LATEST NEWS

NORFOLK AWAY-SUNDAY 14TH AUGUST 2016
40 players descended on Norfolk for the above match where the format was 8 pairs and 8 triples. FOE were always chasing after a disastrous first session in the triples losing all 8 mats and going 16-0 behind. The next session of pairs didn’t fair much better going down 10-6. Of the remaining 6 sessions FOE could only muster draws in three of them 8-8. Norfolk easily won the remaining three 11-5, 11-5 and 14-2. This gave a victory to Norfolk of 86pts to 42 with the shots also going in Norfolk’s favour 666-516. The team of the day was Kay and Peter Debenham in the pairs by winning three of their four matches. To get a full list of scores and individual results please go to the relevant page
NEW DATES IN DIARY
Please go to the diary page to get latest update of matches and competitions. More specific details will appear shortly
MARGARET CAIRNS TRIPLES-SUNDAY 7th AUGUST 2016
The above competition was held at East Hanningield with FOE entering 2 teams. FOE1 was represented by John Finn, Bart Clements who were skipped by Carol Finn. FOE2 were Heather Clements, Peggy May and Colin Addis. Both teams gained 6 points. FOE1 lost their first game 13-6 against Outwood Common 2. FOE2 also lost to 3G 9-4. In the second round of matches the two FOE teams came across one another and FOE2 winning 7-4. In their third game FOE1 lost to East Hanningfield 10-4 as did FOE2 against Ramsden 8-4. After lunch FOE1 beat Island in a close game 8-7 whilst FOE2 lost to Outwood Common 1 9-6. In their penultimate matches both FOE teams won with FOE1 beating Outwood Common 1 13-4 and FOE2 beating Island 12-11. Their were victories in their last match to as FOE1 beat Ramsden 8-7 and FOE2 beating a strong East Hanningfield team 8-6. In a field of 16 teams FOE1 finished in 8th place on shot difference just above FOE2 who finished in 9th place. The eventual winners of the competition were Stonyhill 2 represented by Andy Philbrick, Jonathon East and Tony Ealham
MATCH V KENT INVICTA-SATURDYY 6th AUGUST 2016
FOE visited Snodland for the 2nd leg of their annual match against Kent Invicta. After the 1st leg at Marconi a few weeks earlier FOE were 36 points behind. The format was the same of each team having 12 triples played over 8 sessions with each triple having 4 matches. FOE put up a tremendous and spirited fight to overturn the deficit. Of the 8 sessions played FOE only lost one and a comeback looked on. On the day FOE were eventual winners 61pts to 35 and winning the shots 356 to 291. This left an aggregate score of 113 pts to 103 in favour of Kent. I could not ask for more from anyone as everyone played their part in this amazing comeback and am proud of you all. The triple of Eileen Bellett, John Bellett and Dave Chittock scored a hot shot of 6. Three teams won all of their games but on shot difference Heather Clements, Andy Philbrick and Bart Clements were team of the day. Well done and congratulations to all 36 players. To get a full list of results and individual scores please go to the relevant page.
TRIPLES COMP AT STONYHILL-SUN 28TH AUGUST 2016
Today (30/7/16) is the closing date for the above competition. Thank you for your continued support so far where there has been 19 entries. If anyone wants to put in a team can the please let me know please
MATCH V KENT INVICTA-SUNDAY 17th JULY 2016
FOE face an uphill task in the second leg of their match against Kent Invicta after losing at home in the first leg at Marconi. Despite two teams getting a hot shot during the day which were Alan High, Tony Hayes and Tony Ealham. The other team to score a six in a field of all triples matches were Joan Wade, Tony Slater and John Wade. Each team had twelve triples playing five games. At the end of the day Kent Invicta gained a 78 points to 42pts lead to take into the second leg on 6th August making them strong favourites to retain the annual trophy. The shots were 484 to 399 in favour of Kent. The team of the day were Sheila Booker, Roger Booker and Mark Chittock who gained 8 points from a possible 10. A good days bowling was had by all with excellent support for the raffle. Even though FOE are behind by 36pts I believe we can still come back and win it. It would be a better comeback than Bobby Ewing and Dirty Den !!!!!!!! To get a full list of results and teams individual scores please go to the relevant page.
LOSING STREAK COMES TO AN END AGAINST NORFOLK
FOE losing streak came to an end against Norfolk over 60’s at Stonyhill. To get a full report and scores please go to relevant page
BELGIUM TOUR 2016
To see photos, report and score sheets please go to relevant page
MATCH v ENGLAND LADIES
Please go to relevant page for full report and scores
DON PAMMANT RIP
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It is with great sadness that Don passed away this morning (29/4/16). He was a formidable bowler in his time who stayed at one club Sanguine, throughout his bowling life. He also managed the county ‘B’ team for a number of years. He was a true gentleman who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with Pauline and their family at this sad time.
Dons funeral will be held at Pitsea Crematorium on Wednesday 18th May at 11.45. Everyone is welcome back for the wake at Kingswood Sports Centre, Clayhill Lane, Basildon, SS16 5JP. Anyone who intends to attend the wake could they please let Tony Ealham know as Pauline requires numbers

