Braintree Success Weekend, 17th – 18th September 2016
Braintree & Witham Times - September 2016
Success Over the Weekend, 17th – 18th September 2016
This past week brought about the most successful period in Braintree Bowling Club’s recent history, covering County Trophy honours, North West Essex League honours and a fifth individual internal club competition victory.
Thursday 15th September, saw Chris Long, Graham Easterbrook and Martin Spencer win the North West Essex League Triples Trophy against Radwinter. (Picture: Graham Eastebrook, Left, Martin Spencer, Centre and Chris Long).
Saturday 17th began with the final internal club competition, The Hunnable Cup, matching fellow club team players Graham Easterbrook and Martin Spencer, which ended with Martin Spencer taking his fifth internal club competition with a final score of 21 shots to 15 shots (Picture: Graham Easterbrook, Left and Martin Spencer).
Sunday 18th brought about success on the more elitist stage of competitions, the County Double Fours, with Braintree’s Double 4s bowls teams, comprising of:
Team 1 -Chris Long, Malcolm Stark, Brian Taplin & Martin Spencer
Team 2 - Rob Doleman, David Hunt, Graham Easterbrook and Josh Heffernan (Captain), becoming the 2016 County Champions in this Essex County Double 4s competition, with a close fought victory over Bournemouth Park Bowling Club from Southend, winning total score 37shots to 31 shots (Picture: Josh Heffernan).
This was the first time that Braintree Bowling Club have won this trophy, coming nearest in 1995 when ending up as the Runners-Up with teams comprising of two of the winning finalists from this weekend, Malcolm Stark and Chris Long, plus Dave Medlock, John Koegel, Vic Cole, Ray Covell, Colin Rowling and Roy Brown.
While this game was taking place, Braintree’s North West Essex League 'B' Team were winning their Division 'B' Grand Final at Witham Bowling Club against Saffron Walden Bowling Club, triumphing two rinks to one.
Teams comprised of - George Carter, Tony Heales, Jack Mumford, Andy Beatty, Barry Jowlett, Tony Butcher, Albie Ayres, Lyndon Hopkins and Graham Michaels.
These deserved culminating victories by all the participating members, show the depth of good bowling ability within the club, which in turn will surely encourage more members to participate in these Club, League and County competitions in the following seasons.
Eddie Hawkins - Press Officer Braintree Bowling Club