Babe Clay Rosebowl Competition

Rosebowl History   Team Handicaps

'Babe' Clay was a Director and Company Secretary at a steelworks in Wednesbury, keen Basketball player and coach at the BAI in 1935.

Clay and Bill Browning set up the Amateur Basketball Association in 1936 and Clay was Secretary and Treasurer until 1949.

During the war basketball continued to be played in the Midlands largely due to the work of Babe Clay and Les Cooper.

Clay died suddenly in the early 1960's and is reputed to have left all his money to the English Basketball Association.

Two theories emerge as regards to the trophy:
(i) That it was presented by Clay himself when the Area Club Championship first started and became the Rosebowl Trophy.
(ii) It was bought in his memory from donations received by the League after his death.


Lordswood 0 Birmingham Mets 10
Smith's Wood Sabres 10 MLC 12
West Brom 14 Broadway Casino 18
Redditch Regents 20 Shropshire Warriors 20
Bartley Rangers 34 Rugeley Raptors 36
Churchbridge 38 Yardley Defenders 40
Worcester Bears 42 Frankley Falcons 44
Spartans 44 Bromsgrove Blaze 44
Birmingham Blazers 56 Walsall 99ers 'A' 56
West Brom 'B' 56 Rawzone Basketball 58
Rugeley Raptors 2 60 Mavericks 62
Shropshire Swarm 64 Shrewsbury Storm 66
Featherstone Wasps 78 Hanley Hustlers 78
Stouport Spartans 78 Walsall 99ers 'B' 78
Birmingham Medics 80 Hawks 82
Birmingham Chinese 84 Northwood Valiants 86
Stafford Spartans 88    



Rosebowl Competition Fixtures
Code Tip Date Home Team Score Away Team Notes/Status
RB29 15:00 Sat 04-May-19 Northwood Valiants 96 vs 98 Worcester Bears    


  Semi-Finals (w/c 17 February 2019)
Code Tip Date Home Team Score Away Team Notes/Status
RB27 18:00 Sun 17-Feb-19 West Brom 'B' 81 vs 119 Northwood Valiants    
RB28 20:15 Wed 03-Apr-19 Worcester Bears 117 vs 103 Lordswood    


  Quarter-Finals (w/c 20 January 2019)
Code Tip Date Home Team Score Away Team Notes/Status
RB25 14:20 Sun 20-Jan-19 Mavericks 69 vs 80 Northwood Valiants    
RB26 18:00 Sun 20-Jan-19 West Brom 'B' 98 vs 86 West Brom 'A'    
RB27 19:45 Mon 21-Jan-19 Lordswood 104 vs 103 Stourport Spartans    
RB28 20:15 Wed-23-Jan-19 Worcester Bears 104 vs 91 Birmingham Mets    


  Round 2 (w/c Sunday 11 November 2018)
Code Tip Date Home Team Score Away Team Notes/Status
RB24 18:20 Sun 11-Nov-18 Broadway Casino 103 vs 113 Worcester Bears    
RB21 18:15 Sun 11-Nov-18 Spartans L vs W West Brom 'B' Score not received  
RB18 18:00 Sun 11-Nov-18 West Brom 'A' 129 vs 113 Stafford Spartans    
RB20 19:45 Mon 12-Nov-18 Lordswood 110 vs 99 Walsall 99ers 'B'    
RB19 19:45 Wed 14-Nov-18 Northwood Valiants 121 vs 93 Rugeley Raptors 1    
RB23 19:45 Mon 12-Nov-18 Birmingham Mets 98 vs 68 Smith's Wood Sabres Changed from 14-Nov  
RB06 14:00 Thu 15-Nov-18 Birmingham Blazers 47 vs 63 Mavericks    
      Stourport Spartans         Bye to QF's  

  Round 1 (w/c Sunday 14 October 2018)
Code Tip Date Home Team Score Away Team Notes/Status
RB01 10:00 Sun 14-Oct-18 Featherstone Wasps 20 vs 00 Redditch Regents Redditch Forfeit  
RB02 18:00 Sun 14-Oct-18 West Brom 'B' W vs L Shropshire Warriors Score not received  
RB03 19:45 Tues 16-Oct-18 Birmingham Mets 94 vs 86 Bartley Rangers    
RB04 12:30 Sun 14-Oct-18 Birmingham Chinese 20 vs 00 Walsall 99ers 'B' BC Forfeit  
RB05 19:45 Wed 17-Oct-18 Northwood Valiants 96 vs 48 Rawzone Basketball Club    
RB06 20:20 Fri 19-Oct-18 Birmingham Uni Medics 52 vs 58 Birmingham Blazers    
RB07 19:45 Sun 14-Oct-18 Frankley Falcons 00 vs 20 Broadway Casino Frankley Forfeit  
RB08 14:00 Sun 14-Oct-18 MLC 100 vs 117 Mavericks    
RB09 16:15 Sun 14-Oct-18 Shrewsbury Storm 75 vs 79 Rugeley Raptors 1    
RB10 20:20 Mon 15-Oct-18 Walsall 99ers 'A' 85 vs 94 Smith's Wood Sabres    
RB11 19:45 Thu 18-Oct-18 Yardley Defenders 00 vs 20 Stourport Spartans Yardley Forfeit  
RB12 20:20 Mon 15-Oct-18 Stafford Spartans 85 vs 70 Shropshire Swarm    
RB13 19:50 Thu 18-Oct-18 Churchbridge L vs W Spartans Score not received  
RB14 20:20 Thu 18-Oct-18 Rugeley Raptors 2 94 vs 95 West Brom 'A'    
RB15 19:45 Mon 15-Oct-18 Lordswood 20 vs 00 Bromsgrove Blaze Bromsgrove Forfeit  
RB16 20:15 Wed 17-Oct-18 Worcester Bears 98 vs 86 Hawks    


  Play-in Round (w/c Sunday 23 September 2018)
Code Tip Date Home Team Score Away Team Notes/Status
RBPL 20:20 Mon 24-Sep-18 Stafford Spartans 77 vs 45 Hanley Hustlers