Category Archives: Under 25s

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

 

Under 25 Friendly v Somerset

Please find below the team for the first Men’s Under 25 fixture this season – a four rink trial match away to Somerset.

Bowls Wiltshire Under 25s

Under 25 4 Rink Friendly

Team Selection

Wiltshire v Somerset

Date Sunday 23 April 2017

Time 1.30pm for 2pm start

Dress Whites; County Shirts

Venue Chew Stoke B.C, Wallycourt Road, Chew Stoke, Bristol, BS40 8XN

 

Rink 1

Ashley Peach Alderbury
Isaac Jacob Trowbridge Westbourne
Ben Choules Highworth
Gary Jackson Westlecot

Rink 2

Tom Newman Avon
John Hermon Garrards
James Vincent Alderbury
Craig Morphet Royal Wootton Bassett

Rink 3

Nathan Richards Westlecot
Bradley Frankham Spencer Moulton
Alex Wickham Chippenham Town
Chris Poole Holt

Rink 4

Josh Farrer Spencer Moulton
Sean Etherington Highworth
Liam Williams Box
James Richman Westlecot

 

BWM U25 SWC v Somerset 16th July

A report from Adam

We enjoyed a really good battle with a strong Somerset team during Saturday’s South West Counties League game. We led overall for much of the match, but eventually needed a great last bowl from Michael Titcombe to trail the jack for 4 shots and tie the main 3-rink fixture at 63-63. To demonstrate what a close game it was, we won two rinks by one shot and lost the other rink by two shots, giving us a 7-5 overall win on points.

BWM Under 25 Result and Team selection

Report from Adam

I’m pleased to report another good SWC win yesterday against Cornwall in Cullompton. We played a triple on one rink due to a late dropout, but two rinks won well, and the third lost narrowly, leaving an overall victory of 56.5 – 45.

We are now due to face Somerset next Saturday, 16 July at Spencer Melksham BC. We have the standard 3 rinks plus one development rink.

Bowls Wiltshire Under 25s

South West Counties League

Team Selection

Wiltshire v Somerset

 Date         Saturday 16 July 2016

Time         1.30pm for 2pm start

Dress         Whites; County Shirts

Venue       Spencer Melksham B.C, Beanacre Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8AG

SWC Rink 1

James Richman Highworth
Jamie Shadwell Spencer Moulton
Chris Poole Holt
Kyle Anderson Wootton Bassett

SWC Rink 2

Tom Newman Avon
Ashley Plumb Amesbury
Craig Morphet Westlecot
Tom Warner Amesbury

SWC Rink 3

Adam Bolwell Winsley
Ben Choules Highworth
Craig Hatherall Westlecot
Mike Titcombe Westlecot

Development Rink

John Hermon Garrards
George Twine Wootton Bassett
Josh Farrer Spencer Moulton
Alex Wickham Chippenham Town