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News 2012


Week ending 22nd September (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

The final week of Winscombe's Outdoor Season came to an end with the traditional Closing Day Match between the Captains(Ladies and Mens) and the President' s team.This was well supported with 7 rinks on the green .The result was a convincing win for the President which compensated for the Captains Opening Day win.This was followed by an excellent Supper for all members past and present in The Pavilion. Earlier in the week Winscombe entertained Ardagh in a Mixed game and were well beaten. A 7 rink mixed match agianst a Fareham Tourist side played on a lovely afternoon and in good spirits resulted in a win for Winscombe by 9 shots.
A new cup in memory of much loved Pavilion Manager Mike Roberts who died earlier this year was presented by Trixie Miles. This will be played for at the end of each season in a game between The Ladies and The Men.This years match was won by the men on all rinks.


Winscombe Ladies v Winscombe Men

Winscombe 57 v Ardagh 107(Mixed Friendly): L Coombe.K Headford, J Sprouting, A Ainsworth 16 - 25; P Hopes, D Peakall, S Lowman, K Whatling 13 - 28; J Rush, J Smith, S Caddy, R Lowman 8 - 29; D Owen, P Burns, G Coombe, A Watts 15 - 22

Winscombe 123 v Fareham Tourists 114 ( Mixed Friendly): C Hopes, R Fisher, L Fredersdorff, G Neville 27 - 12; P Hopes, J Vincent, A Ainsworth, R Lowman 24 - 8; A Brand, J Wiles, S Lowman, R Wootten 11 - 19; S Caddy, M Smith, L Collier, K Whatling 21 - 11; A Griffin, J Smith, J Kimmins, M Nash 8 - 28; R Weller, P Fredersdorff, E Watts, A Dudley 18 - 17; G Coombe, W Weller, R Freegard, W Ainsworth 14 - 19

Week ending 15th September (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

This was Winscombe's penultimate week of their season and their first match was at home to a Port of Bristol mixed team which they won. They then visited Clarence Park to play their last Weston Over 60s fixture against Clarence Blues. This was a must win for Clarence to ensure they stayed in the top division but Winscombe got revenge for their defeat in the semi final of the Over 60s cup and won by 15shots securing 15 points to Carence's 5. Winscombe also entertained their friends from Notts County. These tourists have been visiting Winscombe every year for 60 years and apart from the war years have never missed this traditional fixture. Once again the game of bowls was the winner although this year the tourists did snatch a win too.
In the Clevedon and District Pairs Competition Finals at Nailsea Mike Adams and Tommy Ellis won in a close match which went right down to the last end.


Sam Easterby


The Somerset Officials were very pleased with Sam following his debut for the U25's last Sunday at Queen Camel Bowling Club, and feel he shows real promise for the future. Although Devon won the match comfortably, his rink only lost 20 - 22 after being 4 - 16 down after 10 ends.Sam has been promised further games next season when he hopes to be playing with new coloured bowls

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Winscombe 114 v Port of Bristol 98 (Mixed Friendly): L Coombe, K Headford, D Beaverstock, S Eastment 20 - 20;D Owen, S Vincent, J Sprouting, A Watts 21 - 20; M Sprouting, K Symons, G Coombe, M Dorrington(c) 26 - 14; J Vincent, J Rush, G Hill, M Nash 26 - 20; A Brand, T Moody, J Kimmins, P Fredersdorff 21 - 24

Winscombe 113(15pts) v Clarence Blues 98(5pts)(Weston Over 60's Triples): G Coombe, L Collier,M Adams 17 -17; R Wootten, K Whatling, W Ainsworth 28 - 8; R Knight, R Lowman, T Ellis 21 - 17; M Nash, G Hill, G Neville 21 - 13; J Sprouting, R Kibble, A Dudley 14 - 24; G Lloyd, M Hunter, A Watts 12 - 19

Winscombe 120 v Notts County Tourists 131 (Friendly) : A Brand, N Hansford, P Hopes, G Hill 24 - 16; B Paul, D Peakall, P Fredersdorff, M Nash 16 - 11; R Sapsford, K Headford, J Sprouting, A Dudley 14 - 14; R Fisher, B Prince, M Hunt, R Lowman 9 - 31; K Whatling, L Collier, C Westlake, N Westlake 17 - 19; R Weller, D Owen, R Wootten, S Eastment 18 - 19; G Lloyd, J Smith, G Coombe , R Feltham 21 - 22


Winscombe Ladies played their last fixture in the Wessex League against Isle of Wedmore. This was a rearranged fixture.

Winscombe 47 v Wedmore 78(Wessex League): T Miles,L Coombe,S Nash, L Whatling 11 - 23; C Hopes, A Griffin, W Weller, L Fredersdorff 13 - 28; L Dyer, P Heal, S Lowman, A Ainsworth 23 - 27


Winscombe also held their Club Championship Finals days and the results were:-



LADIES SINGLES                    Winner EVE WATTS Runner Up SARAH LOWMAN 




TWO WOOD                          Winner: STEVE EASTMENT Runner Up: RON WOOTTEN 


PAIRS                                      Winners: ROBIN LOWMAN/GRAHAM NEVILLE
                                                  Runners Up: MIKE ADAMS/TOM ELLIS


LADIES PAIRS                       Winners: DI SAPSFORD/EVE WATTS
                                                  Runners Up: MARGARET SMITH/LORNA WHATLING 


FRED ANTHONY                   Winner : GEOFF COOMBE Runner Up: SAM EASTERBY


                                                   Runners Up: ROBERT SAPSFORD/ ROB LACY


TRIPLES                                 Winners    ROBIN LOWMAN/MALCOLM DORRINGTON/STEVE EASTMENT       

                                                  Runners Up     TONY WATTS/NICK HANSFORD/ TONY DUDLEY 


VETERANS                   Winner    ROBIN LOWMAN Runner Up ROD FELTHAM 


MIXED PAIRS                    Winners  MAVIS ADAMS/MIKE ADAMS   Runners Up     ANGELA AINSWORTH/WILF AINSWORTH             



               Winscombe Flood Light Tournament


Results of last nights finals as follows:
Winner Congresbury D 23 Shots
Runners Up Burnham on Sea A 14 Shots (Dropped 7 shots on last end)
Third Banwell A 23 Shots
Fourth West Backwell A 10 Shots


Week ending 8th September (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe men had narrow losses in all 3 fixtures this week. The friendly against Bridgwater BCL was the last fixture between these 2 clubs as BCL Bowling Club is closing at the end of this season.It was a very close game with 2 rinks drawing and 1 rink on each side losing heavily . BCL gained 2 more shots than Winscombe.
At Burnham in the Weston Over 60's League the deficit was 9 shots. A friendly Triples at Clevedon Prom saw the home side win by just 2 shots again.

Winscombe 111 v Bridgwater BCL 113 (Mixed Friendly): D Beaverstock, P Hopes, L Whatling, W Ainsworth 17 - 17; M Sprouting, D Owen, R Wootten, A Ainsworth 5 - 37; G Hill, J Swift, R Keane, K Whatling 20 - 20; C Hopes, P Fredersdorff, J Sprouting, G Coombe 37 - 7
Winscombe 91 v Burnham on Sea 110 (Weston Over 60s League ): G Lloyd, C Westlake, L Collier(c) 10-19; R Weller, J Sprouting, M Adams 11 - 15; D Beaverstock, K Whatling, M Nash 15 - 20; R Wootten, G Hill, A Dudley 26 - 16; B Paul, M Hunter, A Watts 19 - 21; R Knight, M Hunt, T Ellis 9 - 19
Winscombe 88 v Clevedon Prom 90 (Friendly): D Owen, R Fisher, R Lowman 17 - 10; J Sprouting, G Hill, M Adams 26 - 13; R Weller, B Paul, A Dudley 17 - 23; J Vincent, M Hunt, M Nash 14 - 27; G Coombe, M Hunter, L Collier (c) 14 - 17


The Winscombe Ladies had only 1 match this week. It was the 2nd leg of the Iris Owen Memorial Trophy. This trophy presented by Iris's husband David is played for over 2 legs at home and away. Unfortunately Winscombe lost heavily at St Andrews earlier in the year so had an uphill battle at home . This was a much closer game with St Andrews winning 2 rinks to 1 and by just 8 shots.

Winscombe 48 v St Andrews 56 (Iris Owen Memorial Trophy 2nd leg): M Sprouting, R Keane, A Ainsworth 10 - 19; C Hopes, L Whatling(c), L Fredersdorff 15 - 24; T Miles, S Lowman, E Watts 23 - 13

Week ending 1st September (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe played their last fixture in the Somerset County game at Clarence Park. This resulted in victory for Clarence which makes then league champions and are promoted. Winscombe finished mid table in 6th position. In the Weston Over 60s Winscombe lost to St Andrews who are also chasing top honours.The other friendly games were affected by the weather. The game against Severn Vale was cancelled and the tourist game against Senghenydd also curtailed in the rain. Winscombe won their mixed game at Bristol Arrows.

Winscombe 52 v Senghenydd Tourists 55 (Friendly): P John, J Sprouting, R Freegard, A Watts 7 - 17; G Lloyd, D Owen, R Wootten, K Whatling 7 - 14; N Hansford, T Moody, W Ainsworth, S Eastment 21 - 10; D Beaverstock , D Peakall, R Knight, T Ellis 17 - 14

Winscombe v Severn Vale Mixed (Friendly away): Match Cancelled Rain

Winscombe v Bristol Arrows (Mixed Friendly Away): Win

Winscombe 87 (2pts) v St Andrews 120 (18pts)(Weston Over 60s): J Sprouting, R Kibble, M Nash 9 - 29; D Beaverstock, K Whatling, W Ainsworth (c) 11 - 17; R Knight, C Westlake, T Ellis 20 - 22; G Lloyd, L Collier, M Adams 15 - 17; B Paul, R Wootten, G Neville 15 - 20; A Dudley, M Hunter, A Watts 17 - 15

Winscombe A 47(2pts) v Clarence A 71 (10pts) (SCL Div 1 Nth ): K Whatling,L Collier,R Lacy,S Eastment 26 - 17; W Ainsworth, M Hunter, A Dudley, M Adams 15 - 27;G Lloyd, R Knight, R Wootten, T Ellis 6 - 27


Winscombe Ladies are currently 2nd in the Wessex League and 4th in the North Somerset League .

Winscombe 49 (7pts) v Portishead RBL 48 (3pts)(NST Home): L Dyer, J Rush, A Ainsworth 9 - 22; J Kimmins, S Nash, L Whatling 24 - 10; P Burns, T Miles, E Watts 16 -16

Winscombe 52 v Yatton 86 (Friendly): J Kimmins,L Parfitt,M Adams,L Whatling (c) 26 - 14; J Wiles, L Coombe, M Sprouting, S Nash 14 - 28; S Vincent, A Griffin, P Heal, R Keane 12 - 44

Week ending 25th August (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe B Team won promotion to Division 1 North in the Somerset County League and will join Winscombe A in this league in 2013.
The B Team had travelled to Chew Stoke were they needed a point to secure promotion .This they achieved by winning on 1 rink,drawing on 1 rink and losing on 1 rink and winning. 9 points to 3 and 7 shots overall..

