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ERDINGTON COURT TRIUMPH AFTER 3 HOURS IN WARWICK TROPHY MATCH AGAINST WELFORD

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on February 16, 2020 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)


In the latest round of a prestigious Warwickshire Indoor Bowls Association competition, Erdington Court won the tightest of contests at their Bowling Green Close arena.

 

The Warwick trophy features 8 man squads from across the County. At home to Welford On Avon, the Court won by a single point on each rink. After games lasting over 3 hours, the scores were 15:14 and 25:24 - giving the Court maximum points.Tamworth currently head the League.

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers free coaching courses. It is the only Club in North Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and South Staffs with a full size indoor arena. The Club 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.


New Member is Court Winning New Jarrod Morgan Boxing Day Trophy

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on December 30, 2019 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

New Member Wins New Boxing Day Trophy

 

At a time when most were recovering from Christmas Day, a new member of Erdington Court Bowls Club walked away with the honours - in a traditional competition that has been taking place for over 40 years!

 

Dave Wright from Minworth fought off all - comers in the Club's Jarrod Morgan Boxing Day morning competition, to claim the brand new trophy provided by the sponsors. The competition took over 2 hours and involved over 20 experienced and novice players - both men and women. The junior winner was Oliver Bathurst and Sandra Newey won the novices/ non bowlers trophy

 

Club Marketing Officer Ray Woods said,

"It was a great achievement for Dave who joined from another Club only about a week before.The competition has been organised by the Robinson family for over 40 years and this year, was sponsored for the first time by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield. The mulled wine and food provided by the Robinsons went down a treat ! CHS Healthcare another sponsor kindly provided pens for the event. We are grateful to everyone involved."

 

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


BUSY WEEK END AT ERDINGTON COURT

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on December 9, 2019 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

It was a busy week end at Erdington Court's Bowling Green Close arena, featuring a local (friendly) derby on Sunday - with the Court beating Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club by just 2 points overall, after 2 hours of play. The final score was 65:63 with the 18th and final end making the difference.

 

Shortly before, the Court's Warwick trophy squad had clawed their way to a 1 rink win over Coventry in a third round match - and taking it overall on points.

 

Saturday saw the second round of the Star Cars Road to Santa Club competition that culminates this week end. The winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon.

 

This week also features an all men Court squad amongst a Warwickshire President's invitation team - playing a six rink fours match at Birmingham.

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers free coaching. The Club 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@bowlfla


ERDINGTON COURT HAS NEW SPONSOR

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on September 22, 2019 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Once again, Erdington Court's 6 all weather rinks were completely full at the weekend.

 

This time it was 'Captains' Day' - marking the end of the outdoor season before the Club moves indoors.

A mixture of 48 Club men and women took to the greens. This season marked another innovation at the Club - with not just 1, but 3 Captains taking charge!

 

Ray Woods, a spokesman for the Club said,"To be Captain for the whole of the season is a very onerous task as we play so many matches. As part of our Club development programme, it was decided to split the job - and it has been such a success that it is being repeated during the indoor season. The 3 Captains were David Ballantyne, Peter Yates and Roy Webster - all from Sutton Coldfield."

The Club has also announced that it has a new sponsor - Davenport Family Research, who take the slog out of tracing your ancestors by doing it for you! The Club currently has 9 local sponsor companies and is expected to announce further investment in facilities shortly.

 

Applications for indoor membership are now being accepted. You can call 07967 686230 or visit the Club's web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook: Erdington Court Bowls Club - and on Twitter: @bowlsflat.



BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT WOMEN'S BOWLING ASSOCIATION - PRESIDENT'S GALA DAY

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on August 20, 2019 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (1)

BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT WOMEN'S BOWLING ASSOCIATION - PRESIDENT'S GALA DAY

 

Long standing member Pat Court has had the honour of being President of the WDWBA this season.....

