Bowls Wiltshire Men lost 81-83 to the Vale of Glamorgan in a tightly fought contest.
|Opponent:||Herefordshire||Date:||Tuesday 5th July|
|Start:||6.30pm (arrive for 6.00pm)||Match Fee:||£3|
|Dress:||County Shirts/Whites||Venue:||Royal Wootton Bassett BC|
With so many players in form this side was very difficult to pick, with all the squad members listed plus others from the Middleton Cup side having genuine claims to be in the team. Therefore, this is very much a side for this game only, and future Balcomb selection will take into consideration current form along with performances in the upcoming Middleton Cup game against Gloucestershire.
|Lead||Tom Warner||Lead||Kyle Anderson|
|Two||Mikey Titcombe||Two||Wayne Snook|
|Three||Scott Edwards||Three||Graham Shadwell|
|Skip||Neil Collett||Skip||Russ Francis|
We followed up our win in the Preliminary round against Worcestershire with a great win in Round One against our old rivals from Devon, winning by 7, 114 shots to 107, with 3 rinks up and 3 down..
We knew we’d need a strong start and that’s exactly what we got, opening up a 20 shot lead at 5 ends, which we extended to over 30 shots at the halfway point in the game.
Devon, although missing a few of their top players due to Commonwealth games commitments, are a quality side and we knew they’d battle away right to the end, and that’s exactly what they did.
At 15 ends they’d reduced the deficit to under 20 shots but we held firm and managed the game out well to come away deserving winners.
Heavy rain had made Chew Stoke trickier than expected but we played some great bowls and once again the team spirit was very good across all the rinks
We now face Gloucestershire in the Round Two on Saturday 9th July at Victoria BC, Weston-Super-Mare and the team is attached.
Parking isn’t great at Victoria so suggest everyone leaves in plenty of time to find somewhere to park on arrival.
Bowls Wiltshire Team Manager
|Lead||Paul Kistle||Westlecot||Lead||Adam Bolwell||Spencer Moulton|
|Two||Craig Hatherall||Royal Wootton Bassett||Two||Mike Richards||Westlecot|
|Three||Neil Smith||Westlecot||Three||Neil Yeoman||Spencer Moulton|
|Skip||Neil Collett||Royal Wootton Bassett||Skip||Graham Shadwell||Spencer Moulton|
|Lead||Dave Snell||Royal Wootton Bassett||Lead||Andy Blake||Royal Wootton Bassett|
|Two||Andy Moore||Spencer Melksham||Two||Tom Pittuck||Highworth|
|Three||Mel Biggs||Royal Wootton Bassett||Three||Dave Godwin||Royal Wootton Bassett|
|Skip||Scott Edwards||Westlecot||Skip||Russ Francis||Spencer Moulton|
|Lead||Kyle Anderson||Royal Wootton Bassett||Lead||Tom Warner||Salisbury|
|Two||Mikey Titcombe||Westlecot||Two||Wayne Simmonds||Holt|
|Three||Graham Hatherall||Royal Wootton Bassett||Three||Wayne Snook||Holt|
|Skip||Steve Snell||Royal Wootton Bassett||Skip||Mike Snell||Royal Wootton Bassett|
Squad Members to attend (in alphabetical order)