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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