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31 January 2024


Hampshire IBA v Surrey CIBA at Palmerston


Leading by 8 shots against Surrey after the first 10 ends changed to a 24 shot deficit in the next three.

Hampshire continued to leak shots to finally lose by 107-164


Three players received their colts badges - Barry Eggington and Harry Grainger of Loddon Vale and Neil Woodward of Atherley


Hampshire’s only winning rink, 26-11 was the Executive rink of Neil Roderick, John Kellow, Bill Jackson and Derrick Fulker


25 January 2024


Hampshire v Kent Tourists


This 5 rink match against Kent resulted in a convincing win by 43 shots, (68-111), to the strong touring side. Hampshire’s quest was not helped by two players failing to turn up from Banister Park


East Dorset, who hosted the game, with their fantastic new lighting, laid on an excellent meal for the teams and visitors. The home club, in the shape of Martin Mortimore, Bill Merritt, Dave Morrison and Bob Sprules provided our only winning rink. Martin Mortimore was awarded his Colt’s badge


17 January 2024


Hampshire Men v HCWIBA


The men retained the trophy with a comfortable win 147 shots against 98. Our top rink was Ken Locke, Geoff Jessup, Rob Oliver and Bill Jackson, who led 10-7 after 12 ends but then put their foot down by winning 32-9


Colts badges were awarded to Mel Nancarrow, Mike Clements and Roger Somerset all from Victory IBC. After playing the required 2 years, with at least two away games, congratulations go to Graham Sampson from Chawton Park, who received his County badge, having played in 21 games during the required period


11 January 2024


County Championships


The draws for all County Championships have been added to the website


07 January 2024


County Friendly v Berkshire


In a game where the overall score had Hampshire winning by almost 30 shots for much of the match, they won 3.5 rinks to 2.5. However, going into the final end of the final rink to finish the lead had been cut to a single shot. Hampshire lost the end to lose the match 120 - 123

 

We welcomed Nick Rogers from Longmeadow who received his colts badge. Congratulations to the top rink from Chawton Park and comprising Jim Bellis, Phil Wood, Graham Sampson and Gary M Johnson


17 December 2023


National Under 25 Double Rink v Sussex


Hampshire Under 25’s had a good win yesterday beating Sussex Under 25’s


It was a close game,  we had a bit of a wobble from the 9th end to the 17th but came good in the final 3 ends on both rinks to win with a score of Sussex 36 Hampshire 42


Sussex                  Hampshire


   2            5 ends     14

  11         10 ends     21

  23         15 ends     24

  34         18 ends     28

  36         21 ends     42


The next round is the Quarter Final on Sunday 11 February 2024 when we face the winners of Essex or Kent


County Friendly v London Scottish BA


The county again met our friends from the London Scottish Bowling Association led by their retiring President Bill Dickie. In a match where Hampshire got away to an early lead, 5 of the rinks were within 4 shots of each other after 18 ends. However, the home club rink of Geoff Topp, Aki Atkins, David Cooper and John Blair won by 30 shots to 7, giving the county an overall victory score 120-89


County President, John Kellow, awarded a colts badge to Roger Jones of New Milton and a 25 game flash was given to Geoff Jessup of Banister Park


Seasons Greetings to all


16 December 2023


Liberty Trophy Team v Somerset


Hampshire took centre stage against Somerset today in the Liberty Trophy


Looking at the stars Somerset had out playing, the Hampshire men knew this was going to be a very difficult game to win


Hampshire absolutely flew out the blocks with a healthy lead at 5 ends, the consistency of all the Hampshire players were top notch with all 6 rinks playing as a team which lead to the healthy lead continuing right through the game


A fantastic result for Hampshire winning 130-111. Many congratulations to the whole squad in what was the game of the season! In the next round we will face Devon in the quarter final on Saturday 13 January 2024


Scores are as follows -


5 ends


A. Clark 10 - 6 P. Martin

L. May 4 - 6 J. Amery

D. Smith 4 - 5 A. Colebrook

A. White 9 - 0 G. Shadwell

M. Wise 4 - 3 L. Rideout

G. Starks 5 - 3 R. Francis


10 ends


A. Clark 13 - 13 P. Martin

L. May 11 - 7 J. Amery

D. Smith 8 - 11 A. Colebrook

A. White 14 - 3 G. Shadwell

M. Wise 6 - 6 L. Rideout

G. Starks 9 - 5 R. Francis


15 ends


A. Clark 19 - 17 P. Martin

L. May 13 - 13 J. Amery

D. Smith 9 - 16 A. Colebrook

A. White 19 - 11 G. Shadwell

M. Wise 15 - 8 L. Rideout

G. Starks 15 - 9 R. Francis


18 ends


A. Clark 20 - 24 P. Martin

L. May 17 - 17 J. Amery

D. Smith 16 - 16 A. Colebrook

A. White 22 - 17 G. Shadwell

M. Wise 21 - 9 L. Rideout

G. Starks 17 - 11 R. Francis


21 ends & final score


A. Clark 24 - 25 P. Martin

L. May 24 - 17 J. Amery

D. Smith 16 - 22 A. Colebrook

A. White 22 - 21 G. Shadwell

M. Wise 22 - 14 L. Rideout

G. Starks 22 - 12 R. Francis


Overall scores -


5 ends 36-23 up

10 ends 61-45 up

15 ends 90-74 up


18 ends 113-94 up

21 ends 130-111 Win


26 November 2023


County Friendly v Dorset


In a very competitive match at Atherley, Dorset got revenge for their defeat in the Don Gough Trophy match, winning by one shot (121 - 120), after Hampshire had to lose 25% on one rink’s score due to being a player short. Hampshire’s top rink was from Palmerston and Chawton Park with players Brian Shakespear (P), David Webb (P), Phil Wood (CP) and Peter Sanders (P)


