Roll up day 4th September
The start of the season is upon us, as is usual we will be holding a practice day on the 4th September for all County members.
All are welcome to come and show the NEW Essex team manager what you are made of.
Please complete entry form and return to David Chittock via post or email.
New County Team Manager - David Chittock
A big congratulations to David with his appointment of County Team Manager. We are hopeful for a successful season and are looking forward to the season ahead. He has a lot of work to do in getting ready for the season and has already started on organising the County Roll up Day for the 4th September. Details will be sent out to clubs shortly
R.I.P DON PAMMANT
It is with great sadness that Don passed away this
morning (29/4/16). He was a formidable bowler in his time who stayed at one
club Sanguine, throughout his bowling life. He also managed the county ‘B’ team
for a number of years. He was a true gentleman who will be sorely missed. Our
thoughts and condolences are with Pauline and their family at this sad time.
Dons funeral will be held at Pitsea Crematorium on
Wednesday 18th May at 11.45. Everyone is welcome back for the wake at Kingswood
Sports Centre, Clayhill Lane, Basildon, SS16 5JP. Anyone who intends to attend
the wake could they please let Tony Ealham know as Pauline requires numbers
Adam Sultana, Barry Hedges and Matt Dillon win the ESMBA National Triples Championship
Congratulations fantastic result
The funeral of Terry
Mathews will take place at 3pm on Wednesday 13th April at Bentley Crematorium,
Ongar Road, Brentwood, CM15 9RZ. It has been requested that no flowers to be
sent. There will be a donation box inside the Crematorium to Macmillan
RIP Terry Matthews
It is with great sadness
that after a long battle with cancer Terry passed away peacefully this morning
Terry was an excellent bowler who played for many clubs including
Outwood Common, East Hanningfield and Stonyhill. He also played for Essex County
at all levels. He was also an international umpire and served on the league,
county and ESMBA committees in many positions.
Terry will be sorely missed. Our
thoughts and condolences go to Carol and his family at this time. Funeral
details will be given as soon as possible
ECSMBA AGM 2016
Nominations for standing on the
ECSMBA committee for the year 2016-17 will in due course be sent out to each of
the Club Secretaries . Those wishing to get involved and would like to sit on
the committee should complete the nomination
forms and return them to the ECSMBA
secretary. Job descriptions for each of
the roles can be found in the ECSMBA constitution on the ECSMBA website.
Albeit potential candidates are
able to stand for any position members
may wish to pay attention and consider the
B team Cancelled Game
It is with regret that the next game away to East Sussex on the 27th February
has had to be cancelled due to lack of availability of players. Efforts are
being made to rearrange this game.
The next game will now be away to
Bucks on the 13th March.
B Team Report 7th February 2016
Click on link
Peggy Patterson R.I.P
It is with great sadness that Peggy Patterson passed away 29/01/16 after not recovering from a recent stroke. Peggy loved her bowling and
represented FOE in many competitions and matches and also attended the annual
tours. She played for clubs in Essex before moving to Clacton where she
continued her bowling. She will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with Chris
and her family at this very sad time.
B Team Latest Results
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL
The ECSMBA wish all its Members a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year
Kent vs Essex - see result
"A" Team Results - See Link, Results
At the last ESMBA meeting it was decided to clarify certain ICC rules.
1. The half hour roll up before matches has been scrapped and instead each team will have two up and two down before each session. There will be no practice on the day of the game by either team.
2. Counties proposing to play a newly registered member , or one who has been registered with them for less that two years, must confirm residency. The ESMBA define proof of residency as being on the electoral roll or confirming council tax payment
Few Changes on the Website
First of all The Premier ICC Rinks Final is now on the 5th March 2016, the draw for the finals will be announced in December.
I have placed 2 links under competitions page regards the ESMBA Open Fours Competition and the ESMBA/TLH National Short Mat Top Club (The ESMBA/TLH event you are required to go through heats)
Premier ICC Results are under the Team Manager Tab and we thank Mitchell Young for providing the report.
There is a link to the ESMBA ICC Rink Results - Again you will find this under Team Manager, ICC Rinks/Results.
Essex Championships/ National Events 2015-16
Closing date for entering all the Essex Championship/National events is getting ever closer 8th November, if you wish to enter one of the events, Fours, Triples, Pairs, Singles The entry form should be on your clubs Noticeboard, alternatively speak to your secretary or you could go to the Essex website where the Essex Championship/ National forms are located.
If you wish to enter the Fours, Triples, or Pairs and looking for a team speak to Anthony and he will do his best to find you a team.
The forms do not need to be in at the moment but as long as they are with Anthony on the 8th November. The longer they are on your clubs noticeboard the better chance of additional entries. The more entries you have in each discipline the more points you accumulate and potentially win the Essex Rose Bowl.
