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09 September 2018

Finals

The results from all finals played this weekend have been uploaded. There are two finals remaining - The Men’s 2 Wood Triples which will be played at 2.00pm on Saturday 15 September at Oakley and the Men’s Junior Singles which will be played at 11.00am on Sunday 16 September at Southsea Waverley

06 September 2018

Bowls England Senior International Trials

Congratulations to Matt Marchant of Southsea Waverley who has been selected to attend the Bowls England Men's Senior International Trial on Saturday 22 September 2018 at Royal Leamington Spa. Congratulations also to Margaret Holden of Alton Social who has been selected to attend as reserve for the Women’s Trial on the same day

02 September 2018

Leamington

Unfortunately Cove were defeated by 4 shots in the semi final of the Tony Allcock Trophy by Banbury Central

01 September 2018

Leamington

In the Amy Rose competition today our team faced Buckinghamshire but were unfortunately defeated by 16 shots to 27

There was better news for Cove who played St Austell in the quarter final of the Tony Allcock Trophy which resulted in a one shot win. They will now be back tomorrow morning to play in the semi final against Banbury Central


31 August 2018


Leamington

Our Mixed Four of Anita Hart, Jan Bunker, Graham Hart & Terry Whitear from Old Green were unfortunately defeated by Cumbria this morning

30 August 2018

Leamington

In the first round of the Men's Singles this morning Steve Feilder of Alexandra was defeated by Cambridgeshire but better news in Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff winning against Bedfordshire. Unfortunately Chris was defeated in the second round by Norfolk

29 August 2018

Leamington

Peter Ward of Sports Centre has won his quarter final this morning in the Men's 2 Wood Singles and now faces Worcestershire in the semi final this lunchtime. Update - Peter won the semi final by 15 shots to 7 and will now play for a National title against Essex this afternoon. Further update - agonisingly Peter lost the final on an extra end

In the preliminary round of the Men's 4 Wood Singles this afternoon Robbie Bines of Eastleigh Railway was defeated by Warwickshire

28 August 2018

Leamington

In the opening Preliminary round of the Men's 2 Wood Singles Mike Squires of Boscombe Cliff was defeated by Norfolk

In the first round of the Men's 2 Wood Singles both Alan B Forrest of Fleming Park and Peter Ward of Sports Centre won their matches but unfortunately Alan was defeated in Round 2. Peter went on to defeat Yorkshire and then won his third match against Devon to reach the quarter finals which he will play tomorrow morning

27 August 2018

Leamington

It was not a good morning for Hampshire as all three of our Men's Pairs were defeated in the first round. Jody Bright and Martyn Wise of Atherley lost to Hertfordshire, Alan Geary and Russell Morgan of Boscombe Cliff lost to Derbyshire and Martin Wake and Gary Starks of Southsea Waverley lost to Surrey

26 August 2018

Leamington

In the opening Preliminary round of the Men's Pairs, Jody Bright and Martyn Wise of Atherley defeated Herefordshire by two shots to reach the first round tomorrow morning 

25 August 2018

Leamington

In the first round of the Men's Senior Singles this morning, Chris Cranham of Cove defeated Huntingdonshire by 21 shots to 14 and will play the second round later this afternoon. Update - unfortunately Chris was defeated by Herefordshire in the second round 

24 August 2018

Leamington

Well done to the Alton Social rink of Lesley Johnson, Brenda Plumpton, Hazel Marke and Margaret Holden who defeated Cumbria by 22 shots to 21 in the semi final of the Women's Senior Fours this morning. They now play in the final this afternoon against Norfolk. Update - Hampshire has its first National Champions of the season as the Alton Social four won the final, defeating Norfolk by 18 shots to 6. Congratulations to Lesley, Brenda, Hazel and Margaret 

There was also success for the Boscombe Cliff triple of Mark Brocklebank, Craig Patterson and David Kerr who won their third round match against Sussex by 22 shots to 13 and will play in the quarter final this afternoon. Update - unfortunately Boscombe Cliff were defeated by Lancashire by a single shot 

23 August 2018

Leamington

The Alton Social rink of Lesley Johnson, Brenda Plumpton, Hazel Marke and Margaret Holden defeated Nottinghamshire by 29 shots to 6 in the second round of the Women's Senior Fours this morning. In the afternoon the four went on to defeat Cornwall by 23 shots to 9 and have now reached the semi final which will be played tomorrow morning

