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14/03/19 - W&W 2019 Season Preview - Broomfield will start the 2019 campaign on Saturday 6th April with a trip to Triplex where last season we fell short by 35 shots. After the return fixture there is a break for Easter with no fixture taking place on 20th April.

In May there is the rare occurrence of facing West Bromwich Football Supporters Club with the clubs senior W&W teams only facing each other once before back in 1997. The Supporters were relegated last season having enjoyed a nine year stay in the top division. Before the Spring Bank Holiday we also face the Baldwin, our opponents on the final day of the 2018 season. The fixtures between the two clubs have thrown up some exciting results including an away win in 2013 (+15) followed by tight home victories in 2016 (+1) and 2018 (+4).

June starts with The Maggies away, the other club to have been relegated from the Premier Division last season. The home fixture falls on 15th June and no doubt a tough test awaits having not beaten the lads from Hall Green since the move to Portland Road (-18 in 2014 and -5 in 2016). We close out the month of June against the newly formed ‘RASP’ with Royal Austin British Legion amalgamating with Selly Park Tavern which will form the home venue. The match at Selly Park will be a first as no Broomfield Senior/Premier/’A’ team has played at the venue in the W&W.

As we hit the Summer months only one opponent is on the list for July. The Broomies will be looking to stop the run of Boldmere St Michaels who have won every fixture home and away since our relocation in 2010. The run includes our record home defeat of 70 shots in 2014 in addition to home losses of -30 in 2011 and -23 in 2016. This seasons home tie against the Mikes will be our 100th at Portland Road for the ‘A’ side. No fixture falls on the 20th or the 27th.

Two thirds of the way through the season and into August brings our most faced opponents from the Portland Road years, that of the Greyhound. Starting with the away fixture, last time out (2017) a 15-shot defeat but prior to that 28-shot away wins in both 2015 and 2016. In the return match the home record is a solid one with six straight wins since 2011. Either side of the break for the August Bank Holiday we face Sutton Park for the third time in four seasons.

The 2019 season ends as the 2018 one started against Ward End Cons. Honours are even at home with wins for the Cons in 2011 (-14) and 2014 (-17) whilst we faired better in 2013 (+52) and 2018 (+21). Maitland Hall will be the venue for the final day of the season and another milestone in Broomfield’s history as match #850 is clocked up on Saturday 14th September.

J Blakeman 14.03.19

13/03/19 - Cup Draws -

Smethwick & District Sunday Morning Bowling League
S F Jones Cup – Preliminary Round
Sunday 31st March 2019 (4 home 4 away)
Broomfield ‘A’ vs Boldmere Sports & Social ‘A’
Winners to play Langley ‘A’ or Coombs Wood ‘A’

S F Jones Cup – Round 1
Sunday 5th May 2019 (4 home 4 away)

Broomfield 'B' vs Rowley Labour ‘A’
Winners to play M&B or Cradley Heath Sports

Oldbury & District Bowling League
Division 1 & 2 Knockout Cup
To be played by Thursday 30th May (4 home 4 away)

Broomfield 'A' vs Tallboats ‘A’
Winners to play Weoley Castle WMC or Old Cross

Division 3 & 4 Knockout Cup

To be played by Thursday 30th May (4 home 4 away)
Broomfield 'B' vs Cradley Sports
Winners to play Pheasant-Thimblemill ‘A’ or Pheasant-Thimblemill ‘B’

23/02/19 - Pre-season Gathering - This will take place on Saturday 16th March at Club 99 Bar & Grill, 173 Tat Bank Road, Oldbury, B69 4NH (next door to Warley Rugby Club - the former Albright & Wilson Sports Ground). Tables for 25 people are reserved from 7:30pm.

12/02/19 - Smethwick League 2019 - Fixtures are now available on the leagues website League matches start on Sunday 7th April with the 'A' team at home to the George and the 'B' team away to Wernley 'A'. It is likely that the season will start on Sunday 31st March with the preliminary round of the S F Jones cup.

11/02/19 - Oldbury League 2019 - Broomfield ‘A’ will kick off season number 51 on Wednesday 10th April with an away trip to Royal Oak ‘A’ who have finished runners up in Division 1 for the past two seasons. Last season Broomfield won the away fixture by four shots only for the Oak to return the favour by six shots the following week. The ‘A’ team has its sixth new captain in as many seasons. Darren Hamblett takes charge of a team that has finished in the top five in all nine seasons at Portland Road – the best of which was a runners up spot in 2014.

Broomfield ‘B’ will again compete in Division 4 and start the season with a home fixture against Wernley ‘B’. James Williams leads the team this season and at 16 is the clubs youngest team captain since 1998. The league has an extra division this season following the dissolution of the West Bromwich Midweek Bowling League after 112 seasons (Est.1907). The newly formed Oldbury Division 6 consists of Coseley Tavern, Short Heath Libs, Hamstead Social, Pheasant-Thimblemill ‘B’, Church Hill and Rowley Labour ‘B’.

02/02/19 - Presentation information:Saturday 9th February 2019
The Eaton Hotel, 279 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9NB
Arrival from 6:00pm
Dinner Served: 7:00pm
Presentation & Raffle: 8:45pm
DJ: 9:30pm
Bar Closes: 1:00am
Thank you for supporting the event and I hope you enjoy the night. Danielle Newman.

24/01/19 - Website updated:

02/01/19 - Nominations for the 2019 season updated, click here or visit the AGM page.

02/01/19 - Final installment of the 2018 statistics now uploaded: Broomfield @M&B 2010-2018. In June 2018 Nathan Davis became the 76th Broomfield member to appear at Portland Road.

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