The Dudley & District Bowling League 2018

This page will be used for passing information to all member clubs.

If you or your club wish to use this facility please send details to Barry Jones.

This must include your name and club.

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Barry Jones, Web Master (


Secretaries of Senior Citizens Teams in Divisions 2, 3, 4 and 5

Just a reminder of teams that play in mornings that start at 10.30 am, although there are a couple of exceptions which are listed at the end.

 Division 3 - Cradley Heath Libs C, Wombourne C; Division 4 - Romsley C,  Swindon C, Coombswood C, Swindon D

Division 5 - Dudley Sports C,  Kingswinford Cons C, Mary Stevens Park C, Dudley Sports D,Coombswood D 

Additionally Dartmouth Central in Division 3 start their home matches at 2pm and Dudley Dell C in Division 3 play in the afternoon at 1.30 pm

Please ensure that your Captains are aware of these matches as turning up at the wrong time incurs a fine.


New Facility

There is now a facility on the website to download competition entry forms, players registration forms etc.

Go to Document Downloads and select the form you want to print off.  Barry Jones, Webmaster


Player Registration

Please Note:  All requests to register players must be sent to Barry Jones (bjbowls21@aol.comNOT Derek Brookes as he has more than enough to do



Important Dates:


Latest information:

Sat Nov 10th

Dudley & District Bowling League - AGM 2019

The Leagues AGM wil be held on Thursday 31 January 2019 at DMBEC  Brierley Hill at 7.45 pm, with the pay-in meeting on Wednesday 13th March 2019 again at DMBEC at 7.45 pm onwards.

The following Additional Teams have applied to join the League:

Black Horse B Senior Citizens

Rowley Labour Club B Senior Citizens

Rowley Labour Club Ladies

Two further clubs are considering joining the League, one on Thursday and one Senior Citizens 

Sedgley Ex Ladies are moving to Penn BC for 2019 onwards

The main Rule change proposed by 3 Clubs for this season, as with the Oldbury League, is an early start for Senior Citizens games on Wednesdays.

Derek Brookes, League Secretary

Fri Sep 14th

Senior Citizens Champion of Champions - Congratulations to Dave Bell who beat Mario Caserio 21-11 in the Champion of Champions played at Romsley on 13th September.  Full result on green tab on left of this page.   Joan Taylor, Competition Secretary

Sat Sep 8th

Junior/Adult Doubles Final - congratulations to Ryan & Matt Hucknull who beat Joe M Dicken and Sarah Skidmore 21-13 in the delayed final of this competition.  Derek Brookes, League Secretary

Sat Sep 8th

2018 Presentation Evening - This year the Presentation Evening will be held on Friday 9th November at Cradley Sports, 7.30 pm for 8 pm.  Tickets are £3 each and obtainable from the Secretary.  All tickets ordered are to be paid for; no payment on the door.  Entertainment : Big John.  Derek Brookes, League Secretary.

Sat Sep 8th

Senior Citizens Triples Final - Congratulations to the team from Wodman Saltwells who had a convincing win over Kingswinford Cons team to win the 2018 title by 21-10.  Joan Taylor, Competition Secretary

Sun Sep 2nd

Champion of Champions - draw for this competition now available under green tab on left of this page.

Sat Aug 25th

Peter Barnes Doubles Final - Congratulations to Bill Chiswell and Colin Dewis who won the Final 21-12 against Alan Mole and Malcolm Webster.  Full results can be found under the relevant green tab on the left of this page.   Thanks to Cradley Sports for the use of their facilties.   Joan Taylor, Competition Secretary

Sat Aug 25th

Dudley Herald Cup - Congratulations to Royal Oak A on the victory over George A in last nights Final.  Thanks to Somers BC for the use of their facilities.

Full report of the match can be found under the relevant green tab on the left of this page. Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary

Thu Aug 23rd

Congratulations to the Dudley Federation Team who, following completion of the fixtures, are the Division 3 winners and have gained promotion 3 year running.  They now go forward to the Champion of Champions Event on Sunday 23rd September in the Halifax area.

