Bolton and District Bowling League

Welcome to Bolton and District Crown Green Bowling League website.

Ladies Contacts
Mens Team Contacts
Cup Competitions - not being held in 2021
League Rules
Results Entry Guide
Lancashire Competitions 2021

Useful Links:
BCGBA Website
Lancashire Website
BCGBA - Latest Newsletter
BCGBA Registration Form
BCGBA Development Plan
CGB Federation
Safeguarding Website

League admin (Ladies)
League admin (Men)



The League's AGM is now on 8th March at 7.30pm at the Railway - click for more details

The LCCGBA AGM is now on 27th February at Leigh Miners Welfare Club at 1pm.

The Bolton & District Bowling League (formerly the Bolton Workshops & Social Clubs Bowling League) was established in 1926.

The Headquarters of the League is at the Railway Sports & Social Club, Green Lane, Bolton.

The League is open to all ages and is non discriminatory. New Bowlers are always welcome.

The League is made of four divisions:-

Ladies Section A and Ladies Section B. The Ladies sections play on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday evenings.

Mens Section 1 and  Mens Section 2. The Mens Sections play on Tuesday evenings only.      

Please use the left hand tabs for all team information.  

Please click the post holder to contact the Chairperson - Brenda Fenn; League Secrtary - Graham Baxendale - Results & Fixtures Secretary - Christine Wareing; Website Manager - Clive Fenn 

The Committee would like to wish all our teams and players a pleasant and successful season.

Date of Next Meeting


Information from the BCGBA

Information on Grants available

Information from Lancashire

Ladies Presiden's Cup 2019

Ladies Competitions

Date of Next Meeting

The next District meeting will be the AGM to be held on 8th March 2022 at 7.30 pm at the Railway. As it is the AGM there is no charge to attend and we will not be providing pasties and peas as we do not know how many to cater for.

Please be reminded that proposals for changes to our rules are due in by 30th November. Please send proposals to Christine and copy Brenda into the email

Papers for the AGM will be posted here as they become available

AGM Agenda - 19/1/22

Minutes of the AGM held on 28th January 2020

District Ladies Proposals 1 Section & 8 players in a team, seperate proposal for 8 players in a team and Howard Cup proposal for 2022. 

District Men's League proposal for 8 players in a team from 2022 season.

List of Prize Winners from 2021 season. Please be reminded that unless individuals do not have good reason they will forfeit any prize money if not in attendance at the Presentation.

Team Registration Sheet for 2022 season

Current District Officers, District Ladies Team Secretaries and District Mens' Team Secretaries for 2021 season.


Minutes of previous meetings

Minutes of the AGM held 28th January 2020


The Balance Sheet for the Bolton and District League in 2020 can be found by clicking


(Monday 11 October 2021)


Malcolm Russell has sent an email saying we can use the Bowling Green Clubhouses - please see email of 13th May here

Malcolm Russell confirms the 2021 permit for Bolton Park home bowlers will be £50 - please see his email of 24th March here.

Following a successful barage of emails to Adele Warren in early December, Adele agreed to restrict the increase in the permit for the 2020 season to £45. So many thanks to those who contacted Adele. However, in an exchange of emails with Malcolm Russell this figure might rise to around £50 in 2021.

The following paper is to be considered at the Council Meeting on 6th December - it is written by Malcolm Russell and is based on his consultation with Clubs in 2019 / 2020.

The Bolton News published an article on 3rd December 2020 written by Chris Gee - click here to read.

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Email sent to all team representatives by Clive Fenn on 4th December 2020

To All BPVABA, Bolton & District Bowling League, Mills Competition Team Contacts and League Representatives

Dear All

Following my email yesterday, an article written by Chris Gee on bowling was published in the Bolton News. The article was titled Plans to almost triple fees for Bolton's crown green bowlers”.

