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P&DWBA Presentation Luncheon

Posted on 13th October, 2016

Lynda Groves writes:



Several ladies attended the P&DWBA Presentation Luncheon at the Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth where the Ladies' P&D President (our Daphne) hosted a most pleasant end-of-season luncheon.  A convivial afternoon, aided by a few bottles of wine, ended with the Fareham ladies being presented with an impressive Glass Bowl for the Club Challenge, a superb Trophy for the Inter-Club Triples, and Cups for Runners-Up in the A League, the D League and the P&D Fours.  I think it can be said that the Fareham Ladies had a good 2016 season!


More Congratulations!

Posted on 27th September, 2016

Further "well done"s go to the club squad who were beaten finalists in the Bowls Hampshire Top Club competition. See below:



Also to the ladies who fought their way through to the P&D WBA Finals.  These were held at Fareham due to Daphne Nicholls being P&DWBA President this year - and a highly successful event it was too. As Lynda Groves writes:


"Following a very busy and successful 3-day P&D Finals event at our club the ladies won the Inter-Club Triples.  Daphne, Pam and a horde of helpers maintained a supply of bacon rolls, sandwiches, cakes and tea, coffee, alcohol etc.  Special thanks to Richard for the excellent bacon rolls and to the ladies who provided a supply of scrumptious homemade cakes."
Well done to them, and also to our Four who were beaten finalists.




Posted on 8th September, 2016

Well done to all our recently successful teams and members ...


* Ladies' P&D Challenge Cup Winners (pic below)

* Men's P&D Over 60's Singles - Charlie Bailey

* Men's P&D Triples - Cyril Friend, Richard Horler, Bob Scottow

* Men's P&D Fours - Charlie Bailey, Cyril Friend, Richard Horler, Bob Scottow

* Osborne Trophy Mixed Pairs - Daphne & Paul Nicholls (pic below)


And good luck to the Bowls Hampshire Top Club squad in their forthcoming semi-final (and hopefully final) at Banister Park






















BH Top Club - Update

Posted on 26th August, 2016

Fareham BC's BH Top Club squad have reach the semi-final stage by beating Cowplain at Purbrook Heath. The match will take place at Banister Park on 11th Sept.


The photograph below shows both squads in friendly pose before battle commenced (not sure which side the border collie was playing for!)


Ladies Runners-Up in Thornbery

Posted on 24th August, 2016

Well done to our Ladies who were beaten by just 3 shots in the Bowls Hampshire Thornbery Trophy final on Tuesday 23rd August. See Carol Pullin's comment to the "Club Teams Go For Gold" blog entry for a few more details.


Here's a picture of the squad with the runners-up trophy. From L to R: Linda Maple, Pam Bartram, Rose Bailey, Gina Pindar, Carol Pullin, Sandy Pullin, Norma Wheeler, Sue Wheeler and Lyn Dorey.




Ladies' P&D President's Day

Posted on 19th August, 2016

The P&DWBA President, Fareham's Daphne Nicholls, held a very successful President's Day at the club on Thursday 18th August. Here's a shot of the clubhouse laid out in anticipation of the post-match shindig.



Club Teams Go For Gold

Posted on 16th August, 2016

Club teams have reached the finals of three competitions: details as follows –


Ladies Bowls Hampshire Thornbery Trophy


0930 Tuesday  23 August @ Banister Park


Mixed Bowls Hampshire Top Club – Regional Final


1030 Thursday 25 August @ Purbrook Heath v Cowplain


Ladies P&D Challenge Cup Final


1030 Thursday 01 September @ Crofton



New Men's Mid Week Triples Team for 2017

Posted on 30th July, 2016

Next Year we will have two Men's Mid Week Triples Teams at Fareham. The New Team will be in the Afternoon Triples Combination League, playing teams such as Bedhampton, Waterlooville, Cowplain, Bridgemary, Leigh Park, Emsworth and Purbrook.


The New Team will be called Fareham Cream. We particularly want to look at persuading fairly new men bowlers in the club to put their names forward. I would expect the majority of these bowlers will be playing for either the Yellow or Whites in the Mixed Triples and may like to play in the afternoons as well ( Hence the Team name Cream ) . John Fallon and Mark Warttig are putting our names forward as Joint Captains as we think two heads are better than one in getting this team started and making it a success.


There will be an opportunity to put your name down on the Team List at the AGM. Although I am saying that the majority of the new team may come from Bowlers in the existing Yellow and White teams anyone can put their name forward, even if they have not played in a Team at all.


Mark Warttig


Thornbery Squad

Posted on 28th July, 2016

Carol Pullin writes -

Here is the photo of ladies who are in Thornbery regional finals at Banister Park August 23rd at 9.30 . From l to r Gina Pindar, Eddie Camilerri, Rose Bailey, Carol Pullin, Sandy Pullin, Linda Maple, Pam Bartram, Sue Wheeler. Also in the squad (not pictured) is Daphne Nichols.


President's Day

Posted on 26th July, 2016

Thanks so much for a lovely Presidents Day, the effort and time, put in by all those who organised the occasion was greatly appreciated. The laughter and general noise emanating from the green, being duplicated in the clubhouse over a smashing meal and a few beers, well done to the caterers, bar staff and thier cheerful assistants. Congratulations to the winning team, too many points to record. Good company on a good day. Thanks to our President and her team and good luck to all our teams and players for the remainder of the season.
Tony Groves