Stratton Churchway Bowls Club

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Matt Doyle

Sadly on 2nd September 2018, aged 38 Matt died as a result of a motorcycle accident on the Great Western Way in Swindon.

He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.

Matt’s family invite everyone who attends the funeral to wear something red, in honour of his love for Liverpool Football Club,
on Friday 28th September, 10.30am at Kingsdown Crematorium.

No flowers by request please, for donation details please contact
Pearce Funeral Services, 92 Ermin Street, Stratton St Margaret, SN3 4NN.  Tel:- 01793 832072

                                                               Floodlight Competition

The Floodlight Competition held between Monday 3rd and Friday 7th September sponsored by Pearce Funeral Services of Stratton was a great success despite the inclement weather on Thursday – thanks to Ian Woods the organiser and everyone who helped either behind the bar, providing the food, selling raffle tickets or helping set out the Green before play.

In the semi finals 2 Stratton teams were draw together teams  Only Girls Allowed (including Janet Willis, Johanna Bryant, Wendy Anderson and Kathrine Riach as well as 2 players from Wootton Bassett) beat Stratton Allstars (Alan Gough, Craig Hare, Robin Gilbert and Ken Tucker).  The other semi-final saw Saxons from Cricklade overcoming defending champions Thamesiders from Purton. 

 In the Final turned into a close affair with Only Girls Allowed with recovering from 10 shots down to draw level at one point. They were unable to convert this into a victory with Saxons (Tony Milner, Pete Fitter, Eric Collier, Dave Messinger) winning 21-17 to become this years worthy winners.


Officers Triples Final

After winning through 4 rounds, Graham Strevens, Kathrine Riach and James Bryant ventured to Devizes for the final of the Officer Triples where they played Spencer Melksham (who consisted of a male Bowls Wiltshire player and two Ladies who had won through to Leamington in the Triples).  Despite playing well they were beaten by a better side who had more than their fair share of luck.  It was a great experience and who knows …. maybe next year!

With the Runners Up Shield

Right to Left
Graham Strevens, Kathrine Riach and James Bryant


Welcome to Stratton Churchway Bowls Club. 

Stratton Churchway Bowls Club is situated next to Grange Community Centre off Grange Drive Stratton on the Eastern outskirts of Swindon.

The club has an outdoor 6 rink bowling green, with a Club House.

Social Events take place from time-to-time throughout the year, (Skittles and Bingo during the off season). Members, families and friends are always welcome at these events.

Bowling is a fun sport that can be played at a social or competitive level.

New members or those returning to bowls, no matter what ability or age you will find a warm welcome at our club.

Interested in Playing Come Along and Have a Go.

Come on a Friday evening (weather permitting) from 7:00pm or Tuesday Morning 10.30am during the season - End of April till End of August.

All we ask is that you bring flat soled shoes without a heel (to protect the green). Equipment will be provided to use: Bring the whole family and tell your friends to come along with you!

The club has Qualified coaches available to give you an insight into the game of bowls

If you would like more details please contact James (Secretary) on 01793 335620 or use the Contact Page Form. To make arrangements for you to to try your hand at bowls.


Unfortunately, one of our former members, Peggy Oakes, has passed away.

Peggy was a loved and much respected member of Stratton Churchway BC for many years. She will be remembered for reaching the National Fours in 1992 and being a Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Johns Selector.

 Peggy's funeral will take place at:

Salvation Army Hall, Chapel Street, Gorse Hill, Swindon SN2 8DA

on Tuesday 16th October at 10.45am.

Club Championship

                              Club Championships

Saturday 22nd  Sunday 23rd
 Morning Matches Morning Matches
 Starting at 10:00 Starting at 10:00
 Ladies Pairs Ladies 2 Wood
 Fred Symonds Trophy         Mens 2 Wood
  Memorial Trophy
 Afternoon MatchesAfternoon Matches 
 Staring at 14:00 Staring at 13:45
 Mixed Pairs Ladies 4 Wood
Stan Binns Trophy Mens 4 Wood
Retired 4 Wood Ladies  Novice

  Followed by
  Presidents Cup

Latest news

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COUNTY TOP TEN  – North Area  Preliminary Round Lost Away to North Wilts

S & D DOUBLE RINK - Round 1 Lost to Haydon Wick  

                        Result  Westlcot B beat Stratton by a Score of 44 - 28  each side winning one rink. 

                    Result Round 1 beat Westlecot B
                    Result Round 2 lost to Westlecot A 

                   Result Round 2 beat Chippenham Town
                   Result Round 3 beat Trowbridge Town
                   Quarter Final Lost to Highworth 

                   Round One beat Wroughton 26-8
                   Round Two lost to Highworth

                   Round One beat Chippenham Park
                   Round Two beat Chippenham Town
                   Quarter Final beat West End 
                   Semi Final  beat North End 
                   Final Runners up to Spencer Melksham


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