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Janet Daniell’s Gala Day

Please find below details of a Two Wood Ladies’ Triples Gala day at Royal Wootton Bassett Bowls Club on Saturday 22 July 2017.

£18 entry fee per team and all monies raised will be donated to Breast Cancer Research UK. There are also numerous raffle prizes that have been donated from several local organisations with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research UK.

Information Poster

Entry Form

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies select their team to meet Cornwall in the SWCL

The following players have been selected to face Cornwall in the SWCL at Tiverton West End BC on the 16th May starting at 1.30pm.

Please arrive by 1.00pm.

If unable to play please contact Mary Jones on 01380 724562

J Corbett Wroughton Christobel Francis Spencer Melk A R-Phare North Wilts
Y Savin Chippenham T E Oliver Haydon wick V Baskerville Chippenham T
J Bull Amesbury J Collier Box K Kirby Blue Circle
M Annetts Salisbury C Grenfell Box B  Salter Wroughton
A Hindley Wilton C Mitchell Purton J Hunt Wanborough
S Garlick Devizes S Gravell Town Gardens B Lilley Devizes
D Davis Wanborough F Mace North Wilts M Woolley Alderbury
J Willis Stratton Ch’way A Fail Purton R Fitzpatrick Chippenham T
Reserves to attend J Coyle & J Coleman
On stanby G Hibberd & P Jones

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies selection for their second trial at Wroughton

The following have been selected for the BWL Johns Trial to be held at Wroughton BC on Saturday 6th May 1.30pm.

Please arrive by 1.00pm

If unable to play please contact Mary Jones on 01380 724562

M Cooke Broughton Gifford G Hibberd Wilton M Jordan Highworth
C Daniell Wootton Bassett M Dowthwaite Wroughton B Lilley Devizes
J Coleman Amesbury D  Davis Wanborough R Fitzpatrick Chippenham T
J Willis Stratton Ch’way L Young Highworth K Yeoman Box
A R-Phare North Wilts C Mitchell Purton L Smith Wootton Bassett
L Stanford Amesbury M Annetts Salisbury L Trattles Wilton
S Garlick Devizes A Fail Purton L Laytham Town Gardens
J Taylor Box A Jacobs Box S Cooke Box
K Smith Wootton Bassett K Little Box J Hunt Wanborough
G Newman Avon D Toomer Wilton M Daniell Wootton Bassett
D Shadwell Box J Hicks Highworth J Collier Box
M Hartley Avon C Grenfell Box D Godwin Spencer Melk
W Anderson Stratton ch’way J Corbett Wroughton P Murray Wootton Bassett
M Kilburn Supermarine G Nash Wootton Bassett J Couch Spencer Melk
M Woolley Alderbury J Bull Amesbury J Rowe Amesbury
F Mace North Wilts B Salter Wroughton K Kirby Blue Circle
Reserves in alphabetic order V Baskerville & D Edwards

Howard Pryse awarded Bowls England Life Membership

Wiltshire’s Howard Pryse was awarded Bowls England Life Membership at the AGM held on Saturday 25th February in recognition of his outstanding service to the sport at club, county and national level.

Howard, from Swindon BC, moved to England from his native Wales and made 88 Middleton Cup appearances for his county Wiltshire, and played a key role at skip when they won the coveted title for the one and only time in 1986. In later years, he performed the role of both Middleton Cup Selector and Team Manager.

His performances earnt him international trials but it was as off the green that he would make an impact on the sport for the greater good of his fellow members, and his reputation as a bowls administrator goes before him.

Bowls England Board Chair David Mitchell-Gears MBE, who presented the honour, said: “Howard served in many roles – most notably as County Secretary and being one of the pioneers of the Wiltshire Bowls Joint Council in 1998, which brought together senior officers from the male and female outdoor and indoor sections for the greater good of the sport as a whole. Nationally, he served the English Bowling Association with distinction, and has continued to serve as Finance Director for Bowls England since its formation. In addition to his normal duties, he led the Working Party that negotiated the move to Royal Leamington Spa – a move that secures the future of the sport for both this and future generations. It is thanks to his influence, foresight, energy, determination and persistence that Bowls England sits today in such a healthy financial position. The honour of Life Membership bestowed upon Howard is richly deserved and it gave me great pleasure to present the award.”


Howard said: “It was a great surprise for me on Saturday and for once I was speechless! It has been a pleasure to contribute to the success of Bowls England together with my fellow Board Members, County Associations and Staff Members.”