Birkenhead & Wirral Crown Green Bowling League
Afternoon Section


Ron Hitchmough Ken Griffiths Andy Dawson  



All 2017 League results have been entered





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Champions – Heswall RBL

Runners-Up - Higher Tranmere Veterans

RelegatedNaval Club, Pensby

Average Winner – Bill Jones (Harrison Park) 252-100




Runners-UpHeswall RBL B

RelegatedCapenhurst B, Oxton Conservative Club B

Average Winner – Peter Holian (Cammell Laird) 252-76



ChampionsBromborough Pool

Runners-UpTixall B

RelegatedThingwall B, West Kirby Victoria B

Average Winner – John Minnis (Wallasey RBL) 252-120




Runners-UpUpton Victory Hall B

RelegatedHoylake Marine, Birkenhead Park SC B

Average Winner – Brian Sadler (Marine Park) 210-74




Runners-UpThingwall C

Average Winner – Ken Williams (Sea Dog B) 252-86



WinnersHarrison Park

Runners-UpHigher Tranmere Veterans



Winners – Capenhurst

Runners-Up – Heswall RBL



Winner – Keith Wharton (Manor Road)

Runner-Up – John Henshall (Neston)





15th September

CAPENHURST followed in the footsteps of their 'B' team by winning the 2017 Centenary Cup following a thrilling one chalk victory over their Division One counterparts, Heswall RBL.  Capenhurst ‘B’ won last year’s final and accounted for Heswall RBL on their way.

Capenhurst were given a 30 handicap start and it looked like they were going to need it as the previous night the sides met in a re-arranged league fixture at Heswall with the Ellesmere Port side playing a man short and suffering a 92-chalk defeat.

But at a sunny but breezy Oxton Conservative Club it was a different story as the sides shared the first four winning cards with Capenhurst only dropping eight chalks from their handicap.

It was all change in the middle four as Leo Jackson’s 21-9 card for Capenhurst stretched their advantage to 32 with half the match completed.  Colin Saville reduced the deficit with a timely 21-10 victory and once Ritchie Jamieson came off, winning 21-11, there were only 15 chalks between the sides as John Ellis just got the better of Geoff Dewhurst, 21-19.

The Heswall captain, Chris Morrison, made for a thrilling finale with the best card of the match, winning 21-8.  This gave Capenhurst a slender 2 chalk advantage with only Geoff Stamp (Capenhurst) and Jack Wilson left on the green to settle the destination of the trophy.

Wilson was behind for most of the game but once Stamp went 19-14 up there was no way Capenhurst could get beat, though Wilson could force a replay if he was to run out on his opponent.  He fought back tremendously to level the game at 19 across and played a superb lead which looked almost impossible to beat.  Stamp though used all his experience to take Wilson’s wood out and with Wilson just falling short with his second wood Capenhurst were able to start their victory celebrations.

Full results can be viewed via the 2017 Cups link opposite.


8th September

HARRISON PARK are the new Shield champions after their 10-chalk victory over the defending champions, Higher Tranmere Vets.  Played in sunny conditions at Pensby, Higher Tranmere were going for a third successive title following their triumphs in 2015 and 2016 but had to give their Division 1 opponents a 25-handicap start.

This was soon reduced to just ten as the holders won three of the first four games with Brian Somerville handing in a 21-9 card on his old stomping ground.  Harrison Park hit back strongly in the middle four, dropping just a single chalk, claiming three winning cards themselves to increase their advantage to 19.

This left Eddie Cordwell and Bill Jones needing to score at least twelve each to secure victory for the Wallasey side but although they both lost out to Mark Myles (21-17) and Peter Hughes (21-16) respectively they did enough to add to their successes in 2014 and 2002.

Full results can be viewed via the 2017 Cups link opposite.