Knutsford Veterans Bowling League

Honours board


League admin

The Knutsford Veterans’ Bowling League was founded in 1995 with a single division and was expanded to two divisions in 2006. It is available to clubs within 10 miles of the centre of Knutsford and is open to players aged 58 years or over in the current season.

All matches take place on Thursday afternoons and play according to the rules of the British Crown Green Bowling Association. In addition to the league matches there are two annual competitions : a team knockout throughout the season and a pairs knockout at the end of the season.

This site is updated by the KVBL Fixture Secretary Jim Burgess (click to send email) but credit must go to Ross Kavanagh of the Cheadle & Gatley League who developed and supports the underlying software.

2022 Playing Twice

2022 Team Knockout Competition (Don Booth Trophy)

2022 Player Registration

2022 Fixtures

How to use this website

Parking at Cranford

Parking at Rudheath

2022 Playing Twice

It was decided at the AGM that one person per team will be allowed to play twice in any league match. That person will be drawn randomly from the first 4 and the team concerned will be automatically given a 5 point penalty by the website. Playing twice is NOT allowed in the Team Knockout.

(Tuesday 5 April 2022)

2022 Team Knockout Competition (Don Booth Trophy)

This season's Team Knockout matches will begin on Thursday 12th May and end with the final on Thursday 25th August. The draw for the first two rounds (including neutral greens) has now been made and this can be viewed by clicking "Tables" and then "Team Knockout". The Don Booth Trophy will be awarded to the winning team and there will be prize money for both winners and runners-up.

(Monday 14 February 2022)

2022 Player Registration

Team captains are now able to register new players without having to contact the secretary. The procedure for this is as follows :-

Click "Tables", then your team and you will see a new item at the top entitled "Register players". You will then be invited to enter your Username and Password, which are the same as you use for the Direct Entry of match results. This will take you to the "Manage players" page.

You will see all your registered players from last year listed as "Provisional players". By selecting all or just some of those you can register the ones that you want to play this year. At the same time or at any later date you can register new players or delete any which are no longer required.

(Wednesday 2 February 2022)

2022 Fixtures

For the first time in 3 years we are planning to have a normal bowls season and the fixture list for this is now available. Refer to the "How to use this website" article below to check League Tables, Division Fixtures and Team Fixtures.

We are pleased to welcome a new team to our league, namely Victoria BC from Holmes Chapel. They are moving to us from the Congleton Vets League where their record shows that they are good enough to go straight into our Division1. Also, your committee has decided that Castle B's record in their first season with us indicates that they should in future play in Division 1. Unfortunately we have lost two Division 1 teams, namely Railway Inn and Goostrey A so we are now left with 10 teams in each division.

You will notice gaps in the weekly schedules and these are for our Team Knockout competition. As usual this will be played throughout the season, on May 12th, June 16th, July 21st and August 25th. The draw for the Team Knockout will be made shortly and details published on this website and in the handbook. Our annual Pairs Competition will be at the very end of the season on September 15th.

(Tuesday 1 February 2022)

How to use this website

League Tables : To view the current league tables simply click on "Tables" which appears at the top of every page. If required, the tables can be printed by clicking "Print version".

Division Fixtures : Clicking a division name in the league tables will show all past and future fixtures for that division.

Team Summary : In the league table click on the team you are interested in and it will display a summary for that team (played/won/lost and points scored/conceded).

Team Fixtures : Following the team summary you will be given a list of past results and future fixtures.

Match Results : Detailed match results can be obtained by clicking the opponent's name in the team fixture list or by clicking a team score in the division fixture list. This will show the players and scores for each of the 8 games in that match.

Registered Players : A team's fixture list is followed by a list of all registered players with their performance to date. Where a club has two teams this will be a list of all players in the club but only those who have played for the selected team will have performance data against their names (played/won/lost and average net points). This performance data can be changed to your personal preference by clicking "Customise this table".

Player's record : Clicking a player's name wherever it appears will show a summary of all the games they have played (played/won/lost and points scored/conceded/net) together with full details of each of those games (date, home/away, opposing team, opposing player, points for/against).

