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Bowls: Grampound honour Ron Hicks for 50 years' service

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: October 02, 2013

LANDMARK:  Grampound Bowling chairman Norman Way (left) presents a gift to Ron Hicks to mark his 50th year with the club.

LANDMARK: Grampound Bowling chairman Norman Way (left) presents a gift to Ron Hicks to mark his 50th year with the club.

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MEMBERS of the Grampound Bowling Club sat down to their End of Season meal held in the club pavilion.

Following an excellent meal prepared by the ladies, club chairman Norman Way took the floor to make a presentation to the club's president, Ron Hicks, to mark his 50th year of bowling.

Ron first joined Grampound Bowling Club in 1956 and played until 1961 when he diverted his energies into playing football.

However, five years later he re-joined the bowling club and in 1973 the purchase of a new Suffolk Punch 18" Mower encouraged him to become the green keeper, a role he held for 33 years.

Additionally, Ron has held at different times the positions of club captain and club secretary. He has also been vice chairman and then chairman of the Cornwall Central Division for whom he then became the divisional secretary for a decade.

Ron concluded by saying that he was proud to hold his current position of president for the Grampound Bowling Club and he extended his thanks to all club members for their help over the years.

FOOTBALL: It was a day for the away teams to forget in the Cornwall Sunday Football League as they all crashed to defeat without scoring.

Despite losing for the fifth game in a row St Kew Highway can build on their 6-0 defeat at the hands of Champions Luxulyan at a ground where few clubs will come away with any points this season.

St Breward bounced back from consecutive defeats to win 1-0 at home to Bodmin. With Lostwithiel not playing the result means St Breward leap frog them into third.

The Par Running Track derby was a one sided contest as the home team for the fixture Carlyon Arms thumped Packhorse 8-0. With the teams below them losing or not playing Packhorse remain fifth.

GOLF: Latest results from Porthpean Golf Club:

Mon Sept 23: Seniors match away to Budock Vean – lost 6½-1½. Winning pair was Mike Tennant and Cyril Crabb 3 & 1 with Mike Hocking and Mervyn Beattie getting the half.

Other club results. Sun Sept 22: Stableford, full h/c, winner, Marius Slevas 42pts. Div 1: 1 Brian Andrew 40. 2 Ray Nicholls 37. 3 Tony Kellow 36. Div 2: 1 George Marchant 42. 2 c/b Dave Gribble 40. 3 Ray Nanchollas 40.

Mon Sept 23: Janet & Margaret Cup: 1 Nettie Ewings & Brenda Morton 40pts. 2 Janet Hawken & Gill. Smith 32. 3 Samantha Harris & Toni Nash 30.

Tues Sept 24: Seniors s/f – full h/c: 1 Cliff Ralph 40pts. 2 Dave Blackburn 39. 3 Mike Lyons 38.

Wed Sept 25: Captains Day – s/f – full h/c (10 holes ): 1 c/b Stuart Watson 22. 2 c/b Ian James 22. 3 c/b Roy Callis 22.

Sun Sept 29: s/f, full h/c, overall winner Ian Harris 41pts. Div 1: 1 Andrew Kearns 38. 2 c/b Lee Fox 36. 3 Stuart Watson 36. Div 2: 1 Adrian Farley 37. 2 c/b Steve Bennetto 35. 3 Vince Averill 35.

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