Category Archives: Club Competitons

Friday Afternoon Triples League success for Team B

The Friday Afternoon Triples League was finally concluded on the last Friday of the outdoor season following a number of weather-forced rearrangements in previous months. Whilst the competition was drawn out, the winners weren’t, the destination of the trophy decided weeks earlier, thanks to an unblemished record of 14 wins from 14 rounds.  So it’s a belated well done to Team ‘B’ comprising Heather Pollock, Bob Clements, Simon Cove and Andrew Wicks.

Whilst there are no records to confirm it, it is probably a first for the Friday League that a team has gone unbeaten through the competition,

Runners-up this year were Team ‘E’ comprising Josie Sullivan, Dee Clements/Peter Renouf, Tom Renno and Paul Barrow.

Thanks should go to John Spencer for organizing the event

Click here for Final League Table

Picture shows Andrew, Bob & Heather receiving the trophy from John. Thanks to Ashlee Lin for the photo.

2019 Club Finals

The 2019 Club Competition Finals were held on the weekend of 7th & 8th of September.

Congratulations to all the winners, commiserations to the runners-up, and many thanks to Competition Secretary Stuart Murray and all who organised, assisted, marked or supported the events over the weekend.

Competition Winner(s) Runner(s) Up
Men’s Singles Kieron Pollock Shaun Hicks
Men’s Handicap Singles David Murray Keith Latimer
Men’s Sportsman Singles Stuart Murray Keith Latimer
Men’s Over 60 Singles Keith Latimer John Jordan
Men’s 2 Wood Singles David Murray Ian Dandy
Ladies 4 Wood Singles Linda Young Deanne Davis
Ladies 2 Wood Singles Deanne Davis Joanna Hicks
Ladies Jubilee Plate Sue McCormack
Heather Pollock
Under 31 Singles David Murray Joanna Hicks
Mixed Singles Linda Young
Shaun Hicks
Beginners’ Trophy Sue McCormack
Michael Eckert
Men’s Pairs Rob Etherington
Kevin Brown
John White
Stuart Murray
Ladies Pairs Tricia Pearce
Joanna Hicks
Sue McCormack
Ashlee Lin
Mixed Pairs Shaun Hicks
Joanna Hicks
Ashlee Lin
Bob Clements
Men’s Triples Mick Woolmer
Ian Barrett
David Murray
Bob Wilson
Richard Charlton
Stuart Murray
Ladies Triples Ashlee Lin
Elaine White
Joanna Hicks
Maggie Jordan
Tricia Pearce
Deanne Davis
Friday Afternoon Triples Heather Pollock
Bob Clements
Simon Cove
Andrew Wicks
Evening Mixed League Jean Renno
Martin Hope
Keith Latimer
Gerald Vincent


Evening League Winners Take Title Early

Congratulations to Team E, comprising Jean Renno, Martin Hope, Keith Latimer & Gerry Vincent, who won this year’s Evening Triples League competition with a record of 12 wins and 1 draw from their 15 matches. Whilst the league was effectively won with three matches to play, it wasn’t until the completion of the final round of matches that they were able to get their hands on the trophy.

Unfortunately, Jean wasn’t on hand to receive the trophy, presented by Club President, Chris Hidden. Thanks to Josie Etherington & Paul Barrow for organizing & running the competition and thanks also to Ashlee Lin for the photo.

Final League Table

Beginners’ Trophy finalists decided

Seven players turned out today for the restyled Beginners’ Trophy, which provided an opportunity for those members who joined in 2018 or 2019, as beginner bowlers, to compete for a trophy against those of similar experience and ability.  Sadly, withdrawals over the week plus one no-show on the day saw the field drop from 13 to 7, but this did not take anything away from the quality of some of the bowling on show.

The semi-finals were both tight affairs, but it was Sue McCormack and Mike Eckett who came through and who will contest the final at the club’s Finals Weekend on September 7th and 8th.

Thanks to those who gave their time to helping the event run smoothly.


Good and bad news at S&D Ladies Finals

With Highworth represented in five different finals at Westlecot on Sunday 16th September there was always the possibility of winners and losers and so it turned out. Linda Young had a test of stamina and concentration having to play in four of the five, virtually staying on the green all day, whilst Jo Hicks had two matches to play and Maggie Jordan and Ashlee Lin featured in one each.

First up for Linda was the Champion of Champions, playing Charlie Godwin of Wootton Bassett, for which she came through with a 21 – 13 victory.

Following a brief break, it was on to the 2-wood Singles final against Laura Latham of Town Gardens, this time Linda recording a 16 – 9 success. Meanwhile Jo was up against Charlie Godwin in the 4-wood Singles and found it was not to be her day, going down to a 9 – 21 loss.

Linda’s third final was the Pairs, with Ashlee Lin at lead. The Highworth pair got off to a dream start, leading 16 – 0 before their Supermarine opponents. Ann Andrews & Marilyn Kilburn, got on the scoreboard with a 4. After 15 ends the score stood at 21 – 7, but end 16 of the scheduled 21 proved to be the final end when Ashlee and Linda weighed in with a 7, the Supermarine ladies deciding then to concede the match. So a hat-trick of title for Linda to add to her tally of titles, but a first for Ashlee, who only came to the sport in 2015 with no prior experience.

The last final of the day was the Charity Triples and saw Highworth’s Maggie Jordan, Jo Hicks and Linda Young take on a Wootton Bassett trio skipped by Charlie Godwin. The match was tight all the way and after the regulation 21 ends were completed the scores were tied at 17 apiece. The resulting extra end saw Wootton Bassett take the end and the title.

Regardless of winning or losing on the day, Highworth ladies, and indeed everyone at the club, can be extremely proud of their achievements across national, county and Swindon competitions over the season and can look forward to 2019 with great optimism.