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Friday 1st August Pilates begins at 9am then the Wea Practical Gardening Course from 11.15 – 1.15pm in Udimore Community Hall, The weekly Farmers Market is open from 10am –12pm in Brede Village Hall with tantalising things to buy and a place to stop to have a coffee with friends. Later at 7.30 also in the Hall the Short Mat bowlers meet for their session. MT Vessel are playing at the Rainbow Trout at 8.30pm.

Saturday 2 August the Methodist Church are holding a Flower Festival in Ninfield. The Fuchia show is at Brede Village Hall from 1pm –4pm. The Brede Village Dance will be in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Giving the dancers a chance to do the quick step and other lovely dances with suitable music from their great store of records.

Sunday 3 August the Family Eucharist takes place at 9.30am in St Georges Church Brede. Mr David Hanson leads this mornings worship at the Broad Oak Methodist Church at 10.30am. The family service in St Mary’s Udimore is at 11.15am.

Our Cricketers are at home this week playing against Hastings Wanderers we hope their run of luck continues. Sadly I am to report to you that the rain stopped play, as it did for the Fire Fighters Fete. Hardy souls turned up despite the early shower the side show games were popular especially the train running around the Recreation ground and for a while it was dry especially when I sipped my pimms and tried to bowl; interesting combination, however I did not do badly but the score was not enough to win. The Tenterden Swing Dancers were amazing as were the Hastings Coastal Twirlers who carried on in the next downpour with soaking wet sticks and flags. Amazingly much money was made and as ever a wonderfully successful fete all credit going to Brede Fire Fighters.

Here is last Sundays report for the Cricket.

Brede CC v Hurst Green CC

Brede made it seven undefeated games in a row at the BCG on Sunday completing the double over Hurst Green in the process. After A.R.Fryer had won the toss and chosen to field, in respect of that great Brede tradition, our heroes were soon amongst the wickets. G.Avann (10-2-38-3), from the school end, fired out three of the top order and F.Ulmann (7-4-10-1) was tighter than the latest Sports UK Basketball budget. When those two had done their business the home side didn’t let up with A.Barrett (8-2-11-4) ripping through the middle order, S.Turner up to his usual lofty standards and E.Avann producing a snorter to claim the final wicket. Special mention must be made of the fielding which was outstanding. E.Avann claimed three taxing catches, G.Dinning always a banker under a high ball bagged another and G.Bird, on debut, made a sharp chance look easy. An effort by A.Bird was the pick of the bunch though, living up to his name he flew through the air and landed gracefully with the ball safely ensconced in his right palm. No Brede match report would be complete without mention of N.McDonagh, outstanding in the field throughout, one diving save had to be seen to be believed.

Brede made short work of chasing an under par Hurst Green total of 97. Another confident opening partnership, this time worth 64 between E.Avann (36 not out and 147 undefeated runs v Hurst Green this season!) and A.Barrett (37), took a massive chunk out of the target leaving S.Fathers (12*) to finish things off in his usual sadistic style with three thunderous boundaries. Another thumping win and with players such as I.Sutton, recovering from a tasty night out and Deadbatt Gritt, still waiting eagerly in reserve.

Thanks to Greengrass Ground Maintenance for supplying the premium quality match ball and the Red Lion for the equally high quality after game cuisine.

Hurst Green CC 97 Brede CC 101-2 Brede won by 8 wickets

Monday 4 August Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club are meet at 10.30am in Brede Village Hall. Today they will be talking about news items, and playing Musical Bingo then interacting with other games and of course having a delicious lunch. After lunch Steve and his guitar will entertain them. Please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information or if you wish to join the club, phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987120

Hoping for a good hand the Whist player’s begin their game at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 5 August At 9am Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall. Brede painting for Pleasure is in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am mobile library is in the village visiting Oakhill Drive from 3.00pm-3.40pm. It will then make its way to Reedswood Road and will be parked there from 3.50pm-4.15pm. At the Rainbow Trout this evening it is eyes down for Bingo at 8pm.

Wednesday 6 August will be in Udimore Community Hall 2pm. Yoga is at 7pm in Udimore Community Hall.

Thursday 6 August Stretch and Tone at 9.30am with Sally in Brede Village Hall.

The Doctors Surgery is in the side room of the Village hall at noon. The mobile library will be at Brede Village Hall car park from 1.25pm- 1.55pm

Friday 7 August Pilates begins at 9am then the Wea Practical Gardening Course from 11.15 – 1.15pm in Udimore Community Hall, The weekly Farmers Market is open from 10am –12pm in Brede Village Hall.

Activities for the week.

At Brede Village Hall

Mondays - Age Uk Daycentre10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Tuesday – Brede Painting for Pleasure 9.30am. The Mobile Library visits Oakhill Drive 3pm Reedswood Road 3.50pm.

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am Mobile Library in car park at 1.25pm

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Udimore Parish Hall –

Tuesday – Pilates 9am

Wednesday Yoga 7pm

Friday Pilates Wea Practical Gardening 11.15am & 1.15pm

Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages