2018 - 2019 Club News

(Mid April 2018 to Mid April 2019)

All Items By Eddie Hawkins, Press Officer, Braintree Bowling Club


2018 April

Friendly - Men v Ladies 

Braintrees 2018 Ladies Gents Chairpersons Match

Braintree’s Men’s v Ladies Chairperson bowling teams, started their annual outdoor fixture on an immaculately prepared, pristine lush green. With four rinks taken up with mixed Triples and the greens only using short jacks to protect the early tender grass, plus the excellent weather conditions, it was an excellent opening to the new outdoor season for all the members taking part. 

Because of the unequal number of Lady to Gent members, the teams were mixed, which added to the enjoyment of the match. There was plenty of banter and mischievous remarks, mostly coming from the male members, which added to this friendly annual pre-season fixture atmosphere.

The outright winners were the teams representing the Ladies Chairperson, though the margin was by only a few shots. However, the main winner on the day was the ever-developing camaraderie between the players of Braintree Bowling Club.

Easter BunnyTo encourage new members and promote the game of bowls within the district, the Club are holding an Open Day on Saturday, 28th April at 11am at their club house in Clare Road, Braintree CM7 2PA (entrance between No. 29-30).  Any interested new or present bowlers can also get in touch with the Club's secretary, Richard Dodd - 01376 326142 or visit our website: - www.braintreebowlingclub.co.uk

As a prelude to this event, a few days earlier there had been a charitable event at the club for anyone interested in coming along to a Coffee Morning and a belated Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny turned up to entertain the children and each child received an Easter Egg. The Macmillan Cancer Support were the recipients of the funds collected. 




2018 May

Ladies Top Club

Ladies Top Club 2018 

In this prestigious County Competition, Braintree Ladies Top Club drew at home to Dovercourt Bowling Club, which resulted in a very closely fought match.  The teams included ten players from each club, using 4 rinks for Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours, where the total of shots decided the eventual winners.  Unfortunately for Braintree, victory fell to the visitors who won on 3 rinks - Singles, Triples and Fours, with the Braintree Pairs team of Olive Hawkins and Linda Butcher taking the honours in their match.

The game was played in a friendly spirit on an extremely well-prepared green.  In fact, due to the quality of the Braintree Bowling Club's Green of 6 rinks, the Essex County Bowling Association have booked several Trial and Full County matches to be played at the Club over the rest of this season.  This is a "feather in the cap" for the green keeping team of volunteers who take pride in their work, producing probably one of the best greens in the County.