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

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT WALLASEY WEBSITE AND NEW RESULTS SERVICE

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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Wednesday August 26th

Queens Win Division Three Promotion Play Off Match

Queens defeated Great Meols by 16 shots in tonight's Division Three Play Off match at Upton Victory Hall. In a see saw match with the lead often changing hands, Queens rescued a losing position with their last three blocks claiming 39 shots to turn a 23 shot deficit into 16 shot victory. Great Meols had 5 winners from the first 9 blocks Neil Wainwright 21-08, Mark Gillam 21-11, John Birch 21-07, Liam Gillam 21-18 & Dave Evans 21-09. Queens had responded with four winners of their own through Brian Francis 21-02, Alan Cresswell 21-15, Harry McWha 21-20 & Roy Burrows 21-18 but were still 23 down before Jack Williams posted a best of the night 21-01 winning card at number 10, which was backed up by Tommy McChrystal's 21-10 victory and Vic Peers winning 21-13. The final score was Queens 200 Great Meols 184 and both teams deserve great credit for playing the match in such a sporting manor. Queens will now be promoted to Division Two in 2016. Thanks to Upton Victory Hall Bowling Club for allowing us to use their excellent green for the match and to Ken Palin and Jim Bowness for their help with the measuring.

Division Three Second Place Play Off 2015

Date Of Match          Wednesday August 26th  at Upton Victory Hall Bowling Club                

Great Meols

v

Queens

21

N. Wainwright

1

D. Bayne

08

02

R. Farrell

2

B. Francis

21

15

W. Gray

3

A. Cresswell

21

21

M. Gillam

4

G. Graham

11

21

J. Birch

5

P. Mead

07

20

T. Bentley

6

H. McWha

21

21

L. Gillam

7

S. Williams

18

18

G. Byrne

8

R. Burrows

21

21

D. Evans

9

T. Scroggie

09

01

D. East

10

J. Williams

21

13

R. Ross

11

V. Peers

21

10

T. McColgan

12

T. McChrystal

21

184

Match score

 

Match score

200

Wednesday August 26th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Final Results and Table Sunday August 23rd

Colne Valley 442- 21pts   East Lancs 379-11pts

Wallasey  429-16pts  South Lancs 406-16pts

Division Four  Tuesday August 25th

     Played  Points
1  Colne Valley 4 76
2  Wallasey 4 73
3  Furness 4 69
4  South Lakes 4 59
5  East Lancs 4 43

Wednesday August 26th

Charity Day

The Wallasey CGBA Charity Day will take place at Manor Road Bowling Club on Sunday September 6th starting at 12-00 noon. This year's beneficiaries will be the Breast Cancer Care Support Charity and I would like to thank Linda Mitchell, one of our Executive Committee members, for all her magnificent work in contacting all the wonderful people who have volunteered to play in the Mixed Pairs Challenge match for The George Gilmore Memorial Trophy. Linda has worked tirelessly throughout the season to entice 72 people to give up their time to support the event. The two teams can be seen below in playing order. I apologise to all the players down at the bottom of the order, as we know this is a long day but please think of all the people who are not as fortunate as us and remember we are all here to help them. There will as usual be an after match buffet for all the players provided by all the Wallasey CGBA Executive Committee members. Please remember that all players male & female, are requested to wear something pink on the day in recognition of the Breast Cancer Care Support Charity. Thank you all for your willingness to give up your time (and money) for another very worthy cause.

Chairmanís Select

 

Presidentís Select

1

Gill & John Sheen   v   Ann Turner & Jimmy Barker  

2

Joan & Tommy Walker   v   Sue Rodgers & Phil Wynne  

3

Brenda & Brian Skinner

 

v

 

Liz & Andy Wainwright

 

4

Doreen & Ron Hitchmough   v   Chris & Rick Keeley  

5

Angie & Colin Saville   v   Karen Smith & Steve Scott  

6

Glynis Lomax & Chris Morrison  

v

  Barbara McBurney & Robbie Hall  

7

Sylvia & Mike Costall   v   Lin Howard & Keith Etches  

8

Pat Walker & Craig Saville   v   Margaret Browning & Chris Barton  

9

Margaret Davenport & Ray Woods  

v

  Linda & Ian Mitchell  

10

Gill King & Nobby Clark   v   Carole Dunne & John Oldham  

11

Linda Oldham & Colin Jones   v   Hilary & Paul Gartland  

12

Sandra & Bill Astles  

v

  Barbara & Phil Hardy  

13

Edna & Eric Cook   v   Annie & Les Henderson  

14

Helen & Geoff Lynch   v   Laura & Anthony Thompson  

15

Margie Vickers & Dave Croston  

v

  Naureen Bunting & Bill Dow  

16

Jean Clark & Peter Birch   v   Kath Davies & Mark Bunting  

17

Margaret Chapman & Ray Farrell   v   Lorna Foster & Josh Bunting  

18

Ellen Leverton & Graham Bunting  

v

  Joan Dewhurst & Peter Dodd  

 

Total

 

 

 

Total

 

Tuesday August 25th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Wallasey v South Lakes

Five single figure home winners in Ian Hazlehurst 21-05, Anthony Thompson 21-06, Robby Hall & Craig Saville both 21-07 & Matthew Gilmore 21-08 ensured that a winning home score of 235-160, combined with our away 194-246 loss, gave us the extra 4 overall aggregate score points and  a 16-16 draw against South Lakes on Sunday. Geoff Lynch, Robbie Fitzpatrick & Mark Bainbridge were our other 3 home winners and excellent away wins for Mike Havern 21-16 & Jamie Box 21-20 meant that the 16 points gained, enabled us to finish in second place behind Colne Valley and gain promotion to Division Three next season. I would like to thank all the players, markers, measurers and supporters throughout the season who helped us to success and Sylvia Costall for providing the buffets for all our home matches. Home Team Manager, Tommy Walker and his deputy Andy Wainwright have done a tremendous job in a new venture for them and hopefully the away team appreciated my efforts apart from last Sunday when family illness meant that I had to be elsewhere. Thanks also have to go to our two Referees, Peter & Mary Fishwick who have had to endure some pretty terrible weather this season during the matches. Special thanks to Maureen & Walter Saville who travelled to our away matches and marked umpteen cards for us all season. Our Chairman, Mike Costall, has done a tremendous job this season in resurrecting our Weekly Lottery, which helped with our transport costs to some far away places. Paul Saville & Les Henderson also contributed greatly to the success of the lottery with their tireless efforts in selling tickets and our thanks to both in what is an onerous task at the best of times. Onwards and upwards now to hopefully more success in Division Three in 2016.

 Played at New Brighton Cricket & Bowling Club    Played at Skerton Liberal Club, Lancaster
Wallasey   South Lakes   South Lakes   Wallasey
 Craig Saville (Captain) 21 v 07  Mathew Simpson 1  Mark Martindale 16 v 21  Mike Havern
 Matthew Gilmore 21 v 08  Barry Sim 2  Alan Salkeld 21 v 20  Owen Doyle
 Geoff Lynch 21 v 15  Aidan Milliard 3  Ian Liley 21 v 17  Steve Nugent
 James Fitzpatrick 20 v 21  Peter Eccles 4  Keron Dodd 21 v 16  Chris Barton
 Les Henderson 16 v 21  Liam Baxter 5  Andy Beaumont 21 v 19  Phil Vaughan
 Robbie Fitzpatrick 21 v 13  Brian Lynch 6  David Liley 21 v 06  Ian Sherbrooke
 Dave Gilmore 15 v 21  David Grisedale 7  David Brown 21 v 15  Josh Bunting
 Colin Saville 16 v 21  David Mortimer 8  Peter Shallis 21 v 18  Brian Leonard
 Ian Hazlehurst 21 v 05  Rodger Ireland 9  Alan Parry 20 v 21  Jamie Box
 Anthony Thompson 21 v 06  David Jones 10  David Clarkson 21 v 10  Neil Sherbrooke
 Mark Bainbridge 21 v 15  David Strizaker 11  Danny Lofthouse 21 v 15  John Cosgrove
 Robbie Hall 21 v 07  John Read 12  Wayne Downham 21 v 16  Eddie Dutton

Total

235   160 Total  

Total

246   194 Total

Points

10   4

 *******Wallasey gain extra 4 aggregate points*******

12   2 Points
        Final Overall Match Score Wallasey 429-16 points South Lakes 406-16 points

Sunday August 23rd

Division Three Second Place Play Off Match

Great Meols take on Queens at Upton Victory Hall this coming Wednesday, August 26th, 6-15pm start, in a Play Off match to decide which team is promoted to Division Two in 2016. Both teams finished on 191 points after the completion of the Division Three League matches and the winner of Wednesday's match will promoted alongside the Division Three Champions, Poulton.

Sunday August 23rd

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road with the £170 Jackpot not being won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a ticket sold by Paul Saville. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 6, 10, 12, 16 Next week's Jackpot will be £200 from 12 numbers and the numbers will be re-drawn until a winner is found.

Sunday August 23rd

Charity Day

The Wallasey CGBA Charity Day will take place at Manor Road Bowling Club on Sunday September 6th starting at 12-00 noon. This year's beneficiaries will be the Breast Cancer Care Support Charity and I would like to thank Linda Mitchell, one of our Executive Committee members, for all her magnificent work in contacting all the wonderful people who have volunteered to play in the Mixed Pairs Challenge match for The George Gilmore Memorial Trophy. Linda has worked tirelessly throughout the season to entice 72 people to give up their time to support the event. The two teams will be published on this website during the week and I would like to remind everyone, Male or Female, that they will be expected to wear something Pink on the day.

Sunday August 23rd

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Wallasey promoted again

Wallasey gained promotion for the second year running this afternoon when they drew 16-16 with South Lakes. Full report and scores to follow tomorrow.

Tuesday August 18th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

!!!!Coach Travel for away match at South Lakes!!!!

The coach for Sunday's match at South Lakes, will now be leaving the Queens, Liscard at 10-30am instead of 11-00am. Apparently there are a lot of road works around the Lancaster area and the extra half hour will allow us to get to the venue in good time for practice.

