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League News

  • All the latest news direct from the MSBL.
  • Old Trophy To Get New Use Former Mid Shropshire stalwart Billy Chapman was long remembered when clubs played in a four-a-side competition that ended with the winners receiving a trophy named in his memory ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 3:47 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Champions Exit Dennis Lewis Thursday Division There will be the ideal number of 14 teams competing in the Dennis Lewis Thursday Division in the 2018 season.That is the result of the sad news that reigning ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2018, 5:41 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Do You Know The Rules of Bowls? Rules of the Game & Coaching Evening Wednesday 14 March 7:30 - 9:30 Bowring Bowling Club, Wellington  Although the session is aimed at coaches who wish to brush up on ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2018, 11:45 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Friday & Monday Fixtures Revealed The League's Friday and Monday night fixtures for teams in division 1 to 6  are now live.Fixture secretary Ric Hudson reports clubs should now be able to amend ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 7:12 AM by stephen wall
  • March Executive Meeting Agenda Notice for the March Executive Committee Meeting To be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the Sir John Bayley Club at 7.30pm   AGENDA   1  Chairman’s remarks to ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 11:41 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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Welcome to the official website of the Mid Shropshire Crown Green Bowling League for the 2018 season - our 86th 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 both Friday and Monday nights.

But there also popular Thursday night and Saturday afternoon divisions, which are both eight-a-side with 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 has welcomed its latest new club - Shawbury-based Elephant & Castle - who join Shrewsbury's Prince of Wales Hotel to give the League a huge geographical coverage across Shropshire.

After losing a number of greens and clubs in recent years, League officers are determined to try and grow the sport again by attracting more and younger people to take up crown green bowls. And the awarding of a £7,145 grant from Sport England to buy small bowls, jacks and sets of modern coaching equipment is seen as key to this. With new County Development Officer and coaching chief Pauline Wilson driving the project forward, the onus is now on clubs to take a positive approach to recruitment by organising attractive and fun coaching sessions and then publicising them by any means they can, especially in their local schools.  
The Junior Development Policy put into practice at Hadley Learning Community and Charlton BC has now run for two years, proving its worth by delivering new members for that club in 2017, while last  junior coaching programmes at Shifnal and Sinclair continue to thrive. It can be done! 

Mid Shropshire have also continued to award Life Memberships in 2018 to recognise the efforts of bowlers to further the sport, Honoured at this year's AGM were 90-year-old former fixture secretary Frank Booth; Albighton stalwart Steve Wall, who has served the League in many roles in recent decades, including chairman, fixture secretary and now webmaster; and past League treasurer and junior selector John Hughes, the man who secure Mid Shropshire's first ever main sponsorship deal. 

Competition News

  • All the latest news on MSBL competitions
  • Calling All Mid Shropshire Ladies . . . Reigning champions Hadley USC will host their traditional pre-season ladies open doubles competition in a new format later this month. They are eager to attract entries in the Barbara ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2018, 9:53 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • 2018 Comps & Cups Programme The finalised dates for this year's MSBL Competitions and Cup ties are: Mixed Doubles - on Saturday 21st April   Under-15 & 18 Merits - on Saturday 12th May at a two ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 1:10 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Early Dates For Your Diary Competition secretary Phil King is finalising the 2018 programme but he did announce dates for a couple of comps at the League's March executive meeting.The flagship event, the ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 10:44 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Just One Change For 2018 Only one change was made to the League's Competition Rules at the 2018 AGM - and it's to recognised the efforts of member clubs and their green-keepers.New ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2018, 6:08 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • 2018 Season Must Be Nearing . . . SINCLAIR BOWLING CLUB present the: 2018 TOM & JOHN CANDLIN MEMORIAL OPEN DOUBLES £500 Total Prize Money - Winning Pair receive £200 - Limited to the first 32 PairsOn Sunday 8th April ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2018, 12:24 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
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