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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
  • Up For The Cup Competition secretary Phil King is pleased to announce an entry of 24 teams - up one on 2014 - for this year's Harris Cup.The preliminary round of this six home-six away knockout is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, with eight ties, eight other teams having a byeApril 8 is also prelim round night for the Ashton Cup with two ties due to be played in the five home-five away comp for Monday night teams.Full preliminary round draws for both knockouts are on the appropriate pages of the 'Competitions' section of this website.
    Posted by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Even Closer . . . One week and counting - that's the good news for Mid Shropshire bowlers as they await the start of the 2015 season.The new campaign opens with fixtures in the Dennis Lewis Thursday Division on April the 2nd with St Georges the defending champions and Shrewsbury-based Prince of Wales Hotel the most welcome newcomers. Before then though one of that division's 13 clubs, Hadley USC, have the finals of their Barbara Price Ladies Doubles on Friday, March 27 (6.30pm start for the last eight).Saturday, March 28, is the deadline for entries in the Harris Cup and Ashton Trophies and then on Monday, March 30, it's 'Distribution Night@ at the Bayley Club (7.30pm) for the ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2015, 1:56 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Almost There . . . There's just 2 weeks to go now before the first league fixtures in the 2015 season - six matches in the Dennis Lewis Thursday Division on April 2, featuring newcomers Prince of Wales Hotel entertaining Sir John Bayley in Shrewsbury.Clubs are opening their greens, the Barbara Price Ladies Doubles at Hadley USC is already in full swing (finals night is Friday, March 27, at 6.30pm) and the St Georges Ladies Fours is on Sunday, March 15, in the form of a one-day competition from 9.30am.The league's 2015 Handbook is now with the printer and on course to be collected by clubs on Monday, March 30, from 7.30pm at Wellington's Bayley Club.That ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 2:39 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Junior Inter-League Hosts And . . . Two-green venues at St Georges and Donnington Wood will be in the spotlight as Mid Shropshire hosts the county association’s first big competition of the year – the Shropshire junior inter-league championship. The  under-18 competition is on Saturday, April 18, and Hadley USC are on standby to stage the semi-finals and final if there is a big entry that means a fifth green is needed later in the day. Mid Shropshire youngsters have won this title for an incredible four years in a row and the league's selectors - Phil King, Rob Burroughs and newcomer Martin Gaut - are plotting a fifth triumph.Both St Georges and Donnington have also thrown their hats into the ring to ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2015, 12:46 AM by stephen wall
  • Calling All Bowlers, Captains & Potential Referees A new push to boost the number of qualified referees in Shropshire is coming to Mid Shropshire later this month.A Referees Seminar is being held at Wellington's Bayley Club on Tuesday, March 17 (7.30pm) which is open to everyone - and free to attend.Organised by leading referee Mike Potter, now representing the league as County President, the ultimate aim is to increase the number of qualified and active referees who can be called on to officiate at league and county events. But Mike is eager to stress: "The seminar is not just for anyone interested in officiating as a referee, it's open to players and team captains simply wishing to improve their understanding of the rules ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2015, 8:17 AM by stephen wall
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  • Tonight's THE Night! Calling all 28 member clubs . . . tonight - Monday, March 30 - is the night for collection of 2015 League Handbooks, match results cards and BCGBA Handbooks.Club parcels will be available for pick up as close to 7pm as the general secretary can make it to the Bayley Club!Also on hand tonight will be Ron Adams for collection of pre-ordered scorecards and captains books
    Posted by Malcolm Fletcher
  • County Matters Looming deadlines . . . Wednesday, April 1 - Club Welfare Forms with Barry Jennings; April 12 - County Cup entries to Mo Corley; May 18 - Next County Executive meeting; May 31 - Club county accounts paid to Brian Kitson. There will be NO reminders . . . just fines; Any questions that need to be asked of secretary Mo Corley are best done by email
    Posted Mar 27, 2015, 5:21 AM by stephen wall
  • March 28 Cup Deadlines Saturday, March 28, is the deadline for clubs to have their entries for both the Harris Cup and Ashton Trophies with competition secretary Phil King.And the Harris Cup is open to any club affiliated to the Shropshire association.Squads for the Ashton Trophies must be submitted to Phil at least 48 hours before the league games of the season.
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 2:44 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Don't Miss The Cup Deadlines - Or Comps!  It's no good waiting until the 2015 season fixtures start if clubs want to enter the league's two cup knockout competitions.That's the message to club secretaries from competition secretary Phil King who has set a deadline of Saturday, March 28, for entries in the Harris Cup and Ashton Trophies.League fixtures are set to start in the Dennis Lewis Division on Thursday, April 2 - and the very next day is the cut-off point for entries in Mixed Doubles, which will be played as a one-dayer on Saturday, April 11, with a 10am start.In a bid to boost entry numbers, Phil has decided to run both junior Merits on weekend nights so that school ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 12:12 AM by stephen wall
  • Competition Dates 2015 Competition Dates For MSbl Harris Cup Prelim Wed 8th April 1st Rd Wed29th April 2nd Rd Wed 29th July Semi-Finals Wed19th Aug Final Saturday 19th September Closing Date For Entry Sat 28th MarchAshton Cup Prelim Wed 8th April 1st Rd Wed 15th April 2nd Rd Wed22nd July Semi-Finals Wed 19th Aug Final Saturday 5th September  Ashton Shield Prelim Wed 6th May 1st Rd Wed 20th May 2nd Rd Wed22nd July Semi-Finals Wed5th Aug Final Saturday 22nd August Closing Date For Entry For Both Sat 28th MarchMixed Doubles - Saturday 11th April 10am Start Closing Date Friday 3rd April Under ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2015, 1:14 AM by stephen wall
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