Sunday August 16th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls - Over 60's Individual Merit

Wallasey CGBA are entering 8 players for the Federation Over 60's Individual Merit Competition this coming Friday, August 21st at Roe Lea Park, Blackburn. Postcode BB1 9SA. The competition starts at 10-00am and our 8 entries are Bill Atkinson, Tony Cavanagh, Peter Dodd, Bob Hodgson, Tony Ratcliffe, Andy Wainwright, Tommy Walker and Paul Williams. In the hot weather last year, some players were allowed to play in shorts.

Sunday August 16th

Bill Jones wins Wallasey CGBA Festival for a third time.

Harrison Park's Bill Jones won the Wallasey CGBA Festival at Central Park this afternoon, after beating Manor Road's Dave Gilmore 21-18 in an excellent Final that completed a wonderful day's bowling by all concerned. On a lovely warm, sunny morning 31 players turned up to play in the Festival and Bill and Dave, both playing their fifth match of the day, provided the spectators with plenty of excitement in a closely contested match. Dave took an early 6-4 lead only for Bill to force ahead 11-07 with some top quality bowls. Bill increased his lead to 14-10 and 17-13 but Dave also bowling brilliantly, clawed his way back to level the match at 18 across. Bill then took three singles on the trot to win the match and the Festival Trophy for a third time after also winning in 1996 and 2005.  Bill had earlier beaten Ian Mitchell 21-20 in a wonderful semi-final match with Dave defeating Chris Barton 21-07 in a far more easier fashion. Association President, Keith Etches thanked Terry Fanning once again for providing tea and coffee etc all day for the competitors and Ken Palin and Tommy Walker for their help in measuring throughout the day. Most importantly he thanked all the players who turned up to play in the event and all the markers for the games that took place. He also thanked all the players who had been knocked out earlier on in the day for staying behind to watch the Semi Finals and Final, which always makes the event much more enjoyable for the last four competitors. Keith then presented the trophy to Bill Jones and congratulated him on his performance throughout a long day.

Dave Gilmore, Bill Jones 2015 Wallasey Festival Winner and Association President, Keith Etches pictured after today's Final at Central Park

 First Round      Second Round      Quarter Finals       Semi Finals     

 Final  

 W. Higginson  21    W. Higginson  14    G. Lynch 12  W. Jones  21    W. Jones

21   

 T. Walker 18
 T. Cummins 14  G. Lynch 21
 G. Lynch 21
 L. Howard 14  A. Thompson 17  W. Jones 21
 A. Thompson 21
 W. Jones 21  W. Jones 21
 M. Saville 16
 I. Mitchell 21  I. Mitchell 21  I. Mitchell 21  I. Mitchell 20
 A. Richardson   13
 M. Bunting 21  M. Bunting 12
 N. Gilmore 20
 P. Smyth 13  J. Bunting 11  J. Harrison 18
 J. Bunting 21
 J. Harrison 21  J. Harrison 21
 L. Morris 14
 C. Barton 21  C. Barton 21  C. Barton  21    

C. Barton  

 

07  D. Gilmore

18     

 G. Smith   10
 T. Davis 21  T. Davis 18
 S. Richardson 18
 P. Saville 21  P. Saville 21  P. Saville 13
 L. Foster 18
 J. Salter 21  J. Salter 16
 J. Snape 16
 C. Saville 13  D. Gilmore 21  D. Gilmore   21  

D. Gilmore

 

21
 D. Gilmore 21
 B. Sadler 12  W. Atkinson 03
 W. Atkinson 21
 J. Cosgrove 21  J. Cosgrove 06  R. Hall 13
 A. Buchanan 14
 R. Hall    R. Hall 21
 Bye  

Sunday August 16th

Michael Cavanagh wins Wallasey Junior Merit

Upton Victory Hall's, Michael Cavanagh, won the Wallasey CGBA Junior Merit title today, after an excellent Final against sister Chloe. In a match that was tied at 9 across, 13 across and 15 across, Chloe forced her way into a 17-15 lead only for Michael to claim a vital 4 shots in three ends to go ahead 19-17. Despite Chloe pulling one more back to make the score 18-19, two singles from Michael took him to the title with a 21-18 victory. This was a top class game between two highly competitive players and a pleasure to watch. Hopefully they will both continue to enjoy playing bowls for many years to come and their watching parents must have been very proud of them both. Our last winner of this event in 2007, Chris Barton, presented the trophy to Michael after Association President, Keith Etches praised both players for their performances.

Association President Keith Etches, Chloe Cavanagh, 2015 Junior Merit Champion, Michael Cavanagh and Chris Barton pictured after today's Final

Michael Cavanagh receives the Wallasey Junior Merit Trophy from a previous 4 time winner of the event, Chris Barton. Tommy Walker waits in the wings wondering if Michael or Chris might give him some firing tips.

Chloe Cavanagh wonders if these two old blokes know what they are doing.

Sunday August 16th

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road with the £140 Jackpot not being won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a ticket sold by Paul Saville. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 10, 12, 13, 16 Next week's Jackpot will be £170 from 16 numbers.

Wednesday August 12th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Coach Travel for away match at South Lakes

We will be going by coach to the away match in Lancaster against South Lakes and the bus will leave the Queens in Liscard at 11-00am prompt. If any supporters want to travel on the coach, please let me know as soon as possible. We are using a 24 seater coach and so far, apart from the selected team and reserves, there are still 6 seats available. There is no charge to any supporters wishing to travel but I must know by next Wednesday if you want to come and support us in this vital match.

Sunday August 9th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Wallasey v South Lakes

The selected teams for our next National League match on Sunday August 23rd can be seen below. Both matches start at 2-00pm and supporters will be made most welcome.

 To be played at New Brighton Cricket & Bowling Club   To be played at Skerton Liberal Club, Lune Street, Lancaster
Wallasey Club   South Lakes Club   South Lakes Club   Wallasey Club
 Craig Saville (Captain)  N. B. Queens Royal v  Mathew Simpson  K A Hale 1  Mark Martindale  Warton v  Mike Havern  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Matthew Gilmore  N. B. Queens Royal v  Barry Sim  Lune Road 2  Alan Salkeld  Bowling Green v  Owen Doyle  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Geoff Lynch  N. B. Queens Royal v  Aidan Milliard  Levens 3  Ian Liley  Lune Road v  Steve Nugent  N. B. Queens Royal
 James Fitzpatrick  West Kirby Victoria v  Peter Eccles  Lune Road 4  Keron Dodd  Galgate v  Chris Barton (Captain)  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Les Henderson  N. B. Queens Royal v  Liam Baxter  Holme 5  Andy Beaumont  Warton v  Phil Vaughan  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Robbie Fitzpatrick  West Kirby Victoria v  Brian Lynch  Skerton Lib 6  David Liley  Lune Road v  Ian Sherbrooke  West Kirby Victoria
 Dave Gilmore  Manor Road v  David Grisedale  Holme 7  David Brown  Lune Road v  Josh Bunting  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Colin Saville  N. B. Queens Royal v  David Mortimer  Skerton Lib 8  Peter Shallis  Skerton Lib v  Brian Leonard  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Ian Hazlehurst  N. B. Queens Royal v  Rodger Ireland  Skerton Lib 9  Alan Parry  Carnforth v  Jamie Box  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Anthony Thompson  N. B. Queens Royal v  David Jones  Carnforth 10  David Clarkson  Lune Road v  Neil Sherbrooke  West Kirby Victoria
 Mark Bainbridge  Manor Road v  David Strizaker  Skerton Lib 11  Danny Lofthouse  Bowling Green v  John Cosgrove  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Robbie Hall  N. B. Queens Royal v  John Read  Lune Road 12  Wayne Downham   v  Eddie Dutton  N. B. Queens Royal

Reserves (Alphabetical Order)

             

Reserves (Alphabetical Order)

 Tony Cavanagh  Upton Victory Hall                Bill Atkinson  West Kirby Victoria
 John Devlin  West Kirby Victoria                Mathew Cunliffe  N. B. Queens Royal
 Chris Morrison  Sandridge                Steve Scott  N. B. Queens Royal
 Paul Saville  N. B. Queens Royal                  
 Curtis Tornerup  West Kirby Victoria                  
 Referees: Peter Fishwick & Mary Fishwick                  

Sunday August 9th

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road with the £120 Jackpot not being won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a Lewis Reed ticket holder. The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 15, 17, 19, 20 Next week's Jackpot will be £140 from 18 numbers.

Sunday August 9th

Hoylake Central win Wallasey News Cup

Hoylake Central won the Wallasey News Cup last night with a tremendous team performance in a really enjoyable Final against Queens at the excellent Upton Victory Hall green. Having to pull back 78 shots, courtesy of the handicappers, it was vital to Hoylake that they got off to a good start and two single figure winners, Chris Hegg 21-06 and Sue Rodgers 21-08 gave them that start. With  two other wins from Tommy Walker 21-11 and Steve Lyons 21-19 (in the game of the night), Central had a perfect start pulling back 39 shots in the first four. Alan Cresswell had an excellent 21-16 win at number 5 for Queens to stop the onslaught but two more single figure winners, Keith Etches 21-08 and Jean Hughes 21-09 along with Peter Dodd's 21-17 ( another close fought game) saw Hoylake only 15 shots adrift with the last four blocks to come. An excellent 21-09 winning performance from Brian Francis saw Queens increase the lead to 27 shots before yet another two single figure winners, Nigel Smith (a best of the night) 21-05 and Ian Mitchell 21-06 saw Hoylake finally go into a 4 shot lead with the last game on the green. Paul Gartland, in a stunning performance at number 12 suddenly ran out from 11-10 to post a winning 21-10 winning card and see Hoylake win the match and Cup by 235-220. The Wallasey CGBA Chairman, Mike Costall thanked the Upton Victory Hall Bowling Club and members for staging the match, our Referee, Peter Fishwick and his wife Mary for selling the raffle tickets, Colin Jones and Ken Palin for doing the measuring and all the supporters for turning up to make this such an enjoyable event. A delighted Hoylake Central team Captain, Chris Hegg after receiving the Cup from Mike Costall, praised the Queens players for their tremendous sportsmanship throughout the evening and also thanked the Upton Victory Hall Club and members for hosting the event. He thanked the Wallasey CGBA committee for their organisation of the Final and all his team for their performance in winning the cup, paying a special tribute to the three players Sue, Margaret & Jean who came in for the Final.

