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WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE MAGHULL BOWLING LEAGUE

 

We run four divisions, playing on Monday evenings. For more information please contact the secretary:

Chris Ellis - 0151 282 5623 / 07799 305 463

 

All postponements and rearrangements to be confirmed with the League. If any new teams are interested in joining the league, please contact the League Secretary.

 

SCROLL DOWN FOR FURTHER NEWS & NOTICES

 

SCORES ENTRY - For any help in entering your teams scores, please click here for a useful guide.

 

AGM 2020 - Given the current situation it is pointless making arrangements for an AGM. This will be arranged at a later date once it is safe to do so.

 

SUMMER 4 A SIDE LEAGUE

We were delighted that after a tough summer, we were able to start and successfully run a league this season.

The league appears to have been a great success and was enjoyed by all.

We thank all players and clubs for participating and for respecting the rules and guidelines put in place. We are extremely thankful that we were able to run the league safely and complete all fixtures.

Congratulations to the winners of the three divisions: Skem Rebels (Div 1), Tute (Div 2), and Hesketh Tempest (Div 3).

It is far too early to make plans for next season but we will try our best to get some sort of league running if we can.

Stay safe all.

 

WINTER LEAGUE

The winter league will go ahead. Full fixtures/results/tables can be found on the Winter League tables page at the top of the page.

The Saturday league will take place at Moorside Park, Crosby, and the Tuesday league will take place at Ormskirk Bowling Club.

Like with the summer league, there are strict rules that must be adhered to. We are bound by the guidance set out by The BCGBA, Sport England and local councils. Links to the guidance can be found below.

Our aim is simply to get some bowls in and provide some safe social activity for players in our area. The safety of all participants is our biggest priority and we will not hesitiate to pull the plug on either league if we feel that is compromised in any way.

IF ANY PLAYER OR CLUBS BREACHES THE GUIDELINES SET, THEY RUN THE RISK OF BEING ASKED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY AND THROWN OUT OF THE LEAGUE. ENTRANCE FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED

GUIDANCE

Full guidelines / rules for participants can be found by clicking here.

Further guidance links:

As of 18/10/20:

Sport England

BCGBA

Liverpool City Region

Sefton Council 1 / Sefton Council 2

West Lancashire Council

UK Government

12/05/20 - IMPORTANT NOTICE - 2020 SEASON CANCELLED

BCGBA ANNOUNCEMENT RE: COVID-19

16/03/20 - IMPORTANT NOTICE - 2020 SEASON POSTPONED

WINTER LEAGUE 2019 / 20

NEWS FOR THE 2020 SEASON

KO CUP DRAW

NOTES REGARDING NEW PROPOSAL FOR TEAMS SHORT OF PLAYERS

AGM VOTING RESULTS

2019 HONOURS

FEDERATION - 2020 FIXTURES

KNOCK OUT CUP FINAL RESULTS - Sunday 25th August

FEDERATION - 2019 REVIEW

JUNIOR BOWLS

2018 HONOURS

BCGBA MEMERSHIP CARDS

IMPORTANT NOTICE - FOUL LANGUAGE

2017 HONOURS

GALLERY

12/05/20 - IMPORTANT NOTICE - 2020 SEASON CANCELLED

Hi all,

 

We hope everyone is keeping well during this difficult time.

 

We have decided this season not to run the Maghull League even if the government and BCGBA decide to reduce restrictions in the near future. This decision has been made in the interests of the health and well-being of all our bowlers.

 

We may at some point decide to run something smaller towards the end of the season if we can but we will not be making any plans at all until the current situation improves.

 

If you have already paid your league fees this year, we can either arrange for this to be refunded for you or keep hold of for next year. If you decide for us to keep hold of but then you are unable to field a team we will refund the money to you. Please can you let us know.

 

Thanks and stay safe.
 

Andy, Chris, Frank and Tony.

(Tuesday 12 May 2020)

BCGBA ANNOUNCEMENT RE: COVID-19

To County Secretaries, Management and Officers, Leagues and Members.

Following the Government announcement ‪this afternoon‬ it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling for the foreseeable future.

Based on the advice announced we need to avoid all mass gatherings and sporting event as these will no longer be supported by the emergency services.

If anyone within your household has symptoms then the whole family need to isolate for 14 days.

Limit social contact wherever possible and encourage working from home.

At risk groups - those over 70 and those with medical conditions need to take additional care.

All BCGBA meetings should now be postponed as un-necessary travel should be avoided. Contact in Pubs, Clubs and restaurants to be avoided.

Taking this all into account all leagues should now suspend matches until such time as we are given an all clear to resume competition.

All BCGBA and BCGLCC Competitions are now suspended until further notice this should include all qualifier events.

As a Bowls community we need to look after our members and I encourage you to follow the advice being given and support those we are able to at this very difficult time.

I will add links onto the website / face-book as these are updated.

Please take care of yourself and stay safe.

