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Leigh Park Bowls Club

50th Anniversary Year

Charity Open Triples Bowls Tournament

Sunday 6th September 2015

In aid of The Rosemary Foundation - Hospice at Home

Limited to 24 Triples - 9.00-10.00 start

2015 Portsmouth Open

Bowls Tournament


Sunday 2nd August - Open Mixed Pairs

(Please note limit of 32 entries + reserve list)


Monday 3rd August - Saturday 8th August

(All other events)

Please click image right for Entry Form

Feb 2015

And they're off!

Please refer to the Competition section and update your diaries with this years League, Combination, and Mid-weeks League Fixtures.

20 Jan 2015

A few words from our new President

Gentlemen and Fellow Bowlers
I am proud and honoured to represent you and would like to thank the Executive and my club, Southsea Waverley, for their support.
I wish all members and clubs of the P&D every success in competitions and all other activities enjoyed by those who play the game of bowls.
I wish you all an enjoyable season.
Thank you all one again

Les Pyecroft OBE
P&D President 2015



P&D 2015 AGM


Here is a précis of what happened at the 2015 P&D AGM, held on Tuesday 13th January.


1) Ken Graham handed over the reins to Les Pyecroft OBE, with John Pearson being confirmed as SVP.


We also have a new JVP. Star & Crescent nominated Martyn Reynolds and he was swiftly confirmed by all present.


2) All other Officers & Committee members are as 2104.


3) Eastney BC withdrew their proposal that the Midweek League become a Mixed League.


4) The proposal from Emsworth BC that League Division 3 be reduced to 3 rinks per side was defeated.


5) The proposal put forward by Priory BC re the ability for clubs with more than 1 side in the same Combination division to be able to transfer players between them was accepted - see amended League Rules.


6) The proposal from Alexandra BC that clarified how date & times for P&D Competition games could be offered was also accepted - see amended Competition Rules.


7) The amendments proposed by the Rules Revision Committee to the P&D Constitution and Competition, League & Midweek League Rules were all passed. The amended documents will appear soon on the website, but here are some key points:


Competition Rules

Rule 6, which covers the make-up of an entry, has been expanded to provide further explanation about entries and the fact that ONLY 1 substitute can be used for a team.


A reminder that Derek now requires the scorecards to be sent to him after each match has been completed.


Midweek League Rules

A reminder that from the 2015 season, if you play someone who is NOT registered with the P&D you will lose your team 6 points.


League Rules

Rule 6f has been amended to allow a maximum of 3 substitutes in 1 rink, although a substitute is NOT allowed to skip the rink.


Rule 15 has been added to state what is meant by a "Dropped" Bowl.


There were also 3 changes that affect Competitions and the Leagues

a) You can send copies of the score cards via email

b) A reminder that if the weather is bad to contact your opponents early enough to stop them travelling to you if your green has had to be closed.

c) Finally, for all Rinks games (League, Combination & Competition) it will be the Two's who keep the card - BUT it's the skip that still has to sign them off!!


A reminder that the next P&D Exec Meeting will be held on Thursday 12th February, 6:30 at Alexandra S&BC. One of the points that will be covered is an update on the proposed P&D Child Protection Policy documentation.



P&D Friendly Fixtures for 2015

For those of you who would like to take part in our friendly matches, start getting your diaries up to date here

9 Sept 2014


For those of you with long memories

Have a look at the Hampshire Middleton Cup Team from 1971 and see who you might recognise or remember. Until this year's success, this was the last Hampshire Team to win the coveted trophy - 43 years ago! Pictured are several legendary Portsmouth players who helped make our area great standing shoulder to shoulder with team mates famous and infamous!

Hampshire Team 1971 - Middleton Cup Winners

Back row (l to r): V Bullock, R Lewis, G Smythe, H Sawyer, L R Hall, W Philips, J Latto, H Brown

3rd row: (l to r): G Booth, P Line, D Peddie, M Walton, F Copper, F Taylor, T Wilson, W A Hewitt

2nd row (l to r): K Grout, I Cameron, A Fletcher, F Shell, D Dennis, J Kinnear, L Edwards

Front row (l to r): J Davidson, F Muddiman (Hon Sec), G Crispe (President), H Palmer (S V President), C Neale, R Lott, J R Plomer



A new section in which events and characters will come under scrutiny from our resident 'roving' reporter - DW

Look out! Go there now...

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 that have been honoured 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 teams, the 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 and we will eventually 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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