County Teams

Welcome to Somerset S.M.B.A’s County Team Page!

We have a Premier and A Team who play competitive matches in the ICC Rinks and main ICC Competition. We play our home matches at Donyatt Indoor Bowling Club. Dates for Trials, Friendlies and ICC matches can be found on our main calendar CLICK HERE

Yours Sincerely,

Andrew Cowlin
Somerset County Captain 2015-2018

Following our recent trials throughout August I have pleasure in confirming below the full list of players who have been selected for the Somerset Squad for the 2017/18 Season. The squad players are invited to take part in the various evening practice sessions throughout the year and will be eligible for selection for the Inter County Championship matches and the Rinks team event.

We have selected 57 players for this years squad which will be whittled down to 40 players for the ICC matches and 36 for the Rinks team event. 16 clubs are represented with Kingscliffe and Templecombe making up a combined two fifths of the overall squad with 11 players from each club. There are 37 men and 20 ladies within the squad and we are proud to have a much higher percentage of ladies representing our county compared to the other county teams.

If you are reading this and are not a squad member but would like to support us at our matches you are always very welcome. Please visit our website for more information or feel free to email me directly.

For the clubs that receive this it would be greatly appreciated if you could print this off and put it up on your notice boards and the forthcoming matches and updates for information for your club members and this will also help us to raise the profile of our county team who are representing Somerset.

Full List of Somerset Squad Players for the forthcoming season are as follows:

Paul Fisher (Burrowbridge)
George Nicholls (Bradford on Tone)
Ian Bolton (Compton Dundon)
Sandra Odams (Compton Dundon)
Eileen Zoers (Creech St Michael)
Andy Church (Evercreech)
Dawn Church (Evercreech)
Philip Paul (Evercreech)
Pete Rushton (Hadspen)
Craig Lyttle (Ilchester)
Dennis Mathews (Kenton Mandeville)
Gordon Hughes (Kenton Mandeville)
Jane Matthews (Kenton Mandeville)
Keith Jacobs (Kenton Mandeville)
Pauline Jacobs (Kenton Mandeville)
Andrew Cowlin (Kingscliffe)
Barry Keirle (Kingscliffe)
Carol Hawkins (Kingscliffe)
Catherine Cowlin (Kingscliffe)
Chris Shakeshaft (Kingscliffe)
Dan Winmill (Kingscliffe)
Dave Hutter (Kingscliffe)
Jack Baker (Kingscliffe)
James Scoins (Kingscliffe)
Keith Hawkins (Kingscliffe)
Martin Cowlin (Kingscliffe)
Erika McKenzie (Kingsmead)
Alex Newton (Martock)
Frank Smith (Merriott)
Jack Bradley (Merriott)
Peter Parker (Merriott)
Chris Fear (Middlezoy)
Debbie Bate (MIddlezoy)
Ken Glover (Middlezoy)
Linda Glover (Middlezoy)
Nikki Mergel (Middlezoy)
Rick Mergel (Middlezoy)
Tony Bate (Middlezoy)
Andy Pinkawa (Milborne Port)
Chris Fisher (Milborne Port)
Helen Pinkawa (Milborne Port)
Lewis Pinkawa (Milborne Port)
Richard Pinkawa (Milborne Port)
Sue Pinkawa (Milborne Port)
Alan Berry (Templecombe)
Celia Jeans (Templecombe)
Chris Jeans (Templecombe)
Deryck Lemon (Templecombe)
Hazel Berry (Templecombe)
Jim Mannell (Templecombe)
Matt Chapman (Templecombe)
Mike Pinkawa (Templecombe)
Sophie Wright (Templecombe)
Sue Smith (Templecombe)
Val Beech (Templecombe)
Justin Haskins (West Shepton)
Maureen Millard (West Shepton)

Represented Clubs

Burrowbridge – 1

Bradford on Tone – 2

Compton Dundon – 2

Creech St Michael – 1

Evercreech – 3

Hadspen – 1

Ilchester – 1

Keinton Mandeville – 5

Kingscliffe – 11

Kingsmead – 1

Martock – 1

Merriott – 3

Middlezoy – 7

Milborne Port – 6

Templecombe – 11

West Shepton – 2

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