HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2019
The FOE committee wishes you all a Happy New Year and hope its a Healthy and Successful one and look forward to your continued support
OPEN TWIXMAS FOURS – 27TH DECEMBER 2018
The winners at the front from L to R are Pat Goodchild, Pauline Child, Eileen Smith-Allen and Tony Ealham. The runners up frpm Suffolk were Bob Cousins, Margaret Hastings, Joanne Clements and Derek Adams. To get a full report and list of results please go to the relevant page.
OPEN TRIPLES – SUNDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2018
Winners at the front from L to R are Del Coates, Chris Coates and Matt Dillon with the runners up at the back being Tony Ealham, Carol and Bob Taylor. To get a full report on this event please go to the relevant page
MATCH V NORFOLK OVER 60’S
To get a full report and results on this match please go to the relevant page
FOURS CHARITY EVENT – SUNDAY 12th AUGUST 2018
Winners at the front from L to R are Steve Killington. Paul Bax, Dave Sifford and Peter Fautley with the runners up at the back being Rob Wade, Del Coates, Greg Wade and Chris Coates. To get a full report on this day please go to the relevant page
FOE BATTER KENT INVICTA
Debutant Hillary Simpson played her part in a fine win over Kent Invicta. To get a full report on this match please go to the relevant page
MATCH V NORFOLK OVER 60’S
To get a full report of this match please go o the relevant page
TOUR OF DORSET 2018
Forty two players went on tour to Dorset for a good weekend of bowling. A good weekend was had by all but as usual we came away as losers with a score line of 149-191. Peter Debenham was the player of the weekend with 90 percent. The trip was a success with full of laughs and stories despite the result. To get a full list of results please click on the link below. There is also a tab on this spreadsheet for individual scores.
TWO WOOD PAIRS – MONDAY 7TH MAY 2018
The winners of the above competition was Pat Goodchild and Tony Ealham. The runners up were Del and Chris Cates. To see the full report and results please go to the relevant page
AUSTRALIAN TRIPLES – SUNDAY 6TH MAY 2018
The winners of the above competition was Bob and Carol Taylor with Tony Ealham. The runners up were Del and Chris Coates with Matt Dillon. To see the full report and results please go to the relevant page
OPEN FIVES – SATURDAY 5TH MAY 2018
The winners of the above competition was Andy Philbrick, Eileen Smith-Allen, Pat Goodchild, Pauline Child and Tony Ealham. The runners up were Dave Woods, Paul Cairns, Paul Bax, John Pye and Steve Killington. To see the full report and results please go to the relevant page
THREE WOOD PAIRS – SUN 18TH MARCH 2018
The winners of the above competition were Del and Chris Coates with the runners up being Paul Bax and Steve Killington. A full report and results can be found on the relevant page
Friends of Essex are proud to announce a sponsorship deal with Eight Wealth Management Ltd. A welcome speech and presentation by a David Shepherd will be held at Falcon Indoor Bowls club on Wednesday 18th April at 6:30 pm before bowls takes place at 7:30 where everyone will be welcome to bowl. Posters regarding this will be handed out at the 3 wood pairs competition at Marconi on Sunday 18th March and would appreciate if as many of you could attend this presentation. There will be no obligation at this presentation but it is being held as part of the sponsorship deal.
PML OPEN – SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
Winners at the front from L to R were Pauline Child, Pat Goodchild, Eileen Smith-Allen and George Christy. Runners up at the rear from L to R were the Poulter clan, Emily, David, Sylvia and Melvin Simpson
Sixteen teams took part in the above fours competition where each team had 4 games with 10 points for a win, one for a draw and a point for each end won. Friends of Essex was represented by Carol and John Finn together with Colin Addis and Peggy May. Out of their 3 games they did extremely well by winning 3 of them and gained a total of 55 points to finish in 4th position. The winners were East Tilbury who finished on 65 points with the runners up Ramsden Bellhouse finishing on 61 points.
ESSEX PLAYERS TAKE SILVER AND BRONZE MEDAL
Congratulations to Dominic Reed who came runner up to take the silver medal to Nigel Nicholls from Cornwall and Tony Ealham who took bronze medal having reached the semi final and winning his 3rd/4th place play off match in a SMPT Singles event in a field of 146 players at York over the week end (13/14 Jan 2018)
HAPPY NEW YEAR
The committee wish everyone a Happy and Healthy and Successful 2018 and look forward to your continued support and loyalty
TONY PHILBRICK – RIP
Our thoughts and condolences are with Andy Philbrick at this very sad time after the recent loss of her husband. If you would like to pay your respects Andy has said you are more than welcome to attend the funeral. The funeral details are Tuesday 19th December at 2pm at Herongate Wood Cemetery. The website for this is Green-Burial.co.uk. The directions are as follows. Go past Stonyhill which is on your right. Then take the 2nd right into Billericay Road, Drive a couple of miles passing the pub called the ‘Old Dog’ on your right and the cemetery comes up on your right. The wake which everyone is invited to will take place at the ‘Herongate Suite’, in the Halfway House with refreshments and buffet until 5pm.
