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Welcome to the official website of the Mid Shropshire Crown Green Bowling League for the 2015 season - our 83nd since being established in 1932. 

This much-praised site was launched in 2011 to provide all the latest information on league news, dates, competitions and, most importantly, results and tables – all in one place.
 
Mike Beckett's revolutionary results system, which sees clubs input result details direct into their computers, ensures that is the case, and that superb system will have a change to cope with this year as clubs in the Saturday divisions adopt the unique points scoring system of the highly successful Dennis Lewis Thursday Night Division, which was launched in 2014 and is also eight-a-side. Newcomers to it this year are Shrewsbury-based Prince of Wales Hotel, who are warmly welcomed back. 
 
With their return, our Telford-based league now has 28 member clubs with 1,500 bowlers and provides competition in three main divisions on Friday nights and three more on Monday evenings.
 
The Jack Jones Junior Division Trophy was re-launched in 2013 and league officers are currently working on a Junior Development Policy to try and attract more youngsters to take up the game. 

Mid Shropshire's nomination Mike Potter (pictured) is now serving as County President for 2015, and he has picked Allscott to stage the County Merit finals on Sunday, June 28.
News 2015
  • Ercall Magna On The Move This is an update on the future of Ercall Magna, as of 2nd July, 2015, sent to the key officers of all five leagues it competes in – plus the secretary of the SCGBA:Following a demand for £3,500 in annual rent from the Company Director of the Cleveland Arms, High Ercall, for use of the green – payable in just seven days and un-negotiable – the club has, with great sadness, decided to leave its home of 41 years since it was formed. It will, thanks to hugely appreciated efforts of the committee at Bowring (and the understanding of all leagues), be moving to that Wellington club for the remainder of the season – all six teams carrying on by playing ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2015, 12:42 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Doubles Delight . . . Merit Magic Congratulations to Simon Oldcorn and Peter Millington on winning the Dixon Driscoll Doubles on Saturday, June 27.They emerged victorious from a modern record number of entries by winning the final at Maddocks. Full details to follow shortly.And congratulations too go to Mid Shropshire's own Rob Roden, the 23-year-old Bowring bowler having won the County Merit on a brilliant day at Allscott on Sunday, June 28.County President Mike Potter's meticulous and hard work paid off and his dream came true with a home winner. Very well done to Allscott too for a brilliantly organised day that went off without a single hitch.
    Posted Jun 29, 2015, 12:17 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Family Fortunes At Allscott! Never mind County Merit finals, it will be more like Family Fortunes at Allscott on Sunday, June 28. The Mid Shropshire club is the stage for the biggest day on the Shropshire bowls calendar from 11am – and it’s already a special one for the Potter family. For Mike Potter is the County President who has worked tirelessly to prepare for the occasion and, among the 32 qualifiers chasing the coveted title, a £300 first prize and the magnificent Charles Beddard Trophy is his son John. And the family connections don’t end there as one of the first round ties in the Flowfit-sponsored competition is a meeting of Bowring star Rich Lawson and his clubmate and nephew Rob ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2015, 1:09 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Victorious Veterans - Yet Again! It was mighty close all the way but Mid Shropshire's over-60s notched a third triumph in four years in the Shropshire veterans inter-league championship. Tony Roche’s men retained the Derek Wright Shield by beating Tanners Shropshire – the only other team to have won it – by six shots in the final at Joules BC in Market Drayton on June 20. “It came down to the last two games on the green to seal Mid Shropshire’s successful defence of the title so well done to them,” said organiser Phil Scott, the county competition secretary. Steve Parton and Les Mumford were the bowlers who got Mid Shropshire over the finishing line on Saturday night – just as it was ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2015, 12:16 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Champions At The Double! Mid Shropshire's all-conquering over-60s have done it again!They won the Shropshire veterans inter-league championship for the third time in four years when they triumphed in Market Drayton on Saturday, June 20.Captain Tony Roche's men survived a late scare against Shropshire Ladies to win their four-strong round robin group at Cheswardine and then travelled to Joules BC to beat Whitchurch in the semi-finals and old rivals Tanners Shropshire in a close final. Full details to follow.The league's nomination as County President, Mike Potter, proudly watched that success - and then travelled to St Georges to witness the final stages of the first Mid Shropshire Under-25 Merit.Sponsored by Bowls Trader ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 2:12 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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Reminders
  • Merit Magic - Don't Miss It Trench is the place to be on Saturday, July 4, for the finals of the BBranded Senior Merit finals from 2pm. Extra car parking has been arranged at the nearby Kitchen Depot and new Trench secretary Dave Evans and his team are working hard to lay on food and refreshments for the big day.Don't miss it . . .
    Posted Jul 3, 2015, 12:49 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Merit Finals On The Move Trench will now host the league's BBranded-sponsored Senior Merit finals on Saturday, July 4, from 2pm.League competition secretary Phil King took the decision to switch the venue from Maddocks after being disappointed with certain aspects of that club's response to being picked to host the Dixon Driscoll Doubles finals.So Trench it is . . . don't miss it!
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 12:04 AM by stephen wall
  • Today's THE Day - County Merit finals at Allscott This is it . . . the day Mid Shropshire club Allscott hosts the biggest day on the Shropshire bowls calendar.So this is a last gasp appeal to all the league's bowlers and followers to turn up and support OUR County President Mike Potter on his big day - and showeveryone what we have to offer the game here in Mid Shropshire land.It's going to be a great day with a sunshine finish - so don't miss it
    Posted Jun 28, 2015, 1:18 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Country Merit finals at Allscott - 1 day to go! A staggering 14 bowlers out of 32 in the County Merit finals day field have played in the various Mid Shropshire League divisions and competitions this season - including County No. 1 and double past winner Callum Wraight for Shifnal.Full first round draw for the 11am start on County President Mike Potter's big day is : TOP HALF - Sam Millward (Newport) v Tony Dodd (Pontesbury), John Potter (Hadley USC) v Bill Tarrel (Meole Brace), Dave Burton (Hanwood) v Jamie King (Newport), Mike Dulson (Wem USC) v Pete Farmer (Newport). Clay Flattley (Castlefields) v Spencer Clarke (SJ Bayley), Chris Lodge (Madeley CC) v Martin Lloyd (Chester Rd), Dave Ellison (Hanmer) v Nick Mullinder (Hadley USC), Andy Moss (Chester Rd) v Tony ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2015, 12:55 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • County Merit finals at Allscott - 2 days to go The last time Allscott hosted the County Merit finals was in 1985 when the club was known as British Sugar.Winner that day was the late Alan 'Wishy'' Dodd, who two years later went on to be the youngest ever winner of the British Merit.The Oxon youngster beat Mid Shropshire star Rich Lawson - then of Donnington Wood now of Bowring - in the 1985 final.And Lawson, one of the best Shropshire bowlers never to have won the County Merit crown, is back for another crack on Sunday.Unfortunately for him and his family, Lawson meets his nephew and Bowring club mate Rob Roden in round one as the 32 qualifiers go into battle from 11am . . .
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 2:54 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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