Presidents and Officers

A message from Stewart Allison – Bowls Wiltshire Men’s County President 2018

Stewart AllisonAs I write this there is a light covering of snow on the ground and the temperature is about 2 degrees below zero.. about the same temperature as when Chippenham Park played their first league game at Salisbury in April last seaon!.. however, I am looking forward to my year as President and plans are being made for another great program of games. It is a privilege to be President and I hope I can maintain the standard of so many in the past, John did a great job last year and we will miss him as IPP.

I am extremely fortunate to have a SVP and JVP that I have known and bowled with for quite a number of years, Dave Williams from the same Club as myself and John Crowder from Avon BC, thanks to both of you for taking on these roles and I know we will have a great time during the next couple of years, between us we plan to support as many events as possible. During our time in the Presidential team we will be looking to find someone to take on the role in 2021 and I hope that our efforts will be rewarded.

A special thank you to Chippenham Park BC .. having two consecutive Presidential years is quite a challenge and commitment, much appreciated by BWM.

I would like to thank all those who make the role of President the special time that it is.. the fixtures are organised, the County Friendly teams are selected, the Competitions are drawn and planned in great detail, the Middleton Cup and Under 25 teams are always competitive and well worth supporting, the Finals at Devizes and Leamington are a showcase for some great bowling.. and on a lighter note we have a Tour in September and a Dinner in November which both need careful planning. Thank you once again to all of the great people who make this possible.

Wherever you bowl and whatever you bowl in during 2018 I wish you every success, from your Club Competitions and Wiltshire Leagues to the National Finals there are always surprises, in 2018 it could be you!

It is the wish of every President to congratulate their County Middleton Cup and under 25 Teams on achieving National success, lets give all the support we can in 2018.. we are getting better all the time.

Please give careful consideration to making yourself available for a County Friendly, especially if you have never played in one before.. I know you will have a great time.. why not try getting some mates to make up a rink, this is a great way to get started.. and the travelling costs can be shared!

My charity for 2018 is the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Thank you for all your support

Stewart Allison, December 2017


A message from Dawn Edwards – Bowls Wiltshire Ladies County President 2018

Dawn EdwardsDear Ladies,

It is both a privilege and honour to be your President for 2018.

I would first like to thank Avon for nominating and giving me their support and encouragement and I look forward to welcoming many of you to my club in the coming year. A special thank you to my fellow Officers for their friendship and support which I Have already found invaluable.

This year the Commonwealth Games brings us an added interest as it gives the game of Bowls a chance to be show cased to a wider audience and we should grasp the opportunity to further the love of our sport.

Welcome to all those who have newly qualified to represent our County, you are to be congratulated on your achievement and whether you are content to represent your County in the inter County friendlies or aspire to achieve greater recognition by representing it in the Johns or SWCL the opportunities and honours are there as a further challenge for you.

Last year was very successful for BWL and let us hope we can emulate it again this year. It would give me immense pleasure to welcome as many of you as can possibly make it to Leamington in support of your teams. It is a wonderful atmosphere and one not to be missed.

My best wishes to you all for the coming season, may we all have, good health, good weather and above all great camaraderie.

Dawn Edwards




Bowls Wiltshire Executive Officers
Chairperson Mrs June Corbett (Wroughton B.C)
Administrator Vacant
Financial Controller Mr Neil Gillespie (Downton B.C)
Development Officer Mr Nigel Morgan (Haydon Wick B.C)
Match Secretary Mr Adie Lloyd (North Wilts B.C)
Bowls England Councillors Mr Graham Annetts (Salisbury B.C)
Mrs Kath Lloyd (North Wilts B.C)
Competitions Co-ordinator Mr Gerald Webb (Devizes B.C)
Bowls England Development Director Mr Adam Tanner (Royal Wootton Bassett B.C)
Bowls Wiltshire Membership Registrar Mr Richard Gardiner (Supermarine B.C)
Bowls Wiltshire County Coach Mr Nigel Morgan (Haydon Wick B.C)
Bowls Wiltshire Umpiring Co-ordinator Mr Steve Alway
Sponsorship Co-ordinator Vacant
Position Mens Ladies

Mr Dave Williams

(Chippenham Park B.C)

Mrs Ruth Gerrish
(Bradfored on Avon B.C)
Senior Vice President

Mr John Crowder

(Avon B.C)

Mrs Babs Salter

(Wroughton B.C)

Junior Vice President

Mr Jim Cremmin

(Swindon Town Gardens B.C)

Mrs Janice Rowe

(Amesbury BC)

Immediate Past President Mr Stewart Allison
(Chippenham Park B.C)
 Mrs Dawn Edwards
(Avon B.C)
Hon. Treasurer Mr Stewart Allison (Chippenham Park B.C)

Mrs June Corbett

(Wroughton B.C)

Hon. Secretary Mrs Babs Salter
(Wroughton B.C)
BW Men Administrator Mr Philip Wells
(Avon B.C)
Hon. Match Secretary Mr Adie Lloyd
(North Wilts B.C)
Mrs Mary L. Jones
(Devizes B.C)
Hon. Competition Co-ordinators

Gerald Webb – National Competitions

(Devizes BC)

Vacant – County Competition Secretary

Mrs Janet Willis
(Stratton Churchway B.C)
Mrs Dawn Edwards
(Avon B.C)
Middleton Cup Team Manager
Mr Mike Jackson
(Westlecot B.C)
Under 25’s Team Manager
Mr Adam Tanner
(Royal Wootton Bassett B.C)
Middleton Cup Selection Committee



Johns Trophy Selection Committee
Mrs Mary Jones
(Devizes B.C)
South – Mrs Margaret Webber
(Alderbury B.C)

