Category Archives: Under 25s

White Rose Trophy vs Worcestershire Result

Match report from Adam Tanner of the Under 25 County Double Rink competition vs Worcestershire played at Royal Wootton Bassett this morning:
I’m very pleased to report another strong win, 53-33, this time against a Worcestershire team which finished as national runners up in 2014 (and beat Wiltshire en route).
Craig Morphet’s rink had a tough draw against England U25 back ender Luke Lane, but put themselves 8-0 up after just 2 ends with some excellent early bowling. They went on to win 23-19 after 19 ends.
Mike Titcombe’s rink managed an excellent 30-14 win. Although they dropped a 6 on the 12th end, they immediately scored a 5 in response, and that was the only time all day that they dropped more than a single shot on an end. Scorecards and a team photo are below.
Once again, the character and spirit throughout the team was excellent. Thanks to everyone who was there to support us.
After 5 consecutive weekends of U25 bowling, we now have a breather, which has been well earned. On Sunday 18 June we will play the regional finals at Bristol BC. If we win in the morning, we will play again in the afternoon for a place in the National Semi-Final in Leamington. Opponents are yet to be confirmed. I will be in touch well in advance to let you know the draw and our chosen team.
Rink scores:
Jamie Shadwell/Chris Poole/Ben Choules/Craig Morphet beat Luke Lane 23-19
James Richman/Jordan Moody/Craig Hatherall/Mike Titcombe beat Glenn Weaver 30-14

White Rose U25 vs Gloucestershire Result

On Sunday morning the White Rose U25 team played a tough Gloucestershire outfit at Royal Wootton Bassett in the preliminary round of the Under 25 Double Rink competition.

Adam Tanner, Team Manager, is delighted to announce that Wiltshire beat Gloucestershire by 21 shots – the most convincing win that the team has had in Adam’s seven years as manager.

Mike Titcombe made his debut at skip and was drawn to skip against Nathan Kitchen, an England U25 skip. However, this did not phase Mike or his fellow players and the Wiltshire rink won by 11 shots, scoring a 6 and two 5s in the process. Craig Morphet skipped the other rink containing two young debutants to a 10 shot win. Each rink only dropped more than 1 shot 3 times, which showed real maturity and discipline. Adam is very proud of them all.

Our support was excellent, and Adam would like to thank everyone who was there yesterday – it’s much appreciated.
The White Rose team starts again from scratch next Sunday morning, at home to Worcestershire, and the full team will be announced shortly.
Please see a picture of the team below

Under 25 White Rose Trophy team vs Gloucestershire

The below players have been selected to represent Wiltshire in the U25 White Rose Trophy first round vs Gloucestershire.

The game will be held at Royal Wootton Bassett BC on Sunday 14 May. Dress code will be whites and county shirts and can all players arrive by 10am for a 10.30am start.

This is a big match for us and so any support will be greatly appreciated!

Rink 1

James Richman Westlecot
Chris Poole Holt
Craig Hatherall Westlecot
Michael Titcombe Westlecot

Rink 2

Gary Jackson Westlecot
Jamie Shadwell Spencer Moulton
Ben Choules Highworth
Craig Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett

U25 friendly versus Oxfordshire

Match report from U25 Team Manager, Adam Tanner

 

On Saturday we travelled to South Oxford bowls club to play Oxfordshire County U25 in a warm-up game for our White Rose fixture and county games this year. It was a tough fixture against an Oxfordshire side which last season reached the national final of the White Rose Trophy. This represented an ideal test for us.

The rink of Jamie Shadwell, George Twine, David Murray and Ben Choules won a low scoring game 17-11. Kyle Anderson also had a strong win, and Michael Titcombe lost narrowly. Although a rink skipped by Ashley Peach was more heavily beaten, this was a very inexperienced rink, and I was very pleased with their performances and conduct. Although we lost the match 80-70, it’s worth mentioning that we had the better of the Oxfordshire rinks which contained their White Rose Trophy players.

