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16th July 2018

Leigh Park Charity Triples 2018

The 7th Leigh Park Charity Triples is being run on Sunday 9th Sep 2018 in aid of the Rowans Hospice.

Full details on the entry form


9th July 2018

P&D Match v Waverley on Sunday 15th July

Will all those who have requested to play in this match please note that the Start Time is now 1pm.

(Something to do with the possibility of watching men chase an inflated pigs bladder)


9th July 2018

Onwards and Upwards

Following the Area Finals, the following have progressed to the County Finals:

2Wood Singles
- Martin Ellis (Lee-on-the-Solent) beat Jamie Ward (Bedhampton) 18-9;

- Dave Brown (Milton Park) beat Ken Stanbury (Gosport) 15-14 (after an extra end and a tight measure).

4Wood Singles
- Paul Cooke beat Waverley clubmate Mike Aldren 21-16;

- Steve Feilder (Alexandra) beat Rob Moran (Southsea Waverley) 21-11.

- Mike Elliot & Adrian Snook (Priory) beat the reigning champions Paul Lawrence & Steve Feilder (Alexandra) 21-14.
- Martin Wake & Gary Starks beat Waverley clubmates Mark Howe & Ian Mackenzie 20-18 (a hard fought battle that went down to the last wood)

- Michael Aldren, Ollie Mew & Mark Hammond (Southsea Waverley) beat Andrew Hibberd, Roly Bloy & Adrian Snook (Priory) 21-10;

- Danny Smith, Martin Wake & Gary Starks (Southsea Waverley) beat Bob Floyd, Barry Harman & Carl Baggott (Alexandra) 16-7.

- Danny Smith, Jon Leggett, Martin Wake & Gary Starks (Southsea Waverley) beat Trevor Jenkins, John Peacham, Richard Smalley & Martin Eggleton (Priory) 23-7;

- Tony Hurst, Bryan Seymour, Dave Biggs & Andy McKain (Milton Park) beat Ron Adams, Mark Howe, Shaun O'Mara & Ian Mackenzie (Southsea Waverley) 19-11.

2Wood Triples
Last year’s finalist’s Dave Walker, Mick Edney & Brent Riste (Portsmouth Water) went one better as they beat Jason McAllen, Martin Ellis & Phil Sanders (Lee-on-the-Solent) 22-19.

2nd July 2018

More Junior Success

Last Saturday, Waverley’s Dan Smith & Louis McCubbin paired up to win the County Junior Pairs, meaning a 2nd trip to Royal Leamington Spa later this year for the National Championships. They won their Semi-Final 23-7, following up with an 18-9 victory in the Final.

2nd May 2018

Priory Bowing Club - Open Fours Tournament

Sunday 12th August 2018 - Sponsored by SBS European Kitchens.


Priory Bowls Club are pleased to announce the running of their 47th Open Fours Bowls Tournament from which proceeds will go to The Society of St James, Homeless Charity in Portsmouth.




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Honours Boards

In keeping with the P&D's attempt to make a record of the history of Bowls and Bowlers in Portsmouth photographs are being added to the various honours boards as and when they become available. It is hoped this will capture memorabilia before it is lost to time and give everybody a chance to put faces to the many names who have achieved success in the sport. It can be nice to see faces of long lost friends and adversaries.

If you have photographs of any individual or team, whether they have achieved greatness or not, please let the Secretary borrow them so they may be copied and posted. Unless we make the effort now we may never get the chance again.

But please don't stop there. If you have photos of your club, its members or any events that might make interesting viewing we can add these to our photo gallery.

Let's not lose our history and heritage. Many thanks in anticipation.


The P&D needs your help

Dave Wildman in drag

We are presently trying to capture the history of the P&D by placing on record within this website as much information as possible before it is lost.

If you have anything that might help please let us know.

Things that will be of particular interest are old photos and information to fill gaps on honours boards.

Everything and anything will be gratefully received. Let's list it before we lose it.


A Big thank you

Our appreciation to everybody who has contributed in our quest to fill in the missing information on Honours Boards. Please keep it coming. We strive to compile a complete record of all those who are worthy to call themselves winners in this great district.

We hope you find discovery of historical 'artefacts' relating to the P&D interesting.


Members of the P&D are actively encouraged to submit reports and photos of their matches, club activities or any articles that might be considered amusing or of general interest.



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