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League News

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  • Draw Looms For Senior Merit Qualifiers Finals day in the League's Senior Merit is Saturday 30th June with a 1pm start.Hosts for the big day will be confirmed by organiser Phil King at the ...
    Posted May 20, 2018, 3:45 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Shifnal Twins Now Both Title Winners Joe Killen has made the breakthrough and become a League champion - just like his brother! The 13-year-old Shifnal bowler got his hands on the Under-18 Merit trophy ...
    Posted by Stephen Wall
  • Under Starter's Orders in Senior Merit The race to be the Senior Merit champion of the League starts tomorrow - Wednesday 16th May.There are qualifying sessions starting at 6.30pm  at Maddocks, Sinclair, Donnington Wood (new ...
    Posted May 15, 2018, 11:46 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Junior History - Twice Over! Two Mid Shropshire clubs will make junior bowls history this weekend.Allscott Heath will host the home leg of Shropshire's first ever match in the premier division of the ...
    Posted May 11, 2018, 2:05 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Senior Merit Update There are a satisfactory 50 entries for this year's Senior Merit.Qualifying is on Wednesday 16th May, starting at 6.30pm  at Maddocks, Sinclair, Donnington Wood (new) and Bowring ...
    Posted May 8, 2018, 12:50 PM 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 of late, 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. She is pictured (right) with some of the equipment bought and fellow coaches Paul Taylor and Brenda Slingo.
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
  • Roche Rules Roost Tony Roche is the League's new Over-60 Merit champion.The Sir John Bayley bowler became the third winner of the Ray & Jeff Hutchinson Trophy on Saturday 19th May ...
    Posted May 20, 2018, 3:51 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Sweet 16 For Over-60 Merit? Trench will once again host the Over-60 Merit on Saturday 19th May with an 11am start.Organiser Phil King has 13 entries but will keep taking names until tomorrow ...
    Posted May 15, 2018, 11:50 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Joe's Joy In Under-18 Merit Joe Killen is the League's new Under-18 Merit champion.The 13-year-old Shifnal bowler beat last year's winner Harry Church (Sinclair) 21-15 in the final ...
    Posted May 13, 2018, 4:11 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Two Into One for Junior Merits Competition secretary Phil King has confirmed that this year's Under-15 and Under-18 Merits will BOTH by played on Saturday 12th May - and will BOTH be at Donnington ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 2:06 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Merit Deadline Day At The Double The League's May management committee meeting - on Tuesday the 1st - is the deadline for entries in two fast approaching competitions.Phil King will take names for the Over-60 ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2018, 11:58 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
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