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17 October 2021

Bramley League

Please note that regrettably due to lack of players, both Five Rivers and East Dorset have withdrawn from the Bramley Bowl League for the current season

04 October 2021

County Friendly v Surrey

The first County Friendly of the season against Surrey has had to be cancelled due to a lack of players. Its has been rearranged for Wednesday 2 March 2022

25 September 2021


The County Fours Final which was postponed from March 2020 due to Covid restrictions was at last played on today at Palmerston

The finalists were:

Keith Williams, Ken Prior, Chris Prior and Brian Dibdin - Banister Park IBC

Charlie Bailey, Trevor Bailey, Colin Thresher and Barry Starks - Victory IBC

The match was very close after 10 ends, when the Banister team was leading by a single shot, but with a 3 and a 4 scored in the following three ends, they edged ahead and eventually won by 9 shots, with Victory conceding after the sixteenth end

13 September 2021

County Trials

The details of the players selected for the County Trials on 2 October can be found via this link

09 September 2021


The Postponed County Finals for 2019 - 2020 season were played at Palmerston on 26 September 2020, with the exception of the Fours. The Fours postponed Final will be played at Palmerston at 2.00pm on Saturday 25 September 2021

There were no competitions played in the 2020 - 2021 season due to Covid restrictions

HIBA Competition Entries from clubs for the 2021 - 2022 season should be submitted to the Competition Secretary on or before Monday 10 January. The County Finals will be played at Victory IBC on 26 March 2022

The Competition Rues have been updated with effect from September 2021

08 August 2021


The delayed AGM for the Association will be held at 10.00am on Thursday 12 August at Riverside IBC

2019 - 2020 National Finals

With the Government implementing a road map out of COVID-19 Restrictions and a return to a more normal life, the EIBA currently believe that it will be able to complete the 2019-2020 National Finals. The finals schedule, which is being held at Nottingham from 26 September 2021 to 13 October 2021, can be found via this link

The final step of the road map, and the removal of all COVID-19 restrictions is due to be announced on 21 June 2021. However the timing of this step may be moved later, if the Government feel that it is too soon to lift all restrictions. As such the EIBA Board may need to consider amendments to the finals schedule and staging conditions to ensure compliance of conditions and the safety of everyone involved

12 March 2021

2021 - 2022 Dates

The revised Bramley League fixtures have been updated to the website under the Inter-Club League tab

The County Competition Final’s Day will be Saturday 26 March 2022 at Victory IBC

08 December 2020

Bob Dickie Funeral

The funeral for Bob Dickie will take place at Portchester Crematorium, Fareham on Wednesday 16 December at 3.00pm. Numbers are restricted and the family has requested no flowers but donations to be made to MacMillan Nursing

02 December 2020

Bob Dickie RIP
It is with huge sadness and a big shock that we have to report that Bob Dickie passed away this evening after a short illness. Bob was Patron’s Secretary for a number of years, and was elected as County President for this cancelled season

He will be greatly missed and all our thoughts are with Deryn and family at this very sad time

02 October 2020

Peter Shearing RIP

We have heard that Peter Shearing passed away this morning after a period of illness. Peter was a huge supporter of Hampshire, and a popular member of East Dorset IBC as well as being an Umpire. He was President of the HIBA in the 1995/96 season and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time

01 October 2020

County Competition Finals

Report on HIBA Finals played late September at Palmerston IBC

It has been decided to follow the lead of the EIBA and cancel all County Competitions for the season 2020/21.

The decision to cancel Bramley Bowl matches, County friendly matches and Patrons matches was made earlier

We did manage to play the 2019/20 County Finals at Palmerston at the end of September which were postponed from March, with the exception of the Fours, which will be played when Covid restrictions are eased

We have a new County Singles Champion, Gary Starks of Chawton Park. He had a convincing win 21 - 12 over Brian Jones of East Dorset, although after 14 ends the result was in doubt as Gary was only ahead by two shots with the score at 11 - 9

Will Moulton and Adam Clark of Atherley beat Dave Watts and John Biggs of Victory 21 - 15 in the pairs final. End 13 was the killer when Dave and John dropped 7 shots, apart from that, it was a very close contest

The Triples winners were Charlie Bailey, Trevor Bailey and Barry Starks. They were leading 7 - 1 after 3 ends and held on to that lead to win the match 19 - 11 against Dave Watts, John Biggs and Danny Smith, both teams from Victory IBC

The Under 25 Singles was a very close match between Austin Coleman of Banister Park and Reece Graham of Chawton Park, which lasted for 25 ends. After 15 ends Reece held the upper hand when leading 13 - 9 but Austin fought back to take the title with the score of 21 - 18

The Over 60’s 2 Wood Triples was an interesting game. 17 ends played, final score 16 - 9. The Victory team of Charlie Bailey, Trevor Bailey and Barry Starks scored on 8 ends, but only collected 9 shots. The Loddon Vale team of Alan Tait, Paul Knowles and Geoff Green had 3 scores of three shots and that made all the difference

Margaret Holden and Adam White had a comfortable win 15 - 7 over Maggie Evans and Bill Jackson. Several times Adam showed his class as, when lying shots against, with his last bowls he drew the winning shots

Anyway, great that we managed to get almost all of the 2019/20 finals played. The season 2020/21 will be a washout, let us hope that we can get rid of this infectious virus and can return to competitive bowling in 2021/22

Bill Jackson HIBA Competition Secretary

28 September 2020

County Competitions

In line with the EIBA National Competitions it has been decided to cancel all County Competitions for this season