Joy Campbell Reaches 4th Round of Area C Champions of Champions Comp.:
Burnham's Joy Campbell has now reached the 4th round of the Essex County Womens BA Champion of Champions Competition. Her opponent is from from Great Baddow and the game will be on a neutral Green and has to be played by the 16th August. If Joy wins she then plays on finals day in the semis/Final. Good luck Joy
C&D Wednesday Night League Results - 17th July:
With Burnham's 'B' team not playing on 17th July it was down to the 'A' & 'C' teams to do their best on the night. Sadly it was not to be though. The 'A' team played away to Billericay 'A' and for the first time this year the Burnham side lost. They won on two rinks but just lost the overall score by 2 shots making the league points 6/4 to Billericay. The 'C' team were at home to a very good side from Lionmede. Burnham had a good win on one rink but lost heavy on another and only just lost by two shot on the third. In the end Lionmede won overall with the league points of 8/2 to them.
'A' Team Did Well in Rearranged C&D Game:
On Thursday 18th July Burnham's Wednesday night C&D 'A' team played their rearranged rained off game at home against Falcon 'A'. Having lost the night before the Burnham team were keen to do well which is what they did overall. They won on two of the three rinks with a good shot difference and also took the overall score so came away with 8 of the available 10 league points keeping them on schedule to be promoted back to the 1st Division next year.
Burnham 'A' reach Semi Final:
Burnham's 'A' team reached the semi final of the Chelmsford & District BA Atkinson Shield on Sunday 14th July. They played an away game against Great Baddow 'A'. The game was over three rink teams with the winners having the highest aggregate score. It proved to be a very close game with Burnham winning one rink (20/11), Great Baddow winning one rink (21/16), with the other rink finishing as a draw (16/16), but with all the sores added up Burnham won 52/48.
Presidents Charity Day a Great Success: Saturday 13th July saw Burnham Hillside’s BC Annual Charity day take place, organised by Jeanette Wilson & Paulette Norfolk, where 12 triples teams of BHBC bowlers matched their skills over three separate games of 8 ends. Before the game started a spider was held with a bottle of spirits (donated by Margaret Filtness) for the winner, which was won by Ron Stanford. The usual raffle took place, with our thanks to Betty Whiting, and there were plenty of refreshments with hot dogs being served all day from the kitchen by Karen Hull, Pat Spraggon, Lynne Parlour and Diana Selbie, along with home made cakes from some members and not forgetting the bar volunteers who kept everyone's liquids topped up.
There was plenty of excellent bowling along with a great social atmosphere. Going into the last game three teams had a chance of being top scorer. In the end the triumphant team were John Greenane, John Nixon & Sid Curtis with the runners-up being Steve Nicholls, Martin Whitehead & Bob Hollis. The winners were presented with the Charity Cup by the Club’s President Hazel Bradley following which she thanked everyone for taking part and contributing to her charity, The Alzheimers Society, along with thanking all the helpers on the day.
Charity Day winners, From left: John Greenane, Sid Curtis & John Nixon with President Hazel Bradley.
C&D 3rd Round Pairs Result:
Len Hyam & Nigel Norfolk played at home in the 3rd round of the Chelmsford & District BA Pairs Competition on Friday 12th July against a team from Danbury BC. Sadly it was not to be for the Burnham duo as the Danbury pair played very well and went home with a win.
Ladies lose in 3rd round of Senior 4's:
Burnham's Hazel Bradley, Christine Reynolds, Dawn Hood & Lorna Harker played in the 3rd round of the ECWBA Senior Fours competition on Friday 12th July. It was a home game against a side from Clacton on Sea BC. The Burnham four started well but the Clacton team managed to pick up their game and eventually won. Hard luck ladies better luck next year.
Len & Neville Win Prelim. of Coronation Pairs:
Burnham's Len Hyam & Neville Evans played their preliminary round of the Coronation Pairs competition away against a team from Writtle BC on Thursday 11th July. It took Len & Neville a few ends to get used to the Green but once they mastered it they took the lead comfortably and won in the end. They now go on to play a home game in the first round.
