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First home event has mixed results

posted 2 Oct 2017, 01:54 by Niki Cross

CWBA kicked off their fist home games of the 17/18 season yesterday with mixed results.  The division 3 game verses Wolverhampton showed development for CWBA 3 after their pre-season preparation was truncated and they cruised to a comfortable win 63 to 26.
For the other 2 teams, this was their first competitive game this season.  Both teams were promoted at the end of last season and were under no illusion that the London Titans would provide a formidable challenge in both leagues based on their previous experience and placings.  
The Div 1 team struggled from the start and with baskets not falling for all the players at some point the final score of 35 v 61 showed the Titan dominance.  
The Premier team are a new line up with Matt Travers and Ollie Griffith-Salter joining the line up for the first time and Joy Haizelden, Ryan Dickin and Sam Lewis being unavailable.  Despite this, the predominantly junior team held their own for much of the 1st half.  The 3rd quarter saw Titans pull away and the 4th saw CWBA pull back but they could not dent the Titan's lead coming our 46 to 58

CWBA 3 start the season away from home

posted 27 Sep 2017, 01:05 by Niki Cross

CWBA's third team travelled to Jags on Saturday 23rd of September to launch the new season.  A reduction in practice opportunities was enforced by the temporary closure of our home court, so the new team only had one practice meeting before their first game.  The score was a 44 to 30 loss but the squad showed a promising start for the mainly junior team.  Well done all.

URGENT Woodlands News

posted 29 Aug 2017, 12:36 by Niki Cross

Woodlands will be closed for the first 2 weeks in September 2017 whilst some urgent site safety work is carried out.  

Our Tuesday sessions are temporarily moving to Warwick University main sports centre for the closure period (Tuesdays 5th and 12th September).

We are unable to move all of our equipment so we will postpone the start of our Thursday sessions until Thusday 21 September when service will resume as usual.

We look forward to seeing all our members then.

Richard Langhorne Award wins

posted 30 Jul 2017, 02:31 by Niki Cross

CWBA were honoured at the BWB Richard Langhorne Awards last night as the Club of the Year.   Paul Claridge, CWBA's first life member collected the award.

Also honoured for his unstinting contribution in working as a statistician, was CWBA Treasurer Keith Batty who received the Official of the Year award.  

This tops a super year for CWBA and sets a huge target for next year!

Best Awards night ever

posted 24 Jun 2017, 01:34 by Niki Cross

CWBA's annual awards night  (our 1st as an independant organisation) saw Tom Cutts sweep the board with 6 awards as top scorer in 2 leagues, MVP in 3 leagues and league most improved player.  Other awards went to:
Pete Cusack (top scorer and MVP CWBA 1)
Cam Swan (top scorer u19, CWBA2)
Sam Mack (u19 MVP, Players player)
Joy Haizelden (CWBA Allstar top scorer and MVP)
Ryan Dicken (NL Endeavour)
Tristan Dawe & Chris Halpin (Club Endeavour)
Adam Dixon (Best new player)
Jess Dowdeswell (Club most improved)
Ally Hope (Coach of the year)
Debbie Cutts ( Volunteer of the year)
Keith Batty (Keystone award).

The first lifetime membership was awarded to Paul Claridge for 25 years service to CWBA

CWBA players help GB U23 team to Gold

posted 17 Jun 2017, 03:41 by Niki Cross

CWBA's Peter Cusack and Sam Mack received gold medals yesterday after an exciting final against Turkey in the Under 23 World Championship tournament in Toronto Canada.

The team also included ex CWBA player Ben Fox, who excelled in the 2nd half.  

This is the first time GB has won gold in the 20years of the competition.

We are all very proud of the team's achievement.

A full report is available on the IWBF website .

CWBA AGM and Awards

posted 16 Jun 2017, 00:11 by Niki Cross

Formal notice is made of the 1st CWBA AGM on 23/6/17 prior to the awards presentation.  The AGM will cover :
the annual report of the Secretary.
the financial statements and the Treasurer’s report.
Election of the officers and the Committee for the ensuing year.
Consider any amendment to the constitution (n/a this time)
Transact any other notified business (none notified) 

CWBA in winning form

posted 3 Jun 2017, 11:41 by Niki Cross

All three CWBA teams have stepped into the fight for gold medals after day 1 of the National Championships at Worcester.

CWBA 2 started the fight at 12pm against Sheffield Steelers coming out on top 51 to 44
The Ladies picked up the gauntlet against Angels of the North.  After a tight 1st quarter they came our victorious 54 to 41

CWBA 1 took on the last game against CWSC Panthers and a very close game for 3 quarters finally concluded 55 to 41

All three teams advance to the Gold medal game tomorrow again starting at 12pm with CWBA 2, 2pm for CWBA 2 and the Ladies finish the CWBA medal hunt at 4pm.

3 CWBA teams at National Championships 3/4 June 2017

posted 24 May 2017, 01:29 by Niki Cross

CWBA's 1st and 2nd Division teams and the Women's team will all be competing for gold at the Worcester Arena on 3 rd and 4th of June.
The 2nd div team tip at 12pm on Saturday 3rd on court 3.  The 1st team game tips at 2pm on court 2 and the Women tip at 4pm on court 3.  Matches for the Sunday games will be decided based on Saturday results
Good luck to all participating!

CWBA's first team finish their league season undefeated

posted 19 May 2017, 10:30 by Niki Cross   [ updated 19 May 2017, 10:34 ]

May 14th saw CWBA 1's last Division 1 league game at Woodlands academy.  Despite the loss of some key players to other committments, the team continued their winning streak and take top spot in the league.

Good performances from Women's GB trio Joy Haizelden, Sarah Hope and Charlotte Moore and U23 GB's Peter Cusack (who elected to finish the season in the UK instead of travelling to the Fazza Tournamen)  gave CWBA a commanding lead through ot the game v Cardiff.

The game also saw the debut of Thomas Cutts in the first team.  Tom scored during the game to complete a success first team appearance.

CWBA 1 now go on to the National Championships in Worcester 3rd and 4th June 2017.

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