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, Ian Mitchell, Tommy Walker 


Tue Apr 17th 3 Matches
Thu Apr 19th 3 Matches
Tue Apr 24th 11 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.



Thursday March 15th

2018 Team Handicaps

The Wallasey CGBA Handicap Committee have now completed their work setting the Team Handicaps for the 2018 Season. All the Handicaps can now be seen via the Team Handicap link in the table at the left of this page. As with every handicap system, it is not easy to come up with a formula that is acceptable to everyone but there were many more close matches during all our Cup competitions last season than in previous years and our Handicap Committee have to be congratulated for their efforts. The 2018 Handicaps will be entered onto the results sheets for the Divisional Cup matches due to start on Tuesday April 3rd, provided all our greens are still not flooded at that time.


Thursday March 15th

John Burke

I am sorry to have to report that the former Wallasey Royal British Legion Secretary, John Burke, sadly passed away after a heart attack at Arrowe Park Hospital last Monday March 12th. John was a real Gentleman and will be sorely missed by all the Wallasey & Wirral Bowling community. Our condolences go to all John's family and friends at this sad time. John's Funeral service will be at the South Chapel, Landican at 2-00pm on Tuesday March 27th followed by burial at 2-45pm. Mourners will be welcome back at the Wallasey Royal British Legion from 3-00pm onwards. 


Monday March 12th

James Fitzpatrick back in the winners circle.

Upton Victory Hall's James Fitzpatrick won yet another Sunday Flyer Competition at Birkenhead Park yesterday when the competition returned after a very rare postponement last week because of the Arctic Weather conditions. A warm and pleasant day saw 28 players turning up to contest the latest staging of the event and James started off on his victory run with a first round win against Colin Portis. Vic Williams was put to the sword in the second round before a convincing 21-07 victory against Peter McGhee in the Quarter Finals took Jamie into a tough Semi Final against a previous multiple winner, Anthony O'Neill.  A terrific match saw Jamie finally moving into the Final with a 21-18 win. The other half of the draw saw the consistent Tommy Walker earning his place in yet another Final with a first round win against Jamie Isaacs followed by a victory over Nick Woodward in the second round. In the Quarter Final Tommy defeated Adam Hormbrey 21-15 to earn a Semi Final match against Chris Barton. Another tough match saw Tommy finally reaching the Final with a hard fought 21-19 win. The Final proved to be yet another close fought encounter with James just having the edge to post a 21-18 winning scorecard and complete yet another victory for him in this ever popular weekly competition.

Scores from the Quarter Finals onwards: C. Barton 21 D. Gilmore 18: T. Walker 21 A. Hormbrey 15: P. McGhee 07 J. Fitzpatrick 21: B. Hodgson 20 A. O'Neill 21: Semi Finals: C. Barton 19 T. Walker 21: J.Fitzpatrick 21 A. O'Neill 18: Final T. Walker 18 J. Fitzpatrick 21.


Monday February 26th

Anthony O'Neill wins again!

Report from yesterday's Birkenhead Park Flyers (courtesy of Bill Atkinson)

Bowls report for Sunday 25th February.

On a beautifully sunny but cold morning in Birkenhead Park Tixall's Anthony O'Neill had yet another win in this series of Flyers Tournaments to further increase his lead at the top of the points table. In the final he beat Hoylake Central's Tommy Walker. O'Neill beat Cammell Laird's Frank Leach in the quarter finals before having a surprisingly comfortable win over Hawksbury's Paul Roberts in his semi final match. Walker had two real tussles to get through to the final winning both his matches with a 21-19 score; in the quarters he beat St. George's John Joy and then young Owen Turner of New Brighton Quarry Vikings in the semi final. Despite his best efforts in the final Walker could not prevent O'Neill from going on to take his third win of this series.

Results: Quarter Finals: P. Roberts (Hawksbury) 21 N. Hughes (Gladstone) 16; A. O'Neill (Tixall) 21 F. Leach Cammell Lairds) 16: T. Walker (Hoylake Central) 21 J. Joy (St Georges) 19; O. Turner (New Brighton Quarry Vikings) 21 R. Hodgson (Upton Victory Hall) 17.

