Stratton Churchway Bowls Club

Stratton Churchway Bowls Club - Review 2022

 In line with tradition, Our President Jackie Peace started the season which everyone hoped would be a successful one following the covid restrictions. 
The Golden Jubilee was celebrated with an Aussie Pairs Event - A great time was had and the weather didn't disappoint. The winners of the event were Paul Dawson and Steve Roe.
Our treasurer Kathryn returned to Scotland at the end of September and wish her and Iain a happy future as they take on their new venture back home in Aberdeen

Mens Nationals Competitions
In Mens Nationals Competitions a successful season was had with James & Graham getting as far as the last 16 in the county before losing to a Highworth pair.
Lloyds rinks also manage to get to the last 16 before losing to Spencer Molton. James lost in the semi final of the un-badged lost to Jamie Reynolds 21-20

In Womens National Competitions
Disappointment for Wendy Anderson and Khalila Hussan on Saturday 25th June at Devizes when they were so close to getting to Leamington in the National Pairs losing out in the semi-final to M.Easton of Box. Having beaten B.Lilley in the Quarter-finals in  Morning 
Our Ladies over 55 rink skipped by Janet Willis lost out on the last end in the County Semi Final at Avon on 15th July. It was another case of so near yet so far as it was all square 16-16 going into the last end where the Box rink skipped by Alison Jacobs manged to win the end and the match by one shot 17-16.

County Under 25
Congratulations to Jamie for being chosen for the County Under 25 team to play Gloucestershire at Cheltenham Bowls Club on Sunday  19th June.
Club Finals
The DBE Ladies National Pairs Championships proudly supported by Friends of English Bowling was held at Charlbury Bowls Club where Khalila Hussain and her partner Jennie Sandford became the Champions of 2022.
Wiltshire Ladies
In the Benevolent Triples Finals Day at Devizes on Friday16th September, Janet Willis Jo Bryant and Wendy Anderson were attempting to hold on to the trophy and won their semi-final against J Rowe (Amesbury). 
The final against the Highworth triple of Linda Young Diane Davis and Maggie Jordon was a step to far as were comfortable beaten 20-5.

Wiltshire League
Stratton men have finished the season in second place in the Mens Four Rink League Division 2 – North Area. 
The winners were Haydon Wick with 194 points
Second Stratton with 162 points
Third West End with 128 points
Brilliant effort. we should be well proud.

S&D competitions
Congratulations to Khalila Hussen who won the Ladies Champion of Champions beating Chris Mitchell of Purton. The first half of the game was very close but as the match progressed Khalila slowly pulled away to victory. 
Congratulations to Anthea Cawte and Jackie Pearce on winning the Ladies Pairs against Ann Haunton and Linda Perfitt of Westlecot. The Stratton Pair were always in control of the match but did have a stutter in the final few ends which gave the Westlecot pair some hope. The match was sealed on the penultimate end by gaining 3 shots. 
Commiserations to James Bryant in the Mens Champion of Champions who was beaten by Kyle Anderson.  
Stratton members continued to have to a successful on day 2 of the S&D Finals.
James Bryant put yesterday's defeat behind him to win the Men's Officers Cup defeating Mark Richman of Westlecot. There was not much between the two players to begin with before James was able to gain a commanding lead and eventually won 21-13.
In the Ladies Over 60 pairs Janet Willis & Wendy Anderson won by beating Chris Mitchell and Sue Crouch of Purton. The game was a very tight affair with lead changing a number of times. The match had the Stratton Pair going into the final end holding a 2 shot lead and were able to keep the end tight finally winning by one shot.
Unfortunately, the mixed rink skipped by Lloyd Pearce including Arron Davis, Anthea Cawte, Jackie Pearce, were unable to gain the upper hand in the match and were always behind before were finally beaten the Supermarine Rink by 7 shots.