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Calne make the final of the Men’s White Horse League Play-offs for the first time, since joining the league

A little back ground first, These are the finals and is between the 5 league winners and the 3 best runners up, ( there are 5 leagues comprising a total of 48 teams.

Monday 4th Sept was the quarter finals

Tuesday 5th Sept the semi- finals

Thursday 7th the final.

Calne Falcons won Division 3 and qualified, in the first round they were up against Division 2 runners-up Trowbridge Westbourne A. Unfortunately Steve McColl could not play as Yvonne has gone down with Covid, we wish her a speedy recovery. However come the hour come the man, Les Fish ably took his place and with the other members of the team-Dave Davies, Derek Nicholson and Roy Jennings triumphed over the opposition 24-6 after 16 ends, Westbourne conceded the game with 2 ends to go.
The Semi-Finals followed on Tuesday and they played Spencer Melksham D, who were the Division 2 winners, the result of a tight game was 18-17 to the Falcons, another great win.

Having reached the final they had to play Chippenham Town A (winners of division 1), although taking an early lead, they were pegged back and eventually lost 16-21. A great achievement as we only joined the league in the last ten years. Well done lads and the wins against the Division 2 winners and runners-up give them great confidence when they play in that division in 2024, having won Division 3 the year.

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Champion of Champions 2023 – result

Tonight our ladies captain played in the North section semi- final of the Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Champion of Champions at Highworth and was up against Linda Young, Yvonne won 21-15 and progresses to the Finals at Devizes to play Ali Noyes from Amesbury B.C. over the weekend 9th/10th Sept.

Well done Yvonne, a great result.

The final took place on Saturday 9th Sept, unfortunately Yvonne had to retire due to illness when the score was 5-13, congratulation to Yvonne for reaching the final and well done to Ali for winning.

September 2023

The end of the season has arrived, with the club competition finals and the reports dropping to monthly and not weekly.
Club night continues until 15th Sept, with the Pat Watson Fish and Chip evening on Friday 22nd Sept. 6pm.

On Sunday 10th Sept. (10am onwards) it is the Calne Bowls Club Gala Day with teams from a wide range of venues.

There was the annual friendly against the Wiltshire Masons is on the Wednesday13h Sept 2pm, which Calne won 68-61.

Saturday 16th we have a mixed friendly against Weston BC Bath, start time 2-30pm

Saturday 23rd Sept is the closing day for the club with the Ladies vs Men game start 13-15pm.

The final game is a mixed fr8endly on Sunday 24th Sept. at Malmesbury, start time 2-30pm




New Club Signage June/July 2023

Visitors now have a sign visible from Anchor Road for the club, hopefully the Council will eventually put a sign up by the library in town, to help visitors to find the club.

17th June 2023 new signage
17th June 2023 new club signage

And as if by magic the road signage of the A4 has been erected, many thanks to all involved in getting this done.

Road signage in the centre of Calne – 3rd July 2023

Bowls Wiltshire National Competitions update 2023 (Calne Players only)

All Calne players are now out of these competitions, well done to all those who took part, let’s look forward to 2024.

