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League News

  • All the latest news direct from the MSBL.
  • County's Call To Leagues For Help As outlined to delegates of member clubs represented at the League's July executive meeting, the SCGBA has issued an urgent appeal for help to try and fill a key ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2018, 12:16 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • July Executive Meeting Titbits A total of 11 clubs will be fined £5 for non-attendance at a meeting that was put back a week due to a clash with an England World Cup ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2018, 12:44 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Usual Venue For July Executive Meeting The League's July executive committee meeting - put back a week to Tuesday 10th July due to England's World Cup match against Colombia - will be held at Wellington's ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2018, 4:55 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Spoilt For Choice On Saturday . . . The seven teams in the Saturday Division have a big choice to make this coming week - on the 7th July.As League fixture secretary Ric Hudson explained: "As England have ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2018, 12:16 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Veterans Squad Put On Hold Mid Shropshire WILL NOT be trying to win the Shropshire veterans inter-league championship this coming weekend in Whitchurch..Following a meeting of the county executive on Monday night, SCGBA ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2018, 8:32 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 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
  • Dates For The Diary Competition secretary Phil King stressed the following dates at the league's July executive meeting:Harris Cup - 1st round on Weds 18th July; quarter-finals on Weds 25th July; semi ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2018, 12:33 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Jamie's The Merit King Again He may be currently only on reserve for the Shropshire senior team, but Jamie King remains one of the best young bowlers in the county. And the 23-year-old ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2018, 9:47 AM by Stephen Wall
  • Smith & Mullinder In DD Doubles Delight Ayden Smith and Nick Mullinder are the new names that will be going on the Dixon Driscoll Doubles trophy after they stormed to success. The Bowring-Hadley USC combination won ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2018, 1:28 AM by Stephen Wall
  • Dixon Driscoll Doubles Draws Close . . . Saturday 23rd June. is Dixon Driscoll Doubles day with 30 pairs entered to contest a title won last year by League comps chief Phil King and his youngest son Aaron ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 12:48 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
  • Third Time Lucky . . . It was third time lucky for Sam Millward in the League’s Under-25 Merit. Having lost in two previous finals, the Newport bowler finally got his hands on the ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2018, 3:55 AM by Stephen Wall
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