Both Winscombe A and the B Teams won. The A team visited Burnham on Sea were they matched the B teams rink results..The rink skipped by Tommy Ellis coming from 20 - 12 down on end 17 to snatch a 20 shots all draw. Winscombe won by 14 shots and also secured 9 points to Burnham 3 points.

There was 2 Over 60s matches this week. The match against Burnham at Winscombe was reduced to 12 ends following heavy rain and Burnham had a good win. At Clevedon Prom Winscombe won on 4 rinks to 2 but lost overall by 9 shots.
In the Mixed Friendly at Congresbury,Winscombe won on 4 rinks to 1 and by 16 shots overall.
Winscombe also entertained a St Albans Tourists side in a Mixed game on a beautiful sunny afternoon and secured another win by 9 shots.

Winscombe A 62 (9pts) v Burnham on Sea 48 (3 pts) (SCL Div 1 North): R Lowman,G Lloyd,R Wootten,T Ellis 20 - 20;W Ainsworth,M Hunter,A Dudley,M Adams 29 - 9;K Whatling,J Sprouting,J Lukins,S Eastment 15 - 21
Winscombe B (9 pts) v Chew Stoke (3pts)(SCL Div 2 North): S Easterby,M Hunt,R Kibble ,A Watts 18 - 18; G Coombe,D Beaverstock,J Smith,G Neville 26 - 13; R Knight, B paul, M Dorrington, M Nash 14 - 20

Winscombe 99 v Congresbury 83 (Mixed Friendly): L Parfit, T Moody, R Lowman, S Caddy 9 - 30; R Sapsford, R Hart, G Coombe, M Dorrington 28 - 9; S Lowis, K Symons, W Weller, S Eastment 24 - 19; L Coombe, A Hart ,R Knight, A Watts 20 -13; D Sapsford, R Weller, B Paul, S Lowman 18 - 17

Winscombe 115 v St Albans Tourists 106 (Mixed Friendly): C Hopes, J Smith, E Watts, M Nash 17 - 21; R Weller, T Darkin, R Freegard, A Ainsworth 19 - 17; R Knight, S Lowis, M Hunt, K Whatling 21 - 10; W Weller, D Peakall, L Whatling, W Ainsworth 15 - 18; P John, B Prince, J Kimmins, A Watts 19 - 21; D Owen, S Nash, R Keane, R Lowman 24 - 19

Winscombe 54 (3pts) v Burnham 81(17pts)(Weston Over 60s League Home) : R Knight,B Kibble,M Nash 10 - 10;K Whatling,M Hunter,W Ainsworth (c) 9 - 12; J Smith,R Lowman,G Neville 9 -16;G Lloyd,L Collier,A Dudley 9 - 15; B Paul,M Hunt,A Watts 6 - 19;J Vincent,R Freegard,M adams 11 - 9
Winscombe 95 (8pts) v Clevedon Prom 114 (12pts) (Weston Over 60s League Away): J Vincent,M Nash,W Ainsworth 24 - 17;R Fisher,M Hunt,A Watts 17 - 15; A Brand,P John,T Ellis 20 - 18;R Hart,R Kibble,G Neville 17 - 13; J Smith,K Whatling,R Lowman 6 - 30;T Moody,R Knight,A Dudley 11 - 22



The Winscombe Ladies had 3 North Somerset League games this week and sadly lost all 3. They picked up 6 points , 2 points on each game.
Highlight of their week however,was the now traditional Fun Day were they have a themed fancy dress day of fun on the green and a splendid afternoon tea . This year celebrating both The Queen's Jubilee and the Olympics ladies were requested to attend dressed in red,white and blue. As usual they did not disappoint and with the clubhouse dressed to match, it was a colourful sight.

Winscombe 40 (2pts)v Portishead RBL69(8pts) (NST League Away): J Kimmins ,L Whatling,A Ainsworth 16 - 13; C Hopes,W Weller,E Watts 9 -30; T Miles,M Adams,S Nash 15 - 26
Winscombe 26 (2 pts)v Ashcombe 72 (8 pts)(NST LeagueAway): J Kimmins,R keane,A Ainsworth 7 - 25; S Lowis,T Miles,E Watts 14 - 10; C Hopes,D Sapsford,S Nash 5 - 37
Winscombe v Clevedon Prom (NST League Home): S Lowis,T Miles,A Ainsworth 12 - 22; M Sprouting,M Adams,E Watts 12 - 21; C Hopes,J Rush,L Whatling 14 - 13

Week ending 18th August (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

A week of mixed results for Winscombe.
Winscombe won the Mixed match against Wrington and had a Hotshot .The rink : Ann Griffin,Terry Moody,Wendy Weller and Geoff Coombe scored a Hotshot on end 13. Lucky for them.
In the Over 60s match at Clevedon , Winscombe secured another 18 points to move steadily up the table. It was not a good night for Winscombe against Wyrral Park when Winscombe lost on all 5 rinks . In the last match of the Clevedon and District League Winscombe visited Clevedon again. They needed just 1 point to finish ahead of West Backwell. This they achieved and finished in a commendable 6th place in their first season playing in this league.
In the Somerset County League Winscombe had 3 games this week. The rearranged match at St Andrews resulted in a heavy defeat against a strong home side. The next day the Winscombe B team reversed their points tally with a comprehensive win against Yatton B and gained 12 points. Both teams were at home for the first time this year and the A Team beat high flying Bristol B on 2 rinks to 1 and secured a 10 points -2 points  win.


Winscombe 89 v Wrington 61 ( Mixed Friendly): A Griffin, T Moody, W Weller, G Coombe 32 - 15; C Hopes, K Headford, R Weller, R Wootten 14 - 19; K Symons, J Wiles, D Owen, S Caddy 20 - 11; L Coombe, R Hart, R Knight, J Kimmins 23 - 16

Winscombe 99 (18pts) v Clevedon 87 (2pts) ( Weston Over 60s League Away): K Whatling, L Collier, A Watts 16 - 15; R Knight, R Kibble, G Neville 19 - 16; G Lloyd, M Hunter, M Adams 19 - 12; M Hunt, R Lowman, A Wootten 18 - 16; P John ,P Fredersdorff, A Dudley 12 - 15; J Smith, M Nash, W Ainsworth(c) 15 - 13

Winscombe 63 v Wyrral Park 110 (Friendly Home) : D Peakall, R Fisher, G Neville 14 - 22 ; D Owen, M Nash, A Dudley 14 - 15; J Vincent, M Hunter, R Lowman 11 - 20; J Smith, L Collier, K Whatling 20 - 8 ; R Weller, N Hansford, A Watts 4 - 45

Winscombe 67(1pt) v Clevedon 87(8pts)(C&D Away): G Lloyd,R Fisher,M Hunt,M Nash 11 - 20; S Easterby,D Owen,J Smith,K Whatling(c) 13 - 16; A Brand,D Peakall,J Lukins,R Lowman 13 - 23; P John,R Weller,R Kibble, A Watts 14 - 15; W Ainsworth,L Collier,A Dudley,R Feltham 16 - 13

Winscombe B 26 (0pts) v St Andrews A(12pts) (SCL Div 2 North Away): S Easterby,R Weller,M Hunt,R Kibble 6 - 23; R Knight,R Fisher,J Lukins,M Nash 12 - 29; J Smith,R Sapsford, G Coombe,G Neville 8 - 29

Winscombe A 77 (10pts) v Bristol B 37(2 pts)( SCL Div 1 North Home): K Whatling, N Hansford,R Lacy,S Eastment 35 - 6; G Lloyd,R Knight,R Lowman,T Ellis 16 - 18; W Ainsworth,L Collier,A Dudley,R Feltham 26 - 13

Winscombe B 67(12pts) v Yatton B 43 (0pts) ( SCL Div2 North Home): J Smith,R Freegard, M Dorrington,M Nash 22 - 13; S Easterby,R Fisher,R Kibble,A Watts 20 - 15; J Vincent,R Weller,B Paul,G Neville 25 - 15


In the Wessex league the game against Isle of Wedmore was postponed because of heavy rain. Against Long Ashton in the North Somerset Triples League Winscombe had a good win by 2 rinks to 1 and by 6 shots overall.

Winscombe 50 v Long Ashton 44 (NST Home): N Weller,S Nash,E Watts 6 - 16; J Kimmins,P Heal, S Lowman 17 - 14; T Miles,R Keane,L Fredersdorff(c) 27 - 14

Week ending 11th August (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe won the traditional 21 end Triples match against Bath by 4 shots . In the Clevedon and District League they secured another 7 points against Portishead. However,against Portishead RBL also in the Clevedon and District League , a weakened Winscombe team were no match for RBL who were going for maximum points to secure their position as leaders in the League . In the Somerset County League the A team visited West Backwell and it was another very close match. Backwell winning the last end to win by 4 shots overall. The B Team were at Victoria looking to keep their unbeaten record against The Vic this year but failed by 3 shots.

Winscombe A 48 (3pts) v West Backwell 52 (9pts) (SCL Div 1 North): K Whatling,L Collier,R Feltham,M Adams 13 - 18; W Ainsworth,M Hunter,R Lowman,S Eastment 19 - 19; G Lloyd,B Paul, A Dudley,T Ellis 16 - 15

Winscombe B 56 (2pts) v Victoria B 59 (10pts)(SCL Div 2North):S Easterby,R Fisher,R Kibble,A Watts 27 - 21; A Brand,M Hunt,P Fredersdorff,M Nash 13 - 18;J Smith, B Weller, N Hansford, G Neville 16 - 20

Winscombe 117 v Bath 113 (Friendly Home) : R Weller, R Fisher,R Wootten 11 - 24;D Peakall, K Whatling,G Neville 21 - 23; B Prince, B Paul, W Ainsworth 22 - 15; A Brand,M Hunter,M Adams 20 - 17; S Easterby, R Kibble, L Collier 24 - 18; J Vincent, P Fredersdorff, M Nash 19 - 16

Winscombe 88 (7 pts) v Portishead 64 (1 pt) ( C&D Evening League) : G Coombe, J Lukins, G Neville, A Watts 13 - 17 ; W Ainsworth, R Fisher, R Lacy,S Eastment 34 - 12; N Hansford, M Nash, R Kibble, A Dudley 18 - 17; K Whatling, L Collier, R Feltham, M Adams 23 - 18

Winscombe 63 v Portishead RBL 157(C& D Evening league): D Beaverstock, D Owen, R Wootten, A Watts 11 - 31; R Fisher, B White, R Lowman, S Eastment 18 - 31; W Ainsworth, J Smith, J Lukins, R Feltham 12 - 20; D Johnson, M Hunt, P Fredersdorff, R Lacy 4 - 48; K Whatling, L Collier, M Nash,T Ellis 18 - 27


Winscombe 31 v Victoria 52(Friendly Home): W Weller, L Whatling, M Adams 5 - 20; T Darkin, J Rush, L Fredersdorff 11 - 18; L Parfitt, M Smith, R Keane 15 - 14

Winscombe 48 v Portishead 55 (NST League): C Hopes,W Weller, A Ainsworth 17 - 16; M Smith, M Sprouting ,L Fredersdorff 21 - 16; T Miles, S Lowman, S Caddy 10 - 23

Winscombe 76 (18pts) v Mark Moor 46 (2 pts)(Wessex League): W Weller, M Smith, S Nash, E Watts 24 - 18; M Adams, L Dyer, S Lowman, L Fredersdorff 17 - 20; J Kimmins, J Rush, R Keane,A Ainsworth 35 - 8

Week ending 4th August (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe had mixed results this week. They played Clarence Blues at Clarence Park in the semi final of the Weston Over 60's KO Cup. Winscombe were going for a hat trick of wins in this competition as they had been the holders for the last 2 years. They came up against a strong Clarence team but fought back from a 30 shot deficit to finish just 9 shots short of a win. They will not be in the final this year.

