Robertsbridge

Progressive Whist: is on Thursday 18th June at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7pm. everyone is welcome.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: still needs donations of lots to sell at the Auction of Promises on Friday 19th June at Robertsbridge Club. Please contact Pete on 880468 or Eric on 880135.

The Boot Sale is on June 28th at Robertsbridge Recreation Ground also raising funds for the big event in November. Please support in any way you can as it gets harder each year to put on our fantastic Bonfire Night.

St Mary’s Salehurst: this Sunday 14th June (Trinity 2) will be holding Holy Communion in the Mission Room at 9am and then Sung Eucharist at 11am at Salehurst. The children’s Sunday Club will be meeting in the Vestry during the 11am service.

Just a reminder that it is Salehurst and Robertsbridge Open Gardens tomorrow Saturday 13th with tickets available fro0m both Florists in the High Street and the Salehurst Halt.

Robertsbridge Community College: is holding its Fete on Saturday 27th June between 1pm –4pm. Much fun and games to be had.

Robertsbridge Club: are hosting an evening of music tomorrow Saturday 13th with the band Vexed, which are back due to public demand.

ROCOCO: is holding its Summer Concert on Friday July 3rd in the Community Church Building. In addition to the main choir there will be guest appearances from Little Roc, Roc Bottom and others to be announced. The proceeds from this evening will be shared between British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Put the date in your diary.

Insanity: is a new live exercise class in the village on Wednesday evenings at Robertsbridge Community College. The class is between 7pm-8pm.

Dog fouling: this is not just on the pavements this time it is on the football pitch. People walk their dogs across the field and obviously think it is ok to let their dog foul on the pitch. Well I for one think it is disgusting behaviour. The pitch is used for children’s football training on a Saturday morning and will be each week through out the summer. The pitch has to be de-fouled before the children can play. If you are taking your dog walking please keep it on a lead when in the recreation ground or at least clear up behind your animal. There is a dog waste bin at the entrance, please don’t be so lazy. What sort of example is being shown to the future generations if adults display such dirty behaviour?

STOOLBALL: Once again for the third time this season the weather has prevented the Ladies from playing with their home match against Icklesham last Tuesday falling foul of the rain. The Mixed team hosted Pett on Thursday with the visitors batting first an opening partnership of 89 between Janet[24] and Mason[60] was broken when Phil Green caught Janet from skipper Richard Apps’[1-15] bowling. Mason was caught by Lisa Fifield from Di Kitson’[1-20] bowling in the next over but a partnership of 54 between Nikki[32] and Harry[25n.o.] steadied the innings before Sarah Clark[1-17] had Nikki caught by Graham Clark and then good fielding saw Lisa[6] run out which bought Sophie[2n.o.] to end their 12 overs on 163-4. The Bridge got off to a steady start with an opening partnership of 49 between Keith Apps[42] and Sarah[13] before Sarah was bowled and in the next over Keith was caught. When Josh Lewis[10] was caught we were on 83-3 but Abigail Fifield[16] and Phil[48] put on 31 before Abigail was caught. Phil was caught in the 10 over with the score on 139 and then Lisa[9] and Ian Kitson[13] took the score to 159 after 11 overs which meant we needed 6 runs to win in the last over. Who could have predicted what was to come when Lisa was caught off the first ball, Charlie Apps was caught off the second ball, Ian was caught with the score on 162 with two balls to go. Di[1] was run out the next ball which left skipper Richard[2] and Graham to run the 2 runs required from the last ball to end an exciting and enjoyable game for all. On Sunday the Ladies played at Pett Tournament with a very young side. We batted first against Icklesham with Sarah Clark[19], Abigail Fifield[38n.o.], Charlie Apps[9] and Lisa Fifield[27n.o.] taking our score to 94-2 from the allotted 4 overs and in reply we failed to take a wicket as Icklesham won by 46 runs. Next was Brightling where a serious injury to Sarah forced her to retire but the ladies battled on with Abigail[27n.o.], Lisa[21], Charlie[14] and young Alisha Clark[1n.o.] took mour score to 79-2 and again we failed to take a wicket as Brightling won by 51 runs. We played Hooe next and they reached 87-1 with Lisa taking a wicket but in reply and unbroken partnership of 105 between Lisa[31n.o.] and Abigail[61n.o.] gave us a 18 run win. Our final match was against Pett who reached 136-0 and in reply Charlie[30n.o.] Abigail[37] and young Callum Apps[3n.o.] took us to 79-1. I must congratulate all our young players for competing against some strong sides and performing well all day. This Sunday is Brightling’ Mixed Tournament at Netherfield[10.30a.m.] then on Tuesday[16th] the Mixed are at home to Scorpions and home again on Thursday[18th] against Icklesham with both matches starting at 7p.m.] FISHING : 4 Days before the season on rivers opens so if you’ve not got your licences yet now’s the time. Rod Licences are available from the post office or online and your Rother Fisheries Licence is available from Alan Apps(01580-880877) @ £3.50 for the year. If you fish without these licences you are liable to a fine of upto £1,000 so get prepared and good fishing on the Rother.

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