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Billericay Bowling Club

Reports Ladies Matches


The ladies' Stock Challenge trophy and the men's Lifebuoy competition took place on Sunday 15th September as a combined bowling gala proving to be  a  most successful event . While the outcome was not what Billericay hoped for , the atmosphere and friendship was as convivial as the weather both sunny and warm.

Our Ladies lost on all three rinks  12-24,15-23,4-32 while our men lost on two rinks and won on one so not a total whitewash.

We graciously handed over our new trophy, which was generously purchased by Dawn Hutchison , with the promise to win it back next year.






Marion Fry Trophy

The Marion Fry competition  took place on Saturday 17th August and was a thoroughly enjoyable event. The weather was almost perfect, dry,warm and mostly sunny and the 16 ladies taking part produced some excellent bowling.

The overall winners were Jean Lawrence and Val Dalton with a total of 21 1/2 points.

Hot on their heels were Lorraine Colla and Carol Phillips with 20 1/2 points while third place went to Penny Kirby and Hazel Smith.

A big thank you to Dawn Hutchison for organising this event and to Gordon Cook for being the score master.

Equally a thank you goes  to the Ladies for competing for without them the competition would not have been the success it was.

Billericay Ladies' Day

Our Ladies' day took place on Saturday 10th August  and,despite the gale force winds , was a resounding success.

Eight visiting teams took part with our own ladies in the competition comprising three games of eight ends followed by a lovely lunch.

The team from Southend won the visitors part of the competition while Sandra and Carol won the home team part of the competition.

Congratulations to the winners and of course well done to everyone who took part.

A big thank you to Dee and her willing band of helpers who organised the day and made it such a pleasure to take part in.



Sorry Ladies I've just spend the last hour  writing up three match reports then out of the blue they've disappeared from my screen, never to be seen again so below is a quick update of our recent games.

11th July away to Ingatestone

Edith Chris and Jenny lost 16-17

Jean Lynn and Val won 28-8

Total points 4



17th July home to PML

Carol, Dee and Val lost 15-19

Sheila K Christine and Wyn - game conceded by  PML due to player becoming unwell.   Rule 10-9 CLBL .

Total points 4



24th July away to Lionmede

Due to adverse weather conditions only 12 ends played (agreed by both captains before the game).  I endeavoured to alter the time of play but unfortunately LIONEMEDE were unable to accommodate our request  due to prior commitments.

Judy, Dee and Christine lost 11-18

Carol, Wyn and Pam won 14-11

Total points 2

Thanks to all the ladies for  turning out to play on such a very hot day. 




Jean, Dee  & Val  got off to a good start scoring 4 shots on the first end and played steadily throughout . There was a little blip on the 16th end when Falcon scored 6 shots  .  However, we  maintained a good lead throughout  finishing 24-13.   

Carol, Wyn and Pam  went down one shot on the first end but Carol set up a good head on most ends and apart from the first end  we were ahead for the rest of the game  finishing  28-9.

Very  well done  to both our teams; everyone played their part in giving us the total 6 points.    Fantastic !!




LADIES Basildon Sports Trophy

Sunday 23rd June at Wickford Bowls Club

Two teams represented Billericay at this event . The weather was good however the bowling green was in poor condition which made it difficult to find an accurate line or weight. This caused some degree of frustration and not the result we were hoping for Each team played 3 matches of a maximum of nine ends within the allotted time.

Team 1  (Lynn, Hazel and Val) won 2 and lost 1 while team 2 ( Michelle,Dee,Jenny) lost 2 and drew 1.

Unfortunately we did not repeat the win of two years ago.


Thursday 13th June at Essex County 

Two teams represented Billericay in this charity tournament which consisted of three games of 8 ends with 2 woods.

While the weather remained dry the temperature was cool with a strong wind which did affect the delivery of the woods

Edith,Jean H and Hazel won their first game but were unfortunately defeated in their next two.

Michelle,Sandra and Lynn had a bye in the first match and were defeated in the next two (losing on shots but drawing on ends)

An enjoyable day never the less.


Tuesday 11 th June Albert Crabb match against South Benfleet and Canvey

Despite the threat of inclement weather and a burst water main ( which resulted in the game being postponed,  at the last minute ,from 10:30 until 1pm) the ladies put up a good fight but were unfortunately denied a victory.

The home team ( Jill,Edith,Jean H, Christine) were defeated 11-23 -with the strategy of long jacks- even though they displayed their talents .

The away team ( Michelle, Sandra,Lynn Jenny) were defeated 18-20 although won 11 of the 21 ends and were leading until the 17th end when the opposition drew level. They won 2 more end by 2 shots whereas we won two more ends by just 1 shot. :-(

Well done Ladies for your effort.

Saturday 25th May. TOP CLUB match against Essex County Ladies

A big thank you to all the Ladies who put up a valiant effort in the second round of this county tournament.

While we were defeated it was no means a walk over and our ladies put up a good fight.

Singles: Sandra  lost 21-10

Pairs:Carol and Wyn lost 12-30

Triples: Barabara, Michelle,Hazel  won  23-19

Rinks: Penny, Edith,Shelia and Jenny drew 19-19 (despite leading until the last end)



Both sides had a very good game.
Carol, Chris and Jenny were 7-14 down on 9th end but caught up to 15-15 on the 15th end but Stock scored 4 shots on the final 3 ends .

Final Score 15-19

Barbara, Wyn and Hazel were off to a good start but were stuck on 7 for 6 ends, pulling back on the 14th end, not quite enough though!

Final Score 12-15

A gallant effort by both our teams




Saturday 18th May. TOP CLUB match against Southend Ladies

A well deserved victory for the Billericay Ladies against our previous adversaries.

The old adage of 'Third time lucky' came true with the following results

Singles: Val won 21-11

Pairs:Barbara and Hazel narrowly defeated 16-17 on the last end

Triples:Michelle, Carol and Wyn drew 12-12

Rinks: Jill,Lynn,Christine and Jenny won 25-8

Overall the result was 2 1/2 -1 1/2

We play Essex County in the next round.




A good start to the season winning our first game  with Carol, Chris and Jenny leading all the way with a final score of 24-12

Jean, Dee and Val were off to a good start gaining 4 shots on the first end, then RHP took charge and by the 7th end they'd scored 14 shots. After that RHP only scored another 4 shots so a great win 22-18. 

Well done!