At Victoria in the Over 60's league Winscombe were again behind on all rinks but came back to lose on the 5 rinks played by just 10 shots. This is the first time Winscombe have lost on the green to Victoria in 7 matches played this year. However, Victoria were unable to field the require 6 rinks so lost 10 shots and 2 points. Winscombe therefore drew the match on shots but secured 12 points to Victoria's 8 and Victoria have still not beaten Winscombe this year.

Both Somerset County League teams lost.The A team visited Wedmore and were always behind. The high flying B Team lost their first game on the green this year to a strong Ashcombe side. Winscombe B won on just 1 rink and secured 2 points.

In the Clevedon and District Evening league it was a must win match against West Backwell to overtake them in the league. A close game but Winscombe won by 2 shots and secured another 7 points.

The bi -annual match against the Madeira Bowling Club at Exemouth followed the recent pattern were the home team usually wins the Marjorie Stewart Ink Stand Trophy. This unusual trophy was donated by a Winscombe member in memory of her husband to be played over 21 ends triples.The match has been played since 1950 and as a result of this win by Madeira the games are over these 62 years are tied at 31 all.

The Mixed friendly against Burnham was a very close match with no less than 3 rinks drawn ,1 rink lost by 1 shot and 1 rink won by 2 shots. Overall Winscombe won by 7 shots.

Winscombe A 36 v Isle of Wedmore A 65 (12pts) (SCL Div 1 North): K Whatling,M Hunter, A Dudley, M Adams 9 - 17; G Lloyd, L Collier, R lacy, S Eastment 12 - 24; W Ainsworth,R Wootten,R Lowman,T Ellis 15 -24

Winscombe B 53(2pts) v Ashcombe B 65 (10pts) (SCL Div 2 North): D Beaverstock,J Sprouting, B Paul, G Neville 11 - 24; S Easterby, R Fisher, R Kibble,A Watts 18 - 28; J Smith, R Sapsford, G Coombe M Nash 24 - 16

Winscombe 87 (12pts)v Victoria 87 (8pts)(Weston Over 60s League): R Lowman,P Fredersdorff,M Nash 11 - 22; K Whatling(c), L Collier, A Watts 15 - 13; B Paul, R Wootten, T Ellis 11 - 27; G Lloyd, R Kibble , W Ainsworth 21 -12; G Hill, B White, M Adams 19 - 13

Winscombe 74 (7 pts) v West Backwell 72 (2pts)(C&D League): N Hansford,G Hill,R Lacy,R Feltham 20 - 15; S Easterby, J Smith, R Kibble, A Dudley 7 - 14; G Coombe, B Paul, J Lukins, S Eastment 14 - 23; D Beaverstock, M Nash, P Fredersdorff, A Watts 16 - 11; W Ainsworth, R Fisher, L Collier, M Adams 17- 9

Winscombe 87 v Clarence Blues 96 (Semi Final Over 60's KO Cup Away): G Lloyd, R Kibble, R Wootten 13 - 26 ; G Hill, P Fredersdorff, T Ellis 13 - 14; B Paul, B White, A Dudley 13 - 18; K Whatling(c), L Collier, A Watts 12 - 15; J Sprouting, M Hunter, M Adams 22 - 10; J Smith, M Nash, W Ainsworth 14-13

Winscombe 94 v Madeira 128 (Marjorie Stewart Trophy Away): D Beaverstock,C Westlake,T Ellis 8 - 28 ; B Paul, P Fredersdorff, R Wootten 16 - 13; K Whatling(c), L Collier, M Adams 33 - 13; S Easterby,R Kibble, A Dudley 8 - 38 ; J Smith, B White, R Feltham 9 - 18 ; D Owen, M Nash, A Watts 20 - 17

Winscombe 107 v Burnham on Sea 100( Mixed Friendly Home ) : A Brand, B Prince, S Nash, M Nash, 19 - 19; M Trenchard, K Headford, G Coombe, S Caddy 15 - 15; C Hopes, J Wiles, R Freegard, W Ainsworth 18 - 19; L Coombe, J Rush, P Hopes, J Sprouting 22 - 20; P John, A Griffin, L Whatling, K Whatling(c) 14 - 14; M Sprouting, K Symons,D Beaverstock, G Hill 19 - 13


The Wessex League match against Clevedon was lost but Winscombe Ladies battled hard throughout against a strong Clevedon side and came within 2 shots on 1 rink. At Long Ashton in the North Somerset Triples League the home side mastered the extreme weather conditions better and won easily.
The home friendly against Congresbury produced a good win. Winscombe won on all 3 rinks. The first time Winscombe ladies have beaten a Congresbury team.

Winscombe 65 v Congresbury 42 (Friendly Home): S Lowis,J Rush,R keane,E Watts 23 - 14; A Griffin, S Nash, L Whatling, M Adams 23 - 15; J Wiles, P Heal,S Lowman,A Ainsworth 19 - 13

Winscombe 54 v Clevedon 80 ( Wessex League Away): C Hopes,P Burns,W Weller, L Fredersdorff 20 - 22; J Kimmins,L Coombe,L Whatling,S Nash 19 - 25; M Sprouting,J Rush,T Miles,A Ainsworth 15 - 33

Winscombe 18 v Long Ashton 53 (NST): T Miles,L Whatling,L Fredersdorff 7 - 18; M Smith, S Nash, E Watts 5 - 16; C Hopes, S Lowman, A Ainsworth 6 - 19

Week ending 28th July (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)


Winscombe won the Banwell Charity day Tournament on a glorious day . Pictured are winning team,Tony Watts,Tony Dudley ,Mike Nash and Ronnie Wootten receiving the shield from Banwell captain Chris Wilson who skipped the runners up.

One of the highlights of the season is the annual 2 leg derby match against neighbours and rivals Banwell. These annual matches are played for The Parrot Shield home and away and the total shots over the 2 matches added together. Winscombe scored a hat trick of wins as they retained the cup for a 3rd year. It was an exciting 2nd leg match. After 10 ends Winscombe led by 23 shots. Banwell came back strongly in the second half to win on the night by 4 shots. However, Winscombe took an 11 shot lead into their home leg and won overall by 7 shots and retained the trophy.

In other matches Winscombe moved to 6 straight wins in a row against Victoria in their friendly match this week . A mixed match against Prattens resulted in a heavy defeat for the home side. At Yatton in the Clevedon and District Evening League Winscombe only fielded 3 players on 1 rink and lost 25% of their score. Despite this they won the rink and the match gaining 7 points to Yattons 2 .

In the Somerset County games the A Team lost by 4 shots at home to Congresbury. The B Team won by 4 shots in their match at Yatton

Winscombe (98 +11) 109 v Banwell 102 (Parrot Shield 2nd leg): N Hansford, L Baldwin, G Neville, A Watts 10 - 23: R Lowman, J Smith, R Wootten, T Ellis 15 - 23; G Lloyd, M Hunter,W Ainsworth, A Dudley 25 - 17; K Whatling,(c), L Collier, R Feltham, M Adams 22 - 26; M Dorrington, G Hill, R Lacy, S Eastment 26 - 13

Winscombe A 57 (2pts) v Congresbury A 61 (10pts) (SCL Div 1 North): R Lowman,M Hunter,R Wootten,T Ellis 19 - 20; K Whatling(c), L Collier, R Feltham, M Adams 13 - 23; W Ainsworth, R Lacy, A Dudley, S Eastment 25 - 18
Winscombe B 52 (10pts) v Yatton A 48 (2pts) (SCL DIV 2 North): S Easterby, P Hopes, B Kibble, A Watts 17 -16; G Lloyd, J Sprouting, M Dorrington (c), G Neville 19 - 15; R Knight, G Hill, P Fredersdorff, M Nash 16 - 17

Winscombe 116 v Victoria 93 (Friendly Home): N Hansford, C Bailey, W Ainsworth, M Adams23 - 23; R Knight, J Smith, R Wootten, T Ellis 18 - 12; M Dorrington, J Vincent, R Lowman, S Eastment 22 - 7; A Brand, D Owen, J Lukins, R lacy 10-22; P Hopes, P Fredersdorff, L Collier, A Dudley 15- 21; B Paul, M Nash, K Whatling(c), G Neville 28 - 8

Winscombe 100.5 v Yatton 98 (C&D League Away): N Hansford, D Owen, L Baldwin, M Adams 25 - 20; G Coombe, S Easterby, M Dorrington(c), S Eastment 21 - 16; M Nash, J Lukins, A Watts 22(16.5) - 14 ; R Knight, G Hill, L Collier, R Feltham 26 - 27; B Paul, R Weller, R Kibble, R Lacy 12 - 21

Winscombe 63 v Prattens 94 (Mixed Friendly Home): A Brand, A Hart, M Smith ,K Whatling 17 - 20; L Coombe, L Parfitt, P John, J Smith 17 - 23; J Vincent, R Hart, S Caddy, J Kimmins 14 - 22; S Vincent, R Weller, W Weller, G Coombe 15 - 29


Winscombe Ladies won at Isle Wedmore in the Wessex league despite being 1 player short on 1 rink and conceding 25% penalty. They are now top of this league.

In the North Somerset League match at home to Clevedon ,Winscombe won on 1 rink and missed out on another by just 1 shot but lost overall by 10 shots .

