Wallasey Crown Green Bowling Association 2019

 President / Competition Secretary: Keith Etches: Tel - 07759 956998

Chairman: Mike Costall: Tel -  0151 639 2866 

Vice Chairman / League Fixture Secretary: Colin Jones: Tel -  07930 934876

Secretary / Treasurer: Peter Dodd; Tel -  07908 974768

Executive Committee:

Graham Bunting, Bill Dow, Mary Fishwick, Peter Fishwick,

John Joy, Andy Wainwright, Tommy Walker

Tue Apr 23rd 11 Matches
Wed Apr 24th 2 Matches
Thu Apr 25th 10 Matches
Tue May 7th 12 Matches



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 January 14th

Winter Flyers

It was a cool blustery morning yesterday in Birkenhead Park for this week's Winter Flyers but thankfully the rain held off. The Tournament was won by Port Sunlight Village and Works Nick Woodward who had his first win in the Flyers for quite some time. In the final he beat Cammell Lairds Peter Holian. Though a long time regular at the Flyers Woodward had not managed to make many appearances before Christmas so it was good to see him back to winning ways. In his quarter final game he beat Cammell Lairds John Squires and then he had another fairly comfortable win against Liverpool's John Hignett Snr in the semi final. Meanwhile Holian had a somewhat more difficult run; he had a very good 21-11 win over Hawksbury's Paul Roberts in the quarters before he scraped through to the final after a very close battle with The Magazine's Andy Buchanan. In the final Woodward maintained his good form and after a fairly even start he was able to pull away and take the first prize with a 21-14 win.


Quarter Finals: P. Holian 21, P. Roberts 11; A. Buchanan 21, C. Portis 10; J. Hignett Snr 21, E. Dutton 18; N. Woodward 21, J. Squires 11.

Semi Finals: Holian 21, Buchanan 19; Woodward 21, Dutton 12. Final: Woodward 21, Holian 14.

Last weeks Tournament was won by New Brighton Queens Royal's Joe Edwards who beat West Kirby Victoria's John Harrison 21-16 in the final.

(Report courtesy of Bill Atkinson)


Friday January 11th

What a difference a day makes

After the shock withdrawal of St Georges Bowling Club on Wednesday and having to re-arrange a new set of League Fixtures for the coming 2019 season, I received a phone call from the Upton Victory Hall Secretary, John Sherlock asking if Upton Victory Hall could put a C Team into the Wallasey Association. We have accepted Upton's request without hesitation and their C Team will be playing in Division Three in the new season. As previously stated, Poulton will not be relegated this season despite finishing in 8th place in Division Two last season. The complete 2019 Main League Fixtures have now been added to this site and can be seen by clicking the League and Cup Results link in the table either at the left of this page if you are using a computer or at the top of this page if you are using a Tablet or Phone.

I would like to say a big 'Thank You' to Mike Beckett for his patience in helping me to deal with a difficult 2 days trying to organise the League Fixtures both straight after the St Georges withdrawal and then again after the inclusion of the Upton Victory Hall C team.

As usual Three Teams (New Brighton Queens Royal, New Brighton Quarry Vikings and West Kirby Victoria) have requested that they don't have any League fixtures in the June Isle of Man week and their request has been granted with the fixtures now taking place at the end of July. 


