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18 September 2022 - Day 19 - Men’s Top Club

Boscombe Cliff played in the semi final this morning but their good run came to an end with a 1 - 4 defeat to Cheltenham BC who went on to win the title


17 September 2022 - Day 18 - Men’s Top Club

The final weekend of Leamington saw Boscombe Cliff playing in the quarter final of the Men’s Top Club and they won by 3 disciplines to 2 against Aspatria BC from Cumbria. They will now play against Cheltenham in the semi final tomorrow morning


11 September 2022 - Day 17 - Balcomb Trophy

Our Balcomb Trophy Team were hoping to go one step further than last year’s runner up result as they played Yorkshire this morning in the semi final. Unfortunately it was not be as we lost by an overall score of 32 shots to 42


The rink scores were:


Ashley Nethercliffe, Paul May, Nathan Durman, Gary Starks 13 - 23
Joe Sharp, Jody Bright, Nick Hardy, Leo May 19 - 19


10 September 2022 - Day 16 - Mixed Pairs

The revised programme of competitions at Leamington started again this morning with the Mixed Pairs where Gary Starks of Southsea Waverley and Tina Chambers of Milton Park Ladies were playing in the quarter final against Northumberland. Unfortunately they lost by 14 shots to 20

10 September 2022 - Day 16 - Men’s Senior Fours

Bob Kelly, Charlie Munden, Tim Orr and Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff played their delayed second round match in the Men’s Senior Fours against Hertfordshire but were defeated by 16 shots to 20

10 September 2022 - Day 16 - Women’s Senior Fours

At the same time Sue Dillon, Linda Johnson, Hazel Gabriel and Sue Dadson also of Boscombe Cliff played their first round match of the Women’s Senior Fours against Kent but were defeated by 5 shots to 13


09 September 2022 - National Championships

Out of respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family, no play will take place at the Bowls England National Finals today


In addition the Men’s County friendly against Gloucestershire due to be played today has also been cancelled

08 September 2022 - Day 15 - Men’s Singles


Both Leo May of Cove and Jamie Ward of Leigh Park started in the first round of the Men’s Singles today but both were unfortunately defeated with Leo losing 5 - 21 to Warwickshire and Jamie losing 9 - 21 to Essex


07 September 2022 - Day 14 - Men’s 2 Bowl Singles

This morning Leo May of Cove played against Wiltshire in the quarter final of the Men’s Finals of the 2 Wood Singles and in an incredibly close match won through by 14 shots to 13 after an extra end. That put him through to the semi final against Nottinghamshire which was also a very close game which came down to the last wood where Leo needed to kill the end but agonisingly ditched the jack and lost by 13 shots to 14. Gutting to lose so narrowly but an amazing achievement to come so close
  


07 September 2022 - Day 14 - Women’s Singles

Both Sue Hurley of Lymington and Margaret Holden of Alton Social started their Singles campaign in the preliminary round this morning and both won through. Sue defeated Gloucestershire 21 - 15 and Margaret beat Cumbria 21 - 16


In the first round Margaret was unfortunately defeated by Wiltshire, losing 9 - 21 and Sue also lost 14 - 21 to a very strong Devon opponent  


07 September 2022 - Day 14 - Men’s Senior Fours


This afternoon in the first round of the Men’s Senior Fours the Boscombe Cliff rink of Bob Kelly, Charlie Munden, Tim Orr and Chris Daniels played Wiltshire and won by 18 shots to 10


06 September 2022 - Day 13 - Women’s 2 Bowl Singles


This morning Hazel Marke of Alton Social played in the quarter final of the Women’s 2 Bowl Singles but had the misfortune to be drawn against last year’s National title winner from Somerset and unforunately was defeated by 10 shots to 18

06 September 2022 - Day 13 - Men’s 2 Bowl Singles

At the same time the Men’s 2 Bowls Singles also got underway and both Leo May of Cove and John Keat of Atherley had preliminary round wins. Leo defeated Leicestershire 17 - 14 and John won against Buckinghamshire by 16 shots to 15

In the first round Leo went on to win 16 - 13 against Leicestershire but unfortunately John was defeated narrowly by Yorkshire, losing 15 - 16. In the second round Leo faced Berkshire and good news as he won again to put him into tomorrow morning’s quarter final   


05 September 2022 - Day 12 - Men’s Fours


A very good win this morning for Adam Smith, Alan Forrest, Steve Dowdell and Andy Anderson from Fleming Park who defeated a strong four from Berkshire by 17 shots to 16. They now play in the quarter final this afternoon


