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ESMBA – Survey

The ESMBA has written to all English counties inviting registered bowlers to have their say in how inter county competitions should be staged in the future. A copy of their communication is set out below. This is a great chance to have your say,  –  Let us take advantage of the opportunity.

County v Oxfordshire 4th/5th December 2021

This was the county’s final inter county match for this season with a home fixture on the 4th December and the away fixture at Oxford on the 5th.

The home squad had a successful day with both singles winning their match. There was one win and one loss in the triples, a win and a draw in the pairs. Both fours teams lost.

Overall Worcestershire won this encounter by 15 points to 9, scoring 101 shots to Oxfordshire’s 76  –  four wins and one draw from the eight individual matches played.

The away squad drew their encounter with Oxfordshire 12-12 which was sufficient to ensure that Worcestershire was second  to West  Midlands in group 4 of the inter county competition.. There was one win in the singles, two wins in the triples, and one win in the pairs. Both fours teams lost.

Worcestershire now look forward to competing in the quarter finals of the inter county knockout series in February next year.

County v England Under 21’s

The ESMBA have invited Worcestershire to host a match against an England Under 21’s Squad on Sunday 27th February 2022  –  this will take place at Bromsgrove from 1000am to 4.00pm. It will be the season’s last match for the Under 21’s  before they go on to play Wales.

Worcestershire have previously hosted a match against England Under 21’s on the 29th November 2015. That match was won by the Under 21’s by 35 points to 28  –  with the Under 21’s scoring 278 shots and Worcestershire scoring 262 shots.

A report on this match can be found in the ” December 2015 Archive list”  –  scroll down to page 2.

 

Diary changes

The away fixture against Northamptonshire scheduled for 21st November has been cancelled and will, hopefully, be rescheduled next year.

County Pairs will now take place at Bromsgrove on 14th November following the County Singles competition.

County v Gloucestershire – Sunday 31st October 2021

The county had a very convincing win against Gloucestershire on Sunday with both the ” Home and Away Squads” winning by 18 points to 6. The county’s ” Home Squad” scored 87 shots, to Gloucester’s 72 with the “Away Squad” scoring 99 shots to Gloucester’s 92.  –  A very close contest as far as shots were concerned.

Summary of the day’s play is shown below :