Arthur Griffiths Memorial Cup


A great way to finish the outdoor Bowling Season

Congratulations to James and Iris, the first winners of the newly presented Arthur Griffiths Memorial Cup, presented by Lin Griffiths.

Well done to Jon & Maria our runners-up and a great afternoon, well organised by Andy our Vice Captain.

This competition marks the end of the season and the closing of the green for the winter.


At the end of August Okehampton Simmons Bowling Clubs Pub League came to a conclusion, after a very close season it was shot difference that decided the winners which were the London Inn.  Organiser Roger Pedrick presented the shield to the winning team here on the left, are left to right: Chris Back, Gary McCallen, Simon Chudley and Scott Hooper (Reserves Jamie Mallet, Sammie Diaz and Ian Gill).

The winners of the Wooden Spoon were the London Ladies who give there all every time they play and were delighted to win something at the end of the season all be it the Wooden Spoon, well done ladies.

Thanks to all teams who took part and the club raised in excess of £1,000 for charity, which this year will be Hospiscare Home Care, which will be presented at the Club’s AGM on 17th November 2023.

Ben Pook Cup 19th August 2023

What a lovely day it turned out to be, Andy Smith organised a new format for the Ben Pook Cup and it was lovely to hear so much laughing, a tie break between Bob Newton and Tony Hunt was needed to decide the winner for the day with Tony Hunt coming out the winner.  Well done everyone on a good bowling day.

Torrington Open Day 12th August 2023

Three teams from Okehampton went to the Torrington Open day where the weather was a day of two halves, it was either raining or sunny.  The bowls were a little of the same but one team John Mansell,  Kath Mansell and Sue Hearne played really well despite the weather and came 2nd.  Well played in difficult conditions.  The picture shows the team with Christina from Torrington who organised the open.


On a lovely and warm September late afternoon, early evening, the Okehampton Simmons Bowling club held the final of the pub and club competitions.

Winners of the Shield ( Cup ) were the Muppets, from left to right are Steve Cook, Martin Letchford, Paul Nosworthy and John Donovan.

The winners of the League were the team DIY, pictured having a celebration drink from left to right are Steve Mills, Arthur Griffiths, Ian Priestly and Mick Hatch.

Club organiser Roger Pedrick said it’s been a good season, also the weather has been great and we raised in excess of £1000.00 for our Charities (Hospiscare & Devon Air Ambulance), which we will present to them at our AGM in November.

Thanks to all teams that took part this year.

Ladies Shield Winners 2022

The ladies at Okehampton Simmons Bowls Club have had a successful season winning their division. They were presented with the Shield Trophy at the annual AGM for the 86′ Shield and Top Club held on Thursday 8th September in Okehampton.


This year’s Nora Gee was played on Tuesday 24th August on a lovely sunny afternoon at Okehampton.  This year we only had 7 players so a triple and rink was played and it was a close game played in good spirits as always Okehampton came out the winners, keeping the trophy for another year.  Last year would have been 30 years of playing this tournament but it wasn’t too be so to celebrate 31 years a toast of prosecco was enjoyed.  Pictured below is our joint ladies captains Sue Hunt & Carol Ditchburn receiving the trophy from Jan Summers.