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Erdington Court Ladies On A Roll

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on June 23, 2019 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 




It was the turn of Erdington Court ladies to be in the spotlight this week. Around 40% of the Club's membership are ladies.

 

The Court have two teams in the Birmingham Bowls Association (BBA) Ivy League. This week the ladies secured maximum points in a double header against Kings Heath. This was despite having to deal with last minute team changes due to illness and injury.

 

Blue team led by Eileen Merrick from New Oscott won at home 29-10. Diane Ludlow from Sutton Coldfield was drafted in at the last minute and had a good game in her first inter club league match. Blues are on a roll, having won 3 consecutive games.

 

Yellows led by Ann Mason from Walmley also won away to Kings Heath 25-10. They have won 5 of their first 7 games.

 

It was a mixed bag for the men playing in the BBA's Evergreens League at home to Solihull.The Court took 2 points at home, despite losing heavily on one of the two rinks.

 

In the main BBA Men's League, the Court's 'A' team have now won all 8 games to-date and top the League - with Sherwood Park 'A' team (Hall Green) in second place,

 

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

 

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Picture below: Left: Kings Heath Right: Erdington Court


RAIN DOESN'T SCARE ERDINGTON COURT

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on June 16, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)





You might think that Bowls fixtures would have been wrecked by the weather, but this is not a fair weather sport - and a number of crucial games have continued to be played.

 

A team of 8 players from Erdington Court were at home to the Northampton Express Club in the Bowls England 2 4's national competition. The Court, led by Rob Robinson from Four Oaks trailed for most of the match - but snatched a dramatic lead in the 20th end to win 38:37!

 

A team from Erdington Court had just completed its best ever run in the Warwickshire County Triples League. In the quarter finals, they lost by just 17:16 to Whitnash.

 

In the Birmingham Bowling Association's (BBA) Ivy League, the ladies of the Court's blue team managed to dodge the rain to win another stunning home victory - this time against Solihull Municipal 27:9.

 

Again in the BBA, the Court's Men's 'A' team led by Peter Yates from Sutton Coldfield took 4 point against Handsworth Wood scoring 30:27. The team has scored an aggregate 226 points vs 189 against.

 

In a week end fixture, the Court, led by acting Captain Roy Webster hosted a team from Thistle Bowling Club near Tamworth. The Court won 72:53. However Thistle have the opportunity to take their revenge in a few weeks time when they play host!

 

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

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Left: Northampton Express Right: Erdington Court



Below Left: Thistle Bowls Club Right: Erdington Court


ERDINGTON COURT CLEANS UP PARK

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on June 7, 2019 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

SENSATIONAL WIN IN COUNTY TRIPLES

 

Erdington Court has had some tremendous victories recently in the County Triples League - but none more sensational than beating Sherwood Park led by Mal Evans - one of the top sides in Birmingham. The Court team of Richard Brittan (Staffs), Mark Ireland (Hodge Hill) and Rob Robinson (Four Oaks) won 22:1.

 

The team went on to beat Handsworth with a 21-6 win and now play another team from SherWood Park.

COURT OUT IN FORCE

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on June 3, 2019 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court were out in force for the annual Ellis Hartland trophy. All 6 all-weather rinks were needed to accommodate 40 club players, led by their respective captains, Ken Ellis from Streetly and Tim Hartland from Erdington. The honours went to Tim who whose team won overall by 116:74. Winning rink members for Ken Ellis were Lorna Bournes - Erdington, John Reid and Ray Woods from Pype Hayes.

 

With matches nearly every day of the week, the various Club squads are being kept busy.

 

Erdington Court's Men's 'A' team in the Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) top division has started the season strongly and are aiming to top the league for the fourth year in succession. Led by Rob Robinson from Sutton Coldfield,they have won their first 7 games, the latest being away against Kings Heath 'A' team where they won 36:24. The Court's 'B' team have had a slow start to the season and had to battle with Solihull Municipal 'B' at home.Solihull took the last end for a narrow win on one rink, but the Court's David Mitchell,Simon Kimberley, Reg Warner and Ron Statham all from Sutton Coldfield , had done enough to secure an overall 4 points. On the other rink, Mike Kilby's Court team won comfortably.

 

The Court won the first match of the National Top Club competition against Solihull Municipal 4:1 and now face Avenue Coventry at home.

 

In the Bowls England 2- 4's, the Club team beat Sherwood Park winning by an impressive 57:20 at home.

 

In the senior fours, The Court team of Rob Robinson, Richard Brittan (Staffs) Allen Onion (Sutton Coldfield) and Phil Bond (Hurley) beat Solihull Municipal away 13:25.

 

In the BBA's Men's Evergreens League, the Court beat Handsworth Wood, winning on one rink and drawing the other to take 5 points.

 

Meanwhile the Court Ladies are also busy. In the Birmingham District League, the Yellow team of Lorna Bournes and Ann Mason,Pat Court and Lorely Edwards from Sutton ,won away at Solihull 19--8, making it 4 out of 5 wins so far.

 

Club competitions kick off shortly with a record entry of members.

 

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

ERDINGTON COURT PLAYER MAKES HIS MARK FOR LEAMINGTON

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on May 25, 2019 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Erdington Court star Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill,has qualified for the Bowls England National 2 Wood Finals in Leamington that begin on 27th August - having taken on some of the best bowlers in Warwickshire.

