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Broughton Gifford Bowls Club

Broughton Gifford Mid Wilts Triples League team’s excellent start to the season continued with a third successive win when Corsham were the visitors on the 17th May. Match result: 12-2.
Winning rinks and scores: Tony Day, Hayden Arlett and Vince Davis 22-9: Trevor Gardner, Mervyn Davies and Graham Whitfield 20-14: Keith Darby, Paul Stocker and Ray Thomas 20-12.
Not to be outdone by the men’s success, the club’s ladies Nor-West League team gained an 18 shot and 4-2 points win on the Blue Circle green on Tuesday 22nd May. Skip Gwenda Kelley with Margaret Bourne and Heather Davis, were on level terms going into the last end on 12 shots each. In a nail-biting finish, they couldn’t quite prevent their opponents from snatching a two-shot victory. The second rink of Skip Sylvia Davis with Nicole Palmer and Sue Davies had greater success, being dominant throughout and easily winning 26-6.
Constant heavy rain was a spoiling feature of the MWTL game played at the Trowbridge Town green on the 24th May. Top of the table and unbeaten since the start of the season, Broughton were in confident mood as play began. The rain was unremitting and the surface soon became saturated, causing a trail of spray from each bowl as it travelled its course. With play becoming more difficult as the game progressed, the captains agreed to abandon proceedings once the minimum required 40 ends had been completed. Match result: Broughton Gifford 12, Trowbridge Town 2. Teams and scores; Richard Brooks, Trevor Cooke and Vince Davis 9-8; Tony Day, Mervyn Davies and Paul Stocker 10-6; Tony Stanley, Keith Darby and Pete Rigby 5-8; Trevor Gardner, Richard Mizen and Graham Whitfield 13-5.
A green that bowled exceptionally well, lovely warm sunshine and a gentle breeze, made for perfect conditions at Winsley, for the mixed friendly the following Saturday. Broughton were pleased to include three of the club’s newcomers for the game and introduced Ian Windsor, who was making his debut. The match was played in front of an enthusiastic contingent of Winsley members and supporters, who witnessed an impressive display of bowling by the visitors, who won by 89-42 shots. Rinks and scores: Stuart Flint, Hayden Arlett and Vince Davis (capt) 22-12; Sue Davies, Keith Darby and Paul Stocker 18-15; Margaret Cooke, Mervyn Davies and Margery Mandryko 20-8; Ian Windsor, Irene Wood and Trevor Cooke 29-7.
For more information on the game and the club, please call Vince or Sylvia on 01225 783332.

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