Calne Bowls Club

Calne Gala Day 4th September 2022

The format will be an open mixed Triples, to clarify – 3 woods with at least 1 lady and 1 gent in each team.

Gates open at 9am for a 9-20am start, finishing at approximately 6pm.

Entry fee is £30 per team (£10 per player), multiple entries from all clubs allowed and includes :

1). Over £400 in prize money ( subject to maximum entries).

2). Full days bowling, all teams progress to the afternoon session, each team will play a minimum of            6 games.

2). Spider competition.

3). Pre- drawn raffle, teams are asked to bring a raffle prize.

4). Bar open from 10am

5). BBQ Lunch

6). Unlimited tea and coffee throughout the day.

Dress code – sports shirts, all types & colours welcome. Grey trousers/skirts/ shorts – B.E. approved.

For further  information or an entry form(s). Please contact the Club Secretary

Les Fish on : 07568 594763 or Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Alternatively you can send an Email from the website using the link in the contact section

We look forward to welcoming past contestants and some new friends as well.


w/c 19th June 2022

The week started with a North Wilts Mixed game on Monday away to Warminster, we came away winning 60 – 48 (8-2pts).

In the evening our Men’s Bowls Wiltshire National triples team led by Martin Summers (Paul Mackie/Tony Walford) took on Malmesbury in the last 16 of the competition and lost 17-15.

On Tuesday morning our ladies were playing in the over 70’s county game at home against North Wilts, they had a good win 20-10 The next round will be against Stratton Churchway a date to be fixed. We would like to wish them good luck in the 2nd round.

On Tuesday afternoon our ladies were away to North Wilts playing in  the Seidal leaque our Blue team sadly came second with the scores 14-19. The Green team had a bye.

The men had 2 games in the White Horse League, the ‘C’ team having an open date. The ‘A’ team lost away to Westbourne 7-14, whilst the ‘B’ team also lost at home to Devizes ‘E’ 8-21.

On Tuesday evening our ladies were playing home in the Nor West League against Devizes Dark Horses, our ladies had a great game with an amazing win 44-19. Well Done ladies !!

In the evening we had Club Night.

On Tuesday evening we welcomed a Spencers rink from B-o-A, the match was played in a competitive although good spirited manner. Derek, Les and Paul playing their second game of the day, skipped by Barry W, opened with 2 shots and played very well, but we were always trailing until a late rally ended with a commendable 18-22 defeat.

Back at Calne Dave J, Tony Dave & Ian G didn’t start at all well, dropping a 4 and a 3 to start. That early set back became the telling factor as they did win an impressive 10 of the 21 ends, but ended up losing 14-23.

The opposition was a step up in class for Calne BC. But we were definitely not out of our depth and it is a level we should aspire to reach.

On Wednesday Barry Wicks was meant to play at Calne against Oliver Moody from Wroughton in the 2nd round of the Bowls Wiltshire Unbadged singles competition, unfortunately Oliver was unable to make the game due to a work commitment and as a result Barry is now in the 3rd round.

On Thursday evening our ladies played at home against Box in the B.W. league, our ladies did not have a good result, 15-64.The ladies were up against a tough opposition,

On Thursday there are 2 games in the MWTML, firstly in the afternoon in the MWTML the ‘B’ team were away to Chippenham Town Swallows and lost 39-60 (2-8pts), whilst the men were at home to Chippenham Park B and won 58-32 (10-0pts).

On Saturday at 11am the Men travelled to Chippenham Town to take on Rob Clews team in the Bowls England Wiltshire section Quarter Finals of the Men’s 2. 4’s competition, please find below a report of the game from our rink correspondent –

“It was great to meet up with old friends again in what promised to be a very tough challenge, and so it turned out to be. Not just the opponents, but extremely blustery conditions to contend with.

Although always behind, Barry’s rink never let them get away. It was only a bad dropped six on end 9 that let us down. Eventually loosing by 3 shots.

