Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge Club: is the place to be tomorrow evening Saturday 8th August starting at 8.30pm. Sharp Promotions presents Lipstick & Beat nicks that play Jazz, Rockabilly, Blues and RnB. Then Acoustica, with Pop and Rock covers, and then Craig Devlin doing covers and originals. A great line up for what is to be a great night.

St Mary’s Salehurst: start the week end tomorrow Saturday 8th August with the Worship Baton arriving at 8am with an hours service. Then you can have coffee and croissants for breakfast afterwards at the Salehurst Halt. Sunday 9th August Holy Communion is to be held at the Mission Room in Fair Lane at 9am and then Sung Eucharist at `11am at Salehurst. Children Sunday Club will be held in the Vestry during the service.
A small reminder that Open Gardens will be in a fortnight on Saturday 22nd August with tickets available from both of the Florists in the High Street. All proceeds to go to St Mary’s.

Robertsbridge Aviation Society: will be holding the Annual Open Day on Sunday 9th August between 10.30am – 5pm. The Museum will be open showing artefacts and exhibits from WW1 up to present day. There will be stalls with books, bric-a-brac, and a ombola during the day, also there will be light refreshments available. Parking and admission isFREE but any donations are gratefully received to help with the upkeep of the museum. A huge thank you to all that supported the Grand Book Sale where a profit of £266.50 was raised. This all takes place at Bush Barn, Silverhill, Robertsbridge TN325PA.

Robertsbridge Jazz Club: tickets are available from Judges Bakery for this months evening of Jazz on Thursday 13th August at Robertsbridge Hall between 8pm – 10.30pm. The Ted Beament Trio are playing and so is Pete Long the fabulous Jazz Clarinettist. Details on www.robertsbridgejazzclub.com or by ringing 880274.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: are taking bookings for the Boot Sale on Sunday 16th August at Robertsbridge Recreation Ground. Please ring 880468 for bookings and details.

STOOLBALL: Hooe was the venue for the Mixed team last Thursday[30th] with the hosts batting first Abigail Fifield[1-15] had Cameron[0] caught by JJ Boast on the first ball and then Gill[7] was run out in the second over. Mark[17] hit a couple of four’s before he was caught by Richard Apps from Ian Kitson’[1-7] bowling but a 4th wicket partnership of 19 was broken when Jeanette[13] was caught by Keith Apps from Di Kitson’[1-6] bowling. Scott[30n.o.] held the hosts innings together as Judy[7] and Brione[1] were both run out and when Dave[0] was caught by Richard from Josh Lewis’[1-12] bowling it was left to Simon[4n.o.] to end the hosts 10 overs on 89-7. The Bridge got off to a flyer with Keith[32] and Abigail[5] putting on 35 before Abigail was bowled. Keith was bowled with the score on 42 but a third wicket partnership of 53 between Sarah Clark[30 retired] and JJ[59n.o.] took our total to 118 when Sarah retired to let Penny[6n.o.] share a 38 run partnership with JJ before she was caught on the last ball to end the innings on 155-3 and a 66 run win. Sunday [2nd] saw the Mixed side play their last Tournament of the season at Icklesham where we played Pett first and restricted them to 68 from the 6 overs. Di Kitson[1-7] took a wicket in the first over and then Phil Green[1-15], aided by a catch from Richard Apps and a run out, had Pett on 22-3 after the second over. Abigail Fifield[1-12] and a catch by Josh Lewis[1-11]of his own bowling had Pett on 34-5 before a run out and a catch by JJ Boast from Richard’[1-6] bowling ended Pett’ innings on 68 all out. In reply Josh[71] and Abigail[16n.o.] put on 79 before Josh was run out as we won by 28 runs. Good fielding against Crowhurst resulted in two run out’s and a wicket for Abigail[1-9] as they hit 71-3 but in reply we lost Charlie Apps[1] and Penny Clark[0] to silly run out’s and then JJ[15] was also run out. Phil[32] and Di[6] put on 18 before Di was caught and then Abigail[8] shared a 27 partnership with Phil before she was run out and Phil was bowled leaving us with one over to get 5 runs to win but Richard[1n.o.] and Josh[1] failed to get the runs as Josh was caught. We needed to beat Staplecross by 16 runs to reach the final with Phil[69] opening with Penny[0] but Penny was bowled in the first over, however, Di[10] joined Phil to put on 73 before both went in the last over as did Abigail[3] and Richard[0] as we ended on 92. We failed to take a wicket until the 4th over when Staplecross were on 53 but we took two wickets but that was the end of our tournament as Staplecross finished on 101-2. Tuesday[11th] the Ladies are away at Hooe while on Thursday[13th] the Ladies are at home to Brightling with both matches starting at 6.45p.m.

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