A message from John Crowder – Bowls Wiltshire Men’s County President 2021
To ALL fellow Moonrakers,
Where Do I Start! What A Year !!!
The year 2020 has proved a testing one for everyone as the World has been forced to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.
With NO League games, Friendly games, Competitions, Middleton Cup, Under 25s, Leamington, County Friendlies, County Tour and No County dinner I haven’t got a lot to report on. Let’s hope at the end of 2021 I can put that right.
Fortunately with BOWLS England guidelines some Clubs did open for roll ups but other Clubs decided to remain closed. Spencer Moulton, Holt and Westlecot ran competitions which were all very successful.
Nevertheless, all the scheduled Committee Meetings took place via Zoom. I would like to thank ALL Committee members and Team Captains for their voluntary devoted and dedicated work in keeping all Clubs and County Bowls members up to date with all that’s going on in the World of Bowls. It is very much appreciated.
Because of the inactivity in 2020 the Committee has asked if myself Jim Cremin SVP and Don Butchers JVP would continue with our roles in 2021 which I was pleased to say we all agreed to.
Twenty twenty was a very SAD year for Clubs who have lost members and supporters that have passed away. None more so than my Club, Avon Melksham, where we lost our top supporter and two top bowlers, they weren’t just dedicated members but also dear friends. Throughout the Clubs some great stalwarts have been lost and the County have lost several regular players, supporters and Tour players. ALL will be sorely missed, and on behalf of myself, Jim and Don we send our thoughts and condolences to all their loved ones. I wish Babs Salter, Janice Rowe SVP and Sue Gravell JVP an enjoyable and successful 2021 during their term in office.
I wish Corsham and Malmesbury every success with their new greens, and look forward to playing on them.
I am looking forward to the New 4 Rink league formation with a First Division and a Division North and South Division but more than anything after having missed a season I want everyone to enjoy their BOWLS and hopefully be successful in whatever you are competing in whether it be Friendly, League, Middleton Cup, Under 25s, County and Club Competitions.
Myself, Jim and Don look forward to Representing Bowls Wiltshire Men and meeting you all throughout the season where hopefully we have a successful 2021.
I cannot wait for my County Tour to Bournemouth and have already been reminded that Stewart and Dave didn’t lose a game during their term of office (Pressure or What!!!!!). Thanks to John Wilkes and Barry Wheeler for organising the Tour for me.
I would like to thank my wife Trish for her continued support and also my colleagues at Avon Bowls Club, Melksham.
At the moment I am optimistic we will ALL be able to enjoy a full season of Bowls in 2021.
In the meantime STAY SAFE. KEEP WELL and I WISH each and every one of you GOOD LUCK GOOD HEALTH and GOOD BOWLING.
John Crowder, December 2020.
A message from Babs Salter – Bowls Wiltshire Ladies County President 2021
I am very honoured to be following a great tradition in becoming Bowls Wiltshire Ladies President for 2021.
This last year has been a very strange one with the intrusion of Covid 19 and we must now look forward to 2021 and hope that we will be able to resume playing bowls in the formats we know. Hopefully we will be able to play and fulfil all our games and competitions this year.
I would like to thank Martin and my club for all the support they have given me in the past and will continue to give me during this year.
Two greens at Leamington have already been upgraded in preparation for the Commonwealth games in 2022 and hopefully, some of us may get to try them out this year.
Congratulations to all new ladies coming on to the County Register who have had to wait an extra year and I look forward to meeting them during the season.
Following the success of the Senior Fours competition we have introduced a new Senior Triples competition, let’s hope it is as successful.
I wish everyone well in whatever and where ever they are bowling – in club competitions, district competitions and league games and all County events they may enter. Bowls is all about meeting new people, having fun, bowling well and hopefully staying dry.
I am looking forward to the year ahead with the support of Janice Rowe SVP, Sue Gravell JVP and all of the Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Committee. I look forward to supporting you all and making new friends throughout the season. Let’s hope we follow on from previous years have plenty of success during the season.
