Maghull & District Monday Night Bowling League

That the league shall be called the Maghull & District Monday Night Bowling League.

The league shall be formed by any number of clubs.

That the committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy that may occur after the A.G.M.

Matches to be played under the laws adopted by the Merseyside County Crown Green Bowling Association and will be played on Monday evenings as decided by the committee. Play will commence at 6.15 & 6.30 p.m. in the months of April, August and September and at 7.00 p.m. In the months of May, June and July (clubs with floodlights will start all home games at 7.00p.m.)

Games to commence with four players and play to be continuous any team not having sufficient players to keep the green fully occupied (not less than four sets) during the match, shall on appeal of the opposing captain, have the full points deducted (21 every player absent)

The game shall be 21 up.

Consisting of 10 players from each team.

The name of players to be drawn and such teams to play (turn of cards).

In all matches the visiting club to have first throw of the jack. Standard blocks to be used.

The away team to have sole use of the green 15 minutes prior to the start of the match.

Points scoring system each league match 1 point each winner. 2 points for team home win. 3 points for team away win. 1 point for home draw. 2 points for away draw.

Club must submit to the league secretary registration of players before the first fixture. Additional or new players must be registered with the league 24 hours prior to playing in the league.

Players registering for one club will not be allowed to change teams after playing one league game.

Where a club has more than one team in the league, a player will be eligible to represent both teams until having played six games for the higher division team. Once a player has played six games for the higher division team, they will no longer be eligible for the lower division team for the remainder of the season in league matches.

If a team has two teams in the same division, rule 11 applies.

For cup matches, a player will not be able to play for both the A and B team and will be ‘locked in’ to the first team the play for. Rule 18 will still apply.

A player will not be able to represent two teams on the same night.

No limit on registered players per team.

No age limit on players.

If in the event of a match being cancelled and the two captains agree to play on another day there would be no objection. However if the Captains cannot agree, the matter comes back to the committee.

In the event of a match having to be postponed or incomplete owing to bad weather or from any other cause, the scores then made stand and the game re-start from the point and approximate positions when abandoned.

All games must be played before the close of the season.

The home team secretary or captain to forward the result of matches to the league secretary within seven days.

Players must have played in two league games before second round of the knock out cup to qualify for this competition

No handicap if drawn on own green (competitions).

When games are played on neutral greens there shall be no practice.

Club subscriptions to the league to be £50 per team per annum (including knock out).

The president, chairman and treasurer to be league trustees.

One representative of each team and officers to be present at the league meetings with the power vote of one per team in the event of the voting being equal the chairman has the casting vote.

Proposals to be discussed at the A.G.M. to be received in writing to the league secretary no later than one month prior to the A.G.M.

The league secretary to notify all teams 6 weeks in advance of the date of the A.G.M.

Honorariums. The league secretary shall receive £75 per annum.

The league shall consist of clubs within a radius of 10 miles from Maghull Town Hall.

The committee shall have the right to adjudicate on all matters not provided for in these rules.