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Robertsbridge Aviation Society would like to thank everyone that went along and supported the Book Sale on Sunday 29th June where a grand total of £460.00 was raised (£127.00 on refreshments alone). This all goes towards the upkeep of the museum. The next event will be the Annual Open Day on Sunday 10th August between 10.30 – 5pm. Watch this space for more details nearer the time but if you want to know more about the Society please contact 01424773428.

Sunday 13th July is when ` Clea ` will be singing at the Salehurst Halt between 5pm – 8pm.

Robertsbridge Club will be hosting `Loose Change` from 5pm onwards (this should have been last week but had to be cancelled, so now is your chance to hear them). Afterwards the World Cup Final will be on the Big screens at the Club. If you want to see the match with lots of atmosphere then head on down.

Wednesday 16th July between 6.45pm – 9pm and Saturday 19th July between 1.30pm – 3.30pm Robertsbridge United Football Club will be holding football training at Robertsbridge Recreation Ground. For any further information please ring Alan Apps on 880877.

Friday 25th July is the next Friday Night Jive with CJ`s dancing to Toms Running Wild Record Hop at 7.45pm in Robertsbridge Club. Non-members entry is just £3.00

Remember if you are organising an event the Village Diary is with Sandie at the Floral Boutique, Christmas is only 160 odd days away get your dates in to try and avoid double bookings.

Stoolball : The Ladies played at Hooe last Tuesday with the hosts batting first we started well with Sarah Clark[2-6] taking a catch from her second ball and the next ball saw Melinda Mackay take a catch to leave the hosts on 1-2 from three balls but they recovered with a thrid wicket partnership of 158 between Jill[43n.o.] and Becky[89n.o.] to finish their 12 overs on 159-2. An opening partnership of 53 between Sarah[28] and Lisa Fifield[28 retired] gave us a good, although slow start with 5 overs gone we struggled to keep up the run rate with Abigail[12], Sophie Turner[12], PennyClark[1], Melinda[15n.o.], Jack Dean[3] and Claire Hatter[13n.o.] all trying but lack of boundaries saw us finish 25 runs short. Thursday[3rd] saw the Mixed host Pett on a glorious evening at The Clappers. Pett chose to bat and lost their first wicket in the first over as skipper Richard Apps held onto a catch from Abigail Fifield’[1-31] 2 overs but a second wicket partnership of 48 between Barry[39] and Anya[31] steadied their innings before Barry was bowled by Sarah[1-12]. The next over saw ‘butter fingers’ Shawn Green take a catch from Keith Apps’[1-9] bowling and then Shawn[1-10] bowled Janet[8] with the visitors on 82-4. Anya finally sucumbed in the 10th over caught by Phil Green from the bowling of Graham Clark[1-7] and in the final over Nicky[29] was caught by Shawn off the bowling of Ian Kitson[1-8] as Pett ended their 12 overs on 132-6. The reply was solid with Sarah[19] and Graham[39] putting on 43 before Sarah was bowled and when Penny[7] was run out in the next over we were 56-2 but Abigail[9] joined Graham to put on 29 before she was caught and then Richard[0], Graham and Ian[1] lost their wickets to leave us on 90-6 but Lisa[16n.o.] and Phil[43n.o.] took us to an 18 run win. On Sunday the Ladies went to Icklesham but the weather intervened and the tournament was cancelled at 11.30a.m. This Sunday[13th] is Civil Service Mixed Tournament @ 10.30a.m. at The Polegrove, Bexhill while on Tuesday[15th] the Mixed team are away to Scorpions @ 7p.m. at Claverham College.

Charity Cup : The AGM of the Robertsbridge Charity Cup Competition will be on Monday[14th] @ 7.30p.m. at Robertsbridge Club.

Football : The AGM of Robertsbridge United Football Club will be on Monday[21st] @ 7.30p.m. at Robertsbridge Club.

Fishing : A reminder that you need a Rod Licence and a Rother Fisheries Licence if you want to fish locally on the Rother. Fisheries Licence are available from Alan Apps[01580-880877] at a cost of £3.50. Regular checks are made and you could be fined if you do not have the appropriate licence.

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street