WILTSHIRE MEN’S top county team competition, four rink league, which commenced in 1920 will for the second year running be divided into two sections only north and south.

Each of the two sections will comprise of 15 clubs with the M4 motorway being the rough dividing line between the two sections.

The northern section will feature Cricklade, Haydon Wick, Highworth, Purton, Rodbourne Cheney, Royal Wootton Bassett, Stratton Churchway, Supermarine, Swindon BC (Shrivenham Road), Swindon Town Gardens, Swindon West End, Wanborough, Westlecot, Wroughton and Marlborough.

Each of the northern clubs will play each other once during the 2019 season with two points being awarded for a winning rink and one point for a drawn rink. Plus six points awarded to the club who wins on aggregate scores should these be drawn the points will be shared.

A maximum of 14 points is available in each game.

The top four teams on points in the north will progress to the quarter-final play-offs along with the top four in the southern section.

The play-off for the overall title which Chippenham Town won last year will be played at Devizes on September 8 along with all of the other Bowls Wiltshire competition finals.

First round matches in the men’s four rink league were played last week in the north with Purton, Town Gardens, Highworth and Westlecot all notching a dozen points while Rodbourne Cheney were close on their heels with 11 points.


Week One: Cricklade 62 (2pts) Westlecot 114 (12pts); Rodbourne Cheney 98 (11) Haydon Wick 67 (3); Stratton Churchway 51 (2) Highworth 76 (12); Supermarine 62 (9) Swindon West End 61 (5); Swindon 71 (2) Swindon Town Gardens 79 (12); Wanborough 57 (2) Purton 69 (12); Wroughton 47 (2) Marlborough 76 (12).

Royal Wootton Bassett did not play.