Team Averages : The list of players registered for a club will be in alphabetical order of the players' surnames but a more interesting view can be obtained by clicking on "Ave" at the top of the final column. The list will then be sorted by average net points, with the best average appearing at the top. (Clicking the top of any other column will also sort that item into order eg. number of games played).

League Averages : You can check on the leading averages for each division of our league. After clicking on "Tables" in the home page an "Averages" box will appear underneath. Clicking that will show, for each division, the players who have an average of +5 or better and have played in at least 75% of the available matches.

Team Knockout : To view the details of the current season's Team Knockout (TKO) competition, click on "Tables" at the top of the page. This will display a list of sub-menus, one of which will be "Team Knockout". Clicking that will reveal the draw for this competition, showing the opponents for each match together with their handicaps and the neutral green for the match. Those matches already completed will have the match result and hence the team progressing to the next round of the competition. Clicking on "Printable draw" will enable you to produce a print of what is displayed on screen.

Green Finder : Click this on any page to display a map showing the location of every club in our league. Selecting a specific club in the drop-down list or clicking on its marker will show a more detailed map together with the club's address and whether or not it has floodlights. The displays are produced by Google Maps and so there will be a "Satellite" box which, when clicked, gives an aerial view of the club's location. From that you can zoom in and out using the "+" and "-" and move in any direction by clicking on the arrows.

Honours Board : Clicking "Honours board" on the left of the Home page brings up historical records for our league. You can choose to list all past winners and runners-up for each division or for the Pairs Competition or for the Team Knockout. You can do the same for a particular season or for any specified club.

League admin : Clicking "League admin" on the left of the Home page prompts you to enter a username and password. This is mainly for team captains to enter match results, commonly known as "Direct Entry". It is also for general use by the league's Match Secretary to carry out various administrative tasks. 

(Friday 7 February 2020)

Parking at Cranford

Please make careful note of the following information from Chris Grice, chairman of Cranford Bowling Club :-

Car Parking Arrangements Cranford Bowling Club - Note for League Secretaries
The car park at the old Con Club building is no longer a pay and display car park. Only ‘authorised’ permit holders are allowed to park. Once a car enters the gate a number plate recognition system operates and unauthorised vehicles face a £100 penalty from Britannia Parking.

Cranford Bowling Club has 12 authorised permits. These will be distributed at each match as 6 for each team. During the match the registration numbers of the 12 (or fewer) parked vehicles will be sent electronically to Britannia. Individuals who have parked will be asked to enter into a pad their registration number and this will be sent electronically to Britannia. The team captains will make and sign a note of the registration numbers sent to Britannia. The Home team will keep the note as proof should there be any future problems.
I’m afraid that we have been advised that these restrictions will be rigidly enforced so please advise your club/league members of these arrangements, putting the details on the League’s Web site if that is appropriate.  If a visiting team arrives in more than six vehicles there is a risk, even if some leave promptly, that the fines will apply.

You can see that this process will be a nuisance for both homesters and visitors. It will therefore be helpful if all captains arrange in advance for their teams not to arrive in more than six vehicles and on arrival to help the Home captain record the registration numbers.

Cranford Bowling Club Captains will do all they can to ensure that nobody is penalised so please help them to achieve this.

Chris Grice
Chairman Cranford Bowling Club
March 2018

(Monday 19 March 2018)

Parking at Rudheath

Our two Rudheath teams bowl at the Rudheath Social Club on Middlewich Road. Parking in front of the club is very limited and parking at the back is not recommended because of the rough track and frequent heavy lorries. In the past bowlers have parked at the Co-op next door but following customer complaints the new manager has now clamped down on this. Before 6.00pm parking there will be limited to one hour, which is no use for bowlers. Checks will now be made and anyone exceeding one hour will be subject to a £74 fine. Bowlers are therefore recommended to use the Leisure Centre car park which is in Shipbrook Road, opposite the entrance to the Co-op. Please note that evening parking at the Co-op is not a problem.

(Thursday 16 April 2015)