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See Cup Competitions section  below for League Cup, Arbuthnott and President cup  Venues and dates

(Wednesday 12 May 2021)

Contact Details and Green Location




Astley Bridge  Astley Bridge Cons BL1 8NP Kevan Latham 01204 842530
07505 320612
Bradshaw     A Longsight Park BL2 3HY Tony Wilkins 01204592123
07784 316626
Bradshaw     B Longsight Park BL2 3HY Russ Hamer 07817413546
Breightmet Cons

Duke William


Andy Parkington

Mark Jowett

07789 777219

01204 300608


DP Church ward Derbyshire Park BL1 2TB Daniel Fletcher 01204 417889
Dunscar Cons     A Club BL7 9HJ Les Brown 01204 593135

Dunscar Cons     B                    Club BL7 9HJ Paul Brabin 01204 593517
Kearsley & Ringley Club

M26 1QB


Terry Pickup 01204 796218  
Little Hulton  Cons Club M38 0EH Tom Martin 07940 335286

Little Lever  Cons     A Club BL3 1HW Stan Jackson 01204 574580
07842 342252
Little Lever  Cons     C Club BL3 1HW

John Southern

George Conner


Over Hulton  A Club BL5 1AA Gordon Butler  01204 491483
Over Hulton  B Club BL5 1AA Andy Eccles 07745528250

Plodder lane         B
BL4 0JP Phil Brightwell 01204 402372
Plodder lane         C
BL4 0JP Paul Smalley 07570 091794

BCC Rumworth Cons

 Bolton Cricket Club BL3 8NP Paul Calderbank 01204 665164
Tonge Moor     A

Derbyshire Park





Dave Crook


Rod Hall

01204 535837

01204 396347

07717 086576


 Smithills MBP  Moss Bank Park  BL1 6LY

Chris Barnes

204 844736


(Wednesday 16 September 2020)


       Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League Rules



Section 1                      General Rules
Section 2                      League Game Rules
Section 3                      League Cup Competitions
Section 4                      Individual Cup Competitions
Section 5                     Awards



Section 1    General League Rules         


 1.1       The league shall be called “Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League     

 1.2      All Players must be current Conservative Club members  and  have a  British Crown Green Registration  number. It is incumbent on individual team Administrators/Captains to ensure that the   above  is adhered too. All players will be at least 16 years of age.     

  1.3        All Clubs must be insured against public liability claims, and a current insurance certificate will be displayed on the club’s premises in accordance with BCGBA rules. Any player wishing to pursue  a  claim must inform a responsible member of the club against which the claim is being made and the nature of the claim.  they  must allso inform the secretary of the LCBA.   

1.4    To compete in the league each team will pay an annual fee; this figure will be agreed at the AGM each year. The fee includes a £20 registration cost.   

1.5     Any team who wish to join the league should register  with the league secretary prior to the AGM meeting (January), quoting the Team name and each player’s name also their BCCGA registration  number.  Any Team  wishing to leave the league should also notify the league prior to the AGM.  Additional players can be registered at any time throughout the season by applying to the  league  secretary, a period of 48 hrs is need to complete registration. Any Team playing un-registered players shall automatically forfeit that game 21-0 to the opposition.

 1.6    Players may play for only one team throughout the season

 1.7    The AGM will take place in January each year. All players attending the AGM will be allowed one vote. Any alteration to these rules can only take place at the AGM meeting, and any proposals involving changes to these rules must in the secretary hand at least fourteen days before the meeting.

 1.8        At least one representative from each team is expected to attend each meeting.


 Section 2                      League Game Rules

2.1        All teams shall consist of eight players

2.2        All games will be 21 up, and played in accordance with BCGBA Rules.

2.3        Starting Times to be 6-30 pm in April and August, except by mutual agreement, 7-00 pm from May to July.

2.4       A minimum of 4 players must be available at the commencement of every game, all players to be in attendance no later than 1 hour after the commencement of the game, unless by agreement   of  the two captains. In the event of a team being a player short a score of 21-0 will be recorded against the team score, and a score of 21-10 will awarded to the player from the opposing team    for the merit award.   

