County Doubles

The County Doubles is a men's doubles played for the John Bowers Trophy. It has been competed for since 1933, apart from the War Years of 1940-43. It used to be played as qualifiers with a finals day of 8 but for the last few years it has become an one-dayer, usually on the last Sunday in August.
  • 2018
Dave Rhodes won the County Doubles for a second time as he paired up with Pete Grimston of St Georges to defeat Newport team mates Peter Farmer and Tom Langford 14 in the final on Prees. Pete and Dave had beaten father and son partnership of Gary and Connor Whitehall 14 in the Semi Final, while Peter and Tom won by the same scoreline against the home pairing of Tim Hocknell and Steve Plant. 22 pairings took part, which considering the weather, was a good improvement on last year, when only 19 entered at Donnington Wood. SCGBA would like to congratulate Dave and Pete on their triumph. Full scores are here. Dave Rhodes (left) and Pete Grimston (right) receive the trophy off County President Isobel Jones.