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British Parks Crown Green Bowling Association

Phil Scott
23 Inveresk Road
SY14 7ED
Chairman/Chief Executive
Matt Hargreaves
27 Lichfield Terrace
OL16 4XL

David Butler
6 Beech Drive
Clough Hall
Stoke on Trent



Raymond Lorimer
170 Whitelees Road
OL15 8DU








Welcome to the British Parks Crown Green Bowls Association Website.


Important Dates:


Sat Apr 1st 10:00 Half Yearly meeting at Winnington Park


Sun Apr 30th 09:30 Junior 10 a side Championships at Hillsborough BC , Sheffield, South Yorkshire.


Sun May 21st 14:00 Senior and Veterans County Championship Rd 1


Latest information:

Sat Jan 21st

 Senior County Championship Draw

Group A                                            Group B                                   Group  C

Birkenhead                                       Central Lancs                            Greater Manchester

Cheshire                                           Warwickshire                            East Midlands

North Staffordshire                            South Yorkshire                        Yorkshire

Cumbria                                           North Derbyshire                       North Shropshire

Sun Nov 13th

Main Points from Agm

David Butler continues as President for another year with Matt Hargreaves/Phil Scott/ Mike Mcdarby and Ray Lorimer all re-elected on as officers. Also announced was the great news of Barlows Fire and Security sponsoring the Senior County Championship which will now be known as Barlows British Parks Senior County Championship the association would like to thank Barlows for their support and hope its a start of a great association together.

Host Counties 2017

Club Team Championship Sunday 1st October   : North Shropshire

Junior 10 aside               Sunday 30th April      : South Yorkshire

Junior 5 aside                Sunday 25th June       :  Wirral

Vets Team Knockout:     Sunday 23rd July        : East Midlands

Junior Individual Merit    Sunday 30th July        : East Midlands

Senior Individual Merit   Sunday 13th August    : North Shropshire

Ladies Individual Merit   Sunday 27th August    : Warwickshire

Vets Individual Merit     Monday 4th September : Yorkshire

Mon Sep 26th

Congratulations to Jimmy Hynes on reaching the semi finals of the Champion of Champions @ the Waterloo this weekend representing British Parks after winning the merit in August.

Mon Sep 19th

Congratulations to Greater Manchester for winning the senior county championship for the first time since 2003 beating South Yorkshire in the final. This years county championship has been a great success with lots of interest in the group stages and some great matches in all stages of the competition. Also winners of the Veterans County Championship were Yorkshire who came from third to win it on the last match, Congrats to all players involved.

Mon Sep 12th

Winners  of the British Parks club championship was Tixall BC from host county Birkenhead beating local rivals Gladstone in the final, Having to beat previous winners Lloyds, Pudsey and Meersbrook on the way. Results under Club Team results.

Mon Sep 5th

Winner of the Veterans Merit at Vernon Park, Stockport was Terry Bosworth East Midlands who beat Ian Johnson North Derbyshire 21-8 in final, Losing semi finalists were Alan Boulton North Staffs and Ivor Hulme Cheshire.

Mon Aug 22nd

The final of the British Parks County Championship will be between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire on 18th September.

Wed Aug 17th

Congratulations to Jimmy Hynes from Greater Manchester on winning the British Parks Senior Merit at the Waterloo and qualifying for the Champion of Champions .

Mon Aug 1st

British Parks Senior Merit Draw is now available to view the Preliminary round is the top half of the draw .

Mon Aug 1st

Winner of the British Parks Junior Merit was Matthew Bell Yorkshire who beat county teammate Marc Armitage in final 21-18 and winner of the Supplementary Comp was Tom Brooks East Midlands who beat Liam Blackwell 21-7 in final full results  available on Junior Results

Tue Jul 26th

Winners of the Veterans One day County Championship were East Midlands B  . Full results will be entered under results when available.

Sun Jul 17th

After the completion of today's counties games the 4 qualifiers for the semi finals are East Midlands/ Greater Manchester/ South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

The semi final draw has been done between the President David Butler and the Secretary Phil Scott.


South Yorkshire        v      East Midlands

Greater Manchester  v      North Derbyshire.

Ties to be played on Sunday 21st August.

Thu Jul 14th

British Parks Junior Merit 2016 draw now available to view on Junior Results

Fri Apr 8th

The Match between East Midlands and Cumbria in  Section 1 due to have been played on Sun June 19th has been brought to Sun April 24th.
The team sheet for this match may now be viewed on Seniors Team Sheets.

Mon Mar 28th

Please find below coverage of the 94th British Parks Senior Individual Merit held at Hare Hill Park, Littleborough on Sunday 9th August 2015. Filmed and produced by Blue Border Sports.

Part 1 - British Parks Senior Merit 2015 

Part 2 - British Parks Senior Merit 2015

Part 3 - British Parks Senior Merit 2015


Sat Feb 6th



Firstly, can I thank you for visiting the British Parks Crown Green Bowling Association Website.

In the rich 105 year history of the British Parks, there is lots of be proud of. Please browse the website and keep up to date with all the upcoming information that you may need for the season.

The 2015 season saw the 94th British Parks Senior Individual Merit, this event had filmed and produced by Blue Border Sports.

On behalf of the current President, Mr. David Butler and my fellow officers of the association, I wish you a good season and I hope to see you around the greens.

Yours in Sport,


Matt Hargreaves

Chairman, British Parks CGBA