On behalf of the Management Committee BCGBA
Chris Hasselby (BCGBA Chairman)
Mark Bircumshaw (CEO)

(Tuesday 17 March 2020)

16/03/20 - IMPORTANT NOTICE - 2020 SEASON POSTPONED

In line with the BCGBA announcement regarding the COVID-19 crisis (see further down the page), the Maghull League has been suspended until further notice.
 
We fully endorse this announcement as the health and well-being of all bowlers is our primary concern.

 

We will hopefully resume later in the season.

In addition to this, the 2020 Federation has been cancelled and will hopefully resume in 2021.

With regards to League registration fees, a decision will be made once we are more clear on how this will pan out.

If any questions at all, please get in touch.

We will forward any updates to you all if/when we receive them and we wish you all good health during this difficult time.

(Monday 16 March 2020)

WINTER LEAGUE 2019 / 20

TUESDAY WINTER LEAGUE

 

Congratulations to Tute A for winning the Tuesday Winter League who finished 8 points clear of runners up, Walton Park and 13 points clear of third placed Eccleston.

 

Our thanks to Ormskirk BC and Martin Roberts for their help in running the league.

 

Winners: Tute A     /     Runners Up: Walton Park

 

 

SATURDAY WINTER LEAGUE

 

Congratulations to BRNESC for winning the Winter League for the third year running.

 

BRNESC dominated the league finishing 9.5 points ahead of runners up, Saracens and 10 points clear of Brownmoor Brooke who came third.

 

Our thanks to Freshfield BC for their help in running the league and to Mike Truman in particular for all his efforts.

 

Our thanks too to Ormskirk BC for being so kind to allow us the use of their green to play the final days fixtures after the poor weather meant Freshfield was unplayable.

 

Winners: BRNESC     /     Runners Up: Saracens

(Wednesday 11 March 2020)

NEWS FOR THE 2020 SEASON

NAME / GREEN CHANGES

The Brooke Hotel are now known as Brownmoor Brooke BC and will play their home matches at Brownmoor Park Sports & Social Club, Crosby.

 

Holy Trinity are now known as Formby Village and will still play at the same venue.

 

FLOODLIGHTS

The following greens have floodlights so home fixtures will commence at 7pm: BRNESC, Burscough Cricket, Burscough Legion, Formby Village, Freshfield, Our Ladys, Saracens, Stanely Arms, Tute.

 

The following greens will not have the use of their floodlights so their early/late home fixtures will start at 6.30pm: Hesketh Owls, Ormskirk and Town Green.

 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Restrictions at: BRNESC, Dog & Gun, Stanley Arms, Sefton & Thornton. Please park on the gravelled area at Ormskirk BC and not the grass.

 

EASTER MONDAY FIXTURES

Those not in the KO Cup prelims on Monday 11th May are more than welcome to play the fixtures scheduled for Easter Monday (13th April) on this date instead provided both teams agree and the green is free. Please notify the league if this has been arranged. The draw for the KO Cup prelims is listed below.

 

LEAGUE REGISTRATION FEES

These are now due. £50.00 per team. Please send to Chris Ellis as soon as possible. Cheques payable to Maghull & District Monday Night Bowling League. Alternatively, please pay between 7.30-9pm at Aughton Institute on Wednesday 4th March at 7.30pm. Fees must be paid by this date. Fixtures will also be available for collection there also on the night.

 

LEAGUE REGISTRATIONS

We will be carrying over registrations from last season. If you have any new players or would like some taken off, please send to us as soon as possible. As per the new rule following the AGM, the league will be starring five players from the A team of all clubs with two teams. Those not starred will be eligible to player for either team throughout the season (except on the same night).

(Sunday 1 March 2020)

KO CUP DRAW

Division One: No prelim as only 8 teams have entered.

Division Two: Formby Park 1 v Northern 1

Division Three: Saracens v Ormskirk BC

Division Four: Burscough Legion 2 v Northern 3.

All fixtures 5 home / 5 away. No practice.

Fixtures must be played no later than Monday 11th May.

Best aggregate wins. In the event of a tie, result decided on number of individual winners then if still tied, best individual result.

Draw adjudicators: Chris Ellis, Sammy Williams, Jimmy Fielder, Andy Howie.

 

(Tuesday 18 February 2020)

NOTES REGARDING NEW PROPOSAL FOR TEAMS SHORT OF PLAYERS

- If short of players, the Captain must make the opposing Captain aware prior to the start of the game

- The names of players listed in games 1-6 go into a draw to be drawn by the opposing Captain. Both Captains or a representative of both teams must oversee the draw

- If at home, any player redrawn gives the opposing player a five point start.

- If away, any player redrawn gives the opposing player a three point start.

- If redrawn, the second game does not count towards the players League averages.

- The rule can only be applied once per game.

- If Captains agree – Discretion may be applied to the rule and how many players go into the draw.

- The rule will NOT apply for cup matches.

