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16/05/10 - It was a full house in the week with two away wins and a very close call at home on Wednesday. The West Bromwich team visited Dartmouth Central on Tuesday and won by 8 shots. Five winners seeing Broomfield take away 8 points: Mick Barnwell 21-11, Jonathan Blakeman 21-13, Keith Underhill 21-14, Chris Price 21-14 and Joe Wilson 21-16.

An understandable bleak atmosphere at Broomfield on Wednesday, even the George players wondering whether the fixture would be played. The Oldbury side were without captain Darren Griffiths and got off to the worst of starts with only one winner in the first four. John Wilson beat Mark Atkins 21-16 in a game with some cracking ends, both former Wernley team mates but Mark also having a couple of seasons at Broomfield in the early 1990's. Mick McGuinness was the pick of the cards for the George 'A' in the first four winning 21-12 helping the visitors to a 9 shot lead. Paddy McGuinness increased the lead to 19 shots with a 21-11 win but Broomfield hit back with three winners. Marc Wilson 21-8 followed by Jonathan Blakeman 21-10 which left Mark Nemedi on the green with the home side 5 shots up. Nemo eventually edging a 21-19 win. The result does mean that the George 'A' and WBFS will take some catching as Broomfield now have a 'bye' for two weeks.

On to Thursday where the Dudley 'A' side dropped 3 points at home but still managed to beat Coseley Tavern 'A' by 56 shots thanks to all winners being single figures: Marc Wilson 21-2, Tracy Wilkins 21-3, Alan Parsons 21-4, Nigel Francis 21-6 and Dan Chilton 21-6. The match card has not been received by the league but Broomfield 'A' look likely to hold third place going into another home fixture next Thursday.

The Dudley 'B' travelled to Kingswinford Cons and enjoyed a two shot win with four winning cards. Carl Blakeman running out from 11-11 to record a first win of the season (21-11). Joel Wilkins deserves another mention, his best score so far (13) coming on what was a very tricky green for any bowler. No mention of the 'ringers' of course although a young Francis 'You Don't Look Old Enough To Have A Daughter' Newman did make an apperance, helping us out at the last minute. I will need some help in the coming weeks with this team, especially when the holidays kick in. Anyone who fancies a game please let me know. Thanks to John Wilson who has offered to support the team when available.

The weekend started with the W&W Premier playing a second sucessive away fixture. Ye Olde Knowle the opposition where you play the green just as much as the opponent. Three winners on a long hot afternoon, Broomfield losing by 67 shots. One winner in each four: Marc Wilson 21-17, Mick Barnwell 21-18 and Chris Chilton 21-17.

The W&W Alliance team have extended their aggregate to 513 thanks to three home games on the bounce. The British Oak were again no match for Denise Killion's side, 12 winners for Broomfield winning by 96 shots. Best cards from Joe Wilson 21-5, Dan Chilton 21-8, Darren Griffiths 21-8 and Marc Hadley Jnr 21-9.

The Smethwick 'A' side beat Langley 'A' by 20 shots at home. Six winners with the best card from Mick Barnwell 21-12.

The Smethwick 'B' side lost by 60 shots at Moor Lane this morning. TJ and MJ maintaining their 100% records of not turning up on time and not winning a game, don't worry lads at least you had reserve card markers and a navigator to save you. Matt Barnwell the only winner 21-16. The 'B' side finding life difficult in Division 1 but spirits remaining high thanks to some inspirational words from stand in Captain Joe.

Not many local games in the coming week with opposition including M&B Cheslyn Hay, Woodfield, Baggeridge, Ye Olde Knowle and Gate, Colley Gate!

09/05/10 - The George 'A' have now taken over as league leader in Division 1 of the Oldbury League. Broomfield are now 5 points behind in third place after only one winner on the George on Wednesday. The team lost by 33 shots, Darren Griffiths making it five wins from five 21-10.

Better news for the West Bromwich side who have climbed up the table to third place after another convincing home win. Seven winning cards against Dartmouth 'A' as Broomfield won by 71 shots. Single figure wins from Keith Underhill 21-6, Chris Price 21-8, Dan Chilton 21-8 and captain Terry Jones also 21-8. Penn 'A' have already clocked up 44 points but an away win on Tuesday could see Broomfield up to second spot.

Joe Wilson's Dudley 'A' team come unstuck at Coseley Tavern on Thursday. Joe the only winner 21-16 as Broomfield 'A' went from the top of Division 2 to 5th. 61 shots the defeat but a solid home win this coming Thursday will see Broomfield back in a promotion spot.

The Dudley 'B' side beat Kingswinford Cons 'B' by 93 shots at Broomfield. Seven winners including Melissa Gurdas 21-4, Matt Wilkins 21-12 and Danielle Newman 21-13. I would like to thank Frank and Sheila for the support and cards marked on the night.

W&W Arthur Mitchell 'Bomber' Cup was the occasion on Friday as Broomfield took on R.S.J.C. in a 6 home 6 away tie. Four winners at Broomfield winning by 44 shots, Jonathan Blakeman 21-1, Mark Hadley Snr 21-3, Terry Jones 21-11 and Ollie Newman 21-13. Phil High won 21-12 on his first game against Broomfield since returning to Rubery. The away six drew at Rubery, three winners each: Chris Chilton 21-8, John Wilson 21-14 and Mark Nemedi 21-20. Broomfield winning by 36 shots overall including the handicaps.

