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20 May 2023

Senior Home Counties League

An excellent opening match in the Senior Home Counties Leonard Denny match this morning against Kent as we won on all six rinks and by an overall score of 160 shots to 75 to pick up all 22 points

The rink scores were:

Leo May 32 - 11

Andy Anderson 21 - 16

Nathan Durman 20 - 15

Gary Starks 38 - 9

Chris Weeks 28 - 8

Colin Thresher 22 - 16

18 May 2023

Leo May wins Home Counties Bowls Association Singles final.

Last Sunday 14 May our 2022 Men’s Singles winner Leo May represented Bowls Hampshire at the HCBA championships.  After winning the semi in the morning, Leo went on to win the final 23-11 in the afternoon.  Many congratulations Leo

Also through to the finals were last year's triples champions, Matt Carr, Trevor Morgan and Richard Burgin who also won their semi in the morning. The final in the afternoon proved to be a very tight game with the Bowls Hampshire triples just losing out by a single shot on a last end shootout to Middlesex. Not the result we wanted but very well played guys

10 May 2023

Turncoat Vice President

Men's Vice President Doug Nazer was only at Pembroke Garden's Centenary event on 10 May 10 to perform Chauffeuring duties for two of his Clubmates but he did take his bowling gear to be a "Just In Case" reserve

So when Pembroke had a late withdrawal, he offered his services to them which they happily accepted

To make matters worse, he piloted his rink to be Top Rink for Pembroke, turning the knife even more. However, his performance obviously spurred on his clubmates as they took the Top Rink Coasters for the County and their scoreline resulted in the County winning the match by 3 shots

It also proved a set of bowlers from a "Carpet" Club can bowl on a Heavy Grass Green

04 May 2023

Volunteering to help at the National Championships

Applications for volunteers for the 2023 Bowls England National Finals are open and can be accessed via this link

There will be a number of posts going out on our social channels over the coming weeks. Any questions about volunteering can be sent to

 23 March 2023

Bowls England Qualifiers

As we have continued to be one of the largest Counties for entries we will receive two places in all main Leamington Championships for both men and women this season

17 March 2023

Championship and Competition Draws

The 2023 Championships and Competitions draws for all Areas have been uploaded to the website. Updates will be added when available

04 March 2023

Last Eights Draws

Revised dates for all the Last Eights draws have been uploaded to the website

03 March 2023

Aviva becomes Bowls England’s Principal Partner

Bowls England have announcing a strategic multi-year partnership with Aviva, the Insurance, Wealth & Retirement company. This is exciting news and hugely significant for lawn bowls in England at all levels

The agreement will see the integration of Aviva from grassroots clubs to elite teams as they become the Principal Partner of the England National Teams, Title Partner in the Bowls England National Finals, as well as Official Partners to our grassroots and community initiatives, Bowls Bash and Bowls’ Big Weekend

Aviva’s investment will help support Bowls England’s Fit for the Future strategy and partnering with a company of such standing and scale will make lawn bowls more relevant and reach new audiences

14 January 2023

Barry Melsom RIP

We have only just heard the very sad news that Barry Melsom passed away shortly after Christmas. Barry was a long standing Cove member and was also Hampshire CBA Men’s President in 1999 as well as County Secretary for a number of years. He was also heavily involved with the English Bowling Association running the National Championships when they were held at Worthing

Unfortunately, having only just been advised, there is little time to advise that his funeral is at 1.30pm on Monday 16 January at Aldershot Crematorium. Our thoughts are with his family at this time

24 November 2022

Spencer Kerley - Life Vice Presidency

Bowls Hampshire are delighted to announce the award of Bowls Hampshire Life Vice Presidency to Spencer Kerley for his outstanding service to the County

Spencer becomes the first bowler to receive this honour since the unification of HCBA and HCWBA in 2011. With a view to surprising Spencer, the award was presented at the recent Bowls Hampshire Tour in Dorset where 60 bowlers from across Hampshire attended