Reminder: County Trials Deadline Approaching

This year’s County Team Trials will be held on Saturday 25th May at Leominster IBC. Trialists can choose to attend either the Morning (09:30-12:30) or Afternoon (13:00-16:00) where they will be put through their paces as County Captian Becci Cox looks to add to her team and build upon last season’s success.

Please find a copy of the letter from Captain Cox to members interested in trialing below. Trial forms have been sent to Club Secretaries. Should you be interested in trialing but unable to attend, please speak with Becci and advise her of your interest. For further information on the County Squad, please visit the County Overview and Premier Team pages.

The deadline for submission of trials forms is Monday 20th May.

County Trials 2024

Dear HSMBA Member,

The 2024 HSMBA County Team Trials will be held at Leominster Indoor Bowling Centre, Bridge Street Sports Centre, Leominster, HR6 8EA on Saturday 25th May 2024. All HSMBA members are invited to trial and it would be great to see as many people trialling as possible.

The County Squad provides a friendly, social and competitive environment for anyone who is looking to improve their game. Following an incredibly successful 2023-24 season, I am very much looking forward to the season ahead. This year we have had several new members join the squad and have a really positive impact. Since taking over the captaincy of the County Squad in 2012, my aim has been to create a squad that is inclusive and competitive. Having spoken to many members over the years, I have lost count of the times I’ve heard someone say they “aren’t good enough”. I am proud to be able to say that I have also lost count of the number of those players who have subsequently trailed, made it into the team and proven themselves wrong- so why not come along and have a go!

There will be a morning session (09:30-12:30) and an afternoon session (13:00-16:00). You only need to attend one of the sessions. Please arrive 10 minutes before your session start time. We have agreed discounted parking with Leominster at £1.00. Please pay into the machine on site.  

Club Secretaries will have received a club sign-up form with this letter, to be displayed on noticeboards etc. Please can this be filled out and returned to me via email ( or post (Becci Cox, 2 Croft Cottages, Little Tarrington, Herefordshire, HR1 4JD).. Please ensure that trial forms are returned to me by Monday 13th May.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are unable to attend the trials but still wish to be considered for the squad, please do get in touch.

I look forward to seeing you at the trials!

Becci Cox

HSMBA County Captain