Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on July 11, 2019 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Our sponsor Ian Hazel Funerals offer all kinds of funerals and funerals plans including pets. They are loyal supporters of our Club, hving just renewed their sponsorship for another 3 years.


Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on July 11, 2019 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In a shock result, Erdington Court's top men's squad, outplayed Nuneaton in the latest leg of the Bowls England National 2 - 4's competition. Nuneaton are renowned for having some of the best County level bowlers in Warwickshire and the result went against the form book.This was despite having two new last minute subs - Neil Ballinger from New Oscott and Ray Woods from Pype Hayes with the Court squad squeaking a 2 point winning lead - and now play Northampton in the next round. The competition rounds are played every two weeks until September.


Highlight of the Warwickshire County Semi Finals Day was a 17-12 pairs victory for Rob Robinson and Richard Brittan over Andy Manning and Dave Fallon - again from Nuneaton, in a high class game lasting nearly 3 1/2 hrs. Robinson from Four Oaks and Brittan from South Staffs go on to represent Warwickshire at the National Finals at Leamington in August


Mark Ireland who was a member of the winning squad, went on to progress to the last 16 of the Warwickshire County Singles - with a 21:16 win over Alex Lewis from Sherwood Park.


Erdington Court welcomes members of all abilities and offers free coaching by qualified staff. the Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. You can also view their web site at and you can follow them at Facebook: Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter @bowlsflat

Below: Mark Ireland

Below: Left - Rob Robinson Right - Richard Brittan


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


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?





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.


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 and follow them on Facebook at Erdington court Bowls Club and on Twitter@bowlsflat


Left: Northampton Express Right: Erdington Court

Below Left: Thistle Bowls Club Right: Erdington Court


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 and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter@bowlsflat.




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



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:


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!'


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.


Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on December 9, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This Saturday 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/Peter Yates 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.