Update - unfortunately that was the end of the run as they lost 14 - 22 to Kent


05 September 20  - Day 12 - Women’s 2 Bowl Singles

Today also saw the start of the Women’s 2 Bowl Singles. Hazel Marke of Alton Social won her preliminary round match against Essex by 17 shots to 8. In the first round Hazel then won through against Bedfordshire by 18 shots to 11 and the second round another win by 16 shots to 15 against Warwickshire has put her into the quarter final which will be played tomorrow morning


Laura Kitcher of Kings Park had abye to the first round where she played Herefordshire and won through by 14 shots to 11. Unfortunately in the second round against Northumberland she was defeated 6 - 14


04 September 2022 - Day 11 - Men’s Fours

At the halfway stage of the Championships the Men’s Fours started this morning. In the preliminary round the rink of Jason Smith, Joe Leahy, Simon Doig and Martyn Wise from Atherley were unfortunately defeated 17 - 21 by Wiltshire but there was better news for the Fleming Park four of Adam Smith, Alan Forrest, Steve Dowdell and Andy Anderson who won 22 - 9 against Essex


In the first round this afternoon they won again, this time by 26 shots to 10 against Warwickshire, and will play again tomorrow morning in the second round


03 September 2022 - Day 10 - Women’s Fours


Today saw the start of the Women’s Fours with the Alton Social rink of Lesley Johnson, Kate Fyfield, Hazel Marke and Margaret Holden drawn in the preliminary round against Suffolk. Unfortunately they were defeated by 14 shots to 24


In the first round we were represented by Mary Varndell, Sue Dixon, Angie Rowe and Janie Vickers of Oakely but sadly they lost 12 - 22 to Gloucestershire


02 September 2022 - Day 9 - Men’s Junior Singles

Today saw the start of the Men’s Junior Singles but unfortunately both Hampshire players lost in the preliminary round. Alfie Smith of Portsmouth Water was defeated 15 - 21 by Cumbria and Ashley Nethercliffe of Oakley also lost 7 - 21 to a very strong Buckinghamshire opponent

01 September 2022

National Championships - Day 8 - Women’s Junior Singles

In the preliminary round this morning, Molly Firth of Milton Park Ladies played against Kent but was defeated 8 - 21. In the first round Alice Lovett of Oakley was successful against Wiltshire, winning 21 - 19


Unfortunately Alice was defeated in the second round, losing 15 - 21 to Kent

31 August 2022


National Championships - Day 7 - Men’s Senior Singles

The first match this morning in the Men’s Senior Singles saw Tim Orr of Boscombe Cliff play in the quarter final but unfortunately he was defeated by Norfolk, losing 18 - 21


National Championships - Day 7 - Men’s Junior Pairs

An amazing day for Luke Bell of Sports Centre and Dan Cookman of Ringwood as they won their quarter final this morning against Kent and then followed this up with a semi final win over Warwickshire. Agonisingly they lost the final to Devon by just a single shot but a brilliant achievement to get so close to a national title   
  

    

30 August 2022


National Championships - Day 6 - Women’s Junior Pairs

Today was the start of the Junior Pairs and in the morning Keira Patel and Molly Firth of Milton Park Ladies got off to a good start as they defeated Bedfordshire by 24 shots to 6 in the first round. Unfortunately in the second round this afternoon they were defeated by a strong pair from Hertfordshire, losing 10 - 20


National Championships - Day 6 - Men’s Junior Pairs

At the same time Luke Bell of Sports Centre and Dan Cookman of Ringwood also started well with a 19 - 15 win over Durham in the first round. The success continued  in the second round against Hertfordshire as they won 25 - 10 and they will return to play in the quarter final tomorrow morning
 

    

29 August 2022


National Championships - Day 5 - Men’s Pairs

Another good win this morning for Danny Smith and Gary Starks of Southsea Waverley who defeated Oxfordshire by 17 shots to 15 to reach the quarter final to be played this afternoon


Update - agonisingly Danny and Gary lost the quarter final to Warwickshire by one shot


National Championships- Day 5 - Women’s Pairs


The Women’s Pairs also started this morning and unfortunately it was a defeat for both our teams as Joan Dawkins and Caroline Cuerden of Lee-on-the-Solent who were beaten 9 - 25 by Suffolk and Jan Leppard and Jan Lewis of Waterside also lost 11 - 22 to Cambridgeshire


28 August 2022


National Championships - Day 4 - Men’s Pairs

Today was the start on the Men’s Pairs and both our teams were in the first round. Unfortunately the Priory team of Steve Smith and Adrian Snook were defeated 13 - 22 by Hertfordshire but there was better news for the Southsea Waverley pair of Danny Smith and Gary Starks who won by 21 shots to 8 and also against Hertfordshire. They will play in the second round tomorrow morning
 