Winscombe 39 v Isle of Wedmore 37(Wessex League Away): J Kimmins,M Smith,E Watts 12.75(17) -13: C Hopes,L Dyer,L Whatling(c),S Lowman 13 - 14; M Sprouting,P Heal,S Nash,L Fredersdorff 14 - 10

Winscombe 39 v Clevedon 49 (NST League Home); T Miles,S Lowman,M Adams 14 - 12; J Kimmins,E Watts,A Ainsworth 9 - 20;C Hopes,L Whatling,S Caddy 16 - 17


Week ending 21st July (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

History was made in the Winscombe Greenkeepers Tournament . Our new greenkeeper Lew Collier partnered by Robin Lowman won the final play off . This is the first year this trophy has been won by the greenkeeper. It is an annual club competition played on a round robin basis in two groups. The winner of each group plays off in the final over 10 ends. Runners up were John Sprouting and Steve Eastment. The trophy was presented by Gill Westlake ,the wife of the Winscombe greenkeeper for the last 34 years, Colin Westlake.

Winscombe continued their unbeaten run against Victoria with another win in the Weston & District Over 60's League .
The North Somerset Bowls Association KO Cup Match at West Backwell was a very close game. The last 5 ends were the deciders with Winscombe a net 5 shots down. At the end Winscombe lost by 4 shots overall.
The Clevedon & District Evening League match at Nailsea was played on a cold blustery night and also resulted in a loss but 2 rinks won securing 2 more points.
The friendly match this week against Bridgwater had been reduced to a Triples game and was won by Winscombe.

Winscombe 104(16pts) v Victoria 91 (4 pts)(Over 60s League Home): K Whatling(c),G Hill,A Watts 22 - 19; D Beaverstock, P Hopes, W Ainsworth 20 - 17; J Sprouting, R Freegard, M Nash 12 - 20; B Paul, R Wootten, A Dudley 20 - 10; J Smith,P Fredersdorff, G Neville 18 - 11

Winscombe 44 v Glasgow Presidents 74 ( Mixed Friendly Home): C Hopes,M Bailey,G Coombe,M Dorrington(c) 12 - 18; S Vincent,J Rush,P Hopes,R Freegard 4 - 26; J Vincent,R Weller,S Caddy,S Lowman 15 - 15; J Kimmins,C Bailey,W Weller,R Wootten 13 - 15 ; R Knight,P John,T Ellis 12 - 14

Winscombe 92 v West Backwell 96 (NSBA KO Cup Away): M Dorrington,J Lukins,G Neville, A Dudley 18 - 24; W Ainsworth,M Hunter,R Lacy,S Eastment 28 - 16; N Hansford,L Baldwin,R Wootten,T Ellis 15 - 24; G Coombe,G Hill,R Lowman,A Watts 15 - 13;K Whatling,L Collier,R Feltham,M Adams 16 - 19

Winscombe 78 v Taunton Deane 139(Mixed Triples Friendly Away) : T Darkin,A Griffin,D Beaverstock 13 - 13; J Wiles,C Hopes,W Weller 6 - 27;S Vincent,L Whatling(c), J Kimmins 12 - 22;J Vincent,B prince,R Keane 12 - 23;D Johnson,D owen, R Freegard 8 - 40;L Parfitt,R Weller,P Hopes 17 - 14

Winscombe 77 (2pts) v Nailsea 101 (7 pts)(C&D League away):R Knight,D Owen,M Dorrington,S Eastment 19 - 17; G Coombe,P John,M Nash,A Watts 16 - 19;B Paul,J Smith,K Whatling,A Dudley 14 - 24; D Beaverstock,J Lukins,B White,R Feltham 18 - 15;A Brand,P Fredersdorff,G Hill,R Lowman 10 - 26

Winscombe 88 v Bridgwater 66(Friendly Home): B paul,B Prince,W Ainsworth 13 - 16; N Hansford,J Lukins,B White 15 - 10; M Dorrington(c),R Kibble,S Eastment 19 - 11; R Weller,L Collier,R Wootten 15 - 16; R Knight,R Freegard,R Lowman 22 - 13


Winscombe Ladies lost both their matches this week.The Wessex League match against Mark Moor was close on 2 rinks but an overall deficit of 8 shots across all 3 rinks.
The match against St Andrews is a 2 leg Triples game in Memory of Iris Owen who played for both clubs.The first leg at St Andrews was won decisively by the home side who now take a big lead to the home match later this month.

Winscombe v Portishead RBL (NST League Away):Postponed due to flooded green

Winscombe 54 v Mark Moor 66 (Wesssex League Home): M Sprouting,W Weller,E Watts 19-18; C Hopes,S Nash,S Lowman,A Ainsworth 13 - 24; M Smith,L Dyer,S Caddy, J Kimmins 22 - 24

Winscombe 32 v St Andrews 76 (Iris Owen Trophy Away): T Miles,S Caddy,E Watts 14 - 14; W Weller,S lowman,M Adams 7 - 33; R Keane,L Fredersdorff, A Ainsworth 11 - 29

Week ending 14th July (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe again won all their matches this week.
In the Weston & District Over 60's KO Cup ,Winscombe ,the holders for the last 2 years, strode into the semi final again this year with an overwhelming win against Ashcombe Templars.All rinks won well but Tommy Ellis , Roger Knight and John Sprouting were the highest winning rink scoring 40 shots to 5. Tommy's new favourite rink is now Number 1.
In the Clevedon and District Mid week Evening league Winscombe had a narrow win against 2nd in the table Clevedon Prom to gain 7 points and continue their move up the league.
The Over 60s League match against Clarence Blues was played in continuous rain at Winscombe. The home team weathered the conditions better ,won on 5 rinks to 1 and by over 60 shots.
By contrast in our crazy summer the friendly game at Clevedon was a close game played on a lovely sunny afternoon. Winscombe lost 2 rinks by 1 shot and 1 rink bt 2 shots. The other 2 rinks were shared but as Clevedon had only played 3 players on their rink they lost the match by 1 shot after 25% was deducted.

Winscombe 159 v Ashcombe Templars 62(Weston Over 60's KO Cup Home): R Knight,J Sprouting,T Ellis 40 - 5;G lloyd,M Hunter,M Nash 27 - 12;W Ainsworth,L Baldwin(c),M Adams 28 - 8;R Lowman,R Wootten,A Dudley 19 -9; R Weller,J Smith,G Neville 19 - 13;K Whatling,L Collier,A Watts 26 - 15
Winscombe 97 (7pts)v Clevedon Prom 94 (2pts)(Clevedon & District Evening League Home): K Whatling,L Collier,L Baldwin,M Adams 17 - 16; G Hill,P Hopes,W Ainsworth,A Dudley 25 - 20;M Dorrington,G Coombe,M Nash,S Eastment 21 - 18;N Hansford,B White,R Lacy,R Feltham 17 - 18; R Lowman,J Smith,J Lukins,A Watts 17 - 22
Winscombe v Clarence Blues ( Weston and District Over 60's League Home): J Sprouting,L Baldwin,W Ainsworth 26 - 12; R Knight,C Westlake,T Ellis ; G Lloyd,M Hunter,M Nash 21 - 8; J Smith,B White,G Neville 10 - 18; K Whatling,L Collier,A Watts 34 - 4; R Lowman,R Wootten,A Dudley 19 - 11
Winscombe 96 v Clevedon 95 ( Friendly away) : J Vincent,B Prince,J Smith,R Lowman 18 - 19; J Sprouting,K Symons,K Whatling,W Ainsworth 18 - 20; P John,D Johnson,P Hopes,R Wootten 15 - 22; R Knight,R Weller,R Freegard,A Dudley 15 - 16;D beaverstock,D Owen,M Hunter,G Neville 30 - 18


Winscombe Ladies had 3 matches this week . The 2 Friendly matches at home had mixed results . They lost heaviliy to Nailsea but won a close match with Wrington. The Wessex League match at Ashcombe had to be abandoned after 5 ends when in separate incidents 2 ladies fell in the wet conditions and one lady from Ashcombe had to be taken by ambulance to hospital. The points were shared.

Winscombe 33 v Nailsea 79 (Friendly Home): M Sprouting,S Nash,M Smith,S Caddy 20 - 17; C Hopes,A Griffin,L Whatling,A Ainsworth 6 - 27; P Burns,J Wiles,W Weller,R keane 7 - 25

Winscombe 54 v Wrington 50 ( Friendly Home): L Coombe,M Sprouting,L Fredersdorff 14 - 21; T Darkin,P Heal,W Weller 21 -9;S Vincent,L Dyer,J Rush 19 - 20

Winscombe 11 (5pts)v Ashcombe 11 (5pts)( Wessex League Away) Match abandoned after 5 ends due to dangerous conditions: P Burns,S Nash,S Caddy,E Watts 4 - 4; C Hopes,W Weller,S Lowman,L Fredersdorff 5 - 3; T Miles,J Kimmins,L Whatling,A Ainsworth 2 - 4

Week ending 7th July (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe won all the 3 matches played this week. In the Weston Over 60s Triples League they had a good win against Clevedon and secured 18points.

The 1st leg of the Parrot Shield 'Friendly' match with rivals and neighbours Banwell resulted in an 11 shot win for Winscombe. It was a very close game with 4 rinks shared and one rink drawn.
The Somerset County game at St Andrews was postponed due to the bad weather but the well draining Winscombe green was playable for the A Team's match against Ashcombe A . The green played well and the weather was relatively kind with the sun peaking through occassionally. The game was close but the result went to the home team by 4 shots and gave Winscombe another 10 points.

Winscombe 66 (10pts) v Ashcombe A 62 (2pts)(SCL Div 1 North): K Whatling,L Collier,A Dudley,S Eastment 23 - 14;G Lloyd,N Hansford,R Wootten,T Ellis 28 - 16;W Ainsworth,M Hunter,R lacy,R Feltham 16-32
Winscombe 99 v Banwell 88(Parrot Shield 1st leg): K Whatling,L Collier,A Dudley,S Eastment 19 - 22;R Lowman,J Smith,R Wootten,T Ellis 15 - 15;G Lloyd,M Hunter,W Ainsworth,R Feltham,20 - 21; N Hansford, P Fredersdorff , L Baldwin, A Watts 16 - 14; M Dorrington, G Hill, M Nash, G Neville 29 - 16
Winscombe 119 (18pts) v Clevedon 88 (2pts) Weston Over 60's League : W Ainsworth,L Baldwin,A Dudley 26 - 13;R Lowman,K Whatling,A Watts 28 - 11;G Lloyd,B Paul,G Neville 17- 16; G Hill,M Hunter,M Nash 14 - 11; R Knight,B Kibble,T Ellis 28 -7;J Smith,A Kyprianides, R Wootten 6 - 24


Winscombe ladies won their match against Clarence in the North Somerset Triple League 2 rinks to 1 win. Their match against Wrington was cancelled because of the weather.

