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England squad call up for Mikey Titcombe

On Wednesday Bowls England announced the following:

“Bowls England wishes to congratulate Michael Titcombe (Wiltshire) and Scott Winskill (Berkshire) on their selection as travelling squad members for the 2019 Men’s Junior International Team.

In addition, Bowls England wishes to congratulate both William Walker (Northamptonshire) and Glenn Williams (Hertfordshire) on their selection as non-travelling squad members for the BIBC Junior International Series to be held at Essex County Bowls Club, on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019.”

Mikey will travel with the named team (announced on 29 May as below) and Bowls Wiltshire wishes him the best of luck.

Selected Team:
Tom McGuinness (Buckinghamshire)
Liam Harris (Suffolk)
Jordan Philpott (Lincolnshire)
Nathan Kitchen (Gloucestershire)

Daniel Mills* (Norfolk)
Lee Calver (Suffolk)
Sam Moss (Essex)
Charlie Souter (Surrey)

Mark Smith* (Warwickshire)
Tom Muir (Hertfordshire)
James Hampton* (Devon)
Jamie Barker (Cambridgeshire)

Danny Walker* (Northamptonshire)
Tom Holmes (Herefordshire)
Edward Elmore (Huntingdonshire)
Connor Cinato (Northamptonshire)

Glen Adams (Middlesex)
Adam Pitfield* (Northamptonshire)
BJ Byles# (Berkshire)
Lloyd Sabatini (Berkshire)

Daniel Hughes* (Essex)
Josh Minto (Northumberland)
Harry Goodwin (Devon)
Sam Steel (Somerset)

Captain: Josh Minto
Team Manager: Martyn Sekjer

Recent BW Men and BW Ladies Results

Recent results of matches played by BW Men and BW Ladies are as follows:

BW Men

Saturday 29 June:- BW Men lost 68-119 against Bowls Hampshire in a BW Men’s Presidential Game played at Old Basing BC. BW Men lost on five out of the six rinks, with the only winning rink coming out on top by just three shots.

Wednesday 17 July:- BW Men narrowly lost out 110-121 against Royal County of Berkshire in a further BW Men’s Presidential Game played at Wantage BC. BW Men won on three out of the six rinks but just missed out on the overall result.

BW Ladies

Tuesday 9 July:- BW Ladies won by the narrowest of margins 106-103 against Bowls Hampshire played at Alderbury BC. BWL won on three of the rinks and a great 24-8 win by Margaret Annett’s rink saw the result swing in BWL’s favour.

Wednesday 10 July:- BW Ladies kept up their winning form with a 116-101 victory over Herefordshire in the South West Counties League. BWL won on three rinks and drew on one rink which saw them take the overall match on points and shots.

2019 Middleton Cup vs Cornwall team announced

The below players have been selected to represent Wiltshire in the final group stage 2019 Middleton Cup match vs Cornwall on Saturday 6 July at North Petherton BC, Petherton Park, Bridgewater, TA6 6PR. The County welcomes your support!

With a full squad to choose from the selectors have decided to make a few changes, this unfortunately means some players miss out this time, but they full remain part of the squad going forwards – there are also some positional changes.

This is effectively a Last 16 game with the winner progressing to the Quarter Finals where it looks like they will meet Devon – let’s make sure it is Wiltshire that faces Devon in that game!

We’d like to see as many reserves as possible attend the game, but understand some of you may have other commitments so anyone who does not intend to travel please let Mike Jackson know.

All players to report by 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. Dress code is county tops and whites. Match fee is £3 per player.

If unable to play or any other problems please contact Mike Jackson as soon as possible on 07960 327848.

