Wirral Crown Green Bowling Association 2018

Secretary / Treasurer President Chairman Vice Chairman Competition Secretary
 Roy Cooke  Ted Sullivan Keith Etches   Peter Fishwick  Brian Hampson



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 CCGBA 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 at registrar4mccgba@gmail.com.



Important Dates:


Latest information:

Sat Jan 5th

Sad news from Neston Bowling Club. For those who knew Des Kiley who sadly  passed away recently his funeral is at Landican South Chapel on Wednesday the 16th of January at 9.30 am. Des who many of you will remember played for Neston and his son Jack now plays for Neston. 

Wed Nov 21st

Mrs Pat Crowther will be running a Referees Course for anyone who is interested in becoming a Referee.

The courses will be held on 23rd January, 30th January, 6th February and the Referees examination will be held on 13th February.

These will be held at the Manor Road Club at 1.30pm with evening courses also available if there is sufficient interest.

Anyone interested in taking the course should contact Peter Fishwick on 638 3511or Pat Crowther on 648 5740

Sun Sep 9th

Sad news from Higher Tranmere Vets that former Chairman & Secretary Eric Bell has sadly passed away after a short illness. All thoughts go to Erics family and club mates. Erics funeral is next Wednesday 12th September at 10.30am at Highfield United Reformed Church in Rock Lane West Rock Ferry.

Wed Aug 22nd

Congratulations to West Kirby Victoria on winning the 2018 Frank Hurst Trophy.  They beat Gladstone B by just four chalks at Upton Victory Hall having given their opponents a 30-handicap start.  The match was level with just John Lloyd (West Kirby Victoria) and Rob Ollerhead (Gladstone B) left on the green with Lloyd 16-15 up.  Lloyd eventually pulled away to win 21-17.  All scores can be viewed via the 2018 Cup Fixtures, Results link.

Sat Aug 18th

Congratulations to Steve Gardner & Dave Simcoe (Lever Club) on winning the Ashman Doubles, played at Pensby Bowling Club.  They defeated Kevin Howgate & Peter McBride (Port Sunlight Village & Works), 15-9 in the final  All scores can be viewed via the 2018 Cup Fixtures, Results link.

Sun Aug 12th

Congratulations to Tixall B who won the Victory Cup at Oxton Conservative Club after a 6 chalk victory over West Kirby Victoria.  All the scores can be viewed via the 2018 Cup Fixtures, Results link.

Wed Aug 8th

Sad news from Mike Walsh, Secretary of Thingwall

We regret to inform you that our Chairman JIM MEARNS, sadly passed away on Tuesday (7th August ), after a long period of illness.  Jim was a devoted member of the club and for some years had previously been the treasurer before undertaking the position of treasurer of the Centre, in addition to being Chair of the Bowls club. His death leaves a big hole in the organisation which will be difficult to fill.  Jims funeral will take place on Friday 24th August at Landican at 1.30pm
Our thoughts and condolences go to his wife Phyllis and to his family.

Mon Jul 30th

Mo Evans is running her WUDS4FUN sessions on the Birkenhead Park greens on 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd August between 10am and 12 noon.


Bring your children along and have a fun morning on the bowling greens. 

Thu Jul 5th

Congratulations to Gladstone ''B'' who retained the Graham White Cup after a 15 chalk victory over Manor Road ''B'', played at Albany.  All the scores can be viewed via the 2018 Cup Fixtures, Results link.

Wed Jul 4th

Congratulations to Heswall RBL on winning the 2018 Sansom Cup Final with a 17 chalk victory over Gladstone, played at Lever Club.  All the scores can be viewed via the 2018 Cup Fixtures, Results link.

Thu Jun 28th

The Stott Cup Final was held last night at New Brighton Cricket & Bowling Club and congratulations must go to the Lever Club who were the eventual winners. The full scores can be found by following the  2018 Cup Fixtures, Results link on the lefthand side of this page.

Sun Jun 17th

Cpngratulations to Matty Worden for winning the Wirral Junior Merit played in Birkenhead Park this afternoon. Details of the draw and results can be seen by following the links under the 2018 Cup fixtures, Results tab on the left of this page.

Sun Jun 17th

Congratulations to Ritchie Jamieson who won the Association's Veterans Handicap at Pensby yesterday. The full results can be seen by following the links in the 2018 Cup Fixtures, Results tab on the left of this page.