Winscombe 42 v Clarence 35 (NST League): W Weller,L Whatling,A Ainsworth 12 - 11;M Smith,S Nash,L Fredersdorff 11 - 17;M Sprouting,S Lowman,E Watts 19 - 7

1 JULY 2012



After 35 years managing our green Colin Westlake has decided to handover the reins to his able assistant Lew Collier.
The green has received much praise over the years Colin has been in charge and without doubt is still a credit to his devotion .
Certainly 'one of ' if not 'the' best in Somerset and even the UK.
It is 90 years since the green was laid in 1922 and during those years the green has had just 2 main green keepers for over 80 years. Jack Nuttycombe for well over 40 years and Colin.
Colin is not retiring. He will still be helping and guiding Lew but our new Green Keeper, will now be 'Boss 1 ' .
With the knowledge passed onto Lew by Colin we know the green is in safe hands and will continue to be the ' finest in the County'.
Good Luck Lew.

Week ending 30th June (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe's week started with a loss but finished with a win which moved them to Top of the Somerset County League Division 2 North.
The first game was a friendly 7 rink mixed match against a team from Bideford . Bideford proved to be too strong for the Winscombe team but everyone enjoyed a great game in good company on a beautiful afternoon.
Winscombe then went on to a mixed match at Bridgwater BCL where they found that this would be their last match on this green as BCL are unfortunately having to close at the end of the season due to lack of members. Fittingly, the match ended in a draw.
Both mid week league games were lost . In the Weston Over 60's game against Ashcombe Crusaders they won on 2 rinks but went down heavily on 1 rink resulting in a 30 shot deficit overall. At Congresbury Winscombe lost on all 5 rinks.
A visit to Mark Moor for a friendly game got Winscombe back to winning ways with a 29 shot win .
 In the Somerset County League (Div 2 North) Winscombe B moved to Top Position when they maintained their unbeaten record and gained maximum points against Wrington at home.
Winscombe 113 v Bideford Tourists 166 (7 rink Friendly Home): C Hopes,K Symons,W Weller P Fredersdorff 23 -23; D Owen,T Moody,M Smith,A Watts 9 -24;D Sapsford,D Johnson,P Hopes,B Paul 18 -22; D Peakall,K Headford,D Beaverstock,E Watts 13 - 28;S Caddy,R Weller,L Whatling(c),J Smith 25 -20;R Sapsford,J Rush,G Coombe,L Fredersdorff 8 -35;L Coombe,S Nash,R Freegard,M Nash 17 -14
Winscombe 71 v Bridgwater BCL 71 (Mixed Friendly Away) : J Rush,S Nash,R Knight,M Nash 14- 20; T Miles,R Weller,E Watts,R Freegard 25 - 15; C Hopes,P John,R Keane,A Kyprianides 14 - 18; P Hopes,P Burns,W Weller,G Hill 18 - 18
Winscombe 84 v Ashcombe Crusaders 114 ( (Weston Over 60's Away): R Knight,L Collier,T Ellis 13 - 12;J Smith,R Kibble,M Nash 9 - 29; G Lloyd,P Fredersdorff, G Neville 10 - 23; B Paul, K Whatling,A Watts 24 - 15; J Sprouting,C Westlake, R Wootten 16 - 18;D Beaverstock, L Baldwin,A Dudley 15 - 17
Winscombe 69(0pts) v Congresbury 112(9pts) Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League Away): G Coombe,R Freegard,M Dorrington(c),S Eastment 8 - 21;S Easterby,J Lukins,R Kibble 16 -18;R Knight,G Hill,L Baldwin,A Dudley 16 - 26;N Hansford,R Fisher,L Collier,M Nash 20-23; B Paul,P John,P Fredersdorff,A Watts 9-24
Winscombe 101 v Mark Moor 72 (Friendly Triples Away): P Hopes,L Collier,A Dudley 16-15;D Beaverstock,P Fredersdorff,A Watts 18 - 18;T Moody,A Kyprianides,W Ainsworth 13 - 12;J Sprouting,K Whatling,M Nash 38-9;B Prince,R Freegard,G Neville 16 -17
Winscombe B 75(12points)v Wrington 49 (0pts)(SCL Home): Winscombe won on all 3 rinks and remain unbeaten on the green.
Winscombe again narrowly failed to secure any points in their match in the North Somerset Triples League against Portishead .
Winscombe 40 v Portishead 50(NST) : T Miles,L Whatling(c),A Ainsworth 12 -16;J Kimmins,S Nash, E Watts,13-18;S Caddy,S Lowman,L Fredersdorff 15-16


Week ending 23rd June (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe had 2 big matches this week.In the NSBA 4 Dimensions Portishead RBL avenged their defeat ealier in the week in the Clevedon and District league by winning on shot difference whn the rinks were shared.
The Turnbull Cup 5th round match against Clevedon also finished in defeat despite the rinks being shared. Clevedon had a big win on one rink.

In the other matches Winscombe were easy winners at Wrryal Park when they won on all 6 rinks in their friendly triples.
The mixed friendly match against Wedmore was also won and included a Hot Shot (8 shots on 1 end) by the rink skipped by captain for the day Lesley Fredersdorff .
Winscombe have played Victoria 4 times so far this year and have won all 4 games. This week they played in a Friendly and Victoria got within 2 points but still could not secure a win.

Winscombe 84 v Isle of Wedmore 73 (Mixed Friendly): S Caddy,G Coombe,S Lowman,A Watts 17-21; A Brand,D Peakall,J Kimmins,R Lowman 19-13; D Beaverstock,K Symons,R Keane,L Fredersdorff(c) 24-21; T Miles,L Coombe,P Fredersdorff,S Eastment 24-18

Winscombe 124 v Wrryal Park 78( Friendly Triples): R Knight,J Smith,G Hill 22 - 9; K Whatling,P Fredersdorff,M Nash 22 - 17; P Hopes,B Prince,A Watts 18 - 10; R Weller,B Paul,R Wootten 25 - 13; D Owen, L Collier, A Dudley 16 - 14; D Beaverstock,A Kyprianides,R Lowman 21 - 9

Winscombe 80(6.5pts) v Portishead RBL 67(1.5pts) Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League Home): R Knight,G Hill,R Lacy,R Feltham 24 - 16;M Dorrington(c),P Fredersdorff,M Nash,S Eastment 19-19;K Whatling,L Collier,L Baldwin,M Adams 21 - 11;H Hansford,A Kyprianides,A Dudley,A Watts 16 - 21

Winscombe 2(78) v Portishead RBL 2 (92)( NSBA 4 Dimensions Trophy): Singles: S Eastment 21 - 17; Pairs: A Dudley,A Watts 15-29; Triples: R Lowman,R Feltham,M Adams 15 - 21;Rink: M Dorrington,G Neville,R Wootten,T Ellis 27 -25 . RBL win on shot difference

Winscombe 73 v Clevedon 93 (Turnbull Cup Home)M Dorrington,M Nash,R Wootten,A Watts 9 - 36;K Whatling,L Collier,A Dudley,M Adams 21 - 17;R Lowman,M Hunter,S Eastment,T Ellis 21 - 16; G Lloyd,L Baldwin,G Neville,R Feltham 22 - 24;

Winscombe 94 v Victoria 92 (Friendly away): R Fisher,S Easterby,R Kibble,S Eastment 13-21;G Lloyd,J Smith,R Lowman,T Ellis 22 -18;K Whatling(c),B Paul,L Collier,A Dudley 24 - 20;M Dorrington,M Nash,P Fredersdorff,R Wootten 19-14;A Brand,P Hopes,G Neville,A Watts 16 - 19;

Winscombe Ladies lost by just 4 shots in their North Somerset Triples League match against Portishead.

Winscombe 37 v Portishead 41 ( NST League): R Keane,W Weller, E Watts 12 - 10; J Kimmins,S Lowman, L Fredersdorff 16 - 17; T Miles, L Whatling(c), A Ainsworth 9 - 14

Week ending 16th June (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe Men had a very successful week with 5 out of 5 wins .
The Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League had not been going very well with only one win so far this season .This week Winscombe outplayed both Portishead teams. They beat Top of the League side Portishead RBL by 20 shots and earlier in the week Portishead had also come up against a winning Winscombe team when they lost by 32 shots..After a poor start in this league Winscombe have risen 3 places and now challenge for a mid table position .
The Weston and District Over 60's Triples League saw them win at St Andrews by 22 shots to secure another 15 points to 5 against.
The Friendly Triple match against Ashcombe also resulted in a win by 18shots.
In the last victory of the week Winscombe B team played Isle of Wedmore B in the Somerset County League Division 2 North with pressure on Club vice captain Malcolm Dorrington to keep up the 100% record the team secured another 10 points with a 20 shot win.This moves them to 2nd position in the League.
This week Winscombe have scored over 100 shots more than their opponents.

Winscombe B 71(10pts) v Isle of Wedmore B 51(2 pts) ( SCL Div 2 North): S Easterby,P Hopes,R Kibble,A Watts 26 - 18; G Lloyd,D Beaverstock,M Dorrington(c) , G Neville 26 - 13; R Knight,G Hill, P Fredersdorff, M Nash 19 -20;

Winscombe 97(7.5pts) v Portishead RBL 77(1.5pts) Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League Home): D Beaverstock,G Hill, R Freegard, R Lacy 19 - 19; G Coombe,B Prince,P Fredersdorff, A Watts 24 - 11;K Whatling, L Collier, L Baldwin, M Adams 23 - 15;D owen, R Fisher, M Dorrington,S Eastment 18-16; R Lowman, D Peakall, B White, M Nash 13 - 16

Winscombe 108 v Ashcombe 90 (Friendly Triples Home): R Fisher, R Freegard, M Dorrington 22 -7; D Beaverstock, J Smith, R Lacy 23 - 7;B Prince,D Owen,G Neville 15 - 23; D Peakall, B White, A Watts 12 - 19; R Weller, G Hill, R Lowman 25 - 13;S Easterby, K Whatling(c), R Kibble 11 - 21

Winscombe 96(6.5pts) v Portishead 67(1.5pts) (Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League Away): J Smith,G Coombe, P Fredersdorff, A Watts 16 - 16; R Lowman, A Kyprianides, M Dorrington(c),S Eastment 32 -6; D Beaverstock,G Hill, R Lacy,R Feltham 30 - 15; K Whatling,L Collier, L Baldwin, M Adams 18 - 20

Winscombe 112 (15pts) v St Andrews 90 (5pts) (Weston Over 60's Away): W Ainsworth, L Baldwin, M Adams 19-14; R Knight, L Collier,T Ellis 25 - 8; J Smith ,M Hunter,M Nash 16 - 16; G Lloyd, R Kibble, G Neville 18-19; B Paul, K Whatling, A Watts 17 -18; J Sprouting, A Kyprianides, R Lowman 17 - 15

Winscombe 54 v Taunton Deane 85 (Mixed Friendly Triples) : J Swift, M Sprouting, W Ainsworth 12 - 23; A Brand, S Caddy, A Ainsworth 18 - 16; P Burns, R Weller,LFredersdorff (c) 9 - 27; T Darkin, J Sprouting, E Watts 15 - 19


In the Wessex League, Wessex Ladies were clearly after revenge for their trouncing by Winscombe earlier in the year. It was all down to one rink as honours were shared 1 rink won,1 rink drawn and 1 rink lost:
Winscombe 40 v Wessex 51 (Ladies Wessex League Home) : T Miles,J Rush,S Lowman,E Watts 14 - 14;M Sprouting,L Dyer,W Weller,A Ainsworth 10 - 22;M Smith,C Hopes,L Whatling(c), L Fredersdorff 16 - 15

In the NST League, Clevedon were again on the receiving end as Winscombe Ladies repeated their win earlier in the season at home and secured all the points:

Winscombe 63(10pts) v Clevedon 32 (0pts) ( NST League Away): C Hopes,S lowman,L Fredersdorff 20 - 9; T Miles,L Whatling(c); A Ainsworth 24 - 9;S Lowis,W Weller,E Watts 19 -14


Week ending 9th June (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)


Winscombe played in the 4th Round of the Turnbull Cup and beat Congresbury by 20 shots and 3 rinks to 1. They now meet Clevedon in the 5th round at home.
In The Somerset County League only the A team played local rivals Banwell . They won on all 3 rinks and secured all the points winning by 33 shots overall.
In the Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League they played Clevedon this week and lost in a close match. Winscombe were ahead for most of the match but Clevedon rallied on the closing ends and won by 12 shots. Winscombe won on 1 rink and drew on another to gain 11/2 points but slip to bottom place in this league.

