Ken Chine's County Certificate of Merit

Ken Chine County CertificateBraintree & Witham Times - November 2016

At the recent Essex County Bowling Association Awards evening, one of Braintree Bowling Club’s long serving, unsung heroes, Ken Chine, the club's Green Ranger, received his County Presidents Certificate of Merit, for his services to Bowling as a member of Braintree Bowling Club over the past 10 years and more.

Ken has had many duties within the club’s managerial posts over the years and is now stepping down from his major role as Green Ranger.

Members of his own club, together with the County Bowling Association, appreciate all the hard work that his team and himself have attributed in maintaining an excellent playing surface, which is recognised by not only other visiting clubs, but the County Bowling Association who use the rinks for several of their friendly and competitive matches throughout the outdoor season.

Ken is the first Braintree club member to receive this prestigious President’s Award of Merit, but the sixth member of Braintree Bowling Club to receive a County Services Award to Bowling since its inauguration in 1988.

In the County's Bill Willis Awards - Past winners are:

1993 - W. Cowell & S.D. Jobson

1996 - E.S.E. Gill

1998 - B.C. Wyatt

1999 - L.G. Dalton

In the County’s Presidents Certificate of Merit

2016 - Ken Chine

The photograph shows Ken Cline (left), being presented with his President's Certificate of Merit Trophy from Essex County Bowling Association President, Pat Finney.

Eddie Hawkins - Press Officer Braintree Bowling Club