Cheadle & Gatley District Bowling League

1997 to date
The five-year plan

Season 2017

Evening matches (A4)
Evening matches (A5)
Vets' matches
Merit entry form
Vets' Merit entry form

Green rotas:


Other leagues

Minutes of meetings:
AGM 2017
Half-yearly 2016
All meetings

The Cheadle and Gatley District Bowling League exists to promote Crown Green Bowling in its area. This area nowadays extends beyond the old Cheadle and Gatley Urban District, and includes Stockport, South Manchester and parts of North-east Cheshire.

See the green finder for a list of clubs and links to maps showing where they are.

We run a league for teams playing on Tuesday evenings and a veterans’ league (for the over 60) playing on Wednesday afternoons. The evening league currently has three divisions, and the veterans’ league has six divisions. Ideally there are ten teams in each division (18 matches), but it is sometimes necessary to go to eleven or twelve teams.

The evening teams consist of ten players each and the veterans play in teams of eight. The leagues are decided on aggregate points scored.

We also run knock-out cup competitions for each league - the evening teams play for the Bob Newlan Memorial Trophy and the veterans play for the P.C.S. Cup. Each league has an individual Merit competition.

The current rules were adopted at the AGM in 2003; there have been minor changes since.

For more information about the league, please contact the secretary, by e-mail.

2019 - PCS Cup

Evening League Merit

Jack Forrest Snr Veterans' Merit

Parking at the Waggon & Horses


Change of Official


The return of George


Edgeley Cons

Handbook distribution

2019 - League Merits

Correction to 2019 League Handbook


Bob Newlan Memorial Trophy

2018 - Evening Merit


Bob Newlan Memorial Trophy

Web site reorganisation

2019 - PCS Cup

Owing to a trangession of Rule 3.5 we have extended the competition by a week.

Northen Etchells v Poynton WMC will now be played on the 18th September at Vernon Park.

Winners of the above v Nursery A will now be played on the 25th September at Victoria BC.

Final to be played at SWMCC on the 2nd October.

(Thursday 12 September 2019)

Evening League Merit

Draw to be made at each venue from entries present at 7pm

  Entries for Cheadle Cons Two to Qualify   7pm 3rd September
  Shaw Heath Ken Hodder        
  Shaw Heath Sue Hodder        
  Romiley Arms Ivor Hulme        
  Heald Green Lawrence Couhtrey        
  Northenden John Clare        
  Northenden Mike Harcourt        
  Northenden Jack Cherry        
  Northenden Garry Edwards        
  Friendship Darren Sargeant        
  Entries for Friendship Two to Qualify   7pm 3rd September
  Stockport CC Keith Coates        
  Stockport CC Dave Thorneycroft        
  Crowcroft Pete Savery        
  Crowcroft Chris Hamilton-Horsefield        
  Crowcroft Sam Hamilton-Horsefield        
  Romiley Arms Steve Hutchinson        
  Waggon & Horses Chris Burrows        
  Waggon & Horses Tom Frost        
  Entries for Ryecroft Two to Qualify   7pm 3rd September
  Shaw Heath John Cunningham        
  Shaw Heath Jeff Lawrence        
  Crowcroft Adam Dawson        
  Heald Green Anthony O'Donnell        
  Heald Green Michael Hare        
  Heald Green Dave Thompson        
  Poynton WMC Geoff Smith        
  Poynton WMC Kevin Twigg        
  Entries for Stockport CC Two to Qualify   7pm 3rd September
  Shaw Heath Oliver Clayton        
  Shaw Heath Ben Scott        
  Shaw Heath Chris Moran        
  Romiley Arms Peter Osborne        
  Romiley Arms Derek Osborne        
  Poynton WMC Denis Smith        
  Friendship Phil Buckley        
  Friendship Andy Profitt        
  Qualifyers for Final  @ Hazel Grove   7pm 10th September
   Romiley Arms  Ivor Hulme
   Northenden  John Clare        
   Crowcroft  Sam Hamilton Horsefield        
   Waggon & Horses  Chris Burrows        
   Shaw Heath  John Cunningham        
   Poynton WMC  Geoff Smith        
   Shaw Heath  Chris Moran        
   Romiley Arms  Peter Osborne        


(Wednesday 28 August 2019)

Jack Forrest Snr Veterans' Merit

Draw made at each venue from entries present at start.

at Shaw Heath Four to Qualify Start 1pm 28th August    
Crown Frank Quigley     18  
Crown Mal Sims     21  
Didsburu Pk Brian Sellers     7  
Victoria BC Mike Bacon     21  
Victoria BC Keith Hadfield     21  
Friendship Phil Buckley     4  
Victoria BC Peter Waggett        
at S Reddish Four to Qualify Start 1pm 28th August    
Stockport CC Bernard Crichton     9  
Victoria BC John Davies     21 21
Didsbury Pk Barry Palin     13  
Victoria BC Ian Sherry     21 7
Stockport CC Brian Costello       8
Friendship Ivor Hulme       21
Friendship Christine Hulme       17
Didsbury Pk David Clark       21
Victoria BC Dave Little       21
Crown Keith Thomas       14

Final Day at Vernon Pk   Start 1pm 10th September    
Crown Mal Sims        
Victoria BC Mike Bacon        
Victoria BC Keith Hadfield        
Victoria BC Peter Waggett        
Victoria BC John Davies        
Friendship Ivor Hulme        
Didsbury Pk David Clark        
Victoria BC Dave Little        


John Davies     Victoria          21       12
Dave Little       Victoria          14
Ivor Hulme      Friendship      20
Keith Hadfield  Victoria          21       21        21
Peter Waggett  Victoria          12
Mike Bacon      Victoria          21       14
Mal Sims          Crown                      21       13


(Tuesday 20 August 2019)

Parking at the Waggon & Horses


Just to let you know that Car Parking will be very restricted at the Waggon for a few weeks from 15 July.
This is due to a large Charity function which is taking place on Saturday 27 July.
Could you please put this information on to the League websites?
Thanks very much.
Duncan Bruce (Secretary)


(Monday 15 July 2019)


A sad message received from the family.

