Competition News

King's Cup Plea To Clubs

posted Apr 17, 2017, 3:53 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

League competition secretary Phil King has made special plea to member clubs involved in the Ashton Cup.
He has urged all teams entered in the main knockout for Monday teams to get their opening ties played on Wednesday 19 April – a week ahead of schedule.

“Can all games in the Ashton Cup be played on Wednesday, April 19, please so they don't clash with the Harris Cup prelims on the April 26,” requested Phil.

The sole preliminary round tie in the five home-five away KO is Bowring C v Albrighton B - St Georges C await the winners - while the first round pairings are:

Sinclair D v Madeley CC C, Horsehay C v Sinclair C, Worfield v SJ Bayley D, Donnington Wood C v SJ Bayley C, Trench C v Charlton B , Wrockwardine Wood C v Highley B, Wrockwardine Wood D v Allscott C.

See Competition 2017 under the Results icon for full draw and handicap details . . .

Mixed Doubles Venue - And Cup Draws

posted Apr 10, 2017, 12:42 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

Donnington Wood's old green will host the MSBL Mixed doubles on Saturday 22nd April with a 10am start.

Dress code rules will apply and that means BLACK TROUSERS ONLY!

That one-day competition is followed by preliminary round night in the Harris Cup on Wednesday 26th April when there are three ties:

Bowring (Premier, -27) v Sinclair (Div 2, +24), Madeley CC (+3) v Horsehay (+5), St Georges (Premier, -32) v Sinclair (Div 1, +6).

League competition secretary Phil King has also made the Ashton Cup draw - which will be on this website's Competition 2017 page shortly - and requests all ties are please played on Wednesday 19th April so they don't clash with the Harris cup prelims a week later

Cup Draw Wait - But Don't For Mixed Doubles!

posted Apr 6, 2017, 11:55 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 11:57 AM ]

The draws for the opening stages of both the Harris Cup and Ashton Cup were made following the April management Committee meeting.

Full details of the ties in both team knockouts will be posted here and on the MSBL Facebook page over the weekend of April 8-9 - once organiser Phil King has had time to look at the dates for matches.

There are 19 entries in the Harris Cup this year, so that requires three prelim ties.

But the 16 sides in the Ashton Cup mean a straight knockout in both that and the consolation KO for the Ashton Trophy.

SUNDAY 9th  APRIL is the deadline for entries in the Mixed Doubles to be with comps sec Phil King.

The one day competition will be played on Saturday 22 April. 

Cup Entry Deadline Is Here

posted Mar 27, 2017, 1:08 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 4:05 AM ]

Sunday 2 April is the last day for clubs to enter the Harris Cup and Ashton Cup.

That's the deadline for making contact with organiser Phil King (contact details can be found under Admin) to get your club 's name in the hat.

The Harris Cup, which is six home-six away until the final, is open to ALL Shropshire affiliated clubs - and last year Burway from Ludlow entered!

MSBL Monday teams contest the Ashton Cup, with early round losers going into the consolation KO for the Ashton Trophy.

Entry deadlines for the League's other comps which are not 'enter on the day' will be announced at the April management committee meeting on Tuesday the 4th at SJBC (7.30pm)

Black Only For FInals

posted Mar 21, 2017, 6:21 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Bowlers will only be allowed to wear BLACK trousers in the finals of all League competitions this year.

That's the message from League President Mike Potter, the county's competition secretary and BCGBA delegate.

He told Monday's County Executive meeting that, following this year's BCGBA rules revision meeting, black was now the only colour permissible for trousers worn by bowlers in all finals - at national, county, open and, he stressed, league level.


2017 Dates Here!

posted Mar 11, 2017, 12:50 PM by Malcolm Fletcher


Wednesday 24th May –qualifiers (6.30pm)

Saturday July 1st – Finals Day for last 16  


Saturday 22rd April (10am)



Saturday 13th May – 6pm start



Saturday 20th May – 2pm



Saturday 17th June – 6pm start



Saturday 24th June (10am)



Saturday 8th July – 6pm start



April 26th - prelims

May 17th - 1st Rnd

July 19 - 2nd Rnd

August 23rd – semi-finals

Saturday September 16th – final (6.30pm)



April 19th - prelims

April 26th -1st Rnd

June 28th - 2nd Rnd

August 23rd – semi-finals

Saturday September 2nd – final (6.30pm)



May 17th - prelims

June 14th - 1st Rd

June 28th -2nd Rnd (if required)

August 2nd – semi-finals

Saturday August 26th – final (6.30pm)


2017 Dates On The Way . . .

posted Mar 3, 2017, 11:53 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Competition chief Phil King will unveil his list of finalised dates for 2017 at the League's March executive committee on Tuesday the 7th at the Sir John Bayley Club (7.30pm).

But, as a little taster for things to come, the first date for the diary is Saturday 22 April when it will be Mixed Doubles day . . .

Doubles Day At Sinclair

posted Jan 29, 2017, 7:13 AM by Malcolm Fletcher





£360 Total Prize Money - Winning Pair receive £150 - Limited to the first 32 Pairs

Morning Session - 10am or 11am start

Afternoon Session - 2pm or 3pm start

Finals Session (Last 8) - 6pm start

***** NO Practice *****

Prize Money (Subject to Full Entries)

Winners £150 per pair

Runners Ups £70 per pair

Semi-Finalists £30 per pair

Quarter-Finalists £20 per pair

Entries at £10 per pair to to:

Stuart Church

Telephone: 078 7785 7721


Approved by S.C.G.B.A. and affiliated to B.C.G.B.A.

All telephone entries MUST be confirmed by receipt of payment within 7 days of entering.

Include S.A.E. with postal entries for confirmation of dates or map. NO PAY - NO PLAY

Cheques payable to Sinclair BC

Club AGMs

posted Jan 5, 2017, 1:02 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 8:09 AM ]


Wednesday 8 February - Donnington Wood BC at the Wendy House at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 14 February - Newport BC at the clubhouss (7pm) and Bylet BC at 8pm at the club. "All existing and new members welcome!" says Chris Chamberlain.  

Wednesday 15 February - Bridgnorth BC AGM and League signing-on night in the Clubhouse at 7.30pm. "All members welcome," says Dave Winwood 

Saturday 18 February - Allscott BC at the Club (7.30pm). "Old and new members and bowlers of all abilities welcome," said a club spokesperson 

Monday 27 February - Broseley BC at Broseley Social Club (7.30pm)

Updated Monday 6 February

League's Views Taken Into Account

posted Nov 27, 2016, 11:04 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

The Shropshire association's dates for 2017 have now been finalised and released.

They show that Mid Shropshire's plea for the county junior inter-league to be played later in the season and on a Sunday have been taken into account.

It will go ahead on Sunday 17 September, at venues yet to be decided, when  League officials will do their utmost to ensure there is no repeat of the problem of players selected not turning up . . . as happened at Malpas in April.

The full list of county dates is available on the SCGBA website

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