Herefordshire Short Mat Bowling Association


Open Invitation to all HSMBA Members for County Team Trials

The County Team trials will be held on Saturday 27th May at Leominster Indoor Bowling Centre. All HSMBA members are invited to trial for the County team following a successful 2022-23 season and Captain Becci Cox is keen to involve as many players as possible.

Trial forms have been sent to Club Secretaries. Alternatively, individual trial forms are available to download from the County Team Trials event page.

Please find the below invitation letter from the County Captain:

Dear HSMBA Member,

The 2023 HSMBA County Team Trials will be held at Leominster Indoor Bowling Centre, Bridge Street Sports Centre, Leominster, HR6 8EA on Saturday 27th May 2023. 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 2022-23 season, I am very much looking forward to the season ahead, especially in light of the move to our new County venue in Leominster. 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 and give your registration number to reception.

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 ( Please note the change of email address. I have also created an individual trial form which is available to download from the HSMBA website for those who may not be able to sign up via their clubs. You only need to fill out one of the forms. Please ensure that trial forms are returned to me by Monday 15th 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