Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v Bowls Isle of Wight

BOWLS ISLE OF WIGHT v BOWLS WILTSHIRE
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 20 June 2022 Totland Bay BC, The Broadway,
Totland, PO39 0AT
Commence :- 1.00 pm Contact:-
Margaret Remouf 01963 753704
ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY L TERRY COOK AVON
BOB HILES SWINDON 2 STEVE GREGORY SALISBURY
PHILIP WELLS CHIPPENHAM PARK 3 GRAHAM ANNETTS SALISBURY
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S DAVE  WILLIAMS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
HAROLD BIRD CHIPPENHAM PARK L STEVE McPAKE CHIPPENHAM PARK
JIM WHITE SALISBURY 2 FRANK BOTTING SALISBURY
NEIL GILLESPIE SALISBURY 3 GERRY TINSON CHIPPENHAM  PARK
JOHN CROWDER IPP PRESIDENT S DANNY HOLLAND AVON
JIM CARSON ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT L PETER SANDERS PEWSEY VALE
HAROLD JONES ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT 2 ANDY DURRANT AVON
PINO VERRINI ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT 3 JOHN WOODHOUSE AVON
ALAN SMALL ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT S STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK

Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v City & County of Bristol

BOWLS WILTSHIRE v CITY & COUNTY OF BRISTOL
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 17 June 2022 Avon BC, Melksham House, Market Place
Melksham, SN12 6ES
Commence :- 2.00 pm Contact:-
Colin Easton 07783 944950
RICK PERKINS SWINDON NORTH END L DAVE LONGHURST HAYDON WICK
DENNIS MAY SWINDON NORTH END 2 DAVE RICHARDS DEVIZES
PAUL POPE SWINDON NORTH END 3 DANNY HOLLAND AVON
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S DAVE  WILLIAMS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
TERRY COOK AVON L WAYNE CLARKE HAYDON WICK
ANDY DURRANT AVON 2 MICHAEL JONES ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
JOHN WOODHOUSE AVON 3 STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK
JOHN CROWDER IPP PRESIDENT S ALAN SMALL ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY L GARY HUBBARD CHIPPENHAM PARK
ANDY WATSON JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT 2 PHILIP WELLS CHIPPENHAM PARK
ROY JENNINGS CALNE 3 GERRY TINSON CHIPPENHAM PARK
ALFIE MASLEN WINSLEY S MARTIN SALTER WROUGHTON

Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v Bowls Hampshire

BOWLS HAMPSHIRE v BOWLS WILTSHIRE
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 13 June 2022 Andover BC, Recreation Ground, Vigo Road,
Andover, SP10 1HL
Commence :- 2.00 pm Contact:-
Jill Ross 07990 978731
LES MANWARING MERE L STEVE GREGORY SALISBURY
JIM CARSON ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT 2 BOB FREDERICKS SALISBURY
PETER SANDERS PEWSEY VALE 3 HAROLD JONES ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S DAVE  WILLIAMS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY L JIM WHITE SALISBURY
GARY HUBBARD CHIPPENHAM PARK 2 KEN BRAY AVON
ROGER EASTON TROWBRIDGE WESTBOURNE 3 RICHARD FRANCIS TROWBRIDGE TOWN
JOHN CROWDER IPP PRESIDENT S STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK
FRANK BOTTING SALISBURY L JOHN HURLE SALISBURY
IVAN HADLOW CHIPPENHAM PARK 2 DAVE RICHARDS DEVIZES
NEIL GILLESPIE SALISBURY 3 PLAYER REQUIRED
GERRY TINSON CHIPPENHAM PARK S PLAYER REQUIRED

Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v Worcestershire BA

BOWLS WILTSHIRE v WORCESTERSHIRE B.A.
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 9 June 2022 Swindon Road, Highworth
Swindon, SN6 7SJ
Commence :- 2.00 pm Contact:-
Linda Young 01793 763973
DAVID FREMLIN RAMSBURY & ALDBOURNE L GERRY TINSON CHIPPENHAM PARK
BOB BLACK RAMSBURY & ALDBOURNE 2 STEVE GREGORY SALISBURY
KEITH EVILL RAMSBURY & ALDBOURNE 3 ROY JENNINGS CALNE
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S DAVE  WILLIAMS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
STEVE McPAKE CHIPPENHAM PARK L JIM WHITE SALISBURY
IVAN HADLOW CHIPPENHAM PARK 2 MICHAEL JONES ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT
ALAN ROBERTS CHIPPENHAM PARK 3 ANDY WATSON JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT
STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK S GRAHAM ANNETTS SALISBURY
ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY L TBC HIGHWORTH
BOB HILES SWINDON 2 TBC HIGHWORTH
JACK PETERSON SUPERMARINE 3 TBC HIGHWORTH
NEIL GILLESPIE SALISBURY S TBC HIGHWORTH

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Johns Squad Game players selected

The following players have been selected for the above match to be played at Devizes BC on Wednesday 18th May at 5.30pm.

