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Diary Change for 6th October 2019 ( re Shropshire / County Mixed Fours )

Shropshire have notified the county that they are unable to field a squad for our home fixture with them scheduled for 6th October – so that match has been cancelled.

The County Captain has been attempting to rearrange this fixture but initially had been unable to do so because Bromsgrove Indoor Bowling Centre are unable to allocate another weekend date in addition to those already allocated to our association.

The County Captain has, therefore, decided to move one of the annual competitions from January to October with the January date being allocated to Shropshire – the most appropriate fixture to swop is considered to be the Mixed Fours.

Our diary has now been amended as follows :

Sunday 6th October 2019  –  Venue Bromsgrove  –  County Mixed Fours competition  –  Assemble 9.00am for 9.30am start. ( Interested bowlers are invited to complete the form set out below and inform either Richard Payne or Richard Rose of their intentions. )

Sunday 26th January 2020  –  Venue Bromsgrove  –  County  v  Shropshire  –  Assemble 9.30am for 10.00am start.

Mixed Fours – pro forma outlined below :

County v Gloucestershire Sunday 15th September 2019

The County’s first match of the season is against Gloucestershire on Sunday the 15th September and will be at Bromsgrove  – 9.30 am for a 10.00 am start. This match is the first of two legs to be played aginst Gloucestershire for the Two Shires Trophy. The squad for this match is set out below:


County Over 55s Pairs Competition.

This year’s pairs competition will take place at Bromsgrove Indoor Bowls Centre on Sunday 29th September. This will be the qualifying event for the National Finals which will take place next year. Players wishing to compete are asked to complete the proforma document shown below and inform either Richard Payne or Richard Rose of their intentions.

ESMBA – Summer Club Championship

The Summer Club Championship took place this year at the Solihull Indoor Bowls Centre on Sunday 7th July. In addition to being a championship competition in it’s own right, the event also acts as a qualifying round for the TLH Top Club finals held in Torquay, the next event being in May next year.

Fourteen clubs entered this year’s competition, including one from Worcestershire – Churchill and Blakedown Short Mat Bowls Club, with ten clubs proceeding to next year’s finals. Churchill and Blakedown have consistently qualified for the Torquay event but this year failed to do so. This was a great disappointment to the squad which consisted of – Richard Rose, Terry Clifford, Alan Walters, Trish Clifford, Sandra Felton, Dave Grove, Rob Franklin and Malcolm Saunders.

Churchill and Blakedown were drawn to play against “Magic Circle” ( West Midlands ), “Carey” ( Dorset ), and “Great Houghton” ( Northamptonshire ). In the match against Magic Circle, Richard had a great start winning his Singles match 10-7. Richard and Terry drew their pairs match 10-10, but both Fours and Triples teams lost their matches. There was no success in the matches against Carey. In the matches against Great Houghton, both the Singles and Fours lost their matches, but there was a win in the Pairs ( Dave and Alan ) by 10 shots to 9. In the triples match Trish, Sandra and Malcolm had a comfortable win by 12 shots to 4.

Overall Chuchill and Blakedown scored 74 shots with 121 against.