Brenda Butters 1926-2017

On Tuesday this week we were saddened by the news of the sudden departure of our dear friend Brenda.

A few of her many friends have asked to remember her in their own words.

Brenda, you were the loveliest, kindest person I ever met. It was my privilege not only to have known you but a privilege to call you a friend. At long last re united with your loving Ken. Sleep well my Lovely… Dov

Brenda was the most gentle and kind person you would wish to meet in your life. She was my partner in many County Competitions and a great joy to play with… Uta

Brenda was a very kind and sincere friend, you will be sadly missed… Mary

Brenda was a lovely lady, a very good bowler and a dear friend. We will all miss her… Margaret Highland

Brenda was a lovely lady and also a very dear friend I will miss her so much. With fondest memories… Jean Broadbent

Brenda was very much a lady, both gracious and elegant….Clive & Gill

Brenda was in essence a gracious, gentle lady always with a kind word…Jean & Dave

Brenda was a lovely charming lady….Shirley & Peter

Brenda was truly a lovely lady who always had time for everyone… Jenny & Derek

I will remember Brenda for her kindness, her loyalty to her friends and her thoughtfulness…Margery

We are sad to have lost a dear friend….Margaret & David

Brenda was truly, a lovely, lovely lady we will miss her….Judy & Graham

These are some of the sentiments of those who knew this gentle, kind and lovely lady.



Fixtures, League Tables, Selections & Results

The latest League tables for the various leagues are now directly available from the Fixtures page.

Simply click ‘League Table’ next to the League you want to view and you’ll be taken to the web page of the organising body. To return to our fixtures page simply click the back arrow on your browser. Please note Bowls Dorset League Tables can take a little longer than B&D Leagues Tables to be updated because Bowls Dorset still update via snail mail.

Team Selections (Past and Future) can be viewed from the fixtures page simply by clicking the team name. To return to the main fixture page click your back arrow on your browser.

Match results are now on the fixtures page.

I have updated all the mens selections and we hope to update the ladies soon.

I hope this will make it easier to look up league tables and team selections all from our website.


Open Mornings 6th and 13th May

Swanage Bowling Club invites you to come and try this wonderful game, members will be on hand to help and advise you, bowls will be provided.

Please wear flat shoes or trainers(no heels).

We welcome new bowlers novice or experienced to join our club.

If you are unable to come on the 6th or 13th of May you will be welcome any Friday evening for our club night which starts at 5pm.


6th May Boscombe away

                 B & D Section 3
  Boscombe Cliff A      V Swanage
Date Saturday 6th May 2.00pm Away       Whites
  Rink 1   Rink 2
1 Mike Keats 1 Ken Morgan
2 Peter Davies 2 Alan Masters
3 Barrie Tatman 3 David Farley
Skip Gordon Wallis Skip Clive Bryceson
  Rink 3   Rink 4
1 Brian Beeston 1 Owen Norman
2 Roy Scott 2 Tony Wilkinson
3 Peter Packwood 3 Paul Knapman
Skip John Brudenell Skip Graham Smooker
Captain Barry Tatman    
Drivers Gordon takes PD, RS, ON   John takes GS, DF, PP
  Brian takes AM, DH, CB   Barrie takes MK, TW, PK

11th May PB Broadstone away

                Percy Baker League 2      
  Broadstone V Swanage    
Date Thursday 11th May 10.30 am Away      
  Rink 1   Rink 2    
1 Mike Keats 1 Brian Beeston  
2 John Brudenell 2 Barrie Tatman    
Skip Gordon Wallis Skip Graham Smooker    
Captain Barrie Tatman        
Reserves Terry Buck      
  Depending on position required.      
  Brian takes BT & GS        
  John takes MK & GW  
  Please contact your driver for pick up time.    

6th May Triples Ringwood B home

  B & D Mixed Triples (Section 2) Whites    
  Swanage V Ringwood B  
Date 6th May 10:30am home Whites  
  Rink 1   Rink 2  
1 Mary Vye 1 Pat Andrews
2 Tina Wright 2 Maddie Love  
Skip Norman Love Skip Dave Wright  
Captain Norman Love      
Reserves none    

8th May Broadstone Home Selection

                 Bowls Dorset East Division 1
  Swanage      V Broadstone
Date Mon 8th May 6.00pm Home        Greys
  Rink 1   Rink 2
1 Mike Keats 1 Brian Beeston
2 John Brudenell 2 Steve Newland
3 Barrie Tatman 3 Mike Barron
Skip Gordon Wallis Skip Terry Buck
  Rink 3    
1 Dave Wright    
2 Graham Smooker    
3 Clive Bryceson    
Skip David Hogsflesh    
Reserves Peter Davies Derek Hudson Peter Packwood
  Depending on position required    
    Captain Barrie Tatman