26 August 2022


National Championships - Day 2 - Men’s Triples

In the first round match of the Men’s Triples this morning the Milton Park trio of Bryan Cherry, Tony Hall and David Brown faced Gloucestershire but unfortunately were defeated by 11 shots to 26


25 August 2022


National Championships - Day 1 - Women’s Triples


Today saw the beginning of the National Championships with the Women’s Triples this morning. Unfortunately it was not a great start for Hampshire as the Fareham Triple of Rosemary Bailey, Sheena Mack and Sandy Pullin were defeated 12 - 28 in the preliminary round by Cornwall. At the same time the Alton Social Triple of Annie Carter, Kate Fyfield and Alice Atwell also lost 7 - 24 to a strong triple from Leicestershire which included an International skip  

National Championships - Day 1 - Men’s Triples


This afternoon was the start of the Men’s Triples started. The Basingstoke Town Triple of Matt Carr, Trevor Morgan and Richard Burgin had a very close match in the Preliminary Round against Cornwall, playing very well before they were finally pipped on the last end losing narrowly by 16 shots to 18


17 July 2022

Walker Cup


We played Middlesex this morning in the Regional semi final at Cranleigh BC but unfortunately were defeated by 31 shots to 44

The rink scores were:


Margaret Holden 14 - 23
Lesley Taylor 17 - 21

Balcomb Trophy

We played Kent this morning in the Regional semi final at Ladygate BC and won on both rinks and overall  by 37 shots to 28. We now play Berkshire this afternoon in the Regional final


The rink scores were:


Gary Starks 18 - 13

Leo May 19 - 15


A good win this afternoon in the Regional final against Berkshire winning by 3 shots to qualify for Leamington where we will play the winners of the North Area in the semi final on Sunday 11 September

The rink scores were:


Gary Starks 15 - 25

Leo May 27 - 14

10 July 2022

Walker Cup

A good win this afternoon for our Walker Cup team against Sussex, winning by 41 shots to 35. Next up is the Regional Finals next Sunday at Cranleigh BC where we will face Middlesex in the semi final


The fink scores were:


Margaret Holden 24 - 14

Janet Ballard 17 - 21

03 July 2022


Last Eights - Men’s and Women’s Fours

The results for the Men’s and Women’s Fours Last Eights matches are on the respective pages. Congratulations to the finalists who qualify for Leamington

Amy Rose Trophy


Our Amy Rose team played in the Regional Finals at Desborough BC today and in the morning semi final we faced Oxfordshire, winning on both rinks and by an overall score of 44 shots to 20


In the afternoon final we played a strong Kent side and unfortunately were defeated by 32 shots to 46

White Rose Trophy


An agonising one shot defeat this morning for our White Rose team in the Regional Finals at Alton Social against Kent who went on to qualify for Leamington


The rink scores were:

 

Finn Patel, Joe Kinge, Reece Graham, Ashley Nethercliffe 19 - 18

Jake Palmer, Charlie May, Liam May, Luke Bell 18 - 20


Balcomb Trophy


In the first round of the Balcomb Trophy this morning we faced Bowls Isle of Wight at Banister Park and we won the match by 43 shots to 37. That puts us through to the Regional Finals which is to be played on Sunday 17 July. In the morning semi final we will play Kent


The rink scores were:


Jason Rogers, Chris Cranham, Nathan Durman, Gary Starks 19 - 23

Joe Sharp, Jody Bright, Nick Hardy, Leo May 24 - 14


02 July 2022


Home Counties Senior League

A very comfortable final match in the Home Counties Senior League at home to Buckinghamshire this morning, winning by by 20 points to 2 and 172 to 73 shots. Unfortunately, despite winning all three matches, we will not progress any further as we were in contravention of the rule regarding the maximum number of Middleton Cup players allowed to play in games


The rink scores were:


Rob Bines 16 - 18

Barry Stafford 30 - 13

Nathan Durman 30 - 8

Richard Shelley 35 - 12

Ashley Nethercliffe 27 - 14

David Sims 34 - 8


18 June 2022

Johns Trophy

Unfortunately Hampshire was defeated by Kent in the first match of the Johns Trophy today at Horsham, losing by 97 shots to 131

The rink scores were:


Janet Williamson 19 - 20

Allyson Flint 20 - 16

Janet Ballard 13 - 30

Hazel Marke 15 - 23

Alice Lovett 14 - 23

Sue Dyson 16 - 19

28 May 2022

Home Counties Senior League

A good second win this morning for our Home Counties Senior Team, defeating Middlesex at Banister Park, by 20 points to 2 and 136 shots to 99. Our third match is scheduled for Saturday 2 July at home to Buckinghamshire

