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BCGBA and League News Items


Contact Details and Green Location


AGM Minutes



League Cup Fixture Dates  for Section A & B

May 29th, June 26th, July 24th

League Cup Results After Two Rounds

Section A1               Section A-2            
P H/C P W L Total Agg+ H/C     H/C P W L Total Agg+ H/C
Plodder Lane B 19 2 2 0 300 338   Over Hulton B 25 2 1 1 285 335
Dunscar A 0 2 2 0 331 331   Over Hulton A 8 2 1 1 299 315
Tonge Moor A 14 2 0 2 219 247   Kearsley 22 2 1 1 262 306
Little Lever C 6 2 0 2 220 232   Longsight (BC) A 17 2 1 1 239 273
Section B1               SECtion B2            
  H/C P W L Total Agg+ H/C     H/C P W L Total Agg+ H/C
LH Church Ward 7 2 2 0 301 315   Astley Bridge 10 2 2 0 324 344
Dunscar B 13 2 1 1 284 310   Breightmet 28 2 1 1 241 297
BCC Rumworth Cons 20 2 1 1 260 300   Plodder Lane C 17 2 1 1 251 285
Little Lever A 0 2 0 2 269 269   Longsight (BC) B 24 2 0 2 189 237

(Saturday 29 June 2024)

BCGBA and League News Items

No News

(Thursday 23 March 2023)


Presidents Cup

Congratulations  Keith Waddington (Astley Bridge)

Winning 21-19

to Alex McColl (Over Hulton A)




Arbuthnot Trophy

Dunscar Conservative Club Sunday 21st July

12 pm Scratchout


(Wednesday 22 March 2023)

Contact Details and Green Location

Club Name   Green  Contact Name Phone Number  
Home Green Post Code

Email Address


Dunscar A    Dunscar BL7 9HJ Les Brown 01204 593135

Dunscar  B Conservative    Paul Brabin 07940 590161       
  Club BL7 9HJ   01204 593517
Brieghmet King  William Ainsworth BL2 5SQ Pauline Hughes 07590983018 

Longsight (BC)   A Lonsight  BL2 3HR Tony Wilkins 07784316626
  Park     01204 592123  
    BL2 3HR Russ Hamer 07817413546

Lonsight (BC) B     Paul  Gradwell 07796414650

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

Little Lever  C Little Lever Conservative  BL3 1HW John Southern

01204398958  07977950918
Kearsley Ringley Park M26 1QB Tony Carter 01204 97595
07807 055449

Plodder Lane     B

Plodder Lane


BL4 0JP Phil Brightwell

01204 402372

Plodder Lane   C Club BL4 0JP Sue Sullivan 07922 649389 sullivan-s@talk talk .net

Over Hulton    A Over Hulton BL5 1AA Gordon Butler 01204 491483
  Conservative      07469738757  
Over Hulton    B Club BL5 1AA Andy Eccles 07745528250

Tonge Moor Darbyshire Park BL1 2TL Dave Crook 01204 535837

LH  Church Ward Little Hulton Cricket Club M38 9UW Daniel Fletcher 07906990526

Astley Bridge        Astley Bridge       Park BL 1 8NP Kevan Latham 01204 842530    07505 320612


BCC Rumworth Bolton Cricket Club BL3 2JB Paul CalderBank 07547718804      01204665164

All the information detailed above is with the full consent  of participants                                                                                                           T.Martin Sec 2024

(Tuesday 21 February 2023)


                                                                        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 Rule

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

1.2        All Players must  have a   British Crown Green Registration  number. Conservative membership is required for players registered and playing on conservative club greens, for Park green players  whilst Conservative membership is still preferable it is Optional.    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 also inform the secretary of the Lancashire County.

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.

1.5        Any team who wish to join the league should register with the league secretary prior to the AGM), 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 February each year. All players may attend the AGM but voting will be restricted to a one vote per team . 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 in August, except by mutual agreement, 7-00 pm Starts  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.

2.9      During the course of a measure, the players concerned must not interfere with the measurer’s, whose decision is final.

2.10     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.

2.11    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 Knockout 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 two players will be selected from each team and they will play off using  ¼ 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). 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 the prizes will be forfeited and the funds will be returned to the league accounts.




(Monday 20 February 2023)

AGM Minutes

Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League
AGM Meeting Wednesday 21st  Febuary 2024


Apologies,  Danny Fletcher, John Southern

Number of Attendees 18

1                 Absent Friends  mentioned, Vince Hopkinson, John Proctor, & Chic Gillbertson


2                 Appointment of official’s for 2024 Committee to remain as is John Southern- President & Competion supervisor, Les Brown- Treasurer, Tom Martin-Secretary

3                 Matters arising from September meeting/previous season.  All items Agreed, No outstanding issues.

4                 Treasures Report  Down turn in revenue due to loss of two Teams , subscription fees raised To £85 plus £10 fee as presetation evening subsidy Total cost 2024 £95

5                 Secretary’s Report Given and accepted, changes made to B Section cup format a round robin format accepted

6                 Review of League Rules  SEE BELOW

7                 League Commencement dates  

8                 Any other Business

9                 Next  meeting

10              Cup dates & Venues


 6     Proposed  changes to rule

          Rule 5.2

 Removal of 21days grace for prize money collection. the winner of the award or his/her representative must collect the allotted prize at the designated prize giving event”

Committee proposal   Rule Change accepted .    18 for,  None against,  No Abstentions


Rule 1.2  All players must hold a current BCGBA  registration, also it preferrable but not compulsory to have a current Conservative membership and be of at least 16 years of age

Proposed Russ Hamer Seconder Tony Wilkin,

Rule Change accepted .    12 for,  2 against,   4   Abstentions


Rule 2.3 Starting times to be 6-30 in April and August, all other times will be 7-0 pm. Practice times will be the preceding 30 mins which will be split into two 15 minute periods, with the home team have the first 15 minutes and the away team have the last 15 minute period.               

 Proposed Russ Hamer Seconder Tony Wilkins

Rule Change Defeated .    3 for,  14  against,   1  Abstentions

7          League Commencement Dates and Structure.
                         League to commence Wednesday  17 th April , Finish Wed 4th September

            Section A 9 teams, Section B 8 teams,
           League Cup Configuration Section A Straight Knockout, Section B Two sections of Four in a round robin        format , winners of each group to contest the B section Final .



 8   Dates & Venue for the Presidents Cup & Arbuthnot cups     12th or 19 MAY &  21st or 28th July. Nominations for Green Venues required Little Lever, Dunscar,



      Any other Business    No discussions


9             Next league meeting on Wed 25th Sept 2024


11      Close Meeting     meeting closed at 8-45 pm

(Sunday 19 February 2023)




SORT CODE                01-30-99


(Sunday 19 February 2023)