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13 August 2018

Waverley Strike Again

Congratulations to Southsea Waverley on retaining the County Club Trophy last Sunday.

In the Semi-Final they beat old foes Boscombe Cliff, the West Champions, before accounting for Fleming Park, the South Champions, in the Final.


25th July 2018

To Infinity and Beyond

The County Quarter & Semi Finals played over the last three weeks have seen success for East bowlers who have progressed thruí to the National Finals at Royal Leamington Spa that start in August.

Progressing through by winning their County Semi-Finals are the following:
- Menís Four Wood Singles Ė Steve Feilder of Alexandra B&SC.
- Menís Pairs Ė Marty Wake & Gary Starks of Southsea Waverley BC.
- Menís Triples Ė Mike Aldren, Ollie Mew & Mark Hammond of Southsea Waverley BC.

They will also be contesting the County Finals on September 8th.

Due to the number of entries in the County competitions, Hampshire is also able to send a third entry to the National Finals. Joining the above are a Menís Four from Waverley, Danny Smith, Jon Leggett, Marty Wake & Gary Starks. In the 3rd place play-off they beat a Milton Park quartet.

We nearly had another entry in the Menís Two Wood Singles. Unfortunately for Lee-on-the-Solentís Martin Ellis, having to play a 3rd match in the evening proved too much for him.

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

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 yearís finalistís 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, Waverleyís 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.


Appreciate the bowls scene from the whimsical point of view of our resident 'roving' reporter - DW

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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

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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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