Coventry Bowling League 2021

 

 

Management Committee

Life Members
Mr. R Perry, Mr C Reid, Mr C Bordley, Mr RA Young
President
Mr Robert Moss
 
Trustees
Mr. C Reid, Mr. RA Young, Mr. M Dobson 
Secretary/Treasurer
Mr Martin Dobson
459 Walsgrave Road, Coventry, CV2 4AH
 
Tel: 024 7644 8916
Mob: 07904 589480
email: dobson365@btinternet.com
League Match Secretary
 Mr Damon Naile
 
 
 email: covcrownmatches@gmail.com
Competitions Secretary
Mr Len Peach
2 Rectory Drive
Exhall, Coventry. CV7 9NZ
 
 Tel: 024 7631 1397
email: lenbowls21@aol.com
  http://north-midlands-cgba.co.uk   https://www.bcgba.org.uk/

 

 

Sat Jul 24th 11 results from 15 Matches
Sun Jul 25th 5 results from 7 Matches
Mon Jul 26th 1result from 1 Match
Tue Jul 27th 5 Matches
Wed Jul 28th 22 Matches
Thu Jul 29th 12 Matches

Welcome to the Coventry Bowling League.
The site comprises the Coventry Premier/Midweek League, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Leagues

 

Important Dates:

 

Latest information:

Sun Jul 25th

Reminder of Rules

Just a reminder of two important rules, the first a League rule and the second a Law of the Game.

The away team must be given 15 minutes exclusive use of the green before matches, starting 20 minutes before the match is due to start. This time starts when the last home player leaves the green, and the full time must be given even if that means the game starting late.

A player who bowled the jack is not permitted to ask for the jack to be returned. The only time the jack is returned to the player who bowled it is if it hits or is hit by another object, 'jack up' is called by another end or the bowler's first wood hits or is hit by another object while in motion. It is not permissible to ask for the jack you have just bowled to be returned in any other circumstance unless it is to concede it to your opponent.

This is covered under rule 4 in the Laws of the Game.

 

Mon Jul 5th

Midweek June Round-up

 

Midweek 1 finds Attleborough atop, holding a 1 point lead over second place Copsewood , witha game in hand to boot. They hold a whopping 21 point gap over Potters in third. Unsurprising they hold four of the top ten players in the Aggregates with Pete Varney being their best in third. However, it is Barrie Shaw (Copsewood B) who is top of the pile, leading Christian Morey (Potters) by 2 points. There have been three 'perfect' home results with Potters achieving one and also been on the away end of one from Copsewood B. Attleborough A were the other team to achieve a perfect ten.

 

Midweek 2 is starting to look like a table of two halves. At the top there is a three horse race between Griff, Foxes and Herberts who sit at least 15 above the remaining five teams. It's tight between those five however with just five points covering them all. The top three players all have 100% records, Andrew Wetton (Griff) sits second, Matt Allen (Foxes) third and Dave Thompson (Herberts) top. The final round in June saw a thrilling draw between Standard A and Gas B. The away team, gas, achieved an impressive five winners but the home team hung on by two shots to claim the bonus points.

 

Attleborough B hold a nine point lead over Stoke Cov B and Albany in Midweek 3, but Stoke Cov B could close this with their game in hand. Dave Neal and Chris Reed (Attleborough B) head the aggregates, with the former ahead on shots alone.

 

Even with Councon C and Walsgrave D's game in hand, Bedworth Ex hold a handsome 18 point lead in Midweek 4. The picture is a bit murky further down given the amount of games postponed. Bed Ex hold five of the individual top ten including Stuart Gibbs in top spot. Both Old Covents and Walsgrave D achieved a perfect home score while Gas C sneaked an away win at Standard B by just seven shots thanks largely to single figure wins by Roger Randle, Tom Cope and Jayke Ward.

