Southern District Striking Competition

We don’t know the last time we entered the Essex Association 6 bell Striking Competition but this year, with a little gentle persuasion Darren Osborne, Development Officer wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Striking Competitions are important. They are important for networking, socialising and showing off your tower and it’s ringers at their best to the public.

There was six teams from six different towers. We were drawn to ring last. As Development Officer, I didn’t care if we finished in last position. It was about being there and completing the test piece to the best of our abilities.

We actually came second, narrowing beaten by the winners Prittlewell who by far rang the best on the day. No arguments there.

The top two teams go through to the Essex Association Finals in July, where the best two teams from each district battle it out for the title.

As we finished second, we are through to the finals!

Thanks to Ros Skipper, Jim Laken, David Belcham, Doug Bowles and Tony Lowe for keeping your place and ringing steady.

Roll on July!

Darren Osborne picking up the certificate on behalf of the Rayleigh Ringers.  Picture taken from the Southern District Facebook Group.

Darren Osborne picking up the certificate on behalf of the Rayleigh Ringers. Picture taken from the Southern District Facebook Group.