Semi Finals: O'Neill 21 Roberts 11; Walker 21 Turner 19. Final: O'Neill 21 Walker 15.


Sunday February 18th

Preston's Michael Coupe wins today's Flyers Competition

Houghton's (Preston) Michael Coupe, proved too good for a quality field in today's Flyer Competition at Birkenhead Park to beat New Brighton Quarry Viking bowler, John Cosgrove 21-17 in the Final. With a full house of 36 entries turning up on a warmer day than usual, Michael had started off with wins against Vic Williams and John Joy to earn a Quarter Final match against last week's runner up, Anthony O'Neill. Michael defeated Anthony 21-13 to set up a Semi Final match against New Brighton Quarry Viking's Neil Turner (who had earlier beaten son Owen in the second round). Michael proved just too good for Neil and progressed to the Final with a 21-10 winning scorecard. John Cosgrove had started off his day with early victories against Colin Mounsey and Joe Edwards, before defeating Tommy Walker 21-16 in his Quarter Final match. John then came up against Tixall's Dave McDermott in the Semi Final and had an excellent 21-11 win to earn his place in the Final. A good match in the Final saw Michael finally take the spoils with a 21-17 win.

Results from Quarter Finals onwards: Jamie Isaacs 18 Neil Turner 21: Anthony O'Neill 13 Michael Coupe 21: Tommy Walker 16 John Cosgrove 21: Paul Roberts 17 Dave Mcdermott 21: Semi Finals: Neil Turner 10 Michael Coupe 21: John Cosgrove 21 Dave McDermott 11: Final: Michael Coupe 21 John Cosgrove 17


Thursday February 15th

2018 Starred Player List

The 2018 Starred Player List has now been downloaded to the 2018 Starred Player Link in the table at the left of this page.


Sunday February 11th

Nigel Hughes wins Flyers on cold and wet day in Birkenhead

Nigel Hughes defeated Anthony O'Neill 21-11 in the Final to win the latest Sunday Classic Flyer competition at a very cold and wet Birkenhead Park this morning. The weather had kept away quite a few players from playing today and there were only 15 die hards who turned up to play.Nigel had earlier beaten Derek Smith 21-17 in his first round match before defeating Joe Edwards 21-18 in his quarter final match. Richie Jamieson was put to the sword in the semi final and Nigel had earned his place to play against former team mate Anthony o'Neill in the Final. Anthony started the day off with a 21-11 victory against John Joy before beating Vic Williams 2114 in his qurter final match. In the semi final Anthony had a good 21-13 win against Paul Roberts to qualfy for the Final and Nigel. Nigel proved to be on top of his game with a convincing 21-11 victory to take the winnings for the day.

Results from Quarter Finals onwards: J. Edwards 18  N. Hughes 21, R. Jamieson 21 P. McGhee 08, A. O'Neill 21 V. Williams 14, P. Roberts 21 J. Fitzpatrick 16: Semi Finals: N. Hughes 21 R. Jamieson 13, A. O'Neill 21 P. Roberts 13, Final N. Hughes 21 A. O'Neill 11.


Saturday February 10th

2018 Pairs League Fixtures now updated

The 2018 Pairs League Fixtures have now been updated to this Results Service website. Click on the 2018 Pairs Fixtures in the table at the left of this page. We had 25 entries for the Pairs Leagues this season and as usual the Divisions are formulated on the finishing positions in the 2017 regular league season. The Executive decided that the Pairs League Division One should have 7 teams with Division Two, Three and Four having 6 teams each.


Tuesday February 6th

John Hignett Snr wins the latest Sunday Flyer

Another cold sunny morning in Birkenhead Park produced a really interesting series of games which resulted in a first ever win at the Winter Flyers for John Hignett Snr, one of the more experienced players, who has been coming over from Liverpool each Sunday for several years now: In the final Hignett came from behind to beat Gladstone's Joe Edwards.

