Wallasey Crown Green Bowling Association

The above picture of the Harrison Park greens was kindly provided by Shane Farden who is a member  of the Warwickshire County Parks Bowling Association.

Custom Floors Supporting Wallasey Bowls

B.C.G.B.A. registration cards can be acquired at  £10.00 each from
The Merseyside County Registrar, Margaret Gard, 37 Okehampton Road, Liverpool, L16 6AY
Tel: 0151 722 2938


For all Association members who like to keep records of their own and their teams performances during the season, I can now inform you that we have now adopted the Crown Green Bowling Results Service

 operated by Mb Bowling results and currently used by the Birkenhead Evening and Afternoon Leagues, the Bebington & District League and the North Wirral League.

For all the Wallasey results, match sheets, Individual & Team Averages please enter into your web browser    http://bowlingresults.co.uk/wallasey/  where you will be able to access a mine of information.

You can also see this website at that address so it is worthwhile book marking the site once you access it.

My thanks go to Mike Beckett for all his help in setting up this excellent results service and for his speedy response to all my requests for help.


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  Calendar Of Events



Federation of Crown Green Bowls

Lottery Results Links to Other Sites
League Results 2015 League Tables 2015 Starred Players & Team Handicaps 2015 Constitution and Laws
Division One Fixtures Division Two Fixtures Division Three Fixtures Charity Day 2015

Friday November 20th

Terry Fanning & Andy Wainwright become Life Members of Wallasey C.G.B.A.

We had two proposals for new Life Members of the Wallasey C.G.B.A. at Wednesday night's 2015 Annual General Meeting and I am delighted to report that Terry Fanning (Bronze) and Andy Wainwright (Manor Road) were elected unanimously by the delegates attending the meeting. Terry Fanning has supported all our events held at Central Park over a very long period of time now and has been there from start to finish at each event providing us all with welcome refreshments throughout the course of the competitions. Terry has always volunteered his services without having to be asked and has been a great supporter of the Wallasey C.G.B.A. for as long as I can remember. Andy Wainwright had been a very loyal Executive Committee member from 2005 up until last season when after some recent health problems he decided to stand down from the Committee. Andy is another bowler who has devoted a lot of his time to Wallasey bowls and even after coming off our Committee last year he still teamed up with Tommy Walker this season to take charge of our Home Team in Federation National League matches. Without people like Terry and Andy giving up their spare time, bowls in Wallasey would be very difficult to organise and I would like to congratulate them both on their well deserved Life Membership.

Unfortunately Great Meols resigned their membership of the Association at Wednesday's meeting leaving us with 29 teams for 2016. The Executive Committee confirmed their decision not to run the Five A Side competition in 2016 but will discuss this event during the season as to whether we can re-introduce it in a different format in future. The Secretary confirmed that we are looking to start the 2016 League season on Tuesday May 3rd instead of the middle of April. We will be discussing schedules at our January meeting and further details will be posted as soon as decisions are made. We are looking at splitting the Pairs League season to April and August/September but until I have more details and dates etc. please wait until I post more information.


Association Chairman, Mike Costall presents Poulton's, Jonathan Nowell-Fenna with the Division Three Trophy


                                                                                                                      Association Chairman, Mike Costall presents New Brighton Quarry Vikings', Brenda Boulton with the Division Two Trophy    

Association Chairman, Mike Costall presents New Brighton Queens Royal's, Craig Saville with the Division One Trophy

Monday October 5th

Final Accounts & AGM

Thank you to all clubs for sending in your final account payments in on time. Amazingly, I have not received any proposals at all from clubs to put before our members at the AGM to be held on Wednesday November 18th. I can inform clubs however that in 2016, we will not be operating the Five A Side competition. The entries for this competition have dwindled massively over the last few years and despite different formats and dates being used to try and increase entries, nothing seems to have worked, with teams readily conceding matches to their opposition once the draw has been made and sometimes even after knocking another team out of the competition. We are working on ways of restructuring our calendar for 2016 which would allow us to start our League matches in the first week of May instead of in April. I will post any further news of this, as and when I have details.