The Dudley Senior Citizens Team were also successful in the Annual Challenge Match against East Birmingham Over 60s League winning by 56 shots on Woodman Saltwells and losing by 12 shots at Hollyfields, Erdington.  The score now stands at 4-1 to Dudley.  At the home venue the best wins were by Mario Caserio, Langley 21-8; Bill Bowater, Glasscutters 21-10 and Bill Chiswell, George 21-11.  At the away venue the best winners were Eric Winstone, George 21-4; Peter Tolley, Dudley Dell 21-8; Terry Cadman, George 21-10 and Alan Mole, Woodman Saltwells 21-10.  Full details can be found on the website under the Senior Citizens Challenge green tab. Many thanks to Woodman SW for the use of the facilities.


Further Activities:

Friday this week sees the Herald Cup Final being played at Somers between George A and Royal Oak A; start time 6.45 pm

Thursday 30th August -The Senior Citizens Cup Final being played at Coseley Athletic with a start time of 1pm.

Sunday 2nd September - The Junior Merit Competition being played at Woodman Saltwells with a start time of 1.30pm

Thursday 6th September - Final of the Senior Citizens Triples Competition being played at Coombswood with a start time of 1pm

Thursday 13th September - the last competition of the season is the Senior Citizens Champion of Champions.  The venue is to be confirmed.

Derek Brookes, League Secretary

Tue Aug 21st

Dudley Herald Cup Final - The Final takes place this Friday 24th August at Somers BC starting at 6.45 pm.  The two finalists for this season are The George A and Royal Oak A, and the full draw can be found on the relevant green tab on the left of this page.  This is always a well supported event with some great bowling, and Somers provides an excellent venue for a Friday evening, so please come along and enjoy the evening.  Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary

Sat Aug 4th

Mens Individual Merit Final    Congratulations to Andy Poole who beat Nathan Dawes 21-20 to win this years Individual Merit Final in a nail biting game.  A full report is available under the respective green tab on the left of this page.  Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary

Thu Aug 2nd

Annual Senior Citizens Challenge Match v East Birmingham Over 60s   Details of teams can be found on respective green tab on left of this page.

Mon Jul 30th

Dudley Mixed Doubles Finals - results and full report are on the relevant green tab on the left of this page but congratulations go to Maggie Pailing and Elliot McGuinness for retaining their title.  Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary.

Sat Jul 28th

Ladies Singles Finals -  Congratulations to Becky Perry who beat Jayne Townsend 21-19 in the Final which was held on 6th July.  Joan Taylor, Competition Secretary

Thu Jul 26th

News Update for the latest actvities in the League.

Friday 27th July - Mixed Doubles Final at Cradley Heath Liberals - Maggie Paling and Elliott McGuinness will be looking to retain their trophy.  The draw also includes 2016 winers, Fran Healey and Matt Price.

Thursday 2nd August - Qualifying Round of SC Triples Competition - 1pm start using both greens at Portland Road

Friday 3rd August - Mens Individual Merit Final at The Wernley - 6.30 pm start.  The draw includes Matt Price who will be looking to retain his trophy and Nathan Dawes, winner in 2015 and 2016.

Thursday 9th August - Senior Citizens Challenge Cup Semi-Finals - Laurels A v Coombs Wood A on Somers, and George A v Royal Oak A on Langley.  The matches start at 1pm

Friday 10th August - Ladies Handicap Cup Final at Penn BC.  Holders Dudley Dell take on Wombourne starting at 7pm

Friday 17th August - Ladies Div 1 and Div 2 Doubles Finals at Cradley Sports.  Start time of 7pm

Friday 17th August - Annual Senior Citizens Challenge Match v East Birmingham Over 60s League.  Home venue WoodmanSaltwells. Away venue Holly Fields BC, Erdington

Thursday 23rd August Senior Citizens Peter Barnes Doubles Final at Cradley Sports, start time 1pm

Friday 24th August Herald Cup Final George A v Royal Oak A at Somers, start time 7pm

