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 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Over 40 Club members, friends and family turned out for the traditional Boxing Day morning fixture on Erdington Court's 6 all-weather greens. Mulled wine and mince pies enhanced the event's attraction - which sees more players each year as the Club grows.


Organisers of the event were Rob and Hilary Robinson from Four Oaks and their family.


Winner of the junior section was 8 year old Poppy Foden from Wood End and the senior winner was Matthew Williams from Sutton Coldfield.




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The 40+ entry field assemble to do battle in seasonal attire.


Rob Robinson Club Chairperson with Junior Winner - 8 year old Poppy Foden from Wood end


Rob Robinson Club Chairperson with winner Matthew Williams


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on December 9, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday 15th December sees the semi finals and finals of the Club's 'Star Cars and Coaches Road to Santa' - sponsored for the first time by the Yenton based company. There are two events in this Pairs Competition- the Cup and the Plate - which has taken place over 3 week ends and featured 32 of the Club's best male and female players.


Spokesman for the Club Ray Woods said

"We are delighted that Star Cars and Coaches are sponsoring this event for the first time this year. It is a real vote of confidence in our Club which continues to attract new members - thanks to our indoor arena. Another sponsor Moofresh from Wishaw will be supplying fresh milk for the teas and coffees!


Sponsorship generally is up by more than 100% as we continue to build long term link with local companies. We thank them all for their support.


Spectators are welcome on Saturday with the semi finals beginning at 2pm and finals at 4pm - a grueling afternoon for the finalists,"


On the wider front, the Court beat Friary Club from Lichfield from by 78:56 away at Tamworth, in the last inter-club match before Christmas.


The Club men continue to defy the growing strength of the ladies, with the margin of victory narrowing in the latest two monthly fours fixture to 63:51


Boxing Day morning sees the annual fun fixture on the outdoor all-weather green. This is open to friends and families of members and will feature mulled wine and mince pies.


Erdington Court welcomes new members and offers free coaching. To find out more, call 07967 686230. You can also visit their web site at and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and at witter:@bowlsflat.




So Different

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on November 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Good to see Neil and Heather at the Club this week, explaining to members how they could SAVE money. They are here again on 13th November.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on October 28, 2018 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The growing strength of the ladies squad at Erdington Court was on display at home at Bowling Green Close.


The Court women took on the the rest of Warwickshire Ladies, winning comprehensively 65:27.


They then joined up with the Club men to beat local rivals Handsworth Wood 35:11. In that match, the winning team members were Terry Yates and Colin Heath from from Sutton Coldfield, Eileen Merrick from New Oscott and Joyce Terry from Great Barr. The same squad achieved the maximum possible score in one end - qualifying for a Bowls International magazine 'hot shots' award each.


Around 40% of the members at Erdington Court are ladies.


Erdington Court has a full size indoor arena which is open throughout the Winter months and new members are welcome. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230 and you can view their web site at or follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter @bowlsflat.

Picture: Left Erdington Court led by Captain Pat Court. Right: the Rest of Warwickshire Ladies with Captain:Patricia Schofield.


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 12, 2018 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)


In the Birmingham Bowls Association's (BBA) top league, Erdington Court's 'A' team continued the dominance which has already led to their unassailable position in the top spot. Led by Rob Robinson from Four Oaks and with members from across the area, they beat Kings Heath at home 55:14.


In the BBA's Evergreens League, the Court's 'A' team beat Handsworth Wood at home 46:26, winning 29:12 on one rink and 17:14 on the other to take the full 6 points. The 'B' team away at Solihull had a slightly narrower win 17:9 on one rink, but losing 15:22 on the other. However, their overall margin meant they took 4 of the 6 points,


In one of the final week-end fixtures of the season, Erdington Court were at home to Kings Heath again, winning 88:71. Kings Heath won 1 of the 5 rinks and drew the other.


The Club has a rash of semi finals being played prior to its busy competitions week-end on Saturday 1st/Sunday 2nd September - to which visitors are welcome. The finals featuring both men and women start at 10am prompt on each day. Visitors can also view the Club's full size indoor arena which will open for new members in the Autumn.

Picture: Erdington Court's BBA 'A' Team


Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 23, 2018 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

23RD JULY 2018



It was another successful week on all fronts for Erdington Court this week - with over 50 Club players in action.


The big news was that a men's squad from the Court are through to the Bowls England National Fours Finals at Leamington in August. Richard Brittan from Tamworth, Mark Ireland, from Hodge Hill, Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield and Rob Robinson from Four Oaks, beat Gary Langford of Solihull Municipal in the County semi finals at Welford on Avon.


In a busy week for Rob Robinson, he and Allen Onion beat John Godfrey and Paul Hughes from Sherwood Park in the first round of the Birmingham Bowls Association Pairs competition.


In the County Senior Fours competition, Rob was in action again with Richard Brittan, Allen Onion and Phil Bond to reach the last 16, beating Malcolm George's four from Snitterfield.


Not to be outdone, Mark Ireland won his first round contest in the Birmingham Bowls Association 2-wood competition against Chris Wright from Solihull Municipal.


In the Birmingham Bowls Association's Ivy league,the Court's 'A Team of Brenda Bosley from Erdington, Chris Reid from Pype Hayes and Lorely Edwards, led by Captain Pat Court from Wylde Green were in full flight, beating Solihull Municipal 17:11 after a shaky start.


In the same League, the Court's 'B' team of Lorna Bournes from Erdington, Eileen Merrick from New Oscott,Terry Yates from Sutton Coldfield and Mary Webster from Walmley were playing Kings Heath 'A' team away and drew 15 apiece despite the untimely interruption of a sprinkler on the rink!


The Court's Ladies Warwickshire District Women's Bowls Association 'B' team are enjoying a good run, beating Rowheath 20:12, Kings Heath 'A' 32:6 and Handsworth Wood 18:11, emerging as potential winners of the League.


To round off the week, the Court led by David Ballantyne of Sutton Coldfield took on St Barbara's of Coventry at home for a week end friendly fixture- winning comprehensively 102:69. The next day with Ray Woods of Pype Hayes as Captain,they were away to Bournville - winning on 3 out of the 5 rinks with the overall score 74:85.


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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 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 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 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.