Monday September 21st

Federation of Crown Green Bowls, National League, Division Three 2016

Wallasey's Division Three Fixtures for 2016 are as follows

Sunday April 24th v Mid Cheshire,  Sunday June 26th v Ormskirk,  Sunday July 24th v Colne Valley,  Sunday August 21st v Furness

Monday September 21st

Federation of Crown Green Bowls, Individual Merit

Congratulations to all our representatives in yesterday's Federation Individual Merit competition. Every bowler entered by us turned up to play in the event, which combined with our full entry in the Over 60's merit earlier in the year, was a great credit to the Wallasey CGBA. Unfortunately Chris Barton, Josh Bunting and Brian Somerville fell at the first round stage with both Owen Doyle and Jamie Box going out in the last 16 round. Matthew Gilmore lost out in the quarter finals but Dave Gilmore made it through to the semi-finals before losing 20-21 in a tremendous game.

Saturday September 19th

Honours Board 2015

Congratulations to all our Winners, commiserations to all our Runners Up and thank you to everyone who has played in any Wallasey CGBA Team or Individual events in 2015.



Runners Up

Division One

N.B. Queens Royal

West Kirby Victoria

Division Two

N.B. Quarry Vikings ‘B’

Marine Park

Division Three



Harold Jones Cup

West Kirby Victoria

N.B. Queens Royal

Sheppick Cup



Association Cup

N.B. Quarry Vikings ‘C’

Great Meols

Presidents Cup

N.B. Queens Royal

Harrison Park ‘A’

Wallasey News Cup

 Hoylake Central


Five A Side Cup

N.B. Queens Royal

N.B. Quarry Vikings ‘A’

Pairs League One

N.B. Queens Royal

West Kirby Victoria

Pairs League Two N.B. Quarry Vikings ‘B’ Sacred Heart
Pairs League Three Magazine Grange
Pairs League Four Queens Great Float

Federation Merit

No Competition This Season  (National Final 20/09/15)

Wallasey Merit

Paul Saville

Tommy Davis

Veterans Merit

Dave Gilmore

Dave Croston

Wallasey Chronicle Shield

Brian Sadler

Elliot Potter

Hampson Shield

John Joy

Vic Williams

Tom Bassnett Pairs

Dave Gilmore & Colin Saville

Tony Cavanagh & Tony Ratcliffe
Wallasey Festival Bill Jones Dave Gilmore
Junior Merit Michael Cavanagh Chloe Cavanagh

Saturday September 19th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls, Individual Merit

The above competition takes place at Halifax Bowling Club, Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax, HX1 4JT this coming Sunday 20th September. Players are requested to attend by 9-30am for a 10-00am start. Wallasey have 6 players entering the competition and the draw includes Green number 1, Match 2 Chris Barton (Wallasey) v David Stansfield (Halifax), Match 9 Jamie Box (Wallasey) v John Haslam (Bolton), Match 12 Adam Varley (Nth. Yorks) v Brian Somerville (Wallasey). Green number 2, Match 1 Neil Nicholson (Airedale) v Owen Doyle (Wallasey), Match 7 Alan Bray (Halifax) v Matthew Gilmore (Wallasey), Match 10 Warren Wilson (Leeds) v Dave Gilmore (Wallasey). Good luck to all our lads taking part on Sunday.

Saturday September 19th

2015 Pairs League Winners

With all matches having now been completed, congratulations go to New Brighton Queens Royal (Division One), New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B' (Division Two), Magazine (Division Three) & Queens ( Division Four) on winning their respective leagues. Division Four, Queens won every match with New Brighton Queens Royal's only defeat coming in their last match at Division One Runners Up, West Kirby Victoria. The Division Two Runners Up were Sacred Heart, the Division Three Runners up were Grange and Great Float finished as the Division Four Runners Up. Thanks to everyone for taking part in another successful Pairs Season competition.

Monday September 14th

Mike Costall hands over Charity Cheque at Clatterbridge Hospital

Association Chairman, Mike Costall & Secretary, Peter Dodd went to Clatterbridge Hospital this morning to present the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Fundraiser, Louise Beach with a cheque for the £1130 raised at last Sunday's magnificent Charity Day in aid Of Breast Cancer Care. In accordance with all our tremendous members and guests who helped raised such an amount last week, we have stipulated that we wish all the money raised to go towards local Breast Cancer Care & Research at Clatterbridge Hospital. Louise and her staff were amazed at the amount we raised and could not thank us enough at this morning's presentation. Thank you once again to everyone involved last week.

Louise Beach receiving a cheque for £1130 from Association Chairman, Mike Costall

Sunday September 13th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls, National League, Division Three 2016

The provisional line up for the 2016 National League Division Three is Ormskirk, Mid Cheshire, Wallasey, Furness and Colne Valley.

