It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Club President Richard Shillitto.
Richard was in peace surrounded by his family.
Richard had been a full member here for many years and played at the highest levels throughout, culminating in winning our Outdoor Club Championship in 2007, along with being a mainstay in the Club's top County and National teams. He was also Club Champion at multiple other clubs before joining Essex County and played for well over 30 years in total.
As you can see, Richard leaves quite a legacy in bowls and in the Club, but perhaps the longest lasting gift to the bowling world would be his catchphrase "ONLY BRILLIANT" which has been adopted by countless players in the local area!
Richard's wife Margaret has urged members to recall all of the good times shared over the years - Richard was delighted and honoured to be our President.
Richard's funeral will take place on Friday 15th November at 10:40am at Southend Crematorium's West Chapel.
The Wake will take place immediately after here at Essex County Bowling Club, all welcome.
Family flowers only please, any donations to Cancer Research or the Special Care Baby Unit at Southend University Hospital would be gratefully received.
Congratulations to our very own Edward Morris - National Singles Champion 2019
Congratulations to our 2019 County Champions!
Pairs - Chris Muir, Edward Morris
Triples - Simon Kittle, Kevin Watkins, Gary Telling
Fours - Richard Spriggs, Gary Telling, Richard Telling, Edward Morris
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS SCHEDULE
Saturday 27 July 2019 at Essex County BC.
Chris Muir, Edward Morris (Essex County) v Andrew Penfold, Sam Moss (Silver End)
Simon Kittle, Kevin Watkins, Gary Telling (Essex County) v Andy Swann, Ray Bone, Mark Christmas (Grays Town)
Jack Butcher (Romford) v Steve Dunn (Silver End)
Andrew Squire (Maldon) v Richard Bolton (Romford)
Richard Spriggs, Gary Telling, Richard Telling, Edward Morris (Essex County) v Martin Law, Steve Dunn, Adrian Papple, Karl Lodge (Silver End)
Tony Saye, Doug Davies, Neil Crockford, Ian Norman (Arclight) v Fred Mitson, Tony Cook, Gordon Howell, Jim Oakes (Harlow)
Daniel Hughes, Jack Butcher (Romford) v Ben Comerford (Grays Town), Nick Sharp (Silver End)
Paul Wingfield (Grays Town) v Steve Mitchinson (Romford)
County Semi-Finals Day at Essex County Bowling Club
Saturday 13th July
Singles – Edward Morris (Essex County)v Richard Bolton (Romford)
Senior Fours – Tony Mace, Vernon Kemp, Alan Whale & Alf Spratt (Essex County) v Fred Mitson, Tony Cook, Gordon Howell & Jim Oakes (Harlow)
Pairs – Ray Bone & Mark Christmas (Grays Town) v Chris Muir & Edward Morris (Essex County)
Junior Pairs – Ryan Ramsey & Shane Rowney (Essex County)v Daniel Hughes & Jack Butcher (Romford)
Triples – Tony Pannick, Dave Baxter & Paul Whellams (Wanstead Central) v Simon Kittle, Kevin Watkins & Gary Telling (Essex County)
Fours – Richard Spriggs, Gary Telling, Richard Telling & Edward Morris (Essex County)v Andy Talbot, Dave Peglar, Tony Seddon & Malcolm Eldridge (Drums)
This years Ashford Cup trial took place today. Congratulations go to Ken Smith, Ben Staines and Graham Evans from Essex County who have been selected.
The dress code for the Indoor Section has been updated. Log on to the Members Area/Indoor Section/Indoor Dress Code to see the details.
For details of finalists click here