Birkenhead & Wirral Crown Green Bowling League






Tue May 18th 2 Matches
Wed May 19th 17 Matches
Thu May 20th 1 Match
Fri May 21st 3 Matches
Tue May 25th 3 Matches




25th April 

Fixtures are now live.


21st April

Vets League starts week commencing Monday 17th May.


16th April 

Sad news from Tixall, Malcolm Stirrup passed away this morning.  Our thoughts are with his family and bowling colleagues. 


19th March

Sad news from Lever Club, Tony Johnson passed away on Wednesday night.  Our thoughts are with his family and bowling colleagues. 


13th March

Sadly a few more deaths since the cancellation of the Season last year.

Alan Churchill of Bebington Park.  Bob Bower of Birkenhead Park SC.  Neil Robertson of Magazine.  Roger Liggins of Neston.  Malcolm Harker and John Madden of Pensby.  Norman Morris of Upton VH.


4th March

Since the last update, when the League was cancelled on 14th July 2020, Sadly there have been a number of deaths since.

Peter Challinor of Bromborough Pool.  Stan Kelly of Birkenhead Park SC.  Bill Bremner and Alan Smith of Harrison Park.  Bill Naylor of Heswall RBL.  Keith Grant, Roy Jones, Tony Lee and Hadgie Thompson of Lever Club.  George Stead of Manor Road.  George Mason of Sea Dog.  Dan Brown, Jim Mearns and Dave Patterson of Thingwall.  Phil Cubbin of Tixall.  Dave Smith of West Kirby Vics, and lately with Funeral details.  Roy Lussey of Higher Tranmere, Landican on Wednesday 10th March, 11.30 am, South Chapel.  Jim O'connor of Manor Road, Anfield Crematorium, Friday 12th March, 10 am.


Please see below the latest Update received from the BCGBA with regard to the return to Bowls.

3rd March 2021

We have today received an update from Sport England on the easing of restrictions on organised grassroot outdoor sports, scheduled to resume on March 29th.
They are still waiting for the overarching guidance from the Cabinet Office and the sport specific guidance that is likely to be released ahead of 29th March.   Unfortunately, they do not expect a more specific sport/activity related guidance to be released for a couple of weeks.
In the interim period, all social distancing rules should remain with the rule of 6 and/or the two family group guidelines to be followed, as was documented in the government’s guidelines.
Whilst we appreciate that this may not be ideal, please be assured that we will signpost any relevant government information and guidance as soon we receive it


14 July 2020

The Committee of the Birkenhead Afternoon Veterans Bowling League have decided to CANCEL the 2020 Bowling Season.

Les Hignett

I have been advised by Oxton Conservative Club that Les Hignett sadly passed away on Monday morning.  Les was a member at Oxton for over 40 years and will be sadly missed by all.  Our condolences go to his family and friends at this sad time.

Dates for, Ben Webster Memorial Shield

Qualifying Rounds, Monday 6th July and Tuesday 7th July.  Final, Friday 17th July.

Dates for the, Shield

Wednesday 15th April, Prelim.  Wednesday 6th May, 1st Round.  Wednesday 8th July, 2nd Round.  Wednesday 29th July, 3rd Round.  Friday 14th August Semi Final.  Friday 4th September, Final.

Dates for the, Centenary Cup

Wednesday 27th May, Prelim.  Wednesday 17th June, 1st Round.  Wednesday 8th July, 2nd Round.  Wednesday 29th July, 2nd Round.  Friday 14th August, Semi Final.  Friday 11th September, Final.

Any team who does not wish to be included in the Centenary Cup must notify the League Secretary, in writing, within three days following the scheduled date of The Shield Preliminary Round.



The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held at Oxton Conservative Club on Monday 18th November. 


Chris Morrison was elected as Financial Secretary, Ken Griffiths was elected as Chairman and Bill Dow and John Sherlock were elected to the Management Committee.


The meeting agreed the following rule changes:

 -  Voting will now be restricted to one vote per club 

 -  There will be no league handbook in 2020

 -  The Management Committee can restructure the divisions following the submission of Club Registration Forms in January of each year.

 -  The Dress Code rule was amended to include the BCGBA ruling on tailored shorts and footwear in our cup competition finals.



The meeting rejected the following proposed rule changes:

-  To share the prize money between the top five teams in each division.