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"Malcolm Needham, whose death has been reported by his son Colin, was a long-serving member of both Rossington Welfare Bowling Club and Doncaster and District Bowling Association. Malcolm served on the DDBA Executive Committee from November 1984 to July 1993, when he was forced to stand down due to ill health, and also served as Association Vice-Chairman from November 1985 to November 1987, and Chairman from November 1987 to November 1991. During this time he could also be found referreing Association competition finals, and his tough no-nonsense approach was respected by all who crossed his path.

As a club delegate for Rossington Welfare, both before and after his time on the Executive Committee, Malcolm was also very vocal at DDBA Delegate meetings, never holding back when he believed points of order were being broken, or when matters he felt strongly about were being discussed, his experience at the Doncaster Magistrates Court serving him well.

Malcolm was not without success on the bowling green either, and in 2009 he was delighted to win Doncaster's Over 60s Doubles Merit with long-term doubles partner Alan Wright, also sadly no longer with us.

Colin, a former bowler himself, informs us that Malcolm sadly suffered from dementia in later years, having to give up bowling, and died peacefully after a short illness on 14th June. His funeral service will be held at Rose Hill crematorium on Tuesday 2nd July at 12:00, and all bowlers past and present who knew him are welcome to attend."