 

After a week of changeable weather the sun came out for us on Sunday. Bowlers from Blossomfield, Solihull, Rowheath. Sherwood Park and Handsworth Wood Bowling Clubs came together at our Club to help celebrate my Gala President’s Day of the Birmingham District Women’s Bowling Association for 2019. There was friendly competition between the mixed teams with one team, namely Ruth Acum, Mary Webster and Mo Tuckett coming in overall winners. There was a Cake Stall, Bring and Buy and raffle, followed by a fish and chip supper, with much jollity and friendship. An enjoyable day for all.

Pat Court


ERDINGTON COURT'S 'A' TEAM TOP THE LEAGUE FOR 4TH SUCCESSIVE YEAR

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on August 19, 2019 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Court's 'A' team went into the final game at home to Sherwood Park's 'B' team - needing just 2 points to take the Birmingham Bowling Association's (BBA) top League for the 4th successive year.

 

On Rink 1, the squad led by Rob Robinson from Four Oaks began cautiously, but after picking up 7 points on one end, they gained traction to win 25:8.

 

On the other rink, the contest was much more even, but the Court led by Antony Gould (Sutton Coldfield) dug in to win 20:15, taking 3 points on the last end.

 

This meant that overall, the team took a fabulous 6 points! A great way to end the season and win the League.

 

The Court's 'B team were also at home - to Solihull Municipal. Tim Hartland's (Erdington) squad were 6-17 down after 13 ends, but fought back well to finish just 3 shots behind on 15-18.

 

Peter Yate's (Sutton Coldfield) squad were 4 shots down on the last end by the time he played his last bowl - but in a spectacular finale, his last wood got into the head and cut the visitor's score down to just 2 shots, giving the squad a 4 shot win at 18-14 and the 'B' team an overall win of 33-32 and a resulting 4 points!

 

As the outdoor season begins to draw to a close, Erdington Court are re-opening membership of their full size 4 rink indoor arena and of their triples and pairs leagues - as well as casual bowling. The Club boasts an indoor membership of over 200. Members of all abilities are welcome and free coaching is offered. Call 07967 686230 for more details or visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk.

l2r Sherwood Park 'B' team and Erdington Court's 'A' team led by Rob Robinson

 

 

FRESH MILK TO YOUR DOOR AND NO PLASTIC!

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on July 1, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

SPONSOR FOCUS

Recycling and the damage caused to our environment by plastics has hit the headlines. However, one of our sponsors, Moofresh have been doing their bit for a lot longer than that, Based at Wishaw, they deliver milk to your door in glass bottles. Each glass bottle does about 20 journeys and can then be fully recycled. Are YOU doing your bit for the environment?

 


 

 

ERDINGTON COURT A PAIR

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on July 1, 2019 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Court stars Rob Robinson from Four Oaks and Richard Brittan - Staffs have reached the County semi finals of the national Bowls England Senior Pairs. They beat Richard Lewis and Richard Gaunt from Avenue Coventry at Avenue 19-12 .

 

This win was part of a strong period for the Court's top squad and for the Club's many other teams competing in local leagues.

 

In the quarter finals of the Warwickshire County Pairs Brittan and Robinson were on form again beating Ian Harrison and Graham Ashby from Nuneaton, 24:23. Court's other pair Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield and Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill lost on an extra end 20:18 to John Collett and Fred West from Stoke. The squad now play Andrew Manning and Dave Fallon from Nuneaton on County semi-finals day which is on Sunday 7th July at Rugby Bowls Club.

 

In the Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) top league, Rob Robinson was to the fore again leading his Court's 'A' team to their ninth consecutive win. They beat Handsworth Wood away 30:38 - with the Court taking the maximum 6 points.

 

 

Not to be outdone, the Court Ladies 'Yellow' team in the BBA's Ivy League chalked up another great win. The team of Pam Ellis - Four Oaks, Brenda Bosley - Erdington, Pat Court - Wylde Green and Chris Reid - Pype Hayes, were all in top form against Handsworth Wood, winning by 31 shots to 4.

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