C&D Wednesday Night League Results - 10th July:
It was not a good outcome for Burnham's two home games that played in the Chelmsford & District BA Wednesday night leagues on 10th July. Their 'B' team lost 8/2 on league points to Stock 'B' and the 'C' team lost 10/0 to Writtle 'C'. It was better news though for Burnham's 'A' team who won 7/3 when they played away to Falcon 'A'.
Ladies Win Senior 4's Comp. Round:
Burnham's Hazel Bradley, Christine, Reynolds, Dawn Hood and Lorna Harker had a trip to Brightlingsea to play in the 2nd round of the ECWBA Senior Fours competition on Wednesday 10th July. It was a close game but in the end they won and now go on to the 3rd round. Well done ladies.
Group 3 Win Wally Ball Final:
The final of the Essex County BA Wally Ball Shield was held on Sunday 7th July at PML BC. The two challenging sides were Group 3 and Group 1. Burnham Hillside BC comes under Group 3 and this year Burnham's Sid Curtis has been playing in one of the four rinks for Group 3. This was only the second time that Group 3 has reached the final. On the previous occasion (2012) they lost. This year though was different as they won three of the four rinks and therefore lifted the Shield for 2019. Well done to all the Group 3 players.
Burnham Wins Home Friendly:
Great Wakering BC had a second visit to the Burnham Hillside BC this year to play in a friendly. The game was over three mixed triples. All the Burnham teams played well and once they took the lead they never looked back. They finally won on all three triples and came away with the winning overall score of 57/41.
Val & Alex Triumphant of Coronation Pairs:
Val Hyam & Alex Shelley visited RHP BC on Friday 5th July to play their preliminary round of the Coronation Pairs Competition against a duo from RHP. Val & Alex did well and came home with a win. They now play in the first round against another pair from BHBC, Sid Curtis & Steve Andow.
Jeanette & Christine go Down in ECWBA Pairs:
Jeanette Wilson & Christine Reynolds played at home in the 3rd round of the Essex County Womens BA Unbadged Pairs Competition on Friday 5th July against a team from Tiptree Job serve. The burnham duo did their best but on the day the two from Tiptree were just too good so came away with a win. better luck next year Jeanette & Christine.
2nd Round C&D Triples Comp. Result:
Sid Curtis, Greg Gladden and Len Shippey played in the 2nd round of the Chelmsford & District BA Triple Competition, at home against a side from Southminster on Thursday 4th July. It was not to be though for the Burnham trio as they were out bowled on the day and lost to Southminster.
Ladies Did Well in County Senior Fours:
Burnham's Christine Reynolds, Hazel Bradley, Lorna Harker and Dawn Hood Played in the 1st round of the Essex County Womens BA Senior Fours Competition on Thursday 4th July. They were playing away against a team from Arclight BC. The Burnham four did well and came away with win so progress to the 2nd round.
Draw at Southminster Friendly:
Six Burnham ladies visited Southminster BC to play in a two triples friendly on Wednesday 3rd July. Both the triples were even and at the end each side won one of the triples and when the scores were aggregated it turned out to be a draw of 33/33.
C&D 3rd July Wednesday Night Results:
All three Burnham teams played in their respective Chelmsford & District Wednesday league games on the 3rd July. Team 'A' was at home against PML where they had a good win of 8/2. The 'B' team however, also at home against Falcon B, went down 8/2. Burnham's 'C' team was away at Stock & Buttsbury playing their 'C' team with Burnham's team coming away with a good win of 8/2 .
Burnham Ladies Win First Round of C&D Pairs Comp.:
Joy Campbell & Val Hyam played at home in the first round of the Chelmsford & District Ladies Pairs Competition on Wednesday 3rd July against a duo from Tillingham BC. By all accounts Joy & Val played well and came away with a win so now move on to the next round.
Jeanette loses Out in 3rd Round County Singles:
Jeanette Wilson had to visit Bocking Alliance BC on Sunday 30th June to play in her 3rd round game of the Essex County Womens BA Unbadged Singles Competition. Her opponent from Bocking was recognized as a good bowler, which turned out to be the case as despite Jeanette's efforts she eventually lost. Hard Luck Jeanette, better luck next year.