 

Rink 1

Tom Newman Avon
Jamie Reynolds Salisbury
Mike Richards Westlecot
Gary Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 2

Dave Snell Royal Wootton Bassett
James Richman Westlecot
Tom Warner Salisbury
Wayne Snook Holt

Rink 3

Andy Blake Royal Wootton Bassett
Mike Jackson Westlecot
Dave Godwin Royal Wootton Bassett
Steve Snell Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 4

Gary Jackson Westlecot
Kyle Anderson Royal Wootton Bassett
Mike Titcombe Westlecot
Mike Snell Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 5

Paul Kistle Westlecot
Tony Keating Holt
Russell Francis Spencer Moulton
Graham Shadwell Spencer Moulton

Rink 6

James Nobbs Royal Wootton Bassett
Craig Hatherall Royal Wootton Bassett
Graham Hatherall Royal Wootton Bassett
Neil Collett Royal Wootton Bassett

Travelling Reserves (in no particular order)

 

Fraser Boynton Salisbury
Ashley Keirl Spencer Moulton
Dane Rose Holt
Tom Pittuck Swindon Town Gardens
Chris Cheesley Royal Wootton Bassett
Craig Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett
Dave Murray Highworth

Squad members unavailable (in no particular order)

Mel Biggs Royal Wootton Bassett

 

2019 Middleton Cup v Worcestershire Result

 MIDDLETON CUP 2019: Bowls Wiltshire v Worcestershire BA
Saturday 15 June 2019 @ Royal Wootton Bassett BC
Wiltshire  Ends Ends Worcestershire
Rink Skip 5 10 15 18 21 21 18 15 10 5 Skip Rink
1 Mike Snell
5 12 13 16 19 11 9 8 4 3 M Stones 1
2 Steve Snell
5 7 10 11 17 21 21 17 9 2 R Moule
2
3 Gary Morphet
0 12 18 18 22 16 14 11 7 7 D Summus
3
4 Neil Collett
2 7 10 12 16 12 12 10 6 4 R Stanley
4
5 Dave Godwin
7 8 14 17 17 17 11 11 10 2 L Lane
5
6 Wayne Snook
8 13 18 24 30 10 9 8 5 2 R McCaughtrie
6
Total 27 59 83 98 121 87 76 65 41 20 Total
Total Shots 121 87 Total Shots
Total Points 19 3 Total Points

Mike Jackson, Team Manager:

“An excellent win today which puts us in a great postion heading into our final group game against Cornwall in 3 weeks time.

We were never behind, making a solid start which we built on as the match progressed, finishing strongly to record a comfortable 34 shot (19 point) win.

Wayne Snook’s rink provided the platform for the victory with a fine 20 shot win, and Gary Morphets rink turned an early 7 shot deficit into a very good 6 shot win.

Mike Snell’s rink were never in trouble in their 8 shot win, Neil Collett’s side won the last 4 ends to close out a 4 shot victory, while Dave Godwin was unlucky to not to record a win, having to settle for a draw.
 
Steve Snell’s rink battled to the end and after being 10 shots adrift ended up only losing by 4.
 
All in all a very good result, well done to all the team !!!”

2019 Balcomb Trophy Regional Finals team announced

The below players have been selected to represent Wiltshire at the Balcomb Trophy Regional Finals on Sunday 23 June at Clevedon BC, Chapel Hill, Princes Road, BS21 7LL, where they will face either Dorset or Devon. The County welcomes your support!

All players to report by 9.30am for a 10.00am start. Dress code is county tops and whites. Match fee is £3 per player.

If unable to play or any other problems please contact Mike Jackson as soon as possible on 07960 327848.

 

Rink 1

Kyle Anderson Royal Wootton Bassett
Mike Snell Royal Wootton Bassett
Dave Godwin Royal Wootton Bassett
Steve Snell Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 2

Gary Jackson Westlecot
Wayne Snook Holt
Graham Shadwell Spencer Moulton
Neil Collett Royal Wootton Bassett

Reserves (in no particular order)

Paul Kistle Westlecot
Graham Hatherall Royal Wootton Bassett
Gary Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett
Mike Titcombe Westlecot

 

2019 Middleton Cup vs Worcestershire team announced

The below players have been selected to represent Wiltshire in the third 2019 Middleton Cup match vs Worcestershire on Saturday 15 June at Royal Wootton Bassett BC. The County welcomes your support!

All players to report by 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. Dress code is county tops and whites. Match fee is £3 per player.

