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Erewash maintained their unbeaten Adams County League record at the weekend (Sat 25th Feb) by beating Newark 20 points to 4. This win further consolidates our lead at the top of the table, but it is still mathematically possible for the 2 chasing teams (Ashfield & Alfreton) to catch up. However, on the plus side they do have to play each other.

Our final match of the season is against Gedling and if it goes ahead will be played on Sat 3rd March @ 10.00am. There is a possibility the match may not get played as Gedling have caused some controversy this year by refusing play against teams that include ladies. (NB: it was agreed at last year’s County AGM that clubs could play a max of 1 lady per rink if they were struggling to field an all male team, but Gedling have taken exception to this) Hopefully the subject of ladies bowling in the Adams will be fully discussed at the Associations AGM in April and a clear and binding rule applied to ALL CLUBS – including Gedling.

Erewash have taken advantage of this new rule on a couple of occasions themselves (see previous news items for details) but in recent matches we have fielded all male teams and if possible will do so against Gedling on Saturday.

NB: Since this news item was published we have been contacted by a representative from Gedling who insists they have not refused to play against teams with ladies in and if this is indeed the case we offer our apologies to Gedling for reporting otherwise, but we were only working on information received from the League Secretary.


Erewash: Played 7, Won 7, Lost 0, Points 142

Alfreton: Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1, Points 114

Ashfield: Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1, Points 110



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League registration sheets for winter 2012/13 are now available. Renewal sheets will be handed out with all of this weeks league scores cards & the closing date for returning your form is 3rd April. Existing teams have preference, but new teams are welcome to apply and go on the waiting list should a vacancy occur.

Most morning leagues are full, but we have vacancies in all the afternoon leagues and most evening leagues - please ask at the office for more details.

Please note, as we are experiencing an increase in demand for morning bowling we are looking at starting a new Sunday Morning Triples leagues next winter - full details are displayed on the general notice board in the lobby. We hope to be able to run this new league as well as and not instead of the the existing Sunday evening triples league.



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Erewash IBC would like to pass its thanks on to KAM Garages for providing us with another 12 months supply of free scorecards. These specially designed 16 end cards are used for most of the club’s leagues and competitions and save us a sizable sum of money.

Members may also be interested to know that KAM’s are offering EIBC club members a 10% discount on car servicing – on production of one the new score cards. A batch of these new cards can be found in club lobby.

NB: Our sponsors are always keen to get feedback from members, so if you do have occasion to use the services of any of the clubs sponsors – please make sure you tell them you are from EIBC and that you appreciate the support they give our club.



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Congratulations to Greg Allam & Russell Robinson on their victory at Rushcliffe on Tuesday evening (21st Feb) in the Area 7 Final of the English Indoor Bowling Associations National Men’s Pairs.

Their opponents were Trevor Lee & Russell Peace from Nottingham and in what was a very competitive match, Greg & Russell managed to win by 22 shots to 14. The game was a lot closer than this 8 shot margin might suggest and the scores were in fact very close for most of the game. However, the Erewash pair were just a bit more consistent in the last third of the game and they managed to build up a bit of a lead. Although the Nottm pair did pick up 4 shots on the 19th end, Erewash picked up 3 shots on the 20th end & the Nottm pair conceded.

Greg & Russell now go through to the National Finals were they will play the winners of Area 15 (Bucks & South Oxon) on Thursday 5th April at 1.30pm. The Men’s’ Finals are once again being played at Nottingham IBC this year, so we look forward to seeing plenty of club members there on the day to cheer the lads on.

Also, good luck to Alan Peberday & Mick Wright who have also qualified to represent this area in a National Final. They have qualified in the Men’s Senior Pairs and this competition is to be played at Melton Mowbray IBC, starting at 9.00am on Tuesday 28th February.



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Erewash Ladies played at South Forest on Saturday (18th Feb) in the latest of their Inter-club Coppock matches. The overall scores finished at 59 shots each so the match points were halved, but Erewash won on 2 out of the 3 rinks & picked up 9 points to South Forest’s 7 points.

Rink Scores (Erewash names first): C Wealthall 21 vs J Croxall 17, J Bowles 24 vs R Atak 17, B Atkinson 14 vs P Marples 25.

The next Coppock game will be at home against Gedling on Sunday 4th March at 10.00am


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