Essex vs Kent
See Link B team report
East Hanningfield Charity Triples
See Link - Charity Triples
ICC County Reports
See Links - Prem Report - "A" Team Report
ICC Prem & A Team Rink Reports
Link = Reports
"B" Team News
Please note change of date for away match against London - this will now be played on 3rd April 2016
Essex County Team Captains
The new county team captains chosen by the team manager Adam Sultana for 2015/16 season will be Sammy Lambert for the Premier team and Rob Wade for the "A" team. We have two great captains for the up and coming season , Sammy our president who has wealth of experience and knowledge behind him and Rob who is relativity newish to Essex County but has a great passion for the game, both captains are well respected and i am sure they will work well with the Team Manager to try and bring the best out of Essex.
Congratulations to you both everyone wishes you all the very best for the forthcoming season.
ICC Rinks will be played on 26th & 27th September - Please see attached link for Premier and "A" team groups
Link = ICC RINKS PAGE
Interested playing for you county
closing date 10th September
For those bowlers who would like to express an interest to
play for their county you need to send an email, phone call or letter to the
team manager before 10th September, anyone
who has not replied by this date will not be considered.
The team manager does have autonomy on this matter and it
will be up to Team Manager discretion whether he wants to invite bowlers
to join the Essex team later on throughout the year.
Alternatively please use online form - select link - County ICC form
East Hanningfield Margaret Cairns Triples report
See attached : Local Competition Results
2015/16 diary is now online see attached link - Diary 2014-15
For those who are trialling or thinking of playing for the County for 2015/16 season would you kindly complete the availability form on the attached link and return to the team manager either via post or email availability form
For most clubs secretaries they should now have details with respect to the 2015-16 Essex Championships/National Qualifiers. If you do not they should be on their way very shortly.
Please use the original entry forms you receive in the post, additional entry forms are available on this website by going to the Essex Championship page alternatively click on the link below.
Click link - Essex Championship National Qualifiers forms
If you would like to be considered for this years county team please complete the trials form on the attached link below. Trials day is on 13th September 2015. We have great many bowlers in Essex that have never played for their county before but are more than qualified to do so. Playing for your county is a thrilling experience and you play against different bowlers. why not have try !!!! Closing date for forms should be with the team manager no later than the 10th September 2015. Confirmation by post or Email
See Link Team-Manager
Rita's funeral will take place on Monday
10th August at 2pm at Pitsea Crematorium and afterwards at Pitsea Mount
Community Hall, Brackendale Avenue, SS13 3BD.
Flowers are optional but are to
be sent to 12 Brackendale Avenue, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3BD. Donations are to be
given to the British Heart Foundation. There will be a donation box inside the
chapel at the crematorium.
It is with great sadness that
Rita Blackhall passed away suddenly at home of a suspected heart attack last
night (21/7/15). She was a terrific bowler who played for Willow Park before
joining Stonyhill. Also playing for Friends of Essex and the Essex county team.
She will be sadly missed.
Our condolences go to Stewart and her family at this
Funeral details will be given as soon as possible.
Due to the lack interest in numbers attending this year's Presentation dance the Executive Committee have coupled together a survey regards future presentation evenings, Each club should shortly be receiving a hard copy of the survey is in the post of which the Executive Committee would welcome individuals to complete on receipt (please make additional copies if required) and return to Linda Willingham (Linda's address on the bottom of the form) alternatively please use the online version on this website (please see link below)
Presentation Dance Survey
Essex County Team 2015/16 Trials
Please find attached trial forms for the
county team for the forthcoming season, Should you wish to enter please print
the attached form and return to the County Team Manager
3 Glebe Close
Please See Link - Trials_form.doc
Please feel free to
get in touch if you require any further information.
County Team Manager
Return game against Kent Invicta held on 4th July 2015
please see link B Team Reports
Due to the lack interest in numbers attending
this year's Presentation dance the Executive
Committee have coupled together a survey regards future presentation evenings,
Each club should shortly be receiving a hard
copy of the survey is in the post of which the Executive Committee would welcome
individuals to complete on receipt (please make additional copies if required) and return to Linda Willingham (Linda's address on the bottom of the form) alternatively
please use the online version on this website (please see link below)
Presentation Dance Survey
to Adam Sultana
the new Essex County Manager.
Over the last couple weeks CVs were received which was whittled
down to just two applicants for interviews. The final two candidates provided an
excellent account of themselves which
was a tough decision by the executive
committee to choose between them.
The new managers position shall be a piloted for one
year for the forthcoming season 2015/16 with a further two years extension if
deemed successful by the Executive committee. The new manager
shall choose two captains (Premier and "A" team) in agreement with
the Executive Committee to assist with his new duties.
Gallery Photos are now on the Web Site See links -
Presentation 2014-15 - Gallery 2014-15
Premier and "A" team Manager Position
At this Year's AGM the majority of the members present voted
for a Team Managers position replacing the selectors
The new managers role shall be a piloted for one year for the forthcoming
season 2015/16 with a further two years if deemed successful by the executive
The job description for the Team Managers position is now available from
the attached link. Prem & A Manager Position
All prospective applicants must have their C.V,S into the County Secretary by no later than 23rd
June 2015, any CVs that arrive after this date will not be accepted and therefore
Position for Prem & A team Managers position is now closed