 

Sun Jul 4th

Premier League - June Update


In Premier 1, Copsewood lead the way with seven wins out of seven and have a handy ten point lead over Haunchwood A. It's no surprise that Darren Plenderleith (Newdigate) leads the aggregates but Tyler Dewis (Haunchwood) is currently matching his 100% record. Match of the month was undoubtly the encounter between Haunchwood A and Copsewood A. Although the away side, Haunchwood won three of the first four with a useful 15 point lead. A Tyler Dewis win to two which should have all but extinguished the challenge, but a hard faught 21-20 win by Andy Gibbs delivered the game to Haunchwood by a solitary point. had that result been flipped the 8-3 points away win would have become a 6-4 loss. Huge.

 

In Premier 2 there was nothing quite as dramatic but the finally round of matches in June saw all of the games being tight affairs. Earlier in the month Dunlop A registered an impressive shut-out against Cov Colliery A. The table is a whole lot tighter then P1 too; Stoke Cov A lead Kenilworth A by three points but with a game in hand the latter could easily bridge this gap. Atherstone Cons B are a further point back with the top five covered by just nine points. This looks like it will be an incredibly close league this year. Anthony Wood (Kenilworth A), Tony Bradley (Stoke Cov) and Neil Keenan (Lime Tree A) are first, seocnd and thrid respectively, all on the same points.

 

 

Fri Jul 2nd

Saturday League - June Round-up

 

Atherstone Cons A have a handsome lead in Saturday Division 1 and that's taking into account the extra game they have played. Attleborough Sports A are 19 points behind with Haunchwood a further 15 back. It is no surprise then that they occupy the top six positions in the aggregates with Jordan Baddeley, Carl Wilkins and Ben Percival all with 100% records and essentially tied at top. Attleborough Sports A managed a perfect home score in one match which takes some doing.

 

It's a whole lot closer in D2 which just a couple of points between Stoke Cov A, Alvis A and Walsgrave. Alvis are probably the true leaders with their game in hand even though they sit second in the table. Atherstone Grove A also achieved a perfect home score this month and bizarrely all three games finished 10 - 4 on the weekend of the 19th! Chris Pearson and Mark Roche (Stoke Cov A) top the aggregates with a 100% record.

 

Atherstone Cons B edged ahead of Coundon B after winning the top of the table clash. Attleborough Sports B are within striking distance of second now with their game in hand. Stockingford can feel a little hard done by in their game against Coundon B, losing by just five shots but only getting four winners. On the flip side, Coundon B played excellently to get the win with only 11 players. Six players tie on points at the top of the player's table, but it is Frazer Cameron (Coundon B) who lead Rob Horton (Atherstone Cons B) by a single shot. Stephen Arnold (Phoenix) is also in the the tie but has a game in hand.

 

Griff B lead Alvis B by a point in Division four. Stoke Cov B in third will have their ambitions for the league tested this month in a double header against Griff B. Steve Hudson (Griff B) leads a three way tie with Lewis Wildman and Matthew Brown (both Lime Tree B) in the aggregates. The 12th June saw al three matches land on a knife edge in favour of the away teams. Bed Ex beat Old Coventrians by four shots, Lime Tree beat Stoke Cov B by five shots, meaning they won 7 - 8 on points, and after finishing six games apiece Griff B beat Alvis by a single shot in a match that could have a lasting impression on the eventual outcome of the whole division.

 

Mon Jun 28th
Sunday League - June Round-up
 
Coundon head the Sunday Division 2 league on paper but, with their game in hand and just two shots behind, Coronation A could put in a claim to be the true leaders. The picture is mixed elsewhere with anywhere from four to six games having been played. The top five players all have 100% records, however by dint of having played more games, Frazer Cameron (Coundon) is top. Chris Reeve (Standard) in third has two games in hand though so things might get tight. Their respective teams played out a tense match a few weeks back at Coundon. With the game delicately poised at 3 - 2, Coundon's Owen Wood managed to get above 15 to ensure a points victory. Brian Foy's win was just worth a point then, rather than the four it would have been a few ends earlier. It's been said before; it's your losers that win you the game. 
 
Much like D2, in D1, Copsewood B lead the table but it's their A team that are in the driving seat, just a point behind and a game in hand. That being said, Wyken, Colliery A and Lime Tree A are very much in the mix. Wyken and Colliery A played out a close affair match at the Walsgrave Pub. It all went down to the final thrilling match which Colliery's Steve Downing won to 20 but that couldn't quite prevent a four shot victory for Wyken. Martin Puffett leads his Copsewood B team mate, Barrie Shaw, in the Aggregates but Dave Ord (Lime Tree A) is there in third with a game in hand.
 