 DIARY UPDATED

The diary has been updated with an added triples competition to be held at Stonyhill on Sunday November 20th 2016. Please go to relevant page for further details

FIVES AT STONYHILL – SUNDAY 20TH MARCH 2016

To get a full list of results please go to the relevant page

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Winners at the back L to R: Pat Goodchild, Pauline Child, Eileen Smith-Allen, Andy Philbick and Tony Ealham. Runners up at the front: Dave Woods, Steve Killington, Paul Cairns, Josh Woods and Paul Bax

JOHNNY WALKER OPEN – SAT 27TH FEBRUARY 2016

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The above competition was held at PML where 16 teams entered. Friends of Essex was represented by Peggy May, Edna Burridge, Stewart Blackhall and Tony Ealham. The format was each team played 4 games where it was 10 points for a win, 5 for a draw and a point for each end won. In their first game they came across Stonyhill (Heather Clements, Carol Finn, Bart Clements and John Finn). After 3 ends FOE found themselves 7-1 down but won the next 6 to win 10-7 and collect 17 points. Their second game was against Island (Sheila and Roger Booker, Shirley and Phil Banner) where they won 9-3 and 5 ends to get 15 points. Their next game was against East Tilbury (Eileen Smith-Allen, George Christy, Pat Goodchild and Pauline Child) where they ran out 7-5 winners with 6 ends to give them 16 points. East Tilbury’s remaining 3 games gave them a win against Warren 17-0 and  defeats against Springhouse 9-11 and Stonyhill 7-8.  Going into their game against Warren,  FOE needed to win 3 ends and win the match to be outright winners of the competition. This was never in question as they won convincingly 14-1 and winning 8 ends. This gave them a total of 66 points with Sanguine (Teresa Kidd, Joan Southon, Brenda Neil and Barry Clarke) finishing in runners up spot on 60 points.

BELGIUM 2016

Just to remind you all that all shirts are to be handed in to Brenda Neil by March 1st.

All outstanding balances are to be paid by same date. Anyone who are going to hand payments to me personally I am away February 22nd to February 26th inclusive.

Your shirts will be returned to you  between March 20th and April 30th.

Your itinerary will be handed to you during the May Day Bank Holiday Bonanza being held at Stonyhill

PEGGY PATTERSON FUNERAL DETAILS

Peggy’s funeral will be held at Weeley Crematorium on Thursday 18th February at 1:15pm

PEGGY PATTERSON – RIP

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It is with great sadness that Peggy Patterson passed away this morning ( 29/01/16) after not recovering from a recent stroke. Peggy loved her bowling and represented FOE in many competitions and matches and also attended the annual tours. She played for clubs in Essex before moving to Clacton where she continued her bowling. She will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with Chris and her family at this very sad time.

 

FIVES AT STONYHILL ON MARCH 20TH 2016

Latest update is that so far 13 teams have entered. Even though there is still some time to the event there are only 3 places available.  If there is anyone  who wishes to play and cant get five together please let me know. The entry forms for the May day bank holiday bonanza will be sent out shortly.

