Robertsbridge

St Mary’s Salehurst: will be starting off this Sunday 12th July with Holy Communion in the Mission room in Fair Lane at 9am. Then at 11am the Sung Eucharist is at St Mary’s. This is also `Bring Your Teddy to Church` Sunday, so if you have a favourite soft toy bring it along to Church with you.

There was an amazing turn out last Sunday for the 11am service that was taken by Bishop Rich. After which he bravely faced a Questions and Answers session. He has promised to return in September with a progress report on how things are going finding a Vicar for St Mary’s.

Live Music: at the Salehurst Halt on Sunday 12th July between 5pm – 8pm with Emily and her band. Lets hope the weather stays nice and you can sit out in the garden with lovely views listening to some lovely music.

Progressive Whist: is being held on Thursday 16th July at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7pm. All are welcome.

One for next month: Glottenham Manor is holding its Annual Summer Fete on Saturday 22nd August between 12 noon and 4pm. There will be lots of stalls with the favourite coconut shy, tombola, raffle, Splat the Rat, and loads more. Everyone is welcome to put the date in your diary.

STOOLBALL: Staplecross Mixed team were the visitors last Tuesday[30th] at The Clappers where our inexperienced team put up a good performance in an exciting and friendly match. The visitors batted first with Carolyn[67n.o.] and Darren[32] putting on 71 before Darren was caught by Phil Green from Richard Ahsam’[1-16] bowling. Ben[35] joined Carolyn and put on 75 before Ben was bowled by Clare Baker[2-1-39] which bought skipper Alan[29n.o.] to the crease as they finished their 12 overs on 184-2. This would be a struggle for us with the team that included some new players that had not played in the mixed team but an excellent 66 from Shaun Green put on 49 for the first wicket with young Charlie Apps[15] and when Clare[6] was run out we were on 63-2. Debutant Louisa Taylor[1] was bowled which bought in another debutant Jacquelyn Kuhler to the crease and she carried her bat to the end scoring 10n.o. Shaun was caught as was Phil[28] and then skipper Ian Kitson[12] was bowled with the score on 148-6. Graham Clark[0] was caught first ball but Richard[10n.o.] saw the match out with Jacquelyn as we finished 20 runs short on 164-7. Our Mixed team played at Pett last Thursday[2nd] with both teams using a few youngsters in the side. The hosts were put into bat and an opening partnership of 50 between Nathan[36] and Erin[13] was broken when Josh Lewis caught Nathan from Richard Apps’[1-11] bowling and when young Charlie Apps[2-2-22] had Erin caught by Richard the hosts were on 65-2. Hans[9] was bowled by Di Kitson[2-1-13] and then Nikki[8] was bowled by Keith Apps[1-12] but Olly[28] and Sophie[16] steadied the innings before Sophie was Richard’ second catch of the day from Graham Clark’[1-19] bowling. Anya[6] was Charlie’s second wicket aided by a catch from Richard and in the last over Olly was bowled by JJ Boast[1-10] while Cole[3n.o.] and Barry[6n.o.] saw the 12 overs out on 143-6. Richard[16] and Charlie[9] hit 24 off the first over before a mix up saw Richard run out which bought Josh[29] to the crease but he was caught with the score on 66-2. We lost Charlie, JJ[13], Clare Baker[3] and Keith[5] in the next eight balls with the score on 99-6 before Ian Kitson[35] and Di[11n.o.] gave us victory and Graham[6], Jackie Kuhler[9n.o.] and Lou Taylor[2n.o.] took our final score to 170-8 and a 27 run win. Our great British summer of rain, lightning and thunder put paid to Icklesham Ladies Tournament last Sunday. This Sunday[12th] is Civil Service’ Mixed Tournament at The Polegrove[10.30a.m.] while our Mixed team are away to Scorpions at Claverham on Tuesday[14th] and the Ladies are away to Brightling on Thursday[16th] with both matches staring at 7p.m.

FOOTBALL: Training continues on every Wednesday at The Recreation Ground from 6.30p.m. where excisting and new players are invited to attend. The A.G.M. is on Wednesday 22nd July 2015 at Robertsbridge Club @ 8.30p.m.

CHARITY CUP: We are delighted to announce a new sponsor for the 2015/16 season which is Paul Mitchell Plastering Contractors from Robertsbridge. We are very grateful to him for his support. We must thank Glen Wells from Speedtrace Builders Ltd. for his sponsorship over the past season’s. The A.G.M. is on Monday 13th July 2015 at Robertsbridge Club @ 7.30p.m.

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