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  • All the latest news direct from the MSBL.
  • Highley's Historic Harris Cup Triumph - But Only Just . . . Highley delivered their own version of the Great Escape to win the Harris Cup for the first time.The reigning Mid Shropshire champions trailed until the 11th of the 12 ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 12:10 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Harris Cup Final To Savour 2019 HARRIS CUP FINAL On Saturday 14th September at Bowring BC, No.2 green, 6.30pm start   The final of the League’s main team knockout for the Harris ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2019, 2:08 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • They Made Us All Proud.... Malcolm Fletcher Writes:League officials, team managers and bowlers are elated after the recent trend continued as hosts Mid Shropshire triumphed in the Shropshire junior inter-league championship. Their strongest ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2019, 9:23 AM by Stephen Wall
  • Juniors Need YOUR Backing 2019 Shropshire junior inter-league Sunday 8th September At Bowring BC, 10am start   Due to the uncertainties regarding the exact number of teams taking part, it has been decided ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 11:34 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • September Meeting Time! Notice for the September Management Committee Meeting To be held on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, at the Sir John Bayley Club at 7.30pm   AGENDA 1  Chairman’s remarks to ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2019, 11:59 AM 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 - and the veterans team, with new skipper Peter Roden in charge, won the title again in 2018 in Whitchurch. His predecessor as vets captain, Tony Roche, is now concentrating on playing - and that has paid dvidends in 2019 as he retained the MSBL Over-60 Merit title in May at Allscott Heath (pictured above, left, with League President  MIke Potter and fellow finalist Richard Suggett)

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
  • Two Great Finals Malcolm Fletcher writes: ‘Two great finals’ was the proud verdict of Mid Shropshire President Mike Potter on the league’s Ashton trophy showdowns. Trench C lifted the main Ashton Cup ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2019, 9:24 AM by Stephen Wall
  • Ready To Roll In Ashton Finals 2019 ASHTON CUP & SHIELD FINALS On Saturday 7th September at Wrockwardine Wood, 6.30pm starts For the second year running, the League delivers two showpiece occasions for the price ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 11:30 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Instant Impact On Junior Scene    It didn’t take Ed Proudlove long to make an impact on the League’s junior scene – he won the first competition he entered!  The Whitchurch-based bowler came ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2019, 12:58 AM by Stephen Wall
  • Under-15 & 18 Merits Just like last year, the early rounds of the League's Under-15 and Under-18 Merits will be played on the same evening this season.This time the big ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2019, 12:41 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Semi-finals At The Double Two of the League's three team knockouts reach the semi-final stage tomorrow - Wednedsay21st August.The main Harris Cup sees division one rivals Sir John Bayley A and Newport ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2019, 11:30 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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