Mon Jun 11th

Congratulations to John Lloyd who won the Wirral Merit yesterday at Birkenhead Park against Kye Gorman. The results can be found on the 2018 Cup fixtures, results page of this website.

Fri Jun 1st

Congratulations to Jamie Isaac and Owen Turner who won the Wirral Junior Pairs held on Sunday 27th May.

Many thanks to Cath Bennett for her donation towards the event.

The full results can be found on the 2018 Cup Fixtures, Results page of this website.

Mon May 28th

The British Parks Crown Green Bowling Association Junior 5-a-side competition will be held in Birkenhead Park on Sunday 3rd June starting at 9.30am.

Wirral Juniors have 3 teams entered and will be trying to retain the title for the 3rd year in a row.

Teams will be entering from North Shropshire, North Staffs, Yorkshire, and East Midlands.

Please come along to the Park and give your support to the local teams.

Sat May 26th

The draw for the 2018 Frank Hurst Trophy has been made and can be viwed via the 2018 Cup fixtures, Results link.  Venues and handicaps will be notified following the relevant Council Meeting.

Mon Apr 30th

The Wirral Junior Handicap was held on the Royden Hall green on Sunday 22nd April.

The Winner of the Under 14 section was Michael Cavanagh of Upton VH.

The Wirrer of the Under 18 section was Jake McElnay from Albany.

You can see the full results by clicking on the 2018 Cup Fixtures, Results tab on the left of this page.

Sun Apr 22nd

Wirral Charity Handicap

The last 8 for the Charity Handicap was played at the Lever Club last night. Nick Burridge Jnr raced to an 18-4 lead after only 19 ends but Dave McDermott dug in and won the next few ends to score 11 shots before Nick Burridge Jnr won the last few shots needed to clinch victory 21-15.

Full details of all the results can be found on the 2018 Cup Fixtures, Results link on the left of this page.

Wed Apr 18th

The draw for the last 8 of the Charity Handicap is as follows:-

Bill Dow (Harrison Park) v John Sherlock (Upton VH)

Alan Heaton (Heswall RBL) v Dave McDermott (Tixall)

Brian Somerville (West Kirby Vics) v Nigel Hughes (Gladstone)

Nick Burridge Jnr (Gladstone) v Darren Hankin (Gladstone)

The Wirral dress code will apply on finals Day

Final to be played at the Lever Club on Saturday 21st April at 6pm


Mon Apr 16th

The venues and handicaps for our team competitions can now be viewed via the 2018 Cup Fixtutes, Results link opposite

Sat Apr 14th

Wirral Charity Handicap


Qualifying rounds will be held on Monday 16th April with return on Tuesday 17th April to qualify if necessary.

All qualifying rounds begin at 6.15pm with scratch at 6.30pm

Final to be held at the Lever Club on Saturday 21st April with 6pm start.

Please note that the below list of greens and players is not the draw.


Greens in use:-

Heswall RBL

Jake McElnay, Martin Small, Nick Burridge Jnr, Rob Ollerhead, Tony Sullivan, Mike Whalley, Tom Davis, Dave Simcoe, Chris Barton, Josh Bunting, Paul Saville, Dave McDermott, Jordan McDermott


Upton VH

Peter Harrison, John Gommersall Jnr, Mike Brook, Graham Ellison, Steve Gilfoyle, Kye Gorman, Alan Heaton, Jamie Box, Les Henderson, Ray Lynch, Brian Somerville



Peter McGhee, Mark Wood, Joe Edwards, Kyle Gordon, Darren Hankin, Tom Raybould, Bill Jones, Tania Gilfoyle, Rob Murphy, Harry Henderson, John Sherlock, John Harrison


Manor road

Syd Taylor, Geoff McAdam, Rob Lewis, Colin Mounsey, Nigel Hughes, James Motley, Bill Dow, Chris Morrison, Colin Saville, Fred Doherty, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Alf McDermott, Robert Smedley


TWO players from each green to qualify for the Final to be held at the Lever Club on Saturday 21st April with 6PM start

Sat Apr 7th

Due to the very wet weather on Monday 2ns April Pemsby have now announced re-arranged dates:-

Pensby Open Competitions

Katherine Pairs (Ladies only)

Monday 28th May 2018 commencing at 10am

£8.00 per pair

Sun Apr 1st

The closing date for the Wirral Charity Handicap is Saturday 7th April 2018. All Secretaries have been given copies of the entry forms or you can download one from the Competition Entry forms link on the left.