 North –


North Player

Alison Fail – Purton

South – Mrs Janet Seal
(Avon B.C)

North –


South Player

Ann Hindley – Wilton

Amy Rose Manager

Marcia Hartley

(Avon B.C)

Past Presidents and Honorary Life Members
Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Club Bowls Wiltshire Men Club
2018 D Edwards Avon S Allison Chippenham Park
2017 M Woodley Alderbury J Southern Amesbury
2016 P Jones Supermarine P Sanders Spencer Melksham
2015 J Little Devizes R Gardiner Supermarine
2014 P Watson Calne D Richards Trowbridge Westbourne
2013 M Annetts Salisbury R Jones Trowbridge Town
2012 J Corbett Town Gardens C Sheppard Amesbury
2011 M Buckle Amesbury M Hallam Downton
2010 J Coyle North Wilts R Green Spencer Moulton
2009 J Collier Box B Wheeler Swindon
2008 S Raymond Chippenham Town M Williams Highworth
2007 A Hindley Wilton A Lloyd North Wilts
2006 J Willis Stratton Churchway J Clay Warminster
2005 M Jones Devizes D Francis Devizes
2004 S Burgess Pewsey Vale A Watchman Westinghouse
2003 M Cottle Spencer Melksham J Wilks Wootton Bassett
2002 J Webb Wroughton F Hinchcliffe Westlecot
2001 P Sharp Amesbury A Bryant Marlborough
2000  P Watson Calne G Henderson Calne
1999 M Alexander Devizes J Northover Chippenham Town
1998 R Woods Malmesbury B Crabb Malmesbury
1997 E Lacey Winsley D Farmer Bradford on Avon
1996 J Woodrough Westlecot D Tucker Devizes
1995 R Adlam Holt C Horsley Wilton
1994 O Henery Westlecot G Pike Salisbury
1993 M Nuttall Trowbridge Town L Oatey Avon
1992 M Moss Highworth H Gleeson Westlecot
1991 J Knight Trowbridge Westbourne J Cooper Devizes
1990 J Cooper Devizes B Rivers Stratton Churchway
1989 K Bane Rodbourne cheney G Watson Bradford on Avon
1988 G Church Chippenham Town J Pickett Trowbridge Westbourne
1987 C Lopuszinski Devizes J Pickett Trowbridge Westbourne
1986 M Winn Westlecot E Hobday Swindon
1985 D Johnson Winsley A Dart Westlecot
1984 K Lewis Avon H Clarke Westinghouse
1983 M Hobday Swindon C Bratton Westlecot
1982 I Baker Chippenham Park J Benford Trowbridge Westbourne
1981 G Budd Devizes E Noble Devizes
1980 D Heath Rodbourne Cheney J Brewer Westlecot
1979 N Andrews Pewsey Vale A Pratt Salisbury
 1978 C Bridges Calne E Howard Chippenham Town
1977 E Buckland Stratton Churchway H Ebdon Box
1976 M Ripper Winsley P King Westinghouse
1975 R Gardiner Devizes T Beck Avon
1974 D Gleed Highworth G Gleed Highworth
1973 O Way Pewsey Vale W Ireland Devizes
1972 P Pickford Calne S Dann Chippenham Town
1971 D Richardson Rodbourne Cheney D Uncles Bradford on Avon
1970 M Bennett Chippenham Park W Fowler British Rail
1969 M Crook Rodbourne Cheney F Josling Wilton
1968 E Willis Swindon P Edwards Chippenham Town
1967 I Cooper Great Bedwyn C Hillier Alderbury
1966 B Jay Salisbury F Chapman Corsham
1965 L Godwin Rodbourne Cheney R Wensley Calne
1964 R Gardiner Devizes J Day Westlecot
1963 W Winslow Salisbury H Mortimer Holt
1962 L Spurge Rodbourne Cheney S Porter British Rail
1961 I Cooper Great Bedyn W Hudd Trowbridge Westbourne
1960 W Winslow Salisbury E Drew Highworth
1959 W White Rodbourne Cheney W Bird Amesbury
1958 A Wright Marlborough H Preedy Chippenham Town
1957 D Richardson Rodbourne Cheney H Andrews Wilton
1956 M Safe Salisbury A Willis County Ground
1955 F White Swindon C Thomas Calne
1954 E Parkinson Rodbourne Cheney J Lloyd Great Bedwyn
1953 E Hazell Stratton Churchway A Beavan Chippenham Town
1952 G Holmes Salisbury F Mundy Pewsey Vale
1951 V Hawkins Swindon H Baker Spencer Moulton
1950 E Aplin Rodbourne Cheney H Slade Garrards
1949 M Alford Swindon R Angell Calne
1948 M Dale Rodbourne Cheney B Case Salisbury
1947 M Dale (Ladies section formed) Rodbourne Cheney C McDonald Trowbridge Westbourne
1946 W Cox Wills Imperial
1945 W Lightfoot Chippenham Park

W Lightfoot

Chippenham Park

1938 H James Amesbury
1937 F Forster Winsley
1936 F Bailey Westlecot
1935 J Millar Spencer Melksham
1934 E Case Salisbury
1933 W Buckland Holt
1932 H Parker Swindon
1931 N Neath Chippenham Park
1930 S Ward Devizes
1929 P Beasley Winsley
1928 J Tudman Westlecot
1927 H Malings Trowbridge Westbourne
1926 H Malings Trowbridge Westbourne
1925 W Payne Warminster
1924 W Osmond Salisbury
1923 F Blair Trowbridge Westbourne
1922 J Arnold Swindon
1921 E Musselwhite Wilton
1920 C Hayter Melksham Town
1919 W Love Westbury
1915 W Love Westbury
1914 Dr J Thomas (Men’s section formed) Trowbridge