19th May 2024
NSBA 4 Dimensions v Victoria Home

Not a good day today, we lost 0 – 4. The singles and pairs were very one-sided and the rinks was quite close. The triples was the interesting rink. We fought back from 2 – 9 down to lead 13 – 9 but Victoria scored 9 on the last three ends to seal victory.

18th May 2024
SCL Div 3 North  C v Bristol C Home
Our C Team lost their first match of the season  mainly due to the fact that, one Bristol player failed to turn up. We,(perhaps naively), ‘loaned’ a Winscombe player – namely M.T. Mooney who became our ‘nemesis – playing better than anyone on that rink! Despite docking 25% off their rink score, they still finished well ahead. In retrospect, a lesson learned for sure! The game was beset with intermittent thunderstorms and torrential rain which slowed play, but undaunted we completed the match.
A Pow, M Williamson,J Hart, C Bryant won 19 – 15; T Poole, L Van Haaren, L Collier, R Pike lost 14 – 21; D Holt, C Byles, M Trenchard, D Johnson Lost 9 -32 (24-25%) Overall 42(2pts) – 60(10pts)

18th May 2024
SCL League : B v Victoria C Away

Good all round performance with Dave Brown standing in for an injured Gordon Poynter. Chris Greenwood’s rink came up against a particularly annoying skip who kept destroying their holding ends.

Score Winscombe B 59 (10 points – Victoria C 47 (2 points)
W Ainsworth, M Rolls,B Paul, C Greenwood Lost 8 -25; J Sprouting, K Horler, D Peakall, A Watts won 24 -12; M Newing,      ,         ,D Brown won 27 – 10

16th May 2024
Bowls England Men’s 2 x 4’s v Chew Stoke at Home

In a very closely fought contest Winscombe beat Chew Stoke on both rinks.The score was 34 – 28 and our next opponent is Bath A at Bath, to be played by 2nd June.
Rink 1                       Rink 2
L Tony Rowe      L Mike Fletcher
2 Tony Watts     2 Chris Bryant
3 Dennis Tape   3 Geoff Coombe
S Keith Bolton   S Malcolm Dorrington
Won 16 – 14       Won 18 – 14

16th May 2024
Ladies win first match of the season against Congresbury
Winscombe Ladies won their first match of the season at Home against Congresbury in the Wessex League.
Winscombe actually lost on 2 of the 3 rinks,but the rink skipped by Captain Margaret Howell, including vice captain Yvonne Greenwood, led by Pauline Pow with MT Mooney scored enough shots to secure the win by 6 shots. It’s a team game and the other two rinks kept their  deficits down to just  7 shots. A good start to the season.

Rink 1 : Carol Hopes, Pam Rolls, Joan Hunt. Chrissie Bryant 15 – 17
Rink 2 : Shelley Carson, Maureen Sprouting, Trish Van Haaren, Angela Ainsworth 16 – 21
Rink 3 :Pauline Pow, MT Mooney, Yvonne Greenwood, Margaret Howell 22 – 9
Overall 53 – 47

15th May 2024
Over 55’s Pioneers v Victory Vikings

The Pioneers gained their first win of the season by 29 shots and 4 rinks to 2 at home also for the first time.
Good wins onthe rinks skipped by Bob Kibble,Mike Nash,Keith Horler and Ray Pike secured the much needed win.

Pioneers 122 – Vikings 93. Pioneers 16 points – Vikings 4 points

D Holt,A Broadbent,W Ainsworth 15 – 20; A Pow, J Hart, B Kibble 30 – 10; M Milden,K Webber, K Horler 17 – 13;  K Whatling, L Collier, M Nash 25 – 5; C Byles, D Barrington- Light, P Cast 11 – 31; T Poole,R Lowis, R Pike 24 – 14

14th May 2024
Over 55’s Originals v Burnham

A great comeback win for the Originals at Burnham . Down by  30 shots midway all rinks showed resilience and fought back to secure a narrow 4 shot win on avery difficult green.

Originals 102 shots ( 14 points ) Burnham 98 shots ( 6 points ).

Good wins for Dave Brown & Graham Neville plus a last wood save by Steve Heeley playing his first game proved pivotal.

Rowe Greenwood & Tape 8-24;Keenan Bolton & Watts 9-20;Johnson Andrews & Brown 28-5;Fletcher Coombe & Heeley 21-20;Rolls Bryant & Curtis 16-20;Newing Paul & Neville 20-9

13th May 2024
Winscombe  v Abercarn
A mixed Winscombe team took part in our first international tour in living memory, one day to Abercarn in Wales. Despite our captain, Chris Greenwood, being held up in traffic and arriving as the match was due to start a very enjoyable day was had, until a thunder and lightning storm stopped the match after a couple of hours. As we were ahead on one rink, behind in another and two were finely poised the match was declared a draw, and we retired to the clubhouse for traditional Welsh hospitality.

11th May 2024
Winscombe A v West Backwell Home
SCL Premier Division 2

A good and exciting game today. Keith Bolton’s rink was last to finish and on the last end we were one shot down across the green. With the last bowl, Keith converted holding one to win by two for an overall victory of 60 – 59 and 8 pts to 4 pts. However, none of this would have mattered without a good win on Mike Adams rink.

Rink Scores

Rink 1 T Rowe, C Bryant, M Curtis, M Adams 32 – 16 ;
Rink 2: D Johnson, C Greenwood, T Watts, K Bolton 15 – 26
Rink 3:  M Fletcher, D Brown, G Coombe, M Dorrington 13 – 17

May 2024
Winscombe C v Wedmore C Away
SCL Division 3 North

Another good win for Winscombe 
We lost on two rinks – both by just one shot – but our third rink skipped by Wilf Ainsworth won handsomely and helped the overall 11 shot win and 8 points – 4 points.

