Middleton Cup – Wiltshire in the Semi Final !!!

In an exciting and closely contested Quarter Final played at West Backwell BC on Saturday 19th July the Bowls Wiltshire team booked their place in the Semi Finals at Leamington by beating Devon by 8 shots.

The Wiltshire boys won on three rinks, drew on one and lost on two and the total shots were 117-109. All eyes were on the rolling score board throughout the game but particularly through the final few ends when all the Wiltshire supporters were willing the ends to diminish and the shots in hand to increase as the rinks finished playing one by one. Ben Gadd was the last to finish with the shots at +7 and soon the tension was released and the Wiltshire team and supporters could celebrate a successful afternoon’s work. Well done to all who were involved – particularly the Players, the Selectors and Team Manager Dave Snell – and hopefully there will be even greater success to come when Bowls Wiltshire travel to Leamington to play on Saturday August 2nd.

       MIDDLETON CUP: Bowls Wiltshire v Bowls Devon
QUARTER FINAL MATCH
Saturday  19th JULY 2014 @ West Backwell Bowls Club  2-00pm start
Wiltshire                   Ends                Ends Devon
Rink Skip 5 10 15 18 21 21 18 15 10 5 Skip Rink
1 Mike Jackson 2 5 10 10 12 21 20 16 11 3 Griff Sanders 1
2 Mel Biggs 11 12 17 18 20 25 23 21 14 5 Rob Paxton 2
3 Russel Francis 3 4 10 13 20 16 16 12 10 3 Ian Lesley 3
4 Graham Shadwell 4 10 14 16 19 19 15 12 8 7 Ian Bond 4
5 Neil Smith 3 8 12 15 16 14 11 9 8 3 James Webber 5
6 Ben Gadd 4 15 23 28 30 14 12 11 10 5 Kevin Phillips 6
27 54 86 100 117 109 97 81 61 29 Total
                                           Total Shots 117 109 Total Shots