League News 2019

D-day for Saturday Division

posted Feb 20, 2019, 11:50 AM by stephen wall   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 11:50 AM ]

Time is fast running out for member clubs to help the League try and save the Saturday Division from becoming a thing of the past.

They have until a deadline of close of play on Sunday 24th February to commit to the proposed new format of four singles games and two doubles for the 2019 season.

"A formal proposal has been circulated to all clubs and the deadline for committing and enterting the new structure, requiring a minimum of just four bowlers to play fixtures, is February 24," said a League spokesperson.

"A minimum of six teams are needed to make it viable - and so far reigning champions Sinclair, Allscott Heath, Charlton and Bridgnorth have let us know they will be entering.

"If we don't get the required number the division will die."

Should there be a positive response before the deadline, the Saturday rule changes required will be put before an EGM on Tuesday, March 5, which has already been called for clubs to decide on whether to reduce fixtures in Monday's three divisions to 10-a-side from 12.

Just four years ago the eight-a-side Saturday set-up was so popular it had two divisions, but in 2018 just seven clubs competed.

Don't Miss A DBS Date

posted Feb 14, 2019, 12:42 AM by stephen wall

A DBS renewals / applications session has been organised for the Mid Shropshire area on Saturday 23rd March at Bowring BC.

The county's DBS Checker and new Welfare Officer, Phil Scott, will be at the Wellington venue from 2.30pm and there are already a great many bookings for 10 minute slots.

But Phil is happy stay on until everyone who wants to see him has been dealt with - so if you want to book a slot please either email secretary Malcolm Fletcher or call his mobile (details available on this site).

As of February 12th, the bookings made are:

2.30 Sue Humphries (St Georges)

2.40 Linda Potter (Trench)

2.50 Graham Davies (Maddocks)

3,00 Lynne Stanley (Newport)

3.10 Colin Stanley(Newport)

3.20 Michelle Millward (Newport)

3.30 Ian Titley (Newport)

3.40 to 5.00 NINE members of Shifnal booked by Brian Murray

5.10 Val Johns (Albrighton)

5.20 Ann Withington (Charlton)

5.30 Annette Lucas (Charlton)

5.40 Nigel Harris (Greenfields)

5.50 Nigel Booth (Madeley CC)

6.00 Mabel Finnigan (Madeley CC)

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