SINGLES, 2 WOOD SINGLES, PAIRS, TRIPLES, FOURS
UNDER 25 SINGLES
SECRETARIES' CUP BENEVOLENT CUP UNBADGED SINGLES
DOUBLE FOURS SHIELD NORTH ESSEX 4s SOUTH ESSEX 4s HOOD CUP
EASTERN COUNTIES COMPETITIONS
Pairs. Bill Nelson and Charlie Butcher (sub), Ford Sports NP, beat Hertfordshire's Andrew Briden and Danny Macro 24-13 and now play Cambridgeshire or Huntingdonshire in Semi-Final.
Singles. Maldon's Andrew Squire beat Norfolk's Wayne Willgress 21-16 to progress to the Semi-Final against the Cambridgeshire or Hertfordshire winner.
Bedford Cup. Pat Finney and John Tully will contest the final of the Bedford Cup against Norfolk's Peter Bird and John Ottaway.
The Semi-Finals and Finals take place at Dereham St Nicholas BC on Saturday 13 September
Sunday 24 August 2014 at Romford BC.
Report by Competition Secretary John Tully.
The Shield final has been completed following a wash out on the original day. Essex County BC started out 4 up and built a good lead of almost 20 shots, then came an Ilford surge slowly cutting the deficit and moving into a slender lead. As the various rinks finished the Ilford lead was growing until only one rink remained and Ilford were 6 up with 2 ends to play. ECBC picked up a 2 on the 20th end cutting the lead to 4 with the skips left to bowl ECBC held 3 and a chance of a big count, only to see the Ilford Skip draw shot and force a drive with the last bowl from ECBC which narrowly missed the target, leaving Ilford winners by 5
Details ECBC names first:
A. Seddon, J. Andrews, J. Bunce, S. Gunnell 14
S. MacKay, M. Richardson, T. Hughes, B. Beney 19
B. Glyde, H. Ambrose, L. Sabatini, E. Morris 20
M. Pace, J. Cook, M. Frost, C. Grainger 17
R. Shillitto, S. Kittle, I. Middlemast, D. Dar 25
L. Parnell, B. Piper, D. Betts, M. Wilson 16
L. Watkins, J. Welton, R. Layzell, J. Stewart 12
I. McConnachie, A. Pease, I. Scammell, S. Madgewick 24
Essex County 71 Ilford 76
SUTTON WINSON UNDER 18 TROPHY
Congratulations to James Fuge (Sth Benfleet & Canvey), above, who though losing in the 1st Round of the main Trophy event, beat Tom Holmes (Herefordshire) 3-0 (Sets), to win the inaugural Sutton Winson Trophy Plate for Under 18's at Leamington Spa.
EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE v HUNTINGDONSHIRE
Saturday 9 August 2014 at Brampton Institute BC.
Peter Hart (Bocking Alliance), Chris Long (Braintree), Karl Lodge (Silver End), Phil Wood Bocking Alliance) 27-25 S Law
Neil Sargeant (Grays Town), Alex Browning (Drums), Peter Whyte, David Comerford (Pegasus) 12-23 T Collins
Mark Banning (Silverthorn), Ed Smith (Harlow), Paul Smyth (Larsen), Steve Mitchinson (Romford) 14-23 R Coleman
Sam Moss (Falcon), Daniel Rodger (Colchester West End), Andrew Griggs (Romford), Martyn Ball (Tye Green) 13-30 L Baker
Alix Rouse (Saffron Walden), Chris Watson (Essex County), Josh Hefferman Braintree), Ryan Mann (Silver End) 20-29 A Walton
Brian Hobbs (H/Book Editor), Gordon Barrett (Imm Past President), Tom Matthews (Snr Dep Pres), Trevor Hackett (President) 27-11 G Barlow
Essex 113 (4) Huntingdonshire 141 (18)
ECL Snr. Flashes awarded to Gordon Barrett and Sam Moss. U30 Flashes awarded to Sam Moss and Chris Watson.
LONDON & SOUTHERN COUNTIES GOLD BADGE
Prittlewell BC Champion Alex Swan won the area final of the London & Southern Counties Gold Badge, the semi final will be played at Poplar BC against the Champion of West Wickham BC
Along the way there were notable victories against the champions of Bournemouth Park, Essex County, Sth Benfleet, Chelmsford BC's and the Holtswhite BC Enfield champion in the area final.
COMPETITION & AFFILIATION FEES 2015
The County Secretary is about to send out the Forms for the 2015 Competitions and Affiliation Fees to all Club Secretaries. It would greatly reduce the cost if any Secretary who has an E-mail address could send him an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can pick up the address, to allow him to forward the forms electronically.
Bob Love, Paul Brown. David Fisher
BRONZE MEDAL FOR DAVID FISHER
David Fisher (Colchester West End) with Bob Love and Paul Brown, won Bronze for England at the Commonwealth Games when they beat Scotland 16-12 on the extra end in the Bowls Para-Sport Open Triples B6/B7/B8.
