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ALL THE YEAR ROUND BOWLS - INDOOR AND OUTDOOR

ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

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ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB SPONSOR

Posted by Peter Yates on July 28, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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ERDINGTON COURT'S COMPETITIONS CULMINATE

Posted by Peter Yates on July 28, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

As the outdoor season peaks, the Court's top players are preparing for the culmination of many rounds of summer competition.

Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill was in top form in the Warwickshire County Finals at the Avenue Club Leamington, to win the 2 Wood - beating the host club's own Martin Heitzman 14:11.

Rob Robinson from Four Oaks and Richard Brittan from South Staffs had also fought a marathon match against Ken Chedgzoy and partner from Welford On Avon to win 10:11 in the Bowls England Men's Senior Pairs national competition. They go forward to the national finals at Victoria Park Leamington in August.

Leamington is the home of Bowls England and is where the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 bowls matches will be played.

Erdington Court offers free coaching and welcomes new members of all abilities. In late September their full size indoor 4 rink arena will open for the Autumn and Winter. Early applications for membership are recommended. You can contact the Club on 07967 686230 and visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk. You can also follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter @bowlsflat.

Picture L2R:

Mark Ireland, Richard Brittan and Rob Robinson




 

 

IAN HAZEL SUPPORTS ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

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

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



ERDINGTON COURT PAIR THROUGH TO BOWLS ENGLAND FINALS

Posted by 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 www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk 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


ERDINGTON COURT A PAIR

Posted by 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 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 [email protected]

 

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Picture below: Left: Kings Heath Right: Erdington Court


ERDINGTON COURT CLEANS UP PARK

Posted by 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 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 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 [email protected]

 

 


ERDINGTON COURT SPONSORS SUPPORT CLUB

Posted by 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!'