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of our father, John Speak. Dad had a heart attack last week and was unable to survive and passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning with his family at his bedside.

We will let you know the funeral arrangements in due course.

Mum is with us all and we are all supporting each other through this sad time.

Regards, Irene, Nicholas, Alison & Paul

Dear all

Just wanted to let you know that our fathers funeral details are as follows,

Monday 8 July at 1pm - Manchester Crematorium (Southern Cemetery) 

Everyone is welcome to come along to say goodbye to a great man.

Many thanks

Nick, Alison & Paul (Speak)


(Monday 24 June 2019)

Change of Official

New Secretary for South Reddish Veterans Bowling Club -  Mr A Collinge 17 Hornchurch Ho Nangreave Road Offerton Stockport SK2 6LY phone 07581 857 531

Please Note :-  Arthur Whittaker wishes to point out that he no longer as any dealings for or on behalf of SRVBC.


Ian Sherry Secretary Victoria Bowling Club new home phone number 0161 759 6840.


(Thursday 02 May 2019)


Reported by Christine Hulme

I am just letting you know the very sad news that Denis McGovern, Friendship Bowling Club passed away last Saturday night.

(Thursday 02 May 2019)

The return of George


Yes it is me,back from the dark places, not fully fit. so I will not be bowling for a good number of weeks, but I am able to deal with all the admin.
Must put my thanks on record for the help received from John Mobbs
Final touches for the start of the 2019 season.
Edgeley (Edgeley Cons) I believe have withdrawn from the league, this as not been confirmed. This makes all their matches become open dates - sorry.
No special arrangements over the return of completed Match Sheets (old or other leagues) this season, all that I request is that I can read them and transfer the information to form correct Records. You can send them to my home I have a daily some days more often family service from home to wherever I may be, Email direct to me which is the fastest or any other means as long as i can read them.
Invoices are attached.
That is all for now
Hope you all have a good season.


(Saturday 30 March 2019)


Please note that the Bungalow will be playing home matches at St Thomas's Park, Hempshaw Lane, Stockport.

(Friday 22 March 2019)

Edgeley Cons

Edgeley Cons have resigned from the evening league. All Division C matches involving them are unfortunately cancelled.

(Tuesday 19 March 2019)

Handbook distribution

George Wood is in Stepping Hill hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery.

In the meantime,  the meeting to distribute handbooks etc is postponed until further notice.

(Sunday 17 March 2019)

2019 - League Merits

Evening Individual & Veterans’ Merit

Entry fee  £2 (each)

Prize money dependent on entries

 Qualifying rounds    

Evening Merit                                  Veteran's Merit

Tue  3rd September                             Wed 28th August

Qualifying Greens

Cheadle Cons - Friendship                    Cheadle Park - Shaw Heath

Ryecroft - Stockport CC                       South Reddish - Vernon Pk

        Final day  (last 8):      

Tue 10th Sept           Tue 10th Sept

 Venues will be neutral to qualifers

Enter via your club or by sending details to League Secretary

With a choice of venue

 Closing date for entries

Mon 27th August                     Mon 20th August:

Indicating which Merit you wish to enter.

Entries are open to bowlers that have played in the appropriate league at least three times during the current season.


                                                                                                  Malcolm Sims           Crown              Shaw Heath - S Reddish

(Saturday 02 February 2019)

Correction to 2019 League Handbook

Page for Veterans' PCS Cup draw and venues, You will find a type setting error, Round 2 August 7th, Round 3 4th September and Round 4 11th September all want moving one column to the right and 'Round 5' wording deleting. Information/Wording in the draw columns I have also now found errors, so I have reprinted the page.

To add to the problem further Mr John Mobbs our new Veterans Match Secretary as two errors in his address he lives in Heaton Norris not Chapel with a corrected post code of SK4 1LJ.

Sorry about the errors but I think that I am human not a robot ??

(Friday 01 February 2019)


                                  2018 Winners  -  Beech House  (formally SMRBL)


(Thursday 27 September 2018)

Bob Newlan Memorial Trophy

                                           2018  -  Winners

                                              Cheadle Cons


(Wednesday 26 September 2018)

2018 - Evening Merit


           2018 - Winner of the Evening Merit

          Adam Dawson - Crowcroft

(Wednesday 12 September 2018)






(Saturday 10 March 2018)

Bob Newlan Memorial Trophy

2017 Winners



Peter Savery - George Wood - Dave Harrington - Harry Lowe - Tim O'Connell

John Hamilton - Alan Whalley - Jack Hamilton - Dave Gordon

Chris & Sam Hamilton Horsefield

In the background Barry Nield oldest club member

(Thursday 28 September 2017)

Web site reorganisation

There has been some reorganisation of the web site. For information about the Cheadle and Gatley league the best entry point is:

The basic URL ( now takes to you a links page, from where you can access all the leagues on this site.

Following internet best practice, the whole site is now also provided over an encrypted connection (you should see a green padlock near the top of the browser).

(Thursday 20 July 2017)