The annual BW Mixed match against Salisbury & District was held at Salisbury BC, for which we thank them for their hospitality and the afternoon tea. The game itself was very competitive, BW were quite behind in the first half , however in the second half it all changed and BW managed to come out on top 117 to 114.
A most enjoyable game of bowls. Monies collected through fines and donations raised £52.72 for the BW Charity Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which Captain June thanked everyone for their generosity.
After defeating Devon in the previous round of the Amy Rose Competition, Bowls Wiltshire will now face Somerset in the semi-final being played at Devizes this Sunday the 3rd July starting at 10.00am. Should they win this match they will play in the Regional Final in the afternoon. The result of the Warwickshire v Gloucestershire first round match is not yet known but the winners will play Worcestershire in the second semi-final on Sunday.
On 18th June the Bowls Wiltshire Youth Academy took on Spencer Melksham in our first friendly fixture of the season.
As usual the County’s youngest players put up a great performance, trailing by only 3 shots at 10 ends. In the end the Spencer team pulled away to take a small lead and the game overall.
It was a great opportunity for our young players to put their skills training into action and to develop their team game. An extremely enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Our sincere thanks go to Spencer Melksham for hosting this match and to everyone at the club for their support and encouragement on the day.
Our next BWYA training session will take place at Chippenham Town on 3rd July, followed by a match at Avon on 24th July.
Zoe Fletcher and Alfie Holland joined around 70 juniors representing 28 counties who took to the greens at Royal Leamington Spa the venue for the Commonwealth Games at the end of July. They all played four singles matches and a triples match over the course of the day. Off the green there were some workshops aimed to support personal development covering sports psychology, social media and online safety.
Both Alfie and Zoe played very well and were a credit to the county. They had a fantastic day, winning several of their singles matches against some stiff competition.
Pictures below shows Zoe & Alfie with England International Jamie-Lea Winch
The Bowls Wiltshire Amy Rose Team yesterday beat Devon to qualify for the Regional Finals which are being held at Devizes BC on Sunday 3rd July.
Report to follow
About half-way through the BWM vs Bristol City & County Match yesterday, which we narrowly won, we were treated to a fly over by the Red Arrows display team which passed directly over the green at Avon Bowls Club.
A thoroughly good day for President Don Butchers and his team in the scorching sunshine.
A good afternoon for Wiltshire bowls with the Ladies beating Dorset 119 to 87 in the Johns Trophy whilst the Men beat Devon by 7 shots.
Reports to follow.
Avon BC warmly welcomed the Bowls Wiltshire Mixed team in celebrating their 100th Anniversary.
It was a lovely afternoon, weather wise, the game itself very competitive with Avon coming out on top 93 shots to Bowls Wiltshire 87.
Much thanks was given to those who provided the lovely meal and to the Bar staff who kept us well watered. Bowls Wiltshire were presented with a plaque to mark the occasion.
From fines and monies collected for the Bowls Wiltshire Charity (Wiltshire Air Ambulance) an amount of £52.93 was raised, Captain June thanked all for their generosity.
Thank you to Avon BC for a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all.
Date: Sunday 19th June 2022
Venue: Culm Vale BC EX15 1EA
Start Time: 10.30 am (please arrive by 9.45)
Refreshments: Tea, Coffee & Biscuits on arrival with an optional buffet after the match
Rink Fee Costs: £16.00 – £2.00 ( £2.00 Per player)
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