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Sporting Achievements

This page provides a record of the playing achievements of club members past and present.

Commonwealth Games Fours Team Edinburgh 1970

Commonwealth Games Fours Team Edinburgh 1970 - From left to right: Roy Jones Welsh Indoor International 1971

Bill Pattimore holds the distinction of being the oldest competitor ever to have competed in the games at the grand age of 79 years.

The inimitable Harry Thompson is in the Guinness Book of World records for the lowest ever medically recorded heart beat reading in the world but he went on to live within fifteen months of his Hundredth Birthday.

Aeron John Welsh International from 1964 to 1969.

World Bowls and Commonwealth Games player.

Aeron was the baby of the team and is the only survivor.

They gave an excellent account of themselves finishing in fourth place just outside the medals but gained the distinction of being the only team in the Commonwealth to beat the gold medalists Hong Kong.

Kevin Wall

Kevin WallMany Congratulations go to our past club member and Welsh International Kevin Wall on his selection for his first International cap for England.

Kevin had a distinguished career with Cwmbran Park Bowls Club and Wales.

His international career in Wales covered the period from 1997 to 2006 where he gained caps at all levels of the sport from Junior to the Senior International Teams both at Indoor and Outdoor and represented Wales in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne Australia in 2006.

Later that year he moved to the Newcastle area where he married and now lives and works and now plays for Gosforth Bowls Club.

As a result of his playing success and his residency qualification period in England at the age of 30 years he now starts out on a second International career a unique achievement.

His first match for England is ironically against Wales at the Belmont Bowls Club Belfast Northern Ireland on the 26th and 27th June 2009 where the British Isles Home Internationals series will be held.

Since moving to Newcastle he has achieved quite a successful playing record and has represented his new county Northumbland in the outdoor and Indoor format.

In 2007 he was part of a trio that won the County Triples Championship.

In 2008 he won the:

  • County Singles Championship
  • Northern Counties Singles Championship
  • County Pairs Championship.

The following is a brief outline of his playing record in Wales:

  • Welsh International: 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2014
  • Welsh Junior International: 2000.
  • Welsh Indoor International: 2000/01 - 2001/02 - 2003/04
  • Welsh Junior Indoor International (u25): 1997/8 - 1998/9 - 1999/00 - 2000/1 - 2001/2 - 2002/3 - 2003/4
  • Monmouthshire Bowling Association CountyTriples Champion: 1998
  • MBA County Singles Champion: 2000
  • MBA County Singles Champion of Champions: 2004

In 2002 Kevin represented Wales in a test series in Capetown against South Africa where the series was drawn. Later that year he capped a successful season when he represented Wales in the World Bowls Test series.

This prestigious series was played throughout various venues in England against invitation Test Teams from around the world who were invited to celebrate the English Bowling Association Centenial year.

During his career Kevin was a regular part of the MBA County Championship Team and his local Eastern Valley team, quite a record.

It is interesting to note that Kevin is a local Old Cwmbran village lad who lived alongside Cwmbran Park Bowling Club Green.

At the age of 12 years he sat alongside the green and watched his future team mates play this wonderful game of bowls.

The rest is now History.


Last Modified on: 05-11-2015

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