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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Updated    Tuesday July 22, 2014 12:43

Tuesday July 22nd

League Results & Tables

All the League results that we have in from the matches played up to and including July 17th have now been updated on this site as well as the Bowling Results site and can be accessed via the League Results 2014 link in the above table. The League Tables have also been updated and can be seen via the link in the above table.

Tuesday July 22nd

Wallasey v Colne Valley

The mini bus taking the away team to Milnsbridge Bowling Club, Cowlersley, Huddersfield, HD4 5TF on Sunday July 27th will leave the Queens, Liscard at 11-30am prompt. Will all players travelling on the bus please ensure they arrive at the Queens in good time.

Tuesday July 22nd

Presidents Cup Final

The 2014 Presidents Cup Final will take place at Royden Hall Bowling Club on Thursday July 31st starting at 6-30pm. Current Division One leaders, New Brighton Queens Royal will play the current Division Two leaders, Sacred Heart and hopefully the match will attract good support for both teams on the night. Dress code must be observed by all players taking part in this match.

Thursday July 17th

2014 Pairs League

The 2014 Pairs League will start on Tuesday August 12th. This season we have had 28 entries for the competition and this means that we will have 4 Divisions of 7 teams per Division. Each team will play the other team in their Division home and away and because of the number of teams entered, the competition will have to run over 14 nights and not the 10 nights as last season. This means that 1 team in each division per night will not have a match. We will use Tuesday's and Thursday's as usual for the matches but some matches will have to take place on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday once the Birkenhead League season and the Wirral Cup Finals have finished. If any team that has entered the competition now find themselves unable to commit to playing all the matches as scheduled with full teams and now wish to withdraw from the Pairs League, I need to know before I compile the fixture list. The cut off date for withdrawals is Thursday 24th July. The Divisions will be as follows:

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

Sunday July 13th

Barber Bill proves to be a 'cut above the rest' in winning the Veterans Merit Competition

Harrison Park's Bill Jones bowled consistently well all day to win the Veterans Individual Merit title today in Central Park. An excellent Final with Manor Road's Ken Howard, in which the lead constantly changed hands saw Ken build up a 12-05 lead only to be pulled back to 12 across by Bill. In a nip and tuck match Ken was up 14-12, Bill responded to lead 16-14, the match was tied at 17 across and 19 across before Bill finally took the honours with a two to win 21-19. In earlier rounds Bill had beaten Bob Hodgson 21-14, Ian Mitchell 21-16 and Peter Dodd 21-14 in his semi final match (not the wisest thing to do I might add). Ken had been involved in two titanic struggles before beating Maureen Saville 21-20 and John Cosgrove 21-20 and he found the change of greens even more to his liking in his 21-04 semi final win against Colin Saville. Our Chairman, Mike Costall once again gave thanks to Terry Fanning for being an excellent host to the 24 players who turned up today and thanked all the markers and measurers for helping out throughout a really enjoyable competition. Annie Henderson presented the trophy to Bill after the Final on behalf of her husband, Les who had so generously donated the Cup to the Association in 1996. I would like to thank everyone who played today and stayed to watch such an excellent Final and Mike Costall for his help in keeping things running smoothly whilst our Competition Secretary, Keith Etches was on the green.

Veterans Merit Winner Bill Jones pictured with Annie Henderson and Association Chairman, Mike Costall

Annie Henderson presents the Veterans Merit Cup to Bill Jones accompanied by Colin Saville (Semi Finalist), Ken Howard (Runner Up), Mike Costall and Peter Dodd (Semi Finalist)

 First Round  

   Second Round      Third Round      Semi Finals      Final
 C. Saville  21   C. Saville  21  C. Saville 21  C. Saville  04   K. Howard    19
 A. Wainwright    19  
 T. Bates  14  F. Ryan  16
 F. Ryan  21
 F. Potter  19  J. Oldham  03  J. Beecham 13
 J. Oldham  21
 J. Beecham  21  J. Beecham  21
 J. Kearney  12
 T. Ratcliffe  17  K. Howard  21  K. Howard 21  K. Howard 21
 K. Howard  21
 W. Atkinson  08  M. Saville  20
 M. Saville  21
 L. Mitchell  05  J. Cosgrove  21  J. Cosgrove 20
 J. Cosgrove  21
 T. Cummings  21  T. Cummings  09
 W. Higginson  09
     M. Johnson  14  P. Dodd 21  P. Dodd 14  W. Jones    21
   
