On 17th July, BHBC’s Joy Campbell, Val Hyam, Hazel Bradley and Trish Hollis, played at Tiptree Jobserve against a side from Arclight in the Area Final of the ECWBA Senior Fours Competition. Burnham's foursome did their best but sadly the Arclight side got the better of them and won the game. Well done to our Burnham ladies for getting so far in the Competition.
Burnham BC Hosts Dengie Ladies Invitation Triples
With the 2018 Dengie Hundred Bowling Association President’s post being held by a Burnham Hillside BC member, Sid Curtis, this year’s DHBA Ladies Invitation Triples was hosted by BHBC. There were twelve teams who played four games each over 6 ends. Before the game started the BHBC President, Hazel Bradley, handed the Green over to the Dengie President then the Dengie Competition Secretary, Jeanette Wilson, welcomed everyone and confirmed the days procedures. It was a very hot day but thankfully there was plenty of time for comfort breaks in between. Throughout the day there were plenty of close matches and as always lots of social chatter. Refreshments were in abundance and with masses of homemade cakes made by Trish Hollis and Val Hyam. Thanks were given to all the Burnham volunteer, Jill Willsher, Graham Smith, Doreen & Terry Jerome, Derek Herrington, Ron Hunter, Steve Andow and Bob Hollis. It was a close finish leading into the last games to see who won with both the top two teams holding the same points who happen to be playing each other. In the end their game was a draw so it came down to shot difference and just by 5 shots the winning team was Joy Campbell, Val Hyam and Trish Hollis from Burnham Hillside BC. The Trophy along with £150 was presented to the winners by Nicola Adams, a representative from the days sponsor (Coop Funeral Servicers) who also presented the runners-up, Pat Bidford & Pat Ankers (both Rayleigh BC) & Karen Hull (BHBC) with £60.
What a Great Charity Day:
Saturday 14th July saw Burnham Hillside’s BC Annual Charity day take place, organised by Jeanette Wilson, 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 whisky (donated by Greg Gladden) for the winner, which was won by Jill Willsher. The usual raffle took place, with our thanks to Betty Whiting, and there were plenty of refreshments being served all day from the kitchen by Doreen Jerome & Pam Noble, and not forgetting the bar volunteers who kept everyones liquids topped up on what was a very hot day.
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 Lorna Harker, Patsy Hammond and Kevin Olley with the runners-up being Ron Hunter, Bob Hollis and Gill Mortensen. 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 Essex Air Ambulance Service, along with thanking all the helpers on the day.
Our thanks to Nigel Norfolk for taking the photos below.
C&D Mixed Pairs Didn't Go Well for Fred & Tina:
BHBC's Fed & Tina Wallace visited Writtle BC to play in the 2nd round of the Chelmsford & District Ba Mixed Pairs Comp on Friday 13th July. Sadly, despite their best efforts Fred and Tina could not match the skills of the Writtle duo so lost in the end.
Men's ECBA Double Fours Comp. Results:
BHBC's 'A' team played against Great Baddow 'A' on Thursday 12th July in the Essex County BA Double Fours Competition. With one game taking place at each club both teams should have the advantage at home but of course that does not always happen. It turned out to be a very close game with a draw coming at Great Baddow but Burnham just managed a win at home so now go on to the 3rd round.
Sadly Burnham's 'B' team could not follow in the footsteps of its 'A' team when they played against Silverthorne 'A' on Friday 13th July. At home Burnham's team did very well and only just lost by 5 points. The away team though were clearly up against an excellent side on the day and lost heavily. Silverthorne 'A' will now play Burnham's 'A' team in the 3rd round.
BHBC Ladies Reach Area Final of ECWBA Comp:
On 11th July, BHBC’s Joy Campbell, Val Hyam, Hazel Bradley and Trish Hollis, played away to four ladies from Frinton BC in the round 3rd round of the Senior Fours competition and won. They now go on to play in the Area Final against either Arclight BC at Tiptree Jobserve BC.
C&D 'C' team do well against Ingatestone:
BHBC's 'C' team played their Chelmsford & District League game on Wednesday 11th July at home against Ingatestone 'C'. BHBC did well by winning two of the three rink games and having the highest overall score and therefore came away with an 8/2 league points win.
Result of Ladies Friendly Against Southminster:
BHBC ladies had an away friendly against Southminster BC on Wednesday 11th July over two triples games. This proved to be a tight game with each club winning one of the triples and in the end it turned out to be a draw with the overall score being 26/26.
Burnham Due lose Out in 3rd Round of C&D Pairs:
Nigel Barnes and Tony Rowling played at home against a duo from Tillingham in the Chelmsford & District Pairs Competition on Tuesday 10th July which sadly Nigel and Tony lost.
Len & David Succesful in Coronation Pairs:
Len Hyam and David Cable played a home game in the 2nd round of the Coronation Pairs on Tuesday 10th July against a two players from Falcon BC which Len and David won convincingly.
BHBC Get Through Prelim Round of Writtle Hospital Cup:
On Sunday 8th July Burnham sent three rink teams to Play Writtle, at Writtle BC, in the Writtle Hospital Cup. With the weather continuing to be very hot all the bowlers stood up to the heat well. On two of the rinks Burnham won 20/12 & 18/15 and on the third rink it was a draw 16/16. Burnham now go on to the quarter final to play away against Billericay.
