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Sandie Madge and Sue Paine, The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street

This is the final reminder to all Robertsbridge Bonfire Boyes & girls that tonight (Friday 30th August ) at The Robertsbridge Club , it is your last chance to pay your subs for this year. Also it is the last chance for anyone that wishes to join.

Don’t forget that Sunday 8th September is the Family Flower & Animal show & Fete . Entry forms can still be obtained from the village shops & completed entry forms and entry fee’s returned to The Floral Boutique or John Goldsmith by Friday 6th September.

If you have an event coming up let us know if you would like it put into the Village Voice . Please allow at least 7 days notice prior to the event date.

Stoolball The Ladies played their final match of the season at home to Catsfield last Tuesday[20th]. We lost Sarah Clark(1) in the first over but a second wicket partnership of 42 between JJ Boast(74) and Darryl Collins(17) steadied the innings but then Mel Mackay(13) and Sophie Turner(2) went quickly we were on 68-4. Kayley Sherwood(13n.o.) joined JJ to put on 76 before JJ was run out then Izzy La Pla(4n.o.) saw the innings out with Kayley to finish the 10 overs on 156-5. An opening partnership of 53 between Jo(63) and young Jonty(10) gave the visitors a solid start and when Jonty was bowled by Darryl(1-15) Shelley(16) joined Jo to add another 69 before she was run out. Jo was finally out when Sophie took a good catch from Diane Kitson’(1-7) bowling and when Sarah(1-20) took the final wicket the visitors ended on 120-4 to give us a 36 run victory. The Mixed team hosted an Ashburnham side which included some strong players from other clubs on Thursday[22nd]. The visitors batted first and an opening partnership of 73 between Chiffer(Brightling) and Sally gave them a good start before Sally was caught by Richard Apps from Ian Kitson’ bowling for 15 and with his last ball he had Chiffer caught by Sophie to finish with an impressive 2-11. Richard took another catch from Kayley’ bowling as she ended with 1-14 while the higlight of our fielding was when JJ threw the ball in from 40 yards and hit the wicket on the bounce to run out Laura but Sam hit an unbeaten 54 to take the visitors to 159-5 from their 11 overs. In reply our opening five batters committed suicide as we hovered on 14-5 before JJ Boast(15) and Kayley(15) stopped the slide but we were never going to be able to compete against such a strong side and we eventually finished on 59 all out. Dates for your diary:- Sunday 1st September is our Ladies Tournament at the Cricket Ground starting at 10.30a.m. There will be refreshments available so why not come and enjoy Sussex’ oldest game. The following Sunday(8th) is Brightling Ladies Tournament at Netherfield at 10.30a.m. and finally we will be holding our annual presentation and fun day at the Cricket Ground on Sunday 22nd September starting at 1p.m. and again there will be refreshments available and if you want to join in the fun please come along, no matter what your age, we would love to see you.

Football Robertsbridge United Football Club kick off their ADA East Sussex Football League season tomorrow with the Paul Mitchell sponsored 1st team travelling to Hooe Sports while the Playfoot Engineering sponsored 2nd team hosts Orington II at The Clappers with both matches K.O. 3p.m. We won our first silver ware of the season by winning the Cooper Cup final against Gray Nicholls last Sunday. This is a cricket competition for local organisations and business’ played in the evenings to raise money for the Cricket Club. Date for your diary:- We are holding a Quiz Night at Robertsbridge Club on Saturday 28th September for teams of 6 persons @ £5 per person starting at 7.30p.m.

Darts The dart season is fast approaching so we have arranged a meeting tonight at 8p.m. for anybody who is interested in playing on a Friday evening at Robertsbridge Club. Everybody is welcome to attend.