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  • All the latest news direct from the MSBL.
  • Coronavirus - Statement No. 3 Date issued Friday 26th March:  Dear member club officials and all MSBL bowlers,As you all probably know by now, suspension of all competitive crown green bowls was soon followed ...
    Posted by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Coronavirus - Statement No. 2 Date issued: Thursday 14th March:Dear member clubs and bowlers,  Now that the dust has started to settle on the BCGBA suspension of the sport notice issued on Monday, it ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2020, 12:50 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Game Over . . . For Now SUSPENSION MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM BCGBA via SCGBA TONIGHT (Monday 16th March)Following the Government announcement this afternoon it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2020, 12:32 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Coronavirus - Statement No. 1 Date issued - Saturday 14th March 2020:Dear club secretaries and bowlers,  Although this is not a time for panic, the League’s officers felt it only right to communicate direct ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2020, 5:09 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Keeping YOU Posted For all news on the coronavirus outbreak - and how it affects the sport of bowls, this League and its bowlers - please see the new icon on the site's home ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2020, 7:19 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
  • Opens Hit Too Two open competitions at Mid Shropshire clubs – one of them a Champion of Champions qualifier – have bit the dust.The Covid 19 outbreak has forced the organisers of the St ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2020, 1:04 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Cup Entry Deadlines & Entries Clubs wishing to enter the Harris and Ashton Cups this year have until the League's April management committee meeting to do so.Bylet, beaten finalists in 2018, were quick ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2020, 4:16 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Still Time To Enter . . . The League's 2020 programme of competitions - with entry deadline dates - should be finalised by the March executive meeting on Tuesday the 3rd (see news)But there's still time ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2020, 12:35 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Annual Meetings Roll On  Club AGMs keep coming . . .   HIGHLEY'S annual meeting is on Sunday 16th February at 10.30am.And staying south of Telford, STOCKTON have their AGM on Wednesday 19th February at ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2020, 4:56 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Sinclair's Annual Call . . . TOM & JOHN CANDLIN MEMORIAL OPEN DOUBLES 2020 £500 Total Prize Money, Limited to the first 32 PairsMorning Session - 10am or 11am start  Afternoon Session - 2pm or 3pm start Finals ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2020, 2:57 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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