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Bowls Wiltshire Ladies South West Counties League vs Cornwall – 17th May 2022

Our ladies South West Counties team travelled to Tiverton West End Bowls Club on Tuesday to take on Cornwall in the opening fixture of this year’s South West Counties League.

This was a very evenly matched affair, with rink honours being split, each county winning 3 of the 6. Joan Coleman’s quartet went down by 10 shots, the rink skipped by Alison Fail suffered a narrow 7 shot defeat and despite only being 9 shots adrift at 15 ends, Laura Laytham & co were unfortunate to end up losing 33-11.

However, the 3 winning rinks produced some excellent displays, with S Griffiths, skipping a four combined of Supermarine and Wroughton, recording a 6 shot victory. Another Amesbury skip, Janice Rowe, recorded a 7 shot victory, managing to pull away from the opposition who had reduced the gap to just 2 shots with 3 ends to go.

The highlight though, and perhaps the difference maker overall, was the quartet skipped by Babs Salter, who recorded an astounding 41-5 win, adding a huge shot difference to ensure Wiltshire recorded a 10 shot victory overall.

A strong start for our ladies, well done to all involved!

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Friendly vs West Glamorgan – 11th May 2022

Our ladies travelled to Brynhyfrid Bowls Club last week to take on West Glamorgan in their opening fixture of the season.

This was a very strong performance overall, Wiltshire taking the spoils on 5 out of the 6 rinks, the only loss being a very marginal one on the rink skipped by Lesley Tratttles, 20 shots to 16.

Susan Griffiths and Babs Salter’s quartets were both involved in tight tussles but managed to come away with wins by 3 and 4 shots respectively. There were more comfortable victories recorded by Lynda Whittingham and Janice Rowe, who both won their respective rinks by 11 shots each. The highest shot difference recorded on the day was by Joan Coleman’s foursome, who produced an excellent final 6 ends to score 10 shots without reply, pulling away to a 24-9 win.

Overall, a 38 shot victory, 134-96, and a great start to the season. Well done to all involved.

Smith sisters win British Isles playoff! – 15th May 2022

After being crowned the 2021 National Pairs Champions, Katy & Lucy Smith were back in action at the weekend at the British Isles playoffs held at Oxford City & County. Unlike previous years, due to cancellations of previous championships and each country only being entitled to one representative, the girls had to defeat the 2019 National Champions from Lincolnshire, Sheila Plaskitt (Replaced by Helen Holroyd for this game) and Penny Strong in order to win the right to represent England at this years British Isles Championships, held at Llandrindod Wells at the end of June.

It was a fantastic display by the Wiltshire duo, who produced some excellent bowling to ensure they were the pairing to become England’s representatives. The foundations were set early on, building a 7-3 lead at 5 ends, and gradually pulling away from their opposition to lead 11-5 at 10 ends, 16-8 at 15 ends, before securing victory with 2 ends still to play, the Lincolnshire pair conceding at 20-10.

We wish the girls all the very best when the time comes for them to embark on their quest to bring the British Isles title home to England, and to Wiltshire!

BW Middleton Cup Trial Team to play Gloucestershire

The Middleton Cup Trial Team to play against Gloucestershire on Saturday 21 May starting at 2.00pm (arrive for 1.30pm).

The Match is being played at Royal Wootton Bassett. Dress is County Shirts and Whites.

Lead Adam Bolwell Lead Dave Snell
Two Chris Cheesley Two Tony Keating
Three Neil Smith Three Neil Yeoman
Skip Neil Collett Skip Graham Shadwell

 

Lead Shaun Hicks Lead James Richman
Two Jeremy Haselton Two Tom Pittuck
Three Mike Titcombe Three Tom Walkley
Skip Scott Edwards Skip Russ Francis

 

Lead Dane Rose Lead Wayne Simmonds
Two Mike Richards Two Ashley Keirl
Three Graham Hatherall Three Mel Biggs
Skip Steve Snell Skip Mike Snell

Squad members to attend

Mike Jackson
Tom Warner
Dave Godwin

Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v Bowls Cornwall

BOWLS CORNWALL v BOWLS WILTSHIRE
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 27 June 2022 Culm Vale BC, Exeter Road, Cullompton
Devon, EX15 1DW
Commence :- 2.00 pm Contact:-
Queenie Broom 01884 798342
HAROLD BIRD CHIPPENHAM PARK L BOB HOLDOM MERE
DAVE RICHARDS DEVIZES 2 HAROLD JONES ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
NEIL GILLESPIE SALISBURY 3 JOHN WOODHOUSE AVON
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S DAVE  WILLIAMS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
JIM CARSON ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT L ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY
JACK PETERSON SUPERMARINE 2 PHILIP WELLS CHIPPENHAM PARK
GARY HUBBARD CHIPPENHAM PARK 3 GERRY TINSON CHIPPENHAM PARK
JOHN CROWDER IPP PRESIDENT S STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK
STEVE McPAKE CHIPPENHAM PARK L TERRY COOK AVON
ALAN ROBERTS CHIPPENHAM PARK 2 IVAN HADLOW CHIPPENHAM PARK
ANDY DURRANT AVON 3 PLAYER REQUIRED
DANNY HOLLAND AVON S PLAYER REQUIRED

Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v Bowls Isle of Wight

BOWLS ISLE OF WIGHT v BOWLS WILTSHIRE
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 20 June 2022 Totland Bay BC, The Broadway,
Totland, PO39 0AT
Commence :- 1.00 pm Contact:-
Margaret Remouf 01963 753704
ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY L TERRY COOK AVON
BOB HILES SWINDON 2 STEVE GREGORY SALISBURY
PHILIP WELLS CHIPPENHAM PARK 3 GRAHAM ANNETTS SALISBURY
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S DAVE  WILLIAMS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
HAROLD BIRD CHIPPENHAM PARK L STEVE McPAKE CHIPPENHAM PARK
JIM WHITE SALISBURY 2 FRANK BOTTING SALISBURY
NEIL GILLESPIE SALISBURY 3 GERRY TINSON CHIPPENHAM  PARK
JOHN CROWDER IPP PRESIDENT S DANNY HOLLAND AVON
JIM CARSON ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT L PETER SANDERS PEWSEY VALE
HAROLD JONES ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT 2 ANDY DURRANT AVON
PINO VERRINI ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT 3 JOHN WOODHOUSE AVON
ALAN SMALL ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT S STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK

Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v City & County of Bristol

BOWLS WILTSHIRE v CITY & COUNTY OF BRISTOL
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 17 June 2022 Avon BC, Melksham House, Market Place
Melksham, SN12 6ES
Commence :- 2.00 pm Contact:-
Colin Easton 07783 944950
RICK PERKINS SWINDON NORTH END L DAVE LONGHURST HAYDON WICK
DENNIS MAY SWINDON NORTH END 2 DAVE RICHARDS DEVIZES
PAUL POPE SWINDON NORTH END 3 DANNY HOLLAND AVON
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S DAVE  WILLIAMS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
TERRY COOK AVON L WAYNE CLARKE HAYDON WICK
ANDY DURRANT AVON 2 MICHAEL JONES ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
JOHN WOODHOUSE AVON 3 STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK
JOHN CROWDER IPP PRESIDENT S ALAN SMALL ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY L GARY HUBBARD CHIPPENHAM PARK
ANDY WATSON JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT 2 PHILIP WELLS CHIPPENHAM PARK
ROY JENNINGS CALNE 3 GERRY TINSON CHIPPENHAM PARK
ALFIE MASLEN WINSLEY S MARTIN SALTER WROUGHTON

Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v Bowls Hampshire

BOWLS HAMPSHIRE v BOWLS WILTSHIRE
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 13 June 2022 Andover BC, Recreation Ground, Vigo Road,
Andover, SP10 1HL
Commence :- 2.00 pm Contact:-
Jill Ross 07990 978731
LES MANWARING MERE L STEVE GREGORY SALISBURY
JIM CARSON ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT 2 BOB FREDERICKS SALISBURY
PETER SANDERS PEWSEY VALE 3 HAROLD JONES ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S DAVE  WILLIAMS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY L JIM WHITE SALISBURY
GARY HUBBARD CHIPPENHAM PARK 2 KEN BRAY AVON
ROGER EASTON TROWBRIDGE WESTBOURNE 3 RICHARD FRANCIS TROWBRIDGE TOWN
JOHN CROWDER IPP PRESIDENT S STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK
FRANK BOTTING SALISBURY L JOHN HURLE SALISBURY
IVAN HADLOW CHIPPENHAM PARK 2 DAVE RICHARDS DEVIZES
NEIL GILLESPIE SALISBURY 3 PLAYER REQUIRED
GERRY TINSON CHIPPENHAM PARK S PLAYER REQUIRED

Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v Worcestershire BA

BOWLS WILTSHIRE v WORCESTERSHIRE B.A.
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 9 June 2022 Swindon Road, Highworth
Swindon, SN6 7SJ
Commence :- 2.00 pm Contact:-
Linda Young 01793 763973
DAVID FREMLIN RAMSBURY & ALDBOURNE L GERRY TINSON CHIPPENHAM PARK
BOB BLACK RAMSBURY & ALDBOURNE 2 STEVE GREGORY SALISBURY
KEITH EVILL RAMSBURY & ALDBOURNE 3 ROY JENNINGS CALNE
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S DAVE  WILLIAMS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
STEVE McPAKE CHIPPENHAM PARK L JIM WHITE SALISBURY
IVAN HADLOW CHIPPENHAM PARK 2 MICHAEL JONES ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
ALAN ROBERTS CHIPPENHAM PARK 3 ANDY WATSON JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT
STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK S GRAHAM ANNETTS SALISBURY
ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY L TBC HIGHWORTH
BOB HILES SWINDON 2 TBC HIGHWORTH
JACK PETERSON SUPERMARINE 3 TBC HIGHWORTH
NEIL GILLESPIE SALISBURY S TBC HIGHWORTH