Erdington Court ended the year with four evening and afternoon indoor leagues in full swing – with over 70 members in total taking part.
Leading the Thursday night mixed triples League at present is the team led by Chris Hall – and including Dean Mortiboys and Denise Szostek. However this could all be about to change with the imposition of handicaps on the leading teams – based on their first half performance.
The keenly contested annual ‘Road to Santa’ pairs indoor competition also attracted over 30 Club members and took place over three week ends. Winners of the Cup were Chris Hall for the second year and partnered by John Utting. Runners up were Ken Ellis and Jean Whitney. Elaine Woods and Dean Mortiboys won the separate Plate competition.
The year ended with the annual boxing day morning fun roll-up – again attracting over 30 members and friends to re-visit the all-weather outdoor green. Victorian Bathurst retained the 16 and under title. Ray Woods was the overall winner of the Scapagrene trophy, first awarded in 1976. This was the first year that he had taken part.
In the new year, The Club’s Sandy Powell mixed triples Competition begins with a prize of afternoon tea at a top local hotel for the winners – kindly provided by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield.
The Club has seen an increase of 8-10% in its’ Winter indoor membership since its open day in October. For several weeks, over 21 new members have been receiving coaching from Sutton based veterans Jean and Clive Smith.
New investment at the Club has also continued with installation of new step-down stanchions on the indoor green and the acquisition of a defibrillator.
The Club welcomes new members and can be contacted on 0121 373 2440. You can also visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club.