Robertsbridge news
Robertsbridge news

St Mary’s Salehurst: will start services this week with Holy Communion at 9am at the Mission Room, and at 11am Mattins at the Church.

Tomorrow Saturday July 16th: there will be a working party gathering to strim and clear the area around the Mission Room. Much of the area around the Vicarage and Mission Room has become neglected. All the time that this hall is being used the under growth and brambles need to be kept clear of the building to prevent the damp from creeping in.

If you have some time to spare in the morning and would like to help please go along and join in from 10am. Take your tools if you have some it will make life easier.

Robertsbridge Hall: is holding this months Progressive Whist evening on Thursday 21st July starting at 7pm. every one of all abilities are very welcome to attend.

Robertsbridge Arts Partnership: (RAP) are presenting the GB Theatre Company at Robertsbridge hall on Saturday 23rd July. They will be putting on a production of `As You Like It`. The doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start with tickets available in advance from Judges or by ringing 880248. Ticket prices are for RAP members Adults £10 and Under 16`s £7.00 Non-members adults are £12.50 and Under 16`s £9.00

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: will be holding its second Boot Sale on Sunday 31st July at the Recreation Ground in Robertsbridge. If you would like to book a pitch in advance please ring Pete on 880468 and it will cost you £10 if you want to take a chance on the day it will cost you £15. Set up for stallholders is from 11am and the Sale is open to the public from 12 noon. Please support if you can, as this is to help put on the Bonfire Extravaganza that we have got used to in November. No entry fee to the sale but all donations are gratefully received and there will be a collecting bucket on the gate for all your small change, or notes if you fancy.

STOOLBALL: The Mixed played at Pett last Tuesday in a thrilling and tight match which saw us win by just 9 runs. The hosts were put into bat and scored 179-4 off their 12 overs thanks mainly to an unbeaten 129 by Nathan. Di Kitson[2-1-28] clean bowled Jackie[0] with her third ball but then Nicky[21] shared a 56 run partnership with Nathan before she was caught by Keith Apps from the bowling of Penny Clark[2-3-47]. Lisa[0] became Penny’ second wicket with the aid of a catch by Richard Apps and the same two combined again to dismiss Erin[11]. Young Lou[7n.o.] shared a 55 run partnership with Nathan to end the innings. Penny[8] was caught with the score on 25 but a second wicket partnership of 85 between JJ Boast[84] and Lou Taylor[26] was broken when JJ was run out and then Keith Apps[5], Ian Kitson[0] went quickly before Graham Clark[32n.o.] stopped the rot. Lou was run out with the score on 151 which brought in Charlie Apps[7n.o.] to join Graham and claim victory before both retired to allow Rhys Kuhler[0] and his sister Lucy[3n.o.] have a bat but Rhys lasted 1 ball before he was caught while skipper Richard[4n.o.] ended the innings on 188-6. Our Ladies played at Brightling last Thursday and batted first with Sarah Clark[40n.o.] batting through the 10 overs. Abigail Green[10] was run out with the score on 25 and then young Lucy Kuhler[0] was run out next ball while 16 runs later Lou Taylor[4] was bowled as we sank to 41-3. Skipper Melinda Mackay[26] joined Sarah to put on 47 before she was bowled and Penny Clark[1] was bowled however Lisa Fifield[8n.o.] took the score to 108-5. Excellent bowling and fielding restricted the hosts to mainly singles without a boundary being scored. The first wicket went down on 6 when Kika[4] was run out but a 36 run partnership between Lillie[36] and young Tom[16] steadied the innings before Tom was clean bowled by Penny[1-8]. Leilla[14] shared a 49 run partnership with Lillie before she was caught by Charlie Apps from the bowling of Melinda[1-9] and then Lillie was run out with a ball to go as Carolyn[8n.o.] and Issy[0n.o.] ended the hosts innings on 101-4. The Mixed palyed at Civil Service Tournament last Sunday and were within one game of reaching the final but lost out by two runs however JJ Boast took the most runs medal with 146 while Josh Lewis won the most catches medal after a draw. This Sunday[17th] the Ladies are playing at Netherfield in the Brightling Tournament which starts at 10a.m. then on Tuesday they are at Pett while on Thursday the Mixed are at home to Civil Service with both matches starting at 6.45p.m.

FOOTBALL: The Bridge train every Wednesday evening at the Recreation Ground from 6.30p.m. with any new players welcome to join last years players under the watchful eye on new manager Mark Smith. The Bridge hold there A.G.M. on Wednesday 27th July 2016 at Robertsbridge Club @ 8p.m. where everybody is welcome to attend.

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