September 22nd 2023
On Saturday September 16th we held our first Candlelight Memorial Bowls evening which was our final event of the season.
We dedicated to the memory of all past bowlers that are no longer with us.
The evening was a great success and certainly put our bowling skills to the test by playing by candlelight. The evening as rounded off with food and drinks in the clubhouse.
September 4th 2023
The weekend of 2nd and 3rd September we held the club finals.
Lovely weather, good number of spectators and all matches played in a really friendly manor made for a great club atmosphere in which this year's final were played.
The results are :-
Pairs Winners - Steve Lidbury & Simon Leighton
Runner ups - Jackie Bunce & Lesley Taft
Ladies Singles Winner - Paula Deery
Runner up - Vicky Pettit
Novice Cup Winner - Matt Deery
Runner up - Steve Coleman
President's Cup Winner - Richard Grunsell
Runner up - Peter Wootton
Handicap Singles Winner - David Mew
Runner up - Alastair Bunce
Men's Singles Winner - Peter Wootton
Runner up - Matt Deery
Two Wood Singles Winner - Dennis Smith
Runner Up - Nina Leighton
Triples Winners - Lesley Taft, Dennis Smith & David Mew
Runners up - Nina Leighton, Martin Reed & Simon Leighton
Congratulations to all finalists.
Photographs of the finalists to follow.
August 31st 2023
Congratulations to all the bowlers in our Whitchurch & District Division 4 League team, for gaining promotion to Division 3 after ending the season in 2nd position.
Great effort of all our team members and best wishes for next season.
Our other team in the Whitchurch & District Division 2, also had a great season ending up mid- table. Well done to all there team members.
August 8th 2023
Countess of Brecknock Charity Match.
Sunday 30th July saw the annual Countess of Brecknock Charity match played at St.Mary Bourne against Andover BC.
It was a brilliant afternoon despite the horrendous rain and the teams were able to play 10 ends when there was a break in the clouds.
The afternoon consisted of bowls, a raffle, an auction, and afternoon tea.
A total of £1,032 was raised on the day.
Thanks to John Booth for his organisation, we look forward to next year’s game at Andover BC.
Upcoming Matches and Events.
Finals Weekend – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2023
The Final matches of the In-House Competitions are all to be played on Finals weekend.
These are the competitions held between the members of the club for Triples, Pairs,
Men’s Singles, Ladies Singles, President’s Cup, Novice Cup, Handicap Cup, Two Woods
Please do come along and watch the matches, there will be bacon rolls
available at lunchtime and the bar will be open. Who has made it through to the finals
will be shared after the 18th August when the last semi-final matches have been played.
Memorial Bowls Evening (Bowls by Candlelight)
On Saturday 16th September we will have the last game of the season, and this will be
a 'Bowls by Candlelight' evening to remember past members and those no longer with
We will play bowls as the sun sets and light the green with candles and torches,
and afterwards will raise a glass or two. It will be a fun evening with lots of smiles and
Presentation Evening – Saturday 21st October 2023
Reminder, that our presentation evening will held on 21st October in the village hall, so save the date in your diary.
The evening consists of a 3 course dinner, the presentation of the in-house competition
trophies and a raffle.
A letter will be emailed toward the end of August to confirm your attendance and dinner choices. All members and family are welcome.
Social Evening – Dancing and Music - November 11th 2023
Tickets are now on sale for an evening of Music and Dancing in St Mary Bourne Village Hall to the sounds of ‘Vintage’ (Alastair’s band)
The band play a mix of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music that will have you up and dancing.
Tickets are £10 each and proceeds go towards the club.
You may like to bring your own food snacks (crisps, savories etc) but not drinks, as a licensed bar will be set up for the evening. Again, proceeds from the bar will go towards the bowling club.
All are welcome – including friends and family.
Tickets on sale at the Clubhouse.
Other dates to remember
Annual General Meeting - Sunday 5th November 2023
Coffee Morning and Xmas Draw - Saturday 9th December 2023