In the first round of the Men's Triples the team of Michael Aldren, Ollie Mews and Mark Hammond from Southsea Waverley defeated Worcestershire by 16 shots to 15. Unfortunately in the second round in the afternoon they lost to Cambridgeshire by 12 shots to 17. However there was better news for the Boscombe Cliff triple of Mark Brocklebank, Craig Patterson and David Kerr who won their second round match against Berkshire by 20 shots to 11 and will play again tomorrow morning

22 August 2018

Leamington

In the first round of the Women's Senior Fours, the Alton Social rink of Lesley Johnson, Brenda Plumpton, Hazel Marke and Margaret Holden defeated Derbyshire by 18 shots to 16

This afternoon saw the start of the Men's Triples. The Fleming Park team of Adam Smith, Alan C Forrest and Alan B Forrest were unfortunately beaten by Cornwall but there was better news for Mark Brocklebank, Craig Patterson and David Kerr from Boscombe Cliff who won against Bedfordshire 


21 August 2018

Leamington

Today is the start of the Men's Champion of Champion's Singles and Steve Hockham of Southbourne has won his first match against Kent by 21 shots to 12. He will play in the quarter final this afternoon. Unfortunately Steve was defeated by 20 shots to 21 in the afternoon

20 August 2018

Leamington

In the Men's Fours this morning we had three teams playing in the first round. Unfortunately the Eastleigh Railway rink of David Bines, Benjamin Barrett, Robbie Bines and Michael Barrett, the Southsea Waverley rink of Danny Smith, Jon Leggett, Martin Wake and Gary Starks and the Boscombe Cliff rink of Bob Kelly, Alan Geary, Russell Morgan and Chris Daniels were all defeated

19 August 2018

Leamington

Unfortunately Danny Smith of Southsea Waverley was defeated this morning in the quarter final of the Men's Junior Singles, losing 14 - 21 to Norfolk

In the preliminary round of the Men's Fours, the Eastleigh Railway rink of David Bines, Benjamin Barrett, Robbie Bines and Michael Barrett defeated Bedfordshire by 19 shots to 14

18 August 2018

Leamington

A fantastic result this morning as Margaret Holden and Hazel Marke defeated a very strong pair from Lincolnshire by 25 shots to 22 and will now play in the final of the Women's Pairs this afternoon. Sadly it was not to be a National title for Margaret and Hazel as they were defeated in the final

The Men's Junior Singles also started this morning and Louis McCubbin of Southsea Waverley has won his first round match against Leicestershire by 21 shots to 18 as did his club mate Danny Smith also winning against Yorkshire by 21 shots to 6. In the second round unfortunately Louis was defeated but Danny won through against Kent and will play in the third round later this afternoon

In the Women's Junior Pairs we are represented by Nicole Rogers and Heather Statham of Oakley who won their first round match against Warwickshire and will play in the second round this afternoon. Unfortunately Nicole and Heather were defeated in the second round by Cumbria


17 August 2018

Leamington

Unfortunately Terry Hart and Jim Marsland of Cove were defeated in their preliminary round match of the Men's Senior Pairs this morning but better news as Hazel Marke and Margaret Holden of Alton Social won their Women's Pairs against Bedfordshire and will now play in the quarter final this afternoon

The good news has continued as Hazel and Margaret won their quarter final this afternoon and will be back tomorrow morning to play the semi final

16 August 2018

Leamington

A mixed morning in the first round of the Women's Pairs with Rose Benyon and Anne Cooper of Bridgemary losing to Hertfordshire but better news for Hazel Marke and Margaret Holden of Alton Social who won through into the second round by defeating Essex. In the afternoon Hazel and Margaret went on to win their second round match against Dorset and will play again in the round of 16 tomorrow morning


15 August 2018

Leamington

Unfortunately Janet Williamson and Jean Street of Hyde Abbey were defeated in the preliminary round of the Women's Pairs by Somerset


14 August 2018

Leamington

Unfortunately Nicole Rogers of Oakley and Sue Dadson of Southbourne were both defeated in the first round of the Women's 2 Wood Singles

13 August 2018

Leamington

In the first round of the Women's Triples this morning, the Swanmore triple of Julie Hudson,  Linda Pocknell and Jean Philip were defeated 17 - 18 by Cumbria but better news for the Fareham team of Mandy Young, Carol Pullin and Sandy Pullin who won 21 - 11 against Cornwall. Unfortunately that put them through to play a very strong triple from Cambridgeshire, skipped by Ellen Falkner, and despite being a very close contest for most of the match their more experienced opponents pulled ahead over the last four ends to win 21 - 8

12 August 2018

Leamington

The Women's Triples started today but unfortunately the Cove triple of Irene Galpin, Donna Taylor and Allyson Flint were defeated 13 - 20 in the preliminary round by Buckinghamshire

