Welcome to the Highley & District Crown Green Bowling League, sponsored by Local Print Pros.

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 eight a side divisions compete on Tuesday evenings.

League News

League Doubles

Eleven entries were received for the Division 1 Doubles and eighteen for the Division 2. Qualifying was required for both competitions and took place on Tuesday 9th August 6.45pm. Qualifiers in bold.

Division 1 Venue Bridgnorth BC

Steve Reeves & Peter Burd Horsehay

Andy Garbett & Barry Roden Horsehay

Gaz Jones & Tony Roche Horsehay

Andy James & Steve Wright Highley

Rob Renke & Brian Walters Islanders

Bob Parry & Lol Russon Highley

Cheryl Caswell & Ian Hopson Islanders

Tony & Matt Pritchard Broseley

Geoff Wylde & Dave East Highley

Dave Scriven & Stuart Gittings Highley

Martin Beddow & Brian Durnall Highley

4 to qualify, Rob Renke I/C

3Aug22 by John Palmer

Division 2 Venue: Bylet No.1

Nick & Jane Flatters Mortimer

Chris Massie & Brian Homer Bridgnorth

Rich Suggett & Rob Weir Stockton

Jan Hetherington & Linda Jones Chelmarsh

Derek Bolton & Sue Stone Chelmarsh

Paul Lloyd & Dave Warrington Mortimer

Dave Davies & Neville Quinton Chelmarsh

Sharon & Stuart Duncan Shifnal

Linda & Tim Lowe Shifnal

2 to qualify, John Palmer I/C

Division 2 Venue: Bylet No.2

Joe & Lauren Burnside Mortimer

Karl Law & Peter Gwilt Bridgnorth

John Baines & Jeanette Bennett Stockton

John Pritchard & Steve Bishton Stockton

Syd Jones & Stan Chapman Chelmarsh

Tena Martin & Mary Betteridge Chelmarsh

Colin Mcmurray & Graham Kitchen Mortimer

Joe & Tom Killen Shifnal

Ange Boot & Steve Burmingham Shifnal

2 to qualify, Jeanette Bennett I/C

Dave Collins

League officers are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dave Collins. Dave was until recently the secretary of Highley Bowling Club and had been for many years.

Funeral details will be published when they are known.

28Jul22 by John Palmer

Singles Trophies

League Treasurer Jeanette Bennett presented the trophies following some excellent bowling in the Mark Bennett Memorial and Division 2 Singles at Stockton on Sunday 24th July.

Congratulations to Cheryl Caswell of Islanders on winning the Mark Bennett Memorial and home bowler John Pritchard winning the Division 2 Trophy. Details here and on the Results Service: Mark Bennett and Division 2.

Reminders

The finals of the Singles Competitions - Mark Bennett Memorial and Division 2 Singles take place this Sunday at Stockton. All welcome. 1pm start for Division 2 and 2pm for the Mark Bennett Memorial. There will be a raffle on the day and a buffet at £1 per plate.

In the Knockout Cups, league rules state that a green fee of £5 per team is payable to the neutral host club. This used to be 50p per player when we played ten a side. Now at eight a side, I suggest increasing this to £8 per team.

22Jul22 by John Palmer

Urgent Request from Squirrel

Squirrel Bowling Club are urgently looking for a greenkeeper. See message below from their Chairman Bill Smith...

Our present contractor who has only been in post for 5 months, will not be able to do any more work for us, so we will need someone to carry on from the beginning of August. We will then need a green keeper to cut twice a week and apply fertilisers/chemicals as when req'd. Our own equipment, petrol, liquids, etc, will be available for use by an interested person.

We would be much obliged if you could ask the question for us of the league teams, or if anyone has a contact that may be able to help.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Bill Smith, Squirrel Bowling Club Chairman.
Alveley. 01746 780841. 07884148433.

6Jul22 by John Palmer

Jim Palmer Veterans Trophy

Congratulations to John Clarke of Horsehay on winning the Jim Palmer Memorial Trophy at Chelmarsh on Sunday 3rd July. Full details are on the Competitions page.

3Jul22 by John Palmer

Ladies Singles

Congratulations to Lauren Burnside of home club Mortimer on winning the Ladies Singles Trophy with a 21-12 win in the final over Jenny Goodall of Chelmarsh. Details are on the Competitions page.

12Jun22 by John Palmer

Sponsorship by Local Print Pros

I'm pleased to announce that the league has been offered a two year sponsorship deal with Hadley based Local Print Pros. Steve Reeves of Local Print Pros and Horsehay secretary said 'personally I have a great affinity with the Highley League, it’s where I’m able to bowl with no pressure'.

Local Print Pros are specialists in top quality printed clothing including printed t-shirts and printed hoodies. They also print banners, vehicle graphics, banners and much more. See what they can offer here.

26Mar22 by John Palmer

Parking at Much Wenlock

Mervyn Jarman, Much Wenlock's secretary has advised the following:

Parking is on the William Brookes Academy main car park TF13 6NB and entry to the green is by the gates in the bottom left hand corner of the car park through which there is limited disabled parking.

7Mar22 by John Palmer

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