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

Singles Qualifying

Qualifiers in the Mark Bennett Memorial and Division 2 singles are now on the Competitions page. Thanks to the host clubs for the use of their facilities and those in charge for organising. Finals (last 8's) are on Sunday 24th July at Stockton, 1pm for Division 2 and 2pm for the Mark Bennett Memorial.

22Jun22 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

Two Reminders

The Ladies Singles will be played next Sunday at Cleobury, 12.45pm scratch for a 1pm start. Entries taken on the day, £3.

Entries for the Mark Bennett singles need to be in by close of play on Tuesday 14th June so that greens can be selected for qualifying on Tuesday 21st June. No league matches are scheduled for that evening.

6Jun22 by John Palmer

Gerald Penny

League officers are saddened to hear of the death of Bridgnorth stalwart Gerald Penny who bowled in the Highley League for many years and wish to send their condolences both to Gerald's family and to Bridgnorth Bowling Club.

4Jun22 by John Palmer

After Match Refreshments - Update

Islanders C have informed the league that they will be providing after match refreshments.

Madeley have informed the league that they won't.

7May22 by John Palmer

Mark Bennett Memorial & Division 2 Singles

Entries are invited for these two competitions before 15th June. Qualifying (if required) will be on Tuesday 21st June and you can pay on the day - £3 per entry. The finals will be played at Stockton on Sunday 24th July, fittingly, almost exactly 12 months since Mark passed away on 26th July last year.

Entries can be emailed to chairman@highleybowlsleague.org.uk or phone/text 07460267265.

Players are reminded that they can only play in only one of these competitions, not both as they are played at the same time.

4May22 by John Palmer

One Day Competitions

Dates and venues have now been confirmed for the two one day league competitions. Both competitions can be entered on the day and the entry fee will be £3.

Ladies Singles

Open to all lady bowlers registered to play in the league.

Venue: Cleobury

Date: Sunday 12th June, 12.45pm draw for a 1pm start.

Jim Palmer Memorial Trophy

Open to all league bowlers over the age of 60.

Venue: Chelmarsh

Date Sunday 3rd July, 12.45pm draw for a 1pm start.

29Apr22 by John Palmer

After Match Refreshments

The following clubs will be providing refreshments:

  • Chelmarsh

  • Much Wenlock

  • Squirrel

  • Stockton 'A'

  • Islanders C

The following have informed the league that they will not:

  • Bridgnorth

  • Highley

  • Horsehay

  • Islanders A & B

  • Madeley

  • Mortimer

  • Stockton 'B'

  • Worfield

13Apr22 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'.

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26Mar22 by John Palmer

2022 League Fixtures Now Live

The fixtures for the 2022 season are now available on Mike Beckett's Results Service. The league will start on Tuesday 19th April.

22Mar22 by John Palmer

Competition Dates

Provisional Competition dates are now available here.

16Mar22 by John Palmer

Horsehay

Horsehay have confirmed that they only have sufficient players to field one team this year. Captain Steve Reeves has informed the league that 'we won’t be providing any refreshments at the pub after the game but there will be the usual during games'.

16Mar22 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

Decisions Made at the AGM

Many thanks to everyone who attended the League AGM this evening and thanks also to Bridgnorth Bowling Club for hosting the meeting. These are the decisions made:

  • Shifnal applied to join the league with one team and were accepted.

  • 2021 mini league prizes were awarded.

  • It was agreed to raise the entry fee per team from £90 to £100.

  • Clubs were given until March 16th to confirm the number of teams they will be entering.

  • This season will not be a President's Cup year, normal knockouts will be played.

  • It was agreed that the finals of the 2019 President's and Consolation cups held over to 2020 due to bad weather then postponed due to Covid would not be played and that the £300 prize money would be divided equally among the finalists: Islanders, Horsehay, Highley and Stockton.

  • By a vote of 11 to 7 the proposal to reduce teams from 10 bowlers to 8 was accepted.

  • The associated change to reduce named 6's to named 5's was also accepted.

  • The proposal to ensure that clubs register their own players and named 5's where necessary on the results service rather than providing details to the fixture secretary was accepted.

  • The cutoff date for teams registering players was set as the first fixture date.

  • Stockton's proposal to allow players to play twice was rejected.

  • Officers elected were: President Bob Parry, Chairman John Palmer, Treasurer Jeanette Bennett, Secretary Lesley Burnside, Fixture Secretary John Palmer and Vice Chairman Rob Renke. John Palmer will also act as Safeguarding Officer.

2Mar22 by John Palmer

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