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Wednesday 31st August 2022 – Bowls – Weaver Probus v Knutsford Rex Probus

Knutsford Rex Probus Bowling Team 2022.

As the Knutsford bowlers arrived at the Owley Wood Bowling Club green they were greeted by their friends from Weaver Probus in their usual hospitable way. The green however was less friendly as it was very hard due to the recent long spell of dry weather and a quick practice bowl confirmed that the main challenge was to keep the bowl on the green.

Once the match started it was a common for the jack to end up in the gutter and even more common for the players bowl to also find its way off the green. But with each game taking longer than usual due to the many restarts it was obvious from the half time break that both teams were struggling but this also made the competition very close.

As the final pairs came off the green the bowlers waited in anticipation for the final result. And, to a great deal of satisfaction, Knutsford came out winners by 74 points to 67.

Weaver then provided an excellent buffet lunch in the excellent clubhouse for all present to which Knutsford Rex Probus express their sincere thanks.

Thursday 25th August 2022 – Club Meeting – Speaker, David Skillen, who gave a talk entitled ‘5 years in 50 minutes’.

The 5 years refers to the American Civil War which occurred 1861 to 1865. The Speaker illuminated his talk with photographs of the battlefields and gave a most comprehensive account of the battles, tactics and personalities involved.

Wednesday 24th August 2022 – Bowls – Knutsford Rex Probus v Appleton Probus


On another sunny day down at the Knutsford Bowling Club green the Rex bowlers entertained the highly competitive bowlers from Appleton. This fixture has a tradition of being at a high standard with many of the Appleton team being regular club bowlers. Unfortunately on the day Knutsford had a somewhat depleted team with Captain Roger Collins and regular Jim Flett both missing on holiday. The final result of Rex 84 Appleton 97 was never in doubt but everyone enjoyed the afternoon with smiles all round. Knutsford Rex have still to visit Appleton this season so there will be a chance to even the honours.

Tuesday 23rd August 2022 – Social – Visit to Wollerton Old Hall Gardens

Members, wives and widows visited Wollerton Old Hall Gardens near Market Drayton, Shropshire. The owner of the property gave a short explanation of how the gardens had been developed before handing over to the head gardener for an exclusive guided tour of the gardens. The 4-acre plot has been divided into individual separate gardens on a grid system, and the ‘hot garden’, consisting of plants of vibrant colours of yellow and red, was particularly striking. After the tour an excellent cream tea was enjoyed by all.

Thursday 18thAugust 2022 – Walk – Little Switzerland

The walkers enjoyed a 5.5 mile walk from the Boot Inn, Willington to the area near Tarporley called Little Switzerland which afforded good views of Snowdonia. On returning to the Boot Inn they were joined by the short walkers, who had been on a stroll through Delamere Forest, for a good lunch.

Wednesday 17th August 2022 – Bowls – Knutsford Rex v Wilmslow Fulshaw Probus

Another sunny day down at the Knutsford Bowling Club green. This time for Rex to meet their friends from Wilmslow Fulshaw Probus.

The Fulshaw team is well represented by many club bowlers so this fixture is always a real test. Rex came away from Wilmslow earlier in the season with a win so their opponents were on for revenge.

As the afternoon progressed the scores coming in suggested a sizable margin of victory for Fulshaw and at the end this is how the match finished. Congratulations to Fulshaw on the 81 to 67 points victory and as for Rex they will dust themselves down in anticipation of the next fixture which is at home to Appleton Probus on Wednesday 24th August at 2pm.

Thursday 11th August 2022 – Club Meeting -Speaker, Gordon Bartley, who gave a talk entitled ‘Concorde’.

Gordon explained that for many years he was a Technical Tour Guide at Manchester Airport and Concorde became the 3rd lady in his life in addition to his wife and daughter. Gordon discussed the potential American and Russian rivals to Concorde (which were not good enough), the evolution of the British and French designs for the supersonic passenger aircraft and the real reasons which caused the Air France Concorde to catch fire. The talk was accompanied with many informative photographic slides.

Monday 8th August 2022 – Bowls – Probus Cup – Tatton Probus v Rex Probus


A beautiful Summers day with ideal conditions the Crosstown Bowling Club green was the venue for the annual Knutsford Probus Cup between Knutsford Tatton Probus and Knutsford Rex Probus.

Both teams make this game friendly but competitive nd with all 4 first half games completed Rex were 6 points clear. The second half was nip and tuck going to the final game of the 2nd half. As the points were totaled Tatton were announced winners by just one point 98-97. An incredible afternoon. Picture shows the trophy being presented to Tatton captain John Manning by Rex captain Roger Collins.

Thursday 4th August  2022 – Walk – Haslington Circular


A fine body of men.                                                The inspection of a artichoke

Seven walkers met at the lay-by at Winterley Pool, Haslington for a 4.5-mile circular walk. The weather was fine and no mishaps occurred walking through a field of docile cattle and later through a golf course. An enjoyable lunch was taken at the Bear’s Head, Brereton.

Wednesday 3rd August 2022 – Bowls – Wilmslow Fulshaw Probus v Knutsford Rex Probus


A beautiful sunny afternoon at Wilmslow Bowling Club where Knutsford Rex bowlers accepted the challenge from their friends at Wilmslow Fulshaw Probus. Wilmslow were well in the lead at the break and in to the 2nd half Knutsford were still behind. However a magnificent comeback which brought all 3 pairs victories to give the match to Rex by 74 points to 68. A tremendous hard fought victory.