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8th November:

The AGM was held and the President's chain was passed from Wilton to Andover

The new Executive was voted into office and the Proposals were voted on; the one to change the points allocated was passed.

18th August:

Pewsey Reds are the 2023 Champions and the runners up are to be decided in the last week of the season.

Congratulations to Pewsey Reds

28th May:

A very successful annual Friendly was held against Bowls Wiltshire at Wilton on a sunny afternoon, with the Salisbury & District BA running out winners by two shots, 94 to 92. Following the match Wilton provided a bowlers tea and ran a raffle. A big thankyou to Wilton BC who were excellent hosts.

27th March:

The re-convened 2022 AGM was held and accounts approved and officers confirmed in post


21st October:

The 2022 (and 2021) presentation was held last night at Salisbury BC, attended by ???? members and partners wher John Hurle presented the trophies etc. A fun evening enjoyed by all. The next event for the S&D is the AGM on Wednesday 9th November at Amesbury BC @ 19:00hrs

10th October:

Pete Riches funeral is Monday 24th October at Salisbury Cremetorium @ 13.00hrs

25th September:

It is with great sadness that I report that Pete Riches - a stalwort of the S&D for many decades - passed away in Thursday after a short illness.


If anyonewould like to attend the funeral, please would you email the Alderbury Bowls Club secretary, so that the information can be relayed to the family.  

20th September:

The date of the 2022 Presentation Evening has been set as Thursday 20th October, 7.00pm at Salisbury Bowls Club. 

9th September:

The last of the 2021 Finals to the played - will be the Triples at Salisbury BC, between two teams of Salisbury BC teams

8th September:

The end of an era - Goodbye Ma'am and may you rest in peace.

Thank you for all you gave us

6th September:

Two of the delayed 2021 competition Finals reached a conclusion this evening at Salisbury BC.

In the Singles Nick Revell (Salisbury BC) beat Mikel Mundy (Pewsey Vale BC) by 21-18 - although it could have gone either way.

In the Pairs Toby Fiddy & James Vincent (Salisbury BC) beat Barry Andrews & Gerry Ward (Pewsey Vale BC) by 23-22, as a result of a fine bowl from James to trail the Jack back to Toby's back bowls, for a 2.

27th August:

Congratulations Pewsey Reds on winning the Herbie Turner convincingly and getting their revenge on Andover Lions.

26th August:

Congratulations Andover Lions on winning the League by 2 points from Pewsey Reds

23rd August:

The 2021 Triples Finals has been aranged to be held at Salisbury BC on Friday 9th September at 6:00pm.  

The 2022 finals still to be arranged.

18th August:

Penultimate League table issued - only one week to go - it looks like being a close finish between Andover Lions and Pewsey Blues. Salisbury still in with a chance if Lions and Reds slip in their last games.

6thMay: 1st League Table issued.

1st May: The 2021 "Finals Day" has been agreed to be held at Salisbury BC on Sunday 22nd May. Vince Kimber will advise all competitors.


10th November: The AGM was held at Salisbury BC, where the new Executive was elected for the next year, with John Hurle taking over as President and Charles Burrows elected as Vice President, all other officers agreed to remain in post. It was agreed that clubs should field teams of 12 players where possible; also agreed that the start time for all weekday league matches is to be 6:15pm. Finally, it was agreed that the John Ash competition would be transfered to Five Rivers Indoor Bowling CLub in Salisbury to run and organise.

23rd September: it is with sorrow we heard from Wilton BC of the passing of Past President (2016) Bryan McGowen - a highly respected man who will be missed by many.

6th September: The Hurricanes and Spitfires, both from Salisbury BC end the season with the same number of points. The Hurricanes win the league by virtue of better shot difference - they did as it happens also win more matches.

27th August: The Hurricanes have completed their season with a 10 point advantage over the Spitfires who have one match to play - all depends on winning on all rinks and getting a 54 point difference - a tall order!!!

15th August: Despite the green not being cut for a few days the Salisbury green bowled well, the weather stayed reasonable and the result was a win for Andover Lions, who had started well and managed to maintain the lead throughout, although it did get tight after the 16th end. Contgratulations to Andover Lions.

30th July:  We now have the finalists for the Herbie Turner competition with Andover having a convincing win over the Spitfires and Pewsey Reds narrowly defeating their club mates The Blues. The final is on Sunday 15th August at Salisbury BC with a 2:30pm start time.

31st March: Delegates "Zoom" meeting was held with all league clubs attending; at which the following was agreed:

  • The Delegates confirmed the format would be 3 Triples for 2021.
  • There will be no penalties for teams being short of players, but should give the opponents 2 days notice.
  • Teams may include ladies to make up a full team - subject to S&D Ladies agreement.
  • Clubs not transfer players between teams if they fields two teams - if a player plays for the "better" team they cannot then play for the "second" team.
  • There will be no requirement to provide tea/supper after the match.

4th March: Delegates "Zoom" meeting was held with all league clubs attending.

  • The Officers all agreed to "roll over" to 2021.
  • The intention is for the season to operate with modifications - to be confirmed at the next meeting on 31st March following Government / Bowls England accouncement by 29th March.
  • The committee reconfirmed the cancelation of the 2020 John Ash competition; a decision will be taken later in the year regarding the future of this competition.