It is a great honour and
privilege to have been elected Men's President of The Royal County of
Berkshire Bowling Association for 2017. I will endeavour to uphold the
standards and traditions of my predecessors.
I would sincerely like to thank Thatcham Bowling Club for nominating me and
their continued support, past and present.
I offer my congratulations to Richard Heathman, our immediate Past
President, on a very successful year and thank him, and the other members of
our Executive Committee, for their help and guidance over the past two
I look forward to working closely with our Senior Deputy President, Peter
Oakley. I welcome on board our new Junior Deputy President Keith Sawdon,
who has also taken on the role as Honorary Competition Secretary from John
Higgs. I would like the opportunity to thank John Higgs for all his hard
work that he has done for the Association. I would also like to thank Bill
Greenway for his past efforts and wish him well for the future.
Every President hopes to be able to lift the coveted Middleton Cup and I am
no exception to the rule.
To all the Selection Committee, County Coach, Middleton Cup Manager and his
team, the under 30 Squad Manager and the Umpires, thank you for your
The County has a full programme of Inter County matches, Bannerettes and
Celebration matches this year. I would like to take the opportunity to
thank the numerous clubs involved for hosting these events. I appreciate
all the long days and hard work that goes into these. Without volunteers
and club members these events would not be possible to take place.
I hope to see many old friends that I have made on my journey to this office
and look forward to meeting new ones in the forthcoming year. I also look
forward to welcoming new members to the Association.
I wish all bowlers, and their families, good health and good luck for the