THE ORGANISERS OF FRIENDS OF ESSEX SMBC WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A SUCCESSFUL 2016 AND ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

RETURN MATCH V ENGLAND LADIES

A return fixture has now been arranged for Sunday 15th May 2016 at Stonyhill. Please go to the relevant page from the menu for further details.

TRIPLES-SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29TH

To get a full list of results and table please go to the page heading NOVEMBER TRIPLES RESULTS

INVITE TO EAST HANNINGFIELD

Friends of Essex have been invited to enter up to 2 teams into the above comp on Sunday 17th January 2016. If anyone would like to play in this and represent FOE could they let me know please

MATCH V ENGLAND LADIES

Please go to relevant page for a full report

J.H.CLARKE OPEN AT PML-SAT 17TH OCTOBER 2015

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WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP

16 teams took part in the above competition. Friends of Essex was represented by Sheila and Roger Booker and Eileen and John Bellett. Each team played 4 games where 10 points were awarded to the winners and 1 point for each end won. In their first game they beat Heron Park 8-6 winning 3 ends to score 13 points. In the second game they beat Stonyhill 9-2 gaining another 17 points. In the 3rd game they beat Outwood Common 8-6 totalling 16 points. In the mean time Springhouse won their opening 3 games as so did East Tilbury beating Outwood Common 11-3 scoring 17 points, Banthem and Ongar 11-5 scoring 15 points and Heron Park 10-8 totalling 15 points.. Going into the last session these 3 teams were in contention for the title with FOE and East Tilbury level on 47 points with Springhouse 2 points ahead on 49. FOE had to play Springhouse and won 10-7 and winning 5 ends giving them a grand total of 62 points. East Tilbury had to win their last game and win at least 6 ends. They came across  Hadleigh Hall and did just that winning 13-4 and the 6 ends required to pip FOE  getting a total of 63 points. Congratulations to the East Tilbury quartet of Eileen Smith-Allen, George Christy, Tony Ealham and Pauline Child on being the winners and also to the Runners Up John and Eileen Bellett and Roger and Sheila Booker

MATCH v ENGLAND LADIES

Please go to relevant page on the menu to get further details

ISLAND FOURS COMPETITION-SATURDAY 8th AUGUST 2015

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Friends of Essex were represented by Andrea Philbrick, Sue Pledger, Jack Mcmenamin and Tony Hayes in the above competition. They ended up a runners up just losing out to East Hanningfield 8-5 in a close fought final. Congratulations and well done to you all

RITA BLACKHALL FUNERAL DETAILS

Rita’s funeral will take place on Monday 10th August at 2pm at Pitsea Crematorium and afterwards at Pitsea Mount Community Hall, Brackendale Avenue, SS13 3BD.

Flowers are optional but are to be sent to 12 Brackendale Avenue, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3BD. Donations are to be given to the British Heart Foundation. There will be a donation box inside the chapel at the crematorium.

RITA BLACKHALL RIP

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It is with great sadness that Rita Blackhall passed away suddenly at home of a suspected heart attack last night (21/7/15). She was a terrific bowler who played for Willow Park before joining  Stonyhill. Also playing for Friends of Essex and the Essex county team. She will be sadly missed. Our condolences go to Stewart and her family at this time. Funeral details will be given as soon as possible.

NEW MANAGEMENT

As from 1st November 2015 Tony Hayes will be stepping down from running Friends of Essex SMBC and Tony Ealham will be taking over. On behalf of everyone I would like to thank Tony Hayes for all his hard work in the past and hope that you give me the same support as you gave him. I’m sure we all wish Tony all the best in his new project with SEAXE SMBC.  I will continue to run it to the best of my ability and continue to run it as has been run in the past. There will be plenty of competitions and matches as well as the usual annual tour. The venue for competitions and home matches will be split between Marconi and Stonyhill. My contact phone number is 07581342664 and my e-mail address is tonyealham@btinternet.com

One thought on “LATEST NEWS”

  1. Very sad news about Don a wonderful man who will be missed
    Condolences to Pauline and family at this very sad time
    Linda and Keith and fellow members of Outwood Common
    Xxx

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