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Bowls for Beginners Apr 2020

28th January 2020

Our next Courses are being held on 22/23 April AND 30 Apr/1 May.

The Mark Wilson Pairs

18th January 2020

The Mark Wilson Pairs - Sunday 3rd May 2020

Merry Christmas

23rd December 2019

Merry Christmas to all of our Members and Friends of the Club.

We wish you a Happy 2020 also!

Heres hoping for another succesful year for ECBC.

Club President Richard Shillitto RIP

25th October 2019
Club President Richard Shillitto RIP

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.

Edward Morris

9th September 2019
Edward Morris

Congratulations to our very own Edward Morris - National Singles Champion 2019

County Champions 2019

29th July 2019
County Champions 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

ECBA Finals Day

18th July 2019


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)

Junior Singles

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)

Senior Fours

Tony Saye, Doug Davies, Neil Crockford, Ian Norman (Arclight) v Fred Mitson, Tony Cook, Gordon Howell, Jim Oakes (Harlow)

Junior Pairs

Daniel Hughes, Jack Butcher (Romford) v Ben Comerford (Grays Town), Nick Sharp (Silver End)

Two-Wood Singles.

Paul Wingfield (Grays Town) v Steve Mitchinson (Romford)


ECBA Semi-Finals Day

9th July 2019

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)

Bar Prices Update

18th June 2019

Bar Prices Update - Snacks & Soft Drinks

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