Murrell, Dave Coward, Ron Lofts; Janet Howson, Kate Davies, Geoff Byatt; Daphne Gilbert, Ted Vidler, Maureen Jaycock; Kath Jolly, John Howard, Keith Newberry; Marion Lofts, Ann Powell, Harry Egleton; Patrick Miller, Cliff Jaycock, Sandra Fenton, Joan Stevenson, Trevor Pedley, Margaret Rayment; Keith Howson, Alison Hare, Fred Wasmuth.