Welcome to the web site of the Stockport & District Ladies Bowling League.
This section includes all results since 2010. For the league tables from 2005 to 2009 see the Stockport Bowls site (link at left).
At the last Delegates Meeting points to be voted on at the AGM were discussed.
Please discuss these points with your club members so the voting reflects your members views.
The AGM is on Monday 21st January 2019, 7:30pm at Stockport Cricket Club.
PROPOSALS FOR RULE CHANGES 2019
1. Proposal from Ryecroft Park Sports Club, change to Rule 18.
When setting a mark maximum length should be no longer than 42 meters - 42 meters to be amended to 40 meters. This proposal would be in line with the maximum length permitted in the Alderley Edge and Cheadle & Gatley Leagues.
2. Committee Proposal
Change teams from 10 a side to 8 a side.
In 2018, 26 of the 31 teams drew out 178 times, in 7 matches a team gave a game away, in 1 match a team gave 2 games away. These numbers have increased from 2017. This gives the impression teams are finding it harder to get 10 players to play each week.
Letter to the committee from a club:
‘I am writing on behalf of Alex @ Vernon Ladies Bowling Club.
After struggling for many years to field a full team every week and having to draw out, sometimes twice we feel we cannot survive like this any longer. Every time there has been a vote to drop to 8 players we have vote in favour of this. Even if this were to change next season and drop to 8 players the team now feel it is time to throw in the towel and withdraw from the Monday S&D Ladies Bowling League.’
Other delegates mentioned at the Monday meeting they were finding it hard to find 10 players and may have to withdraw.
Clubs have to make the decision:
Stay at 10 a side but have fewer teams in the league.
Reduce to 8 a side so less players each week but hopefully no reduction in clubs.
Please find out what your club/teams want to do depending on the result of the voting.
If teams withdraw then it will affect the next proposal.
3. Committee Proposal
Change from 3 Divisions to 4 Divisions, so don’t have to play on Bank Holidays and to incorporate the Workshop Cup.
At the moment there are 31 teams in the League so if the League goes to 4 Divisions then the teams in each Division would be: 8, 8, 8, 7. This means the League matches would start later in April and finish late August.
The first round of the Workshop Cup will be held in June/July. The next 2 rounds at the end of the League season and the semi-final and final the following Sunday.
4. West Heaton Bowling Club have requested to join our League.
(Wednesday 24 October 2018)
Please note change of dates for meetings:
Delegates meeting Monday 15th October at Stockport Cricket Club 7:30pm
Annual General Meeting Monday 21st January 2019 at Stockport Cricket Club 7:30pm
Presentation Evening Friday 1st February 2019 at the Railway Club, Edgeley 7:30pm Cost of tickets £7:00(Tuesday 21 August 2018)
Teams within the League are wanting new bowlers.
If anyone knows of any lady bowlers looking for a club please give them my number (0161 282 7659 or 07921124462) and I will club contacts desperate for players.
Janice Wilson S&D Registration Secretary(Sunday 21 May 2017)