Paul’s rink found themselves under the cosh after the first third, but rallied well in the middle stages to pull back to three behind, but ended nine shots in arrears.

However, the match was played in a nice spirit, amongst excellent company. Once again, although Chippenham Town were the better team collectively, we were not out of our depth.”

At the same time there was a coaching session at Calne, in the afternoon a friendly with Tetbury – report to follow.


In the meantime please see the gallery of photos in Tetbury-Friendly-25th-June-2022

w/c 12th June 2022

On Sunday the Men played in the 1st round of the Bowls England Clubs Two Fours at home to Malmesbury, It resulted in a win 29-26 to Calne who now go on to the 2nd round game away to Chippenham Town. Here is the match report from my correspondent at the game.

The game was played in good conditions, on an excellent playing surface, it was nice to come up against old friends. Barry’s rink got off to a very good start with 4 shots on the first end and 11 – 1 up after 4 ends. Paul’s rink always trailed, but by regularly getting 2nd wood, after 8 ends were only 2 – 8 behind and with Barry continuing to go along nicely, Paul was able to play a containing game through to the end. This was a very good result for Calne, one the Club should be proud of.

We would like to thank the great bunch of guys from Malmesbury BC, and I personally pass on my thanks to Les and Derek for late call ups from Reserve and the rest of the teams for a superb performance. Thanks to Stuart & Pip for the buffet. Oh, and Paul for picking up his early morning call.

On Monday in the North Wilts Mixed league we were away to Trowbridge Westbourne and won 61-36, winning 2 rinks and tying the other. Points Calne 9 Trowbridge Westbourne 1.

In the evening our 2 triples in the B.W Men’s National competition were in action and both proved successful with – Barry Wicks/Ian Gregory and Dave Johns travelling to Malmesbury (J.Smith) and won 17-16, Martin Summers, Paul Mackie and Tony Walford travelled to Chippenham Town (M Clark) winning 17-13. Well done lads, onto Round 2 where they play Malmesbury (B Reynolds (away) and Chippenham Town (N.Cutler (home) respectively.

On Tuesday The Seidal ladies Blue team were home to Chippenham Park it was a very close game our ladies lost  and the scores were  12- 13, The Blue team were away to Box  and the results was a draw 15-15,

In the men’s White Horse league the ‘A’ team were at home to Chippenham Town Tigers in division 2 and lost 13-23. Whilst in division 5 the ‘B’ team were away to Warminster Wolves, they also lost 13-15. Finally the ‘C’ team were away to Devizes ‘F’ and to make a full hat trick of losses, they lost 11-30.

On Tuesday our ladies were away  to Winsley in the BW  triples league. It was a battle of a game  and lost 31-32,

Tuesday club night as Normal at 6-00pm sharp!

On Wednesday evening our ladies were away to Devizes Diamonds in the Nor West League, It was a win for our ladies 38-31, It was a great game and the ladies enjoyed the game. Well done ladies!

On Thursday in the afternoon the ladies are playing in the County over 70’s at home to North Wilts, start time 2-30pm.

In the Mid-Wilts Mixed triples league on Thursday the ‘A’ team, who are top of division 1, were away to Bradford-on-Avon and won72-30 (9-1 pts). The ‘B’ team, 3rd in division 2 have a free evenings.

On Friday in the evening our 2 Men’s team in the triples were in their 2nd round games, David Johns team visited Malmesbury and unfortunately lost, however the team led by Martin Summers at home toChippenham Town ended up winning 17-13 and now move on to play the Malmesbury triples that won against David Johns, in the last 16. This game to be held at Calne on Monday 20th June in the evening. Well done to both teams and good luck to Martins team.

On Saturday there are the normal coaching taster sessions.

New Club Bowls Jackets arrive at the club

The new Jackets are available now, below are the ladies and men’s style modelled expertly by Les and Yvonne.

Many thanks to the Dumb Post at Bremhill for sponsoring these, there logo and details will appear on the Sponsors list shortly.

