Wallasey Crown Green Bowling Association

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

Chris Barton, Graham Bunting, Bill Dow, Mary Fishwick

Peter Fishwick, John Joy, Ian Mitchell, Barry Nixon, Tommy Walker 



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Supporting Wallasey C.G.B.A. Bowls



B.C.C.B.A Registration Cards can be obtained from the

Merseyside County Registrar

Brian Hampson

2 Braunton Road, Wallasey, CH45 5HL

Mobile: 07931 521700






Monday March 13th

2017 Team Handicaps Updated

The full list of Team Handicaps for the Divisional Cups (Association, Sheppick & Harold Jones Cups) and the Presidents and Wallasey News Cups were agreed by the Handicap Committee at their meeting last Tuesday Evening and can now be accessed via theTeam Handicap link in the table at the left of this page. These handicaps will last throughout the 2017 season and will only be changed if a team meets the same team in two different Cup Competitions and it is obvious from the first meeting that the original handicap was completely wrong.


Thursday February 23rd

Knee-Op tomorrow, 2017 Result Sheets etc.

I am finally having my knee-op tomorrow and will consequently be out of action for a short while. If you have any problems regarding Wallasey Bowls please contact either Keith Etches or Mike Costall for the next week or so. Their contact details can be seen at the top of this page. I will be delivering all the relevant Result sheets and paperwork etc for the new season to all club Secretaries in the last week in March as there is now no need for a pre-season handbook meeting.


Wednesday February 22nd

164 year 'Men Only' rule ended at last night's Magazine Bowling Club meeting

Magazine Bowling Club members have finally had to bow to the inevitable and have decided to open up membership of their club to females. After 164 years of proudly being a 'Men Only' domain, members voted at last nights Annual General Meeting to welcome Ladies to become members for the first time ever. Applications for Membership (male or female) should contact Club Secretary, Sam Robinson, for further information.


Sunday February 19th

Federation National League Match v Colne Valley & Wallasey Festival & Junior Merit Competitions

Our Federation National League Match v Colne Valley has been re-arranged at the request of Colne Valley and will now take place on Sunday August 13th. This means that we have had to alter the date for the Wallasey Festival & Junior Merit Competitions to July 23rd. Both the Federation of Crown Green Bowls and Calendar of Events links in the table at the left of this page have been updated with the new dates.


Friday February 17th

New Secretary at Poulton

Poulton Bowling Club have a new Secretary with Keith Bennett replacing Jonathan Nowell Fenna immediately. I would like to thank Jonathan for all the time and effort he has put in on behalf of the Poulton Club over the years. Keith's details have been updated and can be seen in the Club contact list..


Friday February 17th

Starred Player List

The 2017 Starred Player list has now been updated and can be seen by accessing the Starred Player link in the table at the left of the page


Sunday February 5th

2017 Pairs League

We have had 26 teams enter into the Pairs Leagues for 2017 and this means that Divisions One and Two will consist of 7 teams per Division with Divisions Three and Four having 6 Teams per Division. As usual the Divisions are formed on the Final Main League Table positions from our previous season.

The Pairs League Divisions for 2017 are as follows:

Division One: New Brighton Queens Royal, New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'A', West Kirby Victoria, Manor Road 'A', Upton Victory Hall 'A', Harrison Park 'A', Hoylake Central & Melrose 'A'

Division Two: Royden Hall, New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B', Hoylake Central & Melrose 'B', Manor Road 'B', Wallasey RBL, Sacred Heart, Greasby

Division Three: Sandridge, Liscard, Queens, Magazine, Poulton, Grange

Division Four: St. Georges, Manor Road 'C', Harrison Park 'B', New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'C', Telegraph, Upton Victory Hall 'B' 

The 2017 Pairs Fixtures have now been updated and can be accessed via the table on the left of this page.


Saturday February 4th

Wallasey CGBA v Merseyside Ladies 'Colin Jones Challenge Cup'

The date for the Annual Challenge match for the 'Colin Jones Challenge Cup' has been changed to Sunday April 30th from Friday April 7th. The match will now be an afternoon match instead of the usual Friday evening start time. Venue and start time for the match will be notified after all the usual planning arrangements have been completed. I have altered the dates in the Calendar of Events list accessed via the link at the left of this page.


