Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 16, 2018 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)



Mark Ireland Sunday 15th July 2018

Delighted to have reached National 4s bowls finals with Allen Onion Rob Robinson and Richard Brittan after winning county semi final today. Congratulations to other qualifiers, commiserations to those that made it this far.




Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 6, 2018 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A local bowls club has gotta lotta bottle and enlisted a new sponsor.


Fresh milk supplier Moofresh based in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington is the latest local company to support Erdington Court Bowls Club.


Phil Mitchell of MooFresh said,

"We put a lot of emphasis on our local roots and believe that organisations should support each other in these competitive times. Erdington Court Bowls Club is the largest of of its kind in the area and has members in most of the areas that we serve. These include:North East Birmingham, Aldridge, Brownhills, Coleshill, Erdington, Polesworth, Meriden, Marston Green, Shenstone and of course Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth. We are delighted to support the Club's efforts to recruit in these areas.."


Ray Woods, Marketing Officer for the Bowls Club said,

"My wife and I have always had our milk delivered, but the scandal of plastic containers has led to a swing back to glass containers and more customers for companies like Moofresh. Milk bottles do an average of over 20 trips and can be recycled when they get damaged."


"Erdington Court Bowls Club aims to help people to stay healthy - and has a policy of engaging with local companies. Moofresh is a perfect fit, supplying clean healthy products in an eco friendly way. We are really pleased to have the support of Phil and his team, particularly as bowls will feature in the Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Birmingham in 2022."


"We welcome support from other local companies and trades people - and we offer many opportunities to them to promote their goods and services. Other local sponsors already include Boldmere Glass, Ian Hazel Funerals,Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning and Johnson Skoda."


Erdington Court Bowls Club can be contacted on 07967 686230 and you can visit their web site at or via their Facebook page at Erdington Court Bowls Club.


For home delivery of milk and other products, Moofresh offer both a te;lephone and an online service - and can be contacted on 0121 448 0269 or via their web site at

They are also on Facebook at



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


Picture attached from Moofresh of their delivery staff,.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 2, 2018 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Mark Ireland yesterday won the 2 wood county singles match at Stoke Coventry, so will be in semi final, date yet to be decided. He together with Allen Onion, Rob Robinson, Richard Brittan will also be in the County Fours semi final - due to be played on 15/7 at Welford Bowling Club.



Another good all round team performance saw Erdington A team ( Ann Mason, Linda Sullivan, Chris Reid, Lorely Edwards) decisively beating West Midlands Police 35-7 today.


Special mention to Linda, playing her part for the team, making her Ivy League debut


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 1, 2018 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

'It was another busy week at North Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield's largest bowls club - Erdington Court, with the all weather rinks hosting over 30 players involved in separate City and County games on one day alone - in addition to regular social bowling sessions and the Club's own competitions.


Early in the week, all the attention was on the latter stages of the 21 end County Pairs match, featuring a 'Court - only' squad of top players - Rob Robinson from Four Oaks and Richard Brittan from Tamworth against Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill and Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield. In a match that lasted for over 3 hours,it was 15:14 to Mark and Allen going into the last end. They clinched the match taking one more shot to finish 16:14.


In other matches, going on at the same time the Court's Ladies Ivy League team 'B' beat Handsworth Wood 16:20. The Court have two teams in the League with over 14 ladies taking part this season. The 'A' team went on to win away at Kings Heath 10:16 and the 'B' team shared the points with a 10:10 away draw at Rowheath. . The mid term league positions have Team B lying in second place overall while Team A are 7th but have 3 games in hand, so all to play for!


In another Court-only fixture on that afternoon, the Men's 'A' team, also playing at home in the Birmingham Bowling Association Evergreen League lost to the 'B' team by the narrowest of margins on Rink 1 by 13: 14 - but won on the other 20:13. Overall, they took 4 points with the 'B' team taking 2.


In the Men's Birmingham Bowls Association League, the Court have two teams in the higher League - and for the third year running, their 'A' team is topping the League. The 'B' Team are holding their own at 7th in the table.


In the second round of the National Men's Pair's Competition, Allen Onion and Richard Brittan were in action again,. Despite being 8 points down with 7 ends to go, they won 24:18 against a team from The Avenue Coventry.


The Court also have teams paying friendlies each week end - and in a season of mixed results, the latest away fixture at Thistle at Newton Regis in Warks ended 95:59 to the Court.


Erdington Court welcomes new members of all ages and abilities to help fulfill it's extensive competitive programme and to take part in social bowling sessions on most week days. Free coaching is offered before members join. Erdington Court is unique in the area, having all the year round bowls utilising it's 4 rink full size indoor arena. You can view their web site at and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club. For more details, call 07967 686230.


Lawn or flat green bowls as it is known, will (as in previous years) feature in the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Birmingham - with matches taking place at Leamington.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on February 18, 2018 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Local first aid specialist Ann Davies of AD First Aid Training was at Erdington Court Bowls Club this week.


Ann was there to train 12 of the Clubs officers and staff in resuscitation techniques - including the use of the Club's new defibrillator.


