South Derbyshire Crown Green Bowling Association 2018


President Chairman Secretary Fixture Secretary Treasurer
Cliff Robinson Calvin Jackson John McNeilly Peter Harper Neil Desmond
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Important Dates:


Latest information:

Tue Feb 12th
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS - Jack Birks funeral will be held at St. James Church, Crosshill, Codnor,  at 2pm on Monday 25th February. Post Code DE5 9SN.
To help folk who are not familiar with the area, the church is located at the junction of Crosshill (A6007 Heanor Road) and Denby Lane.

Sun Feb 3rd

OBITUARY - It is with immense sadness that I have to inform you of the passing last night of Jack Birks. Many of you will know Jack who has been associated with Belper Pottery for 50+ years. His last full season was in 2017 when he was still playing at the age of 94. A lovely man that will be missed by many. I will post funeral arrangements once I have them.

Mon Jan 28th

BCGBA MEMBERSHIP - Lifetime BCGBA Membership has increased with immediate effect from £10 to £12. A replacement card is now £4. The updated form can be found via the link on the left.

Mon Jan 28th

OBITUARY - Sadly, I have to report that Ian Woolley (Spondon BC) has recently passed away. Ian was a stalwart of the club and a former winner of the South Derbyshire Merit in 2003. His funeral will be held at Markeaton Crematorium at 3.20pm on Wednesday 6th February and afterwards at the Mundy Arms. All friends welcome. Family flowers only please. Our thoughts are with his family.

Fri Dec 21st

Revised rules entered on to website. Any changes have been highlighted in red.

Sun Sep 30th

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Newhall Social complete the treble by winning the Champion of Champions at Spondon to go with their Division 1 and Dickie Cup titles. What a great season. Well done boys. Full results on the 2018 Cup Results tab

Mon Sep 3rd

CONGRATULATIONS to Owen Sherriff (Washlands) on winning the Gordon Ellis Trophy, defeating Aiden Richardson (Derby Coop) 21-16 in the final at Kings Newton BC. Also, congratulations to Sophie Oxtoby (Alvaston & Boulton) who won the Supplementary competition. Full results from the day on the 2018 cup results tab. Our thanks to our hosts at Kings Newton for another very well run event and we look forward to the final junior county match on the green next Sunday against Wales, starting at 2pm. All support very welcome.


Thu Aug 30th

CONGRATULATIONS to Colin Riley & Tony Batchelder (Marehay) who won the Ray Hanson Doubles at Horsley, defeating Richard & Blake Gill (A&B) 21-15 in the final. Thanks to the 24 pairs that took part and to Horsley BC for being terrific hosts and presenting the green in fabulous condition. Full results on the 2018 Cup Results tab



Sun Aug 12th

CONGRATULATIONS to Dave May (Alvaston & Boulton) who won the Senior British Parks Merit Final, beating Joshua Mordue (Yorkshire) in the final 21-18.

Thu Aug 9th

DICKIE CUP FINAL Congratulations to Newhall Social who win a fantastic Dickie Cup Final 196-193 against Netherseal at Kings Newton BC. Thanks to Kings Newton for being excellent hosts and sponsors of the event and to those that came and supported. A great game for the neutral. Full results on the 2018 Cup tab.

Sun Aug 5th

MIDLAND MASTERS - Alvaston & Boulton trio Adam Hartley, Dan Hartley and Phil May qualify for the finals of the Midland Masters to be held at Stretton on Sunday 16th September following our heat yesterday at Chellaston. Thanks to Chellaston for hosting us and good luck to all three in the final. Full results on the 2018 Cup Results tab

Sun Jun 24th

DERBYSHIRE SENIOR MERIT - Ed Furniss (Rowditch BC) becomes only the fourth player in the history of the Derbyshire Merit (going back to 1911) to retain the title after taking the spoils at Arkwright Town BC. He beat Dougan Tubey (Belvedere) in the final 21-10 who himself was looking for his third Merit title. Ed now goes on to the BCGBA Champion of Champions at The Waterloo on 29th September. Well done Ed. A great acheivement. 


Wed Jun 6th

DICKIE CUP - A huge thanks to Kings Newton Bowls Club who have kindly offered to sponsor this years competition.

Sun May 27th

DERBYSHIRE JUNIOR MERIT - Congratulations to Joshua Furniss (Rowditch BC) who wins the Derbyshire Junior Merit at Hazelwood BC. In a great day for the Furniss household, he held off his brother Louie in the final with a 21-16 victory. Both of them now go forward to the All Britain Junior Individual Merit Final which is to be held at Netherseal BC on Saturday 18th August. There was more local success in the Supplementary Merit competition with Jack Desmond (Alvaston & Boulton) beating Aiden Richardson (Derby Co-op) 21-19 in the final. Josh can be seen receiving his trophy from County secretary Glynn Holmes.


