Category Archives: Middleton Cup & Balcomb Trophy

Middleton Cup/Balcomb Trophy first trial announced

I’d like to invite the following players to attend the first Middleton Cup/Balcomb Trophy Trial on Sunday 12th May at Royal Wootton Bassett. Please can all players arrive for 9.45am and dress code is club shirts and greys.

The format of the morning will be a short team talk followed by a first session of 10 ends, a 5/10min break then a a second session of 10 ends; games in both sessions will be played as per Middleton/Balcomb format i.e 3s up.

On Monday 13th May we will send out an email asking 32 players to attend the Final Trial on Sunday 19th May.

Kyle Anderson (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Mel Biggs (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Andy Blake(Royal Wootton Bassett)
Fraser Boynton (Salisbury)
Chris Cheesley (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Neil Collett (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Justin Davis (Holt)
Colin Easton (Avon)
Richard Ellis (Chippenham Town)
Dave Godwin (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Craig Hatherall (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Graham Hatherall (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Gary Jackson (Westlecot)
Mike Jackson (Westlecot)
Tony Keating (Holt)
Ashley Kierl (Spencer Moulton)
Paul Kistle (Westlecot)
Jordan Moody (Salisbury)
Craig Morphet (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Gary Morphet (Royal Wootton Bassett)
David Murray (Highworth)
Tom Newman (Avon)
James Nobbs (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Tom Pittuck (Swindon Town Gardens)
Ashley Plumb (Salisbury)
Jamie Reynolds (Salisbury)
Graham Richards (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Michael Richards (Westlecot)
James Richman (Westlecot)
Dane Rose (Holt)
Graham Shadwell (Spencer Moulton)
Alan Small (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Dave Snell (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Mike Snell (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Steve Snell (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Wayne Snook (Holt)
Anthony Spruels (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Mike Titcombe (Westlecot)
Tom Warner (Salisbury)

Please note, Russ Francis is unavailable for the first trial but will be considered for the final trial.

Can all players please email or text me asap to confirm they have received this email and will be attending.

Thanks
Mike Jackson
Team Manager
Tel: 07960 327848

Middleton Cup and Balcomb Trophy 2019 trialists

The following players have been invited to complete the 2019 availability form for this season’s Middleton Cup & Balcomb Trophy campaign. An e-mail with the availability form will shortly be sent round to the below players:

Tom Newman (Avon)
Colin Easton (Avon)
Richard Ellis (Chippenham Town)
David Murray (Highworth)
Tony Keating (Holt)
Dane Rose (Holt)
Wayne Snook (Holt)
Justin Davis (Holt)
Kyle Anderson (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Mel Biggs (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Andy Blake(Royal Wootton Bassett)
Chris Cheesley (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Neil Collett (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Kevin Embling (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Dave Godwin (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Craig Hatherall (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Graham Hatherall (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Craig Morphet (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Gary Morphet (Royal Wootton Bassett)
James Nobbs (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Graham Richards (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Alan Small (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Dave Snell (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Mike Snell (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Steve Snell (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Anthony Spruels (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Fraser Boynton (Salisbury)
Danny Russell (Salisbury)
Ashley Plumb (Salisbury)
Jamie Reynolds (Salisbury)
Jordan Moody (Salisbury)
Tom Warner (Salisbury)
Ashley Kierl (Spencer Moulton)
Russell Francis (Spencer Moulton)
Graham Shadwell (Spencer Moulton)
Jamie Shadwell (Spencer Moulton)
Tom Pittuck (Swindon Town Gardens)
Paul Kistle (Westlecot)
Gary Jackson (Westlecot)
Mike Jackson (Westlecot)
Michael Richards (Westlecot)
James Richman (Westlecot)
Mike Titcombe (Westlecot)

Thanks
Mike Jackson
Team Manager

Mike Jackson elected as Middleton Cup Manager

At the Bowls Wiltshire Men’s General Meeting held at Spencer Melksham BC yesterday, Mike Jackson of Westlecot BC, was elected as the Men’s Middleton Cup Manager, a post he will hold for the next four years.

Mike has vast experience of the Middleton Cup with over 130 appearances being the most by any man playing for Bowls Wiltshire.

