Robertsbridge news
Robertsbridge news

The COOPER CUP: continues with FINALS DAY this Sunday 28th August from 11am. At time of going to press who will appear in the finals is still hard to call and if the standards of the prelims is maintained we will be in for a good fun day. Do come along and join in this village event. BBQ and refreshments will be available throughout the day. It will be followed by live music in The Robertsbridge Club in aid of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, with an aim to raise a record amount this year.

Services: this week, Sunday August 28th, are 9am Holy Communion in the Mission Room, Fair Lane and 11am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s, Salehurst.

A fantastic turn out for the licensing of Rev Annette Hawkins last week. The church was nearly full with locals and plenty of visitors, the service was very moving and the flowers were beautiful. Annette is already busy at work visiting folk around the village - if you would like her to visit you, or someone you know, please call her on 07900332791

Next event at St Mary’s will be the Saturday morning breakfast on September 10th. This is held at the Salehurst Halt and it starts at 8.30 until about 10am. The speaker this month is Stephen Gurr from the Chestnut Tree Hospice, but it is also an opportunity to meet informally over a cup of coffee and find out what is new at St Mary’s. Call Angela on 880307 if you want to know more.

ROBERTSBRIDGE JAZZ CLUB: This month presents the award winning saxophonist Karen Sharp. Karen Sharp ( tenor sax ), Mike Hext ( trombone ), John Horler ( piano ),Dave Green ( bass ) , and Pete Beament( drums ) . The Karen Sharp Quintet. Thursday 8th September from 8pm - 10.30pm at The Robertsbridge Village Hall. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance from Judges Bakery Robertsbridge. Facebook . Info 01580 880274.

THE FLOWER AND PET SHOW, Sunday 4th September organised by Robertsbridge Bonfire Society is fast approaching. Schedule s and entry forms are available from The Floral Boutique .There are entry forms for children as well as adults. The day kicks of at 12 till 4pm. There will be a BBQ- AFTERNOON TEAS - STALLS - GAMES. It’s family friendly and fun. This is the last fundraiser before our bonfire night , so please come along and support them.

OPEN PAIRS DARTS KNOCKOUT: at The Robertsbridge Club on Sunday 28th August from 8pm - Entry £1 - Raffle

DARTS: Sunday is the very popular ‘Open Pairs Darts Knockout’ at Robertsbridge Club with registration at 7.30p.m. However I have been informed by the Robertsbridge Club Committee that due to a function being booked last week for the main bar we will have to play in the top bar but don’t worry we can have as much fun in the top bar so get your darts sharpened up and come and enjoy the last bank holiday with us at the club. There will also be a raffle and entry is just £1.

FOOTBALL: The Bridge are holding a ‘Race Night’ at Robertsbridge Club on Saturday 24th September 2016 starting at 8p.m. This has always been a very exciting and fun evening to see not only horses running around the track but unusual animals as well so if you’ve not been to a race night before this is for you and all the family. Entry is FREE.

STOOLBALL: The Mixed team hosted Brightling last Tuesday in a very exciting and close match. The visitors batted first and lost opener Pete for 6 runs in the first over with Lisa Fifield[1-10] clean bowling him but a second wicket partnership of 88 between Kika[30] and Chiff[81n.o.] steadied the innings. Kika was run out which bought in Lillie[11] before she was also run out and skipper Sarah[0n.o.] joined Chiff to end their 10 overs on 142-3. An opening partnership of 55 between Keith Apps[53] and Penny Clark[17] was broken when Penny was caught and then Lou Taylor[2] and Charlie Apps[0] went quickly with the score on 77-3. Keith was caught 9 runs later but Lisa[16] and JJ Boast[36] put on 51 before JJ was bowled out. Lisa was run out 7 runs later after we had claimed the win and Josh Lewis[4n.o.] and Callum Apps[5n.o.] ended our innings on 150-6. The Ladies played at Icklesham last Thursday with the hosts batting first they lost their first wicket on 15 when Angharad[6] was run out but a second wicket partnership of 35 between Rachel[61n.o.] and Heidi[8] steadied the innings before Heidi was clean bowled by Lisa Fifield[1-11]. Mildred[17] joined Rachel to put on 52 before she was clean bowled by Melinda Mackay and then Tamsin[5n.o.] finished the hosts 10 overs on 109-3. An opening partnership of 48 between Jackie Kuhler[32] and Charlie Apps[21] was broken when Charlie was caught but then Clare[25n.o.] shared a 22 run partnership with Jackie before Jackie was bowled on 70-2 however Lou Taylor[9n.o.] and Clare could only get to 98 before the overs run out. The Mixed team are at home to Staplecross on Thursday 1st September starting at 6.45p.m.

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