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PLAYER PROFILE

Mark Hadley (Snr)
SPELL
1981~Present
SEASONS
37
NICKNAME(S)
Cads, Cadley, Sunshine
OTHER TEAMS
Wernley (2015), Langley (2017)
 
WIN % (Since 2005)
56.6%
W&W Reg.
3815
W&W Premier matches 2002~2017
214

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASON BY SEASON RECORD (SINCE 2005)

 
Played
Won
Lost
+ / -
Points
"A" Games
Win %
2005
60
33
27
72
53
45
55.0
2006
30
18
12
69
35
0
60.0
2007
71
43
28
133
71
40
60.6
2008
68
34
34
20
63
49
50.0
2009
73
50
23
213
88
60
68.5
2010
67
41
26
177
75
50
61.2
2011
56
24
32
-42
43
24
42.9
2012
44
26
18
109
50
10
59.1
2013
64
35
29
-6
63
26
54.7
2014
61
31
30
22
62
25
50.8
2015
34
18
16
10
31
11
52.9
2016
59
30
29
25
58
26
50.9
2017
46
32
14
246
63
10
69.6
TOTAL
733
415
318
1018
752
376
56.6

TEAM AVERAGE WINNER & CLUB COMPETITIONS

Season
Averages
Season
Club Compeitions
2014
Smethwick 'B'
1986
Championship Winner
2017
Dudley
1987
Pairs Winner (w/ C.Price)
1989
Pairs Winner (w/ C.Price)
1991
Chairmans Shield Winner
1992
Championship Runner Up
1997
Handicap Winner
1997
Pairs Runner Up (w/ T.Hadley)
1999
Pairs Runner Up (w/ T.Hadley)
2001
Pairs Winner (w/ T.Hadley)
2002
Handicap Runner Up
2002
Pairs Runner Up (w/ J.Blakeman)
2004
Pairs Winner (w/ A.Calvert)
2006
Handicap Runner Up
2006
Pairs Runner Up (w/ M.Nemedi)
2007
Championship Winner
2007
Pairs Runner Up (w/ Phil High)
2009
Championship Winner
2012
Championship Winner
2012
Pairs Winner (w/ Dan Chilton)
2015
Championship Runner Up
2016
Championship Runner Up
2017
Championship Runner Up
2017
Handicap Runner Up

POSITIONS HELD & CAPTAINCY

Season
Position
Season
Captaincy
1991
Secretary
1985
West Bromwich 'A'
1992
Secretary & Treasurer
1986
West Bromwich 'A'
1993
Secretary
1987
West Bromwich 'A'
1994
Secretary
1988
W&W Premier
1999
Secretary
1993
West Bromwich 'A'
2000
Secretary
1994
Smethwick 'A'
2001
Secretary
2000
W&W Premier
2002
Secretary
2001
West Bromwich
2003
Secretary
2002
West Bromwich
2004
Secretary
2003
West Bromwich
2005
Secretary & Chairman
2008
Oldbury 'A'
2009
Secretary
2010
Secretary
2011
Secretary
2016
Secretary

COMMITTEE (24)

1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

MISC AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Season
Merits
Season
Misc
1989
Smethwick Charity Doubles Winner (w/ Paul Freeman)
1987
Broomfield Bowler Of The Year
2002
West Bromwich Delegates Cup Winner
2007
Honorary Life Member
2003
West Bromwich Delegates Cup Winner
2008
Arse Of The Year
2003
Smethwick Charity Doubles R-Up (w/ T.Hadley)
2009
Arse Of The Year
2007
Oldbury Pairs Runner Up (w/ M.Hadley Jnr)
2016
Smethwick League Secretary

PROFILE (26/12/11)

With 31 seasons under his belt Mark Hadley is currently our third longest-serving member behind Chris Price (33 seasons) and Nigel Francis (32 seasons). Mark joined in 1981 when Broomfield romped Premier Division 9 with a plus of 960 (when only 18 games were played). He played his first 3-4 seasons in the W&W Alliance under the captaincy of Barry Griffiths, during this period the team went from Alliance Division 8 to Division 5 gaining three consecutive promotions.

Mark has held every principle role in the club and has served 14 years as Secretray during a period from 1991 to 2011. He was Club Captain in 1988 and 2000, Treasurer in 1992 and Chairman in 2005. No one has captained the West Bromwich 'A' more times: 1985~1987, 1993 and 2001~2003. He led this team to consecutive Division 1 titles in 2001 and 2002 and Broomfield have not won Division 1 since. Whilst West Bromwich Captain he won the Delegates Cup in 2002 and 2003. His sole season as Smethwick 'A' Captain saw the team crowned Division 1 Champions. In 2008 he captained the Oldbury 'A' team and became one of a select few to have captained all three "A" teams at Broomfield (the others being Joe Russell, Darren Griffiths and in 2011 Ollie Newman).

In 2000 "Cads" experienced a bittersweet season as Club Captain. Broomfield's Premier 1 status came to an end after five seasons (1996~2000) when the team were relegated by a single point despite having the sixth-best aggregate in the league. The consolation was the Free Press Cup which Broomfield went on to win for only the second time in their history. The final was a dramatic one played against Woodfield at Churchfield Tavern. The game ended in a draw with three ends returning to the green. Nigel Freeman, Ollie Newman and Ian Tew saw us through to a five shot victory. As with the West Bromwich title this would go on to be the last time the club would win this particular piece of silverware.

Mark has appeared in no less than 18 club competition finals. He is a three-time Club Champion winning the competition in 1986, 2007 and was the last Club Champion on the Broomfield green in 2009, he was also a runner-up in 1992. 1991 saw him win the Chairmans Shield. The Club Handicap was his in 1997, falling just short in the final in 2002 and 2006. Over the last three decades Mark has played in 10 Club Pairs finals. He was on the winning side in 1987, 1989, 2001 and 2004 and a runner-up in 1988, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2006 and 2007. His success in club competitions puts him alongside Nigel Freeman, Darren Griffiths and Roy Freeman.

The statistics below show that Mark continues to be an integral part of the Broomfield setup in his fourth decade at the club. On 1st October 2007 Mark was made a Honorary Life Member for over 25 years of active service. His 2009 season deserves a mention. This would turn out to be our last full season at Broomfield and Mark stood out that year as one of the strongest home players winning 31 / 32 games (97%). His overall season was also impressive winning 60 / 73 games (69%) with 60 of those games being played in the "A" teams. As already mentioned he won the Club Championship in the same season. On that day Mark took out some of Broomfields most experienced players - Keith Lawlor in Round 1 (21-20), one of the favourites Marc Wilson in Round 2 (21-14), Chris Price in the Quarter Final (21-19), Keith Underhill in the Semi Final (21-17) and John Hardman in the Final (21-13).

In 2011 Mark's win percentage dropped below 50% for the first time in several seasons and at the time of writing he has stood down as Secretary. The loss of the Broomfield green has took its toll on many of our players but it is hoped that "Sunshine" will return to winning ways in 2012.