REDDITCH BOWLING CLUB
(Founded 1946)
Green: Cherry Tree Walk, Batchley, Redditch. B97 6PB
Location of Bowls Club: Find Me
Website: Not known
   
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Approved Coloured Shirt: White shirt with sky blue piping in quarter panels
front and back, Royal blue arm cuffs and collar
Club smoking policy: Not on Green - Designated area only
Email Contact:

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President:

Email:

Derek Bond

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Tel:

Mob:

07766 512278

07946 531918

Captain: Len Phillips Tel: 01527 592949
Email

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Ladies Captain: N/A    
Mens Singles Champion: Andy Field Tel: 07799 150890
Club Secretary:

Barbara Wood


21 Ansley Close
Matchborough East
Redditch  
B98 0AX
Tel: 01527 525490
Email:

 [email protected]

   
Fixture Secretary:

Barbara Wood


21 Ansley Close
Matchborough East
Redditch  
B98 0AX
Tel:  01527 525490
Email:  
     
Exec.Council Members Derek Bond

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The Clubs History:      
       

 

Our Club was founded in 1946, the founder members laying their own green.  No records for the years 1946 - 1975 exist, so the number of members and rate of subscriptions during those years is unknown.  However,  the records do show that in 1976 the annual subscriptions were £2 per member and  a further 20 years later they had been raised to £20 per member {reduced for members receiving a state pension}.

 

In the early days, in order to become a member of the bowling club, men had to be an employee of the High Duty Alloys Company, {Ladies usually got involved in catering} but this is no longer the case.   Our Bowling Club is now a fully mixed membership, welcoming ladies as well as gentlemen bowlers along with youngsters of all ages.  

 

In the late 1980’s, the local British Aluminium Bowling Club was disbanded due to the closure of the bowling facilities and many of the members joined High Duty Alloys Bowling Club.    

 

Until 2015  Barry Hay was our longest serving member and worked at High Duty Alloys until he retired .  Barry was a bowling club member for 50 years and  enjoyed many Club  and County competitions successes.

 

The Club has had many County Competition successes in the past 75 years, the first of which was in our foundation year, winning the County Fours Competition.

 

The Club’s most senior members  to date are Jim Gibbons and Eddie Brown who have  had many Club and County competition successes between them.  Jim has held many officer positions in his years with our club and still organises our club competitions in honour of past members.

 

The High Duty Alloys Company was sold to Mettis Aerospace Limited in 2001 and around 10 years later, our members felt it time to choose a new name for the Bowling Club which would be more in keeping with where we played.   Redditch Bowling Club was born, and we continued to be part of the Mettis Aerospace Sports and Social Club complex situated in Batchley, Redditch until 2020 when Redditch Borough Community Sports and Social Club took over the sporting complex and club.

 

 

Updated 3rd March 2021