Thu May 17th
SOUTH DERBYSHIRE MERIT - Richard Gill (Alvaston & Boulton) defeated his club colleague Adam Hartley 21-18 in a quality final of the South Derbyshire Individual Merit held at Rykneld BC in what is the clubs Centenary year. The trophy was presented by Rykneld BC Chairman Dennis Young. All 8 finalists together with Craig Pearson (Rowditch) now go forward to the Derbyshire Centenary Individual Merit to be held at Arkwright Town BC, Chesterfield on Sunday 24th June. Full results on the 2018 Cup Fixtures & Results tab.
The Finalists - (L-R) Martin Hicks (Newhall), Nigel Iliff (Rolls Royce), Phil May (A&B), Richard Gill (A&B), Adam Hartley (A&B), Jeff Tatem (Brackens), Gareth Nash (Marehay), Ben Ryder (Rowditch)

Sun May 13th

WITHDRAWAL - Regrettably, Swadlincote Catholics have withdrawn from the Dean Burton Friday League Premier Division. They have lost a large number of players from last season and have found it increasingly difficult to raise a team. Any matches already played are now void and remaining fixtures have been set to a bye. The club will continue to play in the Harold Fellows Monday League as scheduled. 

Tue May 8th

WITHDRAWAL - Regretably Littleover A have withdrawn from Friday League Division 1. Any results from games played are now void and future fixtures are set to a bye.

Tue May 8th

COUNTY MERIT FINALS - The Centenary County Merit Final is to be held on Sunday 24th June at Arkwright Town BC, Chesterfield. We have been awarded 9 places, so a playoff is needed to decide who will accompany the 8 South Derbyshire Merit finalists.

The playoff will be for those that lost in their last qualifying game and will be held at Littleover No 1 on Thursday 17th May at 7pm. The 8 players involved will be - Andy Ryder, Rob Redfern, James Glasby, Darrell Matkin, Richard Stretton, Les Smith, Neil Pickering and Craig Pearson.

Mon May 7th

CHARITY CUP - Keith Widdowson defeated Adam Dickerson 21-18 to lift the Charity Cup at Allestree on a sweltering Bank Holiday Monday. Best bowler from Division 2 and below was William Marshall from Belper Pottery who had a great day reaching the semi finals and Hannah McDonald won the prize for best lady bowler. Full results from the excellent field of 52 entrants can be found on the 2018 Cup Fixtures & Results tab.

Sun Apr 29th

TUESDAY LEAGUE - Thank you to the anonymous sponsor who has very kindly come forward to sponsor our Tuesday League. Your generous contribution will be put towards the running of the league and end of season prizes.

We are still looking for sponsorship for this seasons Dickie Cup and Gordon Ellis Trophy for Under 18's. If anyone wishes to get involved, please contact any committee member. 

Mon Apr 16th

WITHDRAWAL - Stretton ‘A’ have withdrawn from the Friday League Division 3. All scheduled fixtures are now a bye.

Tue Mar 27th


Monday League - Rykneld have withdrawn from Division 2. Belvedere A have replaced them from Division 3 to balance the leagues.

Tuesday League - Rolls Royce 2 have withdrawn from Division 2

Friday League - Washlands B have withdrawn from Division 4

All changes have been made to the fixtures on the website.

Wed Mar 21st

PETER HOWE  -  It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Peter Howe, a long standing member of Rykneld Bowls Club, passed away in the early hours of Friday 16th March 2018. The funeral will be held at Derby Crematorium (Main Chapel) on Wednesday 4th April at 3.20pm. Donations in lieu of flowers to Nightingale Macmillan Unit. Our thoughts are with Betty and all their family.

Thu Mar 15th

New result sheets uploaded to website. 

Just a reminder to Captains that result sheets should be completed on the night and retained by the home team in case of a query by the away team or league secretary. SDCGBA Rule 25(g).

Mon Mar 5th

GRAHAM ROBERTS (Sitwell Arms) It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Graham passed away on Wednesday 14th February aged 72 years. His funeral service will be held on Thursday 8th March at Markeaton Crematorium (Main Chapel) at 10.40am. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be given at the service for Cancer Research UK. 

Sat Feb 10th

Sitwell 2 have withdrawn from Div 4 on Friday

Rowditch 1 have withdrawn from Div 1 on Tuesday

Fixtures have gone out to club secretaries this morning and will be on the website in the next few days