Stafford 55 Bowling League 2020


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President Ned Elcock   
Chairman Secretary Treasurer

Nev Ward


31 Wordsworth Avenue


ST17 9UB

Brian Belfield

1 Manor Close

Great Haywood


ST18 0SA 

Colin Dempsey

9 Clifton Close


ST16 3XA



Welcome to the Stafford 55 Bowling League website.




Important Dates:


Latest information:

Fri Feb 19th 2021

John Dunn

Sadly, John aged 91, passed away a couple of weeks ago.

His funeral was yesterday. John was a founder member of the Rowley Park team.



Thu Dec 31st

Arnie Hutchinson

Sadly Arnie passed away earlier this week. 

Arnie was a well known character who recently bowled for Phoenix D.



Sat Oct 3rd

Terry Cooper

Very sad to report the passing of Terry, of County Officers, earlier this week.
Terry was the captain of this leagues A team for 10 years and will be sadly missed!

Tue Sep 22nd

George Holding

Sadly we have to report the passing of George in hospital yesterday.

George was a regular bowler at Alstom Bowling club

and our thoughts are with Eileen at this very sad time.

The funeral at Stafford Crem is on 15th October at 1.30pm. The service is by invitation only.



Sat Sep 5th

George Tweddle
Sadly we have to announce that George passed away this morning.
George has been the long time secretary of Alstom Bowling Club
and the League Secretary of multiple Stafford bowling leagues.

The funeral is at Stafford Crem on Tuesday 15th September at 3.30pm. Inside attendance is by invitation only unfortunately.



Sun May 31st

Sadly, have to announce the passing of Les Prior, a former bowler for Phoenix.


Mon May 18th



The current restrictions on bowling from the BCGBA viz:

Only one group on a green at a time where a group is family members plus one other

means that, for most of us, a group is two bowlers. The 2 metre rule applies at all times.

Each bowler only bowls his own jack and the mat would only be carried by its owner.

The toilets and club houses remain locked.


These restrictions mean for Alstom, and I believe Stafford BC and Amasal, it is impractical

to open the greens at the moment.


As the ability to play matches seems a long way off, we have to confirm that there will be no league

matches played this season.


Since our competitions are not due until the end of the season in August/September, we will have

to see nearer the time whether it will be feasible to play any of them.

Note that the BCGBA/County have already moved all their competitions to next year except for

the Ladies Champion of Champions which was washed out last year.


Along with the BCGBA plan to carry the 2020 handbooks forward to next year with an addendum

of date adjustments, we plan to do the same with our fixture lists! Do  not destroy them!


The Council have advised that Victoria Park will not be opening any time soon (if at all this year)

and this includes the green!


In the meantime, stay safe!



Mon Mar 30th

Sadly we have to report the passing of Jim Summers who bowled for Burton Manor and Alstom.

Tue Mar 17th

Following government announcements, the BCGBA has decreed that
all bowling activity, matches and competitions, in the league is suspended
until further notice.