The first match of this Season is on Sunday, 24th September at Winnington Park Recreation Club against North Yorkshire. Will players please be there for 9.30am for meeting and to set up.
Would those ex-players who are no longer playing for Cheshire please return their shirts (as per committee decision two years ago).
Results of the match will be posted on Sunday evening.
Please note that the practice match at Winnington Park Recreation Club on Sunday, 10th September 2017 has been cancelled.
Following on from the AGM held in May we now have a new President – Ste Tinsley and a new Chairman – Brandon Whittaker.
Cheshire Short Mat Bowling only have one team – Cheshire Premier Team – entered into the ESMBA ICC Competition for the forthcoming season. There is a new team Captain – Fred Mills for this season.
Forms have been sent out to players, if you haven’t received one please email Cheshire@esmba.co.uk and one will be emailed to you.
There is a practice day at Winnington Park Recreation Club on Sunday, 10th September for those who wish to come along.
Dates of all matches, together with National Qualifiers will be posted to this site shortly.
Both the premier and A team played there respective ICC matches this weekend. Cheshire A went out to a strong Cambridgeshire team at Church Gresley.
Cheshire Premier looked like they were going out after the first two sessions at Wyken Community Centre but a good third session with wins in both pairs and one win and a draw in the singles, we managed to secure the aggregates and take a slim lead in to the final session. A good last session from Somerset secured the aggregates in both multi disciplines for them.
So, the playoff was between Andrew Pinkawa/Grant Soller, Adam Smith/Andrew Cowlin and Stephen Proctor/Chris Shakeshaft. Winning ends came from Adam and Procy sealing the match 2-1.
Daventry Ibc is a Lazer free zone. Please have this in mind when packing your bowls bag this weekend.
Postcode is NN11 4NS
Both the Premier & A team will play their respective next rounds in the ICC at Wyken Community Centre, Westmoreland Road, Wyken, CV2 5BY. Good luck to both teams.
Congratulations to Adam Smith, Simon White & Grant Soller on winning the Cheshire Triples qualifier beating Dave Morris, Keith Smith & Ste Tinsley in the final. Both Triples will represent Cheshire at ESMBA National Championships
For next season, a new Nationals Organiser will need to be in place. All nominations need to go to Barbara Mills. If no one comes forward, the qualifiers may not be ran next season.
This Saturday the National Triples Qualifiers take place at Winnington Park. Please can all players try and aim to be there for 9.30 practise with play starting at 10.00 prompt.
Looks likely we will play 3 groups of 3. 11 ends time permitting. Top 3 and best runner up to go through. This is subject to change.
Finalists will represent Cheshire at the Nationals.
Happy New Year to all users & people associated with Cheshire County SMBA!
Both Cheshire “Premier” & Cheshire “A” managed to finish top of their respected Groups.
Cheshire “Premier” await the winners of Surrey/Somerset. Quarter final game to be played on weekend of 13/14 February 2016.
Cheshire “A” play Cornwall in the last 16. Game to be played weekend of the 6/7 February 2016.
Venues haven’t been announced as at todays date.
Cheshire were allocated 2 places in all 4 disciplines & 1 place in the U18’s.
Representing Cheshire in the singles, pairs, U18’s & fours are listed below;
Singles: Stephen Proctor / Grant Soller
Pairs: Martin Walker, Adam Smith / Keith Smith, Stephen Tinsley
U18’s: Aaron Steadman
Fours: Keith Lackford, Simon White, Martin Walker, Stephen Proctor / Adam Smith, Ben Holbrook, James Neal, Gareth Stanway
Triples: To be played on Saturday 30th January.
Please note rule 18. relating to final stages of Nationals;
“Substitutes in the National Finals are only allowed under very exceptional circumstances and then only with the express written permission of both the ESMBA and the relevant county committee. The circumstances and reasons for substitution must be clearly and fully explained. Players giving reasons which are deemed to be unacceptable may be subject to disciplinary action as set out above.”
The closing date for entries into the County fours competition, which as usual doubles up as the National qualifier, is this Sunday. The competition takes place next Sunday at 9.00 am at Winnington park. It will be played over a league format. Any remaining entries should be submitted to Keith Lackford.
The ESMBA hosted an open pairs competition on Saturday 22nd August, with prize money and a place in the World Championships, up for grabs for the winners. 64 pairs were entered and several players from Cheshire were involved. Fancied pairs going into the event included Steve Proctor and Simon White, Gareth Stanway along with North Yorks’ Ben Render, and Grant Soller playing with Hampshire’s Jason Mclean. The final stages of the event saw some quality bowling, not least from Anthony Fautley and Steve Killington from Essex, as they came from 4 behind with one end to play to force an extra end play-off. Steve then ditched the jack to win the tie and set up a final against Cheshire’s Steve Burrows and Northants’ Ed Sawbridge. Steve and Ed played superbly in the final to win the event and therefore clinch their place at the World Championships in March. Well done Ed, and especially Steve, a good start to Cheshire’s season!