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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
  • Lots To Discuss . . . Recalling the Sub Group is one of the items to be discussed at the league's September meeting on Tuesday the 1st at the Sir John Bayley Club (7.30pm).Officers have compiled a list of topics they want to clarify in time for the start of the 2016 season and propose to reconvene the Sub Group in order to come up with proposals to go before the AGM in January.And any club considering putting their own proposals to the annual general meeting is urged to formulate them as soon as the playing season is finished so that they can be debated and possibly refined at either the October of November meeting.  
    Posted Aug 30, 2015, 3:17 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Cracking Final - More to Follow Albrighton won a thrilling Ashton Shield final against holders Donnington Wood - after being made to wait nearly 24 hours to get their hands on the trophy.The division four leaders edged out Donnington by just 2 shots after the handicaps were taken into account on Bowring's Premier green on Sunday night.Albrighton had seven winners in the 10-a-side clash on a wet green that ran remarkably considering the rain that caused Saturday's first attempt to be called off.But fifth division Donnington Wood were always in with a shout thanks to a 10 chalk handicap advantage and it took last man George Law to hold his nerve and win 21-11 to seal it for ABC ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2015, 11:48 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Final Rivals Try Again Tonight - Sunday Torrential rain, thunder and lightening and a gusting wind was the winner at the Ashton Shield final on Saturday night (August 22).The showdown between holders Donnington Wood and Albrighton at Bowring's Premier green had already been halted once by referee Bob Mumford after just 20 minutes when the conditions changed dramatically for the worse a little later.Organiser Phil King, captains Kevin Emlyn and Elaine Gregory, the referee and the host club agreed the final could not continue - and opted to try again today (Sunday 23 August) with a 5pm resumption at Bowring.
    Posted Aug 23, 2015, 4:10 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Tonight's The Night To Be Shielded! Two in-form teams riding high in their respective divisions, one of them the holders of the trophy – tonight's (Saturday 22 August) Ashton Shield final looks like being a cracker.Last year’s winners Donnington Wood tackle Albrighton on Bowring’s Premier green (6.30pm start) with little to choose between the sides vying for the league's consolation KO title for Monday teams.Division five leaders Donnington have six of their 2014 Shield-winning team back to try and do it again and start the night with a 10 shot handicap advantage.But Albrighton are a club on the crest of the wave and, captained by Elaine Gregory, are right into the thick of the fourth division title ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2015, 8:39 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Can He Be King of Britain? Aaron King is the new king of the Shropshire juniors and on Saturday, August 15, he has the chance to reign at national level. The Telford-based Shropshire Junior Merit champion heads for Rhos Park on the North Wales coast as one of 32 qualifiers chasing the title of British Junior Merit winner from 10am. The 17-year-old Bowring bowler has been drawn against Merseyside’s under-18 champ Ryan Walters in round one at the venue near Colwyn Bay (LL28 4LR). Also in the field is Reece Farr, who bowls for division one title-chasers Donnington Wood. He will be representing Staffordshire and has been drawn against Yorkshire big gun Joshua Mordue. If you can't travel to ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2015, 2:57 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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Reminders
  • Anyone for Spraying Courses? Clubs who have greenkeepers or helpers interested in booking a place on the spraying courses (PA1/PA6A) organised by ALS need to contact secretary Malcolm Fletcher at the September meeting.If anyone interested in place who is unable to attend the meeting they should contact him ASAP - details available on this site or in the league handbook.The cost of the course is £495 plus VAT per person, but if we can get at least seven candidates that would come down to £425 plus VAT . . . and it is now illegal to spray chemicals without certification . . .
    Posted Aug 30, 2015, 3:23 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Sunday Best For Coaching At Shifnal Are you relatively new to the sport of Crown Green Bowls or do you consider that you would benefit from comprehensive and assured quality coaching?If so, you may be interested to know that Shifnal Bowling Club is hosting a full day’s coaching seminar on Sunday 23rd August 2015. The seminar is for adults and will be delivered by members of the British Crown Green National Coaching Squad. The seminar programme will include - Bowl Selection; Grip – Jack and Bowl; Delivery Action (Video recorded); Delivery Clinic (using playback from video recordings); Bowling: Line, Length and Weight Adjustment; Effect of the Crown on the bias of the Jack or Bowl; Shot Selection; Methods of Play; Controlled Practices; Measuring an End and ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2015, 8:37 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Calling Fixtures Off . . . Given the heavy overnight rain, which is forecast to ease as today (Friday, August 14) goes on, clubs are reminded of the following league rule . . .Inclement Weather/Unfit Greens:15. If the start of a match is delayed because of inclement weather a decision to cancel the match shall not be made until 7.45pm, unless mutually agreed by both Captains. A decision by the groundsman of the home Club that a green is unfit to play before or at any stage of a match shall be final.
    Posted Aug 14, 2015, 3:00 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Don't Forget Change Of Date The date of league's annual presentation dinner for the 2015 season has been put back a week.It will now be held on Saturday, 16 January 2016, and the Telford Whitehouse Hotel has now been booked for that night.The change was made to avoid a clash with Sally Clee's 21st birthday party on January 9, which could have cut the attendance at the league function by more than 30 as Wrockwardine Wood are normally the biggest supporters of the evening.
    Posted Aug 7, 2015, 11:59 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • August League Meeting is OFF All club secretaries and delegates have been contacted direct, but this is a reminder that the league's August Management Committee meeting - scheduled for Tuesday the 4th - has been CALLED OFF. So the next meeting is on Tuesday, September 1st, when clubs will be issued with a poster advertising the league's annual dinner on the new date of Saturday, January 16, at the Telford Whitehouse Hotel.
    Posted Aug 3, 2015, 12:57 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
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