 

Hoylake Central 'A'

Score

Score

 Queens

 

1

Tommy Walker

21 12

Harry McWha

1

2

Steve Lyons

21 19

Dave Bayne

2

3

Chris Hegg

21 06

George Graham

3

4

Sue Rodgers

21 08

Dave Priestman

4

5

Margaret Browning

16 21

Alan Cresswell

5

6

Keith Etches

21 08

Paul Meade

6

7

Peter Dodd 21 17

Jack Williams

7

8

Jean Hughes

21 09

Sam Williams

8

9

Rick Keeley

09 21

Brian Francis

9

10

Nigel Smith

21 05

Ron Burrows

10

11

Ian Mitchell

21 06

Tom Scroggie

11

12

Paul Gartland

21 10

Vic Peers

12

 

Handicap

Scr 78

Handicap

 

 

Total

235 220

Total

 

Hoylake Central pictured with the Wallasey News Cup after last night's win against Queens at Upton Victory Hall

Wednesday August 5th

Hats Off again to Magazine Bowling Club

Once again, we must take our hats off in recognition of the magnificent gesture by the Magazine Bowling Club members in raising their total amount raised through their Charity Day to an excellent £500. As can be seen below, the Magazine Club Captain Bernie Dunn, Charity Day organiser Sam Robinson and Club President, Mike McLaughlin are presenting the cheque to the Claire House representative recently. The Magazine Bowling Club do a tremendous job year in year out in raising considerable amounts for their beneficiaries and hopefully may they continue their great work for many years to come.

Wednesday August 5th

2015 Pairs League

The 2015 Pairs League season gets under way tomorrow night and all teams are reminded that matches must start at 6-15pm.

Wednesday August 5th

New Brighton Queens Royal complete a Hat Trick of Division One Title Wins

Congratulations to New Brighton Queens Royal who completed a hat trick of Division One Title wins when they defeated Manor Road 'A' at Manor Road last night by 15.5 points to 03. Royal added the title to their Presidents Cup and Five A Side Cup victories and they complete their season tonight away to Hoylake Central. West Kirby Victoria defeated Hoylake Central away last night 14-04 to confirm their position as runners up in Division One.

Wednesday August 5th

New Brighton Queens Royal win Five A Side Cup

After an excellent Final against New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A' team, New Brighton Queens Royal 'A' team retained the Five A Side Cup on Saturday night in Central Park. In the semi finals 'Royal' had five winners in a comfortable 44 shot victory over Harrison Park 'B' team whilst the 'Vikings' came through an epic encounter against West Kirby Victoria 'A' by just 1 shot despite The Vics having 3 winners on the night. Once again, Terry Fanning was on hand to be an excellent host for the evening and our thanks go to Terry and all the markers & measurers who helped during the evening.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Semi Finals   Final

West Kirby Victoria 'A'

  New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A'   Harrison Park 'B'   New Brighton Queens Royal 'A'   New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A'   New Brighton Queens Royal 'A'
I. Sherbrooke   21 v 14  C. Barton   J. Pringle   14 v 21  S. Nugent    J. Harrison   18 v 21

 Cr. Saville

P. Bonner   11 v 21  O. Doyle   B. Foster   11 v 21  M. Gilmore    P. Vaughan   18 v 21  M. Gilmore
N. Sherbrooke   21 v 15  P. Vaughan   L. Yeates   08 v 21  G. Lynch    C. Barton   21 v 19  G. Lynch
M. Johnson   12 v 21  M. Havern   J. Samways   15 v 21  R. Hall    O. Doyle   21 v 18  S. Nugent
J. Devlin   21 v 16  J. Harrison   R. Lowe   13 v 21  Cr. Saville    M. Havern   18 v 21  R. Hall
  86   87       61   105       96   100  

The triumphant New Brighton Queens Royal team pictured with the Five A Side Cup 

Monday August 3rd

£400 Lottery Prize shared between two lucky ticket holders

Yesterday's lottery draw at Manor Road finally drew out the Jackpot winning numbers for two lucky ticket holders from Hoylake Central Bowling Club. Paul Gartland & Rick Keeley will share the £400 prize money. The winning numbers were, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11. A new draw will start next Sunday, August 9th, with the Jackpot being £120 from 20 numbers.

Monday August 3rd

Great Meols & Queens to play off for promotion to Division Two in 2016

After Queens defeated Harrison Park 'B' 12-03 in their re-arranged Division Three League match last Thursday, they have tied on 181 points each with Great Meols for 2nd position in the Division. A one off, play off match, at a neutral venue will now be held to decide which team will take the 2nd promotion place alongside Poulton in Division Two next year. The date of the match has yet to be decided and both clubs will be notified in due course regarding the play off arrangements.

Monday August 3rd

Wallasey News Cup Final

The teams & handicap for the Wallasey News Cup Final between Hoylake Central 'A & Queens can be seen below. The match takes place at Upton Victory Hall Bowling Club this coming Saturday, August 8th starting at 6-00pm. This is our last Cup Final of a busy season and supporters are very welcome to come along and see if Queens can hold on to the 78 shot start given to them by the handicap committee. A reminder to all players that the dress code, as seen on page 55 of the current handbook, must be observed on the night.

 

Hoylake Central 'A'

Score

Score

 Queens

 

1

Tommy Walker

   

Harry McWha

1

2

Steve Lyons

   

Dave Bayne

2

3

Chris Hegg

   

George Graham

3

4

Sue Rodgers

   

Dave Priestman

4

5

Margaret Browning

   

Alan Cresswell

5

6

Keith Etches

   

Frank While

6

7

Peter Dodd    

Jack Williams

7

8

Jean Hughes

   

Sam Williams

8

9

Rick Keeley

   

Brian Francis

9

10

Nigel Smith

   

Ron Burrows

10

11

Ian Mitchell

   

Tom Scroggie

11

12

Paul Gartland

   

Vic Peers

12

 

Handicap

Scr 78

Handicap

 

 

Total

   

Total

 

Friday July 31st

Weekend Off

I will be away in Ireland this weekend and will not be available to answer any phone calls etc until Tuesday morning. If you have any queries regarding Wallasey bowls please contact either our Chairman, Mike Costall or our Competition Secretary & President, Keith Etches. Both their contact details are in the current handbook and they will help out with any queries you may have.

Friday July 31st

Wallasey RBL 'B' pull out of Pairs League

I have just been informed by Wallasey Royal British Legion that they cannot field a 'B' team in the Pairs League for the season starting next Thursday and therefore they are withdrawing their team from Division Four. I can only apologise to all the other teams in Division Four for the lateness of this decision by Wallasey Royal British Legion. They cannot field a team because of illness and holiday commitments. Unfortunately because of the timing of their withdrawal, it is too late to re-organise the divisional set up and Division Four will now consist of only 6 teams this year. All scheduled fixtures for Division Four will go ahead as planned other than any fixtures that include Wallasey RBL 'B' team, when there will now be a blank night for their scheduled opponents. Once again, I can only apologise to the teams in Division Four for all the inconvenience this withdrawal has caused.

Friday July 31st

Five A Side Cup Semi Finals & Final

The Semi Finals & Final of the Five A Side Cup take place tomorrow night, Saturday August 1st, at Central Park starting at 6-00pm. New Brighton Quarry Vikings take on West Kirby Victoria in the first Semi Final match, with New Brighton Queens Royal taking on the winners of the Harrison Park B v Royden Hall Quarter Final in the second Semi Final.

Sunday July 26th

Wallasey News Cup Final

The Wallasey News Cup Final between Hoylake Central 'A' and Queens will take place at Upton Victory Hall on Saturday August 8th, starting at 6-00pm.

Sunday July 26th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Wallasey v Colne Valley

Wallasey had an excellent 18-14 win against Colne Valley today to overtake their opponents and move into second place in Division Four. Both games were played in pouring rain but on excellent greens at Upton Victory Hall & Marsh United. In the home leg at Upton Wallasey got off to a terrible start losing three of the first four blocks but team Captain, Craig Saville (21-13) then led his team to an impressive victory when all the middle and back four bowlers won their matches giving us an 11-03 pints win. Tremendous 21-05 victories by Les Henderson & Eddie Dutton and a fine 21-09 win by Robbie Hall saw us have 9 home winners and a 232-178 winning score. In the away match at Marsh United, Huddersfield we unfortunately were only able to claim three wins, Matthew Gilmore, a brilliant 21-06, Mike Havern an equally impressive 21-09 and Brian Leonard 21-11 after bowling immaculately from the off to storm into a 15-0 lead. Despite having nine losing cards with Anthony Thompson 20-21 and Neil Sherbrooke 19-21 doing well, the rest of the team all contributed to us scoring enough points in a 186-215 reverse to ensure we claimed the 4 extra points on offer for the overall aggregate win. Thanks to Upton Victory Hall for their excellent hospitality today,  Home Referees, Peter & Mary Fishwick for persevering in trying conditions, all the measurers and markers at both matches and all the supporters who turned up to watch in such terrible conditions. Our next match is against South Lakes on Sunday August 23rd.

 Played at Upton Victory Hall    Played at Marsh United
Wallasey   Colne Valley   Colne Valley   Wallasey
 Craig Saville (Captain) 21 v 13  Roger Crowther 1  Peter Kain 21 v 16  Chris Barton
 Tony Cavanagh 20 v 21  Mark Wood 2  S. Howard 21 v 15  Owen Doyle
 Steve Scott 10 v 21  M. Hollingworth 3  T. Brook 21 v 15  Steve Nugent
 Ian Sherbrooke 13 v 21  Ky Spen Halsall 4  John Greenalgh 09 v 21  Mike Havern
 John Cosgrove 21 v 20  Mick Higgins 5  C. Brook 21 v 19  Neil Sherbrooke
 Geoff Lynch 21 v 12  O Fox 6  Bill Shaw 11 v 21  Brian Leonard
 Dave Gilmore 21 v 17  D. Kilburn 7  R.Mallinson 21 v 14  Phil Vaughan
 Les Henderson 21 v 05  H. Lumb 8  G. Beaumont 21 v 20  Anthony Thompson
 Mark Bainbridge 21 v 18  T. Beeden 9  N. Slattery 06 v 21  Matthew Gilmore
 Ian Hazlehurst 21 v 16  P. Higgins 10  T. Boothroyd 21 v 10  Paul Saville
 Eddie Dutton 21 v 05  Ki Spen Halsall 11  Ray Whitwam 21 v 01  Mathew Cunliffe
 Robbie Hall 21 v 09  Rob Cox 12  Wayne Dews 21 v 13  Robbie Fitzpatrick

Total

232   178 Total  

Total

215   186 Total

Points

11   3  Wallasey gain extra 4 aggregate points 11   3 Points
        Final Overall Match Score Wallasey 18 points Colne Valley 14 points

Sunday July 26th

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road with the £350 Jackpot not being won but the £30 consolation prize was won by Manor Road's Dave Smith. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12 Next week's Jackpot will be £400 from 12 numbers.

