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12th June 2015


P&D Win Inaugural Solent Challenge



The first game for the new, annual “Solent Challenge” trophy for games between the P&D and Southampton & District BA saw a triumph for the P&D as they beat Soton 130 shots to 81.



Match Secretary Paul Robson wishes to thank the players from 11 of our clubs who gave us that success.


Unfortunately, the match against Aldershot & District on Sunday 14th June has had to be cancelled, as Aldershot cannot raise a team.




Gosport Bowling Club

Anglesey Gardens


£120 first prize

Sunday 26th July 2015

Start time - 0930

Dress code: Whites below the waist, white shirt or club shirt above

Mixed Fours Competition

Minimum of one other gender per team!!!

Entry fee: £18.00 per team (£4.50 per player)

Please send cheques payable to "Gosport Bowling Club"

Entry form right, or available from Club Secretary at


Bacon Rolls (0830 to 0900) Tea and Coffee throughout. Ploughman lunch.



Will visiting teams please be aware that car parking at the Portsmouth Water site is at the front of Office Block as you enter through the West Street gates. If all spaces are full, you should turn immediately left at the mini-roundabout where there are two other large car parks.

Under No Circumstances should you 'double park' anywhere on site as access for Company vehicles - large lorries and vans with trailers - may be required in the event of a water supply emergency.


You will also NOT be permitted to drive through the barrier to park due to security reasons, although the barrier may be raised at the conclusion of the game to exit the site via the Brockhampton Road gate.


This is Portsmouth Water company policy so please do not confront the Security Staff if they ask you to move a vehicle - they are only doing their job.


Thank you for your cooperation.
Ray Hansler,

Secretary Portsmouth Water BC


Pembroke Gardens Bowling Club



20th Anniversary Celebrations - Come help us celebrate!

OPEN FOURS - Saturday 13th June 2015

OPEN TRIPLES - Saturday 11th July 2015

Fours: £120 winners + Runners up prize

Triples: £90 winners + Runners up prize

Plus extra Spot Prizes!

Bar & Refreshments. All day parking only 50p

Entries from Trevor Watkins (02392 791355) or John Brookes (02392 811186)

or print and complete this entry form and return....

21 April 2015

2015 Rowland Cup - Draw now available. Click here

15th April 2015


Child Protection


Your attention is drawn to the Child Protection Policies now being applied. Please refer to the Child Protection section for details and downloadable forms that must be used.

15th April 2015


Smokers Beware


Bridgemary BC now have designated Smoking Areas which are suitably sign posted.


(...so now you know where to go when you want to let of steam about your skip. Oh and if you only see Grey Smoke rising, they still haven't elected their Captain!)


Gosport Bowling Club

Anglesey Gardens

Gosport Open Mens Fours Competition

Sunday 14th June 2015

Trophies for winners & Runners Up

Entry Fee £30 per team (£7.50 per player)

Fee includes: Lunch, Tea & Hot beverages

Limited to 24 Teams on first come first served basis

Please send cheques payable to "Gosport Bowling Club"

Closing date for entries: Monday 8th June 2015

Entry form right, or available from Club Secretary at


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

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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