Herefordshire Short Mat Bowling Association


County Championships

HSMBA Triples Champions - Norman Davies Shield

2023-24 Competition

Fourteen teams from eight clubs took part in the 2023-24 County Triples Championship at Ross Bowling Club on Sunday 22nd October. The group stage saw two groups of four and two groups of three battle it out in the morning with two teams from each group making it through to the afternoon knockouts. 

The Semi-Finals saw two Ross teams remaining on separate sides of the draw. Lynda Evans, Rob George and Ian Roe put in a strong performance against Fownhope’s Nic Cooper, Fran Jones & Peter Lewis to fire up hopes of an all Ross final. However, these were dashed by Woolhope’s Shirley & Becci Cox and John Mills who overcame Sue Dix, Wayne Jordan and Dave Watkins to book their place. 

A nip and tuck final saw Woolhope run out eventual winners with an 8-5 win as  Shirley, Becci and John took their second County Triples Championship as a trio following their maiden win in 2018.


Lynda Evans, Rob George & Ian Roe (Ross) bt Sophie Heather-Warner, Dean Rudman & Joe Loveys (Gorsley Chapel) 9-8

Nic Cooper, Fran Jones & Peter Lewis (Fownhope) bt Adrian James, Steve Kite & Merion Attwood (Lea) 11-9

Shirley Cox, Becci Cox & John Mills (Woolhope) bt Dave Rush, Paul Nicholls & David Millington Jones (Ross) 8-5

Sue Dix, Wayne Jordan & Dave Watkins (Ross) bt Claire Herbert, Gary Peachey & Peter Wright (Ross) 8-5


Lynda Evans, Rob George & Ian Roe (Ross) bt Nic Cooper, Fran Jones & Peter Lewis (Fownhope) 17-6

Shirley Cox, Becci Cox & John Mills (Woolhope) bt Sue Dix, Wayne Jordan & Dave Watkins (Ross) 10-8


Shirley Cox, Becci Cox & John Mills (Woolhope) bt Lynda Evans, Rob George & Ian Roe (Ross) 8-5

2023-24 Winners: (L to R) Becci Cox, John Mills & Shirley Cox

Roll of Honour

YearWinner (Players)Winner (Team)Runner-up (Player)Runner-up (Team)
2024Shirley Cox, Becci Cox & John MillsWoolhopeLynda Evans, Rob George & Ian RoeRoss
2023Sophie Heather-Warner, Dean Rudman & Joe LoveysGorsley ChapelShirley Cox, Bryan Watkins & John MillsWoolhope
2022Elaine George, Les Williams & Peter WrightRossRob George, Dave Watkins & Ian RoeRoss
2021No competition
2020Dean Rudman, Kate Williams & Joe LoveysGorsley Chapel / RossShirley Cox, Anthony Rogers & John MillsWoolhope
2019John Snow, Stephen Kite & Merion AttwoodLeaLes Barlow, Dean Rudman & Joe LoveysGorsley Chapel
2018John Mills, Shirley & Becci CoxWoolhopeFran Jones, Betty & Harold AubreyWeston
2017Ali & Ian Roe & Ian ParkRossElaine George, Dave Watkins & Les WilliamsRoss
2016Ali & Ian Roe & Ian ParkRossPhil, Dominic & Anthony RogersWoolhope
2015Sue Dix, Rob George & Dave WatkinsRossPhil, Dominic & Anthony RogersWoolhope
2014Phil, Dominic & Anthony RogersWoolhopeJohn Mills, Becci & Charlie CoxWoolhope
2013Kate Williams, Jo & Brian ClaessenLeaMark Bowden, Shirley & Becci CoxWoolhope
2012Harold & Betty Aubrey, Tim RigdenWestonSandra, Phil & Anthony RogersWoolhope
2011Sandra, Phil & Anthony RogersWoolhopeHilary Mansell, Sue & John StannardFownhope
2010Jean Austin, Jeff Morris, Les PhillipsLarruperzGeorge Marshall, Colin Barnes, Frank GarrettRoss
2009Sandra, Phil & Anthony RogersWoolhopePamela & Neil Kellett, Peter ClarkFownhope
2008Sandra, Phil & Anthony RogersWoolhopeTim Rigden, Betty & Harold AubreyWeston
2007Pamela & Neil Kellett, Fred JolleyFownhopeSandra & Phil Rogers, Lee JonesWoolhope
2006Hazel & Tony Vitale, Faye MiddlecoteLarruperzPamela & Neil Kellett, Fred JolleyTarrington
2005Les Phillips, June Pearce. Kath BradleyLarruperzAlf & Sheila Wye, Sheila WhittinghamLarruperz
2004Margaret Eggleton, Les Williams, James ZimmermanRossBrenda & Andrew Mollett, Roger HuntFownhope
2003Brenda & Frank Garrett, Harry WaltersRossBrenda & Andrew Mollett, Roger HuntFownhope
2002Gladys & Ivor Skyrme, David LaneSellackLes Phillips, June Pearce, Kath BradleyLarruperz
2001Margaret Eggleton, Steve & Les WilliamsRossTony Vitale, Barry Payne, Len HillLarruperz
2000Brenda Mollett, John Stannard, Fred JolleyFownhopeAlf & Sheila Wye, Ann WatkinsLea

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