2.5        The home team representative is responsible for entering the match results on to cgleague web based system within 7 days of the match, also the home team will keep a written record of the match which has been verified by both team captains. Both team captains shall agree the match results at the conclusion of the game.

In the case of any disputes with the web based results, the league secretary or results secretary will request the match documentation in question for verification. In all cases the match card will be the definitive document.

2.6        The winning team will be the team with the highest aggregate points, and will be awarded two points for a home win and three points for an away win. If the match is drawn, they will count one point for a home draw and two points for an away draw. In addition, each team will count one point for each individual winner. League position will be determined by the total number of points scored.  Normally promotion and relegation will be based on bottom two teams section A  being relegated, the top  two teams  in section B being promoted, this may vary dependant on team numbers. In cases where teams are level on points at the end of the season then aggregate scores will be used

2.7     The Night of play for Conservative league matches is Wednesday (only greens where more than TWO teams play will alternate nights be accepted). All matches must be played on the dates   specified  in  the fixture list and can only be postponed if the green is unfit for use due to the weather, the unavailability of players is not acceptable as a reason to postpone or rearrange a match.

2.8        Only the winning player of each end shall signal the score to the marker ,  During the course of a measure, the players concerned must not interfere with the measurer’s, whose decision is final.

2.9        In both sections A&B playing partners will be drawn at random, The away team captain will have the choice of order of play but must agree to vary this at the request if requirements demand.  Cup  matches will also be drawn on a random basis.

2.10     In the event of a tie for league winning positions in either section, the teams in question will play off on a neutral green.


Section 3                      League Cup Competitions


3.1          In order to partake in the league cup competition (prelim rounds exempt), a player must have played in a least one league game to qualify for the first round, and at least three league games to qualify for the final.

3.2        "Cup matches will be played using the format of  four at home four away, Unless this a final on a neutral green practice prior to the match is permitted. The winning team will be the team with the highest number of aggregate points.

 If there is a draw in the Round Robin cup format this will count as one point for each team in the Round Robin mini league. If there is a draw in the Knock Out cup format; 4 players from each team shall play off, 2 matches at each green using half handicap. In the event of the game still being a draw the match should be replayed at the earliest opportunity". In the event of a draw in the League Cup final  competions; then two players from each team will play off using 1/4 handicap


Section 4                      Individual Cup Competitions

4.1         The Presidents Cup is open to all registered   league players. All players are handicapped as follows.  Section A members Scratch, Section B members +3

4.2         The  Arbuthnot Cup is  open to all players and handicapped as above.


  Section 5                      Awards

5.1        The merit prize will be determined by a player’s average (points scored divided by points against). In order to qualify for the merit prize, a player must not miss more than four league games, and not more than two away games.


5.2        Prize winners (or their representative) are expected to attend the AGM/presentation evening to claim their prizes. In the event they do not attend they will have twenty-one days to collect, or their club’s prizes otherwise they will be forfeited






(Wednesday 16 September 2020)

Cup Competitions


The league cup will be played using the normal format of Section A & Section B.  

The Handicaps are based on league positions at the end of 2019

Final to be held at tthe British Railway men's Club

Sunday 5th September 12 -00 Start

Section A Final

Tonge Moor 159  Plodder Lane 152


DP Church  Ward 142  Little Hulton B 135


special thanks to all the staff of the Railway club for the presentation  of the green and their hospitality 

Arbuthnot Trophy   

Sunday 11th July Little Lever Conservative Club 
12 pm Scratch out

Final result

 K. Lathom  21  D Poulton 18

Congratulations Kevan


   Presidents Cup    

 Sunday 15th  Aug Little Hulton Conservative Club
12 pm scratch out

Final Result

Kevan Latham  21 Steve Walker  17

Congratulations  kevan 










(Wednesday 30 May 2018)