Shrewsbury Senior Citizens Bowling League 2018

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League Secretary &
Welfare Officer




Hon. Life Members

Results Secretary
Chris Kershaw Roger Whitfield Margaret Cooper  Margaret Cooper Jack Jones Chris Kershaw
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 Dave Kibbler

Ed Jackson

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Competitions Supported By:

Wed Aug 22nd 3 Matches
Thu Aug 23rd 26 Matches
Mon Aug 20th 6 results from 6 Cup Games





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Semi Finals Of League Team K/O Competitions


These took place on Monday 20th August starting at 1:00pm on neutral greens with winning teams in red. The full results can be viewed by clicking on  "2018 Cup Fixtures Results" in the green area to your left.


Dick Meyrick Cup at Atcham BC:

Bayston Hill A v Pontesbury A  

Battlefield A v Telepost


Ron Smout Cup at Bayston Hill BC:

Dorrington v Hadnall A

Prince of Wales v Atcham A


Sponsors Shield at Bicton BC:

Hanwood B v OSBC C

OSBC B v Pontesbury C






Annual League Doubles K/O


This was held on Monday 6 August at Meole Brace BC with a very healthy entry of 18 pairs. The greens and facilities at Meole were superb and the weather was kind to us throughout the day.


Winners of the main competition were Reg Reece and John Griffiths (Albert Road) who beat Pete Connors and Martin Blizzard (Meole) to 20 in an exciting final which could have gone either way. The winners received £25 each and the runners up £15 each.


Winners of the consolation competition were Rena Wildblood and Dave Matthews (Atcham) who beat Derek and Margaret Flattley to 11 in another exciting final. The winners received £10 each and the runners up £5 each.


Full results of all matches played in both the doubles and singles competitions can be viewed by clicking the 2018 Cup Fixtures Results green button to your left and selecting the competition results you wish to view.







Interim League President


Our President Ed Jackson continues to suffer ill health and has reluctantly decided to cease being President of our League. Ed served the League as Results/Fixtures Secretary for many years before retiring and was unanimously erected President in appreciation for all he had done for the League.


The League Chairman and Secretary feel that continuity should be maintained between now and the AGM and so on your behalf have asked Margaret Cooper the League Treasurer to become President and we are very pleased to say that she has accepted. At the AGM she will be formally nominated by the Chairman and Secretary for the role of President for all she has done for the League over the many years she has been Treasurer, a post she intends to continue with. It was also felt appropriate to appoint Ed as an Honorary Life Member.





Matches During Hot Weather



Whilst the exceptionally hot weather continues, matches may be postponed and played at a later date. However, those teams who do play should ensure that all players drink plenty of water, wear a hat and apply sun block. Short rest breaks during the match should also be taken if required to avoid heat exhaustion. Consideration should also be given to delaying the start of the match until 7:00pm when it is cooler.  








A reminder to all players.

PRESIDENTS DAY: Thursday 13th September at Meole Brace



For Presidents Day we will be limited to 48 players so to guarantee your place please email or phone Chris Kershaw and the start time is 9:45am. You will be playing for the Bill Garratt Memorial Cup which the winner will hold for 12 months but will also be presented with an engraved tankard to keep.
The cost per player will be £2.50  








Club Contacts


To view telephone numbers and email addresses of all club contacts, click on "Club Login, enter your club password and then click on "Log In". Now click on "Club Contacts" which is the middle of three buttons at the top left of the page.  





Serving Tea at League Matches


At the 2017 season end of season meeting last September we discussed the timing of the serving of tea at League matches. A huge majority indicated that their preference was to serve tea once the match was over for three main reasons.


Firstly, from a health point of view, it isn’t recommended that players should eat and drink immediately before bowling which is what happens to the six players who have to play on the back if tea is served at half time.


Secondly, rather than feeding in the back three players as the front matches are completed, tea is served only when all three front matches have been completed which can lead to a lot of hanging around if one match is a closely run thing and takes extra time to complete.


Thirdly some players need to get back home by a certain time and if the tea is served at the end of the match they can have a quick cup of tea and then depart.


In any event the meeting felt that it was more conducive to have tea once the match was completed and the results known, and teams are urged to respect the wishes of the majority otherwise the matter will be discussed again at the end of season meeting with a view to incorporating it in the rules.





  Directions to Shelton Bowling Club


 The old way of getting to the club has changed and there is now no access through the Redwood Centre. From Shrewsbury direction fork left at Shelton traffic lights onto the A458 Welshpool Road. At the first island take the 1st exit (signposted Redwood Park) onto Somerby Drive. Follow this road for a short distance and turn right into The Furlongs, continue along and bear right then left through a blocked paved courtyard. The car park is a gravelled area through the gate and to the left of the cricket field fencing. (Please do not park in the Residents spaces). Walk through the gate in the cricket fencing and the clubhouse and bowling green are on the right hand side.

If travelling from the A5 direction, at Churncote Island take the A458 Welshpool Road towards Shrewsbury. Continue to the roundabout then take the 3rd exit (signposted Redwood Park) onto Somerby Drive. See paragraph above for the remaining directions.



League  Competitions


At the pre-season meeting the competition dates and venues were confirmed as below:


Singles one day K/O comp: Monday 2nd July at Greenfields BC starting at 9:45am.


Wilf Onions Doubles one day K/O comp: Monday 6th August at Meole Brace BC starting at 9:45am.


Presidents Day Perpetual Doubles comp: Thursday 13th September starting at 9:45am.


Dixon Cup (annual match against Mid Shropshire Senior Cits): Monday 3rd September with home venue OSBC number 1 green and away venue Sinclair both starting at 1:00pm.


The draws for the three League K/O Comps (Dick Meyrick, Ron Smout and Sponsors Shield) took place at the pre-season meeting and can be viewed/printed by clicking on the appropriate heading in the green area to your left.


All preliminary, first round and quarter final matches must be played on or before the dates indicated on the K/O sheet. However, the semi-finals will be held on three neutral greens on Monday 20th August starting at 1:00pm and the finals held on three neutral greens on Monday 3rd September starting at 2:00pm.


Home team captains should enter the match results online but ignore the 12 points given to the away team since the online results system will automatically add them to the away team's score. Finally please remember that the home team is not allowed to practise on the match green on the day of the match.





 Details for the 2018 competition are set out below: 

Teams interested in entering should email Nick Stacey at: (phone 01952 612462) and closing date for entries is 4th April 

Entry Fee is £10 per team by cheque payable to 'Shropshire Senior Citizens Crown Green Bowling Association' and posted to Nick Stacey, 5 Albert Street, St Georges, Telford, TF2 9AR 

Match fee of £1.50 per team to be collected at the end of the season 

Preliminary round to be held on Tuesday 24th April, all matches starting at 1:30pm 

The Rules can be viewed by clicking on the relevant box in the green area to your left