Birkenhead & Wirral Crown Green Bowling League 2018


Ron Hitchmough Roy McGunigall Andy Dawson  



All 2018 League results have been entered

5th September 2018


Sad news received that Eric Bell of Lord Napier has sadly passed away after a short illness. All thoughts go to Eric's family and club mates. Eric's funeral is next Wednesday 12th September at 10.30am at Highfield United Reformed Church in Rock Lane West Rock Ferry.




Rosebowl winners

The Cec Hannay Rosebowl was played at Hoylake Central & Melrose this evening with Gladstone coming out on top in a tight final. Having to give 18 shots away Gladstone needed a good start and got it with Robbie Hall and Nick Burridge with 21 - 11 and 12 wins respectively. Owen Turner replied with a 21 - 11 and when Ian Stead won to 19 the Vikings still had an 11 shot advantage.

In a well contested middle four Steve Scott battled back from 10 - 2 and 17 - 9 down to get 17 against Brian Hanlon and Brian Leonard from 14 - 5 down to beat Mike Whalley 21 - 20. When Eddie Dutton had an excellent 21 - 10 win against Nigel Hughes things looked difficult for Gladstone but then the tide turned. Darren Hankin was 17 - 11 down to Steve Nugent but only dropped one more shot to run out 21 - 18. That seemed to spur Gladstone on in the last four still trailing by 16 shots. Wayne Jevons beat Ray Lynch 21 - 10, Tony Sullivan pipped Paul Saville 21 - 18 and Craig Saville sealed the victory from 9 - 7 down to Ritchie Dawson to win to 10. James Motley finished the match in a tight game with Lynsey Gorman winning 21 - 18 to leave Gladstone winners by 12 shots.

Congatulations to both teams for a game played in a good spirit and many thanks to Hoylake Central & Melrose for their help on the evening and excellent facilities. Well done to Bill Dow also for refereeing.


New Brighton Quarry Vikings v Gladstone

Henderson, Les
Burridge Jnr, Nick
Turner, Owen
Worrall, Danny
Stead, Ian
Whalley, James
Doyle, Owen
Hall, Robbie
Scott, Steve
Hanlon, Brian
Nugent, Steve
Hankin, Darren
Leonard, Brian
Whalley, Mike
Dutton, Eddie
Hughes, Nigel
Saville, Paul
Sullivan, Tony
Lynch, Ray
Jevons, Wayne
Gorman, Lynsey
Motley, James
Dawson, Ritchie
Saville, Craig



















Cartwright Cup Winners - Manor RoadCartwright Cup Presentation

Manor Road - winners of the Cartwright Cup 2018  -  President Ron Hitchmough presenting the Cup to Captain Alf Pennington
The final of the Cartwright Cup was played at Thingwall Bowling Club on Monday 30th and resulted in a tight game with Manor Road just holding off a late comeback by Liscard. Having to give a 60 shot handicap Manor Road needed a good start and with all of the first four winning they had knocked off 33 shots, the best 21 - 10 by Ken Howard. The next two games went the way of Manor Road too including a 21 - 8 by Steve Green. Paul Barnes had the first win for Liscard 21 - 17 but they lost the last of the middle four 13 - 21 which meant that after eight games the totals were 165 to Liscard and 164 to Manor Road.

The game looked all over when Ken Stocker won to 9 but then Liscard had two winning cards by Lee Abbott and Rod White leaving Manor Road two ahead with one game on. Tommy Brown led 18 - 15 and an upset looked on the cards until Marc Daugherty ran out 21 - 15 leaving Manor Road victors by 5 shots


The following has been received from Mo Evans on behalf of our Junior Bowlers:






Tuesday 14th & Thursday 16th August


Tuesday 21st & Thursday 23rd August

10am to 12noon


Bring your children along and have a fun morning at the bowling greens.  






No need to book - just turn up!!!






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.

Yours in sport

Andy Dawson



22nd May 2018





At a recent Committee Meeting of the Birkenhead & Wirral Evening League we discussed the number of teams in each Division. It was apparent that when the fixtures were done that due to a number of teams dropping out of the League that 3rd and 4th Division teams only had 16 matches for the whole season compared to 22 games in the 1st Division. I have received many complaints from players and clubs (particularly in the 3rd and 4th Divisions) with regard to the small amount of games to be played this season compared to previous years.


The current number of teams in each division are as follows:


Division 1 – 12 teams


Division 2 – 11 teams


Division 3 – 9 teams


Division 4 – 9 teams


It was therefore decided that we propose an amendment to the existing Competition Rule 9: THE LEAGUE


(a)    The League shall consist of four or more divisions. The two top teams in Divisions 2, 3 and 4 shall be promoted. The two bottom teams in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 will be liable for demotion.


It is to be proposed that the League consist of three divisions from next season.


On the current number of teams that would mean two divisions of 14 teams and one of 13. Obviously, this would change if more teams left or indeed joined the League.


It was felt that we needed to inform you of our decision at the start of this season as although it won’t alter positions and prize money for this season it will alter the number of teams changing divisions for next season should the proposition be passed at the AGM.


Should the proposition be defeated the Committee will need to reorganise the four divisions for next season to even out the number of games per division. Again, on the current number of teams this will mean the first and second divisions will have fewer games to play.


Alternatively, clubs will have the power to propose an amendment to the rule change to be discussed and voted on at the AGM as with any rule change proposed.


This change can not be agreed now and will need to be proposed and voted on at the AGM so it gives all players and officials etc of all clubs time to discuss ready for Decembers AGM.


Many Thanks




Andy Dawson


Financial Secretary








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