Knutsford Veterans Bowling League

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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.

2023 Sheila Broadhurst Pairs Result

2023 Team Knockout Final Results

2023 Team Knockout Finals Day

2023 Annual General Meeting

2023 Contact Details

2023 Fixtures

How to use this website

Parking at Cranford

2023 Sheila Broadhurst Pairs Result

The Sheila Broadhurst Pairs was held last Thursday bringing our bowling season to a close. There was a good turnout and perfect weather and the final result was as follows :-

Winners : Dennis Leather + Glyn Walton (Rudheath)

Runners-up : Jean Mason + Christopher Ashton (High Legh) 

Semi-finalists : Andy Stelfox + Sue Bellamy (Rudheath) 

                       Viv Raddy + Alan Jackson (Castle)

Congratulations to all the above and many thanks to all those who took part in the competition or came along to support. Thanks also to the High Legh club for the use of their green and their hospitality on the day. The full set of results will be found by clicking on Tables and then Sheila Broadhurst Pairs. However, due to an administrative error the two Rudheath pairs are recorded incorrectly, so apologies for that.

The following photo (courtesy of Brian Jones) shows the finalists with Competition Secretary Jon Springall who organised the event.

(Thursday 14 September 2023)

2023 Team Knockout Final Results

Our Team Knockout competition came to an end on Thursday. There was a good turnout with mixed weather and some first class bowling. The two semi-finals took place in the morning and gave the following results (handicaps in brackets) :-

Cranford B (68) 202         v       Railway Inn (69) 204

Crosstown B (40) 195      v       Chelford BC (15) 127

In the afternoon the two winners did battle. Having had a very decisive victory over Chelford in the semi, Crosstown went into the final with confidence. However it wasn't to be as they were beaten by an in-form Railway Inn team :- 

Railway Inn (69) 201       v        Crosstown B (40) 179

Congratulations to the Railway and commiserations to the other three teams. Full details of all three matches can be found by clicking Tables, Team Knockout and then click on the actual match.

Many thanks to the Knutsford club for their hospitality, in particular to Jacqui and Keith Poskitt for keeping us all fed and watered! Thanks also to the league Competition Secretary Jon Springall for organising the event.

The following photograph shows the victorious Railway team after being presented with the Don Booth trophy. 

(Sunday 27 August 2023)

2023 Team Knockout Finals Day

Next Thursday (24th August) is the Finals Day for our Team Knockout competition for the Don Booth trophy. This is an all-day event and this year it is being held at the Knutsford Bowling Club. It starts at 10.00 am and will commence with the two semi-final matches, namely :-

Cranford B (68)       v       Railway Inn (69)

Crosstown B (40)    v       Chelford (15)

These two semis will be run in parallel with two blocks at a time for each semi. They should then complete at approximately the same time and after a short break the winners will start the final match in the early afternoon.

Refreshments will be on sale at the Knutsford club so please do your best to come along and support this important event in our bowling season.

(Thursday 17 August 2023)

2023 Annual General Meeting

The 2023 AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th March at Crosstown Bowling Club. Doors open at 2.00 pm and the meeting will begin at 2.30 pm prompt. It is hoped that all teams will send a representative but League Secretary Sandra Jones should be informed if this is not possible. Any proposals for the meeting should be submitted to Sandra no later than Tuesday 28th February together with any obituaries you may wish to be mentioned.

(Thursday 23 February 2023)

2023 Contact Details

When opening the website you will see a "Contact details" box at the top and clicking that will show the names of committee members and the address of each of our clubs. No telephone numbers or email addresses will be given but if you do have a password (as used for entering match results) then simply click the "Log in" box at the top of that list. Having logged in you will then be presented with all the contact details for committee members and team captains and vice-captains.

(Thursday 23 February 2023)

2023 Fixtures

The fixture list for the coming season is now available. Refer to the "How to use this website" article below to check League Tables, Division Fixtures and Team Fixtures.

Please note that Warford Park have lost their green and in future the team will be based at the Railway Inn. Unfortunately we have lost the Middlewich Community BC team who have decided to join another league. This means that there will now be just 9 teams in Division 1 and so each team will have two free weeks sometime during the season.

You will notice gaps in the weekly schedules which are for the annual Team Knockout (TKO) competition. The dates in question are May 18th, June 15th, July 20th and August 24th. The draw for the TKO will be made shortly and details published on this website. Our annual Pairs Competition will be at the very end of the season on September 7th.

(Thursday 2 February 2023)

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.

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.

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.

Pairs Competition : To view the details of the current season's Pairs competition, click on "Tables" at the top of the page. This will display a list of sub-menus, one of which will be Sheila Broadhurst Pairs. Clicking that will reveal the draw for this competition or the results when it has been completed. Clicking on "Printable draw" will enable you to produce a print of what is displayed on screen.

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 the use of team captains to enter match results ("Direct Entry") and to register players. It is also for general use by the league's officials to carry out various administrative tasks eg. setting up competitions.  

(Thursday 2 February 2023)

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)