     P. Dodd  21
   
     K. Etches  19  T. Davis 11
   
     T. Davis  21
   
     T. Walker  20  I. Mitchell 16  W. Jones 21
   
     I. Mitchell  21
   
     B. Hodgson  14  W. Jones 21
   
     W. Jones  21
   

Saturday July 12th

Queens win Association Cup after an excellent Final at a wet Manor Road green

Queens defeated Moreton Royal British Legion by 16 shots at Manor Road tonight to win the Association Cup. Ironically, after the original match in May was postponed because of a waterlogged green, tonight's Final was played throughout in steady rain. Tony Ratcliffe 21-08 and Reginald Hudson 21-19 got Moreton RBL off to a good start, only for Dave Bayne 21-06 and Alan Cresswell 21-19 to hit back immediately for Queens and give them an early 69-67 lead after the first four blocks.  Martin Goodenough 21-11 and Rob Smith 21-18 restored the lead for the Legion but a best of the night 21-05 from Jack Williams saw Queens take a big stride towards victory. The Legion's Ted Smith was having none of it though and his 21-06 victory saw the Moreton side 10 points ahead with 4 jacks left. The experienced duo of Noel Boyd 21-06 and Dave Hulmston 21-09 turned things round again for Queens to see them hold a 17 shot lead with the last two jacks on the green. Vic Peers sealed victory for the Queens with his 21-19 victory and despite the Legion Captain, Ian Kendrick winning his match 21-18  and the two sides having six winners each, an excellent match was eventually decided 206- 190 in Queens favour. Queens 4 single figure victories to just 2 by the Legion was the deciding factor at the end of the night. This match was played throughout in a great spirit between the two sides and was a credit to the Third Division. A delighted Tommy Scroggie received the Cup from Association President, Keith Etches after our Chairman had thanked both teams for a great match in trying conditions, the Referee, Peter Fishwick and the two scorers Colin Jones and Ken Palin.

Queens Captain, Tommy Scroggie receives the Association Cup from Association President, Keith Etches and Chairman, Mike Costall.

(sorry about the picture quality I must have had rain on my phone)

Saturday July 12th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls

National League, Division Five, Wallasey v Colne Valley  Sunday July 27th.

The selected teams for our next National League match against Colne Valley can be seen below. Both matches start at 2-00pm. Travel details for the away match will be announced later.

     
 To be played at West Kirby Victoria Bowling Club   To be played at Milnsbridge Bowling Club, Cowlersley, Huddersfield. HD4 5TF
Wallasey Club   Colne Valley Club   Colne Valley Club   Wallasey Club
 Ian Sherbrooke  West Kirby Victoria v  Roger Crowther  Longwood B.C. 1  Mark Atkinson  Crossland Moor v  Chris Barton (Captain)  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Geoff Lynch  N. B. Queens Royal v  Adam Douglas  Canalside 2  Richard Mozley  Slaithwaite v  Owen Doyle  West Kirby Victoria
 Craig Saville (Captain)  N. B. Queens Royal v  Michael Martin  Canalside 3  Rob Cox  Lockwood Con. v  Matthew Gilmore  West Kirby Victoria
 Les Henderson  N. B. Queens Royal v  James Martin  Canalside 4  John Greenhalgh  Milnsbridge B.C. v  Tony Cavanagh  Upton Victory Hall
 Steve Nugent  N. B. Queens Royal v  Mick Higgins  Lockwood Con. 5  Mark Heap  Broad Oak B.C. v  Dave Gilmore  West Kirby Victoria
 Steve Scott  N. B. Queens Royal v  Mark Wood  Lockwood Con. 6  Martin Griffiths  Lindley Lib. v  Phil Vaughan  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Peter McGregor  Manor Road v  Andrew Wadsworth  Canalside 7  Gary Senior  Moldgreen Con. v  Ian Hazlehurst  West Kirby Victoria
 Frank O'Neill  Hoylake Central v  R. Boltwood  Canalside 8  Luke Peacock  Milnsbridge B.C. v  Anthony Thompson  N. B. Queens Royal
 Eddie Dutton  N. B. Queens Royal v  Josh Brown  Bradley & Colne 9  Liam Fallas  Milnsbridge Lib. v  James Fitzpatrick  West Kirby Victoria
 Neil Sherbrooke  West Kirby Victoria v  Joel Abdy  Longwood B.C. 10  Ray Whitwam  Slaithwaite C&BC v  Paul Saville  N. B. Queens Royal
 Ray Lynch  N. B. Queens Royal v  Ian Briggs  Longwood B.C. 11  John Metcalf  Moldgreen Con. v  Robbie Fitzpatrick  West Kirby Victoria
 Robbie Hall  N. B. Queens Royal v  Michael Sweeney  Canalside 12  Wayne Dews  Netherton Con v  John Cosgrove  West Kirby Victoria

