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posted 12 Apr 2010, 00:02 by Bantham And Ongar Bowls Club

Bantham & Ongar Bowls Club hosted the semi finals and the finals of the United Friendly League short mat bowls tournament on Sunday 11th April 2010. The semi finalists from twenty-four teams that started in the competition were Bantham and Ongar, Sheering B team, Sheering C team and Monkhams B team. After two closely fought semi finals, one of which included a play-off, Bantham and Ongar together with Sheering C team were eliminated leaving an all-ladies final between Sheering B team and Monkhams B team. After a break for refreshments Sheering B team won the toss and the final began. After a very exciting game Monkhams B team were the victors winning by 11 to 5. A presentation dinner will be held on Saturday 17th April in Epping.

If you would be interested in taking up short-mat bowls please contact Len Harris via Bantham & Ongar Bowls Club at, or alternatively come along and have a go for yourself on 8th or 9th May between 11.00 and 4.30 when Bantham & Ongar Bowls Club are holding an Open Weekend. Bantham and Ongar Bowls Club can be found in Weald Bridge Road, North Weald, CM16 6GP, behind the Talbot Public House (Harvester).  Further information can be found at

Press Release to Ongar Chronicle, Guardian Newspapers