On a wet and miserable Saturday afternoon the W&W Premier lost out by 50 shots at Acocks Green Legion. Five winning cards: Ollie Newman 21-10, Chris Price 21-16, Darren Griffiths 21-17, Mark Nemedi 21-18 and Marc Wilson 21-20. At Broomfield the Alliance team played the Greville and won by 58 shots with eight winners. Single figure cards from Nigel Francis 21-4, Mark Hadley Snr 21-6, Malcolm Spencer 21-7 and Marc Hadley Jnr 21-8.

Smethwick 'A' lost by 43 shots away at Great Barr. Two winners: Mark Hadley Snr 21-17 and Mick Barnwell 21-20. No game this morning for the Smethwick 'B'.

Finally, this afternoon saw the W&W Alliance play the Richmond in a rearranged fixture. The Richmond included five players that had played on Broomfield already this season in the W&W Premier fixture. That making the victory even sweeter as Denise Killion's side won by 88 shots, also making it five straight wins and up to second in Division 2. Ten winners this afternoon, three Broomfield stalwarts notching up 21-5's: Chris Price, Nigel Francis and Mark Hadley Snr. Single figure cards also coming from Marc Hadley Jnr 21-7 and Malcolm Spencer 21-9.

A warning to all those playing at home next week, the green will only be cut if we can gain access to get the job done!

02/05/10 - The last seven days have been very strange at Broomfield. Good results on the green reflected by our positions in various leagues, but nevertheless all overshadowed by the situation with the main club. Firstly a run down of all midweek and weekend results.

An eight point win for the Oldbury team was good enough to maintain top spot in Division 1. Six winners at home to Langley on Wednesday as Broomfield won by 46 shots. Single figure cards from Mark Nemedi 21-6, Jonathan Blakeman 21-7, Mark Hadley Snr 21-8 and Darren Griffiths 21-9. With 33 points from the opening four fixtures, Broomfield play the George 'A' on Wednesday who sit in second place on 30 points.

The West Bromwich side slipped down to 5th place in Division 1 after picking up only one point on Langley. Matt Barnwell the winning card 21-11 with the next best score coming from Keith Underhill 20-21. 40 shots the difference. Terry's side play bottom placed Dartmouth 'A' next.

On the results received the Dudley 'A' team sit top of Division 2. The heavy rain on Thursday meant many fixtures did not get finished. Broomfield 'A' had three winners away at Gate, Colley Gate 'B' and won by 7 shots. Winning cards from Nigel Francis 21-6, Marc Wilson 21-12 and Denise Killion 21-17. 'Silver' is currently leading the Division 2 league averages. Six points collected on Thursday but it could have so easily been more with good cards from Terry Jones 19-21, Tonia Hadley 18-21, John Wilson 18-21 and Joe Wilson 18-21.

The Dudley 'B' played in terrible conditions at Broomfield but it was worth it in the end with the team winning by 3 shots. Four winners on the night, Melissa Gurdas making it two wins out of two 21-15.

A poor performance in Round 1 of the Dudley Herald Cup on Friday. After a convincing win in the Prelim Round Broomfield could only muster one winner at home and one away against West Bromwich Labour 'A'. At Broomfield Dan Chilton beat Kirk Stevens 21-15, the home four losing by 11 shots. At the Labour club John Wilson was the only winner (21-19) with 20 shots the difference (31 overall).

The W&W Premier team maintained their positive start in Premier 2 with a 49 shot home win against Ward End Cons. The turn in weather meant players had to adapt to a different type of Broomfield green. Ten shots up after four ends with wins from Terry Jones 21-11, Marc Wilson 21-16 and Chris Price on his return to the first team also 21-16. Gary Weetman being the Cons winner 21-11. Two single figure winners and two 21-20 losers saw Broomfield increase the lead to 39 in the middle four, Darren Griffiths 21-5 and Dave Chilton 21-6. Three close cards in the back four but also three of them winners as Broomfield ended up comfortable winners by 49 shots, Ollie Newman 21-11, Jonathan Blakeman 21-19 and Chris Chilton 21-20.

It was good to see Bill Adams make an appearance at Broomfield on Saturday. One of our first Life Members and somebody whose association with the club stretches back to the 1940's when he made his debut for Smethwick Cricket Club as a 15 year old.

A second away win for the W&W Alliance side at Hall Green yesterday. A great achievement for Denise Killion's team who had to bring in three players and play Keith Lawlor with a bad back. Six winning cards featured in the 6 shot win: Dan Chilton 21-6, Alan Parsons 21-8, Malcolm Spencer 21-11, Denise Killion 21-15, Matt Barnwell 21-19 and Tracy Wilkins 21-20.

In the preliminary round of the Smethwick S.F.Jones Cup holders Broomfield 'A' recorded an 83 shot whitewash against Dartmouth 'A'. Three single figure winners on a soaking Coombswood green: Marc Wilson 21-5, Mick Barnwell 21-5 and John Wilson 21-6. Broomfield 'A' will play Great Barr in Round 1 on Sunday 30th May, a repeat of last seasons semi final. Broomfield 'B' had a bye into Round 1 and will play the Greyhound, venues for both games still to be confirmed.