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STATISTICS 2019

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Please click the links above to view the statistics for the 2019 season. (Note that "SFW" = Single Figure Wins & "SFL" = Single Figure Losses)

Season
Matches
Won
Drawn
Lost
Win %
"A" Games
Players Used
2019 167 82 0 85 49% 85 40
2018 187 88 2 97 47% 84 42
166
94
1
71
57%
84
44
161
85
1
75
53%
83
39
141
96
1
44
66%
67
31
147
66
3
78
45%
70
35
144
78
1
65
54%
66
33
158
95
1
62
60%
69
36
178
89
2
87
50%
69
39
185
96
1
88
52%
71
36
168
103
0
65
61%
74
35
206
103
0
103
50%
72
48
211
111
0
100
53%
77
45
202
117
2
83
58%
71
46

Of the ten campaigns at Portland Road, Broomfield closed the 2010’s with a season void of silverware - an unfortunate footnote to such an eventful decade. As in 2018, club honours were restricted to the Smethwick ‘A’ side who finished Division 1 runners up to Moor Lane for the third consecutive season. This was the sixth time the club were reduced to a sole runners-up honour but with two relegations and two eighth-place finishes 2019 was statistically the worst on record since 1971 when the club fielded just an Oldbury and Harborne team in its third season of competitive bowling.

The new and returning members bolstered numbers but collectively only made 56 appearances: Richard Dandy (30), Amy Dandy (4), James Dugmore (9), Luke Fagan (1), Dave Griffiths (3) and Leigh-anne Wilson (9). 40 players were used, above the ten-year average (37.5) but by the close of the season the club depended heavily on 30-32 players to fulfil the 72 weekly places.

Ollie Newman again set the standard with an 84% win rate from his 68 ‘A’ games. An eighteen-game unbeaten run helped him to the Oldbury ‘A’ club averages for the thirteenth time and the league averages a sixth. His aggregate of +214 beat the previous Oldbury ‘A’ record (+202) set by Paul Freeman in 2001. Ollie won the Warwick & Worcester ‘A’ averages for the tenth time taking his tally of ‘A’ team club averages to 37.

So near yet so far - The story of the season belonged to the Warwick & Worcester ‘A’ team. The table will show that the team finished fifth for the second year running but the highs and lows made the 42nd campaign one to savour. Having started the season with two wins from seven and sitting one place off the foot of the table the team strung together nine wins from ten to head into the final game of the season with promotion to the Premier division still possible. Ultimately it wasn’t to be as Ward End Cons ‘A’ inflicted the teams worst result (-101) since June 2007 (-119). The season highs included three away wins and two Portland Road milestones - the 100th home game (+110) and twelve winners at home for the first time (+109).

Did you know?

  • Andy Calvert was the first club captain to serve for three consecutive seasons since Peter Nichols (1990-1992)
  • For the first time since 1981 Chris Price did not feature in a W&W ‘A’ fixture
  • Malcolm Spencer won the W&W ‘B’ averages for a record extending eighth time having won them on five occasions between 1987 and 1996
  • Two winners at home to W.B.F.S.C. ‘A’ was the worst Oldbury ‘A’ home result on record yet the teams winning streak of nine matches was the best of any Broomfield side in 2019
  • The Dudley team were relegated for the first time since joining the league in 2001
  • The Oldbury ‘B’ recorded eight winners at home for the first time in twenty years against M&B ‘B’ (+58) and Bell Inn ‘B’ (+72) and came within one winner of achieving the feat against Tallboats ‘B’ (+74) and Black Horse ‘B’ (+28)
  • The Smethwick ‘B’ side finished bottom of Division 2 for the third season running having been re-promoted into the division in 2018 and 2019 due to league restructuring
  • Of the 167 fixtures there was no draw / tie for the first time since 2009

Milestones

  • Seasons with Broomfield: Frank Newman (35), Paul Newman (30), Jonathan Blakeman (25)
  • Club Appearances: Joe Wilson (945) passed 900 whilst Dave Chilton (864) and John Wilson (811) both passed 800
  • Warwick & Worcester ‘A’ Appearances: Ollie Newman (c.486) moved past Mark Hadley (c.477) into second place behind Chris Price (c.632). Jonathan Blakeman (301) became the ninth player to pass 300
  • Portland Road home games: Dave Chilton (270), John Wilson (268) and Denise Killion (250) all reached the 250 mark. +200 for Darren Griffiths (203) and Tonia Hadley (201) and +100 for Danielle Newman (122) and Andy Calvert (110)
  • Joe Wilson (102) became the first player to reach 100 games in the Summit Garage Premier League

J Blakeman 12.12.19

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Warwick & Worcester 'A' Division 1 – 5th
Played 18, Won 11, Lost 7
Captain – Andy Calvert
Average Winner – Ollie Newman (P18, W14, 27pts, +117)

Warwick & Worcester 'B' Division 7 – 8th
Played 20, Won 6, Lost 14
Captain – Denise Killion
Average Winner – Malcolm Spencer (P20, W10, 20pts, +16)

Smethwick ‘A’ Division 1 – 2nd
Played 22, Won 16, Lost 6
Captain – Helen Williams
Average Winner – Joe Wilson (P22, W17, 31pts, +108)

Smethwick ‘B’ Division 2 – 11th (Relegated)
Played 20, Won 5, Lost 15
Captain – Mark Mason
Average Winner – Tonia Hadley (P17, W11, 19pts, +54)

Summit Garage Premier League Division 2 – 8th
Played 16, Won 6, Lost 10
Captain – Darren Griffiths
Average Winner – Joe Wilson (P15, W8, 15pts, -3)

Oldbury ‘A’ Division 1 – 3rd
Played 22, Won 16, Lost 6
Captain – Darren Hamblett
Average Winner – Ollie Newman (P22, W19, 39pts, +214)

Oldbury ‘B’ Division 4 – 4th
Played 16, Won 9, Lost 7
Captain – James Williams
Average Winner – James Tudge (P11, W9, 17pts, +92)

Dudley Division 3 – 12th (Relegated)
Played 22, Won 8, Lost 14
Captain – Tonia Hadley
Average Winner – Andy Calvert (P8, W8, 16pts, +71)

Cups

Warwick & Worcester 'A' Cup – Round 1
Warwick & Worcester 'B' Cup – Round 1
Smethwick ‘A’ Sydney F Jones Challenge Trophy – Semi Finals
Smethwick ‘B’ Sydney F Jones Challenge Trophy – Round 1
Oldbury ‘A’ Knockout Cup Divisions 1&2 – Semi Finals
Oldbury ‘B’ Knockout Cup Divisions 3&4 – Round 1
Dudley Herald Cup – Quarter Finals

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