Club Chair Rob Robinson said,

"The session was part of ongoing investment at the Club to ensure that we meet modern health and safety standards - and benefit the members. We aim to do refresher courses every 12 months.


This follows the installation of step down metal stanchions on each of the four rinks in the indoor arena, to reduce the likelihood of falls on the green - which is used by over 200 members a week during the winter months.


Ann really put us through our paces and the training was very thorough. It also made us a lot more confident in knowing when and how to use the defibrillator."


The Club is the only one in the Sutton Coldfield and the north side of Birmingham with a full-size indoor arena - allowing bowls to be played the whole year round


Erdington Court welcomes new members and can be contacted on 0121 373 2440. You can also visit their web site at and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club.


AD First Aid Training are based in Sutton Coldfield and can be contacted on 07912 062811 or via their web site at:

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on November 5, 2017 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

It was a busy week-end - and mixed fortunes for the Erdington Court squads, as they took on City of Birmingham, City of Coventry and Shrewsbury. A total of over 50 Court players took to the rinks - a number of whom were new to top level competition. The Club has extended its participation in competitions this year to reflect the growth in membership.


In the first round of the Denny Cup on Saturday, the Court had two squads playing at home at Bowling Green Close - and another 2 away at City of Birmingham. A weak start saw the Court fight back to lose by only 3 points overall. They will still continue to compete for the Denny Plate however.


Meanwhile, another Court squad away at a friendly at Shrewsbury, crashed 82: 97 despite winning on 3 rinks.


However, there was better news in the second round of the Top Club competition played at home on Sunday against City of Coventry. A total of over 10 hours of play on all 4 indoor rinks, saw Erdington come out the clear winners against Coventry. Mark Ireland led the charge, to start the day with a 26: 3 win over Colin Stowe in the Men's Two Wood Singles. This was despite Mark only having recently returned from a long lay off after surgery. Other Court wins included 18:8 for John Pritchard, Jean Smith and Phil Bond in the mixed triples and 22:12 for Tim Hartland, Pat Court, Chris Reid and Eddie Dunn in the mixed fours.


Erdington Court welcomes new members and currently has 21 currently undertaking their free introductory coaching programme. To find out more, call 0121 373 2440. You can also view their web site at: and you can follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club.

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 7, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This week saw Erdington Court Bowls Club with their feet firmly planted on the competition accelerator - and one of their Ladies teams was doing its bit!


The men recorded wins by their two Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) teams, the taking of the Warwickshire unbadged singles competition, a victory by senior captain Rob Robinson in the BBA Champion of Champions and a team win in the semi final of the BBA's Walker Cup - capped by an away success at Kings Heath in a week - end friendly.


In the BBA, both the Court;s 'A' and 'B' teams were at home . The 'A' team beat Kings Heath 13:12 with victory achieved in the last end. The 'B' team captained by Antony Gould, won 26:9 on his rink - and the other led by John Pritchard won an equally convincing 29:8. This was against Blossomfield who are also competing for top of Division 'B'. Again, they took the full 6 points.


Paul Vaughan was the eventual winner In an all-Erdington final of the Warwickshire unbadged competition against fellow Court Club member John Pritchard.


In the Birmingham District Women's Bowling Association (BDWBA), the Ladies 'B' team captained by Eileen Merrick beat Blossomfield at home convincingly 26:7.

The men meanwhile, led by Rob Robinson from Sutton Coldfield, won despite a tight squeak at home in the Walker Cup against - Kings Heath - one of the best Birmingham teams. They won in the singles and pairs,but lost the Triples and Fours. However they did just enough to win on points and go through to the finals on 16th August at Sherwood Park.


Rob Robinson continued in great form when he beat young rising star Gareth Evans from Bournville in the BBA Champion of Champions by 23: 11.


In the first mixed team friendly victory away - also at Kings Heath, Captain Peter also from Sutton Coldfield led his team to victory by 75:42. Winning rink members were: John Green, Joyce Terry and Tim Hartland.

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 30, 2017 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

It's an all-Erdington Court match tomorrow night (Monday 31st July) at Bowling Green Close - in the quarter finals of the Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) Fours. Allen Onion will be leading his team against one led by Antony Gould. (the normal stewards session will take place at 6pm).


On Wednesday, Rob Robinson takes on Gareth Evans from Bournville in the Champion of Champions competition.


On Thursday, our BBA league teams will be in action. The 'A' team led by Rob take on Kings Heath at home. This is a must-win match if they are to win the League.


The 'B' team are still fighting for promotion to Division 'A'. They took 4 points away to Bournville last week to go top. This week they take on Blossomfield


On Friday night, it is the semi-finals of the Walker Trophy once again vs Kings Heath - at Sherwood Park.


On Wednesday 30th August, Erdington Court takes on the might of the rest of the Birmingham Bowls Association at home.

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 18, 2017 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Club Erdington Court members John Pritchard and Paul Vaughan. They each won their respective semi finals of the Warwickshire Singles Unbadged competition. This means an all Erdington Court final. Well done lads!