OPEN TRIPLES – 19TH NOVEMBER 2017
The winners at the front from L to R were Mark Chittock, Andy Philbrick and Dave Chittock. The runners up at the back were Alan Jones, Roger Dover and John Bellett. To get a full report on the days results please go to the relevant page.
Peggy May would like to thank everyone for their kind donations to Parkinsons UK at the recent funeral of her late husband John. The donations totalled £975.10.
J.H CLARKE GALA – SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2017
The above competition was held at PML where 16 teams took part. Each team played 4 games of 9 ends with 10 points for a win, 5 for a draw plus a point for each end won. FOE was represented by Carol and John Finn with Peggy May and Colin Addis. In their first game they deservedly beat Stonyhill 9-6. Their second game was very close but just lost out to Heron Park 4-8. In their third game they was again on the wrong side of a tight game, losing out to Outwood Common 4-7. They got back to winning ways in their final game by beating South Benfleet 13-7. They eventually finished in 9th position with a total of 37 points. The winners of the competition were East Tilbury with Stonyhill finishing up in runners up spot. A more detailed report can be found on the Stonyhill website but to view the final table please click on the link below.
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
Debra Thompson the Friends of Essex Short Mat Bowls Club treasurer presenting the cheque for £506 to Denise Lamm of the British Heart Foundation at their Head Office in Hampstead Road, London. Thanks to everyone in helping raise this money at a recent Fours event held at Marconi on 20th August 2017
As you will see entries for competitions in 2018 are now open. If you wish to enter any of these competitions please go to the relevant page to get details and to obtain an entry form. From now on only entries will be accepted with completed entry forms together with full payment. The reason for this is that no one will get confused as to whether they are playing or not or with whom. Also it will cut down the workload of collecting monies on the morning of the competitions. If you wish to play in any of the matches no form is required, just let me know that you wish your name to be placed on the list to participate in the match. Monies for matches will be collected on the morning of the match and do not have to be paid in advance. If you are not sure on anything please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanking you all for your assistance in these matters and look forward to receiving your brilliant support again
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION – SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST 2017
The winners at the front from L to R were John and Sarah Starling, Pat and John Stoneham. The runners up at the back were Tony Ealham, Pat Goodchild, Eileen Smith-Allen and Pauline Child. To get a full report on the days results please go to the relevant page
OPEN TRIPLES AT SNODLAND – SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST 2017
A triples competition was held at Snodland where 20 teams took part. Each team had 5 matches where it was 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw and the team with the most points were the winners. There were 6 players taking part from Essex. Seaxe was made up of Andy Philbrick, Brenda Neil and Tony Hayes and they finished in joint third having won 4 of their 5 games giving them 8 points. Friends of Essex was represented by Eileen Smith-Allen, Pauline Child and Tony Ealham and finished with a total of 10 points having won all 5 games with wins of 14-4, 10-3, 20-1, 12-2 and 16-2. A triple from Kent also had 10 points but with a shot difference of +36. As Friends of Essex had a massive shot difference of + 58 they were the competition winners. Congratulations and well done to Eileen, Pauline and Tony
JOHN MAY FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
The funeral of John May will be at Bentley Crematorium, Ongar Road, CM15 9RZ on Wednesday 30th August at 3pm. The wake will be at Ashwells Sports and Country Club, Bentley, Brentwood, CM15 9SE. Everyone is welcome. You can have the choice of sending flowers or making a donation. There will be a donation box inside the crematorium for ‘Parkinsons’.
JOHN MAY – RIP
It is with great sadness that John May passed away peacefully this afternoon (13/8/17) after suffering a long illness. He loved his bowls and will be sorely missed. Condolences to Peggy and her family at this sad time.
TOUR AND DIARY
Arrangements for the tour to Dorset in May 2018 have now been finalised. Letters of invites will be handed out at the Kent and Norfolk match. If anyone wishes to go on the reserve list please let me know. Also dates and competitions for 2018 have now been released. Please go to the Diary page to get these but further details of the competitions will be issued shortly.
Arrangements have been made for the FOE Tour 2018 to take place in Dorset. The dates are Friday 18th May to Monday 21st May. As soon as a few finer details have been finalised, letters of invites will be sent out. Also dates and competitions for 2018 will be published shortly
IN HOUSE 5’S DAY-SUNDAY 16TH JULY 2017
Due to Kent Invicta unable to field a team in a pre arranged match an in house 5’s day was arranged to give people a days bowling. To get a full report please go to the relevant page
FINALLY A VICTORY
FOE finally got a victory against Norfolk at Falcon on Sunday 11th June 2017. To get a full report and scores please go to the relevant page. Just like to point out this is not FOE first ever victory. We have beaten Norfolk and Kent before at home. Its just on the road we cant manage a win.
