Uckfield Bowls Club recently held its popular Fred King Invitation Open Triples tournament. The event comprises 16 teams from clubs around Sussex and has been held since 2003.
The weather stayed fine for the event, and the Fred King Cup was eventually won by Peter Menniss, Valerie Menniss and Ian Scutt from Wealden Bowls Club; the runners-up being Debbie Juden, Tony Mercer and Ian Prior from Woodingdean.
Meanwhile, Uckfield has enjoyed a good start in both the Mid Sussex League (Division 1) and the John Spriggs League. They beat Burgess Hill away by 8 points to 2 in the first MSL fixture, followed by an emphatic 10-0 home win against Felbridge. Results were echoed in the John Spriggs League, with an 8-2 victory at home against Burgess Hill, and a 10-0 away win at Felbridge the following week.
Uckfield’s results in the Horam League have however been disappointing; with losses against Herstmonceux, Hellingly, Wadhurst and Rotherfield, with one victory against Groombridge and a draw against Ringmer. In their friendly matches, Uckfield have so far won 5 and lost 4, with two matches cancelled.
Uckfield’s season has been tinged with sadness, as their President, Mike Wilson, passed away on June 9th after a long illness. A minute’s silence was held before the home MSL match against Felbridge as a mark of respect.
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