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.
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
4 to qualify, Rob Renke I/C3Aug22 by John Palmer
Division 2 Venue: Bylet No.1
2 to qualify, John Palmer I/C
Division 2 Venue: Bylet No.2
2 to qualify, Jeanette Bennett I/C
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
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.
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.
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
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