INTER GROUP FINAL
Sunday 27 July 2014 at Chelmsford BC
Group 4 scores first
J. Fleming, A. Linfield, G. Killington S. Reading 14
N. Harvey, A. Loomes, K. Austin, T. Mould 20
S. MacKenzie, A. Smith, R. Bolton, L. Chaplin 28
M. Banning, L. Mercer,D. McFarquhar, C. Skinner 14
S. Corby, C. Fleming, B. Paynes, J. Tully 21
C. Wright, B. Holbrook, G. Hurley, R. Haley 11
T. Sayer, C. D'Arcy, D. Blowes, S. Mitchinson 31
B. Look, T. Ewart, P. Smyth, D. Hardy 16
C. Coombes, A. Boltwood, J. James, S. Pickford 23
D. Stubbing, T. Bird, G. Howell, J. Oakes 16
M. Hodges, M. Rigby, B. Metherell, C. Bryan 18
M. Heath, G. Collis, E. Smith, J. Tebbutt 23
Group 4. 135 Group 8. 100
2014 Singles Champion Andrew Squire with Trevor Hackett
CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS RESULTS
Saturday 26 July 2014 at Essex County BC
Steve Mitchinson (Romford) 18 Andrew Squire (Maldon) 21
2 Wood Singles
Andrew Squire (Maldon) 17 Mark Wilson (The Ilford Club) 3
Under 25 Singles
Russell Harmour (Courtauld Halstead) 21 Mark Nullmeyers (Wanstead Central) 19
Brendan Glyde, Edward Morris (Essex County) 15 Bill Nelson, Glyn Walls (Ford Sports (Newbury Park)) 16
John Stewart, Kevin Watkins, Aaron Lyons (Essex County) 16 Alan Boltwood (sub) Chris Coombes, Scot Reading, (Nigel Smith) (Romford) 17 aee
Brendan Glyde, John Stewart, Kevin Watkins, Edward Morris (Essex County) 20 Terry Lichkin, Russell Hughes, Paul Woodford, Mitch Brenner (Wanstead Central) 5
EBUA Officials. Steve Black, Paul Costin, Tony Hatch, Roy Smith
TEAM SELECTIONS ISSUE 4
Team Selections Games 25-33
ASHFORD CUP FINAL
Sunday 13 July 2014 at Wanstead BC
Group 4, 127 (8) Group 2, 109 (4)
Saturday 12 July 2014 at Essex County BC
Mark Nullmeyers (Wanstead Central) 16 Steve Mitchinson (Romford) 21
Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse) 16 Andrew Squire (Maldon) 21
2 Wood Singles
Martin Spencer (Dunmow) 6 Andrew Squire (Maldon) 15
Mark Wilson (The Ilford Club) 16 Pat Riley (The Springhouse) 9
Under 25 Singles
James Fuge (Sth Benfleet & Canvey 10 Russell Harmour (Courtauld Halstead) 21
Mitchell Young (The Springhouse) 15 Mark Nullmeyers (Wanstead Central) 21
Brendan Glyde, Edward Morris (Essex County) 22 Tony Seddon, Steve Gunnell (Essex County) 17
Ryan Mann, Karl Lodge (Silver End) 10 Bill Nelson, Charlie Butcher (Sub for Glyn Walls) (Ford Sports NP) 23
Doug Brown, Malcolm Smith, Derek Wheeler (Arclight) 16
John Stewart, Kevin Watkins, Aaron Lyons (Essex County) 18
Dave Baxter, Mark Nullmeyers, Andrew Coultrup (Wanstead Central) 15
Chris Coombs, Scot Reading, Nigel Smith (Romford) 20
Trevor Cole, Joe Crane, Phil Cooper (Sub for Laurie Freeman), Peter Halliday (Clacton on Sea) 6
Brendan Glyde, John Stewart, Kevin Watkins, Edward Morris (Essex County) 24
Terry Lichkin, Russell Hughes, Paul Woodford, Mitch Brenner (Wanstead Central) 19
Bob Christmas, Andy Swann, Ray Bone, Mark Christmas (Pegasus) 17
EBUA Officials. Pat Bickford, Eddie Hall, Tony Hatch, Bill Luck, Vince O'Connor, Bob Penny, Roy Smith
JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL SERIES
Wanstead Central's Mark Nullmeyers has been selected for the Junior International Series which takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September.
Also selected is former Essex County member Lloyd Sabatini who now represents Berkshire whilst he is at university.
WALLY BALL SHIELD FINAL
Sunday 6 July at Witham BC
Group 6 retained the Wally Ball Shield beating Group 8 by 3 rinks to 1, 6-2 pts
HOOD CUP FINAL
Competitors in the North Essex Fours and South Essex Fours should note that the final of the Hood Cup will take place on Saturday 6 September at Braintree BC, 2pm. The Handbook information on pages 179/180 is incorrect. The Programme on page 227 is correct.
Jim Munday our County Coach has decided to retire. The County Association would like to thank him for all the work he has carried out in the past and wish him well for the future. Applications for the post of County Coach should be sent to the County Secretary Alex Wightman.
DAVID MITCHELL-GEARS, MBE IN QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST
David Mitchell-Gears has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Details in following link. https://www.bowlsengland.com/news/page/1/queens-birthday-honours-list-recognises-bowls-england-board-chair