Shrewsbury Senior Citizens Bowling League 2018

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League Secretary &
Safeguarding Officer




Hon. Life Members

Results Secretary

Chris Kershaw

01743 368037

Roger Whitfield Margaret Cooper 

Margaret Cooper

01743 359122

Dave Kibbler & Ed Jackson

Chris Kershaw

01743 368037       



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2018 AGM  


  This was held on Monday 14th January 2019 at Bagley BC. The minutes of the meeting can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the relevant button in the green area to your left.


It was agreed that the Pre-season Meeting would be held on Monday 4th March 2019 at Meole Brace BC commencing at 2:00pm and all clubs are reminded that attendance is mandatory in order to pick up the team paperwork for the 2019 season. The Agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the September 2018 meeting can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the relevant buttons in the green area to your left.


The draw for the three K/O comps (Dick Meyrick, Ron Smout and Sponsors) will take place at this meeting so delagates need to know if their team(s) will be entering or not.


Three new clubs will be joining the League this season: Bishops Castle, Crescent and Prince Hotel fielding one team each although the old Church Stretton team will be moving to Bishops Castle and playing as their A team. Existing club Oswestry Church will be entering a B team this season and it is likely that Battlefield will be entering a C team. This means that Division 1 will increase to 14 teams and Division 2 to 13 teams meaning that the season for these two Divisions will start 2 weeks earlier (28 March) and finish 2 weeks later (19 September) than the other three Divisions.


The 2019 Fixture Lists will be published on 1st March and so it is very important that any clubs wishing to withdraw or add teams must let the Results Secretary know by the 28th February latest. 







Summary Table for the 2018 Season




Runner Up


 Division 1

 Pontesbury A

 Battlefield A

 Dave Povey (Pontesbury A)

 Division 2

 Hadnall A

 Preston Brockhurst A

 Dave Hyde (Preston Brockhurst A)

 Division 3

 Albert Road B

 Llanrhaeadr B

 Fred Micklewright (Shelton B)

 Division 4

 Battlefield B

 Old Shrewsbury C

 Dave Wall (Battlefield B)

 Division 5

 Hanwood B

 Hanwood C

 Ricky Davies (Hanwood C)

 Dick Meyrick

 Battlefield A

 Pontesbury A


 Ron Smout

 Hadnall A

 Atcham A



 Old Shrewsbury B

 Old Shrewsbury C


 Singles K/O

 Dave Beer (Battlefield A)

 Keith Owen (Battlefield A)


 Doubles K/O

 John Griffiths & Reg Reece
 (Albert Road)

 Pete Connor & Martin Blizard
 (Meole Brace)


 Presidents Cup

 Dave Povey (Pontesbury A)

 Glenys Jones (Oswestry Ch)






End of Season Meeting 


This took place at Meole Brace BC on Monday 17th September. The minutes can be viewed by clicking on the relevant button in the green area to your left.  


The next meeting will be the AGM at Bagley BC on Monday 14th January starting at 2:00pm.


The 2019 pre-season meeting will be held on Monday 4th March at Meole Brace BC starting at 2:00pm.







This was held on Thursday 13th September at Meole Brace where we had a total of 32 entries. The weather was very kind to us and all players had a most enjoyable day. After 7 rounds of 8 ends per round the eventual winner with 70 points was Dave Povey (Pontesbury A) with Glenys Jones (Oswestry Church A) on 69 points as runner up. 


Dave was presented with the Bill Garratt Memorial Cup by League President Margaret Cooper, and also received the traditional engraved tankard. Glenys received a plant arrangement in a basket.


The raffle made well over £60 which the League will top up to £100 which will be donated to Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury.


Finally thanks to Meole Brace BC for letting us use their excellent facilities and for the splendid catering arrangements which kept players going throughout the day.


You can view two photographs by clicking on "Pres Day" in green box to your left.





Finals of League Team K/O Competitions
Monday 10th September


The finals of the Dick Meyrick and Ron Smout Cups were held at Old Shrewsbury and the Sponsors Shield was held at Bicton.


Dick Meyrick Cup: Battlefield A beat Pontesbury A


Ron Smout Cup: Hadnall A beat Atcham A


Sponsors Shield: Old Shrewsbury B beat Old Shrewsbury C


Full results can be viewed by clicking "2018 Cup Fixtures. Results" in the green area to your left and then selecting the relevant competition.




2018 Dixon Cup  


This annual inter-league match against Mid Shropshire Senior Cits took place on Monday 3rd September. Our home venue was Old Shrewsbury, and the away venue was Sinclair.

We lost the aggregate by 49 chalks at home and by 3 chalks away, giving Mid Shropshire an impressive win of plus 52 aggregate points. The full results can be viewed by clicking on the Dixon Cup Results Sheet button in the green area to your left.







 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.






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