Welcome to the Winter 2023/24 Newsletter.  This Newsletter will contain all information from 1st October 2023
 

Spitfire League

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).

Details:

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.

 

Indoor Friendly

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.

Details:

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.

 

Spitfire League

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.

Details:

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.

 

Spitfire League

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).

Details:

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

Spitfire League

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.

Appearances

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.

 

Indoor Team listed first on each rink.

 

Rink

Team

Score

1

Keith Roberts Mike French Alistair McNicol Harrison Ash v

David Aburn Steve Parnham Graham Dawber Trevor Pocock

22 - 17

 

After 10 ends SCIBA were 8 10 down & still behind 15 16 on end 16.  They won 4 of the last 5 ends to win by 5 shots.

 

2

Colin Popple Peter Dixon Tom Searle Mike Lambert v

Steven King Sean Dempsey Dave Warrington Joe Cable

20 - 17

 

The scores were level 12 12 on end 12, but SCIBA won 5 of the last 9 ends to win by 3 shots.

 

3

Frank Middleton Ted Ray Les Owen Chris Jones * v

Dave Aldam John Morton Colin Homes David Williams

31 - 14

 

SCIBA led 19 2 after 10 ends & 25 10 after 17 ends.  They won by 17 shots.

 

4

Peter Pearce Alan Shelley Brian Collis Nobby Clark v

Vic Hemmett Alan Shearing Peter Marshall Martin Bevan

19 - 17

 

The scores were level 15 15 after 15 ends, but SCIBA won 4 of the last 6 ends to win by 2 shots.

 

5

Richard Wooster Robin Pretty Rick Long Mick Gray v

Neil Dimmock Brian Shellard Allen Kellaway Martin Harbottle

30 - 14

 

SCIBA were 3 11 down after 10 ends, but went ahead 13 11 three ends later.  They won the last 7 ends to win by 16 shots.

 

6

Allen Banks Peter Miller Luke Griffin Jim Scott v

Alan Bradshaw Terry Berry Don Davies Graeme Cupit

24 - 9

 

SCIBA led 6 5 after 7 ends & won the next 11 ends to go ahead 21 5.  They won by 15 shots.

 

 

Highest winning rink *

Won 146 88

(8 0)