Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street

This Sunday 30th June the Robertsbridge Aviation will be holding its Grand Annual Book Sale at Bush Barn, Silverhill TN32 5PA with all subjects and titles for sale.

The Museum will also be open with exhibits from WW 1 and WW II, plus Home front Uniforms etc. Parking and admission are free. Light refreshments will be available. Contact details are evenings only and the numbers to ring are 01580880712 or 01424773428.

The Salehurst School Association and Robertsbridge Children’s Service are joining together again to run the Children’s Fete next weekend on Saturday 6th July. This is being held at Sale Hurst School Field. Rush Witt and Wilson and EO Culver wells have sponsored this and the children and parents have been donating items and time to make this event a reality. All that is needed is your support to make this afternoon a success.

Football: Robertsbridge United Football Club are training for the 2013/14 season on Wednesday evenings at the Recreation Ground from 6.30p.m.

Stoolball: We played our mixed home match on Thursday against Icklesham. Losing the toss we batted first and lost opener Melinda Mackay with the score on 18 but a second wicket partnership of 38 between Keith Marden(51) and Angela Marden(14) took us to 56. We lost two wickets in two balls but a fourh wicket partnership of 27 between Bev Green(26 not out) and Keith got us to 83 when Keith was run out. Wickets tumbled and at 108-8 we were on the back foot but Alan Apps(20 not out) and Bev saw us finish our 12 overs on 142-8. The visitors lost an early wicket when Bev held onto a catch from Kayley Sherwood’ bowling and when Richard Ahsam took a catch from Bev’ bowling the visitors were on 24-2. The fourth over saw Alan hold onto a catch from Ben Moss’ bowling, two balls later Ben took a caught and bowled while he claimed his third victim helped by a catch from Angela. At 36-5 the visitors were on the ropes but an excellent partnership of 79 between Kevin(59) and Donna(25) with some poor fielding from us gave the visitors a chance and when Kevin was caught by Bev from Diane Kitson’ bowling it was 115-6 but the match was lost before consolation wickets for Angela and Alan saw the visitors finish on 157 for a 15 run victory. Wicket takers were Ben(3-8), Bev(1-12), Kayley(1-13), Diane(1-14), Alan(1-14) and Angela(1-22). At our Mixed Tournament on Sunday we played Staplecross first and restricted them to just 20 with wickets for Di Kitson and Richard Apps aided by catches from Phil Green and Josh Lewis. In reply we scored 49 with Josh top scoring with 27 not out. Next was Icklesham who batted first and scored 39 while in reply we scored 52 with Phil 32 not out and Di 18 not out. Our third match was against Brightling who reached 59 while we only scored 34 with Richard top scoring with 19. We needed to beat Crowhurst by 21 runs in our final match to reach the final but alas our batting let us down only reaching 35 and in reply Crowhurst hit 44. The final was played between Brightling and Catsfield in which Catsfield won by 23 runs. This Sunday is Staplecross Mixed Tournament at 10a.m. while on Tuesday 2nd July the Mixed are at home to Staplecross and on Thursday 4th the Mixed are at home to Pett with both games starting at 7pm.

Fishing: The season has started so make sure you have your Rother Fisheries Annual Tickets which are available at £3.25 each from Alan Apps 01580-880877 and don’t forget to get your Rod Licence either online or from the Post Office.