ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

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ANOTHER BUSY WEEK AT ERDINGTON COURT

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

ERDINGTON WINS COUNTY PAIRS

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 3, 2018 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

'The Court pair of Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield and Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill continued their barnstorming season by winning the Warwickshire County Pairs. They beat Phil and Dave Green from Norgren in Shipston on Stour 25 -15 in the County Finals.

 

However Norgren got their revenge - narrowly beating the Court foursome 15:17 in the same finals.

 

To complete the day, Erdington won third place in the Ivens Cup play off, beating Highway Coventry 24:14. This followed a defeat by Bidford in the semi finals held in the morning.

 

There was even more good news later in another busy week - when the Court's 'A' Team took an unassailable lead in the Birmingham Bowling Association's (BBA) top league for the third year running! The squad headed by Mark Ireland beat Kings Heath at home 25:11 and that headed by Rob Robinson from Four Oaks also at home to Kings Heath won 30:3.

 

With two games in hand, the Court's Ladies Ivy League 'A' Team of Pat Court from Sutton Coldfield, Pam Ellis from Streetly, Ann Mason and Lorely Edwards both from Walmley, chalked up their fourth win in a row - winning away 20 --12 at Handsworth Wood. They now have a window of opportunity to lead the League.

 

On a lighter note, 30 members took part in the first of a 3 Wednesday evening series of bowls. Winners of the rink of the night went to a pairs group comprising Mary Webster from Wylde Green and Tim Hartland from Erdington, with a score of plus 14.

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and free coaching is available. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. You can also view their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter @bowlsflat..

Erdington Court aiming high

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 29, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court's continuing strong performance has taken them into Regional and national finals.

 

The formidable combination of Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield and Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill won the semi final of the Warwickshire men's pairs at Welford 21-9 against Graham and Scott Ashby (Nuneaton) - and means that they are also through to the National pairs finals at Leamington ( the Birmingham Commonwealth Games venue for 2022), on the 27th August. Allen and Mark are also part of the 4 man squad from the Court taking place in those finals.

 

In the Warwickshire Ivens Cup Gary Smith, John Pritchard, Phil Bond and Antony Gould beat Solihull in the Birmingham area final by 1 shot and go through to the finals.

 

In the Warwickshire District Ladies league, Erdington Court “A” won their match against Erdington Court “B” 21 - 11, so its all to play for with the last 5 matches in sight.

 

In the Men's Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) A League, a top of the table clash on Tuesday between Solihull Municipal 'A' team and the Court's 'A' team saw a resounding win for Erdington winning on both rinks - securing 6pts.This was followed by another win at Kings Heath, giving the Court another 5 points . Erdington 'A' are now 12 points ahead of Solihull Municipal with 3 games left.

 

In the quarter finals of the BBA pairs Allen Onion and Rob Robinson from Four Oaks beat Jim Ward and Bob Smith from Sherwood Park 24-15 - and in a Court only clash, Antony Gould and Phil Bond beat the favourites Richard Brittan and Mark Ireland 21-17.

 

 

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 24, 2018 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

As we reach the climax of the outdoor competitive season, the good news keEps on coming!

IVENS CUP

Gary Smith, John Pritchard, Phil Bond and Antony Gould beat Solihull in the Birmingham area final by 1 shot last Friday. This means that they will play in the County semi finals in the morning and then hopefully the finals later the same day at Nuneaton Bowling Club on Sunday 29th July.



BRING ON THE FINALS

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 23, 2018 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

23RD JULY 2018

 

Allen Onion and Mark Ireland yesterday won the pairs County Pairs semi final at Welford 21-9 against Graham and Scott Ashby (Nuneaton). County finals day is next Sunday at Nuneaton against Phil and David Green from Norgren - the same players that they are also up against in 4s County final. This means they are through to National Pairs finals starting 27/8/2018, as well as the 4s starting 20/8/2018 both at Leamington.


Photo: Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill, Erdington Court Bowls Club

SUCCESS ON ALL FRONTS!

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.

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

CLUB HAS GOTTA LOTTA BOTTLE

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 www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk 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 www.moofresh.co.uk.

They are also on Facebook at facebook.com/milkman

ENDS

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

 

Picture attached from Moofresh of their delivery staff,.

COUNTY SUCCESS FOR ERDINGTON COURT

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

COUNTY SUCCESS

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.

 

BIRMINGHAM BOWLS ASSOCIATION LADIES IVY LEAGUE

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


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