Welcome to Clive Bennett’s web site




       1952                             1973                                  1992                               2000                           2010

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Although I first tried Lawn Bowling, briefly, in July 1955 I didn’t take it up until I retired thirty eight years later when in 1998 I joined my local club in Hangleton. From 2000 until 2009 I was also a Member of the King Alfred Indoor Bowling Club and from 2001 to 2009 played regularly for the Brighton, Hove and District League. Now, in my twenty second season, I’ve played approaching 2,200 League, Cup and Friendly matches for my Clubs and Sussex County.


In 2002 I joined the Sussex County Bowling Association’s Vice Presidents [now renamed Vice Patrons] and have played 180 game for them and since 2009 I’ve been a member of the Sussex County Bowls Executive and have played 187 matches for them.  


From 2008 to 2019 I played 25 Inter County matches for Sussex. Following my debut in 2008 against Surrey, I played against Berkshire in 2009 and in 2010 on my third appearance was awarded my County badge against [again] Surrey. I then made three appearances in each of the next three seasons: 2011 vs Isle of Wight, Cambridgeshire and Kent, 2012 vs Surrey, Cambridgeshire and Hampshire and 2013 vs Berkshire, Essex and Dorset. In 2014 I played against Essex, then Norfolk in 2015, Dorset in 2016 and Isle of Wight in 2017 In 2018 I played five games vs Cornwall, Berkshire, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Somerset and in 2019 three more vs Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire and Norfolk


At Club level I’ve enjoyed regular success in competitions appearing in 30 finals - twenty of them resulting in wins including a record seven times Two Wood Champion:

Lawn Bowling

2000

Finalist : Two wood Triples


2003

WINNER : Tyro Championship


2004

WINNER : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

Finalist : Men’s Pairs Championship

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’


2005

WINNER : Two wood Championship

WINNER : 100 Up trophy

WINNER : Two wood Triples

Finalist : Men’s Pairs Championship

‘Viv Hibberd Cup’

2006

WINNER : Men’s Pairs Championship

Semi-finalist : Handicap Championship

‘Cyril Buckland Cup’

2007

Finalist : Handicap Championship

‘Challenge Cup’

2008

Semi-finalist : Men’s Pairs Championship

Semi-finalist : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy


‘Gosling Memorial Cup’

2009

WINNER : Two wood Championship

Semi-finalist : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

‘Viv Hibberd Cup’

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’

2010

WINNER : Two wood Championship

WINNER : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

Finalist : Handicap Championship

‘Viv Hibberd Cup’

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’

‘Challenge Cup’

2011

Semi-finalist : Two wood Triples


2012

WINNER : Singles Championship

WINNER : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

‘George Dew Cup’

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’

2013

Semi-finalist : Handicap Championship

Semi-finalist : Two wood Championship

‘Challenge Cup’

‘Viv Hibberd cup’

2014

WINNER  : Singles Championship

WINNER : Two wood Championship

WINNER : Handicap Championship

Finalist  : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

Finalist : Two wood Triples

‘George Dew Cup’

‘Viv Hibberd Cup’

‘Challenge Cup’

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’

2015

WINNER : Two wood Championship

Finalist : 100 Up Trophy

Semi-finalist  : Singles Championship

Semi-finalist : Handicap Championship

Semi-finalist  : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

‘Viv Hibberd Cup’


‘George Dew Cup’

‘Challenge Cup’

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’

2016

Finalist : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

Semi-finalist : Singles Championship

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’

‘George Dew Cup’

2017

WINNER  : Two wood Championship

WINNER : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

WINNER  : Rolling Jack - 2 wood trophy

Finalist : Singles Championship   

Semi-finalist : Handicap Championship

‘Viv Hibberd Cup’

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’


‘George Dew Cup’

‘Challenge Cup’

2018

WINNER : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

Semi-finalist : Handicap Championship

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’

2019

WINNER : Two wood Championship

Semi-finalist : Fixed Jack - 3 wood trophy

Semi-finalist : 100 Up Trophy


‘Viv Hibberd Cup’

‘Gosling Memorial Cup’


I’ve also been involved with administration of bowls at Club, District and County level:

Hangleton Bowling Club:

1999 - 2003

2013 - 2014

and 2017

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2003

Recipient - Captains Award for services to the Club

2003

and 2008

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2004 - 05

Captain

2019

Match Secretary

2006 - 08

2014

and 2017 - 19

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2018 - 19

PRESIDENT


Brighton, Hove & District League:

2003 - 08

Secretary

2007 - 09

PRESIDENT


Sussex County Bowls [Men’s Section]  [formerly Sussex County Bowling Association]:

2007 - 15

Vice Patrons - Division 3 Controller

2009 - 16

Assistant Secretary

2016

Awarded Honorary Member of Sussex County Bowls

2016 - 19

County Selector - Division 3


















Bowling for Sussex: 2018















Club President : 2018















Awarded County Badge : 2010


























Club Captain : 2004 - 5


















Club Triple Winner : 2014
Singles Champion : George Dew Cup
2 Wood Champion : Viv Hibberd Cup
Handicap Winner : Challenge Cup

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Tyro Champion : 2003














Singles Champion : 2012, 14
‘George Dew Cup’
















2 wood Champion :
2005, 09, 10, 14, 15, 17 and 19
‘Viv Hibberd Cup’
2019 Record 7th victory





























Fixed Jack Winner : 2004, 10, 12, 17, 18
‘Gosling Memorial Cup’














Handicap Winner : 2014
‘Challenge Cup’

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Captains Award recipient : 2003


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One Hundred Up Winner : 2005

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Pairs Champions : 2006
‘A H Dilley & Cyril Buckland Cups’

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Finals Day 2010
during Viv Hibberd Final

SUSSEX COUNTY BOWLS [MEN’S SECTION]

VICE PATRONS DIVISIONAL CONTROLLER 2007 - 2015















               Billingham League                                           Pullen Cup

           Winner : 2007, 08 and 10                                Winner : 2011 and 13

       Runner Up : 2009, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15               Runner Up: 2009, 10, 12 and 15



BRIGHTON, HOVE & DISTRICT LEAGUE PRESIDENT : 2007-09


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Presentation of Bill Hawkins Cup at Finals 07, 08



SUSSEX COUNTY BOWLS




















Centenary Match vs Bowls England at The Preston Club, Brighton 2009

[standing front row - 4th from left behind National President]



HANGLETON BOWLING CLUB GREEN


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