Reserves (Alphabetical Order)

             

Reserves (Alphabetical Order)

 Bill Atkinson  West Kirby Victoria                Jamie Box  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Colin Saville  N. B. Queens Royal                Josh Bunting  Sandridge
 Barry Smith  Manor Road                Ian Stead  N.B. Quarry Vikings
 Referees: Peter Fishwick & Mary Fishwick                  

Tuesday July 8th

Macmillan Cancer Support

I had the pleasure of going along to the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre today with our Chairman, Mike Costall, to present a cheque for £736 to the Macmillan Cancer Support group. Mike can be seen below handing over the cheque to Sharon Winsborrow, the Manager of the Macmillan Information Centre who asked us to thank everyone who took part in helping to raise such a magnificent sum of money for them. THANK YOU

Tuesday July 8th

Magazine Bowling Club Charity Day

More good news from the Magazine Bowling Club last night saw their Committee add a donation of a further £100 to the £400 raised on the day of the Charity Cup giving the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research organisation a grand total of £500 to help with their vital work. Once again congratulations to the Magazine Bowling Club for their efforts to help local charities every year.

Tuesday July 8th

Association Cup Final

The teams for the Association Cup Final at Manor Road Bowling Club this coming Saturday, July 12th with a 6-00pm Start, can be seen below. With the teams currently lying third and fourth in Division Three, this promises to be a close and exciting match and hopefully, given decent weather on the night, we can attract a good crowd to support the teams. in their quest to win the Cup.

Moreton Royal British Legion

Score

Queens

 

Handicap

Scr

Scr

Handicap

 

1

Tony Ratcliffe

   

George Graham

1

2

Ronald Fletcher

   

Brian Francis

2

3

Reginald Hudson

   

Dave Bayne

3

4

Steve Spence

   

Alan Cresswell

4

5

Rob Smith

   

Dave Priestman

5

6

Martin Goodenough

   

Harry McWha

6

7

Steven Walker

   

Jack Williams

7

8

Robert O'Connor

   

Tommy Scroggie

8

9

John Dodd

   

Noel Boyd

9

10

Gordon Holt

   

Dave Hulmston

10

11

Paul Boyle

   

Vic Peers

11

12

Ian Kendrick

   

Tommy McChrystal

12

 

Final Score

   

Final Score

 

Saturday July 5th

League Results & Tables

All the results that we have in from the matches played on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd have now been updated on this site as well as the Bowling Results site and can be accessed via the League Results 2014 link in the above table. The League Tables have also been updated and can be seen via the link in the above table.

Thursday July 3rd

2014 Veterans Individual Merit

The Veterans Individual Merit Competition will take place on Sunday July 13th at Central Park, Wallasey. This competition is open to any Wallasey C.G.B.A. registered bowler male or female aged 60 years or over. The competition is free to enter and this year, thank to a generous donation from one of our members, we are able to pay some prize money to the Winner, Runner Up and the 2 Semi Finalists. Players wishing to enter this competition must be at the venue by 10-30am to enable the draw to take place. Anyone arriving after 10-30am will not be entered into the draw. Please give yourself time to park and get to the green in time for the draw. This is a great competition to play in and the current holder of the trophy is Harrison Park's, Jack Beecham.

Thursday July 3rd

Association Cup Final

The Association Cup Final between Moreton Royal British Legion and Queens, will take place at Manor Road Bowling Club on Saturday July 12th starting at 6-00pm. Dress Code must be observed for this match and all the details of what is allowed can be seen on page 55 of the 2014 handbook. Hopefully the weather will be better than it was on the original date for this match and we can attract a good crowd to support the two teams.

