Archived League News 2021

Mark Bennett Funeral Arrangements

Details of Mark's funeral have been announced:
Funeral Date - Wed. 18th August
Time: - 1.p.m. Stockton Church followed by Cremation at Telford Crem at 2.30.p.m.
(Vicar of Stockton has requested masks to be worn until congregation is all seated)

Family flowers ONLY.

Donations: To be advised (possibly divided between The Lingen Davies Cancer unit Shrewsbury & The Dogs Trust)

Family request - NO BLACK flower colours preferable

Wake to take place at Hundred House Pub, Norton

04Aug21 by John Palmer

Stockton 'A' Matches Postponed

Stockton Bowls Club have requested that all their league matches be postponed until after Mark's funeral.

20Jul21 by John Palmer

Mark Bennett

We are deeply saddened to hear that our Chairman Mark Bennett passed away this morning.

Mark has been league chairman for many years having taken over from his father Tony. Our thoughts are with Jeanette and the rest of his family.

26Jul21 by John Palmer

After Match Refreshments

Hi All

I have been getting a few enquiries with regards to after match refreshments and whether they should be provided this season.

We as a league have decided that NO after match refreshments should be provided until all Covid restrictions have been lifted.

Once all of these have been lifted we will leave it to each clubs discretion if to provide them or not for the remainder of this season.

Hope this answers any questions.


League Secretary

22Jun21 by John Palmer

2021 Season

Ten clubs have entered sixteen teams to compete in the 2021 season so we will have two divisions of eight teams. Albrighton, Mortimer and Much Wenlock will not be participating this year.

The season will start on Tuesday 29th June and finish on Tuesday 28th September. Fixtures are now live on the Results Service.

League rules have been relaxed in order to get as many bowlers back on the greens as possible. Full details:

The following rule changes will apply for the extraordinary 2021 season only

  • To override 1d: There will be no promotion or relegation.

  • To override 2b: teams will consist of 8 players. They will have to be registered on the Results System but registration will not be restricted. Rules 11a, 11f , 11g & 12 will not apply.

  • Rules 3a & 3b will not apply.

  • No fines will be imposed so rules 4b &4c will not apply.

  • To override rule 8: League winners will receive £100, runners-up £75 and third place £50. There will be no individual prizes awarded.

  • To override rule 10a, the league fee per team will be £40.

  • New rule: If a team is short, the captain will be allowed to nominate one player who can play twice. The opposing captain will need to be informed before the draw is made.

There will be no individual competitions or knockout cups.

5 Jun 2021 by John Palmer