Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on February 18, 2019 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Club sponsor Jarrod Morgan kicked off Erdington Court's 3 week Sandy Powell Indoor Fours Competition - featuring 32 male and female members.


This prestigious competition reaches a climax at the Club's Finals Day on Saturday 30th March - before the Club moves outdoors to its 6 rink all-weather rinks.


Club Spokesperson Ray Woods said,

"This competition is always over subscribed. Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning based in Lichfield have been sponsoring this competition for 3 years - and the winning team and their partners will receive tea at the Ramada Hotel thanks to them. We are really grateful for their support and that of all our sponsors - 10 in total, all based locally."


Erdington Court welcomes new members and offers free coaching. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230 and you can view their web site at www. and follow it on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club or Twitter:@bowlsflat.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on February 3, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court maintained their strong home record at the week end, beating Shrewsbury 63::55 in a close game on the 4 indoor rinks. Each team provided 16 players and Pat Court from Wylde Green Captained the home team.

The Club has announced that it will be sending a 50 strong squad to Spain in April next year to compete against local clubs there. The squad is already fully subscribed and there is an air of anticipation at the first overseas tour in recent memory. The Club already organises a number of tours in UK locations, which are always fully supported.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on February 2, 2019 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)



Erdington Court provides opportunities for players of all abilities and at all levels.


The Club is affiliated to City, County and national bowls organisations.


Warwickshire provide a number of opportunities to play 'friendlies' against other Counties at home and away. This gives our Club the chance to give an outing to members who would not normally get the opportunity at play at that level.


The most recent of these was against Oxford and was hosted by Welford On Avon Indoor Bowls Club. The squad pictured L2R was Bill Ensor from Aston, Neil Ballinger from New Oscott, Clive Wilkins from Wylde Green and Ray Woods (Acting Skip) from Pype Hayes.


Also pictured below is Bill Ensor after receiving his Colts Badge for playing for the first time. Neil got his on the previous outing.


For more details call 07967 686230.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on January 13, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A busy day at Erdington Court's Indoor Bowling Green Close arena saw the home side beat Tamworth in the morning and Measham in the afternoon.The Tamworth fixture was the latest round of the County's Warwick Trophy - with the Court captained by Rob Robinson from Sutton Coldfield winning 42:33 to take 5 competition points. In the afternoon friendly, the Court led by Erdington's Tim Hartland won by just 3 points 51:48.


These followed a home win led by Pat Court from Wylde Green of 71:48 against Greyfriars from Coventry in another friendly.


In a startling return to form, the Club Ladies again led by Pat Court, began the year in style - beating the Club men convincingly 68:48. The men are plotting their come back in February!


Erdington Court Bowls Club welcomes new members and free coaching is available - over 21 newcomers have been coached since November. Please call 07967 686230 for more details. You can also view their web site at or follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter: @bowlsflat.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on December 23, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court's indoor arena was jam packed for the annual Christmas competition, featuring nearly 50 players. Winners were Colin Heath, Terry Yates from Sutton Coldfield and Chris Harrison from Streetly. Runners up Richard Harrison from Streetly, Eddie Dodd from Great Barr and Mike Kilby from New Oscott.


Boxing Day morning saw the Court's 6 all-weather outdoor rinks in use with an accompaniment of mulled wine and mince pies.


The celebrations followed a great competitive year for the Court taking the the lion's share of the Birmingham Bowling Association's outdoor trophies.The year was rounded off when they picked up their first points in the County's Indoor Warwick Trophy - winning both rinks by a small margin against Solihull Municipal. Each off the rink contests was close throughout, but both teams held their nerve and played excellent shots on the last ends to win by 1 shot and 4 shots on the two rinks.


The Court's Phil Bond from Hurley in Warks and John Pritchard from Sutton Coldfield won their National Over 60's Pairs match at Bromsgrove and now progress to round three. The match went to the last last end - and in a tense finish they claimed 3 shots to win by just 2 shots overall.


Finally, Captain Pat Court led another team to victory in a week end friendly against Birmingham Indoor and the score was 76 – 44.


If you are in the mood for making New Year's resolutions, Erdington Court welcomes new members and offers a free coaching course. Call 07967 686230 for more details. You can also visit their web site at and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter @bowlsflat.






Issued by Ray Woods, Marketing Officer, Erdington Court Bowls Club M: 07967 686230.


Update /pics from Boxing Day will be available.



Picture caption: Left the winning team of Colin Heath, Terry Yates and Chris Harrison. Right Runners up Richard Harrison, Eddie Dodd and Mike Kilby.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on November 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Court's run of success continued with an away win at Shrewsbury by 86:84 - led once more by Pat Court from Wylde Green. Court Ladies Terry Yates from Sutton Coldfield and Eileen Merrick from New Oscott again featured in the Court's best rink performance - winning by 11 points.

In Out Shake it all about

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on October 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Locally, there are two types of bowls clubs - crown green and flat green. It is often said that never the twain shall meet. However in a new venture by two of the fastest growing clubs in the area, that is exactly what happened.


A 16 strong squad from the Erdington Court Club - which is flat green, went to play crown green bowls away at the Hollyfields Bowls Club in Pype Hayes. The result was a 4:12 win by the home team. However, a second leg held in the Court's 4 rink indoor arena produced a different result - with the Court squeaking a 17:15 aggregate win - in what is now known as the 'In Out ' Cup.


