28 July 2014
start at 6.15pm from Friday 1st August.
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
tables have been updated.
The draw, venues and handicaps for the
Quarter-Finals of The Shield and Centenary Cup are now online.
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
July edition now updated.
I have added a new link for the
Wirral Bowls Diary which will list details of all Wirral finals and
competitions being played over a fortnightly basis. A second page will give any brief news from
our local leagues and associations.
The diary will be updated each
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.
In 2014 we will be using the Crown Green Bowls Results Service to
record our results. This
is an excellent system which updates results, match cards, league tables and
averages as they are entered. The Afternoon Section is now fully operational
and the Evening League is being tested to ensure all information updates
If you click on the Fixtures
/ Results link you can access the 2014
which also includes the results of our team competitions.
My thanks go to Mike Beckett for
all his help and assistance in setting up the season's information.