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OSPREY Market Drayton Seniors Bowling League


Chairman President Secretary/Treasurer
Reg Cartlidge Bob Moss Wendy Icke
01630 654143 01782 750493 01630 658810
rccartlidge@yahoo.co.uk   wendy.icke@btopenworld.com


Eric Dobson Team K O Doubles

Prelim Wednesday 26th April                                      1st Round Wednesday 21st  June

Geoff BrookesTeam K O Consolation                       Prelim Wednesday 16th August

Second Round Eric Dobson Team KO                       Wednesday 13th September

First Round Geoff Brookes Team KO                         Wednesday 13th September

Semi Finals Both Competitions                                  Wednesday 20th September

Gents and Ladies Singles                                           Wednesday 24th May

Next Round if Required                                                 T B A  

Doubles   (Pairs)                                                         Wednesday 19th July

Next Round if Required                                                 T B A

Finals Day                                                            Wednesday 27th September

                                                                                                          At  (Venue to be Arranged)



GENTS:- 1)TROUSERS:- These shall be FULL length, single coloured trousers in black. Studs, rivets and zippedpockets are not allowed, nor are external pockets in the legs. Nothing in this rule shall prevent exceptions being made individuals with a relevant disability.

2)SHIRTS:- Collared shirts to be worn, where necessary and in accordance with pertaining weather conditions, and/or wet weather gear may be worn. Sweaters single or dual coloured and have NO LOGOS on them All the above to be read in conjunction with RULE 25 in the BCGBA Official Handbook.

LADIES:-1)TROUSERS:-Trousers, tailored shorts, tailored cropped trousers or skirts, these shall be at least knee length and single coloured.

2)SHIRTS:- These shall be single or dual coloured with sleeves and collar, and may be embellished with any or all of the following: players name, club insignia, manufacturer’s insignia. Where necessary, and in accordance with the pertaining weather conditions, sweaters/ cardigans may be worn, but correct dress must be worn under wet gear. Sweaters single or dual coloured and shall have NO LOGOS on them. All the above to be read in conjunction with RULE 16 in the BCGBA Official Handbook




1.     Games must be played on the date fixed by the League.

2      Captains to toss for the first jack and matches to be played on odd and even basis.

3      In the case of a tie, the following order of elimination shall apply:-Tie on aggregate- the team with the most wins. If still a tie- the team with the best winners. If    still   a tie- the 2nd, 3rd, 4th best winners. If match can still not be resolved, a draw to be made of playing pairs, one from each team, these two pairs will then play in a play-off.

4      All players MUST have played at least 2 games for the club in the ‘Osprey Market Drayton Senior Citizens Bowling League in the current season before the first round, and may only play for     ONE CLUB TEAM in that season.

5      Postponing a match due to inclemant weather or a funeral on the date of the fixture, RULE 14 applies.

6      Teams failing to fulfil a fixture without notifying the League Secretary, Opposing team captain and the Match venue, at least 24 hours before the event will be liable to a fine of £20.00, half the fine to go to the club involved to compensate re: groundsman, etc., and the other half to the League.

7       A fine of £10.00 will also be given if a club refuses their green to be used For League Competitions.

8.      Handicap for division 2 teams +10 chalks, division 3 teams +20 chalks


1.      If you have been the loser in the prelim round of the Eric Dobson KO, you will be entered to play in the Geoff Brookes KO.

2.      If you have been the loser in the first round of the Eric Dobson KO, you will be entered to play in the Geoff Brookes KO.

3,      If you withdraw in any round of the Eric Dobson KO, You will NOT play in the Geoff Brookes KO.


GENTS, LADIES, AND DOUBLES (pairs)    ENTRY £1.00 per entry

Entry fees will be added to the club invoice and will not be refunded for withdrawals, All players must have played at least 2 games in the current season. Players to play on the green that they are drawn on. NO ENTRIES will be taken on the day of the competition. If two persons wish to play on the same green because of travelling together, please state on entry form. Will all persons entering any of the competitions please check they could play in all rounds.