David Webb and David Thurgood (CP) were presented with their colts badges and it was also great to see Bill Jackson presented with a flash following completion of 100 games for the County


21 November 2023


Over 60’s v Sussex


Our Over 60’s campaign got underway today against a Sussex side that looked very strong across the board. Hampshire men took to the stage and after 10 ends we knew that in order to win we were going to have to dig very deep and not allow the 2 hour syndrome to kick in!


Without any warning a little magic from 2 rinks that were skipped by Mick Barrett and Adrian Ash gave Hampshire one hell of a boost but the other 4 rinks still had to keep the Sussex boys under wraps and they did …. with a winning margin of over 20 shots. Congratulations to all involved, an incredible game to watch and be a part of


Hampshire take on Devon next, on Tuesday 16 January. Team details will be published on the website


Adam White


15 November 2023


County Friendly vs Sussex


The second County Friendly of the season saw us host Sussex at Victory today. In a very close match unfortunately Hampshire lost the match by just 4 shots in a 102 - 106 defeat


The Top rink was the Atherley four of Peter Scannell, John Gunson, Steve Saunders and Kevin Smith who won by 28 shots to 7


31 October 2023


Over 60’s Team


The players selected for the opening match in the Over 60’s Inter County Competition has been added to the website


29 October 2023


County Friendly vs Dorset


Hampshire had not won against Dorset for 4 years before travelling to Dolphin IBC today. Winning on 4 rinks we secured a welcome win by 129 shots to 107


Executive Rink was Nigel Bechelet, Neil Calderwood, Bill Jackson, John Kellow 22 - 15

Rodger Somerset, Mike Clements, Reid Wilcockson, Vic Phipps 18 - 22

Nick Anderson, Aki Atkins, Graham Sampson, Gary M Johnson 36 - 12 (Top rink)

Kevin Goode, Mike Watts ,Dave Webb, Peter Sanders 12 - 30

Peter Scannell, Mario Spring, Steve Saunders, John Gunson 19 - 15

John Towner, Tony Banks, Alan Taylor, Colin Stokes 22 - 13


We awarded Colts Badges to Neil Calderwood of Banister Park, Tony Banks of New Milton, Mike Watts and Rodger Somerset of Victory as well as 25 Game Flashes to Vic Phipps of Victory and Peter Sanders of Longmeadow


A Brilliant Win For Hampshire - well Done to all players


28 October 2023


Liberty Trophy Team v Berkshire


Hampshire faced Berkshire in the first round of the Liberty Trophy this morning with a handful of people making their debut games and did not disappoint, with Hampshire men starting off very strongly. The overall score was a very nice cushion because when Berkshire made their comeback and got within 2 shots but Hampshire used the last quarter of the game to press on and get the job done


Hampshire will now meet Somerset in the next round on Saturday 16 December at Dorchester IBC. Congratulations to all involved, and looking forward to what will be a tough game just before Christmas


Scores are as follows:


Rink scores - 5 ends


G. Starks 9-2 M. Woodley

A. Clark 4-4 M. Knight

C. Kane 4-5 A. Symondson

D. Smith 4-3 S. Jones

S. Rowney 7-3 C. Cadman

M. Wise 4-7 K. Scrace


10 ends -


G. Starks 17-2 M. Woodley

A. Clark 8-6 M. Knigh

C. Kane 9-7 A. Symondson

D. Smith 14-5 S. Jones

S. Rowney 9-6 C. Cadman

M. Wise 7-12 K. Scrace


15 ends -


G. Starks 21-5 M. Woodley

A. Clark 11-11 M. Knight

C. Kane 9-16 A. Symondson

D. Smith 19-8 S. Jones

S. Rowney 13-10 C. Cadman

M. Wise 8-23 K. Scrace


18 ends -


G. Starks 25-5 M. Woodley

A. Clark 20-11 M. Knight

C. Kane 10-19 A. Symondson

D. Smith 22-13 S. Jones

S. Rowney 14-14 C. Cadman

M. Wise 11-26 K. Scrace


21 ends -


G. Starks 26-8 M. Woodley

A. Clark 23-12 M. Knight

C. Kane 10-25 A. Symondson


D. Smith 25-15 S. Jones

S. Rowney 15-18 C. Cadman

M. Wise 16-26 K. Scrace


Overall scores -


5 ends - 33-22 up

10 ends - 64-38 up

15 ends - 81-73 up

18 ends - 102-88 up

21 ends - 115-104 win


Adam White

Hampshire Team Manager


18 October 2023


Liberty Trophy Team


The players selected for the opening match in the Liberty Trophy has been added to the website


27 September 2023


Team Trials


The names selected for the Liberty Trophy and Over 60’s Inter County teams have been uploaded to the relevant pages