 

It follows his 3 outstanding games at Bidford that took him through to the Warwickshire County 2 wood final on 28th July at Norgren (Shipston On Stour).Through to the last 16, he beat Andy Prickett (Welford) 16-9, the Quarter Final v Rob Corp (Sherwood Park) 15-8 and Semi Final v Tom Wheeler (Rugby) 14-13. The Final will be against Martin Heitzman (Avenue Leamington).

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers free coaching. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. You can 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 SPONSORS SUPPORT CLUB

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on May 5, 2019 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

SPONSOR FOCUS

 

In recent years we have been lucky to receive the support of a record number of sponsors. They are all locally based and their support is helping with both prizes and ongoing development of the Club. It is however a 2 way street and we would appreciate the help of members in supporting them. We will regularly be featuring the services that sponsors can offer the members.

 

A full list appears on the home page of this web site here: https://www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk/

 

Testimonials from members would be welcome. Here is just one that we received recently about STAR CARS.

 

'Switched from Parkers to Star when I knew that they sponsored the Club. I used them over the weekend. The lady that took the details was extremely pleasant . No sooner had I put the phone down I had a confirmation text that included details of the car which arrived as I read it! The driver was a real gentleman,he kindly helped me in and out of the car . As a result I am recommending Star to my friends!'

ERDINGTON COURT MAKE A MEAL OF IT

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on April 28, 2019 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Bowls Club's Indoor Presentation Dinner attracted a full house again - with over 50 prize winners and runners up, of whom more than half were ladies. Sponsors Neil and Heather Hillman of low cost utility distributors 'So Different' were special guests.

 

Competitions Secretary Peter Yates gave an upbeat assessment of the Court's inter club competitive success and reported a 25% increase in entries for the Club's own competitions, particularly from the Club's growing ladies squad - and from the continuing inflow of new members. Newcomer Neil Ballinger from New Oscott took the Fred Crowhurst League shield. New prize winners this year included Denise Szostek and Tom Collier from Sutton Coldfield and Ruth Acum from Handsworth Wood. Sponsors Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield provided the winners of the Sandy Powell trophy each with tickets for afternoon tea at the Ramada hotel for them and their partners.

 

Meanwhile, with the outdoor season in full swing, the Court's ladies have made a strong start in the Birmingham-wide Ivy League. The Blue team of Terry Yates, Shirley Watts, Joyce Terry and Eileen Merrick won away from home against last year's Ivy League winners, Handsworth Wood 15:8. The yellow team of Pat Court, Denise Szostek (making her league debut), Chris Reid and Lorely Edwards showed good early season form, posting a 31:9 win at home against West Midlands Police.

 

Erdington Court has 6 all weather outdoor rinks and welcomes new members of all abilities, providing free coaching where required. You can contact them on 07967 686230 and view their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk. You can also follow the Club on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on twitter @bowlsflat.

 


THIS IS FINAL(S)!

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on March 31, 2019 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


 

2 days of finals competitions were the climax of months of competition rounds at Erdington Court Bowls Club - involving over 50 men and women bowlers. The finals featured singles, pairs and fours contests.

 

Highlight of the week end was the final of the Sandy Powell Competition sponsored by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield. The winners received the trophy and 2 tickets each for afternoon tea at Sutton Coldfield's Ramada Hotel.


 

 

 

All pictures can be viewed here.

 

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NEW BOY ON THE BLOCK AT ERDINGTON COURT

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on March 15, 2019 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

NAME: Daniel (Dan) Jones

1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING?

Since I was around 5-6 years old, so about 15 years.

 

2. HOW DID YOU START?

My dad was quite the international bowler in his day, so I just kinda followed in his footsteps.

 

3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOWLS POSITION?

I prefer to play backend, so 3rd/Skip. But I’ll go where I’m needed most.

 

4. DO YOU PREFER SINGLES, PAIRS, TRIPLES OR FOURS?

Anything bowls and I’m in. Though pairs has always taken my interest more, because having 4 bowls at your disposal and then your partners bowls, always leads to interesting games.

 

5. WHAT IS THE GREATEST SUCCESS THAT YOU HAVE HAD IN BOWLS?

Probably would have to be representing Wales both indoor and outdoor, and leading the boys to a good few games against the other home nations.

 

6. WHAT IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL COMPETITION THAT YOU CURRENTLY PLAY IN?

Well I’m still in the lineup for the Welsh teams but because of my studies I can never make the home practises or games. Though I still play the occasional county game or national comp when I go home to see the family.

 

7. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PLAY/PRACTICE PER WEEK?

I try my best to practise at least 3/4 times a week. It’s harder because I’m in university a lot, but I still try.

 

8. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE GREEN TO PLAY ON?

A quick one, definitely. Probably like most I was brought up playing on grass, but the outdoor carpet, I feel is the way the sport should be going.

 

9. WHAT AREA DO YOU LIVE IN?

I live in the centre of Birmingham.

 

10. WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE?

Well I’m a musician by trade, so you’ll either see me practising my music or my bowls. Or the pub.

 

11. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST UNFULFULLED AMBITION?

In bowls – probably to get placed in the commonwealth squad or to get through to the World Bowls Finals. In life – I’d say to get to travel the world, making and sharing music.

 


TEAM ENGLAND

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on March 14, 2019 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

TEAM ENGLAND - BRITISH ISLES INDOOR BOWLS

 

Congratulations to all the players who made it a record breaking 8/8 wins in yesterday’s BIIBC Finals! #teamengland became the first countRy to win a clean sweep of titles - Men’s Singles, Junior Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours!

 

Great to see so many young people for a change!

 

Well done all!


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