Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League

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 Next league meeting AGM

WED 17th Jan 2024 




Plodder Lane Conservative Club

Thank you to all who gave their support an enjoyable evening was had by all. 

Special thanks to the members of Plodder Lane for their continued assistance. 





BCGBA and League News Items


Contact Details and Green Location


AGM Minutes


BCGBA and League News Items

Please Note Amended fixture list added 14.02.2023   

AUG 1st All league games commence  at 6-30 pm

(Thursday 23 March 2023)


Arbuthnot Trophy 

Ross Hamer  ( Bradshaw A )  11
M Cafferkey  ( Dunscar A )     21
I Pendlebury  ( Over Hulton A )   21
S Greenhalgh ( Over Hulton A )  07
M Cafferkey  (Dunscar A )           16
I Pendlebury ( Over Hulton A )    21
Many thanks to Gordon Butler for the preparation and use of the green, and hospitality given by Over Hulton Conservative Club for the use of club facilities.
                                                                         Presidents Cup
Mark Cafferky ( Dunscar A )            21
Ian Pendlebury ( Over Hulton A )    06
Nigel Gallagher ( Plodder Lane B )  20
Ray Hodgkiss ( Plodder Lane B )     21
Mark Cafferky   21
Ray Hodgkiss    14
Many thanks to Plodder Lane for the use of the bowling green, bowling facilities, and club facilities. Also, thank you to Tony Allcock for the help given in organizing and arranging the competition, and to players for help in marking and doing the measures.

(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 

Bradshaw       A Lonsight BL2 3HR Tony Wilkins 07784316626
  Park     01204 592123  
Bradshaw       B   BL2 3HR Russ Hamer 07817413546
Bradshaw       C     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 Ringley Park M26 1QB Vic  Howarth 01204 705232
      David Barnes 01204 571460  

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
MBP  Smithills Moss Bank Park BL1 6LY Graham Boardman

07818 046678

Over Hulton    A Over Hulton BL5 1AA Gordon Butler 01204 491483
  Conservative      7469738757  
Over Hulton    B Club BL5 1AA Andy Eccles 7745528250
Tonge Moor Darbyshire Park BL1 2TL Dave Crook 01204 535837
Railway Church Ward Darbyshire Park BL1 2TL 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 2023

(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 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 also inform the secretary of the LCB

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 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 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 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 marke

 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 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 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). 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






(Monday 20 February 2023)

AGM Minutes

Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League
AGM Meeting Wednesday 18th January 2023


1             Absent Friends                    Completed

2             Attendance        18 members in attendance

Four Applogise Kevan Latham, Graham Boardman, Danny Fletcher, Stan Jackson.

3             Appointment of officials for 2023

Committee members to remain the same for 2023

 Matters arising from September meeting/previous season

All Actions Completed, minutes accepted as a true record

5             Treasures Report

Treasures report accepted, present bank balance Circa £500 in credit. LEAGUE FEES TO REMAIN AT £75 for 2023. A review of finances will be conducted at the end of 2023 season after the revenue from the presentation night has been evaluated, a decision will then be  made on 2024 fees

6             Secretary’s Report

Report on previous season given and accepted, Discussion on the Little Hulton Conservative Club issues given. Agreement on moving league cup final day forward to 6th Augusts Accepted.  BCGBA meeting on 21st Feb concerning League affiliation Fees £1 per man amendement rejected on the grounds of  less than  60%  majority

7             Review of League Rules

 Rule 1.4 Amendment accepted, amendment will be made for the   coming   season

8             League Commencement dates

 All Dates proposed accepted, League bowling to commence Wed 19th April. All League & Cup  Fixtures will be available on the web site in a week or two.

Dates & Venue for the Presidents Cup 7th May  OVER HULTON     & Arbuthnot   18th June, PLODDER LANE.   

9             Any other Business

A discussion was held on the validity of Conservative Club membership in response to the decline in the number of clubs available and the expense of having duel memberships. A postal ballot was conducted which remained in favour of Conservative membership,  This was deferred until the next meeting in September for further consideration, and a possible rule change at the next AGM

10         Next meeting

Wednesday 20th September, 8-0 pm Dunscar Conservative Club

11      Close Meeting

 Meeting Closed 8-45 pm


 Bolton Conservative Bowling League Secretary



(Sunday 19 February 2023)




SORT CODE                01-30-99


(Sunday 19 February 2023)