Birkenhead & Wirral Crown Green Bowling League


Ron Hitchmough Ken Griffiths Andy Dawson AFTERNOON SECTION  



Tue Jun 19th 4 results from 4 Matches
Wed Jun 20th 20 results from 20 Matches
Fri Jun 22nd 3 Matches
Wed Jun 27th 16 Cup Games


As you may or may not know I will be leaving the area to live in South Wales during the coming months and will need to step aside as Birkenhead Afternoon & Evening League Secretary at the end of the season. This is something that’s happened fairly quickly, and I wouldn’t have taken on the job had I known it was just for one year as I know people like to get used to one person.

However, I have enjoyed my time this year and would like to wish you all well for the future. Obviously there will be one big question coming out of this…..Who will do it next year?

This is where you come in.  Having done the Bebington League Secretary job for over 20 years and served on the Wirral CGBA Committee in a number of roles I know the amount work involved and how rewarding it is. This is your chance to make a difference and be involved in the decision making.

I am happy for anyone to contact me for an informal chat and we can go through any questions you may have. I can also show you how the website works and how we maintain all the information.

Please contact me as soon as possible either by email, phone or in person if you would like any further info. Contact details in the League handbook.

Yours in sport

Andy Dawson




Linda Howard is the new Registrar for Merseyside County CGBA and will now issue all BCGBA Membership Cards.   Any requests for a BCGBA Membership Card can be sent to Linda at her address detailed on the BCGBA Membership Application Form, which can be downloaded from the Merseyside County website, and accompanied by a cheque payable to Merseyside CCGBA.  The costs remain at £10 for new bowlers and £3 for replacement cards.  Linda can be contacted at




8th April 2018

The Greens and handicaps for the Preliminary Round of the Shield are now on the relevant Cup Page of the website.


1st April 2018

Also sad news from Harrison Park Secretary, Paul Horner: 

Our President, Ernie Gartland, died on Friday in Arrowe Park Hospital at the age of 82.


He has not bowled for a couple of years because of ill heath.

As always thoughts from myself, the League and all bowlers go to the families and clubs of Eric Jones & Ernie Gartland, both long time stalwarts of their clubs.


1st April 2018

I've received the following sad news from Thingwall Bowling Club: 

We are sad to report that Eric Jones, a past member of Thingwall Mens Bowling Club has passed away aged 84 years. During his time at Thingwall he was a committee member with special responsibility as assistant secretary looking after the Afternoon League .Despite many health problems, he was always cheerful and good company. His funeral will be on 12 April at Barrow in Furness.


14th March 2018

We are sorry to hear of the sudden death of Ian Stanford of Neston and on behalf of those who knew him we would like to pass on our condolences to his next of kin

28th February 2018

More sad news just before the season unfortunately. John Downham former Secretary of Thingwall has passed away after a short illness. All our thoughts are with John's family and Thingwall Mens Bowling Club. The funeral will take place at Landican on Tuesday 20th March, commencing at 11am, with a reception afterwards at Thingwall Recreational Centre. It is hoped that as many bowlers as possible will attend to pay respects to Betty and the family, and to remember John as a valued member of Thingwall and the Wirral bowling fraternity.


31st January 2018

Sad news to report I'm afraid. Nobby Hughes Chairman of Birkenhead Park Vets passed away last week. His funeral is on Tuesday 13th February at 0930am at Landican.