Category Archives: Under 25s

White Rose report from Adam Tanner

Unfortunately our White Rose team narrowly lost to Gloucestershire on Sunday morning. In a closely contested game, in which neither team led by a margin beyond single figures at any stage, the final overall score was 38-35.

The margins were very fine, and we came very close to winning the match on the final end. On an extremely hot day, on which we were missing the experience and ability of 2 of our key players, I was very pleased with the efforts and mentality of our team.

Gloucestershire went on in the afternoon to beat Somerset and qualify for the national finals, and we were unfortunate not to have the opportunity to do so ourselves. Only 1 of Sunday’s players will go overage ahead of next season, and most of our team are aged 21 or under, so the prospects ahead of next season look good.

 

Best Regards,

Adam

Bowls Wiltshire Youth Academy Launch Day

Further to our recent communication and the move to Stage 4 Covid restrictions from this week, Bowls Wiltshire are now hoping to hold the formal launch event for the Bowls Wilts Youth Academy on Sunday 19th September.

This inaugural event will be led by Ellen Falkner MBE (Commonwealth Medallist and Coach Bowls Coach) and is open to all under 25s.

The day will comprise a series of training exercises and games supported by the Wiltshire County Coaching Team.

In order to secure this date and confirm arrangements, we urgently need to know how many of our youth bowlers would be able to attend on this date.

Please can we ask you to contact any of your U25s and email back with contact information for anyone interested as soon as possible and by 31st July at the latest.

 

Please ask any youth bowlers interested, or wanting further information about this or other youth academy events, to contact:

Sue Fletcher

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01793 815201

White Rose team just fall short

Bowls Wiltshire White Rose team were narrowly defeated by 4 shots at Chew Stoke this morning by Gloucestershire.

Wiltshire Score Score Gloucestershire
Team 1 Jack Crowder

18

   VS

21

F Williamson
Charlie Williamson A White
Ben Choules J Williams
James Richman B Coldrick
Team 2 Nathan Richards

17

18

J Grover
Alfie Holland A Smith
Adam Bolwell J Hibbard
Connor Rabey J Phillips

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies select Amy Rose Bowl team

Please see below the team selected to represent Wiltshire in the Amy Rose Bowl in the Regional Finals at Ilminster on Sunday 18th July

 

Charlotte Daniell

Louise Rose

Georgina Newman

Kathryn Yeoman

 

Rachel Martin

Zoe Fletcher

Emily Jacobs

Joanna Hicks

 

They will be holding a final practice at Wroughton on Friday evening.

White Rose team off to a winning start

Yesterday, our White Rose team managed an excellent 56-26 win over an experienced Warwickshire team, which contained several Middleton Cup team members.

Wiltshire made a solid start on both rinks, and held an aggregate lead of 15-5 after 5 ends and 22-15 after 10 ends.

The game moved heavily in our favour after this point, when Connor Rabey’s rink played some outstanding bowls to score 16 shots in just 3 ends. Following this, both rinks played controlled and sensible bowls to extend the aggregate lead to 30 shots, at which point Warwickshire conceded the game.

Rink Scores:

Nathan Richards, Alfie Holland, Adam Bolwell and Connor Rabey beat Scott Ashby 35-5 (19 ends)

Jack Crowder, Jake Webster, Ben Choules and James Richman tied with Jordan Ward 21-21 (18 ends)

This takes us through to the Regional Finals, which will be held on Sunday 18 July. Further details will be given beforehand.

Adam Tanner

Team Manager

BW Men team to play Warwickshire in the White Rose Trophy

 

Bowls Wiltshire Under 25s

Team Selection

White Rose Trophy

 

Date                   Sunday 4 July 2021

Time                  10.30am for 11.00am start

Opponents        Warwickshire

Venue                Westlecot BC, SN1 4EU

 

Jack Crowder Avon
Jake Webster Westlecot
Ben Choules Westlecot
James Richman Westlecot

 

Nathan Richards Westlecot
Alfie Holland Avon
Adam Bolwell Spencer Moulton
Connor Rabey Avon

 

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