Wednesday February 1st

Thank you to all Club Secretaries & Treasurers

I would like to thank all the Club Secretaries and Treasurers for completing the forms required for the 2017 season and for paying their First Account Invoice and returning everything to me by yesterday's closing date.


Monday January 23rd

Change of dates for Wallasey Individual Merit & Veterans Individual Merit competitions.

Because of a clash with a Merseyside County Championship match on Sunday May 7th we have changed the date of the Wallasey Individual Merit competition to Sunday June 18th. The Wallasey Veterans Individual Merit competition will now be held on Sunday May 7th instead of the original date of June18th.


Friday January 13th

2017 Calendar of Events

The 2017 Calendar of Wallasey CGBA Events has now been updated and can be seen via the link in the left hand table on this page.


Thursday January 12th

2017 League & Divisional Cup Fixtures

The 2017 League & Divisional Cup Fixtures can now be seen by clicking on the relevant League & Cup links in the table at the left of this page.


Saturday January 7th

Executive Committee Meeting

Our first meeting of the season is on Tuesday January 10th at New Brighton Cricket & Bowling Club starting at 7-30pm


Tuesday December 6th

Hoylake Central name change

Hoylake Central have changed the name of their club after merging with the Melrose Ladies Bowling Club and they will now become Hoylake Central & Melrose Bowling Club.


Thursday November 17th

Annual General Meeting

Last night's well attended meeting at Manor Road saw all 21 of our member clubs represented on the night. After the Secretary, Competition & Treasurer reports had been completed, Notices of Motion started with the recommendation from the Executive Committee that we withdraw our entry into the combined Wirral, Bebington & Wallasey handbook for the 2017 season. The excellence of this results service website, which includes everything we have in the handbook and the increasing costs of our handbook entries,was the reasoning for asking the membership if they felt there was still a need to continue with having handbooks. There were arguments both for and against the retention of the handbook and after sensible and well meaning discussion, the delegates were to asked to vote for or against the withdrawal of our entry in the combined handbook from next season onwards. The vote went in favour of the Executive Committee's proposal to withdraw our entry with 33 votes for and 8 against.

Manor Road Bowling Club, seconded by the New Brighton Queens Royal Bowling Club Secretary, Dave Croston, proposed that our League Points scoring system be altered to 1 point per Individual winner in all matches whether home or away instead of the current 1 point for a home winner and 1 and a half points for an away winner. Again, an interesting debate took place regarding the merit of both scoring systems and after that debate the delegates voted 16 for adopting the Manor Road proposal and 25 against accepting the proposal. Consequently for 2017 we will still be operating the current system of 1 point for each Individual home winner and 1 and a half points for each Individual away winner.

We discussed an application from Upton Victory Hall Bowling Club to enter a 'B' team into the Association for 2017 and they were unanimously accepted and will start their season in Division Three next year. This means, that with no team resignations, we will have Three Divisions of 10 teams battling it out for honours next year.

The Executive Committee proposed that New Brighton Queens Royal's, Paul Saville, be made a Life Member of the Association in recognition of his commitment to the Wallasey CGBA over many years. This proposal was accepted unanimously.

The Rules revisions sent to clubs in September did not attract any amendments and were accepted by all the delegates as on the list of revisions attached to last nights agenda. The complete set of all the amended rules can now be seen in the updated Constitutional Laws box in the table at the left of this page.

Tommy Walker read out an excellent report from our Federation Away Team Captain, Owen Doyle about our season trying to win the National League Division Three. We finished Runners Up and have been promoted to Division Two next season.

The Division One, Two and Three Trophies were handed out to the winning clubs by our Chairman, Mike Costall and all clubs receiving Prize money received their cheques.

Rick Keeley made an excellent speech about the Executive Committee and proposed that if all the Committee members were willing to continue, they should be re-elected en-bloc for next year. This was another unanimous vote for the proposal.

Our Chairman, Mike Costall then gave his closing statement and after thanking everyone for attending, closed the meeting at 8-45pm.