Sunday July 26th

New Brighton Queens Royal complete straight Hat Trick of Presidents Cup Final wins

New Brighton Queens Royal completed a hat trick of Presidents Cup Final wins last night, when they defeated Harrison Park 'A' team by 19 shots at the excellent Manor Road green. Royal put on a stellar display for the spectators, having 11 winners on the night and eventually posting a 251-232 winning score. A gallant Harrison Park side, missing 4 players because of holidays, never gave up their task but a crucial middle four performance in which Royal pulled back 41 shots from the 72 handicap, proved to be too much for the Harrison Park team. Colin Saville 21-04, Craig Saville 21-08 and Geoff Lynch 21-09 were the big winners for New Brighton Queens Royal and despite a tremendous 21-20 win (from 10-18 down) by Harrison Park's Nigel Brown, his team mates could not force another victory to help their cause. Robby Hall 21-19 and Anthony Thompson 21-20 were pushed to the wire by Bob Edwards and Brian Thomlinson respectively and despite everyone else reaching double figures, New Brighton Queens Royal fully deserved to take the cup for the third year on the trot. Thanks went to both teams in Mike Costall's presentation speech and he also thanked the Referee, Peter Fishwick, our raffle ticket seller, Mary Fishwick and the measurers, markers and players for contributing to a good night's bowling and thanked the Manor Road club and members for allowing us to stage the match. A delighted 'Royal' captain, Craig Saville, praised his players on their performance in being the first team to ever win this cup three times in succession.

 

Harrison Park 'A'

Score

Score

New Brighton Queens Royal

 

1

Bob Edwards

19 21

Robbie Hall

1

2

Brian Pinder

15 21

Steve Nugent

2

3

Stan Wilson

14 21

Les Henderson

3

4

Paul Horner

11 21

Mathew Cunliffe

4

5

Tom Davis

08 21

Craig Saville

5

6

Roy Rowney

09 21

Geoff Lynch

6

7

Les Morris 04 21

Colin Saville

7

8

Nigel Brown

21 20

Steve Scott

8

9

Rob Dobby

11 21

Eddie Dutton

9

10

Bill Foster

12 21

Paul Saville

10

11

Brian Thomlinson

20 21

Anthony Thompson

11

12

Bill Jones

16 21

Matthew Gilmore

12

 

Handicap

72 Scr

Handicap

 

 

Total

232 251

Total

 

New Brighton Queens Royal pictured after their Presidents Cup Victory against Harrison Park last night

New Brighton Queens Royal captain, Craig Saville receives the Presidents Cup from the Association President, Keith Etches with Association Chairman, Mike Costall in attendance.

 

Tuesday July 21st

Presidents Cup Final

The Presidents Cup Final between Harrison Park 'A' and New Brighton Queens Royal takes place at Manor Road this coming Saturday, July 25th, starting at 6-00pm. The selected teams can be seen below and the handicaps are Harrison Park 'A' 72 New Brighton Queens Royal Scr. This should be an exciting Cup Final and well worth a visit if you have nothing else on on Saturday evening. Will New Brighton Queens Royal pull back the 72 shot deficit or can Harrison Park hold on to the lead throughout the night. Dress code must be observed for this match, which is our Premier Cup Final in the Wallasey Association.

Sunday July 19th

League Results and Tables Updated

All the League results for the season so far have now been updated on this website and can be accessed along with the League Tables via the links in the above table.

Sunday July 19th

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road with the £300 Jackpot not being won but the £30 consolation prize was won by Manor Road's Eric Snape. The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 Next week's Jackpot will be £350 from 12 numbers.

Thursday July 16th

New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B' win Division Two

Poulton win Division Three

Congratulations to New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B' team who are crowned Division Two Champions for 2015 after their victory against Grange tonight. Congratulations also go to Poulton after their away victory against Great Meols tonight saw them win the 2015 Division Three title.

Thursday July 16th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Wallasey v Colne Valley

The selected teams for our next National League match on Sunday July 26th can be seen below. Both matches start at 2-00pm and supporters will be made most welcome.

 To be played at Upton Victory Hall Bowling Club   To be played at Marsh United Bowling Club, Eldon Road, Marsh. Huddersfield HD1 4ND
Wallasey Club   Colne Valley Club   Colne Valley Club   Wallasey Club
 Craig Saville (Captain)  N. B. Queens Royal v Roger Crowther Longwood BC 1 Rob Cox Lockwood Con v  Chris Barton (Captain)  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Tony Cavanagh  Upton Victory Hall v Mark Wood Lockwood Con 2 S Howard Marsh United v  Owen Doyle  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 James Fitzpatrick  West Kirby Victoria v M Hollingworth Canalside 3 T Brook Crosland Moor v  Steve Nugent  N. B. Queens Royal
 Ian Sherbrooke  West Kirby Victoria v Ky Spen-Halsall Canalside 4 John Greenhalgh Crosland Moor v  Mike Havern  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 John Cosgrove  N.B. Quarry Vikings v Mick Higgins Lockwood Con 5 Luke Peacock Milnsbridge BC v  Neil Sherbrooke  West Kirby Victoria
 Geoff Lynch  N. B. Queens Royal v O Fox Canalside 6 B Shaw Crosland Moor v  Brian Leonard  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Dave Gilmore  Manor Road v D Kilburn Canalside 7 R Mallinson Crosland Moor v  Phil Vaughan  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Les Henderson  N. B. Queens Royal v H Lumb Canalside 8 G Beaumont Crosland Moor v  Anthony Thompson  N. B. Queens Royal
 Mark Bainbridge  Manor Road v T Beeden Canalside 9 N Slattery Lockwood Con v  Matthew Gilmore  N. B. Queens Royal
 Ian Hazlehurst  N. B. Queens Royal v P Higgins Lockwood Con 10 T Boothroyd Crosland Moor v  Paul Saville  N. B. Queens Royal
 Ray Lynch  N. B. Queens Royal v Ki Spen Halsall Canalside 11 Ray Whitwam Crosland Moor v  Mathew Cunliffe  N. B. Queens Royal
 Robbie Hall  N. B. Queens Royal v P Kain Lockwood Con 12 Wayne Dews Netherton Con v  Robbie Fitzpatrick  West Kirby Victoria

Reserves (Alphabetical Order)

             

Reserves (Alphabetical Order)

 John Devlin  West Kirby Victoria                Jamie Box  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Chris Morrison  Sandridge                Josh Bunting  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Steve Scott  N. B. Queens Royal                Eddie Dutton  N. B. Queens Royal
 Curtis Tornerup  West Kirby Victoria                Colin Saville  N. B. Queens Royal
 Referees: Peter Fishwick & Mary Fishwick                  

Sunday July 12th

Wallasey News Cup Draw

The draw for the Semi-Finals of the Wallasey News Cup was made today by Tommy Davis from Harrison Park at the Veterans Individual Merit competition and can be seen below. The Semi Final matches take place on Thursday July 23rd. The outstanding Quarter Final match between Queens & Great Float takes place at Hoylake Central this coming Tuesday, July 14th.

Semi-Finals

New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A' v Queens or Great Float

New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B' v Hoylake Central      

Sunday July 12th

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road with the £250 Jackpot not being won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a Manor Road Bowling Club ticket holder. The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 Next week's Jackpot will be £300 from 12 numbers.

Sunday July 12th

Dave Gilmore adds the Wallasey CGBA Veterans Merit Title to his impressive haul.

Manor Road's Dave Gilmore today added the Wallasey Veterans Individual Merit to his already impressive haul of Wallasey Individual & Pairs titles. Dave beat New Brighton Queens Royal's Dave Croston 21-07 in the Final after earlier beating Brian Sadler, Bill Higginson, Bill Jones and Bob Hodgson to reach the Final. Dave Croston had impressed with victories over Tony Ratcliffe, Paul Horner and Bill Atkinson to reach the Final. 20 players turned out on a pleasant day at Harrison Park to play in the competition but Dave Gilmore was impressive throughout the day and came through an excellent match against last year's winner, Bill Jones in the quarter finals 21-17. Dave Croston had a very hard game against Tony Ratcliffe in his first match before finally posting a 21-19 win but gave an impressive performance against West Kirby Victoria's Bill Atkinson in his semi-final match to canter into the Final. In winning today's Final, Dave has now won 13 times in Wallasey CGBA competitions with 3 Individual Merit wins, 5 Parks/Federation wins, 1 Wallasey Festival win and 3 Tom Bassnett Pairs wins to go with today's Veterans Merit win. Keith Etches our Association President, thanked Harrison Park Bowling Club for hosting the event, all the players who turned up to play today and also stayed to watch the Final, the markers and measurers, especially Ken Palin and Les Henderson for coming down to present the Trophy he donated to the Association, to our 2015 Veterans Merit winner, Dave Gilmore.

 Preliminary Round    First Round      Second Round     Semi Finals      Final  
 W. Higginson 21 T.Cummins 07       W. Higginson  

 12  

 D. Gilmore   21    D. Gilmore  21    D. Gilmore  

 21  

 B. Sadler 10 D. Gilmore 21  D. Gilmore  21
 W. Jones 21 T. Walker 10  W. Jones 21  W. Jones 17
 P. Dodd 21 R. Ord 10  P. Dodd  02
   A. Wainwright    17  T. Cavanagh 04  B. Hodgson 07
   T. Cavanagh 21
   B. Hodgson 21  B. Hodgson 21
   I. Mitchell 20
   W. Atkinson 21  W. Atkinson   21  W. Atkinson   02  D. Croston

 07

   T. Bates 08
   P. Williams 21  P. Williams 15
   J. Beecham 13
   P. Horner 21  P. Horner 14  D. Croston 21
   T. Davis 15
   D. Croston 21  D. Croston 21
   T. Ratcliffe 19

Dave Gilmore receiving the Veterans Individual Merit Trophy from Les Henderson and Association President, Keith Etches

Sunday July 12th

Federation Of Crown Green Bowls Overs 60's Individual Merit

Because of a clash with the re-arranged Federation v Civil Service match, the Over 60's Individual Merit will now take place at Roe Lea Park, Blackburn on Friday August 21st instead of the original date of August 14th.

