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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 :

Safe Bowls Status

The ESMBA has been very dedicated in their attitude towards safe bowling during the whole of the covid 19 pandemic. Counties have to undertake “risk assessment ” and convince the ESMBA  that it is safe to continue bowling at their venue. Richard Rose has spent considerable time and effort on the county’s behalf to convince the ESMBA that Bromsgrove is a safe venue. Many thanks are due to him for his work to achieve this

The ESMBA has now granted  ” Safe Bowls Status ” for short mat bowling at Bromsgrove. The formal letter and certificate from The ESMBA are shown below :

       

County v West Midlands – Sunday 10th October 2021

 

The following report was prepared before the ESMBA produced their results and group table. They are treating the home/away situation on the same day as separate matches. It makes no difference to the overall situation, except that Worcestershire have now “drawn” one match and lost one rather than just losing one.

This was the county’s first competitive match in the ESMBA’s inter county competition for 2021-22  –  half the squad playing at home with the other half playing at Solihull. The county lost this match by 15 points to 33 with the county scoring 144 shots compared with 217 scored by West Midlands

The county’s home squad shared the honours with West Midlands with both teams having 12 points at the end of the day’s play. There was one win in each of the disciplines  –  Singles/Triples/Pairs and Fours , with the county picking up bonus points in the Triples and Fours, The away squad did not fare as well as the home teams. There was only one win in the Triples and a draw in the Fours. No bonus points were obtained.

A summary of the days play is set out below :