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News - 2003 - 2004

Westlands win Staffs Parks Division 1 Championship

Congratulations to Bernard Regan and his team who have clinched the 2004 Staffordshire Parks Saturday Division 1 Title. 

This is the third time the Club have won this Championship, the previous wins were in 2000 and 2001.

Picture of the squad. 


Westlands Junior Competition

The Competition was held on Sunday 12 September 2004.

12 Bowlers took part in a preliminary series of doubles games from which the top 4 players would qualify to play in the Final game.

The issue was in doubt right up to the last end of the preliminaries with most still in with a chance.

The final result was a victory for:-

Adam Jackson and Matt Bailey 


Greg Bailey and Tom Matthews

Congratulations to Adam and Matt on becoming the first winners of this event. 

Saturday Mixed League Trebles

The Competition was held at Wolstanton Park on Saturday 4th September 2004.

In the Final, the Fegg Hayes trio of Sue & Graham and Roland Barker defeated Mavis and John Satterthwaite and John Harvey of Florence Colliery.

In the Semi-Final the Fegg Hayes team had accounted for the Westlands trio of Ann and Roy Griffiths and Tricia Hyatt.

Visit of Pen-y-ffordd Bowling Club

In was great to receive our good friends from Pen-y-ffordd Bowling Club who visited us on Sunday 15th August.  

The day started in customary fashion with their coach getting lost en route!!

During the day 51 bowlers took part in a triples competition which was won by the Pen-y-ffordd team of Bert Wells, Margaret Jones and Joe O'Shea. In the final they defeated Tom Emery, Joan Laney and Ann Griffiths of Westlands.

The other competition was the annual match for the Jim Spragg Trophy. This was won by Westlands; this victory was somewhat overdue as it was only our second success in 14 years of competition!

Westlands Ladies Retain Nancy Boulton Trophy

On Tuesday 17th August, at Dilhorne Recreation, Westlands Ladies defeated Trent Vale Ladies No 2 in the final of the Nancy Boulton Trophy.  In doing so, they retained the Trophy which they had won in 2003.

The winning team was Marie Brain, Pauline Dale, Joan Daniels, Ann Griffiths, Alison Jackson, Janet Mairs and Margaret Rushworth.

Congratulations to Westlands Ladies on this success.

Marie wins Staffs Junior Ladies Title

Marie Brain has won the "Staffs Junior Ladies" title for the 3rd time.

At Fenton Park, on her way to the title, Marie had victories over Laura Hamer 21 - 14, Stacey Brown 21 - 15 and Laura Nugent 21 - 12. 

Marie had previously won this title in 2000 and 2001.

Marie will now represent Staffordshire (and Westlands) in the  All England Finals on September 5th at Owley Wood (Cheshire).

Well done Marie on this latest success.                                                      

Staffs Parks Merits

The final stages of the Singles Merits were played at Clough Hall Bowling Club on Sunday 25th July.  

Westlands member, Tony Goldstraw, reached the final with wins over Peter Okonski and Steve Ridge. 

In the Final Tony lost to 21 - 18 to Jack Dulson, London Road.

This is the 5th time that Tony has been runner-up in this competition, including final appearances in the last 3 years.

In the Parks Doubles Final, held at London Road on July 23rd, Nigel Tatton and John Alcock (Tunstall/Clough Hall) beat the Florence pairing of Phil Clarke and Roy Perry. 

Kingsley Mixed Doubles

Finals - Sunday 11 July

Our Marie Brain teamed up with Darren Stanway, Burslem Suburban, to win this competition.

In the Semi -Final they had a 21 - 14 win over  Lynn France and Roy Price  

In the Final they beat Carol Steele and Graham Ellis 21 - 19

Well done Marie and Darren.

County Junior Team

Westlands Juniors continue to figure prominently on the County scene.

The latest Potteries & District game was at Biddulph Labour against Cheshire. Matt Hill and Adam Jackson represented the County and Adam clinched the "Man of the Match" award with a 21-4 victory.

Marie Brain, Richard Jenkins, Matt Hill and Adam Jackson have all played for the Parks County team this season whilst Chris Jenkins and David Hyatt have been selected as reserves.

Westlands Mixed Doubles

Our Annual Mixed Doubles Competition was held on Sunday 27 June.

28 Members took part in a Competition organised by Steve Brain and John Jenkins.

After a "Round Robin" stage 4 pairs qualified for the Knock-Out stage. 

In the Final, which was played over 9 ends

Allison Jackson / Tony Goldstraw beat Chris Brain / Ashley Leeming 10 - 7

Allison had previously won this event in 1994: it was Tony's first success in the Competition.

Tony Goldstraw wins Clough Hall Open

Congratulations to Tony on his success in the Clough Hall Competition.

In the last 16 Tony beat Steve Ridge (Trent Vale) 

He then accounted for our own Mick James and in the Semi Final beat John Simpson.

In the final Tony played John Heath (Clough Hall) and chalked up a 21 - 16 Win

4 Westlands Juniors Selected for County Team

On 15th June 2003, 4 Westlands juniors, Marie Brain, Adam Jackson, Richard Jenkins and Matt Sharman, represented the County in the away game at Belvedere Park, East Midlands. This is thought to be the first occasion where four juniors from any Club have been chosen to play in a Junior County team. Marie, Adam and Richard won their matches and so helped the County to an overall victory.

                                       Marie, Adam, Richard and Matt

Club Success in Burgess Cup Final

The Final of the 2003 Competition was played at Clough Hall Park on Sunday 7th   September

Our Newcastle League No. 1 Team defeated Chesterton Park in a very close contest.

After the first 4 ends Westlands led by 9 chalks. 

This margin was maintained over the next 2 completed games.

Chesterton players led in both the final games and the outcome remained in doubt.

The next result saw our margin reduced to just 4 points and at this point the final Chesterton player led 20 - 17.

Kevin Stonier then scored a match winning double which gave us a winning margin of just 2 points (146 - 144).

Congratulations to Ron Laney (Captain) and all the team on winning the Burgess Cup.

Match Details

Success in Newcastle League Champion of Champions

In the 2003 Competition, held at Clough Hall Park our Club representatives both won    their Divisional competition. 

 Kevin Gee won the Division 1 Award


Ashley Leeming won the Division 3 Award 

Congratulations to Kevin and Ashley on this tremendous double which rounded off an excellent season for our Newcastle League squad.

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