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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


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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.


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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.


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.


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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


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



Bowls Erdington Court

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on December 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court ended the year with 4 evening and afternoon indoor leagues in full swing - with over 70 members in total taking part.Leading the Thursday night mixed triples League at present is the team led by Chris Hall - and including Dean Mortiboys and Denise Szostek. However this could all be about to change with the imposition of handicaps on the leading teams - based on their first half performance.


The keenly contested annual 'Road to Santa' pairs indoor competition also attracted over 30 Club members and took place over three week ends. Winners of the Cup were Chris Hall for the second year and partnered by John Utting. Runners up were Ken Ellis and Jean Whitney. Elaine Woods and Dean Mortiboys won the separate Plate competition.


The year ended with the annual boxing day morning fun roll-up - again attracting over 30 members and friends to re-visit the all-weather outdoor green. Victorian Bathurst retained the 16 and under title. Ray Woods was the overall winner of the Scapagrene trophy, first awarded in 1976. This was the first year that he had taken part.


In the new year, The Club's Sandy Powell mixed triples Competition begins with a prize of afternoon tea at a top local hotel for the winners - kindly provided by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield.


The Club has seen an increase of 8-10% in its' Winter indoor membership since its open day in October. For several weeks, over 21 new members have been receiving coaching from Sutton based veterans Jean and Clive Smith.


New investment at the Club has also continued with installation of new step-down stanchions on the indoor green and the acquisition of a defibrillator.


The Club 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.

Bowls Erdington Court

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on October 10, 2017 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)


One of Erdington Court's top indoor lady players was in action this week in the first round of a national competition.


Joan Garner from Sutton Coldfield won the opening round of the English Indoor Bowls Association's Ladies Champion of Champions 4 wood singles - at home in Bowling Green Close.


Joan was playing Gill Maund of City of Birmingham


At 9 ends, the score was tied at 8:8. Joan gradually crept ahead. However, at the 19th end, she delivered a crushing blow - taking all 4 shots.


The final score was 21:11


Erdington Court can be contacted on 0121 373 2440 or via their web site at You can also follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club. They welcome new members of all abilities and offer up to 4 weeks free coaching.

Bowls Erdington Court

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on October 9, 2017 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court Bowls Club held its annual open day to publicise its winter indoor arena and evening leagues - attracting over 150 visitors - including Birmingham's Lord Mayor Councillor Anne Underwood, from Sutton Coldfield. She was told that 40-50% of Erdington Court's members are ladies and that the majority of members come from Sutton Coldfield.


Erdington Councillors Robert Alden, Bob Beauchamp and Gareth Moore also attended. Councillor Beauchamp won the £10 meat voucher donated by Wicketts Butchers of Gravelly Lane!


The indoor arena is the only one of its kind on the north side of the City and south of Tamworth and many members of other outdoor clubs join for the Winter.


Spokesman Ray Woods said,

"We distributed over 15,000 door to door leaflets for the event as well as publicity from local papers such as the Birmingham Mail and the Sutton Coldfield Observer - and support from Mike Bushell at the Sutton Expo - and there was a great response.


"Over 10 members were recruited on the day and a similar number have expressed an interest in joining our free indoor coaching courses.Every indoor rink and some of our all-weather outdoor rinks were occupied by potential new members."


"Johnsons Skoda in Erdington, one of our sponsors had a display of their cars - and Boston Bowls from Lincolnshire were on hand to advise on bowls woods, clothing and equipment. They are at Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club on Tuesday 24th October between 10am and 3pm for anyone who missed them.We also welcomed Pam Collins of Utility Warehouse in Sutton Coldfield, David Heilbronn of Will Writing Services and Mark Jones and Diane Parkes from

John Taylor Hospice."


"All in all it was a great day with over 40 Club members on hand to welcome visitors."


The Club can be contacted on 0121 373 2440 or via their web site at You can also follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club.