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League News

  • All the latest news direct from the MSBL.
  • Sad Loss Of Former League Officer Both Mid Shropshire-titled bowls leagues are in mourning after the sad passing of Frank Booth on Tuesday 24th May, aged 91.Frank served as MSBL fixture secretary for a ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 11:13 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Senior Inter-League Latest MSBL teams for the Shropshire senior inter-league championship quarter-finals on Saturday 25th May (7pm start at neutral venues to be selected once the match draws have been ...
    Posted by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Roche Rules Again Tony Roche gave a brilliant display to retain the MSBL Over-60 Merit title.The Sir John Bayley man was superb in beating Richard Suggett (Stockton) 21-6 in the ...
    Posted by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Inter-League Countdown The League has two teams through to the quarter-finals of the SENIOR Shropshire championship, now an eight-a-side straight knockout with ties on Saturday nights, on May 25th ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 12:07 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Clubs Warned To Be Secure Member clubs have been warned to be on their guard after the theft of equipment from a sports club in the Newport area.Newport stalwart Colin Rudrum made the warning ...
    Posted May 8, 2019, 12:04 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
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Welcome to the official website of the Mid Shropshire Crown Green Bowling League for the 2019 season - our 87th 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.

And Mike Beckett's revolutionary results system, which sees clubs input result details direct into their computers, makes this possible, providing instant updates once match details are input.
Based in Telford, the League now has 27 member clubs with nearly 1,500 bowlers, providing competition in three main 12-a-side divisions on Friday nights. But in a radical  move, approved at an EGM in March, matches in the three Monday evening divisions are now 10-a-side. And that has produced more teams!

There is also a popular Thursday night division, which is eight-a-side, while the Saturday afternoon division has been saved for another year by changing the format to four singles matches and two doubles. Both of these divisions have a unique points scoring system which rewards individual bowlers.

And it is in the Dennis Lewis Thursday Division, named in honour of a hugely respected late chairman, that the League welcomed its latest new addition - Shawbury-based Elephant & Castle - who join Shrewsbury's Prince of Wales Hotel to give the League a huge geographical coverage across Shropshire.

The League is proud of its recent efforts in the Shropshire junior inter-league championships with the veterans team - with new skipper Peter Roden in charge and pictured above - winning the title again in 2018 in Whitchurch.

League officers are working hard to try and grow the sport by attracting more and younger people to take up crown green bowls - and are delighted that new County Development Officer and coaching chief Pauline Wilson is using the coaching equipment bought with a £7,145 grant from Sport England to the maximum. Now the onus is now on clubs to take a positive approach to recruitment by organising attractive and fun coaching sessions and then publicising them in their locality, especially in their local schools. 
The Junior Development Policy put into practice at Hadley Learning Community and Charlton BC has now run for three years, proving its worth by delivering new members for that club, while junior coaching programmes at Shifnal and Sinclair have set the example for others to follow. It can be done! 

Mid Shropshire have also continued to award Life Memberships in 2019 to recognise the efforts of bowlers to further the sport, Honoured at this year's AGM were 'Mr Edgmond' Richard Chesters and Ron Adams of Madeley CC - both former chairmen of the League.

Competition News

  • All the latest news on MSBL competitions
  • Cup & Over-60 Merit Update It's first round time in the Ashton Cup on Wednesday 15th May with seven ties scheduled in the five home-five away KO for Monday division teams.But holders ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 11:58 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Over-60 & Senior Merits Update Allscott Heath will be the new venue for the Over-60 Merit on Saturday 18th May at 11am.A total of 12 entries will battle it out for the Ray ...
    Posted May 10, 2019, 11:42 PM by Stephen Wall
  • Senior Merit Entries - Last Call! Entries for the 2019 Mid Shropshire Senior Merit need to be with organiser Phil King by the League's May meeting tomorrow (Tuesday the 7th) at the latest.Entries this ...
    Posted May 6, 2019, 3:26 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Over-60 Merit D-day - And History? Entries for this season's Over-60 Merit need to be with competition secretary Phil King by Saturday 5th May. They cost just £3 per bowlerIt will be played ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2019, 12:45 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Harris Cup Draw A total of 20 entries in the Harris Cup - the League's main team knockout  - is up 2 on last season and means there will be four preliminary round ties ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 12:23 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
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