W Anderson Stratton Churchway   A Jacobs Box
A Andrews Supermarine   J Jones Purton
V Baskerville Chippenham Town   M Jordan Highworth
J Bull Amesbury   N Kemble-Young Supermarine
J Coleman Amesbury   L Laytham Westlecot
J Collier Box   B Lilley Devizes
S Cooke Box   F Mace Purton
D Davis Highworth   C Mitchell Purton
M Easton Avon   G Newman Avon
A Fail Purton   J Pearce Stratton Churchway
C Godwin Royal Wootton Bassett   B Salter Wroughton
D Godwin Royal Wootton Bassett   D Shadwell Box
S Griffiths Supermarine   L Trattles Wilton
G Hibberd Wilton   B Williamson Royal W Bassett
J Hicks Highworth   J Willis Stratton Churchway
A Hindley Wilton   K Yeoman Box
E Jacob Trowbridge Westbourne   L Young Highworth

Team selected for BW Men’s Friendly v Gloucestershire BA

GLOUCESTERSHIRE B.A. v BOWLS WILTSHIRE
DATE:- Venue:-
TUESDAY 24 May 2022 The Bowling Green, The Sports Field,
Cheltenham Road, Bishop Cleeve GL52 8LZ
Commence :- 2.00 pm Contact:-
Sue Matthews 01242 663 887
BOB HOLDOM MERE L DAVE LONGHURST HAYDON WICK
HAROLD JONES R.W.B. 2 STEVE McPAKE CHIPPENHAM PARK
PINO VERRINI R.W.B. 3 ANDY WATSON J/V PRESIDENT
DON BUTCHERS PRESIDENT S JOHN CROWDER IPP PRESIDENT
WAYNE CLARKE HAYDON WICK L JIM CARTER R.W.B.
KEN BRAY AVON 2 PLAYER REQUIRED
DENNIS MAY SWINDON NORTH END 3 PHILIP WELLS CHIPPENHAM PARK
MARTIN SALTER WROUGHTON S PETER SANDERS PEWSEY VALE
ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY L TERRY COOK AVON
ALAN ROBERTS CHIPPENHAM PARK 2 RICK PERKINS SWINDON NORTH END
RICHARD FRANCIS TROWBRIDGE TOWN 3 JOHN WOODHOUSE AVON
DANNY HOLLAND AVON S ALAN SMALL R.W.B.

Sport England gives bowls a £225,000 boost as the 2022 season gets underway

Excitement is building as we reach 100 days to the start of only the third Commonwealth Games to be staged on home soil.  Birmingham 2022 provides our sport with a golden opportunity to tell its story, to inspire new participants, to galvanise volunteers and to make existing bowlers feel deeply proud.

Bowls England is delighted to announce that its plan to leverage the platform of a home Games has received a significant boost with a £225,000 grant from Sport England.  This support will allow us to go further in the promotion of our sport to a broader audience and with initiatives to get bowls into the hands of new participants this season.

Work is already underway to ensure we enjoy a momentous summer for lawn bowls.  A substantial number of affiliated clubs are hosting open days as part of Bowls’ Big Weekend at the end of May and we are working alongside hundreds of clubs to inspire newcomers to get involved in bowls when the spotlight shines on Victoria Park in July.

“We are delighted that Sport England has chosen to invest in the initiatives we are delivering to grow participation,” said Chief Executive Jon Cockcroft. “Building on its intrinsic qualities, we are evolving the way bowls can be enjoyed to complement modern lifestyles and tackle deep-rooted inequality in sports activity. This support allows us to go further and faster this summer as we bring our Fit for the Future strategy alive.”

In collaboration with the Bowls Development Alliance, other bowls codes, 35 County Associations and our network of clubs, the additional investment from Sport England will be channelled into grassroots bowls:

  • Increasing national and local marketing and PR activity to attract new bowlers to our sport.
  • Providing our affiliated clubs with heavily subsidized resources to deliver our new, casual form of the game.
  • Creating a national pay and play platform to attract new bowlers and make it easy for clubs to drive revenue from spare rink space.
  • Developing experiential opportunities for people to try bowls within their own communities.
  • Offering additional education and support to Birmingham 2022 club activators and other club volunteers.

“We are delighted to be supporting lawn bowls with its plans to capitalise on Birmingham 2022,” added Phil Smith, Director of Partnerships at Sport England.  ”We believe lawn bowls can play an important role in tackling inequalities in sports participation and we look forward to seeing our investment help broaden accessibility to the sport.”

This investment is on top of a £190,000 commitment the Bowls England board has already made to take advantage of the home Commonwealth Games.  This is one part of our Fit for the Future strategy, which is aimed at inspiring more people playing our great sport and includes building the brand of bowls, making our sport more accessible and supporting our communities.  The aim is for 1m people to experience bowls each year by 2026.

Thank-you to all of the fantastic club volunteers who are engaged with our 2022 programme, notably our Birmingham 2022 Activators and those who have registered events for Bowls’ Big Weekend.  It’s in affiliated bowls clubs’ interest to register a Birmingham 2022 Activator to be the point of contact for these projects.  This could be an existing committee member or an opportunity for clubs to engage new volunteers. If you’re affiliated club is yet to register a Birmingham 2022 Activator, click here.

We’re also running a host of webinars to support affiliated clubs to increase participation this season, click here for more details and to register.

You can find past webinars on the Bowls England website here.

We hope that existing bowlers reading this will all do their bit to encourage their non-bowling friends, family or colleagues to give their sport a try.

Here’s to a memorable summer for lawn bowls.