Northfield & District Bowling League 2018


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Important Dates:


Latest information:

Tue Sep 18th

Northfied Singles Competition - there are still a few places available for the Northfield Singles starting at 1pm on Sunday 23rd September at Weoley Castle Inn.  The pub will be putting on breakfast and sandwiches at minimal cost.  Please give this competition your support.   Bev Pritchard, League Secretary

Sat Sep 15th

Kendrick Trophy Final - Maggies v KHP will take place on Saturday 22nd September at KGV starting at 2pm

Sid Stephens Cup Final - Wythall A (+12) v Triplex B (+24) wil take place on Sunday 23rd September at WCWMC at 11am

Fri Sep 14th

End of Season Meeting.   The End of Season Meeting will be held on Sunday 7th October at 11 am at Kings Norton Exs.  Please ensure that any cups are returned before or at the meeting.


League Presentation.  This years Presentation will be held on Friday 2nd November at Stirchley Working Mens Club. Tickets are £3 each which can be ordered at the End of Season Meeting.   Please note that as this is a joint Presentation with South Birmingham Ladies and Yardley Wood Social, although tickets should be available on the night, to guarantee entry tickets should be pre-ordered.

Tue Sep 11th

Dave Hibberd Singles Trophy - It has been difficult to find a new date for this competition and also a green that is in good condition following the summer drought.  We are therefore grateful to Weoley Castle Inn who have made their green available on Sunday 23rd September from 1pm.  Obviously as they have no lights numbers are limited, so will everyone who wants to enter please let me know by next Monday 17th September at the latest.  Original entrants can you also please confirm if you still wish to enter.   Bev Pritchard, League Secretary

Thu Aug 30th

Kendrick Trophy and Sid Stephens Rose Bowl - Following the cancellation of the cup matches on Sunday due to the weather, these matches have now be rearranged as follows:  Kendrick Trophy - White Hart v Maggies at Warstock on Sunday 9th September at 2pm; KHP v Baldwin A at Kings Norton on Friday 31 August at 7pm.  Sid Stephens - Wythall v Triplex A at Bournville Sports on Wednesday 5th September at 6.30 pm; Warstock v Triplex B at Maggies on Wednesday 5th September at 6.30 pm.  Thanks to all the clubs for their assistance in re-arranging the games so quickly.  Bev Pritchard, League Secretary

Sun Aug 26th

Northfield Singles  Merit - due to weather conditions todays competition has been cancelled and will be rearranged as soon as possible.  Bev Pritchard.

Sun Aug 26th

Dave Hibberd Northfield & District Singles Trophy

The Northfield Singles competition has now been moved to Sunday 26th August at 1pm start.  The semi-finals of the cups are on that day so we are having a later start to accommodate anyone from those teams who wants to enter.  They would ideally let us know before the day that they are intending to play and then need to ring us by 1pm on the day to say there were on their way and we would then put them in the draw.  Gary is 07774 320235 or Bev 07790 977936.  We will be using both greens and Ye Olde Knowle will hold a BBQ and the bar will be open so we look forward to a good turn out.  The original entries received are as follows, cheques have not been cashed but I am not sure if Hall Green has paid by bank transfer.  Can the entrants please confirm whether they wish to enter for the new date and if not the cheques will be destroyed and any payment made refunded.

John Eden, YWS  £5 CHEQUE

Chris Baker, KNBC  £5 CHEQUE

Adam Tyler, Hall Green,  owe

Nathan Crocombe, Hall Green, owe

Peter Flowers, Hall Green, owe

Daniel Whitehurst, Hall Green, owe

Liz Goodhead, WCWMC, owe

Sonia Williams, WCWMC, owe

Phil Broadfield, WCWMC, owe

Neil Hopwood, WCWMC, owe

Rob Hopwood, WCWMC, owe

Will all clubs pass this message on to your members so that they know the competition is  being held and email me to send your entries by 17th August as Gary is on holiday until 18th.  We will accept entries on the day subject to numbers but if we dont get enough advance entries we will have no option but to cancel the event.  Try to give this Merit your support.   Bev Pritchard, League Secretary

Mon Aug 6th

Substitute Rule    Can I remind all clubs that the substitute rule applies only to to the B side where clubs have 2 sides in the League.  I noticed today that Triplex A used a substitute on 8th April and this score will now be altered to 21-0.   I would also remind clubs that the use of this rule is restricted to 3 per season.  Only KGV and Kings Norton have used this rule 3 times but there are a couple of clubs on 2, so teams need to keep a check on whether they are still eligible to play a substitute or not.  This is easily checked by looking at your indvidual team averages.  Bev Pritchard, Secretary

Sat Jul 28th

Singles Merit Competition.   We have had only 11 entries for the Singles Merit and 10 of those are from 2 clubs, WCWMC and Hall Green, so they would just end up playing each other.   We normally have around 30 or 40 entries but unfortunately our Merit has clashed with the All Britain Finals which has affected the entries, so Gary is going to look for a new date later in the season.   For those of you who have entered and paid we will advise you of the new date as soon as possible but obviously if you cant make the new date we will refund the money.   Bev Pritchard

Sat Jul 7th

KENDRICK TROPHY AND SID STEPHENS ROSE BOWL - draw for Quarter Final rounds to be held on 22nd July now on line.  

