South Derbyshire Crown Green Bowling Association 2018


President Chairman Secretary Fixture Secretary Treasurer
Cliff Robinson Calvin Jackson John McNeilly Peter Harper Neil Desmond
9 Knoll Close, Littleover 3 Athlone Close, Chaddesden 38 Fairway Crescent, Allestree 2 Saundersfoot Way, Oakwood, 58 Rosedale Avenue, Alvaston 

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Fri May 18th 20 results from 22 Matches
Mon May 21st 21 Matches
Tue May 22nd 14 Matches
Fri May 25th 22 Matches



Keith Widdowson defeated Adam Dickerson 21-18 to lift the Charity Cup at Allestree on a sweltering Bank Holiday Monday.

Full results from the excellent field of 52 entrants can be found on the 2018 Cup Fixtures & Results tab.


Important Dates:


Latest information:

Sun May 13th

WITHDRAWAL - Regrettably, Swadlincote Catholics have withdrawn from the Dean Burton Friday League Premier Division. They have lost a large number of players from last season and have found it increasingly difficult to raise a team. Any matches already played are now void and remaining fixtures have been set to a bye. The club will continue to play in the Harold Fellows Monday League as scheduled. 

Wed May 9th

PHIL WRIGHT MEMORIAL - Full details of this one day competition to be held on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May in memory of a really great guy can be found on the Local Compoetitions tab. All proceeds to Cancer Research UK. Please support this fabulous event. 

Tue May 8th

WITHDRAWAL - Regretably Littleover A have withdrawn from Friday League Division 1. Any results from games played are now void and future fixtures are set to a bye.

Tue May 8th

CHARITY CUP - Congratulations to Keith Widdowson who saw off a field of 52 to win the Charity Cup at Allestree, defeating Adam Dickerson 21-18 in the final. Best bowler from Division 2 and below was William Marshall from Belper Pottery who had a great day reaching the semi finals and Hannah McDonald won the prize for best lady bowler.

Tue May 8th

COUNTY MERIT FINALS - The Centenary County Merit Final is to be held on Sunday 24th June at Arkwright Town BC, Chesterfield. We have been awarded 9 places, so a playoff is needed to decide who will accompany the 8 South Derbyshire Merit finalists.

The playoff will be for those that lost in their last qualifying game and will be held at Littleover No 1 on Thursday 17th May at 7pm. The 8 players involved will be - Andy Ryder, Rob Redfern, James Glasby, Darrell Matkin, Richard Stretton, Les Smith, Neil Pickering and Craig Pearson.

Thu May 3rd

SOUTH DERBYSHIRE MERIT QUALIFIERS  Following tonights heats, the following 8 players have reached the South Derbyshire Merit Final to be played on Thursday 17th May at Rykneld BC. 7pm start.

Phil May, Martin Hicks, Richard Gill, Gareth Nash, Adam Hartley, Jeff Tatem, Nigel Iliff and Ben Ryder.

Full list of results under 2018 Cup Fixtures & Results


Thu May 3rd

ENTERING RESULTS BY MOBILE / TABLET  Some people have been experiencing problems entering results by mobile phone or tablet, especially with the Monday League. I have reported this to Mike Beckett the website owner, who has very kindly added a link to the bottom of each club home page. If you are having problems, click the link and it will automatically notify Mike of the make of your mobile device and he should be able to rectify the issue for you. 

Sun Apr 29th

TUESDAY LEAGUE - Thank you to the anonymous sponsor who has very kindly come forward to sponsor our Tuesday League. Your generous contribution will be put towards the running of the league and end of season prizes.

We are still looking for sponsorship for this seasons Dickie Cup and Gordon Ellis Trophy for Under 18's. If anyone wishes to get involved, please contact any committee member. 

Fri Apr 27th


The draw for the preliminary round of the Dickie Cup has been made and can be found under the '2018 Cup Fixtures and Results' tab.

Fri Apr 27th


The draw for the Individual Merit has taken place. Horsley, Littleover 2, Kings Newton and Derby Coop are the venues for the heats. Lists of players for each green are on the ''Individual Competition Entries'' tab. Each green to play down to two qualifiers. 7pm scartch / start.

