Welcome to the official site of the Highley & District Crown Green Bowling League.

The league was founded in 1960 and was originally based in Highley Shropshire. It is now based in Bridgnorth and has thirteen member clubs from Bridgnorth and the surrounding area. Two ten a side divisions normally compete on Tuesday evenings but this has been reduced for the extraordinary 2021 season.

League News

Mark Bennett Funeral Arrangements

Details of Mark's funeral have been announced:
Funeral Date - Wed. 18th August
Time: - 1.p.m. Stockton Church followed by Cremation at Telford Crem at 2.30.p.m.
(Vicar of Stockton has requested masks to be worn until congregation is all seated)

Family flowers ONLY.

Donations: To be advised (possibly divided between The Lingen Davies Cancer unit Shrewsbury & The Dogs Trust)

Family request - NO BLACK flower colours preferable

Wake to take place at Hundred House Pub, Norton

04Aug21 by John Palmer

Stockton 'A' Matches Postponed

Stockton Bowls Club have requested that all their league matches be postponed until after Mark's funeral.

20Jul21 by John Palmer

Mark Bennett

We are deeply saddened to hear that our Chairman Mark Bennett passed away this morning.

Mark has been league chairman for many years having taken over from his father Tony. Our thoughts are with Jeanette and the rest of his family.

26Jul21 by John Palmer

After Match Refreshments

Hi All

I have been getting a few enquiries with regards to after match refreshments and whether they should be provided this season.

We as a league have decided that NO after match refreshments should be provided until all Covid restrictions have been lifted.

Once all of these have been lifted we will leave it to each clubs discretion if to provide them or not for the remainder of this season.

Hope this answers any questions.


League Secretary

22Jun21 by John Palmer

2021 Season

Ten clubs have entered sixteen teams to compete in the 2021 season so we will have two divisions of eight teams. Albrighton, Mortimer and Much Wenlock will not be participating this year.

The season will start on Tuesday 29th June and finish on Tuesday 28th September. Fixtures are now live on the Results Service.

League rules have been relaxed in order to get as many bowlers back on the greens as possible. Full details are on the League Rules page but in summary:

  • Each team will consist of eight players rather than ten.

  • One player can be nominated by their captain to play twice if the team is short.

  • Unrestricted registration of players.

  • Team entry fee will be £40.

  • There will be no individual competitions or knockout cups.

5 Jun 2021 by John Palmer

New Web Site

The league web site has been converted to a new Google Site as the old Classic Sites are being discontinued. The old one will be available for a limited time here. News items will occasionally be removed from the home page to the current year in History when they are no longer relevant..

Hope you find it OK. If you have any problems, observations or comments, please email details to highleybowlsleague@gmail.com or use the Contact form.

20 Aug 2020 by John Palmer

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