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LAST UPDATE: Monday, 25 August 2014



The Shield final takes place this coming Friday, 29th August, at Lever Club between Harrison Park (scr) and Oxton Conservative Club ‘B’ (25).  Play gets underway at 1.30pm and the full draw is:

Roger Parker v Eric Cook

Robbie Dobby v Peter Jones

Paul Horner v Colin Glanville

Brian Pinder v John Lewis

Dave Bynoth v Geoff Hawkswell

Brian Thomlinson v Brian Lawrence

Erinie Gartland v Peter Martin

Roy Rowney v John Atherton

Bill Jones v Steve Langton

Bob Edwards v Graham Cairns


League Tables, from results received up to Monday 25th August, have now been updated


Gerry Riley kept the Ben Webster Memorial Shield in the Higher Tranmere Vets trophy cabinet thanks to a 21-17 victory over ‘C’ team colleague, Dave Bayne. Full details on the Ben Webster link opposite.



With the final matches of the season due to be completed this coming Friday (29th) who will join Lever Club ‘B’ in  Division 2 next season is still to be decided.  As it stands, Oxton Conservative Club (14.5 points), Heswall RBL B (16) and Cammell Lairds (17) all have one match left with Oxton and Lairds playing each other on the Oxton green.  Heswall RBL B play Kings 2000 but, with the exception of Kings 2000, anyone of the three could go down.


League Tables, from results received up to Monday 25th August, have now been updated


Matches start at 6.15pm from Friday 1st August.


Player registrations have now closed and no further requests will be accepted.


Tixall ‘B’ were rarely troubled as the claimed the Cartwright Cup following victory over Albany on a sunny evening at Upton Victory Hall.  They cleared the 24-handicap start they had to give their Division Two opponents in the first four blocks to lead by 2 with Peter Hughes dominant, handing in a fine 21-9 card.  Three more winners in the middle four, including a 21-4 from Dave Williams, saw them increase their advantage to 33 and the match was put beyond Albany when Tony ‘Top Cat’ Collier came from 5-8 down to win 21-9.  Albany won two of the final four blocks with Martin Small running out on John Rogers from 12-19 and Paul Lewis defeating the new Birkenhead Parks champion, Robert Rogers, 21-12 finishing with a 7-break.  Final score – Albany (24) 201, Tixall ‘B’ (scr) 224.


Heswall RBL are this year’s Cec Hannay Rose Bowl champions after a 15 shot victory over Gladstone in the final played at Manor Road.  With three winners in the first four, Heswall added to their 12-handicap start to open up a 23 shot advantage but this was reduced to 9 after tremendous wins for Brian Hanlon (21-5) and Chris Motley (21-8) in the middle four.  However, Heswall finished the way they started with three winners in the back four to clinch victory and add to their 2010 triumph.  Final score Gladstone (scr) 211 v Heswall RBL(12) 226




Sunday 24 August edition now updated via the link opposite.



Please be reminded that if your match is postponed, or abandoned, notification must be received by the League Secretary within 24 hours of the date of the scheduled match.



Team captains are reminded that team names, all scores and total aggregates must be included when completing match sheets.  Any shortfall of players must be recorded as ABSENT (no fines are imposed for absent players) and all match sheets must be received within 3 days of the completion of a match. If posting, please ensure the correct postage is used on the envelope – for standard 1st/2nd class post an envelope can be no bigger than C5 which has a dimension of 240mm x 165mm.  An envelope can be no thicker than 5mm and weigh no more than 100g which shouldn’t affect the return of match sheets.



Please be aware that the use of electronic cigarettes is not allowed whilst participating on the green in a game of crown green bowls. Electronic cigarettes are interpreted by the British Crown Green Bowling Association as smoking on the green and as such are banned.  


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