Awards bring Holwell’s centenary season to a close

Holwell Sports Bowls Club president Richard Batsford with cup winners EMN-171017-183305002
Holwell Sports Bowls Club president Richard Batsford with cup winners EMN-171017-183305002
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Holwell Sports Bowls Club brought its centenary season to a celebratory close with their annual presentation evening.

Club president Richard Batsford hosted the event and presented the prizes alongside competition secretary Anne Whittaker, while Sue Hall was master of ceremonies.

Among the prizewinners, Brian Rippin was voted the Players’ Player of the Year by the members present, and Alan Tipper who managed the bar and was active in assisting on the green was named Clubperson of the Year.

Club members completed their celebrations with music supplied by Generation Gap who donated their fee to the Leicestershire, Rutland and Derbyshire Air Ambulance.

Prizewinners –

Players Player: Brian Rippin. Francis Blythe Trophy: Anne Spencer. Clubperson: Alan Whittaker. Alec Whittaker Trophy: Dennis Pearson/ Norma Jackson/ Frank Fielding; runners-up Terry Moss/Jean Ladkin/Alan Tipper. Mabel Lewis Trophy: Jean Ladkin; r-up Norma Jackson. Men’s novice singles (Novice Cup): Brian Rippin; r-up Paul Clarke. Ladies’ novice singles: Sue Hall; r-up Clare Clarke. Ladies’ two wood singles (Two Wood Singles Cup): Sue Lemon; r-up Glenise Marshall. Men’s two wood singles (George Bray Trophy): Brian Rippin; r-up Dennis Hopkinson. Men’s sets (Cyril John Creed Trophy): Brian Rippin; r-up Reg Jackson. Men’s vets singles (Whitbread Vets Trophy): Reg Jackson; r-up Cliff Thompson. Mixed pairs (Mixed Pairs Cup): Phil Hardy/Sue Lemon; r-up Margaret Thompson/Brian Rippin. Mr and Mrs (Dixon Trophy): Janet Reynolds/Tom Reynolds; r-up Clare Clarke/Paul Clarke. Ladies’ pairs (Alec Hockin Memorial Cup): Glenise Marshall/ Bettine Broadberry; r-up Sue Hall/Sue Lemon. Men’s pairs (Holwell Works Challenge Cup): Dennis Hopkinson/Dennis Pearson; r-up Ken Tween/Alan Tipper. Ladies’ Handicap singles (Handicap Singles Cup): Sue Lemon; r-up: Glenise Marshall. Men’s handicap singles (Holwell Works Challenge Cup): Reg Jackson; r-up Brian Rippin. Ladies’ singles (Ladies’ Challenge Trophy): Sue Lemon; r-up Jean Ladkin. Men’s singles (Club Championship Cup): Neil Hope; r-up Chris Rodgers.