 
Sat Jun 26th

Thursday League - June Round-up

 

As we reach the end of June, it's time to cast our eyes over the leagues, and as Thursday is done for this month, we'll start there. Unbeaten Attleborough Sports hold a hefty 11 point lead over their nearest rivals Stoke Cov A in Division 1. It's no surprise then that they occupy the top two slots in the Aggregates with Steve Pratt edging out Michael Warrington by 9 shots, with Daves Smith (Dunlop A) and Ord (Lime Tree A) just a whisker behind. Game of the month has to have been Lime Tree A v Gas A; a tight, low scoring affair with five players registering single figures. In the end it was a 21 - 14 win by Dean Nicholls in the final game that sealed the win for Gas by three shots.

 

In D2, five points cover the top four with Walsgrave A leading on 37 points. However with all the other teams have a game in hand, and going by 'points per game', Foxes are truely in top spot. Interestingly though Walsgrave B are also outdoing their A team on this measure. Brian Allen (Foxes) leads the way from Brian Thomas and Scott Horbury from Walsgrave A but Walsgrave B have an impressive four players in the top ten.

 

Stockingford A dominate the Aggregates in D3 with four of the top five. Steve Reed heads the table followed by his teammate Dave Ensor with only Mark Bradley (Herberts A) breaking the Stockingford stranglehold. In the league, however, they are just three points aheand of Alvis with Standard A a further two points behind. They have also lost more matches than the three teams below them. With their game in hand Herberts A are probably virtually sitting second. It felt like this was going to be a really tight division and that was reenforced this week with all three games ending four games apiece. Lime Tree B snatched an away win by just one shot in their match against Weddington, despite having two players lose to single figures.

 

There are just nine points covering the top five in D4. Walsgrave lead the table but have played a game more so it is Dunlop B lead the table if we look at 'points per game'. They are without a win in their last two games however, one of which was a rare draw. Albany A picked up five winners in the first five games away at Dunlop B, only to lose by eight shots. It marks a very odd season for Albany, having lost all three of their home games but remaining unbeaten away. Ronan Allen (Stoke Cov B) continues his excellent start (in all leagues) and tops the Aggregates with a 100% record. However, he is just 1 point and one shot ahead of Scott Crowther (Albany A) who likewise has a zero in the losses column. Steve Bates (Bed Ex) rounds out the top three.

 

It was always likely that D5 was going to suffer with postponements, but it isn't as bad as it might have been. The mid season break is proving a popular time to play rearranged games. That has left the league table a bit all over the place but, by any measure, Standard B are romping it right now. Herberts B are curently second but Coundon C with their game in hand could take that position. Matt Shaw (Copsewood) leads Paul Perry (Herberts B) by two shots while Ted Rogers (Coundon C) is not far behind in third. In fact he is only one of the three with a 100% record and with a game in hand is sitting pretty. Herberts B achieved a perfect home result against Albany B while confusion reigned in the Standard B v Coundon C game as the sides ended up on the same score. And (as we all know!) that means one point to the home side and two to the away, and as Standard managed five winners it was welcome 6 - 5 win to them.

 

 

Sat Jun 19th

While we are being flexible this season given the strangeness of these times, please remember that a game can only be postponed (other than for weather/safety) if 

 

  • A new date has been arranged
  • The League Match Secretary has ben infomred and agrees

 

Please ensure this procedure is followed to allow the League to operate in as smoothest way as possible. If you are one or two players short, it would be best to just play the game but please let the opposition know in advance.

 

Many thanks.

 

Thu Jun 17th

This week 25 of the 26 Midweek games were entered online by 10am the next day. This is incredible result entry activity. Well done all - keep it up!

 

 

Mon May 31st

 

Good Morning All,

 

With a couple weeks into the season things are generally going OK, just a couple of reminders to all clubs and captains.

