It is with sadness that we report the peaceful passing of Rycroft Hartley on Sunday 14th July 2019. Rycroft was a former member of Bloomfield BC. The burial will be at Woolley Church on Friday 26th July 2.30pm,with Tea and Cake afterwards at Manor Farm. Family flowers only, donations to RNIB.
Another good win for the John's Trophy team against Cornwall on Saturday 6th July at Honiton B.C. Carole Symonds was brought into Marilyn's Gozna's rink due to the illness of Margaret Dyer and played with the passion and enthusiasm that we know of Carole. The only other change was to Kirsty Hembrow's rink with Barbara [...]
The SBA Board is seeking applications for the position of Match Secretary, as Alan Gray is intending to stand down for health reasons at the AGM in November 2019. The job holder can be either male or female and will also sit on the SBA Board fulfilling a crucial role in the running and future [...]
Ailsa, David and 33 fellow county tourists travelled to Cornwall & Devon for a 5 match tour from 24th to 28th June 2019. Our base for the week was the Meudon Hotel at Mawnan Smith, just outside Falmouth. Monday 24th June v Falmouth BC. Playing on an artificial green, SBA President’s team won by 114 [...]
We report the sad news that David Marshall - Street BC - passed away on Saturday last. David was a long-standing member of the club who was still active on the committee, a well known figure around the County and husband of club treasurer Denise. The funeral will take place at the Mendip Crematorium, Shepton [...]
This was the last game in this year’s group and took place on a lovely afternoon at Broadway Bowls club against Worcestershire. Only one change was made to the team, and as always it's an honor to welcome a new Middleton Cup player into the team. In this instance it was more than that, with [...]
Our Development Manager has some new resources available to assist Clubs at open days, taster sessions, recruitment drives and so on. The flyer leaflets are available for distribution and the roller banner and flag can be loaned for your event - please contact Brian Cracknell for further details.
SBA now have a Facebook account - administered by our Development Manager Brian Cracknell. Membership is growing fast so why not join the group now and keep up with all the latest news! Find us on Facebook on the Somerset Bowls Association page, and let us know what you think!
Please note that entries are now sought for this year's Benevolent Triples Tournament. All enquiries to Dawn Barnaby - Bloomfield BC, email:- email@example.com
The third and penultimate game in this year’s series commenced this Saturday afternoon, 15th June 2019, at Victoria Bowls Club against Herefordshire. Following the results of the first two games the selectors made the difficult decision to make some minor tweaks to the team. As a result, it's a pleasure to welcome a new Middleton [...]
We are sad to report the untimely and sudden passing of Tony Shearing. Our thoughts and prayers are with wife Christine, devoted to each other, sons David and Gary and grandson Jack. Tony joined Bath Bowling Club in 1974 and was subsequently made a life member and trustee - and often known as "Mr Bath [...]
We have been advised of the sad loss of John Doughty - Norwest BC, who passed away earlier today. John was a regular member of the Norwest club and previously played for Bath. Further details in due course.
Once again Somerset played away in the preliminaries of the Balcombe Trophy, that's the 3rd time in the last 4 years. This year we played against a strong Wiltshire team at Wootton Bassett on Sunday morning 9th June 2019. As always the competition for Balcombe Trophy places was high, and a number of players were [...]
The second game in this year’s series commenced this Saturday afternoon at St Austell Bowls Club against Cornwall. Although an unchanged team was announced for this game unfortunately due to Injury Andrew Rendell has withdrawn from this year’s squad. We wish you all the best Andrew and we look forward to seeing you fit and [...]
Our annual Lady President and Junior girls get-together took place on Sunday, 9th June 2019 at our President’s club, Purnell BC. We meet up on an annual basis and, as has been the case for the past few years, mix and match the teams with the President’s team playing alongside our juniors. This works well [...]