The season has started and the first league match was played away on Wednesday 6th. April against Dordon. Spital won 3 of the games and the overall score was 95 to Spital and 94 to Dordon giving us a 7 point win. Well done everyone.
Tuesday April 12 v Wilnecote
On a dull evening the match started with 2 victories from David Storr 21-19 and a marathon from Derek Maren 21-18. Dave Henderson was unfortunately overpowered by his opponent and lost 21-2. The second waive of Keith Evans, Matt Bulzacchelli and Jackie Fox took all three matches 21-13, 21-17 and 21-7 but had to battle the elements and the lack of daylight towards the end. Man of the match Jackie Fox.
Tuesday May 4 v Birch Coppice A
On what became a cold evening we were successful in 3 games with Jackie 21-16, David S 21-6 (great result) and Matt 21-16 who beat one of the top bowlers in the league. Man of the match. Dave H. gave a good performance losing 16-21, withthe same score for Derek. Dave Mc. nearly came out with a win losing 20-21. So overall we gained three points for the wins and scored 115 points to their 100 giving us another three points, a total win of 6 points, putting us fourth in the league. Well done everyone.
Monday May 9 v Glascote A Preliminary Round Charity Shield Played at Atherstone Grove.
The winning team was the one with the most points. The first three games on saw Jackie win 21-12, David S 21-11 and Derek 21-8, which put us in a good position going into the next three games. Dave Mc had another close game, just losing out 19-21. Matt also had a close game losing 18-21. Dave H had some back luck during his game and up against a good player losing 6-21. The overal score was 106 to Spital and 94 to Glascote. Which means we now play in the first round proper on Wednesday May 18. Well done everyone.
Wednesday May 18 v Grendon 1st. Round Charity Shield at Castle Bowling Club
A good win for Spital 120-79. We now play Birch Coppice C on Wednesday 1st. June venue to be confirmed. Well done team.
Tuesday May 24 v Birch Coppice B
Another good win for Spital winning 4 games to 2 and overall shots of 107 - 86 giving us 7 points and topping Division 1 at least for now. Keith secured a good win to 4 as did David S to 8. Well done everyone.
Wednesday June1 v Wilnecote Semi-final Charity Shield at Birch Coppice
Unfortunately Wilnecote proved to be too strong opponents winning all 6 games. Disappointing as it was the match was played in good spirits reflecting how matches should be played. Bad luck team but well done in getting to the semi-final.
Spital v Glascote B Home
Played on the warmest evening this season the team started well with 2 wins from David Storr (21-6 man of the match )and Jackie Fox (21-14), Keith Evans had a fairly comfortable win (21-14) but Matt Bulzacchelli fell foul to the powers of Kevin Beal the league top scorer and battled bravely on to get 16 shots. David McAneny started in the first waive but had a marathon match but came out as victor (21-15). The final game saw Rob Bates battle it out with Tom Beal and managed a 21-15 win. Final score 121-85.
Monday June 27 Birch Coppice B Away
This match was pulled forward in the schedule to accommodate the August holiday shutdown. Played on a sunny but cool evening the first 2 games saw a win apiece David Storr 21-16 and Rob Bates 14-21. Game 3 became a marathon match for Matt Bulzacchelli but he finally settled and took the game to 21-11 and game 4 saw Adrian Coleman succumb to a very experienced Steve Betteridge 8-21. The last two games became cliff hangers as Keith Evans managed to win over Richard Limm 21-16 leaving the shot score 85 each. Dave McAneny was totally unaware of the score card and bravely fought to the end just losing by 3 shots 21-18. Final score 3 games each and a win for Birch Coppice B 106-103.
Wednesday June 29 Castle B Away
Played in the shadow of the historic Tamworth Castle the games were hard fought throughout. Keith Evans made a valiant start just losing 21-18, David McAneny fought hard against Roy Henfry but lost 21-12 and Matt Bulzacchelli followed suit losing 21-9. The second half showed no respite with Jackie Fox going down 21-14, Adrian Coleman an admirable 21-18 and David Storr 21-16. Final score Castle B won 126-87.