Fascinating Facts

  • The Bowls legend David Bryant played one demonstration game against club member Antony Gabb in the 1970’s due to our international player Jimmy Davidson not being available due to work commitments. The match was played after the green had been mowed on the introduction of Mower for Bowls Greens – a Dorset/Hampshire promotion.. He was very complimentary of our surface on that day.
  • Walter Phillps made history for the club by taking Gold in the Empire Games, a forerunner to the Commonwealth Games, in Cardiff
  • James (Jim) Hobday was another of our members who was partnered with Tony Alcock and David Bryant and won the Triples Gold Medal in Australia after winning the All England Under 25’s Singles
  • Our 3rd medalist, a Pairs Silver was won by Dean Morgan in an often wet session at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
  • When the Men’s National Championships moved to Worthing the previous sponsors Watneys Red Barrell continued to provide 1000 cans of Pale Ale to the Fours on opening day producing the highest winning score which was won by Peter Gregory,Leslie Pearce, Antony Gabb, and Jimmy Davidson. A good time was had at the Annual Dinner that year
  • Russell Morgan was we believe the first young man to play for the club at the age of 14 and his Skip on that day was the very aged Sam Brookes.
  • Our first wins in the Bournemouth & District League was in 1917 and again in 1934, but it was not until the 1970’s that we became more frequent winner of the league and created a record of 10 wins in the 11 years from 2002 to 2012.
  • Recently Christopher Daniels has become our most successful bowler having been Captain of the Hampshire side which won the Middleton Cup in 2014

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