League (Marconi) Cup Result For Burnham's 'B' Team:
On Sunday 30th June Burnham's 'B' team from the C&D Wednesday Night League played away at Lionmede in the C&D League Marconi Cup. The Burnham side did their best but Lionmede were just too good on the day and with the winners having the higest aggregate this went to Lionmed with a score of 69/50.
Dawn & Len Closer in Retaining C&D Pairs Title:
Dawn Hood & Len Hyam, Last Years winners of the Chelmsford & District Pairs Competition, played away in their 2nd round game at Chelmsford BC against a duo from that club. It was a very tight game and went to the wire but with his last bowls Len got three shots giving him and Dawn the game. They now move on to the 3rd round. Good Luck to them.
Great Baddow Away Friendly Result:
On a very, very hot day four mixed triples of Burnham bowlers visited Great Baddow BC to play in a friendly on Saturday 29th June. Due to the heat the game was reduced to 15 ends. Baddow's Green bowled very well which was to the liking of the Burnham bowlers as they won three of the Triples and came away with an overall winning score of 72/46.
County Double Fours Outcome for 'A' Team:
Burnham's 'A' team played in the 1st round of the Essex County BA Double 4s Competition on Thursday 27th June against Great Baddow's 'B' team. With one rink playing at each home venue the results can tend to favour each home team playing which was the case here with Burnham winning at home and Great Baddow likewise in the end though it is the overall score and Great Baddow just manged it with 4 more shots than Burnham. Hard luck Burnham and good luck in the next round Great Baddow.
Prelim Coronation Pairs Result:
BHBC's Steve Andow & Sid Curtis played an away game in the preliminary round of the Coronation Pairs on Friday 28th June against a duo from Writtle BC. The Burnham pair did well and eventually won 24/15 and now go on to the first round.
Mixed Fortunes for C&D Wednesday League Teams:
Wednesday 26th saw two of Burnham's teams play in the league games. Team 'B' went to Boreham BC where they fought hard over a very difficult Green and eventually lost 8/2 on league points. The 'C' team had a home game against Writtle D and did much better by taking the 8/2 league points themselves. Burnham's 'A' team were supposed to play away to Billericay 'A' in the Atkinson Shield but Billericay could not get enough players together so conceded the game to Burnham 'A'.
Ladies Win Their Friendly at Tillingham:
Burnham ladies played a 2 Triples friendly away against Tillingham on Wednesday 26th June. Both Triples were close most of the way but in the end Burnham took one triples 21/13 with Tillingham taking the other 19/15. Overall though Burnham won 36/32.
Burnham Duo Win 2nd Round of C&D Pairs Comp.:
Steve Andow and Tony Rowling played a home game at Burnham in the Chelmsford & District BA Pairs Competition on Tuesday 25th June against a duo from PML BC. It was not an easy game for all the players as the Green was quite wet from the night's before deluge of rain. In the end though the Burnham pair were successful as they won 20/17.
A Win For Burnham in Away Friendly:
BHBC sent a mixed team of bowlers to RHP BC on Sunday 23rd June to play in a friendly over 4 Triples. The Burnham players did well and won on three of the triples and came home with an overall win of 77/50.
Dawn & Hazel Lose Out in ECWBA 3rd Round Pairs:
BHBC's Dawn Hood & Hazel Bradley played in the 3rd round of the Essex County Womens BA Pairs Competition on Monday 24th June. It was an away game against a duo at PML. Dawn & Hazel played well but PML just managed to win. Hard luck ladies, better luck next year.
Wally Ball 3rd & Final Game Result:
Sid Curtis from Burnham BC Played on one of the four rinks for Group 3 in the ECBA Wally Ball Shield League Competition on Sunday 23rd June, against Group 6, which was held at Stock & Buttsbury BC. The other 3 bowlers in his team were from Southminster. This was the last of three league games to determine who the league winner was to reach the Final and Group 3 had a good chance depending on this games result. On Sid's rink they lost by one shot on the last end but two of the other three rinks did win so Group 3 are in the final, which is to be held at PML on Sunday 7th July.
