Category Archives: Under 25s

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.

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