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NEWS 2022


week ending 14th May 2022
At Bath in the 1st leg of the Sydney Gardens Trophy - a Triples Match played over 21 ends- Winscombe won on all but one rink and by 33 shots overall.
The 2nd leg will be played at Winscombe in August.

  Bath Away   Sydney Gardens Trophy  
Rink 1 Rink2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5 Rink 6
P Cast C Greenwood G Keenan D Brown T Rowe M Newing
D Tape P Fredersdorf K Whatling W Andrews W Ainsworth M Nash
T Stone T Ellis M Adams G Coombe C Bryant A Watts
19 - 17 17-19 18 - 15 28 - 16 26-15 19-12
WON 127 -94

In the first County League games of the season - we get off to a great start winning both the A Team match against Banwell by 5 shots and the B Team Match against Congresbury by 22 shots

14/05/2022 14/05/2022
Banwell A SCL Div 1 North @ Home Congresbury B SCL Div 2 North @ Home
Rink 1 Rink2 Rink 3 Rink 1 Rink2 Rink 3
M Newing D Kibbey D Keenan A Rowe D Leach C Greenwood
C Bryant D Peakall D Brown R Lowis P Cast W Ainsworth
D Tape M Dorrington W Andrews M Nash R Kibble M Smart
M Adams T Ellis G Coombe J Sprouting A Watts T Stone
17 - 20 28 - 18 17 -19 28 - 18 23 - 9 19 - 21
  WON 62-57 8pts- 4pts   WON 70-48 10pts-2pts

Away at Taunton in a Friendly we lost overall .

Winscombe Ladies visited Isle of Wedmore in a 3 rink Friendly and lost on all 3 rinks. One rink on the last end when the scores were level. Another rink lost by just 2 shots.
Overall the difference was 21 shots.

Wedmore Away Friendly
Rink 1 Rink2 Rink 3
L Whatling P Pow C Hopes
T V Haaren G Webb Y Greenwood
S Nash J Hunt B Smart
M Sprouting C Bryant M Howell
8-11 8-10 3 -19
  LOST 19 - 40  


week ending 7th May 2022
Our other Triples match v Wyrral Park resulted in a whopping 63 shot win. We won on 5 rinks and lost one on the last end by one shot.Winscombe 130 v Wyrral Park 67
In a 6 Rink Triples Friendly at Home v Ashcombe - we lose the rinks 2 -4 but win overall by 6 Shots.
BE National Men's two Rink Competition v St Ann'e Park Bristol: We lost 22- 27 :- Malcolm Dorrington's rink lost 12 - 15 having been nip-and-tuck throughout and Tony Watt's rink lost 10 - 12 having been just behind all evening. In fact, on one end we were holding five until Tony's last bowl turned it into one. Tony's opposite number was very good. More often than not we were holding until he changed it. They scored one 2 and the rest were singles. C'est la vie.

week ending 30th April 2022

The Men get off to a winning start at West Backwell with a win away by 45 shots!
Rink Scores: Winscombe 100 v West Backwell 55 (Friendly Triples Away):

It was a close game in the match against Victoria Saxons in the Weston & District Over 60's League. The rinks were shared 3-3 but the shot difference was 15 in favour of The Vic.
Winscombe 93(6pts) v Victoria Saxons 108 (14pts) (Home W&D o'60s):

At Banwell it was even closer - just a one shot victory for Banwell !! Winscombe 88  v Banwell 89 (Friendly Away):

The Match at Clevedon finished with another win by 12 shots Winscombe 77 v Clevedon 65

NSBA 4 Dimensions alse resulted in a win at Home against Clarence. We only lost the Singles Discipline.

Saturday 24th April April 2022

Scroungers - A Roll Up with Points and Penalties
Our first game of this new fun game was well attended by 36 members. The briefing on how to play was interesting,probably confusing, but soon became clear when 7 rinks started to play.
Lots of laughs, lots of barracking and some good bowling. Penalties galour soon made members realise just how many silly mistakes they make during a game and many finished with a minus score.
The overall verdict is different.......we'll give it another go!

all 16th April 2022

Our Opening Day was held on a beautiful sunny afternoon.
60 members, the biggest number for many years, took part in the traditional President v Captains Opening Day Match.Some members having to play half a game to accommodate all across 7 rinks.
The result was a win for The President, Mike Adams 137 - 114 but a consolation was a win for the Club Captain Ken Whatling, on the President's rink.
An enjoyable supper was served to even more members, including many new members. Everyone looks forward to an enjoyable - more normal- year of bowls!

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