Saturday July 11th

2015 Pairs League

The 2015 Pairs League will be starting on Thursday August 6th and the make up of the Divisions for this year can be seen below. As usual the Divisions are based on the Regular Season League positions as of today's date. Full fixtures will be published in the next seven days and all match sheets etc will be sent to Club Secretaries in due course.

Division One Division Two Division Three Division Four
N.B. Queens Royal Royden Hall Magazine Queens
West Kirby Victoria Wallasey RBL Hoylake Central 'B' Great Float
N.B. Quarry Vikings Sacred Heart Greasby Telegraph
Manor Road N.B. Quarry Vikings 'B' Grange Manor Road 'C'
Upton Victory Hall Manor Road 'B' Bronze Harrison Park 'B'
Harrison Park Liscard Poulton Wallasey RBL 'B'
Hoylake Central Sandridge Great Meols N.B. Quarry Vikings 'C'

Monday July 6th

Wishful Thinking ????

The one and only Ken Palin spotted trying out the cup for size yesterday with no one around.

Monday July 6th

Dave Gilmore & Colin Saville win Tom Bassnett Pairs

Dave Gilmore and Colin Saville added their names to the winners list of Tom Bassnett Pairs winners yesterday, when they battled their way through three tough matches to reach the Final at Central Park only to see their opponents, Tony Cavanagh & Tony Ratcliffe, unfortunately have to concede the Final due to a back injury making it impossible for Tony Cavanagh to play in the Final. On a day that started with 17 pairs turning up for the competition at 10-45am, in brilliant hot summer sunshine, by the time the semi finals were played, the weather conditions had deteriorated into a continuous downpour which favoured the experienced duo of Gilmore and Saville in their match against Andy Buchahan and Mike Mclaughlin. Colin & Dave used all their years of competition experience in all conditions, to splash their way to a tremendous 21-07 victory over long marks on the big Bronze green to seal their place in the Final. The two Tony's, Cavanagh & Ratcliffe had a more difficult semi final match against Rob Smith & Paul Boyle before eventually winning 21-17 in the very trying conditions. They had earlier beaten Billy Higginson & Tom Cummins and Harry McWha & Mike Walsh to reach the semi final. Colin & Dave had beaten Tom Davis & Les Morris and Dave Bayne & Brian Francis in two tough matches that could have gone either way. The rain had finally stopped before the final was due to get started but unfortunately the injury to Tony Cavanagh meant that the Association President, Keith Etches, after thanking all the players who entered the competition, Terry Fanning for once again providing tea & coffee etc all day, Ken Palin our inimitable & esteemed measurer and all the markers, presented the trophy to Colin & Dave as Tom Bassnett winners for 2015.

 Preliminary Round    First Round      Second Round     Semi Finals      Final  
 W. Dow & R. Barnes 11 A.Wainwright & T. Walker 21    A.Wainwright & T. Walker    21    A.Wainwright & T. Walker    14    P. Boyle & R. Smith 17    T. Cavanagh & T. Ratcliffe  

 conceded  

   J. O'Connor & C. Hughes  04
   J. Walker & P. Walker  0  P. Boyle & R. Smith 21
   P. Boyle & R. Smith  21
   H. McWha & M. Walsh  21  H. McWha & M. Walsh 16  T. Cavanagh & T. Ratcliffe   21
   G. King & G. Smith 03
   T. Cummins & W. Higginson   08  T. Cavanagh & T. Ratcliffe 21
   T. Cavanagh & T. Ratcliffe 21
   A. Buchanan & M. McLaughlin   21  A. Buchanan & M. McLaughlin   21  A. Buchanan & M. McLaughlin   07  D. Gilmore & C. Saville

 Winners

   P. Dodd & K. Etches 20
   A. Richardson & S. Richardson   21  A. Richardson & S. Richardson 14
   B. Sadler & W. Egan 12
   D. Gilmore & C. Saville 21  D. Gilmore & C. Saville 21  D. Gilmore & C. Saville 21
   T. Davis & L. Morris 19
   D. Bayne & B. Francis 21  D. Bayne & B. Francis 17
   P. Smyth & D. Smith 14

Association President Keith Etches with 2015 Tom Bassnett Trophy Winners, Dave Gilmore & Colin Saville

Sunday July 5th

Presidents Cup Semi Final Draw

The Presidents Cup semi-final draw took place at Central Park today with New Brighton Queens Royal v Manor Road 'B' and Harrison Park v Poulton being the matches drawn out. The matches will take place on Tuesday July 14th.

Sunday July 5th

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road with the £220 Jackpot not being won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a Lewis Reed ticket holder. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 14 Next week's Jackpot will be £250 from 13 numbers.

Monday June 29th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Results from Sunday June 28th

Furness (444)  21 v 11 (412) East Lancs

Colne Valley (424)  20 v 12 (421) South Lakes

League Table Monday June 29th

Division Four

Team Played Points
 Furness 3 51
 Colne Valley 2 41
 Wallasey 2 39
 East Lancs 3 32
 South Lakes 2 29

 Sunday June 28th

League Results and Tables Updated

All the League results for the season so far have now been updated on this website and can be accessed along with the League Tables via the links in the above table.

Sunday June 28th

Matthew Gilmore wins Merseyside Champion of Champions Competition

Wallasey's representative in today's Merseyside Champion of Champions Competition, New Brighton Queens Royal's Matthew Gilmore, won the event with a 21-20 victory in the final against Gladstone's John Finch at Manor Road Bowling Club.

Sunday June 28th

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road with the £200 Jackpot not being won but the £30 consolation prize was won by the Birkenhead & District League Secretary. I think he is giving his winnings to Roberto Martinez to help pay for some of Everton's summer signings. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 14 Next week's Jackpot will be £220 from 14 numbers.

Friday June 26th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls Individual Merit POSTPONED

Due to a clash with the Len Standen Trophy, The Wirral Ladies County match and the Merseyside Champion of Champions Competition at Manor Road, we have unfortunately had to postpone this Sunday's Federation of Crown Green Bowls Individual Merit Qualifying Competition. A new date for the event will be set later in the season and details will be posted when the date is known. I can only apologise to any members who were coming to play on Sunday but after discussions with our Competition Secretary, we feel we have no other choice but to play on another date.

 

POSTPONED

 POSTPONED POSTPONED Federation of Crown Green Bowls Individual Merit POSTPONED POSTPONED

Wallasey C.G.B.A. Qualifying Competition

One Day Competition

Sunday June 28th at Harrison Park Bowling Club

POSTPONED

Friday June 26th

Les Jones

The funeral will take place at Landican on Monday July 20th starting at 11-00am. Any further details will be updated as and when I have any more news. Sadly Les would have been 84 in September and right up to the end of last season, he was still as competitive as he was when he won the Wallasey Individual Merit in 1979 and the Wallasey Festival in 1982. Always immaculately dressed, Les was a true gentleman on and off the green and a great supporter of Wallasey bowls.

Thursday June 25th

Les Jones

Wallasey & Wirral Bowls has lost one of it's great characters this week with the sad news that Les Jones passed away in hospital on Tuesday after a prolonged period of illness. Les will be sorely missed by all in the bowling community and our condolences go to his family and friends at this sad time. Les had been a long time member of the Manor Road Bowling Club and knew every inch of the green. Whenever I played against him Les always informed me where my wood was going to end up as soon as it left my hand and at Manor Road he was invariably right. As soon as I have any details of the Funeral arrangements I will post them on this site.

Thursday June 25th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls Individual Merit

Wallasey C.G.B.A. Qualifying Competition

One Day Competition

Sunday June 28th at Harrison Park Bowling Club

All Wallasey CGBA registered players wishing to enter this competition must report to the Competition Secretary by 10-30am to enable the draw to be made at 10-45am. Entry Fee £5-00p Prize Money Available

Last Four Qualify for Federation Finals Day on Sunday September 20th at Halifax Bowling Club

Sunday June 21st

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road with the £180 Jackpot not being won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a ticket holder from the Manor Road Conservative Club. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 4, 10, 13, 15 Next week's Jackpot will be £200 from 15 numbers.

Saturday June 20th

Magazine Bowling Club once again continue their excellent support for Local Charities

On another fine day last Saturday, Magazine Bowling Club yet again set down a great example to local bowling clubs by running another successful Charity Cup competition on their green. After another enjoyable afternoon's bowling and thanks to the generosity of all involved on the day, the beneficiaries of this years charity event, Claire House, will receive a donation of at least £300 with the Magazine Club themselves likely to increase this figure, yet again, after their July committee meeting. Magazine Bowling Club deserve great credit for their continued efforts in raising much needed funds for local Charities every year with their Charity Cup Competition.

Last years Runners Up, Sam Yates and Les Henderson beat John Cosgrove and Bill Dow 21-17 in an excellent final after defeating the 2014 winners, Andy Buchanan and Mike McLaughlin 21-10 in their semi final match. John and Bill reached the final after defeating Mark and Brian Daugherty 21-12 in their semi final match.

Quarter Final results saw Sam & Les defeat Don Plant & Rod Pritchard 21-10, Andy Buchanan and Mike McLaughlin beating Howard Stone & Ron Clare 21-18, John Cosgrove and Bill Dow defeating John Pritchard & Tom Danchon  21-19 with Mark & Brian Daugherty winning 21-06 against Barry Hattersley and B. Dunn 21-06.

Sam Robinson, the event organiser, would like to thank everyone involved on the day whether players, spectators, markers, measurers, tea ladies or raffle sellers for continuing to make this not just an enjoyable event every year but a very profitable one for the nominated Charity on the day.

Friday June 19th

Five A Side Cup

The draw for the 2015 Five A Side Cup competition took place at our Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday and can be seen below. This year's competition (as requested by the delegates present at last year's AGM),  has reverted to our original format of midweek rounds and a Saturday night Semi-Final and Final.