Bowls Wiltshire National Competitions 2023

Name Preliminary Round 1st Round 2nd Round Last 16
07/07/2023 10/07/2023 14/07/2023 17/07/2023
Men’s National Singles  David Johns Keith Hutchens Dave Williams G Humphries A Bolwell
(Chippenham Park) (Chippenham Town) Chippenham Town (Spencer Moulton)
21-14 21-6 Won 14-21
Men’s National Singles  Barry Wicks Dave Williams
(Chippenham Town)
1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round
16/06/2023 19/06/2023 23/06/2023
Men’s National Pairs Martin Summers Steve Heseltine
(Chippenham Town)
Men’s National Pairs  David Johns G Hubbard N Connor
Bye (Chippenham Park) (Chippenham Town)
23-17 Lost
26/05/2023 30/05/2023 02/06/2023
Men’s National Triples Martin Summers Keith Hutchens
(Chippenham Park)
Men’s National Triples David John E Cairns N Cutler J Webster
  (Chippenham Park) (Chippenham Town) Westlecot
24-6 27-6 10-25
Last 16 Quarter Final
15/05/2023 19/05/2023
Men’s National Fours David Johns R Thurston Jeremy Heselton
(Spencer Melksham (Chippenham Town)
15-14 12-24
Preliminary Round 1st Round 2nd Round
28/05/2023 10/07/2023 16/07/2023
Men’s National 2 Bowls Singles Barry Wicks David Johns John Ennis
Bye (Calne) (Chippenham Town)
16-6 9-18
Men’s National 2 Bowls Singles David Johns Barry Wicks
Bye (Calne)
1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round
16/06/2023 19/06/2023 23/06/2023
Ladies’s National Singles  Yvonne McColl B Gale J Hicks J Hunt
(Chippenham Town) (Highworth) (Wanborough)
Won Won Lost
Ladies’s National Singles Ann  Chatwin J Hallard
Bye (Wroughton)
1st Round 2nd Round
29/05/2023 02/06/2023
Ladies’s National Pairs Yvonne McColl W Anderson
(Stratton Churchway)
Ladies’s National Pairs Martha Mason Babs Salter
Ladies’s National Pairs Sue Pitman B Land
(Chippenham Town)
Ladies’s National Pairs Angela Candy Alison Fail
1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round
15/05/2023 19/05/2023 22/05/2023
Ladies’s National Triples Yvonne McColl L Perfitt D Godwin
Bye (Westlecot) (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Won Lost
Ladies’s National Triples Sheila Murphy V Ringham A Cawte S Griffiths
(Chippenham Town) (Stratton Churchway) (Supermarine)
Won Won Lost
1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round
05/05/2023 08/05/2023 12/05/2023
Ladies’s National Fours Yvonne McColl Alison Fail
Ladies’s National Fours Sheila Murphy H Gauld S Griffiths
Bye (Wroughton) (Supermarine)
Won Lost
to be played
Ladies’s National 2 Wood Singles Yvonne McColl J Hicks
Ladies’s National 2 Wood Singles Ann  Chatwin D David
1st Round 2nd Round
26/06/2023 30/06/2023
Ladies’s National Senior Fours Yvonne McColl B Land
Bye (Chippenham Town)
Ladies’s National Senior Fours Sue Pitman J Hunt
Bye (Wanborough)

w/c 11th June 2023

On Sunday Barry Wicks played in the 1st round of the Wiltshire County Mens Champion of Champions against B Lemaitre (Hayden Wick) and won 22-5, well done. Now onto the 2nd round – a home game against Andy Moore.

First league game of the week was on Monday in the North Wilts Mixed League we were away to Trowbridge Westbourne and came away with a 54-52 win (6-4 points)

On Tuesday we have 6 games  5 in the afternoon – these are.

Bowls Wiltshire County Senior Triples – Sue Pitman is playing Babs Salter (Wroughton), start time 1-30pm

THE FOLLOWING 4 games all start 2pm.

Our ladies played at home against Box Pink on Tuesday afternoon, they had a strong team to play against and lost 11-27,

Whilst in the Men’s White Horse League

Division 3 – the Falcons were at home to Chippenham Town C and won 22-7

Division 5 – the Beez were also at home to Park Rangers and unfortunately lost 9-19, whilst the Cavaliers were away to BoaLs and won 22-6.

The 5th game of the day is in the Bowls Wiltshire Ladies triples league, away to Winsley start time 6-15pm.

On Wednesday green maintenance will be taking place, whilst in the afternoon in the ladies Nor-West league we have an away game at Bradford-on-Avon.

