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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
  • Richard To Rule Again? Proud reigning champion Richard Suggett will start the defence of the league's Senior Merit crown on Wednesday, May 27.Richard, who beat his daughter and Bowring clubmate Kate in an emotional final last year, has been drawn in the qualifying session at Donnington Wood No.2. But this year Richard and his fellow title hopefuls will be chasing bigger cheques from a larger prize fund, thanks to new sponsorship of the league’s top individual competition by BBranded. That deal has helped attract an entry of 67 - the biggest number competition secretary Phil King has known in his time in the job. Other qualifying venues are Allscott, Sinclair and St Georges and at stake are 16 places in the ...
    Posted by Malcolm Fletcher
  • League Bowlers Make County Merit FInals Congratulations to three regular performers in the league on Fridays this season who have all qualified for the finals of the County Merit - to be staged by Allscott on Sunday, June 28 (11am)r.Senior inter-league selector Chris Lodge (Madeley Cricket Club), John Potter (Hadley USC) and Liam Jones (Wrockwardine Wood) all feature in the last 32 to do battle on the big day of our own County President Mike Potter.There are also a number of bowlers who are playing in the Dennis Lewis Thursday Division who have qualified - so it should be a day to remember. Don't miss It! The full first round draw is on the SCGBA website.Lodge and his fellow senior inter-league ...
    Posted May 20, 2015, 5:58 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Booming BBranded Mid Shropshire Merit - Qualifying Wednesday, May 27, at 6.30pm is the day and time for the action to start in this year's booming Senior Merit, now kindly sponsored by BBranded. That's when qualifying sessions will be held at Allscott, Donnington Wood, Sinclair and St Georges.A list of where bowlers should go to try and qualify is on the appropriate page of the competitions section of this site.The total entry of 67 is the most competition secretary Phil King has known in his time in the job so that is really encouraging. That will produce entry fees of £335 and, with a £100 package from BBranded, that means a total prize fund of more than £400 on finals day for ...
    Posted May 13, 2015, 9:59 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Young Guns Take Centre Stage Harry Church had a bowls weekend to treasure.The Sinclair star in the making successfully defended the league's Under-15 Merit title at Albrighton on Saturday night (full story on the competitions section of this site).And less than 24 hours later he was winning 21-2 for Shropshire in the home leg of their Drakes Pride British junior county championship clash with Greater Manchester at Allscott, picking up the home player of the match award as a result.Another young gun in the spotlight is reigning Shropshire Junior Merit champion Justin Pegram, the 19-year-old having been given permission to transfer from last year's champions Newport to Hadley USC at the league's May management committee ...
    Posted May 12, 2015, 9:59 AM by stephen wall
  • Unregistered Players - New Approach Agreed  The following statement was read out at the league’s management committee meeting on Tuesday, May 5, accepted and approved as the approach to be now taken:  'Unregistered Players - the way forward' Firstly, your league officers would like to apologise to all clubs caught up in the Unregistered Players row since the start of the current season. We are all members of clubs, so fully understand the kind of heartaches you have been going through. Fixture secretary Ric Hudson suggested we hold back on any early fines at the April meeting, to give the system and clubs time to bed in for the new campaign, but delegates decided to press ahead with the punishments - just like they had been imposed ...
    Posted May 7, 2015, 11:45 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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Reminders
  • Don't Be Late! All bowlers entered in the BBranded-sponsored Senior Merit are reminded that it's a 6.30pm start for the qualifying sessions at the four venues on Wednesday, May 27.For full details of where the action is and who will be trying to qualify at each venue please go to the appropriate page of the Competitions section of this site. 
    Posted by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Don't Miss County Deadline Mid Shropshire clubs have been reminded that the deadline for paying their 2015 club account to county association treasurer Brian Kitson is May 31. There were will be no official reminders - and fines WILL be imposed for late payments. All cheques should be made payable to SCGBA.
    Posted May 20, 2015, 5:47 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Parking Poser At Newport All bowlers visiting Newport to play league matches have been asked to park in the right places by club officials.The best option is to park at the adjoining Newport Cricket Club, parking sensibly to allow maximum use of the restricted space.Drivers can also park in Granville Avenue, as long as they observe the double yellow line restrictions, or the nearby Audley Avenue as it runs towards the Burton Borough School.Newport officials thank all visitors for their co-operation in this matter.  
    Posted May 14, 2015, 11:06 PM by stephen wall
  • Don't Forget Tick Time . . . The deadline for member clubs to ensure that all the appropriate team boxes on the Mike Beckett system are ticked for all their players is the close of play tomorrow - Tuesday, May 12.That was the cut-off point agreed by delegates at the league's May management committee meeting, their decision being:Clubs have 7 days from the May 5 management committee meeting to inform (fixture secretary) Ric Hudson of which boxes they want ticked for all of their signings - and then fines and penalties WILL be imposed as last season. 
    Posted May 11, 2015, 12:21 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Last Call For Under-15 Merit Don't miss the league's Under-15 Merit on Saturday, May 9, at Albrighton with a 6pm start. Entry is free and organiser Phil King will take them on the night before the start time. And if you are too old to enter, how about coming along to see some of the league's up and coming youngsters do battle in a competition now kindly sponsored by Shifnal Bowling Club. Last year's winner, Harry Church of Sinclair, intends to defend the title.
    Posted May 7, 2015, 11:48 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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