03 May

Malden Manor BC



Malden Manor BC





10 May

Redhill BC








17 May




Malden Manor BC





Purley Bury BC



31 May

Combined Areas



Malden Manor BC





7 Jun

Pairs Prelim Round



Malden Manor BC





14 Jun

White Rose



Cranleigh BC



21 Jun

Oxford (JHCL)



Kidlington BC





28 Jun

Berkshire (JHCL)



Malden Manor BC





5 Jul

Sussex (JHCL)



Malden Manor BC




SUN 12 Jul SEMI-FINALS H 10.00 Malden Manor BC      


19 Jul

Kent (JHCL)



Maidstone BC





26 Jul

Finals Day



Croydon BC










Reports on the matches latest first.


Surrey County Bowling Association Under 25’s White Rose Regional Finals


The collective forces of the South East of England's elite Junior Bowlers descended onto Cranleigh Bowling Club.

Greenkeeper Barry Baker had his work cut out as continuous rain in the region had made the bottom end of the Green very wet. This constituted into a slightly delayed start to the proceedings before the all clear was given for start of play.


Surrey were represented by two rinks namely Surrey Sharks and Surrey Swifts.


Surrey Swifts consisting of Harry Cushen, Jamie Tindall, Jon Wilson & Charlie Souter were drawn in Round 1 against Hampshire Hawks. This was the proverbial David v Goliath contest. Hampshire whose eldest player was 13 put up a tremendous showing against there more illustrious opponents. At ten ends I mentioned to one of the Surrey quartet that they would not want to meet these lads in a couple of years. I was advised that all was too easy. This may have been the consent but at 10-9 and two shots down before Surrey skip Souter enforced a three shot turn round did not display to me an easy passage. This in fairness proved to be the turning point and a nine shot victory proved to be the outcome.

Surrey Sharks constituting of Jamie Houle, Luke Griffin, Aaron Harding & Eoghan Harding in Round 1 were up against a very strong Oxfordshire four. To their credit all played superbly well. Good team spirit and some outstanding bowls throughout resulted in a very credible 14-8 win.


In the Area Semi Final Surrey Sharks boosted by two scores of six raced into a 15-1 lead. Naively I thought this game was in racing terms home and hosed. I was wrong. To there credit Berkshire who from abject despair, dug deep. The Surrey lead was eroding fast. So fast that it needed a count of two on the final end to tie the game at 21 all and take the game to a sudden death one end shootout. Surrey held there nerve and got the score that took them to the Final.

Surrey Swifts were up against a very good Bucks Rink superbly skipped by Andrew Litchfield. Some dynamic firing shots from Surrey skip Souter kept them in the game early doors. As the game progressed, Surrey just had the edge and got over the line by four shots. All players contributing to a very fine win.


So my first year as manager I was in the giddy heights position of having both my teams in the Final.

Surrey Sharks, were up against a very good Hampshire team. A good start produced a two shot lead, however Hampshire countered with some terrific bowls and were soon leading by 9-2. Surrey never gave up, but the margin was too far and they never really got back on terms eventually losing by 18 shots to 9. Jamie Houle, Luke Griffin, Aaron Harding, Eoghan Harding, you were all terrific today and I was so very proud of all of you. You worked and played as one team.


Surrey Swifts were up against Kent Hop Pickers in their Final. This game was of fine margins and neither team could gain the advantage. Surrey were always there or thereabouts and as the game progressed, cracks in the Kent armour were gradually appearing. The Kent skip was forced into numerous weighted bowls that were not finding the target and Surrey were dominant in the second half of the match.The game was concluded early with Surrey in an unassailable position at 18-9.


Leamington now beckons for the quartet on Sunday 1st September. This was a very strong group and if history dictates, this team must go to the National Finals with every chance of success. I wish them all well and look forward immensely for proceedings to continue at the home of the National Finals. Well played one and all.


Lastly but by no means least I would like to convey my thanks to all of the County Officials in attendance yesterday. Your support was much appreciated by all.

Surrey County Bowling Association Under 25’s 59 Combined Areas 79


The joined forces of the Combined Areas descended on Malden Manor for this Annual fixture.

The sun shone down brightly on the proceedings with the green and the surrounds at Malden Manor once more looking superb.

Head of Catering Lynda Padgham and her team welcomed all to the smell of bacon rolls, these were most welcome and many thanks to Lynda and her team of helpers for this.

Thanks also to JVP Martin Harbottle for attending and for his sterling work in raising the Junior flag once more. It was so nice also to see so many parents in attendance. Hopefully you all enjoyed the warm sunshine and the good bowling on display.


Special thanks must go to the Combined Areas for providing teams for this fixture. Historically strong teams have been sent to play against the Under 25’s and today was no exception.

Post match also it was nice to hear the constructive comments made by the Senior players on how well the Juniors had played.


On the green there were some very good performances.

On Rink 3 Daniel Mullens quartet raced into a six shot lead, however some terrific back end play by the Areas in the latter stages,eventually resulted in a three shot reverse.

Rink 5 skipped by Luke Griffin got there noses in front after three ends and never looked back after that. All played well and thoroughly deserved winning by eight shots.

Things proved slightly tougher on the other two Rinks.

Out on 6, Kieran Pankhania had a particularly good game, the Rink went down by fifteen however all of the Combined team admitted that the winning margin was flattering to them.

On Rink 2 Jamie Houles team never gave up and were rewarded with an impressive five shots on the last end.

In summary a very good test for our team against some very good opponents. Credit to you all on a very good performance.