Mon Jun 11th

Kendrick Cup - the draw for the next round of the Kendrick Cup is on line and will be played on Sunday 24th June, 11 am start.  There are only 5 matches in this round ad 3 matches were played early so we could start the Sid Stephens Trophy.  Venues are Bournville Sports, White Hart, KHP, Hall Green and Triplex.  Would host clubs please ensure that the facilities are opened and the relevant equipment made available.  Bev Pritchard, League Secretary

Mon Jun 11th

Sid Stephens Trophy - The draw for the first round of the Sid Stephens Trophy is now on line, and will be played on Sunday 24th June with an 11am start. There are only 3 matches to be played with 8 teams having a bye into the next round.  Please note this is a handicap competition with the handicap noted on the draw.  Venues are Valley, RSJC and KGV.  Will host clubs please ensure that facilities are opened and the relevant equipment is made available. Bev Pritchard, League Secretary

Wed May 16th

Northfield Doubles Competition - 27th May 2018   This competition is now full, but if you turn up on the day there may be spaces available if entrants do not turn up.  Sign in at 10.45 at The Black Horse.  Bev Pritchard

Sat May 12th

Northfield Doubles - Sunday 27th May 2018

This years Doubles Merit will take place on 27th May at the Black Horse and RABL.  Can ALL pairs please be at the Black Horse for 10.45am to sign in to enable a prompt 11 am start.

The list of entries received so far can be found under the Doubles green tab on the left of this page, and I will be willing to take entry numbers up to 32 pairs.  If anymore members would like to enter then they can contact me prior to the day on 07774 320235 to guarantee a space, or turn up on the day to see if there are any spaces left.   Gary Pritchard, Cup & Merit Secretary

Sat May 5th

Jim Taylor I am sorry to inform members of the death of one of the long-standing stalwarts of our club.  Jim Taylor sadly died on Thursday 3rd May after a long battle with heart problems.  He was the beloved husband of Eva and a devoted father and grandfather.  He has been a prominent member of our club since 1980.  He has been President, greenkeeper and was a very keen gardener.  He also loved to fish and was on the Committee of the Birmingham Anglers Association and a member of the Legion Fishing Club.  Both Jim and Eva bought a short mat and gave it to the club so they could take part in short mat leagues.  Jim was also President of the South West Birmingham Over 60''s League for some time.  He encouraged new bowlers and would always have time to help them.  He had a beautiful tenor voice and enjoyed singing with Eva in the Tinkers Farm Operatic Society.  Needless to say he will be sorely missed.  The funeral will be held at Lodge Hill Cemetery on 21st May at 1.30 pm.  Rest in Peace Jim.  Lynda Thomas, Secretary of Kings Norton Bowling Club.

Thu Apr 5th

Sad News - Graham Lawrence.   I have received the following message regarding Graham Lawrence who many of you will have known for  many years.  I am sure you will all join me in sending our condolences and best wishes to his family and everyone at Kings Norton Bowling Club for their loss. Bev Pritchard.   "I am sad to report that we have had a sudden death of one of our team members. Graham Lawrence sadly passed away on holiday last week. He was a stalwart of our club and would help in anyway he could. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  Lynda (Kings Norton Bowls Secretary)"

Tue Mar 13th

KENDRICK CUP - Preliminary Round - 22nd April

5 teams have a bye into the first round but we have scheduled 2 matches for 4 of the bye teams to be played on 22nd April to enable the losers to go into the first round of the Sid Stephens Trophy which is scheduled for the same day as the first round of the Kendrick Trophy on 24th June.  The only team of those entered for the cup competitions who are not playing on 22nd April are The Maggies will play the winners of Colebrook A v Triplex B game.  If Maggies lose against the winners of this match they will be eligible to go into the Sid Stephens as this will be their first cup match.  We will therefore be asking them to arrange with either Colebrook or Tiplex to play sometime before 24th June.  Bev Pritchard, Secretary

Mon Mar 12th

REMINDER - Pre-season Distribution Meeting will be held on Sunday 25th March 2018 at KNES from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.  Don't forget that is the weekend clocks go forward!