Competitions  –  2019 – 2020.

The first county competition of the 2019/20 season was the Mixed Fours. A summarised match report is set out below :

The second county competition this season was the Over 55’s Pairs. a summarised match report is set out below :


County Singles  –  Sunday 1st December 2019.

There were 15 entrants for this year’s singles competition. Bowlers were divided into three groups of four with a further group of three for the round robin series of matches.  Except for the group of three, all matches in the competition were to be of 10 ends with the three bowlers in group four playing 15 ends. The top two from each group would then go forward to a quarter final knockout stage.

A summary of the round robin series of matches is set out below  :














In the quarter finals knockout stage there were wins for Richard, Cayman, Johnathon and Malcolm with these bowlers going forward to the semi final stage. Richard won his semi against Malcolm and Johnathon won his match against Cayman.

In the final Johnathon comfortably beat Richard to become the County Singles Champion for 2019/20. Both Johnathon and Richard will go forward to the ESMBA National Finals next year.

Johnathon Smith – County Singles Champion 2019/20












County Pairs  –  Saturday 4th January 2020

As summary of the day’s play is shown below  :


















Richard Payne and Johnathon Smith – County Pairs Champions 2019/20











County Fours  –  Saturday 11th January 2020.

This competition was troubled by the number of illnesses affecting most of the teams entered. Only one team escaped from the need to find substitutes. Many thanks to those bowlers who stepped into the breach to play unexpectedly and best wishes to those who were absent ill.

In the end fours teams participated and competed in a round robin format with the top team of the group being declared County Champions, and thus proceeding to the national Finals accompanied by the runners up.

A summary of the day’s play is shown below  :

County Champions  –  Yvonne Payne / Richard Rose / Richard Payne / Johnathon Smith

Runners up  –  Belinda Gibbs / Gary Markham / June Green / Jim Tingle