Wrington Bowling Club plays all the year round on its all-weather carpet. The Club opened for outdoor play in 2000
(see Archive). The carpet was renewed in 2012, and its speed now more closely matches that of grass. New Members and
guests of all ages are always welcome. Please come along and try your hand at the game. Club equipment is available.
During the summer season we run a weekly triples competition at 6pm on Tuesday evenings, and there is usually an
informal roll-up at 6 pm on Friday evenings.
Over the winter, the triples competition takes place on Wednesday afternoons and the roll-up on Saturday afternoons.
More information please contact on of the Club officers:
President Roger Smeed 01934 863544 Chairman Roy Clements 01934 862 378 Secretary Jill Cowgill 01934 862452
Current entry in the Village Journal
Did you know…..
The earliest documented use of the word 'Jack' in a Bowls context is by William Shakespeare from Cymbeline (thought to
have been written in 1609) when he caused Cloten to exclaim, "Was there ever man had such luck! When I kissed the jack,
upon an up-cast to be hit away." Some believe the origin of the word "Jack" is derived from the Latin word ‘Jactus’ ~ eaning
a cast or a throw. However, the most popular theory is that Jack, in some contexts, means a slightly smaller version of
something. For example a jack-rabbit is a little rabbit. In this case a 'Jack-Bowl', was the little bowl, later shortened to 'Jack'.
In 1697 R. Pierce wrote "He had not Strength to throw the Jack-Bowl half over the Green".
The league season has been a bit of an up and down affair. Our Ladies strongly contested the top of their league whilst the
men, despite some plucky end of season bowling which even saw them beat the league champions, ended in relegation.
After a season of keenly contested Club Competitions the following emerged victorious:
Men’s Singles ~ Peter Johnson
Ladies Singles ~ Linda Johnson
Challenge Shield ~ John Gowar
Men’s Singles Handicap ~ Pat Lewis
Ladies Singles Handicap ~ Jill Cowgill
Second Chance Cup ~ John Baker
Men’s Pairs ~ Peter Bourrel & John Gowar
Ladies Pairs ~ Pauline Jefferies & Sue Titman
Mixed Pairs ~ Brenda Lewis & Dave Reynolds
Family Cup ~ Andrew & Wendy Tandy
Men’s Triples ~ Andy Brown, Ted Moss & Dave Reynolds
Ladies Triples ~ Debbie Baker, Jill Cowgill & Yvonne Valentine
Christine Bowden Cup ~ Jill Cowgill & Pat Lewis
Congratulations to all
Andy and Wendy Tandy