Robertsbridge

Toms Running Wild: at Robertsbridge Club this evening Friday 15th May. Fancy a bit of rock`n`roll and the likes then go along and join in or just watch if you prefer. It costs £2 for club members and £4 for non-members and is a great evening.

Robertsbridge Aviation Society: is holding a Jumble Sale tomorrow Saturday 16th May between 2pm – 4pm at Bush Barn just outside of Robertsbridge North Bound. TN32 5PA for those that need sat nav. Or just look out for the sign. There is free parking and admission but any donations really help to keep the museum open. Many thanks to all those that supported the coffee morning in April as it raised £258.00 profit. There will be light refreshments available during the afternoon.

The last Sunday of each month will see the museum open from now until October. If you would like any information on any of the Aviation Society activities please ring 01424 773428.

St Mary’s Salehurst: will be holding Holy Communion at 9am in the Mission Room Fair Lane and then Matins at Salehurst at 11am.

Spring Market: Many thanks to all those that supported the Spring Market last Saturday. There was a very good turn out and a fantastic total of about £2000.00 was raised for the Church.

A huge thanks to all those that helped on the day, and to those that was behind the scenes with baking, planting, sorting and transporting.

100 Club draw: The first 100 Club took place on Sunday and the winner’s were-1st prize of £65.00 went to No.8 Valerie King. 2nd prize of £40.00 went to No. 44 Roger Hill. 3rd prize of £20.00 went to No. 58 Glenys Lodge.

There are now 72 paid up members so the May prize money will increase to a total of £180.00 (£100.00, £50.00, £30.00) Why not take the opportunity to sign up now before the 100 club becomes fully subscribed. Ring Roger Cowap on 01580 880427 now.

Evening of Progressive Whist: is on Thursday 21st May at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7pm with everyone welcome.

Robertsbridge Community College: is holding activities over the school holidays. For information please contact Tracey Ash on 01580 880360 ext 121 or email tash@robertsbridge.org.uk

Bonfire: A reminder that Robertsbridge Bonfire Society is holding its Auction of Promises on Friday 19th June. Please if you have anything to donate contact Pete Claridge on 880468 or Eric Vidler on 880135.

Lost phone: Sandie at the Floral Boutique is holding a mobile phone that was handed in to her just over a week ago that was found in the High Street. If you have lost one and think it may be yours please go in and see her.

Cards: Roger Hill has now got his cards on display and for sale with Sandie and she also stocks Noel Tatt cards that are the same that used to be for sale in the Post Office.

Summer: Now that I have heard the Cuckoo it feels like summer is on its way. Just some Country code reminders for everyone, if walking in fields with live stock please remember to close and fasten gates, keep dogs on leads and don’t trample over any crops. Take any litter home that you may be carrying. Be considerate to neighbours if having a bonfire and try to warn people that have washing out, as there is nothing worse than smoky laundry. Enjoy the good weather that is meant to be coming.

DARTS: Michael Stone has got through to the semi-final stages of the individual knock-out to be played at Robertsbridge Club on Friday 5th June 2015. Tonight is Pushpenny Pairs with Dave Fortsch and Michael Stone at The Old King John while Alan Apps and Dave Goodsell are at Mountfield Club 8p.m. Don’t forget the next very popular Open Pairs Darts Knock-out is at Robertsbridge Club on Sunday 24th May 2015 with registration at 7.30p.m. This is becoming very popular as an evening of fun for everybody whether you come to play or just watch and you don’t have to be good at darts to join in.

STOOLBALL: Robertsbridge Stoolball Club started their season with a Mixed match at Ashburnham on Tuesday[5th] in very windy and cold conditions. Fielding first we took a wicket in the first over when Graham Clark held onto a catch from Abigail Fifield’[1-15] bowling and in the third over Abigail took a magnificent catch from Di Kitson’[1-4] bowling. Keith Apps[1-7] held onto a catch from his own bowling as the hosts were reeling on 31-3 but we failed to take the advantage and let them score freely until the 7th over when skipper Richard Apps took a catch from Lisa Fifield’[1-8] bowling as the hosts ended their 9 overs on 74-4. The message from the skipper to the openers was to go steady in the first 5 overs which is what Keith[43] and Sarah Clark[24] did putting on 74 before Keith was run out however we lost quick wickets with Abigail[0], Penny Clark[1], Lisa[1] before Sarah saw us to victory before she was caught which left JJ Boast[3n.o.] and Di[5n.o.] to finish the innings on 91-5. The Ladies started their campaign away to Catsfield on Thursday[8th] with the hosts batting first Sarah Clark[1-12] held onto a catch from her second ball but the hosts rallied until the 5th over when Penny Clark[2-10] broke the recovery and when Jack Dean[1-17] took a catch from his own bowling the hosts were on 72-4 but Rachel[67n.o.] and Jesami[32n.o.] got Catsfield to 133-4 from their 10 overs. We were no match for the hosts accurate bowling and only Sarah[58n.o.] offered any resistance as she carried her bat through to the end with little support as Abigail[2], Melinda Mackay[5], Penny[0], Clare Baker[2], Lisa Fifield[6], Charlie Apps[4], Jack[11] and debutant Lou[6n.o.] all went cheaply as we finished on 108-7. Sunday[17th] is our Mixed Tournament at The Cricket Ground from 10.30a.m. while the Ladies are at home to Pett on Tuesday[19th] and the Mixed are away to Staplecross on Thursday[21st] with both matches starting at 6.45p.m.

FOOTBALL: Although the season has finished we have arranged our Presentation Evening for Saturday 30th May 2015 at Robertsbridge Club @ 8p.m. This is F.A.Cup final day so you can see the final in HD at the club from 5p.m. enjoying cheap beer and watch the final on the big screen.