Wallasey Crown Green Bowling Association 2018

President: Keith Etches 

 Tel 07759 956998

Chairman: Mike Costall

Tel 0151 639 2866

Vice Chairman: Colin Jones

Tel 0151 691 1137

 Secretary & Treasurer: Peter Dodd  Tel 07908 974768

 Executive Committee

 Graham Bunting, Bill Dow, Mary Fishwick

  Peter Fishwick, John Joy, Tommy Walker  

All 2018 League results have been entered



Supporting Wallasey C.G.B.A. Bowls



Linda Howard is the new Registrar for Merseyside County CGBA and will now issue all BCGBA Membership Cards.

Any requests for a BCGBA Membership Card can be sent to Linda at her address detailed on the BCGBA Membership

Application Form, which can be downloaded from the Merseyside County website and accompanied by a cheque

payable to Merseyside CCGBA. The costs remain at £10 for new bowlers and £3 for replacement cards.

Linda can be contacted via email at registrar4mccgba@gmail.com.


Monday November 12th

Winter Flyers

The wet start to Sunday morning seemed to have put some bowlers off on Sunday but as play got under way at the Winter Flyers Tournament in Birkenhead Park the sun came out and no one enjoyed the warmth more than West Kirby Victoria's John Harrison who managed to chalk up his third win of this season. In the final he beat Ledsham Royal's Vic Alcock who clearly also enjoyed the pleasant conditions.Harrison was a little too good for St Georges, Vic Williams in his quarter final match before he yet again, got the better of Hoylake Central's & Melrose bowler, Bill Atkinson in the semis. Alcock had two very good wins on his way to the final firstly beating Mike Coupe from Preston and then Manor Road's Dave Gilmore in the semi final.Harrison made by far the better start in the final and though Alcock fought back he could not close the gap and Harrison took a well deserved victory to further extend his lead at the top of the points table.

Results: Quarter Finals: D. Gilmore 21, J. Jones 19; V. Alcock 21, M. Coupe 19; J. Harrison 21, V. Williams 11; W. Atkinson 21, C. Portis 11. Semi Finals: Alcock 21, Gilmore 09; Harrison 21, Atkinson 16.  Final: Harrison 21, Alcock 15.

(Report courtesy of Bill Atkinson)


Tuesday November 6th

Winter Flyers

Hoylake Central & Melrose bowler, Tommy Walker became the 6th different Winner this season of the Winter Flyers at Birkenhead Park last Sunday when he defeated Upton Victory Hall's, James Fitzpatrick 21-15 in the Final. Tommy's earlier victims included Vic Williams and John Joy before he defeated Neil Turner 21-14 in the Quarter Finals and then John Jones 21-09 in the Semi Final. James had started his day off with vistories over Derek Smith and Di Alcock in rounds 1 & 2 before beating Paul Roberts 21-18 in the Quarter Finals and then Ray Lynch 21-13 in his Semi Final match. Tommy deservedly won his Final match against James Fitzpatrick after a tough match against the multi former winner of many of these events. There were 32 entries for the latest edition of this popular event on Sunday.


Quarter Finals: N. Turner 14 T. Walker 21; E. Dutton 14 J. Jones 21; R. Bendrey 17 R. Lynch 21; P. Roberts 18 J. Fitzpatrick 21.

Semi Finals; T. Walker 21 J. Jones 09; R. Lynch 13 J. Fizpatrick 21.  Final T. Walker 21 J. Fitzpatrick 15.


Monday October 29th

Winter Flyers

New Brighton Queens Royal's, Dave Gilmore bowled consitently well all day to win his first Winter Flyer title this season by defeating his fellow NB Queens Royal Bowler, Joe Edwards 21-10 in yesterday's Final at Birkenhead Park. Dave's route to the Final included victories over Nick Woodward, Rob Lewis & Neil Turner in the first three rounds and then a 21-07 win against Tony Cavanagh in his Quarter Final match. In the Semi Final Dave defeated Upton Victory Hall's, Jamie Fitzpatrick 21-12 to progress into the Final. Joe's early victories were against Eddie Dutton and Dave Garlick before he defeated the consistent John Harrison 21-14 in his Quarter Final match. Joe then defeated Magazine bowler Andy Buchanan 21-15 in the Semi Final to move into the Final. There were 34 entries for yesterday's competition on another fine day at Birkenhead Park.


