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











County Triples  –  Sunday 26th January 2020.

Six teams entered this year’s competition with teams being allocated into two groups and playing two games in a round robin format. The top team from each of the groups went forward to play in a final.

A summary of the group games is shown below  :













The final was between Dave/Sandra/Alan  and  Trish/Rob/Jim,  which turned out to be a very hard fought and close contest. The match was over 12 ends. The scores were very close for much of the match but with 3 shots off the 10th end and 2 shots off the 11th end, Dave/Sandra and Alan went into the final end up by 11 shots to 8. The 2 shots off the final end by Trish/Rob and Jim was not quite enough to catch their opponents.

County Triples Champions  –  Dave Grove/Sandra Felton/Alan Walters     –     Runners Up  –  Trish Clifford/Rob Franklin/Jim Tingle.


County President’s Cup  –  1st March 2020

There were 15 entrants into this year’s event with the county president making the number up to 16 for the round robin series of matches. The full details of all of the day’s play is set out below, having been prepared by Richard Rose. Congratulations to Jim Tingle and Rob Franklin , this year’s winners.


















Jim Tingle and Rob Franklin, winners of the President’s Cup 2020