We wish Mike all the best as the Middleton Cup Manager and hope he has much success in his new role.

 

 

 

Middleton Cup vs Gloucestershire team announced

The below players have been selected to represent Wiltshire in the final Middleton Cup match vs Gloucestershire on Saturday 7 July at Royal Wootton Bassett BC. All players to report by 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. Dress is county tops and whites.

If unable to play or any other problems please contact Neil Smith on 07747 755860.

 

Rink 1

Gary Jackson Westlecot
Chris Cheesley Royal Wootton Bassett
Gary Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett
Mel Biggs Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 2

James Richman Westlecot
Wayne Snook Holt
Graham Shadwell Spencer Moulton
Ben Gadd Holt

Rink 3

Andy Blake Royal Wootton Bassett
Craig Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett
Kyle Anderson Royal Wootton Bassett
Steve Snell Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 4

Phil Gregory Royal Wootton Bassett
Tom Warner Salisbury
Graham Hatherall Royal Wootton Bassett
Neil Collett Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 5

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

Rink 6

James Nobbs Royal Wootton Bassett
Ian Jefferies Westlecot
Mike Titcombe Westlecot
Neil Smith Royal Wootton Bassett

Reserves

 

Wayne Simmonds Holt
Tony Keating Holt
Adam Bolwell Spencer Moulton
Nick Revell Salisbury

 

Middleton Cup v Worcestershire Result

 MIDDLETON CUP 2018: Bowls Wiltshire v Worcestershire BA
Saturday 16 June 2018 @ Stourport BC
Wiltshire  Ends Ends Devon
Rink Skip 5 10 15 18 21 21 18 15 10 5 Skip Rink
1 Steve Snell 3 14 16 21 24 12 12 12 6 6 J Oliver
1
2 Neil Smith
6 8 12 13 18 22 19 15 9 2 R McCaughtrie
2
3 Mel Biggs
2 6 23 24 29 17 14 11 10 6 K Weaver
3
4 Graham Shadwell 5 9 13 16 17 20 18 16 8 1 R Moule 4
5 Neil Collett
2 7 13 14 18 30 25 22 14 6 S Poyner
5
6 Russell Francis 5 13 16 19 22 15 13 12 7 4 A Walters
6
Total 23 57 93 107 128 116 101 88 54 25 Total
Total Shots 128 116 Total Shots
Total Points 16 6 Total Points

 

Balcomb Trophy vs Worcestershire team announced

The below players have been selected to represent Wiltshire in the Balcomb Trophy Regional Finals vs Worcestershire on Sunday 24 June at 10am at Bristol BC, Duckmoor Road, Bristol. Please arrive by 9.30am.

This is a big match for us and so any support will be greatly appreciated! The winner of this match will play in the afternoon against the winner of Dorset and Cornwall to secure a place in the national semi final at Leamington Spa on Sunday 26 August.

Rink 1

Paul Kistle Westlecot
Graham Hatherall Royal Wootton Bassett
Russell Francis Spencer Moulton
Neil Collett Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 2

Gary Jackson Westlecot
Tom Warner Salisbury
Wayne Snook Holt
Ben Gadd Holt

Reserves to attend

Kyle Anderson Royal Wootton Bassett
Mike Titcombe Westlecot
All other Middleton Cup players are reserves if required

 

Balcomb Trophy v Gloucestershire success

 BALCOMB TROPHY 2018: Bowls Wiltshire v Gloucestershire 
Sunday 10 June 2018 @ Royal Wootton Bassett BC
Wiltshire  Ends Ends Gloucestershire
Rink Skip 5 10 15 18 21 21 18 15 10 5 Skip Rink
1 N Collett 9 18 23 27 27 16 13 12 8 5 N Kitchen 1
2 B Gadd 7 12 31 31 31 9 9 9 5 2 M Cuthbert 2
Total 16 30 54 58 58 25 22 21 13
7 Total

Wiltshire now face Worcestershire on Sunday 24 June at Bristol in the Regional Finals. The winner will face the winner of Dorset and either Warwickshire or Cornwall later that day for their spot in the semi final at Royal Leamington Spa. Team to be announced shortly.