Quarter Finals: D. Gilmore 21, T. Cavanagh 07; R.Lynch 19 J. Fitzpatrick 21; J. Edwards 21 J. Harrison 14; A. Buchanan 21 O.Turner 20.

Semi Finals: D. Gilmore 21 J. Fitzpatrick 12; J. Edwards 21 A. Buchanan 15;  Final  D. Gilmore 21 J. Edwards 10


Sunday October 21st

Winter Flyers

New Brighton Quarry Viking's Ray Lynch played very well to win his first Winter Flyers Tournament for some time in Birkenhead Park on Sunday. In the final he was just too good on the day and he had a fairly straightforward win over West Kirby Victoria's John Harrison.To reach the final he had to come through two fairly close games, firstly against Cammell Laird's Colin Mounsey and then Manor Road's Dave Gilmore, Lynch winning both by a 21-17 score. Harrison, meanwhile, beat Hoylake Central's Tommy Walker before just holding on to win against Hoylake's Bill Atkinson by the closest of scores. Despite Harrison's successes in these tournaments so far this year he had no answer to Lynch's persistent accuracy and the Quarry Viking's player took a comfortable victory.


Quarter Finals: R,. Lynch 21, C. Mounsey 17; D. Gilmore 21, P. McGhee 18; W. Atkinson 21, Josh Bendrey 14; J. Harrison 21, T. Walker 12.

Semi Finals: Lynch 21, Gilmore 17; Harrison 21, Atkinson 20.  Final: Lynch 21, Harrison 10.

Despite losing in this final Harrison's successes this year means that he has a huge lead in the points table. He has 35 points while the player in second place, Joe Edwards, is on 15 points.

(Report courtesy of Bill Atkinson)


Sunday October 14th

Charity Day Cheque

After all the donations had been received for our 2018 Charity Day in September, the Final Cheque presented to North West Cancer Research by Angie Saville and Annie Henderson was for a grand total of £2245. Once again thanks go to everyone who took part in a memorable day on Sunday September 2nd.


 Angie Saville & Annie Henderson receive a Cheque for £2245 from the proceeds of our 2018 Charity Day for North West Cancer Research.

Colin Saville, & Wallasey CGBA Committee members Colin Jones, Bill Dow & Tommy Walker alongside Les Henderson were pictured on the green at Manor Road Bowling Club prior to this afternoon's Colin Jones Challenge Cup match between the Wallasey CGBA & Merseyside Ladies.


Sunday October 14th

Weekly Flyers

The winner of this week's Winter Flyers Tournament was Tixall's Mick Andrews who beat Gladstone's Joe Edwards in the final.

Andrews was a little too good for young Finley Hormbrey of Ledsham in his quarter final game and then he reached the final with a win over St George's Derek Smith.
In his quarter final game Edwards had a good win over his team mate at Gladstone, Ray Lynch, and then he had a great win over West Kirby Victoria's John Harrison, the winner for the last two weeks.
Edwards played well in the final but in the end it was to be yet another win on a Sunday morning for Andrews.
Quarter Finals: M. Andrews 21, F. Hormbrey 12; D. Smith 21, R. Bendrey 20; J.Edwards 21, R.Lynch 14; J. Harrison 21, N. Woodard 16.
Semi Finals: Andrews 21, Smith 14; Edwards 21, Harrison 18.  Final: Andrews 21, Edwards 17.

(Report courtesy of Bill Atkinson)


Thursday October 11th

 Winter Flyers

West Kirby Victoria's John Harrison is clearly in fine form at the moment; when he beat New Brighton Quarry Viking's Eddie Dutton in the final of this week's Winter Flyers Tournament he recorded his second successive victory.

He was a little too good for Jim Ivanoff in his quarter final game and then he just got through to the final after a close game with the Magazine's Andy Buchanan. Dutton just scraped it 21-20 against Nick Woodward before coming through a little more easily in his semi final match with Frank Leech.
Harrison always had the upper hand in the final and he took a well deserved victory.
Quarter Finals: A.Buchanan 21, P.McGhee 12; J.Harrison 21, J.Ivanoff 09; E.Dutton 21, N.Woodward 20; F.Leech 21, M.Andrews, 20.
Semi Finals: Harrison 21, Buchanan 19; Dutton 21, Leech 15. Final: Harrison 21, Dutton 10.