Mon Apr 16th

WITHDRAWAL - Stretton ‘A’ have withdrawn from the Friday League Division 3. All scheduled fixtures are now a bye.

Sat Apr 14th

Charity Cup details added to Local Competitions tab. 

Wed Apr 11th

The draw for the Derbyshire County Cup has been made and is available on the Derbyshire CGBA website. 

Tue Mar 27th


Monday League - Rykneld have withdrawn from Division 2. Belvedere A have replaced them from Division 3 to balance the leagues.

Tuesday League - Rolls Royce 2 have withdrawn from Division 2

Friday League - Washlands B have withdrawn from Division 4

All changes have been made to the fixtures on the website.

Mon Mar 26th



64 entries at £10

Qualifying dates - Saturday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd September at 10.30am

Final - Saturday 13th October at 3pm

Winner £400  Runner Up £200  Semi Finals £100, Last 8 £50 and Last 16 £30.

To enter contact Ben Ryder on 07913 924730

Full details can be found in the ''Local Competitions'' tab.

Wed Mar 21st

PETER HOWE  -  It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Peter Howe, a long standing member of Rykneld Bowls Club, passed away in the early hours of Friday 16th March 2018. The funeral will be held at Derby Crematorium (Main Chapel) on Wednesday 4th April at 3.20pm. Donations in lieu of flowers to Nightingale Macmillan Unit. Our thoughts are with Betty and all their family.

Thu Mar 15th

New result sheets uploaded to website. 

Just a reminder to Captains that result sheets should be completed on the night and retained by the home team in case of a query by the away team or league secretary. SDCGBA Rule 25(g).

Thu Mar 8th
ETWALL BOWLS CLUB - May Day Mixed Doubles Round Robin
Monday 7th May 2018 
9.15am Registration for a prompt 9.30am start.
Entry £3 per person.  Drawn partners.  
All entrance money paid out in prizes.
Refreshments available all day.
Register your interest by calling Tony Higgott on 07969 540260

Tue Mar 6th


Entry Fee £8

Closing Date - Sunday 22nd April (Late entries not accepted)

Qualifying Round - Thursday 3rd May 2018

South Derbyshire Final - Thursday 17th May 2018

Centenary County Final - Sunday 24th June 2018 (Chesterfield Area)

Winner £120  Runner Up £60  Losing Semi Finalists £30

This year there is the facility to enter by sending your entry fee direct to the Secretary by bank transfer.

Details - Account 35522181  Sort Code 07-04-36 Please put your name and ''Merit'' in the reference.

Please support this event as the number of entries will have a direct affect on the number of qualifiers that Derbyshire are allowed in the 2019 BCGBA Senior Merit to be held at Rolls Royce BC


Mon Mar 5th


Sponsored by Crown Paints

No Home Bowlers

Sunday 10th June 2018

Limited to the first 32 entries @ £10

Winner £200

Runner Up £125

Semi Finalists £75

Quarter Finalists £30

Best Break of the Day £25

Entries to George Waldram on 07905 562303 or email

Entry fee to be recieved by Sunday 20th May to secure entry. 

Mon Mar 5th

GRAHAM ROBERTS (Sitwell Arms) It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Graham passed away on Wednesday 14th February aged 72 years. His funeral service will be held on Thursday 8th March at Markeaton Crematorium (Main Chapel) at 10.40am. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given at the service for Cancer Research UK. 

Thu Mar 1st


Sunday 24th June 2018 commencing at 9:30am

Entry £8 per pair

Refreshments including breakfast, lunch and tea plus ALL DAY BAR

Entries by 31st May 2018 to:

David Hayton, 30 Church Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby. DE22 1EY.

Tel: 01332 557005 or 07800 519959



Tue Feb 13th

Player Transfers 2018 tab added

Sat Feb 10th

Sitwell 2 have withdrawn from Div 4 on Friday

Rowditch 1 have withdrawn from Div 1 on Tuesday

Fixtures have gone out to club secretaries this morning and will be on the website in the next few days

Tue Feb 6th

2018 Calendar entered onto website