Sean Etherington makes S&D Under-25s Final again

Congratulations to Sean Etherington on making it to the Swindon & District Under-25 Final for the second year running. Sean beat Highworth old boy James Richman in their semi-final at Highworth, winning 19 – 10.

In the final, to be held on Saturday 14th September, he will meet either David Murray, in what would be an all HBC final, or another Highworth old boy in Ben Choules, to whom Sean lost in last year’s final.

Jo & Linda miss out in Nationals

Commiserations to both Jo Hicks & Linda Young whose involvement in separate competitions was ended early in both cases.

Jo, partnering Georgina Newman (Avon) in the Under-25 Pairs, lost out to a pair from Northamptonshire in the first round, whilst Linda’s involvement in the Senior Singles got only as far as the second round.

Hard luck ladies, but in getting to Leamington in the first place is an achievement to be celebrated in itself.


BWL lose out in Walker Cup semis.

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies missed out by the narrowest of margins in their Walker Cup semi-final against Northamptonshire. Deanne Davis & Linda Young were part of Alison Fail’s rink that won 22-17 but, sadly, their 5-shot winning margin was offset by a 6-shot loss on the other rink, following an extra-end decider.

However, Northamptonshire lost out to Lincolnshire in the final, going down 32-37. It was Lincolnshire’s third success in the competition, whilst Northamptonshire were making their second appearance in the final, but are yet to secure the title.


Lincolnshire beat Oxfordshire 42-32

Northamptonshire beat Wiltshire 43-42
(Rink scores: Northamptonshire names first) A-M Waters, M Harris, K Smith and R Wigfield bt D Shadwell, K Yeoman, S Cooke and A Jacobs 26-20; A Dring, P Bodily, S Tansley and Y McKee lost to C Mitchell, D Davis, L Young and A Fail 17-22

Lincolnshire beat Northamptonshire 37-32

HBC Ladies to contest S&D Charity Triples Final

A big well done to Deanne Davis, Ashlee Lin & Sue McCormack, who have reached the final of the Swindon & District Ladies Charity Triples by beating Swindon North End in their semi-final held at Purton.
Having already beaten triples from Wootton Bassett and the much fancied triple from Stratton Churchways in previous rounds, the Highworth ladies maintained their form to win a close contest by 5 shots.
The final will be played at Westlecot on Sunday 15th September where the opponents will either be from Purton or Supermarine.
All the best for the final ladies.

Men’s Triple make S&D Final

Congratulations to Mark Richman, Gary Willis and Shaun Hicks, who, this evening, in a tight semi-final match throughout, overcame a strong Wootton Bassett side 16 – 13 to advance to the final of the S&D Mens’ Triples competition. Their opponents on Saturday 14th September will be a triple from Westlecot.

Good luck in the final gentlemen.