Winscombe 77 (11/2pts) v Clevedon 89 (71/2pts)(Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League Home):
B Paul,G Coombe,
M Nash, A Watts 13 - 20; K Whatling, L Baldwin, M Dorrington(c), S Eastment 15 - 17; N Hansford, J Sprouting, P Fredersdorff, R Wootten 12 - 17; G Lloyd, R Sapsford, R Lacy, R Feltham 15 - 15; J Smith, J Lukins, R Lowman, M Adams 22 - 20

Winscombe 85 v Congresbury 65 (Turnbull Cup Round 4 Home): K Whatling, M Hunter, R Lacy, R Feltham 10 - 31; R Lowman, G Lloyd, S Eastment, T Ellis 27-16; M Dorrington, N Hansford, G Neville, A Watts 25 - 6; W Ainsworth, L Collier, L Baldwin, M Adams 23 - 12

Winscombe A 79 (12pts) v Banwell B 46 (0pts) (SCL Div 1 North Home) : W Ainsworth,M Hunter,R Lacy,R Feltham 26-13;K Whatling,L Collier,G Neville,M Adams 28 - 20;R Lowman,G Lloyd,S Eastment,T Ellis 25 - 12


Winscombe Ladies had 2 fixtures scheduled for this week but the match against Clevedon was postponed due to the bad weather.
In the other match againast Clevedon Prom they lost by 19 shots but managed to draw on 1 rink.

Winscombe 36 v Clevedon Prom 55 (NST League Away): T Miles, L Whatling,M Adams 10 - 19; P Burns,S Lowman, E Watts 10-20; R Keane, L Fredersdorff, A Ainsworth 16 - 16

Week ending 2nd June (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe men had another busy week with 7 matches played.
Winscombe have won the Weston & District Over 60s Knockout Cup for the last 2 years and started this year with an away tie at Clarence Park. They got this seasons' competition off to a great start winning on all 6 rinks and by 64 shots overall.
Another success this week was their first win in the mid-week Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League when they beat Yatton by 11 shots and moved off the bottom of the league.
The Winscombe B team were also in action in the SCL Division 2 North and remain unbeaten on the green, winning by just 2 shots in an exciting match against Mark Moor.
The Friendly games played during the week only brought one victory against Congresbury in a rehearsal for the next round of The Turnbull Cup at Winscombe on Friday evening.
Winscombe 89 v Bridgwater 105 (Friendly Away): D Beaverstock, R Freegard, K Whatling(c),A Watts 14 - 27;R Sapsford, D Peakall, M Hunter, M Adams 20 - 14 ; N Hansford, B Prince, R Kibble, L Collier 23 - 20; P John, G Hill, P Fredersdorff, M Nash 16 - 26; J Vincent, A Kyprianides, R Lacy, R Feltham 16 - 18
Winscombe 78 v Taunton Vivary 120 ( Friendly Home): A Kyprianides, R Freegard, P Fredersdorff, M Nash 14 - 22; K Whatling(c), G Hill, R Kibble, M Adams 23 - 20; P Hopes, D Peakall, W Ainsworth, R Wootten 12 - 24; D Beaverstock,K Symons, J Smith, A Dudley 11 - 34
Winscombe 84 v Yatton 73 (Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League):R Sapsford, P Fredersdorff, M Nash, S Eastment , 11- 13 ;D Beaverstock, R Weller, L Collier,T Ellis 16-22; G Coombe, B Paul, W Ainsworth, R Lacy 28 -9; J Smith, D Peakall, A Kyprianides, Watts 21 -12; M Dorrington(c), P John,J  Lukins, L Baldwin 8 - 17
Winscombe 90 v Congresbury 65 ( Friendly Home): J Smith, R Freegard, R Wootten, T Ellis 37 -8; R Knight, K Symons, K Whatling(c), M Nash 13 - 15; P Hopes,J  Vincent, R Lacy, R Feltham 15 - 12; N Hansford, D Peakall, W Ainsworth, M Adams 17 - 10; R Weller, K Headford, B Paul, A Watts 8 - 20
Winscombe 136 v Clarence Park 69 ( Weston & Dist Over 60's KO Cup Away) : K Whatling, R Wootten,T Ellis 20 - 8; G Hill,L Collier,L Baldwin(c) 26 - 6;G Lloyd, M Hunter, R Lowman; J Sprouting, W Ainsworth, M Adams 30-16;J  Smith, R Kibble, A Watts 24 - 14; R Knights, P Fredersdorff, M Nash 15 - 14
Winscombe B 60(10pts) v Mark Moor 58(2pts) (SCL Div 2 North Home): G Lloyd, J Sprouting, P Fredersdorff, G Neville 9 - 36; S Easterby, M Nash, R Kibble, S Eastment 29- 4; R Knight, P Hopes, M Dorrington(c), R Wootten 22-18
Winscombe 89 v Alexandra Bath 94 (Mixed Friendly Away): D Beaverstock, M Sprouting, P Hopes, J Kimmins 16 - 27; W Weller, D Sapsford, G Coombe, P Fredersdorff 21 - 16; C Hopes, J Vincent, R Freegard, L Fredersdorff(c) 15 - 20; R Sapsford, L Coombe, J Sprouting, E Watts 23 - 15 ; S Vincent, R Weller, S Lowis, A Watts 14 - 23
Winscombe ladies lost both their friendly games this week.
Winscombe 33v Nailsea 81( Friendly Away) :S Lowis,S Nash,L Whatling(c),L Fredersdorff 10-26;D Sapsford,J Wiles,J Rush,A Ainsworth 10-26;A Griffin,T Darkin,W Weller,J Kimmins 13 -29
Winscombe 51v Congresbury 60( Friendly Away) :M Sprouting,L Parfitt,W Weller,M Adams 16 - 21;M Smith,A Hart,T Miles,L Fredersdorff(c) 17 -22; J Rush, L Dyer,S Caddy,A Ainsworth 18 - 17


Week ending 26th May (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)


An exciting and historic week for Winscombe who played Victoria twice and won twice. First they celebrated the 90th Anniversary of the opening of their green when teams from Winscombe & Victoria B.C. played again. It was these two teams who played the inaugural game in 1922 . It was a lovely day and unlike the first game back in 1922 the Men had a close game winning by 2 shots. Ladies did not play in 1922 but this time the Ladies too had a close game losing by 3 shots.
There was an excellent buffet lunch and speeches by President Lew Collier and Dave Williams, the Victoria President. The Clubs exchanged gifts and greenkeeper Colin Westlake received a very handsome handmade wooden pen to celebrate 34 years of green keeping at Winscombe.
The following day a more serious game in the 3rd round of the Turnbull Cup was played at Victoria. Winscombe were never behind. They got off to a good start on 2 rinks and Victoria also went ahead on 2 rinks. However, at 14 ends the rink skipped by Tony Watts picked up a 6 which reversed the lead and then they never looked back. Mike Adams rink were solid throughout winning by 9 shots and Rod Feltham's rink had a 6 shot lead but Victoria came back strongly to draw the rink on the last end. Only Tommy Ellis rink lost but managed to narrow the deficit to just 5 shots. A historic win for Winscombe who have now beaten Victoria 3 times in 2 weeks.

In the Leagues - Winscombe have still not managed a win in the Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League but in the Weston Over 60's league they had a good win against Ashcombe Knights picking up 16 points to 4. The B Team in Div 2 North continued unbeaten on the green by winning in their home fixture against Portishead on 2 rinks. Captain Malcolm Dorrington snatching a draw on the last end. Winscombe 11 points, Portishead 1 point.


Winscombe Ladies played 2 matches this week narrowly losing in their green 90th anniversary match against Victoria by 3 shots. It was a close tussle throughout played on a lovely morning and watched by men from both sides which created a great atmosphere around the green.
Their Wessex League match resulted in another win and their is no doubt that Winscombe Ladies are now a force to be reckoned with.
Winscombe 53 v Victoria 56: (90th Anniversary Game):M Smith,R Keane,E Watts,M Adams 22 - 15;S Lowis,P Heal,S Nash,A Ainsworth 14 - 22;T Miles,W Weller,J Rush,L Frederdorff( c) 17-19

Winscombe 74 v Ashcombe 54(Wessex League ): L Dyer,P Burns,L Fredersdorff(c),A Ainsworth 28 - 20;T Miles,C Hopes,R keane,M Adams 21 - 21;J Kimmins,M Smith,S Nash,E Watts 25 - 13


Winscombe 83 v Victoria 74 (Turnbull Cup Round 3): M Dorrington,M Nash,G Neville,A Watts 26 - 21; K Whatling(c),M Hunter,R Lacy,R Feltham 21 -21; W Ainsworth,L Collier,A Dudley,M Adams 22 - 13;G Lloyd,L Baldwin,R Wootten,T Ellis 14 - 19
Winscombe 126 v Victoria 124 (90th Anniversary Game): K Whatling(c),P Fredersdorff,M Nash,G Neville 20 - 23; J Smith,B White,J Lukins,R Wootten 15 - 19;N Hansford,M Hunter,L Collier,A Dudley 17 -13;G Lloyd,A Brand,W Ainsworth,M Adams 31 - 10; R Knight,D Peakall,R Lacy,R Feltham 18-39;M Dorrington,D Owen,C Westlake,T Ellis 25 - 20

Winscombe B 68(11pts)v Portishead43 (1pt) (SCL Div 2 North ):J Sprouting,M Hunter,M Nash: G Lloyd, B Paul,G Hill,M Dorrington(c); R Sapsford,P Fredersdorff,A Kyprianides,G Neville

Winscombe 88 v Nailsea 115 (Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League): J Smith,R Freegard,A Kyprianides,M Nash 8 - 34;N Hansford,J Vincent,L Collier,A Dudley 23 - 24; P John, A Brand,P Fredersdorff,A Watts 16 -18;B Paul,D Owen,R Lacy,R Feltham 20-11; M Dorrington(c),J Lukins,L Baldwin,M Adams 21 - 28

Winscombe 113(16pts) v Ashcombe Knights(4pts) 75 (Weston & District Over 60's League):G Lloyd,P Hopes,G Neville 21 - 11;J Smith,M Hunter,M Nash 21 - 12;R Knight,L Collier,A Dudley 13 - 15;W Ainsworth,L Baldwin(c),M Adams 16 - 10;A Kyprianides,J Sprouting,R Wootten 29 - 9; B Paul,B Kibble, K Whatling 12 - 18

Winscombe 71 v Wrington 89 (Mixed Friendly Away): R Sapsford,A Hart,P Hopes,T Watts; P John,M Flay,J Rush,M Dorrington(c);G Collier,R Hart,W Weller,E Watts 18-22;S Lowis,L Coombe,B Weller,J Kimmins 17 -25


FRIDAY 25th MAY 2012

At 6.15pm at Victoria B C - Weston Super Mare
Winscombe played Victoria in the 3rd Round of the Turnbull Cup AND WON!!!

