WILTSHIRE'S winter short-mat bowls season came to an end on Saturday last when the winners and runners-up of the three Wiltshire winter leagues contested the Stevens Cup.

Crudwell came out on top to retain the title, ahead of Bromham and Trowbridge.

Crudwell won the County League (North) for the eighth time, also picking up the Malmesbury League championship and the Knockout Cup.

Joint captain Anita Smith and Brian Reynolds won the county over 55s pairs title, while Geoff Lane was runner-up in the county singles and Smith, Lane and Reynolds were also runners-up in the county-wide triples.

At the Malmesbury League end-of-season competitions finals, Les and Pam Baldry, playing with Brian Ayres, were runners-up in the triples and Jan Edel and Mary Tidmarsh came second in the pairs and Lane won the singles.

In the club competitions, Edel, Jeremy White, joint captain Julia Guest, Neville Doel, Tony Hill, Smith, Sheila Cornwallis, Mike Lynch and Lane claimed trophies.

Ayres was the club’s most improved Tuesday evening bowler and Mary Tidmarsh, the most improved Thursday afternoon player.

Crudwell welcomes new bowlers, experienced or newcomers, playing in Crudwell Village Hall on Tuesday evenings (7.30-10pm), Thursday afternoons (2.30-5pm) and the first Sunday of the month (7.30-10pm) and the club has it's own website sites.google.com/site/crudwellshortmatbowlsclub.