Sunday September 13th

Wallasey win Federation Team Knockout

Congratulations to Robbie Hall and his team  for winning the Federation Team Knockout competition in Mid Cheshire today. Having won their first round match against East Lancashire by a huge 56 shots in the eight man team format, a similarly easy 54 shot win in the second round saw them play last years winners, Rochdale, in the semi final. Having won the semi final by a 16 shot margin Wallasey played Colne Valley in the final on the excellent Owley Wood number 1 green and triumphed by 11 shots to lift the trophy for the first time. Everyone played their part today, not least Laura Thompson who marked umpteen cards during the long day. Thanks to Robbie Hall (Team Captain), Chris Barton, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Dave Gilmore, Matthew Gilmore, Ian Hazlehurst, Mike Havern, Craig Saville and Anthony Thompson for representing Wallasey with such distinction today and gaining some revenge against our close rivals from Colne Valley after a close run National League campaign.

Wallasey CGBA  2015 Federation Team Knockout Winners

Mike Havern, Chris Barton, Anthony Thompson, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Ian Hazlehurst, Dave Gilmore

Matthew Gilmore, Robbie Hall (Captain), Craig Saville

Monday September 7th

Charity Day Photos

To see photos from yesterdays Charity Day please click on the Charity Day 2015 link in the above table. I contacted the Breast Cancer Care people at Clatterbridge Hospital this morning and we are going to present them a cheque next Monday morning. The total amount raised now stands at £1120 pounds and thank you to everyone involved.

Sunday September 6th

Unbelievable generosity shown at our Charity Day

There was an unbelievable show of support by all the bowlers and spectators at our Charity Day today, with an amazing £1100 raised during the afternoon for the Breast Cancer Care Support Charity. 72 wonderful people took part in the Annual Challenge match at Manor Road, with every bowler, male & female, wearing something pink for the occasion. Linda Mitchell had organised the teams throughout the season, much to the Chairman's disgust, as his side went down fighting again in a match were the result was really of secondary importance. Mike Costall is asking for a new selection committee in 2016 after tasting defeat once too often for his liking. Overall, the day was an unprecedented success with every person present helping to raise the huge amount we are going to present to the breast cancer support care team. Naureen Bunting did an absolutely amazing job selling our raffle tickets and I would like to thank everyone who donated prizes on the day and of course bought tickets. There are too many individuals to mention, who were involved in the organisation of the event but thank you to everyone who had some part to play, not only by playing in the match but also marking, measuring, making tea or coffee or providing food for the after match buffet. Without you all, we could not have had such a marvellous day. Linda Mitchell would like to thank everyone who helped her, not just today but throughout the season in committing their support to the event. Thanks go to Sam Stanley for the face painting during the day, with all the money raised donated to the Charity fund after the match. Thanks to John Harrison who managed to raise money by spraying a few unsuspecting players heads with pink paint. John also played his part in dressing up for the match completely in pink with even his bowls suffering from a pink re-spray. The result of the match was immaterial but I think Mike Costall wanted me to include the completed scorecard as a memento of the occasion.

Chairman’s Select


President’s Select


Gill & John Sheen 21 v 16 Ann Turner & Colin Cousins


Joan & Tommy Walker 18 v 21 Sue Rodgers & Phil Wynne


Brenda & Brian Skinner




Liz & Andy Wainwright


Sandra Astles & Jamie Isaacs 21 v 08 Chris & Rick Keeley


Angie & Colin Saville 12 v 21 Karen Smith & Steve Scott


Glynis Lomax & Chris Morrison 17


21 Barbara McBurney & Robbie Hall


Sylvia & Mike Costall 21 v 17 Lin Howard & Keith Etches


Pat Walker & John Harrison 14 v 21 Margaret Browning & Maureen Percival


Margaret Davenport & Ray Woods 21


20 Helen Lynch & Ian Mitchell


Gill King & Nobby Clark 15 v 21 Carole Dunne & John Oldham


Linda Oldham & Colin Jones 14 v 21 Hilary & Paul Gartland


Ann Brown & Bill Astles 21


14 Barbara & Phil Hardy


Sam & Peter Stanley 10 v 21 Annie & Les Henderson


Edna & Eric Cook 14 v 21 Laura & Anthony Thompson


Margie Vickers & Dave Croston 21


11 Naureen Bunting & Bill Dow


Jean Clark & Peter Birch 21 v 14 Kath Davies & Mark Bunting


Margaret Chapman & Ray Farrell 17 v 21 Lorna Foster & Josh Bunting


Ellen Leverton & Graham Bunting 10


21 Joan Dewhurst & Peter Dodd