Devizes BC are in the final of the Bowls Wiltshire Officers Triples following yesterday afternoons convincing semi-final win against Avon. The triple of Dave Greenwood, Bev Lilley & Gerald Webb were soon in control of this match building up a 16 nil lead after 6 ends. They continued to build a lead until the 14 end when the Avon Triple of Dawn Edwards, Peter Renshaw & John Crowder conceded the game with the score standing at 31 – 7. The Devizes Officers will now meet Wanborough on Sunday 10th of September at the Bowls Wiltshire finals which are held at Devizes.
On Friday evening the Club’s Officers Triples team of Dave G, Bev & Gerald were up against the current holders of the Bowls Wiltshire Officers Triples from Pewsey Vale. The triple got off to a good start and maintain their advantage to win 20 shots to 7. In the Semi Final they will be at home to Avon.
In the Quarter Final of the Men’s National Over 55 Rinks competition Jonathan Cook, Gerald Webb, Trefor Jones & Colin Little won a close game 19 – 18. They started slowly and after 5 ends were 8 – 3 down , but they clawed their way back into the contest and at 10 ends the match was all square. They then got in front and at 15 ends held a 16 – 12 lead, one which they held as, going into the last end they held a 3 shot advantage which was enough to secure the win. They will now play in the semi finals at Devizes on Sunday 16th July. The winners of this competition will represent the county at Royal Leamington Spa in August at the National Championships.
Despite going eleven down in the first four ends, Rosemary, Bev & Gerald won 8 of the next 9 ends to draw level in the BW Officers Triples. The game, being played at Blue Circle, remained close going into the last end all square at 15 all. Rosemary put one of her woods close to the jack and despite all their efforts Blue Circle could not move it so the Devizes Officers won by one shot. In the next round they have a home tie against Box.
Reports on County Competitions and Matches will appear here in due course.