Ken Marsh Trophy
Ken Marsh was a former Southampton & District President who died in August of last year aged 86 years
Ken took up bowling in the early 1960’s and for the majority of those years he bowled for Hampshire Police Bowls Club. He also bowled indoors as a member of Banister Park Bowling Club. Being over 6ft 6ins tall and thin as a bean pole he stood out from the crowd but the more so because of his natural gift and flair as a lawn bowler. Over the years he won many awards for his bowling both at County and District level; the most impressive being to win the National over 55’s pairs championship in 2004 with Barry Bendall of Banister Park.
Ken lived for bowling and was an active member of S & D until his passing last year. He was made President in 2009 and both before and after that year served on many committees and selection panels.
There are a great many bowlers who will be ever grateful to Ken for the way in which he shaped their bowling careers through his help and constructive advice.
It is against this background that our General Secretary Roger Honey, who is a former colleague of Ken both in the police service and as a fellow member of Hampshire Police BC, asked that the Club Knock Out competition be named after Ken to mark the first anniversary of his death and in order that Ken’s name can live on in bowling. Roger is also supplying the trophy. There was no dissent from Roger’s proposal and hence the naming of this new trophy.
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