Category Archives: Under 25s

BW Men’s White Rose Team win through to National Finals

BW Men’s White Rose Trophy squad yesterday qualified foe the National Finals at Leamington.

Despite some heavy downpours, which left the green unplayable at times, the ‘Wiltshire Moonrakers’ produced an excellent team performance to comfortably win each of their games. Over the course of the day they scored 49 shots and conceded only 16.

The weather was unkind to the less experienced ‘Wiltshire Warriors’. Having done extremely well to take a 12-6 lead over a strong Cornwall team, with 3 ends to play, they dropped 6 shots during a heavy downpour on the 13th end and were unable to score again. Their overall performance was very good, and they were also a credit to Bowls Wiltshire.

The Moonrakers will now proceed to the National Finals, at which we will aim to play a further 3 games, each of 15 ends, on Sunday 1 September at Leamington. The first of these will be against the ‘Durham Dynamos’.

Adam Tanner

BW Men’s Under 25 Team Manager

BW Men Select White Rose Trophy teams

Bowls Wiltshire Under 25s

Team Selection

White Rose Trophy

 

Date          Sunday 16 June 2019

Time         9.30am for 10.00am start

Dress        Whites; County Shirts

Venue       West Backwell BC, West Town Road, Backwell, North Somerset, BS48 3HQ

 

 

Wiltshire Moonrakers opening fixture – versus Dorset

Tom Newman Avon
James Richman Westlecot
Craig Hatherall Royal Wootton Bassett
Mike Titcombe Westlecot

 

Wiltshire Warriors opening Fixture – versus Cornwall

David Murray Highworth
Jake Webster Westlecot
Ben Choules Westlecot
Josh Fail Purton

 

Squad Members in relation to each rink (in alphabetical order)

Adam Bolwell Spencer Moulton
Nathan Richards Westlecot
George Twine Royal Wootton Bassett
James Vincent Salisbury

BW Men Under 25 in close encounter with Oxfordshire

The Bowls Wiltshire Under 25s enjoyed a very close and competitive game away to Oxfordshire on Sunday (12th May).

Although it took the visiting players a few ends to adjust to a slow green, they persevered well and grew into the game. Rinks skipped by James Vincent (17-18) and Adam Bolwell (21-23) were very narrowly beaten, and the one skipped by Mike Titcombe managed a narrow win (19-16) to leave a 57-57 overall draw. Scorecards are shown below.

The Oxfordshire team reached the national final of the 2017 White Rose competition, and this has become another very worthwhile annual early season fixture.

Adam Tanner

Under 25 Team Manager

 

BW Men Select Under 25 Team to play Oxfordshire

 

Bowls Wiltshire Under 25s

Team Selection

Vs Oxfordshire

 

Date          Sunday 12th May 2019

Time         2pm for 2.30pm start

Dress        Whites; County Shirts

Venue       Kidlington BC, Exeter Close, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB

 

Rink 1

James Richman Westlecot
George Twine Wootton Bassett
Ben Choules Westlecot
Adam Bolwell Spencer Moulton

Rink 2

Jake Webster Westlecot
David Murray Highworth
Josh Fail Purton
James Vincent Salisbury

Rink 3

Tom Newman Avon
Hayden Daniell Wootton Bassett
Craig Hatherall Wootton Bassett
Mike Titcombe Westlecot

 

 

Success for the Men’s Under 25’s

I’m pleased to report a successful start to the season for the Bowls Wiltshire U25s.

After beating Somerset on all 3 rinks at Chippenham Town BC on 28 April, we retained the Four Counties Tournament yesterday in Wootton Bassett, after winning on individual rinks against each of the 3 opposing counties.

Scorecard photos are shown below. Mike Titcombe’s rink managed a comfortable 25-8 win over Gloucestershire, a county which reached the semi finals of last year’s White Rose competition. Rinks skipped by Adam Bolwell and Tom Newman came from behind to beat Somerset and Worcestershire respectively.

We have a further 3-rink fixture to follow versus Oxfordshire at Kidlington BC at 2.30pm next Sunday, 12 May.

Best Regards,

Adam Tanner

Team Manager

U25 SWC League vs Cornwall Result

Match report from Team Manager, Adam Tanner:

I’m very pleased to report another convincing win in the South West Counties League, by 78 shots to 41 over Cornwall.

The rink skipped by Ben Choules led 16-1 after just 7 ends, and went on to win by 20 shots. Mike Titcombe’s rinks also led throughout the match, eventually finishing 24-12. Chris Poole’s rink dropped a 5 on the 18th end to trail with 3 ends remaining, but finished strongly to win 21-16

U25 SWC vs Somerset Result

Match report from Team Manager, Adam Tanner:

I’m pleased to report another strong win for our male U25s in the South West Counties League.

Rinks skipped by Craig Hatherall (26-15) and Chris Poole (22-20) both won. Although Craig Morphet’s rink was eventually beaten 27-21 by Chris Spurrey, an England U25 back-ender, it led for around half of the game.

We won the match 69-62 on shots, 10-2 on points, and have therefore scored 22 of a possible 24 points against competitive teams from Devon and Somerset.

We now move on to play Cornwall at Culm Vale BC in Devon next Sunday, 23 July. The team will shortly be confirmed.