Presidents and Officers

A message from Andy Watson – Bowls Wiltshire Men’s County President 2024

Dear Bowls Wiltshire Men, it is with great pride and honour that I accept the position as your President for 2024.

I am deeply honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading Bowls Wiltshire Men forward and I am committed to making a positive impact to promote the game of bowls.

However, I cannot do this alone. I am confident that with the support from the Management Committee and all our clubs and members we can expand and promote the wonderful game we all enjoy playing.

I would like in advance to thank my own club, Wroughton Bowls Club who I know will be giving me all the support they can for the 2024 season.

I would like to welcome my Senior Vice President Danny Holland and Junior Vice Dave Longhurst to complete the Presidential team and I look forward to their support.

Finally, I would like to wish every member of Bowls Wiltshire a great 2024 season and I look forward to seeing as many of you as I can in the coming season.

Thank you,

Andy Watson

November 2023


A message from Bev Lilley – Bowls Wiltshire Ladies County President 2024

Dear Ladies,

What an honour and a pleasure to be your President for 2024. Devizes has been fortunate to have had other worthy lady Presidents and I hope that, I too, can emulate them during the forthcoming season.

Welcome to our newly qualified County bowlers. It may no longer be necessary to be on the County register as a badged player to play in County matches but the achievement of gaining your badge is immense.

Congratulations to all of you who were successful in domestic and National competitions during the 2023 season and let’s hope this year we can get back to our winning ways in the Walker Cup, John’s Trophy, SWCL and Amy Rose. I know we can do it, we have dedicated, committed players in all these teams and together we will triumph!!

To the hard, working ladies committee, who work tirelessly behind the scenes, a big thank you.

To all of you, I wish you success, have fun along the way and enjoy one another’s company.

Happy Bowling!!


November 2023


Bowls Wiltshire Executive Officers
Chairperson Mrs June Corbett (Wroughton B.C)
Administrator Mr Gerald Webb (Devizes B.C)
Financial Controller Mr Neil Gillespie (Salisbury B.C)
Development Officer Mr Nigel Morgan (Haydon Wick B.C)
Bowls England Councillors Mr Graham Annetts (Salisbury B.C)
Mrs Kath Lloyd (Chippenham Park B.C)
Membership Registrar Mr Richard Gardiner (Superermarine B.C)
BW Ladies Representative Mrs Babs Salter (Wroughton B.C)
BW Men’s Representative Mr Philip Wells (Chippenham Park B.C)
Bowls England Development Director (Ex Officio) Mr Adam Tanner (Royal Wootton Bassett B.C)
Bowls Wiltshire Non Executive Officers
Assistant Administrator Vacant
Safeguarding & Discipline Officer Mr Peter Harding (Amesbury B.C)
Youth Administrator Mrs Tricia Pearce (Highworth B.C)
Disability Bowls Co-ordinator Mr Richard Ball (Stratton Churchway B.C)
Bowls Wiltshire County Coach Mr Nigel Morgan (Haydon Wick B.C)
Bowls Wiltshire Umpiring Co-ordinator Mr Joe Taylor
Bowls Wiltshire Gender Officers
Position Mens Ladies
President Mr Andy Watson

(Wroughton B.C)

Mrs Bev Lilley

(Devizes BC)

Senior Vice President Mr Danny Holland

(Avon B.C)

Junior Vice President Mr Dave Longhurst

(Haydon Wick B.C)

Immediate Past President Mr Dave Williams

(Chippenham Park B.C)

Mrs Sue Gravell

(Supermarine B.C)

Hon. Treasurer Mr Stewart Allison

(Chippenham Park B.C)

Mrs June Corbett

(Wroughton B.C)

Hon. Secretary Mr Philip Wells

(Chippenham Park B.C)

Mrs Babs Salter
(Wroughton B.C)
Hon. Match Secretary Mr Dave Williams
(Chippenham Park B.C)
Mrs Janice Rowe
(Amesbury B.C)
Hon. Competition Co-ordinators Mr Gerald Webb

(Devizes BC) – National Competitions

Mr Dave Williams

(Chippenham Park) – County Competitions

Mrs Janet Willis
(Stratton Churchway B.C) North
Mrs Sheila Garlick(Devizes B.C) South
Middleton Cup Team Manager
Mr Dave Godwin
(Royal Wootton Bassett B.C)
Under 25’s Team Manager
Vacant – contact Mr Dave Godwin
Middleton Cup Selection Committee
Mr Dave Godwin (Royal Wootton Bassett B.C) Mr Keith Hutchens (Chippenham Park B.C) Mr Graham Shadwell (Spencer Moulton B.C) Mr Tom Warner (Salisbury B.C)
Johns Trophy Selection Committee
North – Vacant North/South – Vacant South –  Mrs Mary Jones (Broughton Gifford B.C.)
North Player – Mrs Alison Fail

(Purton B.C)

South Player – Mrs Janice Rowe
(Amesbuty B.C)
Amy Rose Manager
Mrs Bev Williamson

(Royal Wootton Bassett B.C)

National President
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
2023 S Gravell Supermarine D Williams Chippenham Park
2022 J Rowe Amesbury D Butchers Mere
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

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