At the end of a busy morning at today’s Annual General Meeting of Somerset Bowls Association, Chairman John Durston was delighted to award Life Membership of the association to a very proud, but equally unsuspecting, Reg Birmingham (Winscombe BC and Congresbury BC). John described Reg’s long and distinguished bowling career, including an extended spell as a member of Somerset’s very successful Middleton Cup team during its “purple period” though the late 70’s and early 80’s.
More recently Reg held the position of Manager of Somerset’s Middleton Cup squad, and remains a Selector to this day. The many attendees at the AGM gave Reg their very warmest congratulations.
Reg expressed his delight at receiving the award and reminded us that his father had also been a Middleton Cup player for Somerset, and how proud he would have been of Reg’s achievements. Well done Reg!!
Photo (c/o Edna Bessell) shows Reg receiving his Life Member medallion from John Durston.