Middleton Cup 2018 first trial

The following players are invited to the Middleton Cup First Trial to be held at Royal Wootton Bassett on Saturday 12 May at 10.00am. Please arrive by 9.30am. Dress code Greys & Bowls Top.

The trial was originally scheduled for Sunday 13 May, but due to the White Rose Under 25 match on the Sunday, the trial has been re-scheduled for the Saturday.

Message from Middleton Cup manager, Neil Smith:

This is probably the largest number of players we have asked to attend a Middleton Cup trial, the selection committee feel it’s important to reward players for good performances, so we are prepared to give you a chance.

It’s very important for everyone to start the season positively, we don’t have long before the Devon game and even less time before the Prelim Balcomb match, also against Devon on Sunday 27 May at Topsham 12pm, we all need to hit the ground running, so we are in good shape when we face Devon.

We have mixed the rinks up a little so we can explore lots of possibilities, we want to see you all on top form so it makes our job really difficult. The trial will be a full game, we may make the odd positional change if we feel we need too.

There will be rolls available after the game.

The team to play Hampshire on Saturday 19th 2pm @ RWB will be on the website on Sunday 13th.


Rink 1

Phil Gregory (Royal Wootton Bassett) Paul Kistle (Westlecot)
Graham Hatherall (Royal Wootton Bassett) Anthony Sprules (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Tom Warner (Salisbury) Justin Davis (Holt)
Neil Collett (Royal Wootton Bassett) Gary Morphet (Royal Wootton Bassett)

Rink 2

Dave Murray (Highworth) James Richman (Westlecot)
Craig Morphet (Royal Wootton Bassett) Fraser Boynton (Salisbury)
Mike Titcombe (Westlecot) Craig Hatherall (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Mel Biggs (Royal Wootton Bassett) Wayne Snook (Holt)

Rink 3

Andy Blake (Royal Wootton Bassett) Wayne Simmonds (Holt)
Kyle Anderson (Royal Wootton Bassett) Colin Easton (Avon)
Steve Snell (Royal Wootton Bassett) Mike Jackson (Westlecot)

Rink 4

Tony Keating (Holt) Tom Newman (Avon)
Jamie Reynolds (Salisbury) Tom Pittuck (Swindon Town Gardens)
Mike Richards (Westlecot) Tom Walkley (Royal Wootton Bassett)

Rink 5

Gary Jackson (Westlecot) Gary Fippen (Spencer Moulton)
Jordan Moody (Salisbury) Neil Yeoman (Broughton Gifford)
Mike Snell (Royal Wootton Bassett) Dave Godwin (Royal Wootton Bassett)

Reserve: Chris Cheesley (Royal Wootton Bassett)

Bowls England 2018 National Competition Draws now on line



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The dedicated Portal contains the draws, by area, for all of the National Competitions organised by Bowls England.


Further information will be sent directly to the named competitors at a later date.

Bowls Wiltshire Administration Vacancy


Bowls Wiltshire invite nominations for the following position.  The successful applicant will become an integral part of the Policy & Executive Committee.

See a  job description below for your information.

If you should be interested and require further information please contact June Corbett on 01793 528079.  E-mail junecorbett@ntlworld.com



  1. To attend all meetings. Confirming venues for all meetings.
  1. Maintain minutes of all official meetings of BW. Issuing to P & E Committee and two Gender Secretaries , after agreement with Chair.
  1. Receive all communications from Bowls England and disseminate as required.
  1. To prepare Star Awards and HLM certificates for AGMs (if required).The Administrator will submit an Annual report to BW AGM covering the proceedings of the County since the previous AGM.
  1. Will represent Wiltshire at any Bowls England Conferences.
  1. In November prepare Meetings Schedule for the following year.
  1. Prepare E-mail addresses list for BW Officers information.