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30 Apr 2021
Return to Bowls 'Hooray'

Hello all you Hertfordshire Short Mat Bowlers out there. As I am sure you all know May 17th (Government permitting) will see us move to Step 3 of the current restrictions. This will allow all clubs with 'Safe Bowls' status to resume bowling with the ... [ Read more ]

15 Feb 2021
Sad News of the passing of Ted Nolan

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Ted Nolan from a short battle with cancer. Ted was a respected bowler who played regularly for Hertfordshire along with his wife Cherry. Our condolences go out to Cherry, his family and all... [ Read more ]

25 Jul 2020
ESMBA Publishes a Covid-19 Route Map

ESMBA Covid-19 Route map V1 (July 2020) Please note: This is the Management Committees proposal and is awaiting Government comments The following is the planned phasing of the Sport of Short Mat Bowls within England. The dates below are only provi... [ Read more ]

20 Jul 2020
ESMBA Statement 20th July 2020 re Covid-19

ESMBA Statement 20th July 2020 Following a meeting of the Management Committee this weekend, a ‘Route Map’ to bowling again and the basis of our guidance notes was agreed. These documents are being updated and prepared for sending to Sport England fo... [ Read more ]

16 Mar 2020
Coronavirus/COVID-19 and The Hive (Jimmy Macs)

Coronavirus/COVID-19 and The Hive (Jimmy Macs)   Because of the current position with regards to Coronavirus/COVID 19 we have now decided to cancel all further events and games. The Barnet League and Roll up's at The Hive (Jimmy Macs)  have all been ... [ Read more ]

14 Mar 2020

  See below a copy of the letter issued by ESMBA which is also on their Website   Issued at 09:35 on Friday 13th March 2020     Dear County Secretaries   Based on UK Government policy and NHS guidance the ESMBA Management Committee has decided to p... [ Read more ]

10 Mar 2020
Barnet League - Week 20

This week there were three 1st and three 2nd division matches in the Barnet League.   Division 1 Greenwood Peckers played Northiam East. Peckers started slowly only taking one end of the first five. They won end six for a single but then East took th... [ Read more ]

08 Mar 2020
Hertfordshire compete at the Nationals

This weekend saw the first two national competitions in the ESMBA calendar.  The mixed fours and the over 55’s pairs took place at Solihull. Sixty- four teams entered for each event representing twenty-four counties. The first section of the competit... [ Read more ]

03 Mar 2020
Barnet League - Week 19

This week there were two 1st and one 2nd division matches in the Barnet League.   Division 1 St Margaret’s Rarebits played Greenwood Peckers. Rarebits started well, winning the first four ends to take a 5 – 0 lead. Peckers then started a gentle comeb... [ Read more ]

25 Feb 2020
Barnet League - Week 18

This week there were two 1st and two 2nd division matches in the Barnet League.   Division 1 Letchworth Dragons played Cuffley Tonic. Dragons started well, taking five of the first six ends to go 8 – 2 up. Tonic then started a comeback, taking the ne... [ Read more ]