Heart Of England Bowling League

Chairman Secretary Treasurer & Match Secretary  
Chris Bird Eunice Simpson  Brian Parkinson   
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The final of the Over 60's Doubles Merit final took place this morning at the Colebrook with 4 pairs competing after safely booking their places after successfully getting through the qualifying round at the same venue two weeks ago.
With the weather overcast, the green was in great condition and the standard of bowling throughout the morning was very good indeed, here are the ressults from the 2 Semi Finals and Final.
Semi Finals
Les Haylor and Joe Callan        ( College AG )    21
Peter Eaton and Alf Hickey       ( KNEX )              5
Bill Kinchin and Ray Pegg    ( Moseley C.C )       21
Gill Croft and Kirk Wright      ( White Hart )          17
Les Haylor and Joe Callan      ( College AG )       21
Bill Kinchin and Ray Pegg       ( Moseley C.C )     11
Congratulations to Les and Joe who played very well in both matches and were crowned HOE Over 60's Doubles Merit winners, commiserations to Bill and Ray who certainly played their part in a very good final.  Many Thanks to the Colebrook Bowling Club for all their help in the organisation and running of this competition and to Pete Flowers and John Griffin for all their help throughout the qualifying rounds as well as the final
Many Thanks
Jonathan Griffin ( HOE Merit Secretary )






Finals ~ Monday 21st August 2017 At 11.00 a.m.at Tanworth in Arden B.C.

With the forecast of rain, the finals got off to an early start with Ron Regan(Moseley C.C.) beating Ken Harvey(Maggies) to 5 and Stevan Green (College AG) beating Kirk Wright (White Hart) 21 - 12.

The Final was a close fought match with Stevan looking to have the advantage at 20 - 18 but Ron pulled one out of the bag to tie the match at 20 - 20 but Ron made the best of a final loose end to take the Title.

Chris Bird thanked Tanworth for the use of their green and yours truly for running the event before presenting the trophy to Ron.




8 pairs qualified for the finals night which was held on a very well prepared green, on a decent night in terms of weather. Once the draw was conducted, we started on time and here are the results from the night's proceedings

1st Round

Lee Harvey/Roger Hill ( Baldwin ) 21

Dan Hickey/Paul Norris ( KNEX ) 8

Sarah Sterland/Ken Harvey ( Maggies ) 21

Mick Perrins/Paul Matthews ( White Hart ) 13

John Bishop/Tony Toal ( Woodbourne ) 4

Neil Harrell/Martyn Batty ( KNEX ) 21

Jamie Carter/Russell Easthope ( Maggies ) 21

Ken Brown/Ray Richards ( White Hart ) 13

Semi Finals

Lee Harvey/Roger Hill ( Baldwin ) 21

Sarah Sterland/Ken Harvey ( Maggies ) 5

Neil Harrell/Martyn Batty ( KNEX ) 20

Jamie Carter/Russell Easthope ( Maggies ) 21


Lee Harvey/Roger Hill ( Baldwin ) 19

Jamie Carter/Russell Easthope ( Maggies ) 21


Well done to all involved, the standard of bowling was superb throughout the evening. Congratulations to Jamie and Russell who successfully defended the title which they won last year at Hall Green BC. Also well done to Lee and Roger who bowled superbly well throughout the night, the final could have gone either way and it was fitting that the final was decided on the very last end of the night, with the light fading fast the final just about got completed.

Many Thanks to Colebrook BC, for staging the event and also thank you to those who supported on the night

Jonathan Griffin

Merit Secretary