GB Britton win Clarence Davey Cup

September 03 2018

“WE are the champions” was the chant heard coming from Kingswood based GB Britton Bowls Club after a famous cup win.

The fully mixed and fully inclusive club has nearly ninety members and fields four league teams every week as well as playing many friendlies in and around the Bristol area.  This win means a lot to its membership.

In a closely fought final the GB Britton Club overcame a strong Bristol Bowls Club to win the Clarence Davey Cup by 10 shots.

GB Britton won the Clarence Davey Plate last year but went one better this time around.

The victory followed a tense two shot win over Willmott Park of Bristol in the semi-final.

In previous rounds the club had beaten Portishead, Fry’s and Avonvale.

The Clarence Davey Cup has been played for since 1936 when Mr Davey, an Australian immigrant and businessman, and founder member of Henleaze Bowls Club, presented the cup for an inter-club championship to be played for by clubs in the greater Bristol area.

In winning the cup for the third time since 2000 team manager Tim Hughes said “the result is testimony to a great team effort. During the cup campaign we used twenty-four players in a competition that has sixteen in a team. I believe this is evidence of our strength in depth. Credit must also go to our loyal supporters who cheered us through every round. Well done everyone”.

The club welcomes new members and details can be found on the club website.