A Work In Progress (or is it??)

The autumn work has now started on both top and bottom greens and Trefor is looking for help next week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, subject to dry weather, so please ring him (his number is in the handbook). As you will see from the pictures below it is not all hard work there are moments of relaxation and creativity as we now have Short Mat indoors and Micro Mat outdoors

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Club Finals Week-End

The club competitions finals week-end was equivalent to the occasional match we play that becomes known as a match of two halves when a team is well behind then catches up in the second half. In terms of the club competitions this took the shape of a magnificent sunny ideal bowling day on the Saturday then a horrible cold wet and windy Sunday, conditions that some bowlers managed better than others.

Congratulations to all those who qualified to play in these finals, particularly those who won their games to become champions but without doubt special congratulations must go to Peter Fielding who qualified for five events and won all of them. This is the first time in the recent history of these competitions that this has been achieved.

Results are shown in the table below following the photographs.

 

 

Cup Winner
Ladies Rose Bowl Winner Rose Merritt
Ladies Rose Bowl Runner Up Wendy Gaisford
Mens Championship Winner Peter Fielding
Mens Championship Runner Up Matt Thompson
Ladies Endeavour Winner Isobel Scofield
Ladies Endeavour Runner Up Elise Ambridge
Mens Endeavour Winner Michael Lichtwaric
Mens  Endeavour Runner Up Keith Scrannage
Ladies 2 Wood Winner Rosemary Keen
Ladies 2 Wood Runner Up Sue Reeves
Mens 2 Wood Winner Jonathan Cook
Mens 2 Wood Runner Up Colin Little
Ladies Handicap Winner Patricia Reeves
Ladies Handicap Runner Up Rose Merritt
Mens Handicap Winner Peter Fielding
Mens Handicap Runner Up Les Griffin
Centenary Cup Winner Peter Fielding
Centenary Cup Runner Up Les Griffin
Over 60’s Winner Jonathan Cook
Over 60s Runner Up Les Griffin
Ladies Pairs Winners Denise Howard/Bev Lilley
Ladies Pairs Runners Up Lyn Hicks/Rosemary Keen
Mens Pairs Winners Keith Scrannage/Peter Fielding
Men’s Pairs Runners Up Will Wrobel/Steve Mulligan
Mixed Pairs Winners Wendy Gaisford/Peter Fielding
Mixed Pairs Runners Up Sue Reeves/Les Griffin
Husband and Wife Winners H & S Garlick
Husband and Wife Runners Up D & M Greenwood

 

 

 

Officers through to the final

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.

Second win in a week for Three Rink Team

The Three Rink team won their second game in a week last night when they defeated North Wilts 8 – 2 at homet. On Rink 4 Peter Charters, Ken Surman, Dave Reeves & Matt Thompson were involve in a close game throughout finally winning 18 – 14. On Rink 5, Keith Scrannage, Ken Roberts, Robin Drake & Gerald Webb had a convincing victory winning 25 – 13 and then on Rink 6 Mike Alexander, Phil Cave, Terry Miles & Pete Fielding were in a close game until on the twentieth end they dropped a 6 so losing 16 – 24. This left an aggregate score of 59 shots to 51. Next up Chippenham Park at home on Monday.

Three Rink win close game

Last night the 3 Rink League side entertained Warminster in a game which had varying results on all rinks. On Rink 2 Alan Sims, Ken Roberts., Robin Drake & Gerald Webb had a convincing 26 – 9 shot win. Rink 3 was a very close affair with both teams leading at times during the match and with the score all level at 15 all after 19 ends the Devizes team managed to win the last 2 ends to win 19 – 15. Rink 4 was a totally different game with Keith Scrannage, David Ryde-Rogers, Dave Reeves & Matt Thompson struggling to get into the game and after 15 ends were 22 – 5 down. But they stuck at it and score 7 shots over the last 6 ends finally losing 26 – 12, these 7 shots helping to secure the aggregate score and an 8 – 2 win. Next up North Wilts at home on Friday.

Four Rink League side finish on a high

Last night the Four Rink League brought their 2017 season to a close with an emphatic 111 shots to 49 win over local rivals Pewsey Vale. All Rinks had good wins, on Rink 3 Alan Sims, Dave Greenwood, Terry Miles & Pete Fielding won 33-10, on Rink 4 Mike Alexander, Will Wrobel, Chris Merrifield & Colin Little won 27-17, on Rink 5 Keith Scrannage, Ken Curtis, Trefor Jones & Gerald Webb won 25-12 and finally on Rink 6 Peter Romijn, Ken Surman, Dave Reeves & Matt Thomson won 26-10. So a 14 nil win meaning than the club finished eighth in the Southern Area league.

Three Rink success at Stratton Churchway

On Saturday afternoon the Three Rink side travelled to Stratton Churchway where they has a successful match winning 8 – 2. On Rink 3 Mike Alexander, Ken Surman, Dave Reeves and Captain Matt Thompson struggled to get into the game going down 29 shots to 12, but on the other two rinks there was far more success when on Rink 4 Keith Scrannage, Phil Cave, Steve Mulligan & Pete Fielding had a convincing 30 shots to 10 win and on Rink 5 Gerald Webb, Ken Roberts, Trefor Jones & Colin Little won 28 shots to 9. This gave a convincing aggregate score of 70 shots to 48. Next match is on Friday away to Chippenham Park.

 

Officers march into the Semi Finals

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.