On 11 July the BW Ladies hosted Hampshire in a friendly match held at Pewsey Vale BC. Unfortunately the match was cut short due to the terrible weather and so only 16 ends were played. However BW Ladies ran out 104 – 81 victors taking 3 winning rinks and 1 drawn rink.
Please see the below links for the players selected to represent BW in the SWCL matches against Devon and Dorset.
Team versus Devon
Team versus Dorset
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.
The Annual Greenkeepers competition was played today at Devizes. The competition was played in warm sunshine, in the first semi final Brian Whittingham (Westlecot) defeated Bill Collier (Amesbury) and in the second semi final Dave Betteridge (Trowbridge Town) defeated Stewart Allison (Chippenham Park). The final will be played at the Bowls wiltshire Finals in September.
In the Plate Competition, played for a bottle of whisky, Peter Simmonds (Chippenham Town) beat Steve Townsend (Corsham).
In the Regional Final of the Ladies Walker Cup played at Victoria BC in Weston Super Mare, Somerset brought to an end to this years Walker cup run when they defeated Wiltshire 44 – 30 in this 2 rink competition.
Bowls Wiltshire Ladies this morning defeated Herefordshire in the Walker Cup at Weston Supermare, they now play Somerset this afternoon.
In the all Spencer Moulton Pairs semi final played at Devizes this morning Gary Fippen & Nick Grenfell beat fellow club members Russell Francis & Graham Shadwell 18 – 12 whilst in the second semi final the Chippenham Town pair of Alex Wickham & Steve Heseltine won a hard fought match against Colin Hicks & Daniel Mearns of Malmesbury 21 – 18.
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.