Evans S C

Originating as workers from Evans Cider Works which were based on Widemarsh Common. Originally established in Blueschool Street circa 1850 and sold to Sir William Chave (Chemist) in 1884. He moved the business to the Widemarsh location in 1891. Evans was sold to Webbs of Aberdeeg in 1946 and then to H P Bulmer in the early 1960's.Formed in 1936 and first played in the Licensed Victuallers League finishing bottom of the league in the first season. Joined the Hereford Skittle League in 1946 playing at the Railway Inn. Playing at the Newtown Inn in 1960 moved to the Golden Lion in season 1971 before moving back to the Railway Inn from 1975/76 which became the Antelope until the end of season 1996/97. Then played at the Buckingham until the end of season 2004/05. Currently play at the Volunteer, Harold Street. Won the Division 1 title for the thirteenth time in 2019 to equal Tattibogoes which is one short of Bartonsham 'B' record. 

 

Home alley: The Volunteer Inn (winter), Hereford Bowling Club (summer)

Secretary: Dave Cartwright (winter), John Yeld (summer)

League Winner.

Division 1 - 1980/81, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1990/91, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1998/99, 2001/02, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2013/14, 2018/19.

Division 3 - 1962/63, 1972/73.

Competition Winner.

Front Pin Cup - 2001/02, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09,2014/15.

Knock Out Cup - 1980/81, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1996/97, 2003/04, 2008/09, 2011/12, 2013/14.

Man for Man Cup - 1987/88, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2011/12, 2016/17.

Charity Cup - 1987/88, 2014/15.

Champion of Champions - 1972/73, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1992/93, 1993/94, 2008/09, 2013/14, 2018/19.

Highest Away Score - Division 1 1982/83 398 v Westend, 1984/85 374 v Sundowners, 1987/88 391 v Wiggin 'B', 1989/90 401 v HUSC 'B', 1991/92 387 v Military 'E', 2002/03 403 v Richmond Painters, 2008/09 394 v Richmond Painters, 2009/10 408 v Vaga. Division 3 1972/73 393 v Wiggin 'A'.

Individual Winner.

Four Spares - R Taylor 16,15,11,12 (54) v Whitecross 'B' at Antelope Inn 13/09/1985.

Singles Winner - R Edwards 1951/52, R Edwards 1960/61, K Morris 1980/81, H Morris 1999/00, R Taylor 2015/16, D Smith 2016/17.

Pairs Winner - T Burton & K Morris 1981/82, R Chandler & R Taylor 1999/00, D Cartwright & L Silcox 2010/11.

Highest Individual League Score - 1985/86 R Taylor 54.

Highest Indivdual Front Pin Score - 1986/87 L Rowberry 46, 1993/94 D Jones 41, 2004/05 D Clark 49, 2019/20 G Lawson 36. 

Previous names: None

Previous alleys: Railway Inn, Newtown Inn until 9171, Golden Lion until 1975, Railway Inn until (which became the Antelope in 1979) until 1997, Buckingham Inn until 2005.

Previous divisions: Division 1 - 1952/53, 1964/65 until 1968/69, 1974/75 until 2010/11, 2012 until present. Division 2 - 1946/47 until 1951/52, 1953/54 until ?, 1963/64, 1969/70 until 1971/72, 1973/74, 2011/12. Division 3 - ? until 1962/63, 1972/73.

Previous secretaries: R Edwards 1967/68 until 1968/69, D W Miles 1969/70, R Edwards 1970/71 until 1971/72, R Wall 1972/73 until 1976/77, G Clements 1977/78 until 1990/91, T Burton 1991/92, O Cox 1992/93 until 1997/98, T Burton 1998/99 until 2000/01, D Clark 2001/02 until 2006/07, W Fraser 2007/08, D Clark 2008/09 until 2010/11, D Cartwright 2011 until present.

Evans S C

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