Next week we are away at Egham BC with a 10.00 start.


Rink 2 v Area 2 - Will Vizer-Allen, Callum O’Brien, Luke Bazzani, Jamie Houle:- 15-25

Rink 3 v Area 3 -Oliver Stonehill, Hugo Manuel, Frankie Quigley, Daniel Mullen:- 15-18

Rink 5 v Area 1 - Freddie Rosenberg-Steel, George Clarke, Alex Gaunt, Luke Griffin:- 19-11

Rink 6 v Area 4 - George Hopper, Anthony Guinness, Kieran Pankhania, Adam Boarer:-10-25

Surrey County Bowling Association Under 25’s 65 shots Newdigate BC 61 shots.


Brilliant warm sunshine greeted all to the tranquil haven of Newdigate BC. Cricket and Bowls separated by the most magnificent example of English Oak tree.

Greenkeeper Hanson was skilfully guiding the “iron” at pace up and down the selected rinks on a green that looked and played immaculately well.

In the kitchen Sue Manuel, Alison Hopper and Elaine Orme were diligently at work providing the pre match bacon, sausage rolls and beverages, my thanks to you all.


The occasion was made special by the kind gesture of County President Peter Marshall in bringing a Rink of Senior Officials to play against a Rink of Under 25’s. This took centre stage. The Senior quartet of Messrs Harbottle (JVP), Tucker (Past President, Previous Under 25 Team Manager and present Match Secretary), President Peter Marshall & Joe Cable (SVP), proved to strong for the Under 25 selectees of Hopper, Manuel, Bickley & Orme. Some fine bowling ensuring a  comfortable 16 shots to 9 win.

Orme at skip, was often left with way too much to do however Bickley at 3 played well. For the President, JVP Harbottle played particularly well at lead, with John Tucker at 2 exceptional, with his new found “push” delivery technique.


Newdigate had done their homework, and their selections made this game a very good work out for the County’s future stars.

Frankie Quigley skipping on Rink 2 was always in for a tough game Two outdoor season debutants, could not make the most of excellent leading once more from Will Vizer-Allen. The Newdigate 4 led superbly by Tony Smith proving too strong.

Luke Griffin returned to the fray, skipping on Rink 3. Ably assisted by Alex Gaunt at three,  they comfortably won by 16 shots.

Things were tighter on Rink 5, where Houle was outstanding at skip. However, they almost allowed a loaded Newdigate Rink a reprieve, eventually winning by one shot.

Daniel Mullens rink out on 6 did well to come back from a 7 shot deficit by securing a 2 shot win. Good performances by all on this rink.

In conclusion a tight 4 shot and three rinks to one win against a very good Newdigate side proved to be the outcome. My thanks to Newdigate Bowls Club for being exceptional hosts and I look forward to the prospect of a re-match for season 2020.


Presidents Rink 4 - George Hopper, Hugo Manuel, Ryan Bickley, Andrew Orme 9-16


Newdigate Rinks


Rink 2 - Will Vizer-Allen, Anthony Guiness, Kieran Fair-Ellis, Frankie Quigley 9-24

Rink 3- Freddie Rosenberg-Steele, Angela Boarer, Alex Gaunt, Luke Griffin 24-8

Rink 5 - Callum O'Brien, Thomas Goucher, Luke Bazanni, Jamie Houle 15-14

Rink 6 - George Clarke, Andrew Boarer, Kieran Pankhania, Daniel Mullen 17-15


Surrey County Bowling Association Under 25’s 82 -  Malden Manor BC 42


The sun shone, some might say albeit to briefly on the start of the Under 25 Outdoor season.The Green and the surrounds at Malden Manor looked superb.

New Head of Catering Lynda Padgham and her team welcomed all to the smell of bacon rolls, these were most welcome and many thanks to Lynda and her team of helpers for this.

Thanks also to all the parents, who braved the elements, at times it really was quite cold. However they were treated to some excellent bowls.

Rink 2 superbly skipped by Eoghan Harding got off to a flyer, they were sixteen shots fto the good before generously allowing there hosts a point. All four players were outstanding and totally deserved to win the rink by 14 Shots.

Rink 3 gained the biggest winning margin, winning by 15 shots. Will Vizer-Allen looking very solid at lead.

Rink 5 also gained a comfortable 10 shot win, however at 13 ends they were level at 10 shots each, but ten shots in 5 ends secured the win.

Out on Rink 6 Aaron Harding stepped in as skip and played very well, things were not quite so easy here as the 15-14 score- line would suggest.

My thanks also to Angela Boarer and Norman Mann for stepping in at short notice.

Junior Vice President Martyn Harbottle attending his first Under 25 game stated how impressed he was at the level of performance on show here today.

A 40 point winning margin and clean sweep of all Four Rinks, helped to take away some of the first game nerves for new manager Manuel.

In conclusion, there were many positives to be taken from this game as we strive into the long season ahead.

Next stop ‘leafy’ Newdigate and there excellent green.

Well done to all today, from a very proud manager.


Rink 2 - George Hopper, Hugo Manuel, Ryan Bickley, Eoghan Harding:- 25-11

Rink 3 - Will Vizsr-Allen, Thomas Goucher, Luke Bazanni, Daniel Mullen:- 22-7

Rink 5 - Freddie Rosenberg-Steel, Norman Mann, Jamie Houle, Adam Boarer:- 20-10

Rink 6 - Callum O’Brien, Angela Boarer, Frankie Quigley, Aaron Harding:- 15-14



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