The First Round is on Thursday July 2nd, Second Round Tuesday July 21st, Quarter Finals Tuesday July 28th and the Semi Finals and Final on Saturday August 1st starting at 6-00pm

First Round Thursday July 2nd

Venue

Second Round Tuesday July 21st

 Manor Road 'C'  at Hoylake Central  
 Greasby
 Harrison Park 'A'  at West Kirby Victoria  
 New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'C'
 New Brighton Queens Royal 'B'  at Harrison Park  
 New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A'
 New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B'  at Great Meols  
 Sandridge 'B'
 Hoylake Central 'A'  at Sandridge  
 Manor Road 'A'
 Magazine 'B'  at New Brighton Queens Royal  
 West Kirby Victoria 'A'
 Manor Road 'B'  at Upton Victory Hall  
 Great Meols
 Upton Victory Hall  at Magazine  
 Hoylake Central 'B'
 Hoylake Central 'C'  at Manor Road  
 West Kirby Victoria 'B'
     New Brighton Queens Royal 'A'
   
     Hoylake Central 'D'
   
     New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'D'
   
     Sandridge 'A'
   
     Harrison Park 'B'
   
     Magazine 'A'
   
     Royden Hall
   

Friday June 19th

Contact Changes: Hoylake Central & New Brighton Quarry Vikings

Will all Club Secretaries please note the following two changes to Club contact details that appear in the 2015 handbook.

Hoylake Central:

Please replace Ian Mitchell's details with all contact now going to Chris Hegg, 10 Cable Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 2AY  Tel 0151 632 2943  Mobile (Text & Calls) 07803 208069  (Calls Only) 07730 286331 E-mail christopherhegg@btinternet.com

New Brighton Quarry Vikings

Club Secretary, Paul Johnson has changed his mobile number to 07496 317373

Thursday June 18th

Presidents Cup Draw

The Quarter Final draw for the Presidents Cup was made last night. The matches will be played on Tuesday June 30th

Harrison Park 'A' v Hoylake Central 'A'   at Great Float

Manor Road 'C' v Manor Road 'B'  at New Brighton Queens Royal

New Brighton Queens Royal v New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A'   at Hoylake Central

Poulton v Great Float   at Harrison Park number 1 green

Thursday June 18th

Wallasey News Cup Draw

The Quarter Final draw for the Wallasey News Cup was made last night. The matches will be played on Tuesday July 7th

Queens v Great Float  at Hoylake Central

New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B' v Poulton  at Queens

New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A' v Bronze  at Magazine

Hoylake Central 'A' v Magazine  at Bronze

Thursday June 18th

League Results and Tables Updated

All the League results for the season so far have now been updated on this website and can be accessed along with the League Tables via the links in the above table.

Monday June 15th

Lottery Draw

Yesterday's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road and the £160 Jackpot was not won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a ticket holder from the Hoylake Central Bowling Club. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 8, 11, 15, 16 Next week's Jackpot will be £180 from 16 numbers.

Monday June 15th

Brian Sadler wins the Wallasey Chronicle Silver Shield, John Joy wins the Hampson Shield

Marine Park's Brian Sadler won the Wallasey Chronicle Silver Shield at Central Park yesterday and Great Float's John Joy won the Hampson Shield.

Brian Sadler had to play five matches before he could get his hands on the trophy, presented to him by Naureen Bunting. After beating Mo Saville 21-11, Rob Smith 21-17 and Ron Fletcher 21-09 in the early rounds he then defeated last year's winner, Chris Morrison 21-17 in his semi final match to set up a Final against Elliot Potter from Bronze Bowling Club. Elliot had beaten Joan Salter 21-11, Naureen Bunting 21-08 and Linda Howard 21-14 before defeating Tom Cummins 21-13 in his semi final match. In a tremendous Final, Brian just had the edge over his young opponent and eventually claimed the Shield with a 21-19 victory. 28 players from the Division Two Clubs turned up to play in the competition and this was an enjoyable and competitive day throughout.

Quarter Final

Semi Final

Final

B. Sadler  

21 B. Sadler   21

B. Sadler   

21

R. Fletcher   09
M. Walsh   07 C. Morrison   17
C. Morrison   21
E. Potter   21 E. Potter   21

E. Potter  

19

L. Howard   14
R. Murray   19 T. Cummins   13
T. Cummins   21

Unfortunately there were only Five entries for the Hampson Shield with John Joy winning his semi final match 21-04 against Julie Dunn and beating his club mate from Great Float, Vic Williams 21-13 in the Final. Vic had earlier beaten Derek Smith 21-20 in his preliminary round match before beating Malcolm Dunn 21-19 in the semi final.

We will try again next year with both competitions and hopefully we might be able to attract a sponsor to provide some prize money for the events, which may lead to some more entries from our Division Three clubs.

Thanks, once again, went to Terry Fanning from the Bronze Bowling Club for being our host on the day, and for providing welcome refreshments for our competitors. Thanks to everyone who turned up to play and to all the markers and measurers throughout the day and hopefully these competitions can go from strength to strength in future years. Thanks to both Keith Etches and Tommy Walker for organising the competitions and for being there all day until both Finals had been completed.

 

Monday June 15th

West Kirby Victoria retain Harold Jones Cup

West Kirby Victoria defeated New Brighton Queens Royal by 4 shots on Saturday to retain the Harold Jones Cup. Despite Royal having 8 winners to the Vics 4 winners, four really close defeats for West Kirby combined with the 18 shot start, courtesy of the handicappers, saw the Vics home 229-225 on the night. Matthew Gilmore and Brian Somerville were involved in a tremendous game at number 1, with Matt coming from 4-11 and 15-19 down to finally post a winning 21-20 card for his team. Steve Scott came from 8-12 and 15-18 down to win another very close game 21-19 against Vic's Captain Malcolm Johnson. New Brighton Queens Royal Captain, Craig Saville had been first off the green with a fairly comfortable 21-08 victory and it was left to Robbie Fitzpatrick to provide West Kirby's only winner in the front four, with a 21-17 victory after being 10-15 down at one stage. Royal had managed to reduce the handicap by 13 shots to lie 80-85 after 4 blocks. The middle four saw the teams have 2 winners each with Mathew Cunliffe staging a remarkable comeback against James Fitzpatrick to record a fine 21-20 win after being 4-18 down at one stage. Ian Hazlehurst ran out from 13-16 down to win his match but the Vics replied with two ultimately crucial victories for Robbie Franklin 21-13 and Neil Sherbrooke 21-08 to leave the scores at 143-163 after 8 blocks. Andy White 21-10 and Robbie Hall 21-14 reduced the arrears to just 2 shots after fairly comfortable victories and Anthony Thompson added a 21-20 win to the score but Curtis Tornerup staged a tremendous recovery from being behind all the way to 13-19 and finally run out a 21-19 winner for West Kirby Victoria and seal a second tight Cup Final win in succession over New Brighton Queens Royal. Association Chairman Mike Costall thanked both teams for another tremendously competitive match and thanked the Upton Victory Hall Bowling Club for allowing us to use their excellent facilities. He thanked Peter Fishwick for Refereeing the match and Colin Jones and Ken Palin for measuring. He also thanked Mary Fishwick for conducting our raffle on he night.

 

New Brighton Queens Royal

Score

Score

West Kirby Victoria

 

1

Matthew Gilmore

21 20

Brian Somerville

1

2

Steve Nugent

17 21

Robbie Fitzpatrick

2

3

Steve Scott

21 19

Malcolm Johnson

3

4

Craig Saville

21 08

Sue Lewis

4

5

Mathew Cunliffe

21 20

James Fitzpatrick

5

6

Paul Saville

13 21

Robbie Franklin

6

7

Colin Saville 08 21

Neil Sherbrooke

7

8

Ian Hazlehurst

21 16

Ian Sherbrooke

8

9

Andy White

21 10

Andrew Stratton

9

10

Anthony Thompson

21 20

Nick Thornton

10

11

Ray Lynch

19 21

Curtis Tornerup

11

12

Robbie Hall

21 14

John Devlin

12

 

Handicap

Scr 18

Handicap

 

 

Total

225 229

Total

 

West Kirby Victoria pictured with the Harold Jones Cup after Saturday's win against New Brighton Queens Royal.

Sunday June 7th

Harold Jones Cup Final

New Brighton Queens Royal  take on West Kirby Victoria in this season's Harold Jones Cup Final this coming Saturday, June 13th, at Upton Victory Hall Bowling Club. Once again the two most successful teams in the Wallasey Association over the last 15 years clash in the Final and hopefully we can attract a good attendance to support the occasion and hopefully provide us with another closely fought encounter. As in accordance with our competition rules, the handicap for the Final will be based on the two selected teams, which can be seen below. The handicaps will be published on Friday morning after the handicap committee have completed their assessment of the two selected teams. The match starts at 6-00pm. Both teams are reminded that  the dress code as published on page 55 in this years handbook must be observed on the night.

Sunday June 7th

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road and the £140 Jackpot was not won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a ticket holder from New Brighton Quarry Vikings. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 7, 13, 16,18 Next week's Jackpot will be £160 from 17 numbers.

Saturday June 6th

Ron Davis

The funeral service for Ron Davis will take place at Frankby Chapel on Monday June 15th at 10-00am followed by interment at Frankby Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to St. Johns Hospice. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, Wallasey. Tel: 0151 638 5665. Then back to Royal Naval Association Club, Riverview Road, Seacombe CH44 6PX

Tuesday June 2nd

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Division Four  Tuesday June 2nd

     Played  Points
1  Wallasey 2 39
2  Furness 2 30
3  Colne Valley 1 21
4  East Lancs 2 21
5  South Lakes 1 17

Sunday May 31st

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road and the £120 Jackpot was not won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a ticket holder from the Manor Road Club. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 5, 6, 7,17 Next week's Jackpot will be £140 from 18 numbers.