Thursday there were 2 games in the Mid-Wilts Triples league with the A team losing away to Trowbridge West Eagles 39-48 (0-10points) in the Premier Division  and in Division 2 the B team were at home to Trowbridge West Falcons and won 48-43 (7-3 points), they are the only inbeaten side in the 3 leagues, hope I haven’t jinxed them!!

That brings us to the end on the week with Club night on Friday as normal, arrive 5-30pm for 6-00pm start.

Also at 6-00pm in the 2nd round of the B.W. National 2 wood competition, Barry Wicks played Dave Johns and won 16-6, Barry is now in the 3rd Round against John Ennis (Chippenham Town)

Bowls England Competition update 2023 (Calne Players Only)


Players Name Preliminary Round 1st Round 2nd Round
by 17/05/2023 by 31/05/2023 by 14/06/2023
Graham Roberts John Vivian Thomas Jerry Kemble-young
Men’s Senior Singles +55 Barry Wicks (Royal Wootton Bassett) (Westlecot) (Supermarine)
22-9 W/O


by 10/05/2023 by 24/05/2023
Miles Roberts
Men’s Senior Pairs +55 Barry Wicks (Westlecot) Not Applicable
Steve Heseltine Jerry Kemble-Young
Men’s Senior Pairs +55 Martin Summers (Chippenham Town) (Supermarine)
15-13 11-17
by 23/05/2023 by 06/06/2023
Paul Lucas Tom Pittuck
Men’s Champion of Champions Barry Wicks (Malmesbury) (Highworth)
21 – 12 9-21
Preliminary Round Quarter Final
by 14/06/2023 by 28/06/2023
Nicki Kemble-Young
Women’s Singles +55 Yvonne McColl (Supermarine)
by 06/06/2023 by 20/06/2023
Ann Roberts-Phare
Women Champion of Champions Yvonne McColl (North Wilts)
Preliminary Round 1st Round
by 08/05/2023 by 31/05/2023
Dave Williams
Mixed Pairs Yvonne McColl (Chippenham Town) Not Applicable
by 08/05/2023 by 25/05/2023
Bye Alison Fail
Mixed Fours Yvonne McColl (Purton)
by 04/05/2023 by 18/05/2023
Bye Dave Williams
Mixed Family Pairs Yvonne McColl (Chippenham Town)
Preliminary Round 1st Round
by 14/05/2023 by 31/05/2023
Men’s Top Club Calne Westlecot A
2-3 Not Applicable
by 18/06/2023 Area Final play by 02/07/2023
Women’s Top Club Calne Wroughton Box
3.5 – 1.5 0 – 4
Preliminary Round 1st Round
by 14/05/2023 by 31/05/2023
Men’s Club Two Fours Calne Purton
18-45 Not Applicable

Chippenham Park Centenary Match

On Wednesday 17th our Ladies Captain, Yvonne McColl was picked to play for the Bowls England, an honour that was thoroughly deserved, following her outstanding achievements at Calne over the last few years.

Yvonne and her trusty pink woods had a great day, with her woods obeying everything she asked of them, no change there then!

Well done Yvonne and here are some Photographs to remember the day by.

Calne Bowls Club Open Days 2024

Have you ever thought about playing bowls?
If so, why not pop along to meet us at one of out open days.

Our 2 days this year are as follows:

10am to 3pm Sunday 5th May and

10am to 3pm Saturday 11th May.

You will be made very welcome and can experience Lawn Green Bowls in a relaxed and

friendly atmosphere where our members will be happy to show you the ropes.

You do not require ant special equipment other

than flat soled shoes or trainers.

If you are unable to make any of these dates, come to any of our Club nights,

which are every Friday at 5-30pm, these start on the 19th April 2024.

for any further information please call either:

Club Secretary, Les Fish – 07568 594763 or

Ladies Secretary, Sue Pitman – 07812 944362.

You can send an Email using the contact on this website – email hidden; JavaScript is required

Pictures can be found in the gallery, or click here.

May 2023 Calne Bowls Club Open Days