By Alan Jackson
Warwickshire County Bowls Association held their Annual Luncheon and Prize Presentation at the Tally Ho Conference Centre, Birmingham.
As well as elebrating the winners of the County Competitions the County celebrated the Under 25s retaining the Ron Barston Trophy, the Senior Team winning the Francis Burton Trophy (Midland Counties League) and for the first time in its history the Balcomb Trophy (County Two Fours).
Craig Carter and Tom Millership (Rugby) were winners of the National Pairs.
On the day of receiving his sixth County Championship Trophy Graham Ashby (Avenue Coventry) also picked up his Honorary Life Membership flash in recognition of his success on the green, in his speech Ashby said his fondest memories will include playing in National Championships with both his late father and in the recent year with his son.
* President Graham O’Donohue was pleased to be handing over a cheque for £1530 to the Mercia Therapy Centre, his charity for the year. With more to follow as he has also been raising funds throughout Movember.
* During his speech to the luncheon Bowls England Junior Vice President Michael Jennings had the pleasure of presenting County Secretary Arnold Goad with the Bowls England Certificate of Merit. This prestigious award is reserved for those people who have provided outstanding service to the sport of bowls, something Arnold who is now starting his twentieth and final year as secretary has certainly achieved.