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 compete on Tuesday evenings.

League News

Bowling not permitted during lockdown

Hi Everyone

Another change in restrictions from Thursday, 5th November. Having read these we are of the opinion that there is no way crown green bowling can take place within a safe environment and in consultation with the BCGBA, we are directing clubs/players to stop crown green bowling from Thursday, 5th November 2020.

We appreciate this may cause disruption to ongoing winter leagues, club competitions (internal and open) and casual bowling but our view is that the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance and overrides other considerations.

When these restrictions are lifted/amended we shall issue further directions.

In the meantime all stay safe

Phil Scott

SCGBA Safeguarding Officer.

04 Nov 2020 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

News Archived

Old League news items will be regularly removed from this page as they go out of date and placed on this year's News Archive page here.

20 Aug 2020 by John Palmer

Update from the League Chairman

Unfortunately, Mark believes that there's no chance of any league bowls, competitions or knockouts being played this season. He is also concerned that some sort of social distancing may continue into next season and restrict the number of players allowed on the green at the same time. With this in mind, he'd welcome opinions from bowlers whether a reduction in the size of teams from 10 to 8 would be more acceptable.

Please email any thoughts or observations to highleybowlsleague@gmail.com or fill in the contact form.

Posted 27 Jun 2020, 23:56 by John Palmer

Coronavirus Statement from the BCGBA

To County Secretaries, Management and Officers.

Following the Government announcement this afternoon it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling for the foreseeable future.

Based on the advice announced we need to avoid all mass gatherings and sporting event as these will no longer be supported by the emergency services.

If anyone within your household has symptoms then the whole family need to isolate for 14 days.

Limit social contact wherever possible and encourage working from home.

At risk groups - those over 70 and those with medical conditions need to take additional care.

All BCGBA meetings should now be postponed as un-necessary travel should be avoided. Contact in Pubs, Clubs and restaurants to be avoided.

Taking this all into account all leagues should now suspend matches until such time as we are given an all clear to resume competition.

All BCGBA and BCGLCC Competitions are now suspended until further notice this should include all qualifier events.

As a Bowls community we need to look after our members and I encourage you to follow the advice being given and support those we are able to at this very difficult time.

I will add links onto the website / face-book as these are updated.

Please take care of yourself and stay safe.

On behalf of the Management Committee BCGBA

Chris Hasselby (BCGBA Chairman)

Mark Bircumshaw (CEO)

Posted 16 Mar 2020, 19:00 by John Palmer

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