Category Archives: Johns Trophy & Walker Cup

Surrey retain Johns Trophy when they beat Wiltshire for the second year running


Surrey have retained the Johns Trophy after defeating Wiltshire in a repeat of the final from 12 months ago.

Surrey reached the final after securing victory over the 2016 champions Lincolnshire in this morning’s semi-final, with Wiltshire defeating Essex by just three shots.

Wiltshire were targeting their first success in the competition since 1995, with Surrey aiming for their fourth triumph in six years.

Semi-Final Results:
Surrey beat Lincolnshire 122-105

Rink Scores (Surrey skips first): P Bourne lost to A Dunham 10-21; S Maylin drew with L Mountain 15-15; D Seward lost to A Gowshall 21-24; P Garden beat O Wells 30-13; D Souter beat R Markham 32-8; M Smith lost to P Strong 14-24

Wiltshire beat Essex 117-114
Rink Scores (Wiltshire skips first): A Fail lost to J Polley 12-26; S Griffiths lost to C Moss 19-28; S Bird beat S Madgewick 25-15; L Young beat E Score 23-16; A Jacobs beat A Smart 20-12; M Hartley beat B Bowyer 18-17

Surrey beat Wiltshire 142-91

Rink Scores (Surrey skips first): S Maylin beat S Griffiths 15-14; D Seward beat S Bird 24-18; P Garden beat L Young 18-16; D Souter beat A Jacobs 32-18; M Smith beat M Hartley 21-12; P Bourne beat A Fail 32-13.

Report courtesy of Bowls England

The BW John’s Squad with the Runners up Cup.

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies win Regional Final of the Walker Cup.

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies won the Regional Final of the Walker Cup at Box today. In the morning they defeated Worcestershire and this afternoon they beat Warwickshire who in morning defeated Somerset. This is the first time that the Bowls Wiltshire Ladies have reached Leamington in the Walker Cup! A brilliant weekend for Bowls Wiltshire Ladies who yesterday Qualified for the Johns Trophy.

In the first match the scores were:

Alison Fail’s rink won 21-14
Alex Jacobs’ rink drew 15-15
BWL 36 – Worcestershire 29

In the second match the scores were:

Alison Fail’s rink won 20-13
Alex Jacob’s rink lost 21-23
BWL 41 – Warwickshire 36

The Wiltshire ladies now await the winner of the Eastern section on Sunday 18 August. The possible opponents are Leicestershire, Northamptonshire or Huntingdonshire (who had beaten Essex in the semi final).

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies beat Somerset in thriller to reach Leamington in Johns Trophy.

What a day, right down to the very last wood.

We started very well and then were pegged back with two rinks dropping a 7.  There were eventually two rinks left on the green, the scores tied with only two ends to play – one end per rink. Alex Jacobs bowled her last wood and picked up one shot.  We are now one shot up but Alison Fail is one shot down on the rink, she bowled her last wood, a pressure wood, to get shot giving us an overall win of two shots!!



BW Ladies Secretary



BW Ladies select squad for Walker Cup Regional Finals

BW Ladies take on Worcestershire in the Regional Finals of the Walker Cup being played this Sunday the 7th July at 10.00am.

Below is the squad from which the team will be selected from.


S Cooke Box
D Davis Highworth
A Fail Purton
C Godwin Royal Wootton Bassett
M Hartley Avon
J Hicks Highworth
A Jacobs Box
J Jones Purton
C Mitchell Purton
G Newman Avon
D Shadwell Box
K Yeoman Box
L Young Highworth


BW Ladies select squad to play Somerset on Saturday

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies have selected their squad to play Somerset at Cotswold Bowls Club (GL5 3HQ).

The match starts at 1.30pm.

W Anderson Stratton Churchway
V Baskerville Chippenham T
S Bird Warminster
J Collier Box
S Cooke Box
D Davis Highworth
A Fail Purton
C Godwin Royal Wootton Bassett
C Grenfell Box
S Griffiths Supermarine
M Hartley Avon
J Hicks Highworth
A Hindley Wilton
A Jacobs Box
J Jones Purton
M Jordan Highworth
N K-Young Supermarine
B Lilley Devizes
M M Annetts; A Hindley; F Mace ; J McShane Salisbury
F Mace North Wilts
R Martin Purton
J McShane Salisbury
C Mitchell Purton
G Newman Avon
D Shadwell Box
J Willis Stratton Churchway
K Yeoman Box
L Young Highworth

BW Ladies select John’s team to play Dorset











A Jacobs Captain


G Newman Avon   C Grenfell Box   A Hindley Wilton
W Anderson Stratton Ch’way   V Baskerville Chippenham T   M Annetts Salisbury
S Cooke Box   J Willis Stratton Ch’way   D Shadwell Box
A Jacobs Box   S Bird Warminster   K Yeoman Box
R Martin Purton   C Mitchell Purton   M Jordan Highworth
J Collier Box   J Jones Purton   B Lilley Devizes
C Godwin Royal Wootton B   D Davis Highworth   J Hicks Highworth
M Hartley Avon   A Fail Purton   L Young Highworth


RESERVES: to attend :  In alphabetical order ; S Griffiths ; N Kemble-Young ; F Mace ; J McShane

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