Sunday May 31st

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Wallasey disappointingly lost 13-19 today against Furness in their latest Division Four match. With the home team having eight winners and a 50 shot victory at Harrison Park number 3 green, the 60 shot away loss and just 3 winners saw the overall 4 aggregate points go to Furness. In the home fixture Robbie Fitzpatrick, Mark Bainbridge, Anthony Thompson and Ray Lynch all had resounding 21-09 wins with Ian Hazlehurst next best with a good 21-13 victory. John Cosgrove 21-15, Craig Saville 21-17 and Robbie Hall 21-19 completed our 8 winners. In the away fixture at a truly remarkable green at Lindal Bowling Club, Matthew Gilmore displayed all his class in an imperious 21-07 win. Steve Nugent 21-14 and Owen Doyle 21-16 both bowled brilliantly on the difficult green to record excellent wins. Unfortunately like Furness, we also had 4 single figure away losses which meant we lost out by 10 shots for the overall 4 aggregate points. Every player gave their all again on the day and hopefully after a blank month for us in June we can bounce back again against Colne Valley on July 26th.

 Played at Harrison Park Number 3 Green    Played at Lindal Bowling Club
Wallasey   Furness   Furness   Wallasey
 Craig Saville (Captain) 21 v 17  Liam Howard 1  Barry Lowden 21 v 13  Chris Barton
 Les Henderson 16 v 21  Stewart Turnbull 2  John Reilly 16 v 21  Owen Doyle
 Curtis Tornerup 20 v 21  Richard Allen 3  Graham Rigg 21 v 04  Mike Havern
 Robbie Fitzpatrick 21 v 09  James Duffin 4  Nigel Burns 14 v 21  Steve Nugent
 John Cosgrove 21 v 15  Steve Fullard 5  Tom Harris 21 v 16  Ian Sherbrooke
 James Fitzpatrick 18 v 21  Angela Athersmith 6  Tony Whitehouse 21 v 19  Phil Vaughan
 Mark Bainbridge 21 v 09  Martin Barrow 7  Dave Shaw 21 v 07  Bill Atkinson
 Ian Hazlehurst 21 v 13  Paul Bennett 8  Danny Rogers 21 v 12  Brian Leonard
 Anthony Thompson 21 v 09  Colin Knipe 9  Garry Thompson 21 v 16  Neil Sherbrooke
 Paul Saville 11 v 21  Daniel Edmonds 10  Kevin Toal 21 v 09  Mathew Cunliffe
 Ray Lynch 21 v 09  Jeff Hinde 11  Kieren Clark 21 v 07  Frank O'Neill
 Robbie Hall 21 v 19  Roger Barrow 12  Paul Clark 07 v 21  Matthew Gilmore

Total

233   183 Total  

Total

226   166 Total

Points

10   4  Furness gain extra 4 aggregate points 11   3 Points
        Final Overall Match Score Wallasey 13 points Furness 19 points

 

Saturday May 30th

Greasby win Sheppick Cup Final after excellent match against Grange

Last night's Sheppick Cup Final produced an excellent match for the spectators with many close run games but in the end Greasby finally overcame their opponents, Grange, to record a 26 shot victory. With 6 winners each on the night, two crucial Greasby wins for Rob Smith 21-10 and a best of the night 21-07 for Ron Fletcher saw Greasby increase the 12 shot start given them by the handicappers to the overall 240-214 winning total. Grange had 3 winners in the front four with Bill Casey 21-12, Jake Scarisbrick 21-20 and John McLoughlin 21-19 giving them a great start but Steve Spence with a crucial 21-16 reply for Greasby saw them lead 84-79 going into the middle four. Greasby responded in the middle four with 3 winners of their own with John Dodd, 21-16 and Martin Goodenough 21-20, combining with Rob Smith's 21-10 increasing their lead to 20 shots after 8 blocks to 166-146. Mike Casey's 21-19 win for Grange being their only reply in this section. The back four matches were shared 2 each with the Grange winners being Arthur Welch 21-16 and Terry Platt also 21-16. Greasby's 2 winners were the crucial 21-07 from Ron Fletcher and another close fought 21-19 result from Ted Smith. With 5 of the 12 games producing 21-19 or 21-20 wins the match was a really close encounter between the two well matched sides and in the end Greasby deserved to lift the Cup after increasing their 12 shot start by another 14 shots during the evening. Association Chairman, Mike Costall thanked the New Brighton Cricket and Bowling Club, New Brighton Quarry Vikings Bowling Club, the match Referee, Peter Fishwick and the two measurers Colin Jones and Ken Palin for all their help in staging another Cup Final that was a credit to the Wallasey Association and it's members. He also thanked Mary Fishwick for once again taking charge of our raffle on the night and Keith Etches our Competition Secretary for his usual immaculate organisation of the competition.

 

Grange

Score

Score

Greasby

 

1

Bill Casey

21 12

Terry Ratcliffe

1

2

Ted Roscoe

16 21

Steve Spence

2

3

Jake Scarisbrick

21 20

Dave Walker

3

4

John McLoughlin

21 19

Reg Hudson

4

5

Albert Ford

10 21

Rob Smith

5

6

William Saunders

16 21

John Dodd

6

7

Mike Casey 21 19

Steve Walker

7

8

Trevor Bagley

20 21

Martin Goodenough

8

9

Harry Sedgwick

07 21

Ron Fletcher

9

10

Arthur Welch

21 16

Paul Boyle

10

11

Chris Madden

19 21

Ted Smith

11

12

Terry Platt

21 16

Ian Kendrick

12

 

Handicap

Scr 12

Handicap

 

 

Total

214 240

Total

 

 

Saturday May 28th

Ron Davis

I am extremely sad to have to report that Ron Davis passed away yesterday morning. Ron was a popular member of New Brighton Quarry Vikings Bowling Club and also a member of New Brighton Cricket and Bowling Club. Our condolences go to all of Ron's family and friends at this sad time and I will post Funeral arrangements as soon as I have received them.

Thursday May 28th

Sheppick Cup Final

Grange v Greasby

Grange take on Greasby in this season's Sheppick Cup Final this coming Saturday, May 30th, at New Brighton Cricket & Bowling Club (home of New Brighton Quarry Vikings Bowling Club). This should be a close match between two evenly matched teams and hopefully we can attract some support from our members to help the teams enjoy the occasion. The match starts at 6-00pm. Both teams are reminded that  the dress code as published on page 55 in this years handbook must be observed on the night.

Thursday May 28th

League Results and Tables Updated

All the League results I have received have now been updated on this website and can be accessed along with the League Tables via the links in the above table.

Monday May 25th

Lottery Draw

Yesterday's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road and the £100 Jackpot was not won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a ticket holder from the Manor Road Club. Tthe numbers drawn were 1, 2, 3, 8, 14, 17 Next week's Jackpot will be £120 from 19 numbers.

Saturday May 23rd

Presidents & Wallasey News Cup Draws

Both the Presidents Cup and Wallasey News Cup competitions will be re-drawn at random after every round in 2015 in accordance with the views expressed at our AGM last November. The draws can be seen below.

Presidents Cup Second Round Draw

Tuesday 9th June

New Brighton Queens Royal  Scr   v   54  Upton Victory Hall
Hoylake Central 'B'   Scr   v   Scr  Manor Road 'B'
Greasby   Scr   v   18  Poulton
Magazine   36   v   Scr  Harrison Park 'A'
Great Float or Liscard       v      Bronze or Telegraph
New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B'   66   v   Scr  New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A'
Sacred Heart   Scr   v   60  Manor Road 'C'
Hoylake Central 'A'   Scr   v   66  Great Meols

Wallasey News Cup First Round Draw

Tuesday 16th June

New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A'   Scr   v   108  Telegraph
Hoylake Central 'A'   Scr   v   12  Royden Hall
Manor Road 'B'   Scr   v   12  New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B'
Manor Road 'C'   06   v   Scr  Poulton
Wallasey RBL 'B'   24   v   Scr  Queens
Bronze   24   v   Scr  Wallasey RBL 'A'
Magazine   36   v   Scr  Harrison Park 'A'
Great Float   66   v   Scr  Sacred Heart

Saturday May 23rd

Important date changes to Calendar of Events

Due to a clash of events on Sunday August 16th, which would see a large number of people missing from our Charity Day, we have changed the dates of the event with our scheduled Wallasey Festival on Sunday September 6th. The Wallasey Festival will now take place on Sunday August 16th, when we will also be resurrecting our Junior Merit event after seven years without a sufficient number of entries.

Our Charity Day this year will now take place on Sunday September 6th at Manor Road Bowling Club and all players male & female will be required to wear something pink on the day as our beneficiaries this year will be the Breast Cancer Care organisation.

Saturday May 23rd

Magazine Bowling Club Charity Cup 2015

The Annual  Pairs competition at the Magazine Bowling Club will take place on Saturday June 13th. As always, free refreshments will be provided for all competitors and of course the "Home Pub" will be open for business all day, selling the usual selection of beers, wines and good food.  Last years competition raised £400 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the club are anxious to once again make the Competition a success in raising money for this year's beneficiaries, Claire House. Entry forms should be on all club notice boards by now and should be returned, with the appropriate entry fees by Friday May 29th. A comprehensive list of start times will be provided before the event, which is as usual open to both Lady and Gentlemen bowlers.

If you cannot see any entry forms in your club please contact the Competition Organiser, Sam Robinson, Tel No. 0151 638 0394,  who will be pleased to help you out.

Wednesday May 20th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Division Four

Wallasey v Furness

The selected teams for the Division Four match between Wallasey C.G.B.A. & Furness can be seen below. The matches will be played on Sunday May 31st at Harrison Park Number 3 Green and Lindal Bowling Club. Both matches start at 2-00pm. The away team will be travelling by coach to Lindal for this match and the coach will leave the Queens at Liscard at 10-00am promptly. Supporters are welcome to come on the coach to the away match but anyone wishing to travel must contact Peter Dodd as soon as possible as it is only a 24 seater vehicle and there are only 7 spaces available.

