Wessex – 5th Dec.

Versus : COTSWOLD B
Venue : HOME & AWAY
Date: 5th December 2021
Time: 10:00am

Meet at Club for 8:50am departure.

Please tick your name
on the noticeboard.

Club Shirts (Blue) and Grey Trousers/Shorts

Home Home Away Away
Lead Colin Hooper Ian Gelgon John Davies Steve Smith
Two Ron Taylor Paul Hope Joe Fewtrell George Robins
Three Tim Bloomer Roger Righton David Crookes Denzil Vellacott
Skip Nig Cansdale Pete Stinchcombe Ken Sawyer Jim Luce
Reserves
Andy Piggott, Aaron Passmore & Alistair Sommerville

2 out of 3 ain’t bad!

With an early start on a sunny day we travelled to Bishops Cleeve to watch our men in the County finals. First up was the fours (Jack Grover, Tom Luce, Ken Sawyer & Pete Stinchcombe). Having endured a poor start going 10 nil down after 3 ends our four fought back valiantly into contention going into the last end just 2 behind. Unfortunately they could only secure a single meaning a loss 15-14. Nonetheless a great effort against a high class rink from Cheltenham. Better was to come!

At midday we had our 2nd finalist of the day; Jack Grover in the under 25’s. Playing against the talented Josh Phillips (Ardagh) Jack found himself 14 – 11 down and later 19-14 adrift. However Jack fought back to win through 21 – 19. Brilliant stuff Jack!.

After a break Jack was back on the green again for his 3rd final of the day, the triples, partnered with Pete Stinchcombe and Nig Cansdale. This proved to be a much easier affair with Fairford taking control early on and with both Pete and Nig making some great turnover shots ran out comfortable winners against a good team from Olveston.

Huge Congratulations to all who made the finals and well done you Fairford lads!

Oh so close in the County League!

Fairford ‘A’ came so close to retaining the Gloucester County Sunday League losing out on shot difference to Cheltenham (Suffolk Sq.).

Needing to win on both rinks Fairford acheived a fine 6-0 victory over Tewkesbury. To win the league we needed Cheltenham to lost on at least one rink which would of given us the league title by 1 point. With Cheltenham’s remaining rink being 3 down playing the last end but holding 2 in the head it came down to the very last bowl of the game which with some good fortune (apparently) ended up being 3rd shot meaning Cheltenham won 5-1 on the day. So with the points total being equal Fairford lost out on shot difference. Congratulations to Cheltenham.

Fairford ‘B’ have a chance of finishing 2nd in division 3 but we await one final result from other clubs.

This coming weekend sees the county mens finals take place and Fairford have representatives in the Triples (Jack Grover, Pete Stinchcombe, Nig Cansdale), the fours (Jack Grover, Tom Luce, Ken Sawyer, Pete Stinchcombe) and the under 25’s (Jack Grover). The very best of luck to all!

Ladies Corinium League Success!

Get the Champagne out! Again!

Fairford Ladies have added to the Mens South Cotswold Bowls League success by winning  their last game on both rinks securing a 6 point victory, which means they win the Corinium League by 1 point over Wotton-Under-Edge!

Congratulations and well played to all the ladies who made themselves available and played during the season. Onwards and Upwards!

 

South Cotswold Bowls League Success!

Get the Champagne out!

Fairford A completed their South Cotswold Bowls League fixtures with a hard fought 8-2 win at Stroud. This win gives Fairford the league championship!

Well played to all the guys who played during the season and for never losing belief despite a shaky start. Hopefully more success to come from both the mens and ladies teams and individuals  – watch this space.

Players: John Davies, Pete Mackenzie, Stuart Hope, George Robins, Colin Hooper, Jack Grover, David Crookes, Tim Bloomer, Ken Sawyer, Tom Luce, Nig Cansdale, Pete Stinchcombe, Jim Luce, Ian Gelgon, Andy Piggott