Essex League 2nd Team

Essex League Division 3

Played Won Drawn Lost Points
10 8 0 2 16

   To see match report, click on score, or scroll down.

Day Date Venue Opponents Result
Fri12-Oct-18AwaySouthend IIW 4-2
Wed28-Nov-18AwayThurrock IIW 4-2
7.15 pm
AwayUpminster IIIW 5-1
Wed30-Jan-19HomeThurrock IL 2-3
Wed06-Feb-19HomeWanstead IVW 4-2
Wed13-Feb-19HomeThurrock IIW 3-2
Wed20-Mar-19AwayThurrock IW 4-2
Wed27-Mar-19HomeUpminster IIIL 2-4
Wed10-Apr-19HomeSouthend IIW 3-2
Tue30-Apr-19AwayWanstead IVW 4-2



Match reports

Thorpe Bay Bridge Club, Southend    Fri 12th Oct 2018
Southend II Loughton II
1Saunders, Michael J142-van Tol, Martin142
2Haggerty, Steve J1060-1Stiffell, Lyn
3Wray, Christopher  970-1Moth, Simon C138
4Thompson, Dennis M  790-1Newby, Jonathan123
5Aggarwal-Stanbridge, Isha A  76J1-0Jones, Barry E120
6Billson, Peter H  72-Clarke, Gordon  90

Well done to everyone, who made the longest away game of the season on a Friday night.

St Thomas Church Social Club, Grays   Wed 28th Nov 2018
Thurrock II Loughton II
1Bradford, Michael D1290-1Van Tol, Martin142
2Maynard, Dominic1340-1Jones, Barry E120
3Groombridge, Leslie J  961-0Newby, Jonathan123
4Walker, Harrison  811-d(default)
5Mahoney, Pat 0-1Smith, Michael  86
6Coseru, Matei 0-1French, Harvey  63

  1. Martin had a tight closed game, but got his queen in a good aggressive position, when his opponent blundered a piece. Opponent made a good stab at a bishop and pawns ending, with a bishop down, but couldn't avoid defeat.
  2. Barry struggled for a while, although his opponent (in his first competitive game) admitted to losing concentration later on.
  3. Jonathan was late and his opponent sportingly agreed to play a game on reduced time.
  4. Gordon uncharacteristically failed to make it.
  5. Mick: didn't see much of this game, I'm afraid.
  6. Harvey had a rather violent sharp game against a young opponent, but came out on top.

St Laurence Minor Hall, Upminster   Tue 9th Jan 2019
Upminster III Loughton II
1Biggs, Peter1240-1Van Tol, Martin142
2Hannaford, Jamie1260-1Moth, Simon C139
3Pelling, Nicholas J1200-1Groce, Ken132
4Johal, Satnam S1100-1Jones, Barry E117
5Estall, Kevin 1-0Smith, Michael  86
6Hood, John K1030-1French, Harvey  63

Note - New January grades.

A really good night for the second team, beating Upminster III by 5-1. Upminster fielded a marginally weaker side than in past games, but the whole team clearly had a good night.

The second team is now on three wins out of three, and all away from home. A great start.

Loughton Bowls Club   Wed 30th Jan 2019
Loughton II Thurrock I
1van Tol, Martin142-Derrett, Joe159
2Stiffell, Lyn136-Woodward, Ian P142
3Moth, Simon C139-Bradford, Michael D130
4Jones, Barry E117-Reynolds, Derek106
5Newby, Jonathan120-Crane, Malcolm K106
6Clarke, Gordon  900-1Smith, Robin C  92

We lost it narrowly against the top side in the division. Our first defeat of the season.

Good games from players who were up against it.

Loughton Bowls Club   Wed 6th Feb 2019
Loughton II Wanstead IV
1Moth, Simon C139-Barman, Devdoot  97
2Groce, Ken1320-1De Silva, Thusitha D107
3Newby, Jonathan1201-0Jestico, John V103
4Clarke, Gordon  90-Toogood, Peter R  71
5Smith, Michael  861-0Mara, Jean L  54
6French, Harvey  651-0Ali, Yusuf    J