Thursday January 10th

A belated Happy New Year to all our Members

St Georges Bowling Club

Unfortunately after having set all our dates for 2019 and compiling all our Main League Fixtures for the new 2019 Season, we have now been hit by the shock withdrawal yesterday of St Georges Bowling Club from our Association. St Georges say they now have only 10 registered players available for the 2019 season and this is reduced to 8 every second week because of shift working by some of their players. Despite our regulations stating that clubs must resign before our Annual General Meeting, St Georges late resignation now means that our Main League set up will have to be revised. After lengthy discussions between the Officers of the Association yesterday it was decided that for 2019 we will still operate 3 Divisions in the main League with Division Three unfortunately now only having 8 teams. This would mean that only one team (Queens) will be relegated from Division Two for 2019 but 2 teams, Upton Victory Hall 'B' and Magazine will still be promoted to Division Two. As was discussed at our Annual General Meeting on November 28th last year it was felt that operating with just two Divisions would lead to too many matches in both divisions being non competitive because of the playing strength of the teams having to play at a higher level than normal. The Officers of the Association can only apologise to all of our Clubs for this re-organisation at this late stage and this will mean that Division Three Clubs will now only have 14 Main League matches instead of the original 16. Our Pairs League season will still commence on Thursday August 1st as scheduled. I will attempt to revise the 2019 Main League Fixtures in the next couple of days with the new fixtures being posted onto this site as soon as possible. 


Wednesday December 5th

Wallasey CGBA 2019 Season

Our Calendar of Events for the 2019 Season has now been completed and can be seen by accessing the Calendar of Events link in the table at the left of this page. All our Cup Finals have been highlighted in red, our Federation National League matches are highlighted in blue and our Individual Competition dates are highlighted in green. After a difficult season in 2018 when for one reason or another, we were only able to stage 3 Individual Competitions, we have set our dates early for 2019 and can only hope other Associations or indeed Clubs will work their own Competitions around our dates. Unfortunately with so many competitions available for players to enter in Wirral & Merseyside there will obviously be occasions when dates will clash but our Competition dates will not alter from those published today.

The new rules regarding Cup Finals agreed at our AGM last week have now been updated and our Constitutional Laws can be accessed from the table at the left of this page.

If you are reading this website on your I Pad, Tablet or Phone then the information above is accessed via the Other Pages link at the top of the home page on those devices.


Thursday November 29th

Annual General Meeting

Last night's Annual General Meeting at Manor Road Bowling Club was, as usual, well attended with only one Club not being represented on the night. After the all the usual reports from the Secretary, Competition Secretary and Treasurer had been given, the Notices of Motion section of the meeting saw a proposed new rule regarding the Presidents Cup and Wallasey News Cup being played on a six home - six away basis being heavily defeated by the delegates present.

The following New Cup Rules were all accepted by the delegates.

New Cup Rules

New Rule 4.

All team competition cup finals shall take place on a date determined prior to the start of each season by the Executive Committee and shall not be changed.

New Rule 5.

Clubs unable to field a team for any final must notify the Association Secretary as soon as possible but at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled final. Failure to notify the Association secretary at least 48 hours prior to the final will render the club involved liable for all for costs incurred by the Association such as printing costs, referee’s fees etc. and an additional fine of £25. Such clubs will also forfeit the trophy & any prize monies due.

New rule 6.

If whilst a team competition final is being played more than 2 players are missing the team concerned shall be deemed to be unable to raise a team as per rule 5.  Teams attending finals with missing players shall then be fined at a rate of £10 per player (Maximum £20) in addition to any fines imposed as per the above rule 5.

A proposal by Manor Road Bowling Club, seconded by Harrison Park Bowling Club, to change our Regular League Points Scoring system was heavily defeated by the delegates present.

New Brighton Quarry Vikings Bowling Club applied to enter a 'D' team into the Association for the 2019 season and this was unanimously accepted by the delegates present. This team will play in Division Three next season.

Wallasey Royal British Legion Bowling Club have now changed their Team Name but they will still be playing at Withens Lane. The team will now be known as Withens Lane Bowling Club and the old Wallasey Royal British Legion Club will now be called the Withens Lane Social Club.

Dave Gilmore is the new Secretary of Manor Road Bowling Club having taken over from Brian Hampson.

Andy Wainwright was elected on to the Executive Committee and all the present Officers and Executive Committee members were re-elected en bloc after an excellent speech and proposal by one of our Life Members, Rick Keeley.

Our Chairman Mike Costall reminded the delegates present that it is easy to criticise our Officers and Committee members but there is a right way to go about voicing any complaints members may have about things that they maybe do not like or agree with and any complaints will be addressed in the proper manner if received in the proper manner.