I wish John Crowder and the Bowls Wiltshire Men the same success in 2021.
Stay safe and have a great 2021 season.
Babs Salter, November 2020
|Bowls Wiltshire Executive Officers|
|Chairperson||Mrs June Corbett (Wroughton B.C)|
|Administrator||Mr Gerald Webb (Devizes B.C)|
|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 Stewart Allison (Chippenham Park B.C)|
|BW Ladies Representative||Mrs Babs Salter (Wroughton B.C)|
|BW Men’s Representative||Mr Philip Wells (Avon B.C)|
|Bowls Wiltshire Membership Registrar||Mr Richard Gardiner (Superermarine B.C)|
|Bowls England Development Director (Ex Officio)||Mr Adam Tanner (Royal Wootton Bassett B.C)|
|Bowls Wiltshire Non Executive Officers|
|Bowls Wiltshire County Coach||Mr Nigel Morgan (Haydon Wick B.C)|
|Bowls Wiltshire Umpiring Co-ordinator||Mr Steve Alway|
|Safeguarding Officer||Mr Peter Harding (Amesbury B.C)|
|Bowls Wiltshire Gender Officers|
|President||Mr John Crowder
|Mrs Babs Salter
|Senior Vice President||Mr Jim Cremin
|Mrs Janice Rowe
|Junior Vice President||Mr Don Butchers
|Mrs Sue Gravell
|Immediate Past President||Mr Dave Williams
(Chippenham Park B.C)
| Mrs Ruth Gerrish
(Bradford on Avon B.C)
|Hon. Treasurer||Mr Stewart Allison (Chippenham Park B.C)||Mrs June Corbett
|Hon. Secretary||Mr Philip Wells (Avon B.C)||Mrs Babs Salter
|Hon. Match Secretary||Mr Adie Lloyd
(North Wilts B.C)
|Mrs Mary L. Jones
|Hon. Competition Co-ordinators||Gerald Webb (Devizes BC) – National Competitions
Dave Williams (Chippenham Park) – County Competitions
|Mrs Janet Willis
(Stratton Churchway B.C) North
Mrs Dawn Edwards
(Avon B.C) South
|Middleton Cup Team Manager|
|Mr Mike Jackson
|Under 25’s Team Manager|
|Mr Adam Tanner
(Royal Wootton Bassett B.C)
|Middleton Cup Selection Committee|
|Mr Dave Godwin (Royal Wootton Bassett B.C)||Mr Keith Hutchens (Chippenham Park B.C)||Mr Wayne Snook (Holt B.C)||Mr Tom Warner (Salisbury B.C)|
|Mr Adam Tanner (Royal Wootton Bassett)|
|Johns Trophy Selection Committee|
|Mrs Mary Jones
|South – Mrs Janice Rowe
| North –
Alison Fail (Purton B.C)
|South – Mrs Janet Seal
Ann Hindley (Wilton B.C)
|Amy Rose Manager|
|2014||Mr A Lloyd||North Wilts B.C|
|1984||Mrs G Budd||Devizes B.C|
|1955||Mr H Slade OBE||Garrard B.C|
|Past Presidents and Honorary Life Members|
|Bowls Wiltshire Ladies||Club||Bowls Wiltshire Men||Club|
|2020/1||B Salter||Wroughton||J Crowder||Avon|
|2019||R Gerrish||Bradford on Avon||D Williams||Chippenham Park|
|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|
|1935||J Millar||Spencer Melksham|
|1931||N Neath||Chippenham Park|
|1927||H Malings||Trowbridge Westbourne|
|1926||H Malings||Trowbridge Westbourne|
|1923||F Blair||Trowbridge Westbourne|
|1920||C Hayter||Melksham Town|
|1914||Dr J Thomas (Men’s section formed)||Trowbridge|