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Salehurst School: Salehurst School Ass would like to invite you to a FASHION SHOW on Saturday 27th Sept at Robertsbridge Community Hall. High Street clothes - All prices slashed ! Bargains galore! This is a chance to see, try on & buy current fashions at greatly reduced prices & help to raise much needed funds for the school. Tickets £6.00 which includes a complimentary drink are availablefrom the school or 01580 881884. Doors open 6.30 - Start time 7pm. If you would liketo help by being a model on the night call Gill on 01580 881884 all ages & sizes welcome.

Robertsbridge Aviation Society: Robertsbridge Aviation Socirty are holding their Annual Open Day on Sunday 10th August at BUSH BARN, SILVERHILL, TN32 5PA ( A21 north of Robertsbridge ) between 10.30am - 5pm. Books, bric-a-brac, tombola, Air Band Radio plus the Museum with it’s amazing collection of artifacts & exhibits from WW1- WW2 & beyond. Also our new display remembering WW1 , well worth a visit. Parking /admission free, donations very welcome. Refreshments all day. For more information call 01424-773428.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: RBS are holding a CAR BOOT SALE on Sunday 17th August at Rboertsbridge recreaction ground - Midday start £10.00 per car/van if booked in advance - £15.00 on the day. Call 01580 80468 or email secretary@robertsbridgebonfiresociety.com for more info. Please support the bonfire society as all money raised goes towards the event in November

Football: Robertsbridge United F.C. are still inviting any players to their training sessions on Tuesday @ 6.30p.m. or Saturday @ 1p.m. at The Recreation Ground. We have two teams in the East Sussex Football League, 1st team in the Premier Division and the 2nd team in Division 6. Date for your diary:- Quiz Night on Saturday 27th September 2014 at Robertsbridge Club starting at 7.30p.m. Teams of upto 6 players at £2 per player. This is a fun evening with your quiz master Nigel ‘Smally’ Small and there will be a raffle as well to help raise funds for the Football Club.

Stoolball: Last Tuesday[29th] the Mixed played at Hooe witht he hosts batting first Ian Kitson[1-6] took the first wicket while JJ Boast[1-11] took the second aided by a catch from Graham Clark but the hosts recouped before skipper Richard Apps[2-9], helped with catches from Abigail Fifield and Graham, had them reeling on 72-4. It was 72-5 with Diane Kitson[1-5] taking a wicket but we failed to capitalise as the hosts finished their 12 overs on 146-5. Our reply did not start well with Sophie Turner[2] caught in the first over and when Abigail[0] went in the second we were struggling on 12-2 but opener Josh Lewis[73] was joined by Penny Clark[5] who put on 42 and when Lisa Fifield[18] came in her partnership with Josh was also 42 before both fell in the 8th over. Ian[1], Graham[9], Diane[7n.o.] and JJ[1n.o.] saw the innings out but fell 22 runs of the target. Last Sunday the Mixed team played at Icklesham’ Tournament and started against Crowburnham in sunny but windy conditions. We batted first and lost opener Sophie Turner[2] with just 8 runs on the board but a second wicket partnership of 20 between Josh Lewis[20] and Melinda Mackay[4] was broken when both were out in the 3rd over which brought Ian Kitson[11n.o.] and debutant Charlie Apps[0] to the crease but Charlie was caught and Diane Kitson[1] was run out before skipper Richard Apps[1n.o.] saw the innings out on 42-5. Our bowling and fielding was tight with Melinda’ over going for just 4 runs and when Richard[1-19] completed the 2nd over the scores were level on 23 but Diane[0-23] saw Gwylym[21] and Tracey[29n.o.] reach their target in the 3rd over but there was a wicket for Josh Lewis[1-10] aided by a catch from Ian as Crowburnham finished their innings on 56-2. Brightling were next with 2 wickets falling in the second over the first to a run out and the second JJ Boast held onto a catch from Richard’[1-13] bowling with Brightling on 15-2 and when Diane[1-14] took the next wicket they were on 28-3, however the last over was well bowled by Josh[1-8] with Diane taking a catch and another run out saw Brightling end on 48-5. In reply Ian[12] and Melinda[27] put on 41 before Melinda was bowled and Charlie[0] was unlucky to be caught again. Diane[5n.o.] and Richard[9n.o.] took us to 61-3 and a 13 run victory. We batted first against Pett with Richard[8] and Charlie[3] opening a very poor batting performance with nobody reaching double figures as JJ[6], Diane[7n.o.] and Josh[9n.o.] saw us finish on 42-3. The first over from Melinda[2-16] was eventful as Richard and JJ took catches and when the next wicket went down in the second over to Richard[1-9] it was looking good but Anya[30n.o.] and Barry[16n.o.] saw Pett end on 62-3. Our final match was against the hosts Icklesham who lost their first wicket on the first ball from Melinda[1-16] aided by a fabulous catch by Charlie but the game was halted for 10 minutes when Heidi, going for a run, crashed into Melinda and had to go off. Karen[17] and George[10] put on 31 before Josh[1-15] caught George and the next ball saw Karen depart as JJ took the catch from Diane’[1-8] bowling as the hosts finished on 49-3. We also lost our first wicket on the first ball as JJ[0] was caught but a second wicket partnership of 39 between Diane[10] and Josh[29n.o.] steadied the innings but when Diane was run out Sophie[5] joined Josh to win the match by 7 runs. Although we did not reach the final there was a medal for Richard who got the most wickets(men) and JJ for the most catches(men) but overall the team performed well in all but one game and the introduction of Charlie was very encouraging. This Sunday is Brightling Ladies Tournament at Netherfield[10.30a.m.] while the Mixed are at home to Staplecross on Tuesday[12th] and Brightling Ladies come to the Clappers on Thursday[14th] with both matches starting at 6.45p.m.

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street