Thu Jul 26th

Dudley Bowls Federation    In the last game played at Dudley Dell on Sunday 22nd July which was against Fylde A, the team won by 97 shots having 11 out of 12 winners and dropping only 3 shots.  Best wins were Marc Wilson (George) 21-6 and Mike Hill (WBFSC) 21-7.  At the away venue the team lost by 21 shots having 5 winners.  Dan Davies (Woodman MP) 21-15 and Ian Carr (Coombs Wood) 21-9 were the best winners.  This win puts the team firmly at the top of the table by 22 points having finished their season  Promotion is looking very good, for the second and third placed teams have to play each other.   Derek Brookes

Mon Jul 23rd

Senior Citizens League Challenge Cup - Semi Final draw now on line.

Mon Jul 23rd

Ladies Handicap Cup Final will be held on Friday 10th August at Penn BC, 7pm start, with Dudley Dell v Wombourne.

Mon Jul 23rd

Willetts Trophy Final - congratulations to Bill Chiswell (George) who beat Dave Bell (Langley) 21-19 to win the Willetts Trophy.  The match was played on 19th July at Cradley Heath Libs BC.

Sat Jul 21st

Peter Barnes Doubles - the draw for the Final which will take place on Thursday 23rd August at Cradley Sports is now on line.  Go to green tab on left of this page.

Mon Jul 16th

Dudley Bowls Federation.  The last match of the season, having already played 3, is on Sunday 22nd July at Dudley Dell starting at 2pm.  The opposition is Fylde A who are 10 points behind us but with a game in hand.  Let's have lots of support for this game.  Derek Brookes, League Secretary

Mon Jul 2nd

Dudley Mens Doubles Final (The Copper Trophy) - Results and report can be found on green tab on the left of this page.

Thu Jun 28th

Jim Pagett Final - congratulations to Mario Caserio on winning the Jim Pagett Memorial Trophy, beating Fred Richards 21-20. Full details of final round scores are on the respective tab on the left.  Joan Taylor, Competition Secretary

Thu Jun 21st

Peter Barnes Doubles Thursday 5th July- qualifying round draw now on line.  Go to green tab on left of this page.

Mon Jun 18th

Senior Citizens Challenge Cup Round 4 - Thursday 12th July - draw is available under green tab on left of this page.

Mon Jun 18th

Ladies Individual Merit Final Friday 6th July  The draw for the final is on line via the green tab on the left of this page.

Thu Jun 14th

Federation Game - Sunday 24th June at The George, Warley.   This is the third match for the Federation team who are currently top of the table and play North Yorkshire at Harrogate and at The George, both matches starting at 2pm.  Full details of the team can be found on the web site under the green tabs - Federation Results.  Support would be most welcome at this match.  Derek Brookes, League Secretary

Thu Jun 14th

Ladies Div 1 and 2 Doubles   The closing date for this competition is Tuesday 26th June and entries can be made to Joan Taylor on 01384 234846 or via entry forms or Bowls.Comp. The fee is £6 per pair.  In the past support from Division 2 bowlers has been very limited so can you ask all Division 2 bowlers to enter and, of course, Division 1.  For those who do not play in the league on a Tuesday night you can still enter if you are entered with the League.  Derek Brookes, League Secretary

Thu Jun 7th

Senior Citizens Peter Barnes Doubles The closing date for entries is Thursday 14th June.  Entries to Joan Taylor 01384 234846 or via the entry form whih should be in the possession of your Club Secretary. Qualifying Round - Thursday 5th July. Final - Thursday 23rd August.  Entry Fee - £4 per pair.  Derek Brookes, League Secretary

Tue Jun 5th

Mens Merit Final and Mens Doubles Final - Details of qualifiers for Finals of these two competitions can be found on the respective tabs on the left of his page.

Sat May 26th

Willetts (Over 70's) Trophy - List of qualifiers now available on the green tab on the left of this page.  Joan Taylor

Thu May 24th

Mens Doubles - Copper Trophy - Qualifying round entries are now on line. Go to green tab on left of this page.