 

 To be played at Harrison Park Number 3 Green   To be played at Lindal Bowling Club, Pennington Lane, Lindal, Ulverston, LA12 0LA
Wallasey Club   Furness Club   Furness Club   Wallasey Club
 Craig Saville (Captain)  N. B. Queens Royal v Liam Howard Roose Cons. 1 Barry Lowden King Alfred v  Chris Barton (Captain)  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Les Henderson  N. B. Queens Royal v Stewart Turnbull Roose Cons. 2 John Reilly King Alfred v  Owen Doyle  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Steve Scott  N. B. Queens Royal v Richard Allen Roose Cons. 3 Graham Rigg Askam v  Mike Havern  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Robbie Fitzpatrick  West Kirby Victoria v James Duffin Roose Cons. 4 Nigel Burns Police v  Steve Nugent  N. B. Queens Royal
 John Cosgrove  N.B. Quarry Vikings v Steve Fullard King Alfred 5 Tom Harris Roose Cons. v  Ian Sherbrooke  West Kirby Victoria
 James Fitzpatrick  West Kirby Victoria v Angela Athersmith Ulverston Cons. 6 Tony Whitehouse King Alfred v  Jamie Box  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Dave Gilmore  Manor Road v Martin Barrow King Alfred 7 Dave Shaw Hawcoat Park v  Bill Atkinson  West Kirby Victoria
 Ian Hazlehurst  N. B. Queens Royal v Paul Bennett King Alfred 8 Danny Rogers Salthouse v  Brian Leonard  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Anthony Thompson  N. B. Queens Royal v Colin Knipe Hawcoat Park 9 Garry Thompson Salthouse v  Neil Sherbrooke  West Kirby Victoria
 Paul Saville  N. B. Queens Royal v Daniel Edmonds Roose Cons. 10 Kevin Toal Lindal v  Mathew Cunliffe  N. B. Queens Royal
 Ray Lynch  N. B. Queens Royal v Jeff Hinde King Alfred 11 Kieran Clark Ulverston Cons. v  Frank O'Neill  Royden Hall
 Robbie Hall  N. B. Queens Royal v Roger Barrow Hawcoat Park 12 Paul Clark Ulverston Cons. v  Matthew Gilmore  N. B. Queens Royal

Reserves (Alphabetical Order)

             

Reserves (Alphabetical Order)

 Mark Bainbridge  Manor Road                Josh Bunting  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Tony Cavanagh  Upton Victory Hall                Colin Saville  N. B. Queens Royal
 John Devlin  West Kirby Victoria                Karl Sherbrooke  West Kirby Victoria
 Chris Morrison  Sandridge                Phil Vaughan  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Referees: Peter Fishwick & Mary Fishwick                  

Monday May 18th

Lottery Draw Jackpot won.

Yesterday's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road and the £145 Jackpot was won by a New Brighton Queens Royal bowler. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 15 Next week's Jackpot will revert to £100 from 20 numbers.

Sunday May 17th

League Results and Tables Updated

All the League results for the season so far have now been updated on this website and can be accessed along with the League Tables via the links in the above table.

Sunday May 17th

Amazing turnaround sees New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'C' win the Association Cup Final

Last night's Association Cup Final produced an amazing match between the Division Three leaders Great Meols and the team currently lying in 10th and last position in the table, New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'C' team. On a magnificent green at Manor Road Bowling Club but on an eventually bitterly cold evening, Great Meols started like the red hot favourites their position as League leaders merited. The first 6 winners off the green all belonged to Great Meols, including 21-06, 21-07 and 21-08 wins for Gerry Byrne, Tommy Bentley and Dave Evans respectively. Combining those victories with Mark Gillam's 21-13, Ray Farrell's 21-14 and Bill Gray's 21-16 winning scores, favourite backers were seen nipping off to Ladbrokes to collect their winnings. At this halfway stage not only had Great Meols pulled back their 48 shots given to the Vikings by the handicappers but they had forged a 126-112 lead with the prospects of more to come. When Ian McKillop came off the green as the Vikings first winner with a 21-6 victory, still nobody watching could quite believe anything other than a Great Meols victory would be the final outcome. Rodney Watkins with a 21-14  win and then a truly superb display by young Ryan Kearney in winning 21-08 started to put belief into the Vikings team and when Colette Cant finally posted a 21-20 victory after a marathon match, Great Meols were suddenly in danger of throwing the Cup away. The experienced Charlie Ward then produced a crucial 21-10 victory to put the New Brighton Quarry Vikings team in control and it was left to Val Box, with another marathon 21-20 win for the Vikings to seal a remarkable win for her team. This match was played in a tremendous spirit by both sides and New Brighton Quarry Vikings victory, even though slightly unexpected after 6 blocks, was thoroughly deserved because of the never say die attitude of their players. Young Ryan Kearney strode round the green as if he had played in Cup Finals everyday of the week and I think his win was the crucial victory on the night. Association Chairman Mike Costall, presented the Cup to New Brighton Quarry 'C' team Captain, Rodney Watkins and thanked the Manor Road Club for allowing us to use their excellent facilities, the Referee Mr. Peter Fishwick, the measurers and markers and Mary Fishwick for conducting our raffle. Thanks also went to our Competition Secretary Keith Etches for organising the competition.

 

Great Meols

Score

Score

New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'C'

 

1

Tommy Bentley

21 07

Sheila Hobley

1

2

Bill Gray

21 16

Marie Revans

2

3

Gerry Byrne

21 06

Margaret Leach

3

4

Mark Gillam

21 13

Dave Griffiths

4

5

Ray Farrell

21 14

Kieran Kearney

5

6

Dave Evans

21 08

Kim Gibson

6

7

John Griffiths 16 21

Ian McKillop

7

8

Paul Bentley

20 21

Colette Cant

8

9

John Birch

14 21

Rodney Watkins

9

10

Neil Wainwright

08 21

Ryan Kearney

10

11

Robbie Ross

20 21

Val Box

11

12

Tony McColgan

10 21

Charlie Ward

12

 

Handicap

Scr 48

Handicap

 

 

Total

214 238

Total

 

Association Chairman, Mike Costall and Association President, Keith Etches pictured with New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'C' team Captain, Rodney Watkins after last nights Association Cup Final victory

The victorious New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'C' team after last night's Association Cup Final win against Great Meols

Saturday May 16th

League Results and Tables Updated

All the League results I have received have now been updated on this website and can be accessed along with the League Tables via the links in the above table.

Thursday May 14th

Association Cup Final

The selected teams for the 2015 Association Cup Final taking place this coming Saturday May 16th at Manor Road Bowling Club can be seen below. As previously notified to all Clubs, the handicaps for all our Cup Finals will be decided by the handicapping committee on receipt of the selected teams. The handicapping committee have decided that New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'C' team will receive 48 shots from their opponents Great Meols. The match starts at 6-00pm and both teams are reminded that the dress code as published on page 55 of the current handbook, will have to be observed by all players taking part in the match. Good luck to both teams and hopefully we can attract a decent amount of supporters on the night.

Sunday May 10th

Lottery Draw

Today's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road and the £130 Jackpot was not won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a ticket holder from Lewis Reed. Today's numbers drawn were 4, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15 Next week's Jackpot will be £145 from 17 numbers.

Sunday May 10th

Treble and Double for Paul Saville as he wins Wallasey Individual Merit

New Brighton Queens Royal's Paul Saville won his third Wallasey Individual Merit Title today by beating Harrison Park's Tommy Davis 21-17 in an excellent Final. Paul's third Merit win comes 21 years after his first victory in 1994 and just 4 years after his 2011 win. Paul also completed the double today by combining his Individual Merit Trophy with the Wallasey Festival Trophy he won last season. Paul bowled really well all day beating Bill Atkinson 21-19 in a very close Preliminary Round match and then two 21-11 wins against Anita Richardson and Brian Somerville in his First and Second Round matches saw him power into a Semi Final against Chris Barton. Another convincing performance against Chris took him into his fifth and final match of the day against Tommy Davis. Tommy had surprised us all day long with his consistently accurate long bowling and he deservedly progressed to the Final after defeating Sue Nugent 21-15, Owen Doyle 21-03 and Eddie Dutton 21-19 in a terrific semi final match. Paul took an early 8-4 lead in the Final and increased it to 13-6 and 16-9 before a great fight back from Tommy had the score at just 17-16 in Paul's favour. Paul then took four singles to Tommy's one to finally clinch the title and claim his third Wallasey Individual Merit victory. Our thanks go to Harrison Park Bowling Club for allowing us to use their facilities all day and to all the markers throughout a long day. Special thanks go to Tapeman Ken Palin, who not only did the measuring all day but combined this with marking cards and washing the cups in the kitchen. Kenny is a tremendous supporter of Wallasey bowls and we would be lost without his help in these competitions.

Paul Saville receives the Wallasey Individual Merit Trophy from Association President, Keith Etches

 

      

               Paul Saville and Tommy Davis pictured before today's Wallasey Individual Merit Final                        

Friday May 8th

Wallasey Individual Merit

As advertised throughout this week and last week, the 2015 Wallasey Individual Merit takes place this coming Sunday at Harrison Park. This competition is open to all Wallasey CGBA registered bowlers, male or female and hopefully we will have a good turn out on Sunday. Entry fee is £5 per person and Prize money will be available and any player wishing to be included in the 10-45am draw, must report to the Competition Secretary at Harrison Park no later than 10-30am on Sunday.

Friday May 8th

Association Cup Final

The 2015 Association Cup Final between Great Meols and New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'C' takes place at Manor Road Bowling Club on Saturday May 16th starting at 6-00pm. Handicapping for this Final will be based on the selected teams presented to the Association Secretary by 5-00pm on Wednesday May 13th. Both teams will appreciate support on the night for the Final and hopefully by the end of next week we will have some warmer, drier weather for the match.

Monday May 4th

Lottery Draw

Yesterday's Lottery draw took place at Manor Road and the £110 Jackpot was not won but the £30 consolation prize was won by a lucky ticket holder from Runcorn who has requested no publicity!!! Today's numbers drawn were 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 19 Next week's Jackpot will be £130 from 18 numbers.

Friday May 1st

Federation of Crown Green Bowls, National League, Division Four Results

The results from last Sunday's other National League Division Four match can be seen below.

Furness v Colne Valley at Furness  207-207 

Colne Valley v Furness at Colne Valley 221 -213

Colne Valley 428 Furness 420

Colne Valley 21 points Furness 11 points

Wallasey had a 26-06 win against East Lancs as already reported

Friday May 1st

Funeral details, Ken Birch

Ken's Funeral service and cremation details. Service on Wednesday May 13th at 11-15am, St Michaels and All Angels, Woodchurch, CH 49 5LE followed by cremation at Landican at 12-30pm. The wake will be at Sacred Heart Social Club, Moreton following the cremation.