What a fantastic President's day:
On Saturday 22nd June the Annual BHBC President's Day took place. The Club's President Hazel Bradley had selected her team of five rinks of various bowlers from BHBC and other Clubs, Captained by Burnham's Greg Gladden. They played against a five rink side of BHBC bowlers Captained by Sid Curtis. The Green and weather were excellent and some of the bowling wasn't bad either! This event was well attended and great enjoyment was had by all. There was lots of laughing, joking and socialising throughout the games, which is what the day was all about. As part of the day's activities a raffle was held for numerous prizes donated by some of the bowlers the takings of which went to the club's funds. Also, a spider was held for a bottle of Vodka with Neville Evans taking the spoils by having a nearest bowl to the spider. Neville then generously put it up to auction for the President Charity (Bahamas Society) which was purchased by Alfie Burton from Tillingham BC for £12. As for the outcome of the game, it was the BHBC side who won with a score of 97/87. After the game all the players and seven visitors/guest sat down to an excellent two course meal provided by Club members Christine Reynolds, Janet Johnson, Karen Hull, Pam Noble and Dorren Jerome followed by speeches from the two Captains and the President which included a thanks to the kitchen volunteers and Alan Johnson and Tony Brock for looking after the bar all day.
(Photos taken by BHBC's Terry Jerome)
Christine & Iris Lose in County Pairs:
BHBC'S Christine Reynolds and Iris Gee visited Courtaulds BC on Wednesday 19th June to play in the 1st round of the ECWBA Pairs Competition. Sadly they found the Green challenging so lost to the pair from Courtaulds.
Dawn & Hazel Win in County Pairs:
BHBC's Dawn Hood & Hazel Bradley played at home in the 2nd round of the ECWBA Pairs Competition against a duo from Silver End BC. The Burnham pair played well and were always in the lead and eventually won 23/14 and now go on to the 3rd round where they will play an away game against a pair from PML.
Burnham's 'A' Go Down in Top Club Comp.:
Burnham's 'A' team played against Stock & Buttsbury away on Thursday 20th June in the National Top Club Competition. The game is over five disciplines. Burnham were doing well overall in the first half of the games but Stock came back and eventually won four of the disciplines and now move on to the next round.
Tony Wins 1st Round of C&D Officers Championship:
Burnham's Tony Rowling played at Stock & Buttsbury on 20th June in the Chelmsford & District BA Officers Championship against a Stock bowler. Tony did well as he came away with a win of 21/10.
C&D Wednesday Results - 19th June:
Two of Burnham's teams did well when they played in the C&D Wednesday League games on the 19th June. Team 'A' took all 10 league points when they beat PML in an away game. The 'B' team also managed to take the 10 points at home against Boreham. However, the 'C' team lost 4/6 on league points at home to Stock & Buttsbury 'C'.
'C' Team Given Bye in Marconi League Cup:
Burnham's 'C' team were scheduled to play at home against Falcon 'C' on Thursday 27th June in the first round of the C&D Marconi League Cup. Sadly Falcon could not get a team together and had to concede the game to Burnham 'C' who now play in the quarter finals against either Lionmede or Burnham's 'B' side.
Well, here's a view of the Burnham Green that you don't often see!
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Beginner's Guide to Bowls - Link:
A new link has been put on the Link page above directing you to a website that has a comprehensive Beginners Guide to Bowling. Take a look it's pretty good.....
Next BHBC Committee Meeting
Monday 5th August 2019 10.30am
Team Selections Made
C&d Wednesday League:
A Team 24th July - Home - Writtle B
B Team 24th July - Away - Great Baddow C
C Team 24th July - Away - Falcon C 25th July - Home - RHP A - League Marconi Cup
20th July - Awau Chelmsford 21st July - Home - Witham 27th July - H0me - Bantham & Ongar
"FRIDAY NIGHTS" IS CLUB NIGHT IN THE CLUBHOUSE COME DOWN FOR A SOCIAL EVENING STARTING TIMES 7.00PM IN THE WINTER & 6.00PM IN THE SUMMER
THE BAR WILL BE OPEN
DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF THE YEAR PLAY INDOOR/OUTDOOR BOWLS - CARDS - DARTS OR JUST SOCIALISE AND HAVE A DRINK AND A CHAT
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