Horley bowling trophy won by youngest ever victor in club's centenary year (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Horley bowling trophy won by youngest ever victor in club's centenary year
12:56pm Friday 16th August 2013 in Local News
Horley Bowling Club, which is currently celebrating its centenary year, has seen one of its coveted trophies won by the youngest ever victor of its in-club competition.
Seventeen-year-old club member Thomas Collins won the Bateman Cup after a day-long battle on the green with his older and more experienced club colleagues.
Thomas, of Horley, was presented with the cup by Ray Bateman of Bateman Funeral Services, Horley, which has sponsored the competition for nine years.
Thomas has been a member of the club, which is based in Horley Recreation Ground in Brighton Road, for four years.
Horley Bowling Club, which can trace its history back to 1913 due to county records, has so far marked its 100th anniversary with a series of showcase matches, including against teams from Bowls England and the Chelsea Pensioners.
Its celebrations will close next month, with a barbecue on Sunday, September 1, and the closing day drive on Saturday, September 21. The club welcomes new bowlers with free coaching available by recognised coaches.
For more information call club membership secretary Alex Bennett on 01293 824439 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org