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ERDINGTON MEN'S FOURS REACH NATIONAL FINALS

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.

 

 


WEEKLY ROUND UP

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 12, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

BOWLS: ERDINGTON COURT

 

The Court's Ladies continue to field teams in a number of leagues. The number of ladies at the Club means that in most cases, they are able to field two teams. In the Birmingham Bowling Association's Ivy League, their 'B' team took on Solihull Municipal with a 25:8 decisive win.

 

In the Birmingham District Women's Bowling Association, the Court's 'A' team headed by Captain Pat Court from Sutton Coldfield had a frustating end to a game that had looked like it was theirs for the taking. The Court were holding 19 – 18 on the penultimate end, then holding 4 shots on the final end. Fate intervened however when the Sherwood Park skip fired - taking out the jack and meaning that the end had to be replayed. Sherwood Park then took 2 and the Court lost the match 19 – 20.

 

The Court's top male players continue their progress in county and area competitions.

 

The duo of Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield and Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill won the Warwickshire pairs quarter final against Lewis and Martin Hammond of Three Spires) 21-11. The Semi Final will be on 22nd July against Scott and Graham Ashby of Nuneaton at Welford.

 

Rob Robinson from Four Oaks and Allen Onion won 22-19 against John Godfrey and Paul Hughes of Sherwood Park in the first round of the Birmingham Bowling Association pairs.

In what is fast becoming a local annual derby, the Court were away at Sutton Methodists in Upper Holland Road. The Methodists were keen to avenge their away defeat earlier in the year. The rink honours were divided 2 each - with a narrow overall win for the Methodists of 65:62.

 

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 www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk 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

BUSY TIMES AT ERDINGTON COURT

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 www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk 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.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 23, 2018 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

As our local newspapers get run into the ground, we are increasingly reliant on our own social media output and on great LOCAL web sites like Royal Sutton News.

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COURT VS COURT AT ERDINGTON

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 19, 2018 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

18TH JUNE

 

COUNTY PAIRS

 

In a busy day on the greens, all the attention was on the latter stages of the 21 end County pairs match featuring some of the Court's top players - Rob Robinson and Richard Brittan against Mark Ireland and Allen Onion. In a match that lasted for over 3 hours, it was 15:14 to Mark and Allen going into the last end. They added another shot to finish 16:14.


l 2 r Rob, Richard, Allen and Mark

 

 

ERDINGTON COURT EVERGREENS 'A' VS 'B'

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 19, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Court's Men's 'A' team,playing at home in the Birmingham Bowling Association's Evergreens League lost to the Court's 'B' team by the narrowest of margins on Rink 1 - 13:14 - but won on the other 20:13. Overall, they took 4 points with the 'B' team claiming 2


L2R 'B' Team led by Ken Ellis, 'A' team right leD by Tim Hartland.

ERDINGTON IS THE TOPS

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 18, 2018 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

18TH JUNE

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Our men's Birmingham Bowling Association 'A' team who are topping the league and..

Our ladies two teams in the Birmingham and District Women's Bowling Association who are topping that league.

WELL DONE EVERYBODY!

Home win for Erdington Court

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 17, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

16th June

Another good week end win for the Court at home to our good friends at Corley. Winning rink was that led by Acting Captain for June - Roy Webster 30:5. Overall score was: 73: 66. David Ballantyne takes over as acting captain for July.


WEEK END FRIENDLIES

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 11, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

11TH JUNE - WEEK END FRIENDLIES

Good win away at Thistle Bowls Club yesterday on grass - 95:59. Looking forward to welcoming them at Erdington Court. our good friend and colleague Richard Brittan who now plays there - was there to welcome us. Good to have new members taking part.

Not such a good result away at Handsworth Wood on Saturday - lost 97:59!

Club competitions are underway - as well as regional and Birmingham leagues and competitions, so lots to keep everyone busy!

Erdington Court Bowls Club

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on March 12, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Members of West Bromwich Probus Club celebrated their ongoing partnership with Erdington Court and Hamstead Social Bowls Clubs and at their annual dinner held at Walsall Golf Club.

 

The Club has 27 members, most of whom play bowls each week at the Erdington Clubs 4 rink indoor arena during the Winter - and at Hamstead Social Social Club in the Summer. This has been a regular feature of Club activity for several years.

 

Chairman Geoff Page said,

"The facilities and the support that we receive at both Clubs is excellent. Bowls provides good all round exercise and social interaction which is essential as people get older. The indoor facility at Erdington is unique in the North Birmingham area."

 

David Mitchell from Four Oaks and President of Erdington Court Bowls Club was on hand to present the annual bowls trophies to members.

 

He said,

"It was a pleasure to be invited to the Probus Club's annual dinner. They are lovely people and we are always delighted to see them at the Bowls Club. We welcome links with the local community."

 

After the meal, guests were entertained by The Voices of Hope who sing for a Charity that supports Sandwell Hospital Cancer Patients. Funds raised at the meal were donated to Sandwell Hospital - and to one of the Probus members who riding his bike from Lands End to John O Groats for the Edwards Trust at the Birmingham Children's Hospital.

 

Probus meets at the Hamstead Pub in Green Lane, Hamstead on the third Monday of the Month at 10.30 am there is a Speaker each month. The meeting is followed by Lunch.

 

Probus is for retired gentlemen who wish for company and friendly conversation.

 

New members are welcome please contact the Chairman Mr Geoff Page on 0121 357 6478 or [email protected]

 

Erdington Court Bowls Club also welcomes new members from across North Birmingham and South Staffs and can be contacted on 0121 373 2440. You can also follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and at their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk.

 

The 'Voices Of Hope Choir' can be contacted on 01922 723230.

 

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