M Dorrington,M Nash,G Neville,A Watts 26 - 21; K Whatling,M Hunter,R Lacy,R Feltham 21 -21; W Ainsworth,L Collier,A Dudley,M Adams 22 - 13;G Lloyd,L Baldwin,R Wootten,T Ellis 14 - 19

Winscombe were never behind. They got off to a good start on 2 rinks and Victoria also went ahead on 2 rinks. However, at 14 ends the rink skipped by Tony Watts picked up a 6 which reversed the lead and then they never looked back. Mike Adams rink were solid throughout winning by 9 shots and Rod Feltham's rink had a 6 shot lead but Victoria came back strongly to draw the rink on the last end. Only Tommy Ellis rink lost but managed to narrow the deficit to just 5 shots. A historic win for Winscombe who have now beaten Victoria 3 times in 2 weeks.
Thanks to Bob Kibble, Mavis Wootten and Lesley and Paul Fredersdorff for their support !

5 ends: Victoria 16 - WBC 25 + 9

10 ends Victoria 34- WBC 40 +6

15ends Victoria 50 - WBC 60 + 10

21 ends Victoria 74 - WBC 83 +9

The Green's 90th Birthday


opening of wbc green 1922


A Team from Weston Super Mare (Victoria B C) were invited to play the first match.
To celebrate this important event in the Club's History Teams from Winscombe & Victoria B.C. played again.

It was a lovely day and unlike the first game back in 1922 both the Ladies and the Men had close games.

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The Ladies lost by 3 shots and the Men won by 2 shots.

There was an excellent buffet lunch and speeches by President Lew Collier and Dave Williams, the Victoria President. Gifts were exchanged and greenkeeper Colin Westlake received a very handsome handmade wooden pen to celebrate 34 years of green keeping at Winscombe.
The men played in the afternoon and won their match by 2 shots.

Winscombe 53 v Victoria 56: M Smith,R Keane,E Watts,M Adams 22 - 15;S Lowis,P Heal,S Nash,A Ainsworth 14 - 22;T Miles,W Weller,J Rush,L Frederdorff( c) 17-19

Winscombe 126 v Victoria 124 : K Whatling(c),P Fredersdorff,M Nash,G Neville 20 - 23; J Smith,B White,J Lukins,R Wootten 15 - 19;N Hansford,M Hunter,L Collier,A Dudley 17 -13;G Lloyd,A Brand,W Ainsworth,M Adams 31 - 10; R Knight,D Peakall,R Lacy,R Feltham 18-39;M Dorrington,D Owen,C Westlake,T Ellis 25 - 20

W/e 19th May 2012(as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe Ladies had 3 matches this week and pulled out another fine win.This time in the North Somerset Triples League against Clarence when they won by 11 shots. They won on all 4 rinks to take maximum points . In the Wessex League they met a strong Clevedon side and lost by just 6 shots. In the friendly match at home to Long Ashton the deficit was even smaller. Long Ashton won by 3 shots.

Ladies Rink Scores:
Winscombe 55 v Long Ashton 58 (Friendly ) : A Griffin,T Miles,S Nash,E Watts 10-18;M Sprouting,M Smith,J Rush,A Ainsworth 17 - 12;J Kimmins,W Weller,L Whatling(c),L Fredersdorff 16 - 20; T Darkin,P Heal,L Dyer 12 - 8
Winscombe 55 v Clevedon 61 (Wessex League Home): W Weller,J Rush,S Nash,R Keane 24 - 15;C Hopes,S Lowis,E Watts,A Ainsworth 24 - 20;M Sprouting,P Heal,L Whatling(c), M Adams 7 - 26
Winscombe 64(10pts) v Clevedon 53 (0pts) ( NST League):M Smith,L Whatling(c),S Nash 21 - 16; W Weller,J Rush M Adams 15 -13;T Miles,E Watts,A Ainsworth 14 - 13;M Sprouting,P Heal,J Kimmins 14 -11


The highlight of Winscombe's week was beating Victoria in the North Somerset Bowling Association's KO Cup. The match was played on grey evening but the bowls was exciting particularly on the rink skipped by Rod Feltham and Mike Stocker. After 8 ends Victoria were running away with this rink and had a 10 shot lead. But Winscombe rallied in the second half and the rink was won by 13 shots. Overall Winscombe won on 5 rinks to 1 and 23 shots. Next week Winscombe play Victoria twice. On Thursday 24th May Winscombe have invited Victoria to a replay of the opening of their green on the same day in 1922. By coincidence Winscombe meet Victoria again on Friday in the Turnbull Cup.
Winscombe have still not had a win in the Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League . This week Clevedon Prom were the victors securing 9 points to Winscombe's 2.
In the Weston and District Over 60's League Winscombe are also looking for their first win . Against Ascombe Knights they lost by 14 shots 5points to 15points.
After a good start in the County Leagues Winscombe failed to win to win at both away fixtures.
At Clevedon the A Team had a really close match . Winscombe were 2 shots ahead after Winscombe's 2 losing rinks had finished . Rod Feltham's rink had 2 ends to play after Rod had killed one end. Unfortunately , the rink lost a 4 on the penultimate end and despite apparently having a wood from each side touching the jack on the last end Victoria scored another shot to win by 3 shots.
The B Team went to Portishead and disaster struck when one of the Winscombe team failed to turn up. Under the Somerset County League Rule 6f the match is awarded to the home team but rink points are awarded to the winning rinks. Winscombe won on both the rinks played by 20 shots so scored 4 points but the match was awarded to Portishead RBL.

Rink Scores:
Winscombe 82 v Isle of Wedmore 114 (Friendly Away): R Knight,K Headford,B Paul,L Collier 12 - 23;R Weller,T Moody,J Smith,M Nash 16 - 28;R Fisher,K Symons,N Hansford,A Kyprianides 17 - 22;D Owen, D Peakall ,K Whatling(c),M Adams15 - 17;P John, B Prince,M Hunter,G Neville 18-24

Winscombe 81 (2 pts) v Clevedon Prom 99 (9pts) (Clevedon & District Co-operative Funeralcare Evening League):D Beaverstock,J Smith,A Kyprianides,M Nash 12 -23;M Dorrington(c),J Lukins,L Baldwin, M Adams 16-13;K Whatling(C),J Sprouting,W Ainsworth,A Dudley 19-21; B Paul,P Fredersdorff,L Collier,A Watts 22 - 16; N Hansford,G Hill,R Lacy,R Feltham 12 - 26

Winscombe v Ashcombe Park (Friendly Triples)Away:R Freegard,B White,R Wootten;A Brand,M Dorrington(c),M Nash;D Owen,J Lukins,R Lacy;D Peakall,N Hansford,A Watts;P John,J Smith,A Dudley

Winscombe101 v Victoria 78 (NSBA KO Cup)Home: K Whatling(c),J Lukins,L Baldwin,M Adams16-12;N Hansford,B White,R Lacy,R Feltham 27 - 14;J Smith,A Kyprianides,P Fredersdorff,A Watts 20 -14;M Dorrington,P Hopes,M Nash,G Neville 14 - 24;W Ainsworth,G Hill,R Wootten,T Ellis 24 - 15

Winscombe A 53 (2pts)v Clevedon B 56(10pts) (SCL Div 1 North)Away:J Smith,M Hunter,R Wootten,T Ellis 11-21; W Ainsworth,L Collier,R Lacy,R Feltham 23 - 14; K Whatling(c),G Hill,A Dudley,M Adams 19 - 21

Winscombe B 4pts v Portishead RBL C 8pts (SCL Div 2 North) Away: P Hopes,A Kyprianides,P Fredersdorff,M Nash Won 31-16; G Lloyd,M Dorrington(c) A Watts,G Neville won 22 - 17;

W/e 12th May 2012 (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

A busy week for Winscombe with no less than 8 matches played. Both the men and ladies started the week well with good wins and the men finished off in style with both their county teams also winning.

Winscombe Ladies went to Clarence Park and beat Wessex by 25 shots.They won on all 3 rinks in dreadful conditions. The Winscombe Ladies joined the Wessex League last year when they regularly narrowly failed to win. Their first match this year under new Captain Lorna Whatling showed they are now a threat to all teams in this League. It was their first ever win in the Wessex League.

Winscombe Men visited Clevedon in the 1st Round of The 4 Dimensions Competition . A tough ask but despite losing the singles they had a good win in the Pairs and won the Triples on the last end. In the 4's Rink it was nip and tuck but Winscombe ran out winners by 4 shots to win overall by 3 games to 1.
By tradition the match against Bath BC is 21 end triples. This match ,away at Bath ,saw Winscombe gain another victory by 17 shots overall.
At West Backwell in the Clevedon District League the match was played in heavy rain and concluded at 15 ends. Winscombe drew on 1 rink and lost on the others to secure 1/2 point which kept them one spot off the bottom .
The Weston and District Over 60's League match at Winscombe against Clevedon Prom resulted in The prom enjoying the wet conditions better than the home side to run out winners on 4 rinks to 1 with 1 rink drawn.
At Taunton BC (Vivary Park) it was a close game with Winscombe winning on 3 rinks to 2 but failing to secure the win by 5 shots.
In the Someset County League Division 1 North, Winscombe A Team beat Portishead RBL B and secured 11 points to 1 by winning on 2 rinks and drawing on 1.
Winscombe B Team in Division 2 North travelled to Bristol and also won gaining 10 points to Bristol 2.


