How can it possibly be midsummer already, but it is. To celebrate in Robertsbridge the Summer Event on Sunday 22nd June is being held at the Recreation Ground between 1.30pm and 5pm. Take a picnic and relax and have fun. This event is FREE for the whole village to enjoy. The theme is the Robertsbridge Generation Game and rolls back the years to a world of 1970`s glitz and pizzazz. There will be music, drinks bar, magic, ice cream, and fun for all.

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The Robertsbridge Aviation Society are holding their Grand Book Sale on Sunday 29th June between 11am – 5pm at Bush Barn Robertsbridge TN32 5PA there will also be bric-a-brac and light refreshments available during the day. The museum will be open and the new display featuring WW1 will be on show. Admission and parking is FREE but all donations are gratefully received. Information calls to 01424 773428.

If you have any Summer events coming up please let me know on or pop in and see Sandie, and don`t forget there is a village diary at the Floral Boutique to help prevent clashes in dates.

Charity Cup : The A.G.M. of Robertsbridge Charity Cup Competition will be held at Robertsbridge Club on Monday 14th July 2014 at 7.30p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Football : The A.G.M. of Robertsbridge United Football Club will take place at Robertsbridge Club on Monday 21st July 2014 at 7.30p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Stoolball : The Mixed hosted Catsfield last Tuesday [10th] with the visitors batting first and opening partnership of 47 between Scott [25] and Rachel [39] was broken when Phil Green held onto a catch from Lisa Fifield’ [1-10] bowling and when Graham Clark took a catch from Keith Apps’ [1-14] bowling the visitors were on 62-2 and then Aaron [33] joined Rachel to take the score to 95 before Aaron had to retire injured. The final three overs saw the visitors lose wickets to Sophie Turner [1-19] and Shawn Green [1-16] to end their allotted 12 overs on 146-5. We lost Sophie [1] in the first over, Keith [15] was run out in the second and then Penny Clark [9], Lisa [3] went in the fourth over we were struggling on 43-4 but Phil [59] and Melinda Mackay [36n.o.] put on 64 before Phil was caught. We lost Ian Kitson [2], Graham [2] and Shawn [3] in quick succession needing 15 runs of the last 9 balls when JJ Boast arrived at the crease to support Melinda and with JJ facing the last ball needing 3 runs win he smashed the ball square on the on side for a boundary and a narrow 2 run victory. The Mixed played at Civil Service last Thursday [12th] and the hosts reached 228 from their alloted 12 overs thanks mainly to Neil [177n.o.] but we did take two wickets from Abigail Fifield [1-17] and Melinda Mackay [1-40] while Sophie Turner and Keith Apps took a catch apiece. In reply we lost JJ Boast [5] in the first over but a stand of 76 between Abigail [38] and Graham Clark [26] steadied the innings for a brief period before the collapse as Josh Lewis [9], Ian Kitson [2], Shawn Green [6], Keith [0], Sophie [8], Melinda [3], went cheaply which left Lisa Fifield [7n.o.] and Di Kitson [7n.o.] to get us to 142-9. The Mixed team played at Brightling Tournament last Sunday [15th] and lost to the holders Catsfield by 26 runs despite a third wicket partnership of 53 between Melinda [20n.o.] and Ian [26n.o.] while Keith [1-19] took the only wicket with the help of a catch from Richard Apps. Next we played Crowhurst with Keith [18] the only player to reach double figures as we lost by 20 runs with Sophie [1-12] our only wicket taker. Staplecross was our next opponents as we reached 37 with Sophie [14] our top scorer and in reply Staplecross hit 67 without loss. Finally we played the hosts Brightling and batting first we scored 48 with Keith [24n.o.]. In reply Brightling lost their only wicket on 43 but we fielded well to lose by just 3 runs. On Tuesday [24th] the Mixed team are away to Brightling.

Sandie Madge and Sue Paine

The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street