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Last Chance to Order County Clothing for start of 2020 season.

If you haven’t ordered your County Shirt, Jacket or Gilet there is another opportunity to obtain one in time for the new season as long as you place your order by the 31st January.

Please see last post on the website for information on the Jacket & Gilet sizes and Costs

Please place your order with Neil Gillespie by email (email hidden; JavaScript is required)










Bowls Wiltshire to place new order for County Jackets & Gilets

To avoid the New Year price increase, order your Bowls Wiltshire Jackets & Gilets by

30th December 2019

The jackets come with a choice of Elasticated or Velcro cuffs and Mesh or Fleece linings.

The current Ladies jackets and gilets are still valid for the next three years – to 2022.




  • Mens S, M, L, XL & Ladies 2XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL = £40.00
  • Mens 2XL and above & Ladies 3XL (20) and above = £42.00

Add £2.00 if you require Fleece lining.


  • Ladies 2XS (6) to 2XL (18) = £36.00
  • Ladies 3XL (20) and above = £38.00   


Please send your order by email to email hidden; JavaScript is required to include details of

  • size,
  • preferred lining (fleece or mesh)
  • and preferred cuff (Elasticated or Velcro).

When you receive an invoice from BW with details of the item(s), please pay directly into the BW bank account. Once the payment is received your order will be added to the list. The minimum Bowls Wiltshire order is for 10 items.

Jacket Sizes:

 Mens Sizes:

Ladies Sizes:

The Jacket sizes are treated the same (Mesh or Fleece), but naturally the fleece ones will be feel a little snugger. The sleeve lengths are not customisable for either Mens or Ladies jackets.



Date:   4th December 2019

President Dave presents cheque to his Charity VICTA

Bowls Wiltshire President Dave Williams recently visited the offices of VICTA , who help Children and Young Adults who are blind or partially sighted, to hand over a cheque for £1700 which he raised during his Presidential year.

The picture below shows Dave handing over his cheque at VICTA’s offices in Milton Keynes.


Below is a Certificate Dave has recently received in recognition of his efforts in raising this amount of money for his chosen charity.

Congratulations Dave a great effort.

BW Men’s President backs Elvis on Tour

During last weekends BW Men’s Presidents Tour in Taunton the Tourists were entertained by an Elvis Presley Tribute artist and Men’s President Dave Williams decided to support him.

The photograph below shows President Dave Williams (Chippenham Park), John Woodhouse (Avon) and guitarist Ian Francis (Spencer Moulton) with the Elvis tribute artist Don Fox from Hertfordshire.

Wiltshire Bowlers win British National Championship Senior Fours for England

In this mornings British National Championship Senior Fours Final, Kevin Embling, Graham Richards, Alan Small & Dave Snell from Royal Wootton Bassett, representing England, beat Scotland 17 shots to 14.

On behalf of all bowlers in Wiltshire I would like to congratulate them for a fantastic achievement.


Administrator to Bowls Wiltshire




EBYDS – Wiltshire County Finals

On Sunday 24th February 2019, the Wiltshire EBYDS (English Bowls Youth Development Scheme) finals were held at Five Rivers Indoor Bowls Club. The bowlers are split into Seniors and Juniors sections and play a round robin competition in the morning and four skills tests in the Afternoon. Each event is marked with the totals added to find the winners in each section.

The event was well attended by Parents, Helpers and Coaches and we thank all of them. A special thanks to Five Rivers for hosting the event and to WIBA who helped fund the event.

The results are:

1               Emily Jacob – 61 points – N Wilts
2               Kerry Hatherall – 56 Points – Westlecot
3               Arthur Brown – 52 points – N Wilts
4               Andrew Mardle – 50 points – N Wilts
5               Ellise Ambridge – 37 points – N Wilts
6               Eddie Mason – 33 points – Five Rivers
1               Zoe Fletcher – 60 points – Westlecot
2               Evan Boynton – 42 points – Five Rivers
3               Marissa Ambridge – 34 points – N Wilts
4               Olli Joyce – 17 points – N Wilts
Congratulations to you all. It was a fine display of skill. All the players were presented with Certificates of Attendance and the winners their respective trophies.
There will probably be a Regional event in April where the Wiltshire players will meet the Worcestershire finalists. The winners and runner ups from the two sections at the Regional Finals will then play at the National EBYDS Finals later in the year.
Below is a picture of one of the exercises and then a group photograph of Bowlers and the Coaches who ran the event.

EBYDS – Playing with weight exercise

EBYDS – Wiltshire Finalists and Coaches