As a consequence, it was brought to my attention that The Executive Cabinet Member – Adele Wilbraham for Environmental Service Delivery will be making a decision on the cost of permits at the meeting on Monday, 7th December at 10:30. The proposal is to increase the price of Bowling Permits to £65 for 2021. This is a massive increase which many of our members will be unwilling to pay as a result Clubs will lose members, this in turn could effect individual teams in that teams will have insufficient bowlers and thereby drop out of leagues and some greens fall out of use – with the consequence of potentially decimating our leagues and eventually to the demise of much of the bowling community in Bolton. In addition to the decimation of our leagues individuals’ health will suffer due to reduced exercise and social interactions.

More details are on the website and can be downloaded under the Permits on the home page of our league websites. Can I please urge you all to email Adele Warren at over the weekend to reconsider the proposed £65 permit fee and reduce cost increase? We have very little time to act so where possible please forward to colleagues in your Clubs and Teams.

(Thursday 13 May 2021)

Information from the BCGBA

Return to Bowls Guidance from BCGBA - issued 12th May 2021

Return to Bowls Guidance from BCGBA - issued 9th April 2021 and Generic Risk Assessment in Word issued by the BCGBA 9th April 2021

also BCGBA Covid Safety Poster for putting up in Clubs was made available.

Return to Bowls Guidance from BCGBA - issued 26th March 2021 and Generic Risk Assessment issued by the BCGBA 26th March 2021

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Letter from Mark Bircumshaw, CEO of the BCGBA on "Return to Bowls" - 22nd February 2021

"Back to Play" Survey Report - 8th February 2021 

Invitation from Mark Bircumshaw, CEO of the BCGBA to take part in the "Back to Bowls" Survey - 13th January 2021

Letter from Mark Bircumshaw, CEO of the BCGBA related to Rules associated with the National lockdown which started on 5th January 2021.

Notice on BCGBA Fees for 2021 - only Clubs who paid fully their 2020 fees will be elegible for the reduction in Fees in 2021.

Letter from Mark Bircumshaw, CEO of the BCGBA on the none payment of affiliation fees - fines and suspension threat - 28th November 2020

The latest information on Covid from the BCGBA - 28th November 2020 

Newsletter from the BCGBA - 28th November 2020

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(Friday 26 March 2021)

Information on Grants available

Funding link to Sport England Page - 20th October 2020

 Sport England Return to Play Funds announced

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(Thursday 3 December 2020)

Information from Lancashire

The Lancashire Secretary, Keith Andrews advised on 11th May 2021 that Lancashire County Crown Green Bowling Association now have their own Website.


It is in its infancy but if you have anything you would like to be included, please contact me or Mr Ian Gill, 


The Lancashire AGM that was to be held on 23rd January 2021 - due to Covid this has now had to be postponed.

For the letter sent by Keith Andrews to League Secretaries of 18th November 2020 click

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(Thursday 3 December 2020)

Ladies Presiden's Cup 2019

The Ladies President's Cup was played at Horwich RMI on 2nd June ith 39 participants. The Competition is reported upon by Susan Worsley.

What a good day we had yesterday and even the weather was relatively kind.  Horwich RMI were perfect hosts and put on an excellent spread. All the ladies and I mean every one of them were exceptionally kind and supportive to me both during the event and after and I shall be writing out to the teams to thank them.

The results quarter finals and beyond;


Sheila Haydock 21 v Susan Astin 12

Alison Duncan 14 v Elaine Norris 21

Brenda Hindley 20 v Lorraine Wolstenholme 21 Susan Pemberton 21 v Karen Fletcher 15

Semi Finals

Sheila Haydock 17 v Elaine Norris 21

Lorraine Wolstenholme 21 v Susan Pemberton 17


Lorraine Wolstenholme 9 v Elaine Norris 21

Ladies President's Pairs Presentation



(Wednesday 7 August 2019)

Ladies Competitions

The dates and venues of the ladies competitions are

Presidents Cup - 2nd June at Horwich RMI at 11:00

Wilson Cup - 23rd June at Little Lever Conservative Club at 11:00

Fred Bridges Pairs Competition - 21st July at Moss Bank Park at 11:00

(Friday 24 May 2019)