Stratton Churchway Bowls Club

It’s with great sadness that on Sunday 13th September 2020 our friend, long serving club member, ex-club president and club stalwart Dave Humphreys passed away.
Dave had been at the club for well over 40 years and had been instrumental in the club's survival in the late 1970’s when things were tough for the club. Through the following decades Dave gave his time and committed so much to the club, he was a key figure in the club launching the floodlight gala in the 1980’s which is still an annual success over 35 years later.  Dave held numerous officer roles at the club over the years, his most recent was club president which he stepped back from a few years ago. Dave was a great club member, a great player on the green in his day, a proud Welshman and a great friend to many of us and it’s a sad time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

Stratton Churchway Bowls Club - Review Season 2018

Floodlight Competition
                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.



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

Officers Triples Final

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!
Wiltshire Ladies O55 Fours event.

Wiltshire Ladies O55 Fours event. 

In the last four Stratton beat Salisbury 17-7, from the Southern section, to reach the Final of Wiltshire Ladies O55 Fours event.

Congratulations to Deborah, Kathrine, Wendy  and Jan.

Sadly in the Final, they lost 24-4 to Box who now go to Royal Leamington Spa in the ladies senior fours national programme.

Swindon & District
The Men's Swindon and District Side had a very successful season by winning Division 2.

here is a precis of the season .

•       Total of 18 games played.
•       A massive 203 points scored.
•       6 Victories (14 – 0) Garrads, Supermarine B, North End,  Cricklade and Swindon @ Home and North End Away.
•       2 Defeats Haydon Wick (12-2) and Supermarine B (10-4).
•       Out of 72 rinks played Victory in 53 (30 out of a possible 36 at  home), Defeated in 18 and 1 draw.
•       1500 ends were played (won 842, lost 656, no score 2).
•       Ends were a 4 was scored Won 52 and lost 31.
•       Ends were a 5 was scored Won 24 and lost 7.
•       Ends were a 6 was scored Won 3 and lost 2.