Les (Club Secretary) and Yvonne (Ladies Captain)


w/c 5th June 2022

On Monday in the North Wilts mixed league we visited North Wilts and managed a draw 40-40 (4-6pts).

Our ladies played in the Seidal league on Tuesday, A very close game for the Blue team lost 15-16  away to Corsham, whilst the Blue team played at home against Box(Pink) and had a good win 21-12, Well done to all ladies.

In the White Horse league the ‘A’ team were away to Spencer Melksham ‘D’ and won 22-17 (2pts), the ‘C’ team were away to BOAL’s and won 27-10 (2pts). The  ‘B’ team had an open date.

Our ladies are played  away  to North Wilts in the B.W. Triples league, one rink won and one rink lost, but sadly overall it was a loss to our ladies 33-37, but had 2 points for one rink win.

At the club on Tuesday evening it is Club night starting at 6pm prompt.

Our ladies entered a team in the Watson Winslow Trophy which was played away at Amesbury, The ladies did not win but enjoyed a very pleasant day at Amesbury.

Unfortunately the Wednesday Wiltshire Masons game has been cancelled due to the North Hants Masons being unable to raise a team.

On Thursday in the Mid-Wilts Mixed triples league the ‘A’ team who are top of Division 1 were at home to 4th placed Chippenham Park ‘A’ and won 80-35 (10-0 pts). The  ‘B’ team in Division 2 were away to Trowbridge Town ‘B’ and had a good win 46-29 (8-2 pts) result awaited

The ladies Nor West league game due to be played at Chippenham park on Friday has been postponed.






w/c 29th May 2022

On Sunday the ladies played at home against Stratton Churchway in the first round of the Wiltshire Top 10, Our ladies took second place, in a well played game. At the end of the game a nice cream tea was enjoyed by everyone.

There is no game in the North Wilts Mixed League, however in the evening we played Chippenham Park in the Bowls Wiltshire Mixed 2 rink competition and unfortunately lost 27-43.

Also on Monday evening Martin Summers and Hugh Burchell travelled to Chippenham Town in the 2nd round of the Bowls Wiltshire Senior pairs and lost 10-24 to John Fitzpatrick, better luck in 2023.

On Tuesday Yvonne played in the Champions of Champions against North W#ilts, she was very successful by winning  22-17. It was a friendly close game, even though a short break was taken to let rain shower pass. We would like to wish Yvonne  success in the next round.

On Tuesday the ladies played their first  Seidel league game, they were drawn against each other (Blues & Greens) The Blues 11 Greens 23. They had to play their first game in the rain, all in good spirit.

Whilst a similar game took place in the Men’s White Horse League with Calne ‘C’coming out on top 19-10 to Calne ‘B’. Calne ‘A’ s game at home to Spencer Melksham ‘B’ is being re-arranged.

Tuesday evening at 6-00pm is the weekly Club Night, all welcome-visitors included.

On Wednesday evening our ladies played at home against Devizes Blues in the B/W league, Calne ladies had a win 32-30, it was a good game and very friendly, it was also a pleasure to play in the sun and a warm evening, it was followed by a good supper which was enjoyed by everyone.

The MWMTL game for Calne’A’ with away to Trowbridge ‘A’ was played on Wednesday with Calne ‘A’  winning 62-47 (10 -0pts)

On Thursday in the MWMTL, Calne ‘B’ were at home to North Wilts ‘B’, unfortunately they lost 49-51 (2-8 pts).

On Saturday afternoon there was a mixed friendly at home to Bath Bloomfield, in celebration of the Queens Jubilee red, white and blue were the colours and a very good afternoon was had by all, with food and liquid refreshments. The score was not confirmed but it was believed to be a win for Calne. The decks were the cleared ready for the evening members jubilee BBQ, again the colour theme continued and with Yvonne organising, Les on the BBQ and Stuart at the bar, it was a great success. Many thanks to all those members who helped over the 2 events. Both events will be featured in the photo gallery.