Archived League News 2014

Division 2 Doubles Finals

posted 30 Dec 2014, 15:48 by John Palmer [ updated 30 Dec 2014, 15:48 ]

The Division 2 Doubles trophy has been won by Guy Lewis & Roger Bridge of Horsehay C who beat Rob Smith & John Goodall of Highley at Madeley Cricket Club.

Division 1 Doubles Finals

posted 30 Dec 2014, 15:47 by John Palmer [ updated 30 Dec 2014, 15:47 ]

The division 1 doubles competition has been won by Scott Harries and Dave Rhodes of Islanders A who beat Paul Reeves and Nigel Evans of Horsehay A in the final at Broseley Social Club.

League Chairman Mark Bennett (centre) presents the trophies to Dave Rhodes, and Scott Harries.

Paul Reeves, Dave Rhodes, Scott Harries & Nigel Evans

Division 2 Knockout Final

posted 30 Dec 2014, 15:46 by John Palmer [ updated 30 Dec 2014, 15:46 ]

Bridgnorth B overcome the odds.

Bridgnorth B are the new Highley League Division 2 K.O champions with a 12 shot win over holders M.C.C B. It was very good bowling all afternoon with the sunshine coming out and making Horsehay Bowling Club very proud. The game was very close with the last 2 games on the green it was still anybody’s to win but Bill Hammond winning to 13 made the game safe.

Mr. Doug Westwood (President) Made the Presentation of the trophy with Mr Nigel Booth (League secretary) thanking Horsehay for hosting the final.

Nigel Booth, Keith Oram and Doug Westwood

Cup Winners Bridgnorth B.

Runners up Madeley Cricket Club B

Division 1 Knockout Cup Final

posted 19 Oct 2014, 20:08 by John Palmer [ updated 19 Oct 2014, 20:08 ]

A minutes silence was held before the start of the Highley Bowling League 1st division cup final between Stockton and Islanders A for Stockton president Cliff Field who passed away the day before the final.

After a tight encounter played at Madeley Bowling club Stockton come out on top with the highlight for Stockton being Rob Roden beating Simon Madeley and Jamie King defeating Dave Rhodes and for Islanders Scott Harries getting the better of Richard Suggett. Mark Bennett club captain collected the trophy from league President Doug Westwood and dedicated the win to Cliff who would have been very proud of his beloved Stockton Bowling club.

League Singles - Results

posted 14 Jul 2014, 20:27 by John Palmer [ updated 14 Jul 2014, 20:27 ]

Congratulations to Jamie King (Stockton) who defeated reigning champion Tim Ealey (Islanders) in the final of the Division 1 cup and also to Lol Russon (Highley) who triumphed in the Division 2 cup with a final win over teammate Dean Law. Full details are on the Competitions Page.

Jim Palmer Memorial Trophy Results

posted 6 Jul 2014, 22:46 by John Palmer [ updated 7 Jul 2014, 13:30 ]

Congratulations to Tony Roche of Madeley for lifting the Jim Palmer Trophy at Highley with a 21-20 final win over home stalwart Lol Russon. Full details are available on the Competitions page. League president Doug Westwood presented the trophy.

Ladies Singles Results

posted 10 Jun 2014, 13:51 by John Palmer [ updated 10 Jun 2014, 13:51 ]

Congratulations to Hazel Grainger of Horsehay on winning the Ladies Singles Trophy at Broseley last Sunday. Full details are available on the Competitions page.

League Fixtures and Results Secretary Frank Booth presented the trophy. Frank also thanked Broseley Social Club for the use of their excellent facilities and the ladies who entered.

AGM Highlights

posted 11 Feb 2014, 21:58 by John Palmer [ updated 11 Feb 2014, 22:05 ]

Highlights from the AGM held on Tuesday 11th February at Bridgnorth BC...

The proposal by Madeley CC to restrict the number of Premier bowlers in a team failed to find a seconder.

The adoption of the new Mike Beckett Results Service was approved.

The following League Officers were elected...

  • President Doug Westwood

  • Chairman Mark Bennett

  • Vice Chairman John Palmer

  • Secretary Nigel Booth

  • Treasurer Mrs Jeanette Bennett

  • Fixture/Results Secretary Frank Booth

  • County Representative Tony Roche

Cyril Bright of Madeley was elected as a Vice President to replace Denis Wild of Highley who had resigned.

The league structure was confirmed as 12 teams in Division 1 and 11 in Division 2. Bridgnorth 'B' were relegated from Division 1 and Horsehay 'B' & Stockton promoted from Division 2.

A proposal for a one-off £10 per team levy to fund a President's Chain of Office was approved.

2014 Fixture Dates

posted 14 Jan 2014, 22:13 by John Palmer [ updated 15 Jan 2014, 16:33 ]

Preliminary fixture dates for the league in 2014 are as follows:

Tuesday April 8th League Fixtures Start

Sunday June 8th Ladies Singles Competition

Tuesday June 17th Singles Qualifying

Sunday July 6th Jim Palmer Trophy

Sunday July 13th Singles Finals

Tuesday July 15th Doubles Qualifying

Wednesday July 30th Knockout Cups Prelim

Sunday August 10th Doubles Finals

Wednesday August 13th Knockout Cups Quarter Finals

Wednesday September 3rd Knockout Cups Semi Finals

Tuesday September 16th Last League Fixtures

Sunday September 21st Knockout Cup Div 2 Final

Sunday September 28th Knockout Cup Div 1 Final

The Mike Beckett Results System

posted 8 Jan 2014, 14:23 by John Palmer [ updated 22 Jan 2014, 19:37 ]

The league has decided to start using the 'Mike Beckett Results System' for season 2014. This is a separate web site which contains a database of all fixtures, results and statistics for the Highley League and is the same system that was used successfully by the Mid-Shropshire League in 2013. Highley League 2013 results have been entered and can be viewed by selecting the Results/2013 link. Instead of posting off the result card and the Fixture Secretary having to enter match results, all results will be entered and checked on-line by the clubs themselves.

  • There will be a window of opportunity before the season starts for all clubs to register details of their signed players.

  • Team captains should complete and sign the match card as normal.

  • Either team can log-in to the results service using the 'Club-Login' link, select 'Enter 2014 Results' and the appropriate match and fill in the on-line match card, finish by clicking 'SAVE RESULTS'.

  • The other team also log-in and confirm the match results.

  • Once a match is entered and checked it will be locked by the fixture secretary to prevent further updates.

  • League tables, averages etc are automatically updated as soon as match results have been entered.

  • There is no need for the home team to post the match card but it should be retained in case of dispute.

  • A 'Demo' system is available which allows team representatives to practise entering match cards. This also gives further instructions and some tips about entering results. Clubs who have not used the system already are encouraged to use the demo to ensure that they are confident in how to enter results.