Farnworth and District Parks Veterans Bowling Association


Manage league

President:  Jack H. Wharton.  (Kearsley Park)

Chairman:  Brian Smith. ( Roe Green).

Secretary:  Kevin Gibbons. (Kearsley Park)   07816242259

Match Secretary:  Barbara M. Pitchford. (Brackley Cons).     0161-794 1645

Treasurer:  Janet Haslam. (St. Mary's 'C')

Farnworth and District Parks Veterans Bowling Association is a Veterans Bowling League open to both Ladies and Gentlemen who are aged 60 years and over.   Our matches are played between teams of 12-a-side with games being played to 15-up on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons commencing at 1:45 p.m.   Teams are located in Boothstown, Swinton, Walkden, Farnworth, Little Hulton, Over Hulton and Little Lever.   We would be delighted to hear from anybody wishing to join a team and take part in friendly and competitive competition.

Mini League Covid Update

Covid-19 Update


League Information

League Meetings

Competitions 2020

Mini League Covid Update

With the Farnworth and District Veterans Mini League due to start on Tuesday, 29th June, the Executive Committee would like to wish all members a most safe and enjoyable nine weeks of competitive bowling along with the need for compliance with any Covid restrictions that are imposed during the nine week period.

Along with BCGBA recommendations, we should pay particular attention to social distancing and sanitisation of equipment and facilities, including the sanitisation of all blocks prior to matches starting.          

In order to assist teams who have been struggling for players, the rule for 2 players being allowed to play twice over a nine week period, has been amended for the Mini League to allow up to 3 players to play twice in any match provided that it is for legitimate shortage of players.  All teams have submitted six names for team bowlers eligibility to bowl twice on any game suffering from shortage of players.   If used, these 6 players from any team must be used on a rotation basis and verification will be obtained from the results posted.

On a safety note, it has been proposed that refreshments need not be served unless all Covid restrictions are lifted during the nine week period.

There will be no 2 up and 2 down from the Mini League results but winners of the 'A' and 'B' Divisions will receive League Trophies.


(Sunday 27 June 2021)

Covid-19 Update

Following the recent Government update regarding Social Distancing and gatherings, the Officials of the League have today had a telephonic discussion and unanimously agreed that all League Fixtures and Competitions for the remainder of the 2020 Season be cancelled and will now form the basis of the 2021 season.   The Fixture Books and Harold Jobbins Draw documentation already in the possession of Team Captains should therefore be kept safely as they will only require a slight amendment to the dates.    No meetings, including the A.G.M. in November, will be convened until such time as Social Distancing no longer exists and it is safe to do so. 

(Saturday 27 June 2020)


It is with regret that due to present circumstances and for Health and Safety reasons the League Officials have taken the heartbreaking decision to cancel all League Matches for the first half of the season until Tuesday, 30th June (Match 19).  All League Competitions scheduled to be played prior to this date have, therefore, been postponed and where possible will be played when convenient unless circumstances change.

In accordance with the announcement from BCGBA all bowling is suspended for the foreseeable future.

(Sunday 15 March 2020)

League Information



The 2020 League Fixtures are now on the Web and whilst the League Matches will commence on Tuesday, 28th April, the Jobbins Shield Preliminary Round will be played on Tuesday, 14th April followed by the 1st round on Thursday, 16th April, the 2nd round on Tuesday, 21st April and the Semi Finals on Thursday, 23rd April. The Final of this competition will be played on Presentation Day Tuesday, 15th September. 






Endsleigh Insurance 

The Endsleigh Insurance Application is now on line and to access click here.













(Monday 28 March 2016)

League Meetings

League Delegate meetings will be held on the second Monday of the Month of January, March, May, July and August at Bradford Street Bowling Club commencing at 10.30 a.m. and the Annual General Meeting will also be held at Bradford Street Bowling Club on the fourth Wednesday of November commencing at 2.00 p.m.

(Monday 28 March 2016)

Competitions 2020

Clifford Bate Pairs

Monday, 18th May to be hosted by Kearsley Park

League Individual Trophy

Wednesday, 10th June to be hosted by Over Hulton Cons.

Harold Jobbins Shield

Prelims - Tuesday, 14th April

1st Round - Thursday, 16th April

2nd Round - Tuesday, 21st April

Semi-Finals - Thursday, 23rd April

Final - Tuesday, 15th September 

Jervis Cup

Prelims - Monday, 6th July

1st Round - Monday, 13th July

2nd Round - Monday, 20th July

Semis and Final - Monday, 27th July 

Ladies Rose Bowl

Wednesday, 19th August to be hosted by Bradford St. Bowling Club

Thomas Brindle Trophy

Semi Finals - Tuesday, 1st September with a reserve date of Thursday 3rd September


(Monday 28 March 2016)