Mon May 21st

Ladies Handicap Cup, Senior Citizens Cup and Herald Cup - draws for the next round in these 3 competitions are now on line.  Please enter results on the Dudley League system immediately after the various matches.

Tue May 15th

Holmes Cup Men's Merit 2018 Qualifying Round.   The qualifying round players are listed on the relevant green tab on the left hand side of this page.  The qualifiers are scheduled to take place on Friday 25th May.   If your club has players competing please ensure they are aware of the green they are playing at and the start time, plus if they are nominated organisers.  Many thanks to Woodfield and Woodman Saltwells for allowing their greens to be used for this competition.  Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary.

Fri May 4th

DUDLEY BOWLS FEDERATION The next match for the Federation is against Nuneaton, being played on Coombswood on Sunday 20th May starting at 2pm.  Support at this event from the Dudley League Clubs would be much appreciated.

In the first game against East Lancs the team lost overall by 1 shot and overall had 14 winners against 10 losers with the overall points shared 16 each. Full details of the scores can be found on the Leagues website under Federation results.  Details of the team to play Nuneaton will also be on the website when the teams are published at the end of next week.   Derek Brookes, League Secretary

Wed May 2nd

Cancelled Matches - in view of the recent bad weather, several games have been postponed due to waterlogged greens.  Can I remind all clubs of Rule 9d which states that the Match Secretary must be notified of all match cancellations for whatever reason by a representative of the team cancelling the match with the rearranged date if possible.  Failure to notify a match cancellation within 7 days of the match date and/or the eventual agreed rearranged date will result in a fine of £5.00.  All matches must be arranged and played within 28 days.  Failure to do so will entail a fine of £10 per week or part thereof for BOTH teams until the match is played.  Barry Jones, Match Secretary

Tue May 1st

JIM PAGETT SENIOR CITIZENS COMPETITION - the closing date for this competition is this Thursday 3rd May.  Entries to Joan Taylor.  The Final will be held on Thursday 24th May.  Derek Brookes, Secretary

Sat Apr 28th

Senior Citizens Challenge Trophy - draw for 2nd round now on line.

Fri Apr 27th

Enoch Southall Mixed Doubles  The draw for the Mixed Doubles taking place on Friday 4th May is now shown on the relevant page under the green tabs on the left of this page.

Fri Apr 20th

George Smith S.C. Trophy  draw for QR Round, Thursday 3rd May shown on green tab on left of this page.

Fri Apr 20th

Dudley Bowls Federation team play their first match of the season in Division 3 against East Lancs at M&B on Sunday 22nd April at 2p.m. Support would be appreciated.  Team can be found on the Leagues website under Federation Results on green tab on left of this page.

Thu Apr 5th

Competition Closing Dates - please note that the closing date for Senior Citizens George Smith Trophy is 12th April. QR 3rd May, Final 31st May. Entries to Joan Taylor at or via entry form.    The closing date for Mixed Doubles is 15th April. QR 4th May, Final 27th July. Entries to Chris Lambert via BOWLSCOMP or via email or via the entry form.

Thu Apr 5th

The Bell - Divisions 2 and 6  - Will all teams that play the Bell please note that they will not be providing after match food.   Derek Brookes,  League Secretary

Tue Mar 20th

Competitions 2018.  Entries are now open for the following Dudley League competitions:-

Mens Individual Merit

Mens Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Ladies Individual Merit

Ladies Doubles

For further information and to enter please go to  or contact Chris Lambert.

Please note the closing date for the Mixed Doubles is Sunday 15th April, which is not too far away.

Chris Lambert, Competition Secretary

Tue Feb 27th

Ladies Handicap Cup 2018  Draw is now made for first round - see green tab  2018 Cup Fixtures

Wed Feb 7th



Ladies League - All divisions start on 17th April (Cup Match 20th April)

Senior Citizens League - Div 5 starts 4th April, Divisions 1-4 start on 18th April, (Cup Match on 19th April)

Thursday League -All Divisions  start on 5th April


For all other important dates for 2018 go to League Programme green tab on left of page.

Mon Jan 29th

All 2018 Competition Dates are listed on green tabs at left of this page.