Well done to all our young players in the Sutton Winson Under 18 Trophy which took place over this weekend. In the Singles Competition Daniel Palmer of Cowplain reached the last 16 as did Luke Bell of Sports Centre in the Pairs Plate competition. Reece Graham of Alton Social and Alex Linter of Priory missed out on a place in the final of the Pairs Plate when both their respective pairs were narrowly defeated in a third set extra end 


11 August 2018

Leamington

Unfortunately Janet Ballard of Waterside was defeated by 20 shots to 21 by Devon in the Women's Senior Singles today

10 August 2018

Leamington

A mixed morning in the Women's Singles with Margaret Holden of Alton Social losing her first round match by 20 shots to 21 to Leicestershire but better news as Janet Ballard of Waterside won her match, also by 21 shots to 20, over Suffolk. Janet then went on to win her second round match 21 - 16 against Lancashire to set up a very tough third round against Sophie Tolchard from Devon later this afternoon. Update - sadly it proved to be the case as Janet lost in the third round by 6 shots to 21


09 August 2018

Leamington

Unfortunately Louis McCubbin and Danny Smith from Southsea Waverley were defeated in the quarter final of the Men's Junior pairs by Cambridgeshire by  their first round match against Durham by 11 shots to 18


In the preliminary round of the Women's Singles Sue Brightman of Bedhampton of was unfortunately beaten by Dorset by 14 shots to 21

08 August 2018

Leamington

In the Women's Champion of Champions' Singles today we were represented by Lorraine Slater of Lockswood who unfortunately lost in the round of 16 to Warwickshire

It was better news in the afternoon as our Men's Junior Pair of Louis McCubbin and Danny Smith from Southsea Waverley won their first round match against Durham by 19 shots to 10 and then went on to win the second round match against Bedfordshire by one shot


07 August 2018

Leamington

A mixed day at Leamington with the Alton Social Women's Four of Alice Attwell, Brenda Plumpton, Hazel Marke and Margaret Holden losing their first round match but Margaret then went on to win the semi final of the Women's Senior Pairs with Lesley Johnson. They will play in the final this evening in the hope of retaining their National title. Update - unfortunately it was not to be a repeat win as Margaret and Lesley were defeated in the final by 12 shots to 21 to Durham

Our other Women's Four of Karen Cranham, Jan Allen, Donna Taylor and Sarah Bowen from Cove were also defeated in the second round by Northumberland, losing by seven shots and unfortunately we also had a first round defeat for the Men's Senior Four of Bob Kelly, Charlie Munden, Tim Orr and Chris Daniels from Boscombe Cliff who lost by three shots to Kent 

06 August 2018

Leamington

Well done this morning to Nicole Rogers who has won her Junior Singles quarter final against Cornwall by 21 shots to 14 and will play again in the semi final this afternoon. Unfortunately Nicole was defeated in the semi final by 18 shots to 21 to the eventual winner from Worcestershire


In the Senior Pairs, Margaret Holden and Lesley Johnson continued their good run, winning both matches today to reach the semi final due to be played tomorrow morning

In the early first round of the Women's Fours the rink of Karen Cranham, Jan Allen, Donna Taylor and Sarah Bowen from Cove defeated Derbyshire by 20 shots to 12 but unfortunately the Waterside rink of Jen Medley, Sue Lewis Parks, Mary Ward and Janet Ballard were defeated in the preliminary round, losing 19 - 21 to Huntingdonshire


05 August 2018

County Club Championship

Congratulations to Southsea Waverley who retained the Men's County Club Championship today after defeating Fleming Park in the final

Leamington

In the Women's Championships today both our Junior Singles competitors from Oakley have won through to the second round with Heather Statham winning 21 - 20 and Nicole Rogers winning 21 - 16. In the second round this afternoon, Nicole Rogers beat Sussex 21 - 18 but unfortunately Heather Statham was defeated by Yorkshire by 6 -21. In the third round Nicole won again, this time against Devon, by 21 shots to 15 to reach the quarter final tomorrow morning

In the Women's Senior Pairs, Margaret Holden and Lesley Johnson of Alton Social started the defence of their National title, with a first round win against Essex by 29 shots to 11 


07 July 2018

Middleton Cup and Johns Trophy

A mixed day for Hampshire in the Inter County Competitions with defeat for the Women's Johns Team but a victory for the Men's Middleton Cup Team

In the Johns Trophy we played Middlesex at Harefield Hospital BC but were beaten by 99 shots to 120 and by 6 points to 16 and finish 4th in the group

The rink scores were:

