Rye Bowls Club celebrated their victory as winners of this year’s Mermaid bowling league with a dinner at the Mermaid Inn. They were joined by members of ten other clubs. They collected the “Mermaid League Cup”, which was presented by Judith Blincow, joint proprieter of the Mermaid Inn, who sponsor the League, to John Smith Captain of the Rye Bowls Club. This year’s League Chairman, Tony Bryant of Beckley Bowls Club, told a Rye’s Own reporter that the 2003 season had been very keenly fought and Rye were worthy winners. Additional awards included £50:00and a presentation shield which the club gets to keep. The Mermaid League Cup is passed on to the winners next year but if Rye Bowls Club play as well as they did this summer they will be hard to beat in 2004.
“Rye’s Own” December 2003
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