This year our club is  honoured  to again have one of its members, Cynthia Hamilton as  Women's County Vice President.  Cynthia has been our Club's Ladies Champion for the last 3 years, and has now made a new Club Record by winning the Title on 8 occasions in total.  She has been a member for 30 years and has been active on our committee for many of those.

Last year our members Leslie and Keith Taylor were both Ladies and Men's County Presidents and we had the privilege of hosting the Bowls Hampshire President's  Day for them.  About 50 officers, members and guests from around the County came to play some games of bowls. The greenkeepers were congratulated on their work as  the players commented on the preparation and quality of the surface.  

County & National Competitions   Jackie Kingston  reached the first round of National championships at Leamington in the 2 wood singles 

She also got through to the County Singles 2 Wood  final but lost to Nicole Rogers from Oakley Bowling Club

Sue Milton and Lesley Taylor reached the quarter final of County Pairs

Sue Milton and Jilly Ross reached the Area final of the Over 55 County Pairs 

Saturday and Sunday 17th /18th August

Whitchurch and District finals

These were held at Andover this year as we are honoured to have one of our Members,  Cindy McLaughlin as President of the Whitchurch and District League.

Results of the competitions are as follows:-

Novices - Stephen Hill-Jewett, Basingstoke Town BC

Singles - John Snell, Littleton BC

Brookhouse Cup - Peter Read, Kingsclere BC

Over 60 Singles-  David Morris, Old Basing BC

Open Pairs - Caroline Harris and Tracy Thomas, Basingstoke Town BC

Mixed Pairs - Terry Heath and Janie Vickers, Oakley

Aussie Pairs - Paula Haynes and Richard Burgin, Basingstoke Town

Triples - Brian Baxendale, Rob Crook and Martin Brown, Littleton


A lot of work goes into organising these competitions and thanks for that must go to Roger Bannister, Competitions Secretary, Whitchurch & District League

19th May - Friendly v Waterside

Our first friendly of the season was away at Waterside and the weather forecast was not good.  Fortunately the rain held off and we had an enjoyable afternoon.
The match was 6 mixed triples and we won on 4 of the 6 rinks.
The final score was 97-79 to Andover.
We look forward to the return at Andover next May.


Open Day - 27th April 

Thanks to all  members who turned out to help , plus a special thank you  to Lesley & Keith Taylor for giving up their time and imparting their knowledge, everyone did a great job.  


We had 22 people come to find out more about bowls which was wonderful, and more than we'd expected  due to the challenging weather conditions.  


Everyone enjoyed the Play Bowls for Fun way of learning about the game


The green is bowling really well, thanks to Bill and his  band of helpers.

Cynthia Hamilton

Hampshire Women's Vice President 2020

Cindy McLaughlin
Andover B.C. President 2020
Whitchurch & District League 2019
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