Derby Vets Bowls League


  Secretary/Treasurer Fixture Secretary



 Paul Burton  

Kevin Braithwaite 


Peter Harper 


Cliff Robinson

 9 Moira Close

Chaddesden, Derby

Tel 01332 670751

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 23 Hampshire Road


Tel 01332 589497

Mob 07980436678

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 2 Saundersfoot Way

Oakwood, Derby

Tel 01332 768218

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Tel 01332 519521

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Welcome to the Derby Vets Bowling League


Important Dates:


Latest information:

Mon Oct 30th

Please note change of A G M to Wed December 13th at Littleover, 1.30, when trophies will be presented

Fri Sep 22nd

Pleased to announce our President has found the Trophy for the inter league fixture with Burton Vets.

It is the J Berry trophy and Derby have only won it in previously in 1990, we dropped out in 1993,when it was played between Burton and Lichfield. so it very pleasing to get our name back on the trophy in 2017.

We have agreed to defend it in 2018, where we can expect a stiff challenge from Burton.

Sun Sep 17th

Congratulations to Littleover 1,winners of Division1 for the seventh concecutive year ,and runners up Spondon1 for the 2nd consecutive year,

Congratulations to Mickleover R B L 1, winners of Division2, and Chellaston 1 runners up.

Congratulations to Dave Hill Chaddesden, best singles average Division1, and Dave Press best doubles average Division1

Congratulations to David Ball Mickleover R B L best singles average Division2, and Barry Thomson Mickleover R B L, best doubles average.


Wed Aug 9th

I have been asked when the last games were played between Derby and Burton Vets

I have researched this and it was 1992, 26th May away, 14th July , home

Derby vice president  D Edmands complained that the Burton players were younger  than Derby Vets, and said he was no longer prepared to organise the fixture

In 1993 the A G M voted to dicontinue it (so it was our fault). There was a Challenge Cup for this, but i have no idea where it is, (probably in Burton) 

Tue Aug 8th

Derby Vets defeated Burton vets in what is hoped to be an annual competition

Home Leg at Rykneld     Derby Vets 145 Burton Vets 128

Away leg at Stretton      Derby Vets 144 Burton Vets 145

Aggregate                     Derby Vets 289 Burton Vetrs 273

for details go to cup results tab, then Derby Vets vBurton Vets tab

Thu Jul 27th

Congratulations to Allestree 1, who won the 2017 Memorial Cup, defeating Rykneld 1 in the final held at the Spondon Bowls Club.

Details are posted on line ,use the cup results tab.

Tue Jul 4th
Thu Apr 20th

Some teams are already trying to re arrange fixtures due to player shortage. Rule 13 states that games should only be changed due to green conditions,or funerals.Clubs must try to play a fixture even when short of players.We have rules in place for this ,with 2 players allowed to play twice, if more than 2 short you forfeit a game. Clubs are not obliged to change a date, and can claim average points at the end of the season, with the offenders having no points.

Thu Apr 20th

Some clubs are experiencing difficulty finding club contacts.You need to log in with your club password,then click on contacts tab, to reveal numbers.

Can all clubs edit this to keep it up to date.