Ray Woods a spokesman for Erdington Court explained,

"There are already close links between the two clubs - with a number of our members playing crown green in the summer months - and in the Autumn and Winter, some Hollyfields players join our Indoor Leagues and competitions, when most other clubs have shut down."


"Only this week, Chris Hall a leading member of Hollyfields won a first round singles match while playing the first round of a national Indoor Champion of Champions match - representing Erdington Court! He beat Neville Southall of Tamworth Indoor Bowls Club 21:20."


"The 'In out' Cup was thoroughly enjoyed by members of both Clubs and is now set to become a permanent feature of the calendar. We see collaboration between local clubs as an essential part of growing interest in the sport - in advance of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022."


Both Clubs welcome new members and offer free coaching.


Erdington Court have their annual open day on Saturday 13th October between 12 noon and 4pm. Personal tours are also available on request. They can be contacted on 07967 686230 and Hollyfields on 0121 373 1018 or you can visit their web sites at and and also on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and Hollyfields Crown Green Bowling Club.




Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on September 17, 2018 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The finals of the prestigious Birmingham Bowling Association held at Kings Heath, saw Erdington Court and Sherwood Park in Hall Green make their presence felt.


The week end began well for the Court when they lifted the renowned Walker Trophy - held each year in memory of Bill Walker of Sherwood Park.It was a close call however, with the Court beating Sherwood Park by only 4 points 83:79. The Court squad included newcomer Bill Ensor from Aston.


Court's shining star Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill did not disappoint, winning both the 4 wood and 2 wood singles - both against top player Malcolm Evans from Sherwood Park - 16:21 in a tight 4 wood game and 17:5 in the 2 wood.


In the Triples (W J Morgan Trophy), it was Court against Court - with the team of Allen Onion and Rob Robinson both from Sutton Coldfield and Mark Ireland beating Antony Gould and John Pritchard from Sutton Coldfield and Phil Bond from Hurley, Warks 4:23.


In the Fours (Innes Fours Trophy), Allen Onion, Rob Robinson, Phil Bond and Mark Ireland triumphed again, beating the Sherwood Park team of Rob Corp, Alex Lewis, Hugh Dunachie and Malcolm Evans 24:18.


In other results, Malcolm Evans and Alex Lewis of Sherwood Park got their revenge on Erdington Court in the pairs (Eli Fletcher Cup), beating Antony Gould and Phil Bond 21:9. Malcolm Evans continued his winning streak, with partner Gill Maund beating the Kings Heath's Ian Brown and Janet Tranter 23:14 in the mixed pairs. Paul Jones of Solihull Municipal won the Champion of Champions, beating Ken Nichols of West Midlands Police 21:7.



Erdington Court pics:


Winning Walker Trophy team led by Rob Robinson of Sutton Coldfield presented with trophy by BBA President Ian Brown of Kings Heath


Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill winner - of both the 2 wood and 4 wood singles with BBA President Ian Brown of Kings Heath.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on September 2, 2018 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Once again, Erdington Court men were the hosts for the prestigious Birmingham Bowling Association's (BBA)Tony Cooke Memorial Trophy Match - against the combined might of the rest of the BBA.


All 6 all-weather rinks were in use - with a total of 48 players in action and the BBA fielded rink squads from as far afield as Tamworth.


The BBA were led by their Vice President Brian Rogers. Antony Gould from Sutton Coldfield led the Court team.


Also present was Tony Cooke's widow Joy from Solihull who spoke of her pride in being at the event to commemorate the contribution to bowls made by her husband.


The Court won 131:107 taking 4 of the 6 rinks.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 19, 2018 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The 6 all weather rinks at Bowling Green Close were in full use for a home tie against Handsworth Wood - one of the largest clubs in the area. A total of 36 players took part - with the Court team led by Ray Woods from Pype Hayes winning 4 of the 6 rinks with an overall score of 117:87.


Meanwhile the Club's top squad led by Rob Robinson from Four Oaks continue their powerful run in the Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) competitions. They are through to the final of the Walker Trophy - beating the West Midlands Police 3:1 and now face Sherwood Park from Hall Green in the final. Antony Gould from Sutton Coldfield and Phil Bond from Hurley In Warks reached the final of the BBA pairs by beating Ian Brown and Simon Lockwood of Kings Heath. Rob Robinson, Phil Bond, Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill and Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield are through to the finals of the BBA fours having beaten Solihull Municipal. The 'A' team also won their final BBA League game away to Sherwood Park having already secured top spot. The top squad led by Rob are in action this week representing Warwickshire in the Bowls England Nation Finals at Leamington - home of the Bowls 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Still in the BBA, the Court's 2 teams in the Evergreens League had success both at home and away. The 'A' team were up against Handsworth Wood at home winning on both rinks 27-12 and 17-14 to take the full 6 points. The 'B team were at Solihull Municipal, also taking 6 points winning 29-6 & 25-5. Court Co-ordinator John Reid of Pype Hayes was delighted, saying

"It was a great effort that means both teams have the chance to finish in the top 3 in the League."


Erdington Court welcomes new members of all ages and abilities.Call 07967 686230 for details of free coaching and membership. You can also view their web site at or follow them on Facebook: Erdington Court Bowls Club or Twitter:@bowlsflat. Indoor season begins late September.