In his quarter final match Hignett beat the winner of a couple of weeks ago, Cammell Laird's Peter McGhee and then he had a close win over the rapidly improving young Finley Hormbrey of Ledsham Royal. To reach the semi final Finley had had to first beat his father Adam in his quarter final game.

In his quarter final game Edwards had a tremendous 21-20 win over Tixall's Anthony O'Neill and then he beat Hoylake Central's Tommy Walker in the semi final.

In the early exchanges the final was a close affair and when Edwards pulled away to establish an 18-13 lead it looked as though it was game over but Hignett came back with some great bowls to take his victory and the top prize. As an added bonus for Hignett this win also pushed him up to the top of the points leader board.


Quarter Finals: F. Hormbrey (Ledsham Royal) 21, A.Hormbrey (Ledsham Royal) 16; J. Hignett Snr (Black Horse) 21, P. McGhee (Cammell Lairds) 18; J. Edwards (Gladstone) 21, A. O'Neill (Tixall) 20; T. Walker (Hoylake Central) 21, J. Hignett Jnr (Manchester) 11.  Semi Finals: F. Hormbry 18 J. Hignett Snr 21, J. Edwards 21 T. Walker 14, Final: J. Hignett Snr 21 J. Edwards 18

Report courtesy of Bill Atkinson


Thursday January 25th

Wallasey CGBA Calendar of Events 2018

The Wallasey CGBA calendar of Events for 2018 can be accessed via the Calendar of Events Link in the table at the left of this page. The Merseyside Ladies match scheduled for Friday April 6th is only a provisional date at this time and the correct date will be posted on this site when agreement has been reached with the Ladies.


Thursday January 25th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls 2018

The Federation of Crown Green Bowls Calendar of Events for 2018 can be seen by accessing the Federation link in the table at the left of this page. Wallasey's National League Division One Fixtures start on Sunday April 22nd with a fixture against Halifax followed by a match against our big rivals Colne Valley on Sunday May 20th. Sunday June 24th sees us playing against Leeds 'A' and we have a Bye week on Sunday July 22nd. Our final match on Sunday August 19th gives us a fixture against Barnsley. The dates for the Over 55's Merit and The Individual Merit have been confirmed as Friday August 10th for the Over 55's Merit and Sunday October 7th for the Individual Merit. Both of these competitions will be held at Garswood Hall, Ashton in Makerfield.


Friday January 12th

Divisional Cup Draws

All the Divisional Cup draws have now been entered on the Cup Fixtures/Results section of this site and include all the dates of the fixtures. The dates of matches have been set in accordance with our new ruling that there are not two separate matches on any green on the same night. The draw can be seen by accessing the Cup Fixtures link in the table at the left of this page. The Handicaps will be set by our Handicap Committee and will appear on this site at the beginning of March.


Wednesday January 10th

2018 League Fixtures

All the 2018 League Fixtures are now available on this site and can be accessed by clicking the 2018 main results link in the table at the left of this page.


Wednesday January 10th

Harold Jones Cup, Sheppick Cup and Association Cup Draws

The draws for the Wallasey CGBA Divisional Cups were completed at last night's Executive Committee Meeting and can be seen below:


Harold Jones Cup (Division One) Preliminary Round: Hoylake Central & Melrose A v New Brighton Quarry Vikings A

First Round: Winner of Preliminary Round match v Manor Road B, Manor Road A v West Kirby Victoria, New Brighton Queens Royal v Harrison Park A, Upton Victory Hall A v New Brighton Quarry Vikings B


Sheppick Cup (Division Two) Preliminary Round: Marine Park v Queens, St Georges v Liscard

First Round: Marine Park or Queens v St Georges or Liscard, Sacred Heart v Wallasey RBL, Poulton v Hoylake Central & Melrose B, Sandridge v Grange


Association Cup (Division Three) Preliminary Round: Bronze v Magazine A

First Round: Winner of Preliminary Round Match v Magazine B, Manor Road C v Upton Victoty Hall B, Telegraph v Greasby, Harrison Park B v New Brighton Quarry Vikings C.