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Success Eludes Highworth at Men’s S&D Finals Day

Richard Young, Highworth’s Men’s Captain, lost out to former National Indoor Pairs partner, Wanborough’s Robbie Ferguson 17 – 21 on Saturday’ 15th September in the Champion of Champions Final at Westlecot. Commiserations to Richard.

On the next rink, Highworth’s Sean Etherington narrowly missed out on winning the Under 25s Final. Despite having built up an 18 – 11 lead, he could not respond to a late surge from former Highworth club mate, Ben Choules, who compiled a ten break over the next few ends to run out the 21 – 18 winner.  It was a sterling effort Sean and hopefully the experience gained is beneficial for future finals.

Friday Afternoon Triples Winners Decided With Final Round

Whilst the final round of matches in the Friday Afternoon Triples League were being played, then league leaders Team E (Dee Clements, Brian Harris and Paul Barrow) could only look on from their tea-making duties in the club’s kitchen, whilst Team F (Jill Barrow, Andrew Wicks & Ian Dandy) played out their final match knowing that they needed to win by any score in order to head the table at the close.

With a 20 – 8 victory, Team F’s ascent to the top of the table was assured and Team E  had to look for something stronger than tea or coffee to drown their sorrows.
Congratulations to Jill, Andrew & Ian D and commiserations to Dee, Brian & Paul B. Well done also to John Spencer for organizing the event.



Jo & Linda toast County Pairs success

The final of the Ladies County Pairs, delayed from the rain-affected County Finals Day in August was played at Devizes on Saturday morning and saw further success for Highworth’s Joanna Hicks and Linda Young.

Playing short jacks, the pair raced to a 16-4 lead, but with their opponents, Sue Cooke and Alex Jacobs from Box, gaining back control of the jack, came to the last three ends leading 21-14. The next two ends saw the Box pair gaining two shots on each and with one end to play cool heads were called for. Jo put up a good wood to put the pressure on their opponents, but the Box skip then ran the jack, added a second close bowl before getting a third into the head to raise the possibility of a further end to decide the winners. However, with two foot of room to play with Linda delivered a bowl that cut the count to two and Jo and Linda could celebrate becoming county champions for 2018.

Congratulations to Jo and Linda on what has been a very successful season to date for Highworth’s ladies and with the S&D Finals Day to come next Sunday there are further opportunities for more titles to come this season.

Club Finals 2018 – Results


Ladies’ 2-wood
Joanna Hicks  14 – 11 Maggie Jordan
Mens’ Pairs
Shaun Hicks & Kieron Pollock 15 – 17 John Jordan & Richard Charlton

Mixed Pairs
Josie Etherington & David Amitage 24 – 20 Hazel Hayes & Ian Webb
Ladies’ Plate
Ashlee Lin 21 – 16 Heather Pollock
Men’s Sportsman
David Murray 21 – 19 Stuart Murray
Men’s Over 60s
Martin Hope 21 – 19 Chris Mussen
  Men’s Handicap
Shaun Hicks 14 – 21 David Murray
Men’s Triples
David Armitage, Mel Williams & Gary Willis 3- 17 Bob Clements, Gordon Pearce & John White
Ladies’ Pairs
Dee Clements & Tricia Pearce 1 – 26 Jill Barrow & Linda Young
Men’s 4-wood
Ian Barrett 6 – 21 Rob Etherington

Ladies’ Triples
Amy Murray, Maggie Jordan & Linda Young Heather Pollock, Jenny Wilson & Jo Hicks

Ladies’ 4-wood
Joanna Hicks 21 – 11 Linda Young

Gwilym Perrett
Rob Etherington 3 – 2 (sets) David Murray

Under 31s
Joanna Hicks 21 – 6 Shaun Hicks


Team F take Evening League Triples Title

This year’s Evening Triples League fixtures were completed tonight, but the competition winners had been determined well before the last bowl was bowled. Team F, comprising Jill Barrow, Ivor Sparrowhawk, Kevin Brown & club President Chris Hidden, won their first 14 matches, only failing to finish with a 100% record when losing their fifteenth and final match of the competition. A big well done to them and likewise a big thanks to Josie Etherington & Paul Barrow for organising the competition and Hazel Hidden for all her work in the kitchen.

Photo shows Josie Etherington presenting the trophy to the winners.