Winners of the New year’s Day Event

We had a great afternoon of friendly rivalry ‘on the piste’ this New Year’s Day 2019. There was a good turn out of players and even a smattering of spectators to be seen huddling around the outdoor heater.

The battle commenced between teams from Wellow and Shoscombe, with ‘heater hugging’ supports cheering them on!

it was cold, but the rain held off so we downed a cup of warming mulled wine and set to playing boules. Mike did an excellent job on the BBQ, helping to keep us all well fed as we went along. Then there was soup and yet more mulled wine to warm us up in the pavilion at half-time.

After our social break, it was back to the job of playing the finals and with much determination (and quite a bit of hand signalling) Shoscombe pulled ahead .

Serious waving of hands and precise measurements are essential in the pursuit of boules!

THE FINAL RESULT – with the assistance of Wellow Boules very own ‘Dead-eyed Debbie’ out on loan to them, Shoscombe won the knockout tournament and a team from Wellow were well deserving runners-up.

Players and supporters were all happy to retreat to the warmth of the Sport Pavilion for mulled wine, soup and cakes….and to watch Team Shoscombe accept the NYD 2019 winners trophy from Wellow Boules Chair, Bea.
The Wellow runners-up team didn’t look all that impressed with their booby prize!

Thank you to all that turned up, played, watched and made it a fun and friendly event. And, above that….for all your generosity in helping us to raise a £120 donation for the Wellow Children’s Play Park Appeal.

Inter-Village Match – 2018

Wellow Boules are pleased to be supporting the annual Village Flower & Country Show. and are looking forward to being ‘on the piste’ at the event.

We will be playing a match against local village teams and there will be an egg-off too! (see post below)

All are welcome to join in the fun between games. When you can have a go at shooting boules to try  and break an egg.

Who will be first to win a bottle of wine?

My bets are on…… of this lot…….

Thursday League – Update

This week we visited The Tollgate Inn at Holt to play their 4×4’s team; a very apt name as they have three ex-farmers and two of their wives playing for them!

Both teams were evenly matched and all the games went to high points.



Their piste is similar to ours and apparently they have the same issues with it that we have with ours?

Wellow Boules won the match: 3 -1 and achieved 51 game points.

The 4×4’s won 45 points, so it was not an easy win.

This is a good result against a side that has been playing several years longer than us.
Jane and Bea’s doubles match went on forever and ever.….                       It was finally won by them after both the other doubles and               the single game had been played!!

Kevin played so well again and only just missed winning the singles. It went 12:12. Then the 4×4’s sneaked in to win by taking the last point.

It is a pleasure to play 4×4’s and we             enjoyed a lovely social chat over the after match sandwiches; served with what we all agreed were very                 yummy pomme frites.

Here’s how the table stands:

Doing well, so far!


Next week we play Compton… of the table and haven’t lost a game this year…..Oh err?!!!

Allez Wellow, so proud to be part of this team 🙂


Thursday League – Update

Allez Wellow!!

When we entered the Thursday League we really had no idea how we would do. To be honest we expected to struggle against the much more established and experienced local teams.

However, we have not done too bad so far.





At least we are not bottom of the table!

In fact we have won 2 matches. Jane and Kevin even pulled off a six point end in their winning doubles last week.

Golden Gauntlet Trophy – 2018

Here are a few photos of what turned out to be a glorious, sunny day with a large turnout of people.



Everyone enjoyed a well stocked picnic table; courtesy of all the lovely people that brought food along, for all to share.


Some great boules playing meant that Wellow Fellows were neck and neck drawn with Limpley Folk all                     afternoon.


The battle was bravely fought to the very last game.


Then Limpley snatched the win and the much coveted and newly refurbished ‘Golden Gauntlet’……….