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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Open to all lady bowlers registered to play in the league.
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.
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:
The following have informed the league that they will not:
Islanders A & B
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
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.