The rink scores were:

Jody Bright 14 - 21
Chris Daniels 26 - 13
Nathan Durman 20 - 16

Danny Smith 31 - 11
Andy Anderson 22 - 21

John Biggs 23 - 17


21 May 2022

Home Counties Senior League

A good opening win this morning for our Home Counties Senior Team, defeating Kent away at Bromley, by 18 points to 4 and 125 shots to 95. Our second match is next Saturday at home to Middlesex

The rink scores were:

Jody Bright 16 - 15
Gary Starks 16 - 19
Colin Thresher 21 - 22
Leo May 30 - 10

Adam White 24 - 13
Jim Marsland 18 - 16

16 May 2022

Bowls England Junior Talent Day


Congratulations to Alice Lovett, Molly Firth, Reece Graham, Liam May and Luke Bell who have all been selected to take part in the Bowls England Junior Talent Day at Leamington on Sunday 19 June


30 April 2022

National Championships

Our number of entries in the National Championships this season are all in the top ten of Counties so we will be given two entries at the Leamington finals. This applies to Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours, 2 Bowl Singles and Junior Singles. In addition we also get one entry in the Senior Fours and Junior Pairs as usual
 

28 March 2022

Derek Collins RIP

We have now heard the funeral arrangements for Derek who will be cremated in a private, non attended service on Thursday 31 March


There will be a wake at Gosport BC on Monday 4 April from 12.00pm to enable all his friends and colleagues the opportunity to meet and remember and celebrate the vast and varied bowling life of Derek - all anecdotes welcomed. To honour what I know would certainly be Derek’s wish in that we do not make a fuss for him and suggest the dress code should be casual. Dave Wildman, Area Secretary

27 March 2022

Competitions and Championship draws

All Competition and Championship draws have now been uploaded


13 March 2022

Derek Collins RIP

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Derek Collins passed away this afternoon. Derek was a stalwart for Hampshire being involved for many many years, prior to many of us being involved with our sport


He was made a Life Vice President of the County for his services to the HCBA (Hampshire County Bowling Association), on unification he became an Honorary Life Member of Bowls Hampshire. He served on at least two separate occasions as Middleton Cup manager and was also Junior Manager and Safeguarding Officer. As Middleton Cup Manager he led the County as they won the Balcomb Trophy


He won the County triples in 1993 and served as Trustee of the Benevolent Fund. Indoors he was manager of the Liberty Trophy team leading Hampshire to the title. He was a past member of the EIBA Executive and a national selector. It is also understood he served as the England Men's Junior Team Manager

  

He will be missed by everyone who knew and worked with him. As soon as the details of his funeral are known they will be posted on the website. Our thoughts are with the family at this very sad time


24 February 2022

Rosemary Corney Funeral Arrangements


We have now heard about the funeral arrangement s for Rosemary Corney. Her husband Steve has requested no black should be worn but he would be happy for any Hampshire bowlers who are attending to wear uniform and to form a 'ceremonial guard' outside the church as the coffin enters the church


The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 1st March at 11.00am at All Hallows Church, Whitchurch, followed by a wake at the Sports & Social Club. At 15:10pm the cars will leave for Basingstoke Crematorium for the internment. All are welcome to attend both services. The funeral can also be viewed online at https://watch.obitus.com - Username xezo5446, Password 719917


There will only be family flowers but donations can be made via this link


10 February 2022

Rosemary Corney RIP

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Rosemary Corney passed away this afternoon in Winchester Hospital


Rosemary was President of Hampshire County Womens Bowls Association in 2009 as well as being the Match Secretary for many years. Following unification in 2011, Rosemary became the Bowls Hampshire Ladies’ Match Secretary right up to the 2021 AGM. In addition to this she was the Amy Rose Manager for a number of years assisting the juniors within the County


She represented Hampshire playing in both the Walker Cup and Johns Trophy and was part of the team which won the Johns Trophy in 2008 and 2011.  During her extensive playing career she won the England Womens Bowls Association 'Mother & Daughter' National title with her daughter Paula. Then in 2013 with her playing partner Brenda Plumpton won the Bowls England National Women's pairs title


Rosemary never gave up in her battle with cancer and her positivity, courage and cheerful attitude will be missed by us all. Our thoughts are with Steve and her family at this sad time

05 January 2022

Inter County Team Competitions

The details of the Inter County Team Competition draws have been added to each respective page on the website