Category Archives: Under 25s

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.

Junior Pairs Semi Final

In the Junior Pairs played at Devizes this morning Gary Jackson (Westlecot) & Kyle Anderson (Royal Wootton Bassett) beat Craig Hatherall & Mike Titcombe (Westlecot) 21 – 12. The other semi final saw Chris Poole (Holt) & Tom Newman (Avon) defeat Ben Choules (Highworth) & Craig Morphet of (Royal Wootton Bassett) 19 -14.

U25 South West Counties vs Somerset

The following players have been selected to represent Bowls Wiltshire U25s in their second South West Counties match against Somerset on Saturday 15 July. The match will be played at Clevedon BC, Knoll Paddock, Chapel Hill, Princes Road, Clevedon, Somerset, BS21 7LL.

Please arrive by 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Dress code will be county shirts and whites below the waist.

 

Rink 1

George Twine Royal Wootton Bassett
Isaac Jacob Trowbridge Westbourne
Ben Choules Highworth
Craig Hatherall Westlecot

Rink 2

Jordan Moody Salisbury
Liam Williams Box
Ashley Peach Amesbury
Michael Titcombe Westlecot

Rink 3

David Murray Highworth
John Hermon Garrads
James Vincent Alderbury
Craig Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett

U25 South West Counties vs Devon Result

Report from Team Manager, Adam Tanner:

I’m very pleased to report an excellent win over Devon in our opening South West Counties fixture versus Devon at Taunton Deane BC on Sunday.

Although Chris Poole’s rink was a player short due to a late dropout, and therefore needed to have a quarter of their score withdrawn, they still won 24.75 – 12. Michael Titcombe won 29-12 and Craig Morphet won 27-14.

There is no such thing as an easy game versus Devon but, as reflected by the scores, the performances and attitudes of our players were excellent. High standards continued to the very end (partly because the rinks were quietly competing between themselves to see which could manage the highest margin!).

Our next fixture comes at Clevedon BC versus Somerset on 15 July, and a team will be circulated soon.

Rink scores:

David Murray/Jamie Shadwell/Chris Poole (1 player short) beat S Apsey 24.75 – 12

Nathan Richards/John Hermon/James Vincent/Mike Titcombe beat C Thompson 29-12

Jordan Moody/Isaac Jacobs/James Richman/Craig Morphet beat J Tinham 27-14

White Rose Trophy Regional Finals Result

Match report from Adam Tanner of the Under 25 County Double Rink competition vs Devon played at West Backwell BC, Somerset on Sunday:

We led by 7 shots after 10 ends and were just 2 shots behind after 16 ends, however unfortunately the boys couldn’t get back in front and were unable to chase the high tallies that were eventually needed during the final couple of ends.

In the afternoon Devon beat Somerset to qualify for the National Finals. Devon have won the National Title 4 times in the last 8 seasons.

We now move on to our South West Counties League fixtures, the first of which is against Devon again, next Sunday 25 June at Taunton Deane BC. The team will be announced shortly.

Rink scores:

James Richman/Chris Poole/Craig Hatherall/Mike Titcombe lost to Harry Goodwin 20-29

Gary Jackson/Jamie Shadwell/Ben Choules/Craig Morphet lost to Dom Tuckett 16-23

Under 25 White Rose Trophy team for Regional Finals

The below players have been selected to represent Wiltshire in the U25 White Rose Trophy Regional Finals.

The game will be held at West Backwell BC, The Recreation Ground, Backwell, Somerset, BS48 3HG on Sunday 18 June. Dress code will be whites and county shirts and can all players arrive by 9.30am for a 10.00am start. The first match will be against Devon and if we win we will play the winner of Cornwall and Somerset in the afternoon to book a place at the National Finals at Leamington Spa.

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

Reserves to attend

Jordan Moody Salisbury

 

White Rose Regional Finals

Today Bowls England announced the draw for the regional finals of the U25 White Rose Trophy.

Wiltshire will play at West Backwell Bowls Club in Somerset on Sunday 18 June and will face Devon in the morning, whilst Somerset will play against Cornwall. The winners of each match will then face in the afternoon with the winner securing their place in the National Semi-Finals at Leamington Spa on 3 September.

Team Manager, Adam Tanner, will announce the team shortly so please keep an eye on the website.

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