Winscombe Ladies:
Winscombe 55 v Wessex 30 (Ladies Wessex League Away) : C Hopes,W Weller,S Nash,L Fredersdorff 14 - 15; M Smith,R Keane,S Lowman,A Ainsworth 13 - 10; T Miles,L Dyer,L Whatling,M Adams 28 - 5

Winscombe Men:
Winscombe 3 v Clevedon 1(4 Dimensions Away): Singles: R Lowman 5 - 21; Pairs: A Watts,A Dudley 21-11;Triples: W Ainsworth,R Feltham,M Adams 15-14; Rink: M Dorrington,M Nash,L Baldwin,T Ellis 25 -21

Winscombe 118 v Bath 101 (Away Friendly 21 end Triples). P Hopes,L Collier, A Dudley 28 -13;D Peakall,R Knight,R Feltham 20-23 ; D Beaverstock,K Whatling,M Adams 21 - 10;G Hill,J Smith,A Watts 12 - 19;R Weller,R Lacy,M Nash 19 -18 ; B Prince,A Kyprianides,R Lowman 18 - 18
Winscombe 56 v West Backwell 98(Clevedon District League Away):S Easterby,J Sprouting,B Kibble,A Dudley 15 - 15;R Sapsford ,D Peakall,K Whatling,A Watts 9-23;G Hill,G Coombe,M Dorrington(c),R Lowman 11-26;A Brand,J Lukins,L Baldwin,M Adams 12 - 17; R Weller,D Owen,R Lacy,R Feltham 9-17
Winscombe 80 v Clevedon Prom 116 (Weston District Over 60's League):G Lloyd,C Westlake,T Ellis 14 - 24; R Lowman,L Baldwin,M Adams 17 -10;J Smith,A Kyprianides,M Nash 13 - 13;R Weller,L Collier,A Dudley 15 - 27;B Paul,M Hunter,K Whatling 14 - 18;R Knight,B Kibble,G Neville 7 - 24
Winscombe 94 v Taunton Vivary 99 (Friendly away):R Knight,B White,K Whatling(c),M Nash 11-21;B paul,B prince,R Lowman,R Wootten 10-33; A Brand,J Smith,A Kyprianides,R Feltham 23 - 8; R Weller,G Hill,L Collier,A Dudley 26-20;D Beaverstock,D Owen,G Neville,M Adams 24 - 17
Winscombe A 66(11pts) V Portishead RBL B 50(1pt)(SBL Div 1 North Home) : N Hansford,M hunter,R Lowman,T Ellis 22 -19; W Ainsworth,L Collier,R Lacy,R Feltham 19- 19; K Whatling(c),J Smith,A Dudley,M Adams 25 - 12
Winscombe B (10pts) v Bristol C (2pts) (SBL Div 2 North Away): J Sprouting, P Freddersdorf, A Kyprianides ,M Nash 15-20; D Beaverstock, J Vincent, G Neville ,A Watts 17-11; G Lloyd, G Hill,M Dorrington(c), R Wootten 18-14

Winscombe 112 v Tregaron Tourists 137 (7 rink Mixed Friendly):D Owen,R Keane,E Watts,P Fredersdorff 17 -21; P John,S Nash,B Paul,M Nash 17 - 11; M Sprouting,J Rush,J Sprouting,A Kyprianides 13 - 22; W Weller,G Coombe,T Miles,M Dorrington 15 - 31R Weller,P Burns,N Hansford L Fredersdorff 23 - 14; S Caddy,S Lowis,G Hill,R Knight 9 - 21;L Coombe,K Headford,M Hunter,A Watts 18 - 17

w/e 5th May 2012 (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

It has been a sad week for Winscombe Bowling Club following the death of our ex President John Baker. As a mark of respect our match on Tuesday at home v North Petherton was cancelled.
We also had one other cancellation this week when our Weston and District Over 60's match at Burnham on Sea was cancelled as their green was flooded.
This season Winscombe have entered the Clevedon and District Mid Week Evening League and have lost to both their first week's opponents. The first match was played at Long Ashton on a cold damp evening and the deficit was 26 shots across 4 rinks. 2 rinks lost but Rod Feltham's rink won and Mike Adam's rink came back over the last 3 ends to secure a draw. In the other match Congresbury won at Winscombe by 24 shots and 3 rinks to 2 with Mike Adam's rink winning by13 shots and Steve Eastments rink winning by 10 shots.
On Saturday Winscombe visited Bristol Bowling Club for a 4 rink friendly fixture. At tea after 10 ends Winscombe were losing on all 4 rinks but by the close had won on 2 rinks and lost on 2 rinks. Particularly noteworthy was the rink skipped by Tony Dudley who were 0- 11 down after just 6 ends but managed to win on the last end thanks to some exhibition bowling by the front end, Brian Paul and Paul Hopes.

Winscombe 57 v Bristol 78 Friendly away : G Lloyd,D Beaverstock,R Lacy,A Watts 18 -13; B Paul,P Hopes,K Whatling,A Dudley; R Knight,S Easterby,B Kibble,M Nash 15 -22; M Dorrington,B Weller,J Smith,A Kyprianides 6 - 26
Winscombe 57(1.1/2pts) v Long Ashton 83 (6 1/2 pts)Clevedon & District Evening League: M Dorrington(c),L Collier,R Lowman,M Adams 16-16;W Ainsworth,R Fisher,A Kyprianides,A Watts 7 - 26;N Hansford,G Hill,S Eastment,R Feltham 18-10;K Whatling,M Nash,R Lacy,A Dudley 16- 31
Winscombe 66 (2 pts) v Congresbury 90(7 pts) Clevedon & District Evening League: B Paul,J Sprouting,N Hansford,A Watts 9 -27;B Weller,R Sapsford,K Whatling,R Feltham 7 -22; A Brand,G Hill,A Kyprianides,S Eastment 16 -10;J Smith,J Vincent,R Lacy, A Dudley 10 -20; M Dorrington (c),J Lukins,L Baldwin,M Adams 24 -11
Wednesday 9th May - JOHN BAKER
A sad day for the club as it was the day we said farewell to our mate John.
With much love a packed church at Congresbury paid their respects in a service ,conducted by John's cousin, celebrating John's life.
Afterwards the club house was full with family a friends to share memories of a lovely man.

w/e 28th April 2012 (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

Winscombe entertained local friends and rivals Banwell to their green on Saturday for a 'friendly' match.It was a bitterly cold afternoon but the competition soon warmed up and saw Winscombe win on 3 rinks to 2 and by 35 shots overall. Steve Eastment led the highest winning rink winning by 20 shots whilst Tommy Ellis clearly sucumbed to the cold letting Banwell President Barry Taylor back into the game to win by 1 shot .
In other matches during the week Men's Vice Captain Malcolm Dorrington got off to a great start when he captained a mixed team to a win on all 5 rinks against a team from Mark Moor.
In the first Over 60's League Match of the season Winscombe lost by 4 rinks to 2 and by 21 shots overall .The Friendly Triples match against Clevedon prom was played in the rain and resulted in a narrow 6 shot win by Clevedon Prom .
Winscombe 97 - Mark Moor 47(Mixed Friendly at Home): P John,R Weller,R Lowman 24-9; J Vincent,J Smith,E Watts 11-8: M Smith,R Keane,M Dorrington(Capt) 18-14;J Sprouting,S Lowman,W Ainsworth 27-8; M Sprouting,A Watts,A Ainsworth17-9
Winscombe 93 v Ashcombe Crusaders 114 (Weston & Dist Over 60's League)Home: G Lloyd,C Westlake,W Ainsworth 8 -21;R Lowman,R Fisher,R Wootten 19-11;J Smith,B White,M Nash 10-20; G Neville,L Collier(Capt),A Dudley 17-24; B Paul.M Hunter,A Watts 15-18;R Knight,B Kibble,T Ellis 24 - 20
Winscombe 65-Clevedon Prom 71 (Friendly Triples Home): R Knight,M Hunter,A Dudley,14-15;G Hill,J Sprouting,R Lacy 12 - 17;D Beaverstock,K Whatling(Capt),G Neville 14-12;P Hopes,J Smith,R Lowman12-14;A Brand,L Collier,W Ainsworth 13 - 13
Winscombe 101 v Banwell 66 (Friendly at Home): N Hansford,G Hill,R lowman,T Ellis 23 -24;K Whatling,M Hunter,L Collier,A Dudley 9 -23;M Dorrington,B paul,R lacy,S Eastment 30-10; G Lloyd,J Sprouting,B Kibble,G Neville 21 - 17;J Smith,S Easterby,W Ainsworth,R Wootten 13 - 12

w/e 21st April 2012 (as reported to The Mercury and Cheddar Gazette)

The first week of the season Winscombe played 2 Friendly matches. The traditional first match is against Clevedon and resulted in a narrow win for Winscombe by 4 shots. The weather was cold and showery and it was decided to curtail the match after 16 ends.On Saturday Yatton visited Winscombe for their first match of the season and Yatton won on 4 rinks to 1. Only Winscombe Captain's rink managed a win by 14 shots .
Winscombe 73 v Clevedon 66 (Friendly at Home): D Peakall,R Freegard,G Lloyd,G Neville 13-14; J Smith,R Fisher,L Collier,A Dudley 16-8; N Hansford,B White, K Whatling(Capt) ,M Adams 8-16; R Weller,J Sprouting,B Kibble,M Nash 16-18; R Knight,C Westlake,R Lowman,T Ellis 20 -8
Winscombe 85 - Yatton 107 ( Friendly at Home): S Easterby,G Lloyd,B Kibble,R Lowman 17 - 22 ; J Sprouting,R Weller,M Dorrington,A Dudley 11- 28; D Beaverstock,B Paul,K Whatling(Capt),G Neville 29-15 ; G Coombe,K Symons, M Hunter, R Wootten 17 -19



14th April 2012


The green was opened on a dull , cold afternoon by Janet Waymouth who bowled the first wood of the season
watched by Club president Lew Collier.
A Mixed match was then held between teams representing the President and Captain.
This resulted in a win for the Captain's team by 4 shots.
Following an excellent supper for over 80 members The President distributed gifts to a number of members in appreciation
of the work they had done decorating and updating the Pavilion and green surrounds during the winter.
Both Captains looked forward to an enjoyable and successful season.



You wil be delighted to know that Dave Peakall now has the bowlers draw tickets for 2012. As usual 50% of money raised goes to the club. Tickets are in books of 5 and each ticket is £1(£5 for the entire book) .I believe I am right in saying that over the years several club members have won prizes. There are 30 prizes in all ranging from £2000 to £25. Mike Nash won last year. Please help your club and hopefully yourself too.

There are now webpages just for members (see menu bar) You will need an ID and Password to gain access (available from Ken Whatling or Mike Adams).
Minutes of Meetings,Subs,Organisation will be posted here as well as Welfare and Memorial information
Just follow instructions on the Members Link above.







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