Emma Maslen from Avon won the Ladies Unbadged at Devizes yesterday. In the semi-final she beat Val Ringham of Chippenham Town 17-13 and then went on to beat Sue Fletcher from Wroughton 15-8 in the final. Sue Fletcher had earlier beaten Lynn Hicks from Devizes 14-8.
Lawrence Smith from Royal Wootton Bassett won the Bowls Wiltshire Men’s Unbadged final at the County finals yesterday when he beat Robbie Ferguson of Wanborough 21 – 7
Broughton Gifford won the battle of the Villages when they beat Pewsey Vale in the Bowls Wiltshire’s Tourist Trophy yesterday at Devizes with an aggregate score of 59 -19.
In the Men’s Over 60 Triples Eric Collier, Dave Mitchell and Colin Baker from Purton dropped 8 shots on the first two ends against Norman Gould, Mike Tyler & Mick Crook but then took control of the match eventually winning 21 – 17.
Dave Godwin from Royal Wootton Bassett won two National Competitions at the County Finals held at Devizes yesterday. In the morning he played in the Pairs with Steve Snell beating Wayne Simmonds & Wayne Snook from Holt 17-16 then in the afternoon he played Wayne Snook again, this time in the Singles 21 – 4.
After 19 ends Dawn Toomer & David Parker-Smith from Wilton were leading Alison Fail & Paul Boyles from Purton by four shots but on the last two ends they dropped three shots to narrowly win 21 – 20.
Jenny Couch, Jayne Edwards & Peter Sanders from Spencer Melksham today beat James Bryant, Katherine Riach & Graham Strevens from Stratton Churchway in the Bowls Wiltshire Officers Triples played at the County Finals at Devizes.
Gary Jackson of Westlecot this morning beat Brian Whittingham, also from Westlecot, in the Greenkeepers competition held at Devizes BC.
Bowls England this morning released the names of those selected for Senior International trials to be at Royal Leamington Spa on the 22nd of September.
Alison Fail of Purton has been named on the Ladies list while Steve Snell has been named as an attending reserve on the Men’s.