Greens Report April 2020

Dear Members

I hope you are all staying safe and like me are wondering when we will be able to bowl again.
I would like to update you on the situation with the greens. We are following the advice of Bowls England and the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) to make sure that our greens are maintained in as good a condition as possible during the current situation. We are also following the UK Government’s advice on social distancing and unnecessary travel. To this ed only Glyn and Trefor are carrying out work on the greens and surrounding area. The rest of the Greens Team, under the Government scheme, are on “furlough” although 80% of £0.00 is still zero, so nothing has changed there! (apologies to David Ryde-Rogers for borrowing that)
The ”roadside” path of the top green has been re-laid to remove a possible trip hazard. We should all find it a bit safer when we next play a game in the direction away from the Club House.
We have received a few thoughts/suggestions on how we could make use of the greens during this time. However, I can positively say there are no plans to dig up the bottom green and plant potatos!
Finally, I am reliably informed that the greens are looking in really good condition, so my thanks go to both Glyn and Trefor for their continued hard work.

Keep well and stay safe. I look forward to meeting you all at the Club before too long

Ken Curtis.

Presidents Message April 2020

Hello everyone
I hope this email finds you all well . The weather at the moment has been kind to us and, if like me, you are lucky enough to have a garden, mine has never looked better, it certainly helps to pass the time away and for those of you who have not got gardens I hope you are keeping yourselves busy in other ways. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will be back bowling sometime this year.
Thank you to all of you who are communicating with other members and in the meantime take care of yourselves
Love and best wishes to you all”

Even More Success


What a great year it is becoming for our lady bowlers with yet another success leading to another appearance at Royal Leamington Spa representing Wiltshire as champions in the Bowls England Senior Pairs competition.

The honour went to Sheila Garlick and Bev Lilley (pictured above)  who gained the title and the opportunity to compete with the best in the country at Leamington with an historic win over Wiltshire top bowlers and previous champions Alex Jacobs and Sue Cooke by 19 shots to 18 on their home patch at Box.

Well done ladies, Best wishes for the 4th August from all of us at Devizes Bowls Club.


Dave Greenwood

Ladies National 4 Wood Singles

In Saturday’s Bowls Wiltshire National Singles played at Holt Bowls Club Bev Lilley won her quarter final and semi final matches to qualify to represent Wiltshire at the Bowls England National Finals at Royal Leamington Spa in August.

In the mornings quarter final Bev defeated Sue Cooke from Box in a close match winning 21-20 then in the afternoon beat Kathryn Yeoman also from Box 21-14.

It could have been an all Devizes semi final but unfortunately Sheila Garlick lost to Kathryn by just one shot 21-20 in her quarter final.

Congratulations to both Ladies for a great achievement especially in the excessive heat we all experienced on Saturday.


On Saturday Bev played against Anne Roberts-Phare from North Wilts in the ladies four wood singles final and won 21-6 and is now going to Leamington as Champion.