The first Herefordshire Short Mat Bowling Association presentation evening since April 2019 was held on Saturday 1st October at the Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye. An opportunity for bowlers from across the county to celebrate their achievements from both the 2019/20 and 2021/22 seasons, the evening was well attended by members from nine clubs, with the presentation of awards being followed by a ploughman’s supper and an incredibly popular raffle.
HSMBA Chairman Tim Rigden took on the role of Master of Ceremonies and paid a lovely tribute to the association’s late former chairman Ian Park, who had a new trophy donated to the association by wife Pam dedicated in his honour.
The loudest applause of the evening went to Summer League winners The Lea (pictured), taking home their first league title. Among those members was rising star Bradley Kite, winning what is sure to be the first of many trophies!
Other big winners on the night included Joe Loveys (Gorsley Chapel), John Mills (Woolhope) and Shirley Cox (Woolhope), each of whom, along with Kate Williams (Ross), won the achievement award for winning the counties first ever national title.
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