If unable to play or any other problems please contact Mike Jackson as soon as possible on 07960 327848.

 

Rink 1

Kyle Anderson Royal Wootton Bassett
Jamie Reynolds Salisbury
Mike Richards Westlecot
Gary Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 2

Dave Snell Royal Wootton Bassett
James Richman Westlecot
Tom Warner Salisbury
Wayne Snook Holt

Rink 3

Andy Blake Royal Wootton Bassett
David Murray Highworth
Mike Jackson Westlecot
Steve Snell Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 4

Gary Jackson Westlecot
Chris Cheesley Royal Wootton Bassett
Graham Shadwell Spencer Moulton
Mike Snell Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 5

Paul Kistle Westlecot
Russell Francis Spencer Moulton
Mike Titcombe Westlecot
Dave Godwin Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 6

James Nobbs Royal Wootton Bassett
Craig Hatherall Royal Wootton Bassett
Graham Hatherall Royal Wootton Bassett
Neil Collett Royal Wootton Bassett

Travelling Reserves (in no particular order)

Fraser Boynton Salisbury
Ashley Keirl Spencer Moulton
Dane Rose Holt
Tom Pittuck Swindon Town Gardens

Squad members unavailable (in no particular order)

Mel Biggs Royal Wootton Bassett
Tony Keating Holt
Craig Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett
Tom Newman Avon

 

2019 Balcomb Trophy v Somerset success

 BALCOMB TROPHY 2019: Bowls Wiltshire v Somerset BA
Sunday 9 June 2019 @ Royal Wootton Bassett BC
Wiltshire  Ends Ends Somerset
Rink Skip 5 10 15 18 21 21 18 15 10 5 Skip Rink
4 Neil Collett 6 12 16 20 24 16 15 14 10 5 Sam Steel 4
2 Steve Snell
3 9 9 13 16 16 13 13 7 3 James Amery
2
Total 9 21 25 33 40 32 28 27 17
8 Total
Match report from Mike Jackson, Team Manager:
“A great win today in the Balcomb Trophy over Somerset, there were some great bowls played by both sides with never more than 5 shots in it during the course of the game.
The turning point came on the 20th end, we were 5 shots up on the game but picked up 3 shots on both rinks so went into the last end 11 up across the 2 rinks.
Both rinks saw the game out for an excellent 8 shot victory, well done to all involved and we now move onto the Regional Finals at Clevedon on Sunday 23 June against either Dorset or Devon.”

2019 Middleton Cup v Herefordshire Result

 MIDDLETON CUP 2019: Bowls Wiltshire v Herefordshire BA
Saturday 8 June 2019 @ Royal Wootton Bassett BC
Wiltshire  Ends Ends Herefordshire
Rink Skip 5 10 15 18 21 21 18 15 10 5 Skip Rink
1 Neil Collett
5 11 15 15 22 21 18 13 8 3 R Loverig
1
2 Dave Godwin
11 15 26 32 32 12 6 6 6 2 C Handscombe
2
3 Steve Snell
10 10 13 16 19 15 14 9 6 1 A Edwards
3
4 Mike Snell
9 12 18 27 31 11 9 9 6 0 R Jones
4
5 Wayne Snook
1 6 11 12 17 13 12 10 9 5 P Williams
5
6 Gary Morphet
1 3 13 14 14 21 17 15 13 9 J Wear
6
Total 37 57 96 116 135 93 76 62 48 20 Total
Total Shots 135 93 Total Shots
Total Points 20 2 Total Points

Mike Jackson, Team Manager:

“Heavy overnight rain and blustery weather made for challenging conditions but the team adapted well and made it two wins out of two with a 42 shot victory which saw us win on 5 rinks and accumulate 20 points.

The rinks skipped by Mike Snell and Dave Godwin both registered comfortable wins which made the match result safe and it left the other 4 rinks to try and get the all important rinks wins.
There were some tense finishes with Wayne Snook, Steve Snell and Neil Collett all steering their rinks to last end victories. Had it not been for an outragous wick against Gary Morphet’s side we may have pulled off a clean sweep but all in all a very pleasing victory.”