Kath Patrick 22 - 16
Margaret Holden 12 - 22
Sarah Bowen 14 - 28
Brenda Plumpton 8 -24
Janet Williamson 19 - 13
Linda Hayward 24 - 17

The Men's Middleton Cup team were also playing Middlesex at Ladymead BC and won comfortably by 136 shots to 94 and by 20 points to 2 but will not progress any further this season as we finish 2nd behind Buckinghamshire

The rinks scores were:

Jim Marsland 26 - 14
Tim Orr 24 - 19 
Steve Feilder 22 - 13
Chris Daniels 27 - 11
Leon Pope 16 - 19
Charlie Bailey 21 - 18

30 June 2018

Johns Trophy

Our Johns Trophy team was defeated away against Surrey this afternoon, losing by 84 shots to 130 and by 1 point to 21 to end our chances of progressing any further this season

The rink scores were:

Kath Patrick 15 - 16
Margaret Holden 18 - 18
Sarah Bowen 13 - 20
Brenda Plumpton 10 - 25
Janet Williamson 12 - 28
Linda Hayward 16 - 23

24 June 2018

Walker Cup

Hampshire were defeated this afternoon at Sutton BC by Surrey, losing on both rinks, and by an overall score of 34 shots to 45. The rink scores were:

Brenda Plumpton 15 - 23
Margaret Holden 19 - 22 

23 June 2018

Johns Trophy

Our Johns Trophy team was defeated at home to Sussex this afternoon, losing by 97 shots to 118 and by 6 points to 16

The rink scores were:

Kath Patrick 15 - 13
Margaret Holden 20 - 15
Sarah Bowen 16 - 25
Brenda Plumpton 17 - 27
Janet Williamson 20 - 17
Linda Hayward 9 - 21

16 June 2018

Middleton Cup and Johns Trophy

A mixed day for Hampshire in the Inter County Competitions with victory for the Women's Johns Team but a defeat for the Men's Middleton Cup Team

In the Johns Trophy we defeated Bowls Isle of Wight at Banister Park by 146 shots to 90 and 20 points to 2 to give us a good start to this year's campaign

The rink scores were:

Kath Patrick 24 - 21
Margaret Holden 33 - 9
Sarah Bowen 23 - 11
Brenda Plumpton 25 - 13
Janet Williamson 15 - 21
Linda Hayward 26 - 15

The Men's Middleton Cup team travelled to Gerrard Cross to play Buckinghamshire but were beaten by 107 shots to 138 and by 3 points to 19

The rinks scores were:

Jim Marsland 20 - 22
Russell Morgan 17 - 26
Steve Feilder 20 - 18
Chris Daniels 16 - 16
Craig Patterson 21 - 29
Jody Bright 13 - 27

13 June 2018

Ken Sutton RIP

The funeral for Ken Sutton will take place on Monday 25 June at 1:45pm at Portchester Crematorium and then afterwards at the Victory IBC. The family has requested no flowers but donations to Rainbow Centre Fareham via the Funeral Directors: A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors, 10 West St, Portchester, Fareham PO16 9UZ (023 9200 0692)

10 June 2018

Balcomb Trophy

Unfortunately we exited the Balcomb Trophy early this season after a 35 shots to 38 defeat this morning against Sussex


03 June 2018

Ken Sutton RIP

We have just heard the shock news that Ken Sutton passed away unexpectedly this morning. Ken was a big supporter of the County and was Men's President in 2014. When details of the funeral arrangements are known a further update will be published but our thoughts are with the family at this sad time


02 June 2018

Middleton Cup

An excellent start to this season's Middleton Cup campaign this afternoon with a comfortable 140 to 102 shots and 20 points to 2 victory over Bowls Isle of Wight

The rink scores were:

Jim Marsland 21 - 17
Russell Morgan 28 - 17
Steve Feilder 21 - 19
Chris Daniels 20 - 11
Craig Patterson 36 - 12
Colin Thresher 14 - 26

31 May 2018

Bowls England Junior International Series

Congratulations to Nicole Rogers of Oakley and Louis McCubbin of Southsea Waverley who have both been selected for the Bowls England Junior International teams to play in the BIBC International Series. The Women play at Royal Leamington Spa on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July and the Men play at Belmont, Belfast on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September

Bowls England Test Match

Matt Marchant of Southsea Waverley has been named as a reserve for the upcoming Bowls England test match against Australia which is to be played at Royal Leamington Spa on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 July

27 May 2018

White Rose Trophy

Unfortunately our Men's Junior White Rose team were defeated this morning at Cove by Surrey, losing by 32 shots to 42