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League News

  • All the latest news direct from the MSBL.
  • National Lottery - Our Birthday Thanks In September 2017, the League received news of a £7,145 grant from Sport England to buy five sets of modern bowls coaching equipment to be used to increase the ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2019, 1:38 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • A Splitting Headache? To split or not to split – that is the big question facing member clubs over the close season. They have to decide if they want to split their main 12 ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2019, 11:50 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • It's NO Trick - Meeting Is On Monday! Yes, the League's next meeting has been brought forward 24 hours - to avoid clashing with Bonfire night - and will be held at a new venue.The November Management Committee ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2019, 1:02 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • An Invite To Dinner . . . If you want to join us for the big night, please contact your club secretary ASAP, but definitely before Sunday 3rd November , , , MOLSON COORS MID SHROPSHIRE LEAGUE ANNUAL DINNER   on ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2019, 2:43 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Deadlines, Reminders & Big Changes Deadline -  RULE CHANGE PROPOSALS need to be with the General Secretary, in writing, by Thursday 31st October Reminder 1 - ALL TROPHIES need to be returned to Competition Secretary Phil King ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2019, 11:42 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
  • Junior Joy At The Bayley Reigning Under-18 singles champion Ed Proudlove and Susie Lawson are the 2019 winners of the League's Junior Doubles.The Elephant & Castle (Shawbury)-Bowring partnership got their hands on ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2019, 2:35 AM by Stephen Wall
  • Junior Doubles GOES AHEAD! GAME ON!The No.1 green at the Sir John Bayley Club has been inspected by groundsman Arthur Morris and is dry!And he is cutting it as this is ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2019, 5:53 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Junior Doubles - Entries Needed! Time is running out for youngsters who want to enter this year's Junior Doubles, which is now being played a day later than first planned.The new date is ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2019, 4:16 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Two Great Finals Malcolm Fletcher writes: ‘Two great finals’ was the proud verdict of Mid Shropshire President Mike Potter on the league’s Ashton trophy showdowns. Trench C lifted the main Ashton Cup ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2019, 9:24 AM by Stephen Wall
  • Ready To Roll In Ashton Finals 2019 ASHTON CUP & SHIELD FINALS On Saturday 7th September at Wrockwardine Wood, 6.30pm starts For the second year running, the League delivers two showpiece occasions for the price ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 11:30 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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