Fred & Mick Win Coronation Pairs Game:
BHBC's Fred Wallace & Mick Rowland played at home in the 1st round of the Coronation pairs on Friday 6th July against a duo from RHP and won. Well done lads!
Wednesday C&D League Results:
It was the good and the bad for BHBC's Chelmsford & District Wednesday night 'A' & 'B' teams. The 'A' team played at home against Chelmsford 'A' who, on the night, wereoin top form and won on all three ranks taking all the 10 league points. However, BHBC's 'C' team who played away to Writtle 'D' played very well and came home with the 10 league points. BHBC's 'B' did not have a game.
BHBC Ladies Get Through 1st & 2nd Rounds of ECWBA Comp:
On 3rd July, BHBC’s Joy Campbell, Val Hyam, Hazel Bradley and Trish Hollis, played away to four ladies from Tillingham BC in round 1st of the Senior Fours competition and won. In the 2nd round they played at home on 5th July against Brightlingsea BC, where again they were victorious. They now go on to play in the 3rd round away at Frinton BC. Keep going ladies!
BHBC Did Well Over Two Weekend Friendlies:
Saturday 30th June saw BHBC play a friendly against Great Baddow at home. The match was to be played over 5 mixed rinks but Baddow only arrived with 5 mixed triples. So the new format on each rink, 4 verses 3, was played in the warm sunshine on an excellent green. BHBC won 4 of the 5 rinks and overall 105/67.
Sunday 1st July BHBC was at home agains against Bocking BC over 5 mixed triples. It had been some time since Bocking were last at Burnham BC so it was great to see them there. Across the 5 games it was a close score overall but by the end BHBC had won 3 and drawn 1 with Bocking winning one game. The score overall was 96/76 to BHBC.
Fred & Dennis lose out in 2nd round of C&D Pairs:
Fred Wallace & Dennis Bonning visited PML BC on Friday 29th June to play in the 2nd round of the Chelmsford & District Pairs Competition. They were hoping to do well but the pair from PML were just too good for them so they lost the game.
BHBC Ladies Play Tillingham in Away Friendly:
Two triples of BHBC ladies visited Tillingham BC on Wednesday 27th June to play in a friendly. On one triples BHBC had the upper hand for most of the game but Tillingham came back and only narrowly lost 19/18. In the other triples it was Tillingham's turn to be victorious with a win of 11/8. Overall therefore Tillingham won 29/27.
Burnham Trio lose out in C&D Triples Comp:
BHBC's Greg Gladden, Len Shippey & Sid Curtis took a trip to Great Baddow on Friday 29th June to play in the 2nd round of the Chelmsford & District Triples Competition. For the first half of the game They were doing well but the Great Baddow Trio picked their game up in the second half and just managed to win the game 18/15.
Results from Coronation Pairs Competition:
On Thursday 28th June BHBC's Greg Gladden & Hazel Bradley matched their skills against two other BHBC players Nigel Barnes & John Greenane in the first round of the Coronation Pairs and it was John and Nigel who were triumphant. Later that day in the same Competition Sid Curtis & Shirley Sims played at home against two players from Great Baddow, who managed to beat Sid & Shirley.
Hazel Bradley's Presidents Day Just Purfect:
On Saturday 23rd June the Annual BHBC President's Day took place. The Club's President Hazel Bradley had selected her team of six rinks of various bowlers from BHBC and other Clubs, Captained by Burnham's Greg Gladden. They played against a six 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. One of the prizes, a bottle of whisky won by John Greenane, was auction by him which went to John Wilson for £16 which was then donated to the Presidents Charity (Essex Air Ambulance). Also, a spider was held for a bottle of Tia Maria with David Gamble taking the spoils by having a nearest bowl to the spider. As for the outcome of the game, it was the President's side who won with a score of 129/106. After the game all the players and twelve visitors/guest sat down to a two course meal provided by outside caterers followed by speeches from the two Captains and the President which included a thanks to Steve Andow and Derek Herrington for helping at the bar during the game and Maggie Abbot and Eddie Bradley for selling the raffle tickets and then on behalf of all the visitors Glenn Hackney expressed their thanks to the President. Our thanks to Sid Curtis, John Greenane and Glenn Hackney for taking the photos below.
Magnox Provides Part Funding for New Granular Spreader:
Earlier in 2017 BHBC applied through the Magnox Socio-Economic Scheme for assisted funding to purchase a new Pedestrian Granular Spreader for their bowling green. Our bowls club green team are a dedicated group of volunteer members who over the years have applied vast improvements to the bowling green. Part of the continuous treatment is to ensure that the correct granular feed is applied at the right levels using an industrial spreader however, the spreader they had become unfit for purpose as it no longer functioned properly, so a new one had to be purchased which is why we applied to Magnox.
The Magnox Scheme provides three level of funding to support activities that benefit the social or economic life of communities. BHBC’s applied for funding at the lower small project level and were extremely delighted to be awarded £250 towards the cost of the spreader.
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
Wednesday 8th August 2018 11.00am
Team Selections Made
Wed 18th July B Team away - RHP 'B'
Thursday 19th Marconi Cup B Team home - Falcon 'B'
"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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