Wirral Crown Green Bowling Association 2021

Secretary / Treasurer President Chairman Vice Chairman Competition Secretary
 Roy Cooke  John Crowther Peter Fishwick   Vacant Vacant
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Kye Gorman is the Acting Registrar for Merseyside County Crown Green Bowling Association and will now issue all BCGBA Membership Cards. Any requests for a BCGBA Membership Card can be sent to Kye at the address detailed on the BCGBA Membership Application form and should be accompanied with a cheque made payable to Merseyside CCGBA. A Membership form can be downloaded from the link in the menu on this page. The cost is £12 for new bowlers and £4 for replacement cards. Kye can be contacted on mccgbaregistrar@gmail.com



Important Dates:


Latest information:

Sat Apr 17th


The following protocols have been drawn up in conjunction with the Bebington & District BL, Birkenhead & Wirral CGBL (Afternoon Section), Birkenhead & Wirral CGBL (Evening League), North Wirral BL and Wallasey CGBA.



Players MUST NOT attend any match if they or any member of their immediate family have any symptoms of Covid.

If there are cases of Covid in your Club then you should inform the Government Track and Trace Service, your recent opponents and the Leagues.


All greens must have the following available for the duration of a match:

  • Hand Gel
  • Wet Wipes
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Waste bins for used wipes and cloths. These should be emptied into the general waste bin after every match.

Jacks and mats must be cleaned prior to each game and after each game has been completed.

Measuring equipment must be cleaned if being used by more than one player.


It is recommended that:

  • A risk assessment of your green is carried out before the start of your first league match.
  • Players should wash or sanitise their hands before and at the end of their match.
  • Players using any toilets should use sanitising wipes to clean any surfaces that they may have touched.
  • Handshakes should be avoided with a ‘fist pump’ or ‘elbow knock’ used as an alternative action.
  • It is recommended that a designated player is assigned as measurer for the duration of the match. 
  • Social distancing should be maintained for those players not on the green.
  • The wearing of masks is not essential, but players can wear one if they wish.
  • The wearing of gloves is not essential, but players can wear them if they wish. 
  • It is recommended that Clubs should download the Covid QR code poster from the Government website - or click here - and display it at their green for people to login to the NHS App using their smartphones. Alternatively, you should keep a paper record of all those at your green.  

Please don’t forget:

Government legislation currently prevents the use of car sharing with anyone outside of your household or support bubble.


These protocols will be revised on a regular basis as Government and BCGBA advice, recommendations and regulations are amended.


Issued 14.04.2021


Thu Mar 4th
We have received the below update from the BCGBA 

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.



Tue Feb 23rd
Please see the below information regarding the possibility of returning to Bowls for the 2021 Season.
The British Crown Green will be making further announcements and as soon as I have any more information I will pass it on to everybody. Until then the current rules concerning the closure of bowling greens will apply.
Roy Cooke
Wirral & District CGBA
phone 0151 677 9168
mobile 07990 764143
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.
Wed Jan 6th
Latest News re bowling greens
After the recent announcement by the UK Government that the country would be put into another lockdown the BCGBA have advised that all bowling greens must close until further notice.
Essential maintenance can continue but all social distancing and social interaction rules must apply. Only 2 people from different households, time should be kept to a minimum and sanitation measures maintained and face covering should be worn.
Sun Dec 13th 2020

Tixall very sadly have to advise that Anthony O'Neill passed away earlier today after suffering from cancer.


A huge bowling talent taken from us too early.


RIP Anthony


Sat Dec 12th 2020
Covid-19 UPDATE Tuesday 1st December 2020
Covid Update 1st December 2020
Following the changes to the tier system after the 2nd December each club should review the existing guidance and check with the local Authority for any local directives.
In Tier 2 you should be able to bowl if your risk assessment has been approved by your County Association. For the opening of Club houses and toilets refer to existing guidance.
In Tier 3 People can meet outdoor on sport facilities but must be socially distanced and with no more than 6 people forming a group (groups should not intermix). Organised sport can take place, but any high-risk contact should be avoided.
Travel between tier areas should be avoided. Individuals should take the personal decision if they have any concerns about taking part in organised activity.
All track and trace measures will need to be in place, and we recommend that clubs facilitate this by downloading the track and trace QR code from the NHS website.
Mark Bircumshaw
On behalf of the BCGBA Management Committee.
For further information please go to the Covid Update December 2020 link in the Menu on this page.