Wednesday July 2nd

2014 Wallasey CGBA Federation Cup Winner, Ray Lynch

 

New Brighton Queens Royal's Ray Lynch pictured with the Wallasey CGBA Federation Merit Cup after his victory over Ian Hazlehurst in the final at Royden Hall.

Tuesday July 1st

Charity Day Success for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sunday's George Gilmore Memorial Trophy match at Manor Road Bowling Club proved to be yet another very well supported event, with players from all Three Divisions of the Wallasey Association taking part, with many players being accompanied by their wives or partners. Their was plenty of entertainment provided for the spectators with the celebration from Helen Lynch after partnering Craig Saville to a 21-20 victory over Julie and Paul Saville being one of the highlights of the day. This particular match set the tone for an excellent afternoon and Helen and Julie proved to be as competitive as any during the long hot afternoon. It would be difficult to comment on all the matches but another pleasant sight during the afternoon was witnessing Hilary and Paul Gartland winning for the first time in this event. Hilary was absolutely delighted to come off the green winning and Paul was quick to let everyone know how she carried him through the match. Great credit goes to Doreen and Ron Hitchmough for making this another match played in just the right spirit for a Charity event and I think they were as pleased for Hilary and Paul as everyone else. Robbie Hall and Barbara McBurney provided us with some top class bowling and plenty of entertainment against another good pairing in Joan Dewhurst and Chris Barton. Robbie, never short of a word or two on the green in any match, proved as quick witted as ever with some sharp observations about other matches on the green at the same time as his match. Winning and losing didn't matter on Sunday though as the Macmillan Cancer Support team benefited to the tune of £736 thanks to everyone's efforts. Thanks to all the Executive Committee for providing an excellent buffet for all the players after the match and a huge thanks to Doreen Hitchmough for her 'gentle persuasion' tactics in selling the raffle tickets. An unbelievable total of £271 was raised in the raffle. Thank you to all the players who took part on Sunday and to the Manor Road Bowling Club for yet again allowing us to use their green and I can inform everyone that I am going along with our Chairman, Mike Costall to Clatterbridge on Thursday to present the £736 cheque to the Macmillan Cancer Support team. For the record if anyone was interested, the Presidents team won the match in the end but both teams had 10 winning pairings each.

Chairmanís Select

 

Presidentís Select

1

Joan & Tommy Walker

 21

v

 17

Sue Rodgers & Andy Smith

1

2

Jean Clark & Josh Bunting

 10

v

 21

Linda & Ian Mitchell

2

3

Helen Lynch & Craig Saville

 21

v

 20

Julie & Paul Saville

3

4

Brenda & Brian Skinner

 21

v

 13

Liz & Andy Wainwright

4

5

Sandra & Bill Astles

 21

v

 08

Ann Turner & Peter Dodd

5

6

Laura Thompson & Dave Croston

 04

v

 21

Joyce & George Stead

6

7

Ellen Leverton & Les Jones

 21

v

 17

Pauline Crilly & Mark Bunting

7

8

Gill & John Sheen

 21

v

 16

Lorna Foster & Ken Howard

8

9

Margaret Browning & Keith Etches

 21

v

 13

Barbara & Phil Hardy

9

10

Margaret Chapman & Colin Cousins

 20

 21

Gill King & Jimmy Barker

10

11

Margie Vickers & Colin Jones

 21

v

 14

Linda & John Oldham

11

12

Doreen & Ron Hitchmough

 19

v

 21

Hilary & Paul Gartland

12

13

Sylvia & Mike Costall

 14

v

 21

Lin Howard & Keith Etches

13

14

Angie & Colin Saville

 14

v

 21

Chris & Rick Keeley

14

15

Theresa & Dave Smith

 13

v

 21

Annie & Les Henderson

15

16

Margaret Davenport & Ray Woods

 08

v

 21

Pat Walker & Chris Morrison

16

17

Joan Dewhurst & Chris Barton

 18

v

 21

Barbara McBurney & Robbie Hall

17

18

Edna Cook & Jim Hulican

 14

v

 21

Karen Smith & Steve Scott

18

19

Kath Davies & Brian Hampson

 21

v

19 

Glynis Lomax & Graham Bunting

19

20

Joan Walker & Dave Croston

 21

v

 20

Linda Mitchell & Peter Dodd

20

 

Total

 344

 

 367

Total