British Parks Crown Green Bowling Association 2021

General Secretary
Chief Executive
Phil Scott
Creamery Cottage
Post Office Lane
SY14 8JQ
01948 820757
Ladies Secretary
Marie Matthews
Creamery Cottage
Post Office Lane
SY14 8JQ
             07966 378346         
  Craig McGuigan
    38 Homewood Rd
M22 4DW
0161 998 9394
07817 414078


Eric Taylor
5 Dunedin Grove
S20 4UD
0114 248 2991
07720 821371



Safeguarding Officer
Phil Ellett
07771 521324
Barlows Fire & Security

Sisis Expert Surfaces

Dennis UK

Esselle Sports Management


Welcome to the British Parks Crown Green Bowls Association Website.


Important Dates:


Latest information:

Wed Feb 24th

Hi all,


Further to the announcement earlier today, which is largely positive at this stage for our sport’s prospects this season, we have prepared the following for our counties and clubs utilising content within the joint statement.


Please feel free to amend/update for your own audiences if you wish to do so.


This is a shared statement with Bowls England and Disability Bows England and further information will be distributed once the full guidance has been issued by the Dept. of Sport 





Today’s roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions enables BCGBA, counties and affiliated clubs to prepare with confidence for the 2021 outdoor season. The Prime Minister’s announcement confirmed that outdoor affiliated bowls clubs will be able to open from 29th March.


Our overriding objective is for as many bowlers as possible to enjoy our sport in a safe manner this summer. Bowls is a naturally socially-distanced, non-contact activity and plays a key role in the mental and physical health of many across the country.  The positive prospects for the new season provides a great boost to bowlers and the sport in general.


Whilst the overwhelming majority of existing bowlers are eager to start playing and are likely to have received their first vaccine, we understand there is a degree of nervousness about returning to the sport.  We will be working alongside our development partner, the Bowls Development Alliance, to support affiliated clubs across the country to create Covid-safe environments, building on the fantastic efforts of many club leaders last year.  This work will include:


·         ‘Return to Play’ guidance for affiliated clubs

·         Resources and best practice to support the safe running of clubs

·         Online booking 

·         Promotional material and funding advice


We also aim to facilitate as much domestic competition as possible. We have developed a series of Covid-contingency scenarios and, with the information now available, will look to reshape our national competition schedule. 


The National Open Weekend 28th May 2021 planning will continue and we believe there’s a good opportunity to encourage people, who are looking for a new fun, family outdoor activity, into our sport.  We will be working with affiliated clubs who sign up to empower them to deliver Open Weekend events that are Covid-safe and give new players a fantastic first experience.




We have been in discussions with our partner organisations to ensure a safe return to play, with the Prime Ministers road map we look forward to clubs being able to open safety within government guidelines 




We will be working in partnership with all stakeholders, notably affiliated clubs, to navigate through any challenges and, whilst mindful to retain a level of caution, are very excited about the outdoor bowls season beginning soon.


We understand today’s developments will provoke a range of questions and we would ask people to bear with us as we work through the various implications. As soon as we can, we will be issuing more detailed guidance on the BCGBA website.




Mark Bircumshaw




Mon Feb 8th

I have just received the headline report on the Back to Bowls survey, both Sport England and the Sport and recreational Alliance are interested in the results of the survey and have expressed how impressed they are with the number who have responded.

  Back to Bowls Headline Data Report

Sat Nov 21st 2020

At the British Parks AGM on Saturday 14th November all officers were voted in again for the 2021 season, The new President is Mike Busby Warwickshire Parks with the Deputy President Phil Scott North Shropshire Parks. All rule proposals were passed and hosts for 2021 confirmed.

Tue Dec 17th 2019

Birkenhead County Parks Bowling Association have resigned their position in British Parks and joined with the Wirral County Parks Association to be a whole county together in 2020

Mon Nov 4th 2019

At the British Parks AGM 2019 on Saturday all Notices of Motions were passed with the main one being Ladies can now play in the Barlows Senior County Championship, The President for 2020 is Mike Dawson Cheshire , Hosts for 2020

Barlows Fire and Security Senior Merit   -  Cheshire

Esselle Sports Veterans Merit   -  South Yorkshire

Dennis /SISIS Club Team Championships -  Warwickshire

Veterans Inter County One Dayer  - Birkenhead

Junior Merit   -  North Staffordshire

Junior 10 a side   - Wirral

Junior 5 a side   -  East Midlands

Ladies Merit -  Greater Manchester


All Officers were re-elected for 2020.