Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: is holding the Annual Auction of Promises this evening 19th June at Robertsbridge Club. Many lots to be had and loads of fun. Please make sure you go along and support to help raise the money to stage the event in November. Registration starts from 7pm and the Auction starts at 7.30pm. If you have any last minute lots to donate please contact Eric on 880135 or Pete on 880468 or take them to the Club. Many thanks in advance that this will be a great success as it is one of the bigger events run by the Society.

The first Boot Sale is next Sunday 28th June at the Recreation Ground. This opens at 12 noon and you can book your pitch by ringing Pete on 880468 which will cost £10, if you leave it until the day and just turn up it will cost you £15.

St Mary’s Salehurst: will be holding services this Sunday 21st June (Trinity 3) with Holy Communion in the Mission Room at 9am and then Matins at 11am at Salehurst.

The Open Gardens last week was a fantastic success with over £1300 being raised. This was from ticket sales, cakes, teas and coffees and the raffle. A huge thank you to all those that worked so hard to open their gardens, to the cake makers and all the helpers. Also a special thanks to Elspeth and John Howell for organising the event. A total of 174 were sold for this event.

Robertsbridge Summer Event: is on Sunday 21st June at the Recreation Ground starting at 12.30pm. This year’s event by the Village for the Village is a Fathers Day Pirate Picnic. This is a free event for the whole village to get together for an afternoon of fun. Bring along a picnic, gazebo and just enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching and taking part in the entertainment. There will be ice creams, drinks, a BBQ, games, prizes, a Treasure Hunt, Pass the Parrot, Pirate Pennant Parade and loads more. Applause Rural Touring will be presenting a Circus and Clown Show. Don’t forget to get the fancy dress out and join in all the fun. For further information go to

All that is needed is reasonable weather and lots of laughter.

Robertsbridge Community College: Fete is next week Saturday 27th June at the College between 1pm – 4pm. Fun for all the family.

Robertsbridge Aviation Society: is holding their Grand Book and Bric-a-Brac Sale on Sunday 28th between 11am – 5pm. This is being held at Bush Barn and will be sign posted on the day. The Museum will also be open with admission and parking free. However donations towards the upkeep of the museum are always gratefully received.

During the day there will be light refreshments available. If you would like to find out more please ring 01424 773428.

STOOLBALL: We hosted Catsfield Mixed last Tuesday on a cold and windy evening at The Clappers. Keith Apps[26] and Abigail Fifield[8] opened with a partnership of 25 before Abigail was bowled. Lisa Fifield[4] joined Keith before she was caught on 42 and in the 6th over Keith and Di Kitson[2] were both caught and when Charlie Apps[2] was run out on the last ball we were tottering at 49-5 but a sixth wicket partnership of 34 between Josh Lewis[21] and Alisha Clark[21n.o.] steadied the innings with JJ Boast[9n.o.] taking our 10 over score to 95-6. Catsfield opened with two of their best batters in Rachel[21] and Aaron[40] who put on 67 for the first wicket before Rachel was run out. Aaron was caught by Ian Kitson from Di’[1-13] bowling and then John Jo[5] was run out with the score at 90-3. The visitors past our score in the next over but Charlie[2-19] had Bruce[9] and Scott H[0] both caught by Lewis. Jonty[18n.o.] and Charlie[11n.o.] finished Catsfield’ innings on 144-5 with Katie[20n.o.] retiring. We batted first on Thursday at Civil Service with a very young Mixed side. JJ Boast opened and was bowled first ball and then Josh Lewis[2], Clare Baker[1], Ian Kitson[2] all went in the first over with the score on 7-4. Charlie Apps[0] was bowled in the second over but a stand of 24 between Phil Green[22] and Alisha Clark[3] took us to 32 before Phil was caught and then Alisha, Graham Clark[1] and Callum Apps[1] all lost their wickets in the fourth over while Jem Ahsam[3] and Di Kitson[6n.o.] saw the innings finish on 44 all out. Josh[1-12] clean bowled Dan[8] in the first over and when Elissa[8] was run out in the third the hosts were on 24 but the hosts sent out one of their best batsmen Neil B[42 retired] to make sure of victory as he hit our bowlers all over the ground. JJ[1-6] bowled Ellie[2] and when Neil retired Lauren[15n.o.] and Ben[14n.o.] saw the hosts finish their 11 overs on 99-3. On Sunday the Mixed team played at Brightling Tournament and batted first against Crowhurst with Josh Lewis getting caught for just 1 run off the third ball but Abigail Fifield[14n.o.] and Keith Apps[34n.o.] saw us finish our allotted 4 overs on 54-1. In reply Gwylym[19] was bowled by Josh[1-10] but then a stand of 26 between Donna[9] and Jason[21] took Crowhurst to 50 before Donna was run out which brought on loan Callum Apps[1n.o.] to join Jason in the last over and they managed to reach 55 before Jason was caught by Josh from Richard Apps’[1-10] bowling. We played the hosts next and they reached 23 before Sarah[2] was run out but a stand of 44 between Chiffer[30] and Jo[24n.o.] steadied the innings before Chiffer was caught by Richard from Keith Apps’[1-10] bowling as they ended on 69-2. In reply we reached 26 before Keith[16] was caught but Abigail[12n.o.] and Josh[36n.o.] got us to within one run of victory finishing on 68-1. Staplecross were next and batting first Keith[8] was caught with just 10 runs on the board and when Josh[4] and Ian Kitson[3] went in quick succession we were on 23-3 but Abigail[16n.o.] and Richard[13n.o.] got us to 56-3. Alan[19n.o.] and Carolyn[32] put on 46 before Carolyn was bowled by Keith[1-13] and Rachel[5n.o.] took Staplecross to 59-1. Our final match was against the holders Catsfield and batting first Keith[21] was caught but a stand of 40 between Josh[32n.o.] and Abigail[6] took us to 63 before Abigail was run out on the last ball. Catsfield got off to a good start with Scott[30] and Katie[10] before both were run out but Jess[19n.o.] and Adam[5n.o.] gave them a 9 run win. Sunday[21st] is Crowhurst Mixed Tournament at 10.30a.m. while on Tuesday[23rd] the Mixed team travel to Brightling for a 7p.m. start.

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