2017 TOUR TO TORQUAY
To get a full report and list of results please go to the relevant page which is headed TOUR 2017 RESULTS
GET WELL SOON ROSE
Just to let you know that unfortunately Rose Hambleton had a bad accident up in Blackpool supporting her favourite team Leyton Orient. She reached down to get into her handbag but carried on going and took a terrible tumble. She was admitted to hospital when she got back to London where after an x-ray was found to have broken her neck. One of the bones that was broken was the one that holds the skull together. She is now at home resting but in a neck brace and will be out of action for at least 6 weeks. On behalf of everyone associated with Friends of Essex I wish her a full and speedy recovery
AUSTRALIAN TRIPLES RESULTS APRIL 2017
Winners at the front Chris Coates, Brenda Neil and Del Coates who received £90 with their mascot Connie. First time an Arsenal shirt in a winners photo for ages. Runners up were George Christy, Lyn and Roger Munns who received £45. To get a full report and list of results please go to relevant page
FIVES RESULTS APRIL 2017
The winners at the front for the second consecutive year and who received £100 are Eileen Smith-Allen, Pauline Child, Tony Ealham, Andy Philbrick and Pat Goodchild. The runners up at the rear who received £50 are Dave Chittock, Pauline Pammant, Tony Miles, Mark Chittock and Val Miles. To get a full report and list of results please go to the relevant page.
CAR PARKING FOR TOUR 2017
I have made arrangements with the manager of the golf club at Stonyhill to be able to leave our cars in their car park for the 4 days we are in Torquay. The space we are being given is 2 bays in from where we normally park. More details will be given in the itinerary.
THREE WOOD PAIRS – MARCH 19TH 2017
Winners at the front Eileen Smith-Allen and Pauline Child with the runners up at the rear are Pat and Alan High. To get a full report and results please go to the relevant page
Due to unforeseen circumstances Stonyhill Indoor Bowls Club will be closing as from 1st May 2017. New venues have been arranged for matches and competitions after this date. The competitions scheduled for 19th March, 29th and 30th April will still be held at Stonyhill. Those going to Torquay Stonyhill have said we can still leave our cars there but I’m trying to find out if any staff will be there during this time. If not it will play on my mind the safety of the cars left are at risk and I will arrange for the pick up at Falcon. I will try to let you know as quick as possible on this especially those that have booked into the Travel Lodge at the Half Way House the night before departure to Torquay. I apologise for any inconvenience caused but it is totally out of my hands and against my wishes.
UPDATED DIARY AND MORE SPACES
Due to several withdrawals some spaces have become available for all events. Please look at the updated diary and if you wish to partake in any of these events please let me know as soon as possible
ENTRY FORMS TO OTHER CLUBS COMPETITIONS
Another page has been added to the website to invite players to play in other clubs competitions. To get this information please go to the relevant page which is headed OTHER CLUBS COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS
I WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY IT BE A HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL 2017 TO YOU ALL.
The Friends of Essex Diary has now been updated with 2 new dates added for next year. These are an Open Fours Charity Comp on Sunday 20th August 2017. The charity will be British Heart Foundation. This is a charity I have strong connections to and great admiration for. The other is an Open Triples Comp on Sunday 19th November 2017. To get further details please go to the Diary page and if anyone wishes to take part in any of the events on the Diary could they please get in touch with me. I am also taking a reserve list for any of the events that are full at present.
TRIPLES COMP AT STONYHILL-SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2016
The winners are seated from L to R, Mark Chittock, Brenda Neil, Dave Chittock. The runners up at the back from L to R are Pat ‘Dressage’ High, Alan High and Peggy May. Twenty six teams took part in the above competition and a good days bowling was had by all. A tremendous raffle was well supported. To get a full list of results please go to the relevant page.
J. H CLARKE SHORT MAT GALA-SAT 15TH OCTOBER 2016
The above competition was held at PML where 16 teams took part. 10pts were awarded for a win together with a point for each end won. Friends of Essex were represented by Andy Philbrick, Dave Chittock, Jonathan East and Mark Chittock. In their opening game they beat Heron Park 10-5 and with ends won gained 15pts. In their second game they lost to Courage 5-7 but won 4 ends giving them 4pts. They then won their remaining 2 games 17-2 against 3 Degrees and winning 7 of the 9 ends giving them a big score 17pts bringing them into the running for the competition. Their last game was won 13-5 against Canvey and with 6 ends won giving them another big score of 16pts. This gave them a grand total of 51pts. East Tilbury was represented by Lyn Munns, Eileen Smith-Allen, Tony Ealham and Pauline Child. Their first game against Sanguine gave them a victory 11-6 and with 5 ends won they scored 15pts. Their second game was a convincing win against Heron Park 14-3, winning 5 ends. Their next game was very tight against Courage and with 2 ends to go were 6-3 behind but with a 3 and a 2 eventually ran out 8-6 winners scoring another 15pts. With all to play for in their last game against Springhouse a victory would give them the trophy. In a close game they won 8-3 and 6 ends giving them 16pts. This gave them a grand total of 61pts and tournament winners. Outwood Common also score 51pts but with a greater shot difference Friends of Essex finished in runners up spot.
TRIPLES COMP AT STONYHILL-SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST 2016
The winners are seated from L to R, Tony, Sylvia and Tom Ealham. The Runners up at the back from L to R are Bryan Pudney, Val and Tony Miles. Twenty teams took part in the above competition and a good days bowling was had by all. A tremendous raffle was well supported. To get a full list of results please go to the relevant page.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org