Highworth Bowls Club

Walker Cup Selection

Congratulation to Jo Hicks on her selection to the Wiltshire squad for this year’s first game in the Walker Cup (Two Fours). The ladies will play Warwickshire on Sunday 26th June at Faringdon Bowls Club 1.30pm start, with the winners playing Dorset in the West Region last 8 on Sunday 10th July. 

 

Johns Trophy & Middleton Cup Successes

On Saturday 18th June the Ladies County side won their first round John’s Trophy match at Castle Cary against Dorset by 32 shots. Jo and Maggie were on a rink skipped by Sue Cooke of Box who and won by 3 shots, whilst Deanne played on the rink skip by Alison Fail of Purton who lost by 2 shots. 

Meanwhile at Chew Stoke Somerset the Men’s County side just overcame Devon in their first round game by 7 shots. Tom Pittuck played in the rink skipped by Russel Francis of Spencer Moulton who won by 15 shots.

For full details and match reports check in on the BOWLS WILTSHIRE website. 

Highworth Hot Shots

Our ladies rink of Maggie, Linda, Jo and Deanne scored a ‘HOT SHOT’, scoring an 8 in the first round of the National Rinks Championship against the Supermarine rink of Pat Jones. 

Top Club win for Men

Highworth Men overcame Westlecot A in round 2 of the National Top Club competition. Playing at Westlecot the men got off to the best possible start with a win for Richard Young in the 2 Woods against John Thomas. 

The triples of Kieron Pollock, Stuart Murray and Tom Walkley gained the upper hand in their game after a close first few ends and were always in control to close out the second point for Highworth. 

The pairs of Kevin Brown and Shaun Hicks struggled throughout their game and conceded after 14 ends to hand Westlecot their first point. 

At this time the rinks and singles were very close and could have gone either way. However, Keith Latimer, Chris Mussen, Chris Davis and Gary Willis held firm on a very tricky rink, riding their luck at times, to close out the win to bring the final point Highworth needed for the victory. 

At this point Tom Pittuck and his opponent Robbie Ferguson formerly of Wanborough agreed a draw in the Singles to leave Highworth winners 3.5 to 1.5 and a game against Westlecot B in Round 3. 

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies v Bowls Warwickshire Ladies at Highworth

On a typically English summers day, rain, hail and sun, Bowls Wiltshire Ladies entertained Bowls Warwickshire Ladies in a friendly fixture at Highworth Bowls Club.

The green was handed over to the good care of Janice Rowe the Bowls Wiltshire President and after speeches the game got underway, thankfully in sunshine.

With the green receiving many favourable comments some excellent play ensued leading to a victory overall and wins on five of the six rinks for Wiltshire. 

Afterwards a gorgeous meal was taken prepared by Maggie and her superb team of lady volunteers; Elaine, Josie, Hazel, Deanne, Trish, Christine, Irene, Helen, Sue and Ashley, further speeches of thanks were given and toasts taken before the ladies made their way back to all corners of Wiltshire and Warwickshire after a great day of the kind of camaraderie you get from bowls. 

Bowls Big Weekend – Open Day Saturday 28th May

On a beautiful sunny day Highworth Bowls Club members welcomed prospective new bowlers.