THE Yaxley club have sadly reported the passing of one of their life members, Ray Bass, who was a well-known figure on the local circuit along with wife Hazel, a regular member of the women's county teams.

He died at home in the early hours of Thursday morning (January 9) having never fully recovered from a severe stroke suffered three months ago.

The funeral is at Peterborough Crematorium on Tuesday, January 28 at 1.00pm following by a thanksgiving service at Farcet Church (2.00pm).

FOOTNOTE: Those who attended the funeral services of Ketton and Stamford IBC bowler Peter Edwards will be interested to know that from the collections taken, the charities Action Bladder Cancer UK and British Heart Foundation each benefitted to the tune of £400.