 

1.) Whilst we would like all fixtures played on the scheduled night it is expected that we will get some fixtures that can not be, in this situation Clubs should ideally play the fixture in advance of the scheduled date or must have agreed a new date prior to the scheduled fixture and played within 4 weeks. We are asking Clubs to be flexible with each other in this situation and for this season only will allow fixtures to be split in all Leagues. In all situations Clubs must inform the League of any agreement prior to the scheduled date - we expect Clubs to be able to mutually resolve these instances, we are not in a normal season and ask clubs to support each other and ensure all fixtures are played.

 

2.) Match Sheets - as long as Clubs have been able to load results onto the system then you do not need post the sheets, however you can email to covcrownmatches@gmail.com  - please keep these and hand to League Committee at the next meeting. Only post if you are unable load the results on the system.

 

3.) Should you need to register a player in the Coventry and District League whom already holds a BCGBA number then please contact Damon Naile - covcrownmatches@gmail.com 

 

4.) Should you need to register a player to obtain a new BCGBA registration number then please ensure you get the relevant form to Martin Dobson - North Midlands registrar.

 

Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the League committe, please make sure all your captains are aware of the above.

 

 

Thu May 20th

It's great to be back on the green and to see so many entring results online. We encourage everyone to do this as it saves time and money for everyone! Could Secretaries check their players lists in the system and let me know if any players are missing or not added to a league. 

 

Can all players remember this important 'Law of the Game' which is particulary revelant in these times.

 

5.1 At no time may the footer be used with the centre less than one metre from the edge of the green.

 

 

Mon May 17th

Merits Dates

Midweek merit prelims Friday 6th August 6.15 pm. Finals Friday 20th August 6.30 pm
Thursday merit prelims Thursday 6th September 6 pm. Finals Thursday 9th September 6 pm.
 
 
Thu May 13th

 

Dear Secretary,

 

With the 2021 Coventry District Bowling season nearly on us I would like to send out my best wishes and good luck to all teams, I am sure you will all agree its been a very difficult time for everyone so hopefully being back on the green will be positive for every Player & Club. 

 

All fixtures have been produced and are available on the website : Coventry Bowling League (bowlingresults.co.uk) can you please ensure that you check all your fixtures for any clashes, whilst every effort has been made to minimise clashes some may have slipped through the net.

 

All match sheets have been posted to all Clubs - please ensure that your results are posted on the Bowling results website and you completed & signed match sheet retained and provided at any subsequent League meetings.

 

For the 2021 season only we have slightly amended some of the Rules - a copy is attached (also available from the website or by clicking this link), any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Management Committee.

 

As with the past 18 months we have been guided by the Goverment & Bowling authorities with respect to the management and control of the pandemic, please continue to follow this advice from the relevant authority websites, BCGBA (bcgba.org.uk) & UK Gov ( Welcome to GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

 

I do think most Clubs are now fully aware of the recommendations however please be mindful of the following :

  • Recommendation from the League is for no food to be provided.
  • No handshakes
  • Important of social distancing as much as possible
  • To provide sanitizer
  • Toilet facilities must be available
  • Clubs to notify the League & opponents where it is not possible for the opposition to go back to the Club.
  • Where possible Clubs to let each other know if they are going to be short of players as soon as possible (opposition would need to have a full team available on the night to claim the non fulfilled game).
  • Try to avoid using shared equipment whenever possible – If you are sharing equipment, for example jacks/mats, practise strict hand hygiene including sanitisation after using any shared equipment.
 
League format - It is the intention of the League that the seasons will be a competitive format with promotion and relegation, however where the number of teams has been reduced in Leagues this season it will be our intention (where possible) to return the Leagues to the original formation for the 2022 season which in the some cases could impact promotion/relegation positions - the League rules as stated in handbook will be adhered to.

 

As the Premier Leagues are running as normal relegation & promotion will be in accordance with the handbook rules.

 

On a positive note we have had over 35 new membership requests to join BCGBA, this is fantastic news and hopefully this will continue. If you have any new members please contact myself as the North Midlands Registrar and I will provide the relevant joining information.

 

That's about it for now - please enjoy your bowling and should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Regards

Martin Dobson

Secretary/Treasurer Coventry & District Bowling League