Club News: Erdington Court Carry Their Winning Ways Over to the Indoor Season

Erdington Court has started the indoor season in a growing competitive mood – swollen by an influx of new players in recent years from across the north of the City.

Handsworth Wood Bowls Team

Handsworth Wood Bowls Team

The Court began its first foray into the national Top Club competition for a number of seasons in great form, beating Daventry at home 10:6 in a tough shoot – out!

Joan Garner won the Ladies 2 Wood Singles 17:6 while in the mixed pairs, Terry Yates and Captain Antony Gould, both from Sutton Coldfield, won the mixed pairs 14:10. Allen Onion and Pat Court, also from the Royal Town, joined Phil Bond from Hurley in Warwickshire to win the Mixed Triples 26:11.

Meanwhile, Captain Tim Hartland from Erdington led his team to victory in an away friendly at Tamworth 63:58 – with the rink honours being divided 2 each. At home, they beat nearby rivals Handsworth Wood 70:47.

A four man Court squad of John Pritchard and Paul Vaughan, John Green and Tim Hartland will form part of the Warwickshire team assembled to play Hereford at Tamworth on 1st November.

The Club’s own internal weekly leagues have begun a phased start with over 50 members booked to take part in total – and further 19 new players undergoing the Club’s introductory 4 weekly coaching programme.

Captain Peter Yates, in his speech at the Club’s outdoor presentation dinner reflected on a great outdoor season now ended with team successes including – the men’s 2 Birmingham Bowling Association teams both winning their respective divisions – meaning the Club will have both teams in the top division in 2018. Individual successes included:- Rob Robinson winning the Birmingham Bowls Association Champion of Champions singles and Antony Gould winning the 2-wood singles – with Paul Vaughan winning and John Pritchard runner-up in the Warwickshire County unbadged singles.

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