A team for next weekend’s White Rose Trophy fixture versus Gloucestershire is being finalised, and will shortly be published.

Rink Scores:

Jamie Shadwell/George Twine/David Murray/Ben Choules won 17-11

Jordan Moody/Chris Poole/Craig Morphet/Mike Titcombe lost 18 – 21

James Richman/Adam Bolwell/Craig Hatherall/Kyle Anderson won 23-15

John Hermon/Jack Wilkins/Bradley Frankham/Ashley Peach lost 12-33

 

Under 25 Four Counties Tournament Result

Match report from U25 Team Manager, Adam Tanner

 

Bank Holiday Monday saw the Wiltshire U25 team head to Cheltenham for the annual Four Counties Tournament involving Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. It was a very positive and useful afternoon for both myself and the players.

Despite winning two rinks (one again against Worcestershire and one against Somerset) and only narrowly losing by 1 shot against Gloucestershire, it wasn’t enough to beat Somerset, whose slightly better shot difference saw them lift the trophy, with Wiltshire in a good second.

 

Rink Scores:

Jordan Moody/Jamie Shadwell/Gary Jackson/Mike Titcombe lost 20 – 21 vs Gloucestershire

Tom Newman/Chris Poole/Craig Hatherall/Kyle Anderson won 21 – 16 vs Worcestershire

James Richman/Ben Choules/Adam Bolwell/Craig Morphet won 17-15 vs Somerset

 

Result of U25 Friendly vs Somerset

Match report from U25 Team Manager, Adam Tanner

 

I am pleased to say that we started the season with a 73 – 70 win over Somerset.

We only won on one rink with Chris Poole managing an impressive 29-11 win. However, each of the other rinks showed good character to reduce their deficits during the final six ends and give us the match. I was very pleased with the performance, especially in view of how early in the season we are.

Rink Scores:

Ashley Peach/Isaac Jacobs/Ben Choules/Gary Jackson lost 16 – 19

Tom Newman/John Hermon/James Vincent/Craig Morphet lost 16 – 18

Josh Farrer/David Murray/Liam Williams/James Richman lost 12 – 22

Nathan Richards/Bradley Frankham/Alex Wickham/Chris Poole won 29 – 11

Bowls Wiltshire 73 – Somerset 70

Under 25 game vs Oxfordshire U25

The following players (in alphabetical order) have been selected to play in a four rink match against Oxfordshire Under 25s at South Oxfordshire BC on Saturday 6 May. Please arrive by 10.00am for a 10.30am start. Dress code: Whites & County Shirts

The playing order will be announced following the 4 Counties Tournament on Monday 1 May.

Kyle Anderson Royal Wootton Bassett
Adam Bolwell Spencer Moulton
Ben Choules Highworth
Bradley Frankham Spencer Moulton
Craig Hatherall Westlecot
Jordan Moody Salisbury
Craig Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett
David Murray Highworth
Ashley Peach Amesbury
Chris Poole Holt
James Richman Westlecot
Jamie Shadwell Spencer Moulton
Michael Titcombe Westlecot
George Twine Royal Wootton Bassett
Alex Wickham Chippenham Town
Jack Wilkins Supermarine

Men’s Under 25 team announced for Four Counties Tournament

Bowls Wiltshire Under 25 Manager Adam Tanner today announced the team to represent the county at the Four Counties Tournament being held at Cheltenham BC on Monday 1st May at 2.00pm.

Rink 1

Tom Newman Avon
Chris Poole Holt
Craig Hatherall Westlecot
Kyle Anderson Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 2

Jordan Moody Salisbury
Jamie Shadwell Spencer Moulton
Gary Jackson Westlecot
Michael Titcombe Westlecot

Rink 3

James Richman Westlecot
Ben Choules Highworth
Adam Bolwell Spencer Moulton
Craig Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett