|Welcome to the Winter 2023/24 Newsletter. This Newsletter will contain all information from 1st October 2023|
Epsom played their third game in the Spitfire League on Wednesday 15th November 2023. They won on 1 rink, lost 2 rinks. They lost overall by 41 - 52 (2 - 8).
Rink 4 Stefan Tomm Trish Southgate Phil Sims Norman Mann lost 7 - 27
After 8 ends Epsom were 1 - 15 down. They lost by 20 shots.
Rink 5 Sue Skinner Mick Cooper Barry Jordan Martin Harbottle lost 13 - 14
Epsom were 5 - 10 down after 8 ends & lost by 1 shot.
Rink 6 Paul Maskell Sandy Cooper Sandie Harvey Wayne Thornton won 21 - 11
Epsom led 10 - 6 after 8 ends & won by 10 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 41 Redhill 52 Epsom 2 points Redhill 10 points.
Epsom played against Donyngs in a mixed friendly triples match on Sunday 5th November 2023. They won on 2 rinks, lost on 3 rinks & lost overall 78 - 103.
In the equivalent match last season Epsom lost 48 - 60.
Rink 2 Elaine Coe Barry Jordan Martin Harbottle won 16 - 15
Epsom led 9 - 5 aftewr 9 ends, but the scores were level going into the last end. Epsom scored 1 shot to win by 1.
Rink 3 Barry Coe Sandie Harvey Norman Mann lost 9 - 26
After 9 ends Epsom were 6 - 11 down. They lost the last 4 ends to lose by 17 shots.
Rink 4 Fi Drinkall Stefan Tomm Mary Green lost 20 - 24
Epsom led 13 - 6 after 8 ends & 20 - 9 on end 12. However, they lost the remaining ends to lose by 4 shots.
Rink 5 Annette Jordan Mick Cooper David Fearn won 18 - 13
Epsom led 11 - 6 after 9 ends & won by 5 shots.
Rink 6 Brian Kenyon Sandy Cooper John Warren lost 15 - 25
Epsom were 5 - 20 down after 9 ends & lost by 10 shots.
Final Score: Epsom 78 Donyngs 103
Elaine Coe, Barry & Annette Jordan & Norman Mann played in their very first Indoor friendly match for Epsom Bowling Club.
Epsom played their second game in the Spitfire League on Wednesday 1st November 2023. They won on 1 rink, lost 2 rinks. They lost overall by 1 shot.
Rink 4 Liz Hind Sue Skinner Barry Jordan Fred Read
Rink 5 Stefan Tomm Sandie Harvey Mick Cooper David Fearn
Rink 6 Fi Drinkall Sandy Cooper John Hart Norman Mann
There is some confusion regarding the scoring in this match & it is hoped to sort this out shortly.
Fi Drinkall played in her first match in this Competition.
Epsom played their very first game in the Spitfire League on Wednesday 11th October 2023. They won on 1 rink, drew on 1 rink & lost the third. They lost overall 35 - 36 (3 - 7).
Rink 4 Liz Hind Sandie Harvey Barry Jordan John Warren won 14 - 12
Epsom led 14 - 5 after 11 ends & lost the last 4 ends, but won by 2 shots.
Rink 5 Brian Kenyon Mick Cooper Trish Southgate Norman Mann drew 11 - 11
Epsom led 11 - 5 after 12 ends, lost the last 4 ends & drew the rink.
Rink 6 Sandy Cooper Sue Skinner David Fearn lost 10 - 13
Unfortunately Epsom only had 3 players. They lost by 3 shots.
Barry Jordan & Norman Mann played in their very first game in this league & for Epsom Bowling Club since joining in September 2023.
Did you know
The Spitfire League is played at Donyngs Indoor Bowling Club in the Winter months. It is played as a round robin competition (usually 2 groups), followed by a semi final & final. Epsom first entered this Competition in the 2014/15 season. They have played every winter since (except the COVID years – 2020/21).
In the first few seasons Epsom fielded teams mainly of members who did not play indoors on a regular basis. The last few years, however, most of the teams consist of members who belong to several indoor Clubs.
Since the 2014/15 season Epsom have played 44 matches, won 18 & lost 26. They reached the Semi Final in 2018/19 & lost in the final against Purley Bury in the very first season entered.
Epsom have played Reigate Priory 7 times, won 4 & lost 3.
55 members of Epsom Bowling Club have played in this Competition since 2014/15 and the most appearances are:-
Fred Read who has played in 34 matches, Brian Kenyon 33, Martin Harbottle 25 & Eileen Mills 21.
Over the years Epsom have played 11 different Clubs – Purley Bury, Godstone, Caterham, Churchfields, Dorking, Redhill, Monotype, Reigate Priory, Warlingham Park, Ashtead & Co. & Donyngs.
This winter Epsom play Reigate Priory, Purley Bury & Redhill in the early stages. They play each other twice.
A big thanks goes to Martin Harbottle who has organised matches for Epsom since the Club first entered this Competition.
Surrey County Indoor Bowling Association - Crawford Cup
SCIBA played against SCBA on Wednesday 11th October 2023 at Croydon Indoor Bowling Club. They won on all 6 rinks & the match 146 – 88 (8 – 0). SCIBA retain the Crawford Cup 9 – 7.
This was the second of the two matches played each year - the first was outdoors. On the 13th July 2023 SCIBA won on 1 rink, lost on 5 rinks & lost the match 107 – 136 (1 – 7).
Rules & Scoring:
Cecil Crawford presented a Trophy (Cecil Crawford Bowl) to be played for between the Executive Members of the Surrey County Bowling Association and the Executive Members of the Surrey County Indoor Bowling Association. It is intended to be a Fun game to promote the good spirit of Bowls between the Associations. The games to be played Twice Yearly, one Indoors and one outdoors the first to be played Indoors at the beginning of the Outdoors Presidential Year. The Trophy to be presented at the Annual Surrey County Dinner. A system of points score to decide the Winner 1 Point for a Winning Rink and 2 Points for winning the Match. The total Points over the two games will be 16. One player can only play for one team during the year the first match Outdoors the second indoors. These Guidelines were discussed and put together by Cecil Crawford, Harry Braun and Jim Green in September 1996.