BOLA Stuart and Williams ( BOLA ) 6 Brookfield Road, Cotham, Bristol. BS6 5PQ Tel: 0117-9243569 Company History • Established in 1984 by Nye Williams and Michael Stuart. Nye is still the MD today. • Initially established to provide Ball Throwing Machines to the market predominantly Cricket. • All product manufactured and repaired at our Manufacturing site in Cotham, Bristol. • We have a Showroom Net at the Office where the product can be tested. • Selling throughout the UK and into Overseas market. BOLA Profile • • • • • • • • • • Over 7,500 Machines sold. Used by all 18 English and Welsh County Cricket teams. Used at MCC Indoor Cricket Centre at Lords. Used at ECB National Academy at Loughborough Used by County Boards. Used by over 1500 Schools and Colleges throughout the world. Is seen as essential practice kit for Clubs. An ideal coaching tool. Used at the MCG in Melbourne, at the SCG Sydney in Australia. Used at the Mumbai Cricket Club in India Can be used by Individuals BOLA Professional and Club Machine • • • • • Can create any kind of delivery a Coach requires, variable pace with swing as well. Provides accurate and reliable delivery every time. Replicates the trajectory of the ball in match conditions. Easy to operate. Adjustable speed in increments between 15 and 95 mph. Spin, swing and pace bowling with 19 different spin and swing settings. The Professional comes with a with a random delivery mode and a sophisticated speed control system. BOLA Merlyn Spin Machine • The ‘Merlyn by BOLA’ project was conceived at the request of the ECB who were searching for a means to extend the experience of first-class players against top class spin bowling. The ECB ordered twenty of the new machines for each of the Counties but insisted on a very specific set of performance criteria. • When England go on Tour BOLA ship a Spin machine for them to use. BOLA Ball Trainer • New Product. BOLA Ball Trainer. Multi purpose machine aimed at the Junior Market suitable for Cricket, Tennis and Rounder’s. BOLA Fielding Rig • BOLA Hockey Ball Machine mounted on a gimballed swivelling turntable. Instant adjustment of direction and elevation. Designed for Hockey goalkeeper training the turntable is excellent for a wide range of Cricket fielding and catching exercises. BOLA Balls • BOLA Moulded Polyurethane Practice balls are produced in three colours. Standard balls (5oz) are red or yellow and bouncier balls (3oz) are orange. BOLA Hockey Machine • BOLA have produced a machine that can consistently produce a cross or shot and give coaches the facility to train their players. • The first BOLA 'Hockey' machines were built in 1989. BOLA have continued improved and developed the machine that is in use with National Squads, clubs and schools around the world.