Robertsbridge

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street

The band Total Mayhem has been cancelled for Saturday 27th July at Robertsbridge Club.

If you fancy a roast lunch this Sunday 28th July but don`t fancy cooking then why not head to Robertsbridge Club where they are doing the monthly Roast between 1pm- 3pm. Booking is advisable on 01580 880673.

You may have seen the flyers distributed by Robertsbridge Bonfire Society over the last few weeks. For those that haven`t, the bonfire society needs your help. Bonfire Night is only a few months away and this year the Society is asking early for help with Fundraising, marshalling, street collecting and any general help that you can give. Membership is open until August 30th, so if you would like to join please pop in and pick up a form from the Floral Boutique. If you would like to find out more then the meetings are on the third Thursday of every month at Robertsbridge Club starting at 8pm. If you want to see the continuation of this event in Robertsbridge please lend your support in some way.

Robertsbridge United F.C. is holding a Boot Sale on Sunday 11th August at Robertsbridge Recreation Ground. This is open to Booters at 8am and to buyers at 9am. The cost is £5.00 for a car boot and £10.00 for a van or trailer.

On Saturday 3rd August the band `Local Heroes` is playing at Robertsbridge Club with entry free for members and entry for guests just £3.00. This event starts at 8pm.

If you have any news for this column please email me at bonfiresue@hotmail.co.uk or take the copy into Sandie at the Floral Boutique.

Sports report from alanapps@btinternet.com

Football: Robertsbridge United Football Club are training at the Clappers Reacreation Ground on TUESDAY evenings from 6.30p.m. Date for your diary:- Boot Sale at the Recreation Ground on SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST 2013. Open for pitches from 8a.m. and to the public from 9a.m. Cost per pitch is £5 for cars and £10 for trailers/vans. Further details or to book a pitch contact Alan Apps on 01580-880877.

Stoolball Tuesday(16th) the mixed played at Scorpions and fielding first we took a wicket on the 6th ball when skipper Richard Apps held onto a catch from Sarah Clark’(1-15) bowling but a second wicket partnership of 47 between Lorraine(17) and Eric(50) took the hosts onto 56 when Keith Apps had Lorraine caught by Richard Ahsam and two balls later took another wicket to finish with figures of 2-2 in his over. Richard Apps(1-7) ended Eric’s innings aided by a catch from Ian Kitson and then some good fielding saw two run out’s before Abigail Fifield(1-8) took the seventh wicket aided by a catch from Di Kitson and in the final over Richard Apps claimed his second catch from Penny Clark’(1-6) bowling as the hosts finished on 138-8. Our innings started badly with skipper Richard Apps caught first ball but a second wicket partnership of 42 between Sarah(29) and Ian(25) held the innings together but from then on it was total mayhem as we lost our last 7 wickets for just 48 runs with Abigail(10n.o.) seeing us through to 105 all out. Thursday(18th) saw our ladies entertain Hooe who batted first and a opening partnership of 91 between Ginette(40) and Sue(68n.o.) was broken when JJ Boast(1-15) took a caught and bowled. This bought Becky(30) to the crease and her partnership of 59 with Sue took their total to 149-2. Our reply was steady with an opening partnership of 42 between Sophie Turner(21) and Penny Clark(24). Kayleigh Sherwood(16) joined Penny for a second wicket partnership of 33 and when Penny went Abigail carried her bat through to the end scoring 25 as we finished 38 runs short of victory. Next Tuesday(30th) the mixed are at home to Hooe(7p.m.) while on Thursday(1st August) the mixed are away to Crowhurst(6.45p.m.). Our first match at Crowhurst Mixed Tournament last Sunday was against Brightling who scored 141 without loss in their 6 overs and in reply we were all out for 56 with Sophie Turner(20) and Diane Kitson(10) reaching double figures. Next was Civil Service who scored 124-3 with wickets for Sophie(2-17) and Richard Apps(1-9) while Josh Lewis and Richard took a catch each. In reply we did slightly better reaching 67-3 with Richard Apps(21), Diane(19n.o.) and Sophie(12) damage. Our final match against the hosts saw the post a total of 106-1 with Josh taking the wicket aidied by a catch from Richard Apps. An opening partnership of 65 between Keith Apps(35) and Sophie(27n.o.) gave us a chance but two wickets in two balls halted the chase and despite Josh(16n.o.) we fell 10 runs short. Tuesday[30th] the mixed are at home to Hooe(7p.m.) while on Thurs(1st Aug.) ther mixed are away to Crowhurst(6.45p.m.).