Coleman Milne Bowls League

For over half a century, Coleman Milne has been the UK market leader in the design, build and supply of ceremonial vehicles offering the largest range in Europe today. From the production of our very first hearse in 1953.

League rules

Manage league

The Coleman and Milne  Bowling League was formed to take over from a struggling papermakers Bowling League. The Papaermakers League started in the early 1900's for paper mills all over the north west. When the laegue was struggling for teams the league adopted the 6 singles and 2 doubles format. In 2015 there were only 6 teams so the committee decided to call it a day.  It was a shame to dissolve the league after all the history so Rick Riley and Dave Farnworth decided to take it on. After contacting Charles Sorry who worked for Coleman and Milne Ltd he sorted sponsorship from them for the new bowling league. They have sponsored the league since 2016 which is appreciated by all who play in the league. There are 10 teams in the league with over 100 players who like the format of the league and enjoy playing in it. 

Chairman: Rick Riley. Tel 01254 402168. Mob 07913896196. email:

League Secretary: Rick Riley. Tel 01254 402168. Mob 07913896196. email:

Treasurer: Margaret Corden. Tel 01254 706527. Mob 07570129080.

Fixtures & Registration Secretary: Jim Sheffield. Tel 01204 852019. Mob 07484 761551. email:

The AGM is to be held at the East Lancs Bowling Club on Thusday 3rd March starting at 11-00am prompt.


League Winners 2021.

  1. Olive Park
  2. Turton
  3. East Lancs 
  4. Dugdale Blue

Top Four Finals Day held at Dugdales

Semi Finals.

Dugdale Blue 4 Olive Park 4. Dugdale won by 2 chalks

East Lancs 4 Turton 4. East Lancs won by 9 chalks.

Top Four Final.

East Lancs 6 Dugdale Blue 2

2022 Finals Day.

The top four final and the lower finals day will be held on Friday 2nd September at Roe Lee Bowling Park. 9-00am for 9-30am start.

The teams finishing 5th & 6th automatically qualify for the Lower Finals Day. Teams finishing 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th play off for the Lower Finals Day.  7th plays away at 10th, 8th plays away at 9th. The ties to be played on Thursday 1st September.

Team Contacts.

Dugdale A

Captain: Nick Earnshaw. Mob 07927914836. email:

Vice Captain. Pete Nicholson. Mob 0771 5336293. email:

Dugdale B

Captain. Terry Roebuck. Mob 0775 2315375. email:

Vice Captain. Nigel Smedley. Mob 07790 736213. email:

East Lancs

Captain. Jim Grogan. Tel 01254 664597. Mob 07967873362. email:

Vice Captain. Jim Swan. email:

Edgworth A

Captain. Andy Tighe. Mob 07947 812687 email:

Vice Captain. Stuart Duncan Mob 07398 202067 email:

Edgworth B

Captain. Mike Dickinson. Mob 07841635360.

Vice Captain. Kathleen Hadjinicolau. Tel 01204 302400. Mob 077 962259


Captain. Graham Cotton. Mob 07453 182975. email:

Vice Captain. Margaret Corden. Tel. 01254 706527. Mob 07570129080. email:

Olive Park A

Captain. Rick Riley. Tel 01254 402168. Mob 07913 896196. email:

Vice Captain.

Olive Park B

Captain. Norman Howarth. Mob 07442175124.

Vice Captain.


Captain. Dave Lowe. Mob 07891 602237. email:

Vice Captain. Jim Sheffield. Tel 01204 852109. Mob 07484761551. email:


Captain. Bill McLean. Tel 01254 433299. Mob 07403 503467 email:

Vice Captain. Christine Schofield. Tel 01254 704403. Mob 07982 121648. email: