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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
  • Mid Shropshire Winners Down Under! A former Mid Shropshire stalwart who won honours galore before emigrating Down Under is still bowling 'em over!While the UK copes with its first real cold snap of the winter this weekend, Graham Gaut is still playing bowls most days, relishing temperatures over 20c. But Graham, a big winner as Shropshire won the Crosfield Cup for the first time in 1974 who then played a key role in Donnington Wood’s domination of the late 1980s, is on the other side of the world. Now in his 70s, Graham and his wife Ann are living in the suburbs of Napier on the north island of New Zealand, having re-located there from Telford more than a decade ago. There ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2015, 2:39 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Member Club Gets Helping Hand Madeley Cricket Club have been granted a loan of £1,500 by the league to help them to pay for improvements to their green.The club's bowls section secretary, past County President Tony Roche explained: "I am sure the league is aware, as is the majority of other clubs in he league, that we have a problem with the drainage on our green which needs to be rectified as soon as possible."We have sought advice and obtained quotes for the work to be carried out. The price to cover all materials, delivery, digger, dumper and skip hire and labour will be approximately £3,350."We are confident that the loan will be repaid over 3 years."The loan ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2015, 12:38 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Hadley Lead Bid To Stop Bad Behaviour Just one proposal from a member club has been received for the 2016 AGM before the October 31 deadline - and here it is in full: "In an effort to curb the continual unsocial able behaviour and bad language that has crept into bowls matches, HUSC would like to propose the following rule to be considered and adopted by the league.    1. That the executive committee be given power to deduct 3 points from teams that continually bring the game of bowls in the Mid Shropshire League into disrepute by anti-social behaviour and bad language.    2. The punishment for re-offending of any anti-social behaviour rule by any player after a warning has been issued by the executive committee ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2015, 11:41 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Abbey's Road Reaches The End Abbey Bowling Club is no more . . . it's official.Bernard Johnson, secretary of the club that was set in such a unique location at Buildwas, confirmed the news everyone has been expecting all season in a letter to the league read out at the November management committee meeting. Here it is in full:Closure of the Abbey Bowling ClubDear Malcolm,  It is with regret that as the secretary of the Abbey Bowling Club I have to formally inform you that the club is now closed.  As of the 30th September, all financial transactions were complete and the bank account closed. All committee members have formally resigned and all members of the club are fully aware of our situation.  The ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2015, 6:51 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Champion Confirms Annual Dinner Appointment Reigning County Merit champion Rob Roden is confirmed as one of the guests of honour at the league's annual dinner.The Bowring star, who lives in Trench and is a true Mid Shropshire bowler, will be in the spotlight with the magnificent Charles Beddard Trophy that he won at Allscott on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Telford Whitehouse Hotel, Wellington (7pm, meal at 7.30). Now established as the biggest attended bowls function in Shropshire for the last two years, it’s proving one not to be missed. There’s a three course meal, coffee and mints, a disco to dance to, the presentation of all the league prizes, a late bar, plus lots of fun. Tickets cost ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2015, 1:20 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
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  • No Need To Wine - Order In Advance! Bottles of wine for the league's annual dinner, at the special price of £12 a bottle, must be pre-ordered by the December meeting at the latest.Clubs and bowlers attending need to contact organisers Malcolm and Margaret Fletcher to order bottles in advance - but they are paid for on the night at a special table for pre-orders.The big night is Saturday 16 January 2016 at the Telford Whitehouse Hotel when another big turnout is now guaranteed.Orders for any extra bookings at the function (£20 adults, £10 juniors) MUST BE PAID FOR at the December meeting.
    Posted Nov 22, 2015, 12:06 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Cash In With Roadshow Member clubs eager to boost their finances and attract new sponsors are urged to consider being represented at 'funding roadshow' in Telford on Tuesday, November 17.The half-day event, to offer advice to all non-profit sport and activity organisations across the county, is being held at the Whitehouse Hotel in Watling Street, Wellington, starting at 9 am.Organised by Energise Shropshire Telford & Wrekin county sports partnership, to book places or get more details contact Energise on 01743-297191 or email helen.white@energizestw.org.uk
    Posted Nov 11, 2015, 11:51 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Last Call On Annual Dinner Deadline REF: Mid Shropshire League annual dinner on Saturday 16 January 2016 at the Telford Whitehouse Hotel (7pm)FTAO of bowlers of Broseley, Maddocks, Much Wenlock, Worfield, Prince of Wales Hotel and Sir John BayleyThe deadline for the return of completed annual dinner sheets and orders for extra places - with menu choices - for all clubs was Tuesday's November league meeting - and your club's was NOT received.We need them returned completed please by Monday (Nov 9) at the latest. Please don't make us have to start ringing round again . . . Malcolm & Margaret Fletcher
    Posted Nov 5, 2015, 7:00 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Accounts, Trophies and Dinner Forms! Club accounts need to be paid to league treasurer Celia Miles by November 1st.All trophies not yet returned must be with competition secretary Phil King by November 1st.And all annual dinner forms must be completed and returned to general secretary Malcolm Fletcher by Tuesday's November meeting at the latest.  
    Posted Oct 29, 2015, 1:14 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Alterations To The Rules All members clubs please note . . . The rules of the League may only be altered at the Annual General Meeting. Proposals to make such amendments or alterations shall be given in writing to the League secretary not later than the 31st October. The League secretary shall distribute the Proposals to Clubs together with the notice for the December meeting. 
    Posted Oct 20, 2015, 12:19 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
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