City & County Finals: Sunday 17th September

Topping off a remarkable season our very own Mr Andrew Gadd did the “double” in both the singles disciplines (he can’t do the treble as the other event is the women’s singles – but I understand Andy is working on it!) 🙂

2 woods:

In very wet, trying conditions the day got off to a dodgy start with Andy going 10-1 down against Olveston’s Chris Blake (an ex Redland protege – we seem to train them well at our place).

But as the weather worsened this seemed to favour Andy who dug in and willed on by Redland support around the green slowly turned the tide to eventually prevail 16-13 on the 20th end.

PS thanks to Calvin for stepping in to mark this game.

Onto the blue ribband Singles Final:

With the “Redland support” having disappeared down the pub for lunch and light refreshments, we came back to slightly better weather conditions but more importantly with Andy in a commanding lead 16-6 and it was just a question of finishing off the game with some excellent bowling to win 21-6.

I would suggest that it’s  rare, possibly not done before, to win both the City & County singles competitions plus the North East singles title. This together with Andy, Jim and Josh reaching Leamington in various competitions and with Redland in the semi final of the Gloucestershire two rink on Sunday I think that Redland Green can feel very proud of its members and its achievements so far this year.

Editors Note: Kevin did not mention above the magnificent achievement of him and Calvin leading the club to the City & County Division 2 Title and taking us back to Division 1. As Kevin has said some great bowling this season and everyone should be very proud of our successes.

2023 External results

Played on Tuesday 5th September at Henleaze : NE Fours final Andy, Larry, Will, Jim beat an Olveston Four

Played on Saturday 9th September (all Redland ) N.E. Singles Final at St. Anne’s Park: Andy beat Jim

Played on Saturday 9th September NE Two Wood Final played at St Anne’s Park: G Hudd (GB’s) beat Larry

Played on Sunday 10th September Gloucestershire Pairs Final at Cheltenham BC Lee and Finlay Williamson (Cheltenham BC) beat Andy & Jim 21-16

Played on Sunday 10th September Gloucestershire U25 Final at Cheltenham Bowls Club Dylan Williamson (Cheltenham BC)beat Josh 21-17

Played on Sunday 17th September at St Anne’s Park City & County 2 Wood Final : Andy beat Chris Blake (Olveston)

Played on Sunday 17th September City & County Singles Final Andy beat Richard Ludwell (Bristol St Andrews )

Played on Sunday 24th September Gloucester 2 rink at Gloucester Redland beat Coleford 42-35

Gloucester TWO RINK 2024 result:

Venue: Gloucester City Bowls Club, GL1 1XL

Redland played in the semi finals of the Gloucester two rink on the morning of Sunday 24th September , having won the semis beating Fairford 34-20 They played in the finals the same afternoon beating Coleford .

This years final was the 2021 winners versus the 2022 winners


Men’s Competitions

Men’s Championship:         M Powell beat L Deferville 23-7

 Mens’ Pairs:                         J Emmerson / L Deferville beat N Hunt / K French 20-15

Men’s Handicap:                 A Gadd beat v J Russell  21-16

Albert Bryant:                      N Hunt beat V Boyle 21 -17

Women’s Competitions

Women’s Championship:    Liz Stockdale beat Gill Andrews 21-15

Womens’ Pairs:                  W Gardner/C Johnson beat G Andrews /L Stockdale    22 -16       

Womens’s Colts :               Carol Johnson beat Wanda Knight 21-11

The remaining Finals will be played as follows:

Friday 8th September 4:00 p.m. 

Ladies Two Woods:                  Nina Newall beat Gill Andrews 17-6

Monday 18th September 5pm

Men’s Two Woods:                    A Gadd beat M Ingham

Monday 25th September 1.30pm

Men’s Triples:                            L Deferville / M Powell / G Dyer beat  A Gadd / M Dixon / B Stone 12-10

Andy and Jim Played @ Leamington twice this year.

Andy and Jim played at Leamington earlier this year representing Gloucestershire in the men’s pairs (12th August) and in the Bowls England senior pairs again representing Gloucestershire (18th August ), they got to round 2 of the senior pairs .

They will also be playing in the Finals of the Gloucestershire PAIRS on Sunday 10th September, from 9:30am at Cheltenham BC .

This is the second consecutive year that they have been in the Gloucestershire finals and represented Gloucestershire at the Nationals

Josh goes to Leamington Nationals Twice this year.

Josh will be playing in the Under 25s singles , The U25 singles start on Tuesday 22nd at Leamington Spa , Josh is playing round 1 at 5:30 that afternoon.

Josh has already appeared at Leamington this year as part of the Under 25 Gloucester team ( Saturday August 12th) .

He will also be playing in the Finals of the GloucesterU25s on Sunday 10th September, from 9:30am at Cheltenham BC (actual time TBC)