Latest News – September 2021

Wednesday 15th September 2021 – Bowls – Knutsford Rex Probus v Tatton Probus

A call for tapes (1) and (2) Rex bowler Mike Cooper prepares for a “good wood.”

The sun shone on the Knutsford Bowling Club green in two ways. Firstly the weather was perfect for an afternoon bowling but also the sun shone on the form of the Rex bowlers who enjoyed a comprehensive victory over their neighbours from across town. By winning all the matches and amassing 105 points to a reply of 56 by Tatton it will be an afternoon that will be remembered beyond the fast approaching end of season. Of course being Probus members their was a humility in victory and good camaraderie until the very end.

Next week the Knutsford Rex bowlers will be pitching against each other as the annual club handicap knock out takes place. A 1pm start at Knutsford Bowling Club.

Friday 10th September 2021 – Social – Visit to Arley Hall Gardens

Gordon Bailey holds the full attention of his appreciative audience.

Another successful outing, a super guided tour of Arley Hall Gardens. The party was privileged to be accompanied by Gordon Bailey, the Head Gardener. The way he introduced the gardens and plants was beyond compare and Knutsford Rex Probus would like to express their gratitude for him sharing his vast knowledge. The Arley Hall visit was concluded  by Afternoon Tea.

Thursday 9th September 2021 – Club Meeting – Speaker, Mrs Sue Holden, who give a talk entitled ‘Bringing the Law to Life’.

Sue explained her early life and how she entered into the legal profession. She then discussed the evolution of the law in England and Wales from Common Law, Statute law, Case law and the law of Equity before examining the law of negligence, intellectual property rights and defamation. She then took questions from an appreciative audience.

Wednesday 8th September 2021 – Bowls – Knutsford Rex Probus v Lymm Probus

Although early September the weather was of brilliant sunshine with a temperature pushing to 30 degrees. Lymm Probus are probably the best team Knutsford play and it is some years since the home team could chalk up a victory. The match as expected was very competitive and by the half time break Knutsford were well into the match with only 3 points separating the two teams in Lymm’s favour. It is not certain whether it was the heat but the second half was really dominated by Lymm with the final tally showing Lymm beating Knutsford by 103 points to 87.

Next Wednesday, 15th September, Rex entertain their local neighbours Tatton Probus starting at 14:00.

Thursday 2nd September 2021 – Walk – Bradeley Green, Wirswall and Grindley Brook 

Would you believe the sign says “Warning. Grumpy Old Men Ahead”

The walkers arrived in the car park of the Willeymoor Lock Tavern, near Whitchurch and set off on Bishop Bennet Way for over a mile to Wirswall to enjoy the views of the Shropshire hills, following in the steps of A E Houseman’s “A Shropshire Lad”. They turned south and then southwest and crossed the A49 and descended towards Grindley Brook where they left the Bishop’s path and turned Northeast onto the Sandstone Trail following the towpath on the busy Llangollen Canal back to the Tavern where they were joined by two members and a guest that had been on a shorter walk nearby.  The walk distance was just over 4.5 miles in perfect walking weather and no mud! The food was good accompanied by a variety of cask ales on offer. This was a good day out with plenty of humour.  

Wednesday 1st September 2021 – Bowls – Northwich Probus v Knutsford Rex Probus

On a rather cloudy day a Knutsford Rex depleted team visited the Owley Wood Northwich green to take on the Northwich Probus bowlers. On a rather fast and unforgiving surface the challenge was to keep the length of the bowl within a winning distance from the jack and more importantly on the green. As the players walked off  it looked as though Northwich were taking the upper hand but as the points were totalled it was Knutsford who took the match by 57 points to 46 even though Northwich had won two more games than their opponents. In bowls its the points that take the prize.

Next week Knutsford Rex entertain Lymm Probus on their Knutsford Bowling Club green, 8th September 14:00. There will be an large element of pride at stake as the Lymm bowlers inflicted the highest defeat on Knutsford for the current season.