Rink Scores

Rink 1: M Rolls, M Nash, R Kibble, D Peakall 19 – 20
Rink 2 : D Leach, L V Haaren, B Paul, W Ainsworth 25 – 12
Rink 3 : M Newing, M Williamson, R Lowis, R Pike 17 -18

9th May 2024
Over 55’s Pioneers v Banwell Home

This was the first home game for the newly formed Pioneers. Once again they came up against  a club with only one team in the Over 55’s League. Banwell had been relegated last year from Division One.They proved to be too strong for most of the Pioneers rinks but the Captains rink fought back well to lose on the last end with Alan Vickery’s last bowl gaining the shot with The Pioneers holding 3 shots. Overall 56 -147

Rink 1 D Holt,T Atkinson, W Ainsworth  8 – 18; T Poole,R Lowis,R Pike 15 – 22; K Whatling, L Collier(Capt) , M Nash 19 – 21; A Pow,M Tenchard,R Kibble 5 – 31; B Bennett, D Barrington – Light ,P Cast 7 – 32; M Mildon,C Williamson, G Poynter 7 – 23

7th May 2024
Winscombe v Bath Away
Sydney Gardens Trophy

This annual two match fixture resulted in a win by the Home side by 8 shots. Not an unsurmountable target when they come to Winscombe in August.

Rink Scores

Rink 1 Ken Whatling,Brian Paul,Mike Adams 19-19 ;Rink 2 Terry Poole,Lew Collier,Tony Watts 21- 12; Rink 3 Dave Brown,Ray Pike,Geoff Coombe 11-23;Rink 4 Mike Newing, Larry V Haaren, Chris Greenwood 18-18;Rink 5 Wilf Ainsworth,Mike Nash,Chris Bryant 16-23 ;Rink 6 Dave Johnson,Dave Peakall,Graham Neville 23-21

3rd May 2024
BE Men’s  2x 4’s v St Andrews Away

We win on both rinks in the 1st Round of this National Competition at St Andrews 38 – 28.
Next round Home to Chew Stoke A.

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4th May 2024
SCL – C Team v Burnham on Sea
The first game of our newly formed third team in North Division 3 saw us secure a great win by 50 shots and a maximum 12 points. We were helped by the B Team not having a game which enabled the C Team to be strengthened with a few B Team regulars.
Winscombe 86 (12pts) v Burham 36 (0pts)

Rink 1: D Leach, L V Haaren (Capt),B Paul,C Greenwood 23 – 14
Rink 2: G Poynter,A Pow,M Nash,G Neville 34 – 6
Rink 3 : M Newing,D Johnson,L Collier, R Pike 29 – 16

4th May 2024
SCL – A Team v Williton
First Game in Premier Division 2

The Club Captain Chris Bryant commented:-
“Not a good start but three teams lost by bigger margins so no reason to despair just yet.
We lost by 47 – 61 and 2 – 10.” 


29th April 2024

We visited Frome Park in the 1st Round of this over 65’s Mixed National Competition. It is a two rink match and we shared the rinks. However,we lost overall on shot difference 28 -34.

A disappointing result.




30th April 2024
Over 55’s Pioneers v Portishead Away

The Pioneers second match was also away , this time at Portishead. 3 substitutes were borrowed from the Originals but this only produced a result on one rink! However, overall performance was much improved  with The Pioneers winning on 3 of the 5 counting rinks. Once again they were one man short and dropped 10 shots and 2 points. Overall it was still a loss on shots 77 – 100 but much closer without the 10 shot penalty.


1st May 2024
Over 55’s Originals v St Andrews Home

Originals maintained their winning start to the season overcoming a strong St Andrews side. Rinks were shared but good wins on the rinks skipped by Mike Adams & Mike Curtis & a last wood win on the Captains rink, offset the 3 losing rinks. Originals 100 shots ( 14points) St Andrews 90 shots ( 6 points )


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Saturday 20th April

First Match of The  Season Results in Loss!

A close game on 4 rinks with Winscombe just missing out on 3!
Well done Keith Bolton (and the Captain’s rink) in nicking a win on his first match for his new club.

Overall Banwell won 4 rinks – 1 

Thursday 26th April

Over 55’s – Originals Get Off To Great Start

On a cold afternoon at Winscombe The Originals scored a very good win over last years league winners – Victoria Saxons .

Winscombe won on 5 rinks to 1 and by 109 shots (18 points) to 81 shots (2 points).


Thursday 26th April
Pioneers Meet Tough First Match Opposition 

The Pioneers played their first game away at Clarence and immediately lost 10 shots and two points as they conceded a rink. Clarence now only have one team and this was the ‘Blues’ team relegated from Division One last year.
They were just too good for the newly formed Pioneers team .


Opening Day Saturday 13th April 2024

The President’s wife Lorna Whatling opened the 2024 Season by sending down the first wood.
Members also had a spider raising £70 for the Club’s Charity – SW Children’s Hospice.
The match betwen the President and The Captains finished with an outstanding win for the President by 23 shots


A party of 36 bowlers had a successful weekend in Torquay. 
They played against Puriton who had put up a trophy for the match and Winscombe won a narrow victory over two days. 

A collection by the Winscombe team raised £100 which was donated to the Club’s charity, South West Children’s Hospice.

Ladies triples

Ladies Shortmat League

TEAM ZETA (aka Lorna Whatling, Sue Hares and Gill Webb)
Well done to them and all the participants


South West Children’s Hospice

At our January 2024 Coffee morning we presented a cheque for £2700 to Lucie Perryman from Children’s Hospice SW.

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