CROYDON LADIES B.C. came so close to being the first ever Surrey club to win the Women's National Top Club Competition at Royal Leamington Spa over the weekend of 15th and 16th September. 

Croydon played a very strong team from Broadway B.C. Worcestershire in the Quarter Final winning by two shots. 
In the semi-final they beat Wellingborough B.C. Northants 3 - 1 and in the final played Wigton B.C. Cumbria.  This went to the very last shot of the game.  Croydon won the singles, lost in the pairs, drew in the triples and this left the fours.  In the last end, the Cumbria skip took out Croydon's shot cleanly leaving them with a count of four.  This meant they lost the fours by two shots. 
Croydon team was:  Carol Ware; Chris Adcock and Lynne Bourne; Nikki Gover, Ann Warrington and Sheron Mitchell; Sue Pache, Shirley Feist, Myrtle Jenner and Carole Cuell with Maggie Rowland and Gill Harrison as reserves.
The Top Club was inaugurated in 1996 - Croydon B.C. were finalists in 1997 and Quarter Finalists in 2008. 

        'Brilliant Bourne'
Pat Bourne from Purley Bury our Surrey two wood singles champion continued her winning ways at the English National Championships at Leamington today (1st August) by also winning.  Pat played Sue Dadson (Hampshire) in an enthralling final with the scores being level at 12-12 with just three ends left to play before winning 15-12.
CONGRATULATIONS PAT the first Surrey winner of this championship since 1973.


We finally played our quarter final of the Johns Trophy against Devon on Saturday 14th July at Warminster, Wilts.  Sadly, we lost 105 shots to 134.  However, the team can be proud of their performance during the five games we played.  We are on our way to a great team for future years.

After a four hour journey to Dorchester B.C. on Saturday 7th, we arrived to find the green flooded in places.  There were red flood warnings in place but the greenkeeper said it would drain if it stopped raining.  As we all know, it did not stop.  Devon had come through a nightmare journey to get there as well, so in the end we called it a day and came home.



The game is re-scheduled for 1.0pm on Saturday 14th July at Warminster B.C. Wiltshire.  Coach available at 0845 at Sutton and 0930 at Egham - ring Bobbie for a seat.

Our very talented team won again against Sussex in our fourth and last match in our league. This means we have played four and won four and go on to the Quarter Finals in Dorset at the Dorchester B.C. on Saturday 7th July. A coach will leave Sutton B.C. at 07:45 and Egham B.C. at 08:30 on the 7th to take players and supporters to the venue. Any spectators are most welcome. Give Secretary Bobbie a ring or email to book your seat **GAME POSTPONED**


Surrey played Oxfordshire in our third game in the Johns Trophy league at Shiplake B.C. winning by 3 shots. This was a real nail biter. This gave Surrey 18 points to Oxfordshire's 4. Sussex who we play on Saturday 23rd at Sutton also won their game so this will be 'the crunch'. Please come along to support. We need all your voices to shout our team on.



Continuing our success against Middlesex, our Johns  trophy team beat Buckinghamshire by 138 shots to 107 shots.  This gave us  18 points and Bucks 4.  Why not try to come to Shiplake B.C. Oxfordshire on  Saturday 16th June at 1.30pm for our next game.  Coach leaves Sutton at  10.45am and Egham at 11.30am.  Contact Secretary Bobbie to book your seat  on the coach.


Our first game in this league went very well indeed. We played Middlesex away and won on five out of the six rinks with a winning total of 140 shots to 81. This gives us a magnificent start of 20 points to Middx 2. Come and watch our next game on Saturday 9th June at Egham start time 1.30pm v Bucks. We need all our supporters to cheer us on.



Our winning Walker Cup team played Middlesex in our first round but unfortunately we lost by 41 shots to 29.


2012 Senior and Junior International Teams.


Kylie Hampton (Knaphill) has been selected for both the Senior and Junior International Series with Pat Bourne (Purley Bury) being selected for the Sernior International Series.


The International series will be held as follows: Juniors on 22nd and 23rd July at Llanelli B.C. Wales. Seniors from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st June in Bangor, Northern Ireland.


Very many congratulations to both our players and good luck.


A very happy Ann Bolton at her club Priory Park, Kew with some of the Surrey Executive, presents her charity Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for £3,500 monies collected from her year as Surrey President 2012.

Croydon’s Top Club finalists team           Victorious National 2 wood Champion

at Royal Leamington Spa with                 Champion Pat Bourne (Purley Bury)

President Ann                                          with President Ann