Fri Mar 16th

It is with sadness that one of our players, Ruby Langan, has passed away.

We send our condolences to Ruby's family and friends.

regards Pete Teague, secretary, Bromborough Recs

Fri Mar 9th
The funeral of John Downham will take place at Landican on Tuesday 20th March, commencing at 11am, with a reception afterwards at Thingwall Recreational Centre. It is hoped that as many bowlers as possible will attend to pay our respects to Betty and the family, and to remember John as a valued member of Thingwall and the Wirral bowling fraternity.
Mike Walsh. Secretary, Thingwall Bowling Club

Wed Feb 28th

The following message has been received from the Secretary of Thingwall Bowling Club. On behalf of all bowlers I send our condolences to John's family and friends and all members at Thingwall Bowling Club..


It is with regret that I report that John Downham died recently in Arrowe Park hospital after a short, but serious illness. John was a long time member of Thingwall  Mens Bowling Club, and was Secretary for a number of years. He was most recently our Honorary President, and worked tirelessly for the good of the Club. A date is not yet available for his funeral, and he will be sorely missed by all our members.

Mon Feb 19th

We have sdded a Wirral Bowls Calendar 2018 to the links on the left.

If you are arranging any competitions within your Club which are open to Wirral bowlers please let us have the details and we can add it to the Calendar.

Hopefully this will help to avoid clashes between competitions.

Fri Feb 9th

The WIRRAL CHARITY HANDICAP will be held on Monday 16th April on greens in Wirral to be decided.

Players may need to return on Tuesday 17th April to qualify.

The Final will be held at the Lever Club on Saturday 21st April at 6pm.

Entry forms have been sent to all Club Secretaries or you can download a copy by following the link Competition Entry Forms >> in the Menu on the left of this page.

Mon Jan 22nd

Pensby Open Competitions

Katherine Pairs (Ladies only)

Monday 2nd April 2018

£8.00 per pair


Pensby Mixed Pairs

Saturday 1st September 2018

£10.00 per pair


Entries to Kath Davies, 84 Hoylake Road, Moreton (678 0155)

Sun Jan 21st

Sad news from Pensby

Unfortunately the Club has to report the passing of 3 of it's Members recently.

These were Edwin (Eddie) Benson, Evelyn (Claire) Bland and Maureen Bresnen.

The funeral for Evelyn (Claire) Bland will be held at St Peters Church, Lower Heswall at 12.45pm on Wednesday 24th January. This will be followed by internment at Landical Cemetary but will be for family only.

Sun Jan 21st

Paul Ashmore will be holding a Safeguarding Course on Sunday 28th January between 1pm and 4pm at Manor Road Conservative Club. The cost to attend is £15.00.

If you could let as many people know so we have a decent turn out for Merseyside especially with the Bye Law that was passed yesterday at the BCGBA Rules Revision Meeting with flying colours appertaining to Safeguarding.

Sun Jan 21st

Pat Crowther will be holding a Referees Course for anyone interested in becoming a Referee.

This will be held at the Manor Road Club commencing at 1.30pm on Wednesday 24th January and will continue on Wednesday 31st January and Wednesday 6th February.
The examination will be held on Wednesday 13th February.
The cost of the course will be £10 per person and that includes the examination fee.
Anyone who is interested should turn up on Wednesday.

Wed Dec 20th

Sad news from Liscard Bowling Club

I am very sad to have to report that long time Liscard Club Member, Secretary, Treasurer and Player, Harry Timperley passed away this morning after pnuemonia had set in after his long fight against cancer during the past year. Harry will be sorely missed by his wife Hannah and his daughters as well as the Liscard Club members and the whole Wirral Bowling Community. Harry was very forthright in his opinion of the way bowls should not just be for the Top echelon of bowls but more for the Clubs with limited numbers of Members in their Club. Harry worked long and hard to keep the Liscard Bowling Club in existance and was very proud of the fact that with so few members, the Club finished Second Division Runners Up in the Wallasey season just finished. Our condolences go to Hannah and her Family Members at this sad time.

Wed Dec 20th

New Secretary at West Kirby Victoria

Mr C. Hegg
Tel: 632 2943 
Email: chris.hegg@outlook.com