Today, Sunday 22nd July, Devizes played a home and away mixed double rink against Salisbury Bowls Club. The home rink was skipped by Bev Lilley with Marguerite Alexander three, Dave Greenwood two and Les Griffin as lead whilst the away foursome was skipped by Peter Fielding with Sheila Garlick three, Dave Keen two and Marie Greenwood as lead.
The match was very even at home for the first few ends then Devizes took a lead and remained in front for the whole game often thanks to some magnificent bowling by ladies captain Bev eventually winning 22-12.
Meanwhile at Salisbury Devizes were winning easily at first then had a lean spell in the middle enabling Salisbury back into the game coming within two shots of catching up, Devizes then managed to seal the game by scoring a six almost at the end of the match.
The final score at Salisbury was 27-17 making an overall win of 49-29 taking Devizes into the semi-finals against either Highworth or Chippenham Town..
Five children attended a junior taster session on Saturday 2nd May under the guidance of our coaching coordinator Jenny Coates and a small group of helpers.
Ben , Liv and Flo were from St Josephs in Devizes, Casper who lives in Devizes but goes to Great Cheverell Junior school and Liam from Melksham. Liam’s parents bowl at Avon in Melksham but they have no junior section so when they heard about the Devizes initiative they were happy to bring Liam along.
All bonded very well and thoroughly enjoyed themselves one mum even acted as scorer and plans are in the pipeline for them to attend again so who knows we may yet be able to form a junior section with hope for new younger payers joining us leading to a stable future for the club.
It was a very warm morning.so a tea and biscuits break was very acceptable to bowlers and helpers alike.
Jenny Coates (Coaching Coordinator).
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