(Report courtesy of Bill Atkinson)


Monday October 1st

Winter Flyers

West Kirby Victoria's John Harrison played very well throughout the morning to take the second of this season's Winter Flyers Tournaments in Birkenhead Park. In the final he beat Quarry Viking's Owen Turner to see off a big challenge by several of the Quarry Viking squad.

After getting through against Neil Turner in the Quarter Finals Harrison only just overcame the Arno's Zoe Stratton who is making a real impression on her visits to these tournaments. Meanwhile Owen Turner had a fairly comfortable win against his team mate John Cosgrove before being taken all the way by Gladstone's Joe Edwards in their semi final match.

Harrison generally had the upper hand in the final and he completed a well deserved victory.


Quarter Finals: J. Harrison (West Kirby Victoria) 21, N. Turner (New Brighton Quarry Vikings) 13; Z. Stratton (Arno Tixall) 21, R. Bendrey (NB Quarry Vikings) 20; J. Edwards (Gladstone) 21, E. Dutton (NB Quarry Vikings) 12; O. Turner (NB Quarry Vikings) 21, J. Cosgrove (NB Quarry Vikings) 12.

Semi Finals: Harrison 21, Stratton 18; Turner 21, Edwards 20. Final: Harrison 21, Turner 16.

(Report courtesy of Bill Atkinson)


Monday September 24th

Winter Flyers  

This year's series of the popular 'Winter' Flyers Tournaments got underway this Sunday in Birkenhead Park with 25 players turning up to play and the first winner of the year was Tixall's Matthew Gilmore, who beat his father Dave in the final. In the semi final Matthew Gilmore beat New Brighton Quarry Viking's Richard Bendrey who had played very well in his first visit to these tournaments while Dave Gilmore came through against West Kirby's Bill Atkinson.

Results: Quarter Finals: D.Gilmore 21, A.Buchanan 11; W.Atkinson 21, D.Smith 06 ; M.Gilmore 21, T.Walker 16; R.Bendrey 21, P.Holian 13. Semi Finals: D.Gilmore 21, Atkinson 07; M.Gilmore 21, Bendrey 16. Final: M.Gilmore 21, D.Gilmore 14.

(Report courtesy of Bill Atkinson)


Monday September 17th

Sad news from Poulton Bowling Club 'Alan Fenna'

I am sorry to have to report that Alan Fenna sadly passed away last Friday September 15th. Our condolences go to all Alan's family members and to his Poulton Bowling Club team mates. Alan's funeral will take place at 1-30pm on Monday September 24th at Landican and then afterwards onto the RNA Club in Seacombe, Wallasey. 


Sunday September 16th

Winter Flyers resume next Sunday

The popular Sunday Winter Flyers resume next Sunday morning September 23rd on the Number 4 & 5 greens at Birkenhead Park. All players must report by 09-45am to register and book in to take part in the day's event.


 Wednesday September 12th

2018 Honours Board




Runners Up

Division One

N.B. Queens Royal

West Kirby Victoria

Division Two

Sacred Heart


Division Three

Upton Victory Hall ‘B’

Magazine ‘A’

Harold Jones Cup

N.B. Quarry Vikings ‘B’

N.B. Quarry Vikings ‘A’

Sheppick Cup


Hoylake Central & Melrose ‘B’

Association Cup

Upton Victory Hall ‘B’


Presidents Cup

Manor Road ‘A’

N.B. Quarry Vikings ‘A’

Wallasey News Cup

   N.B. Queens Royal


Pairs League One

 N. B. Queens Royal  West Kirby Victoria

Pairs League Two

N.B. Quarry Vikings ‘B’

Manor Road ‘B’

Pairs League Three


Upton Victory Hall ‘B’

Pairs League Four

N.B. Quarry Vikings ‘C’

Magazine ‘A'

Individual Merit

Mally Andrews

Matthew Gilmore

Federation Merit

No Competition This Season 

Veterans Merit

No Competition This Season 

Wallasey Chronicle Shield

Derek Smith

Margaret Lewis

Hampson Shield

Joshua Bendry

Ann Turner

Tom Bassnett Pairs

No Competition This Season 

Wallasey Festival

No Competition This Season 

Junior Merit

No Competition This Season