- This rule is for emergencies only and for only when teams are short of players – It must not be abused to try and give teams an extra advantage and the League will step in if it feels this is the case.

(Monday 17 February 2020)

AGM VOTING RESULTS

The AGM took place this year over email. Here are the results of the proposals.

Proposal One (Replace Rule 12 with each club with two teams starring 5 players)

Yes - Option one (teams pick players): 6 votes

Yes - Option two (league picks players): 17

No - Reject proposal: 6

Proposal Two (If short, teams can select player from 1-6 to play twice)

Yes - Option one (player selected from random draw): 17

Yes - Option two (opposing Captain selects the player): 2

No - Reject proposal: 10

Proposal Three (Reduce number of games to be eligible for KO Cup Semi/Final)

Yes - 26

No - Reject proposal: 3

Proposal Four (Reduce teams to 9 a side)

Yes - 3

No - Reject proposal: 26

Proposal Five (Start ALL games in April/August at 6.30pm regardless of lights)

Yes - 10

No - Reject proposal:  17

Application from Victoria Park BC to join the league - Approved. No objections.

The league rules will be amended shortly to reflect the changes.

(Tuesday 14 January 2020)

2019 HONOURS

2019 Winners Runners Up Cup Winners Merit Winner
Division One Railway Rebels Our Ladys 1 Brooke Hotel  Mike Davies (Our Ladys)
Division Two Burscough Legion Tute 1 Formby Park 1 John Greenwood (Crossens)
Division Three Hesketh Owls Meadows Hesketh Owls Tony Wakefield (Hesketh Arms)
Division Four Saracens Our Ladys 2 St Gregorys Frank Smedley (Sefton & Thornton 2)
Winter League - Moorside Walton Park Brooke Hotel A Play Off Winners Walton Park
Winter League - Freshfield Freshfield Natterjacks Fleetwood Hesketh Play Off Runners Up Freshfield Natterjacks

 

(Sunday 15 September 2019)

FEDERATION - 2020 FIXTURES

  Ormskirk & West Lancs Ormskirk & West Lancs A
Date Division Four Division Eight
Sun 26th April Furness East Lancs B
Sun 31st May BYE Doncaster B
Sun 28th June South Lancs Rochdale A
Sun 26th July Mon Menai Eccles & District
Sun 23rd August Mid Cheshire BYE

 

(Wednesday 11 September 2019)

KNOCK OUT CUP FINAL RESULTS - Sunday 25th August

Division One: Brooke Hotel 1 188 - 165 Our Ladys 1

Division Two: Formby Park 1 204 - 145 Burscough Legion 1

Division Three: Meadows 194 - 171 Hesketh Arms

Division Four: St Gregorys 162 - 155 Our Ladys 2

Our thanks to the Northern Club for hosting the finals.

(Monday 26 August 2019)

FEDERATION - 2019 REVIEW

Ormskirk finished the season as champions of Division Five by defeating Menai 17-15 in a tough fixture. The damage done at home by winning the aggregate by 76 points on an exceptionally difficult Town Green helped get them over the line. Ormskirk have been promoted into Division Four and have qualified for the Champion of Champions on Sunday 22nd September.

Ormskirk A finished off the season with a 20-12 win over Rochdales Ladies who could not handle the green at Burscough C&BC, with Ormkskirk winning the home aggregate by an astonishing 149 points. Despite this, Ormkirk A unfortunately were relegated into Division Eight for the 2020 season.

Full results and final tables can be found here: https://bowlingresults.co.uk/federation/index.php

Our thanks to all who supported and to all the clubs who hosted matches throughout the season.

(Sunday 18 August 2019)

JUNIOR BOWLS

The West Lancashire & Sefton Junior Bowls Forum runs a junior league and any clubs interested in taking part are most welcome.  The 2018 season saw four clubs take part - Ormskirk BC, Botanic Gardens BC, Scarisbrick BC and Moorfield BC (Widnes).  Players need to be aged 16 or Under on 1st March 2019.  

Matches consist of 4 singles games and 2 pairs games, and players may play in both singles and pairs. Teams can therefore range from between 4 and 8 players for any particular match.  All abilities are catered for and matches are ranked according to ability - ie the best player in one team plays best in another etc

If any club is interested in taking part, or just want a chat about it, please contact Ian Gill, Chairman of the Junior Bowls Forum on iangilly66@gmail.com.  Details of the Junior Bowls Forum and the league can be found at https://wlsjuniorbowls.wordpress.com/.  If your club is interested in working with Juniors then the Bowls Forum can provide some support, equipment and limited financial help. Membership for Clubs is just £10 per year and local leagues also provide some financial support which is most welcome.

Junior and Youth teams are also entered in the Federation of Crown Green Bowls with two match days being played on the first Sunday of May and July, both in Leyland which is nice and handy for us.  Juniors have to be 16 & Under on that first Sunday, and Youth 20 & Under.  If anyone knows of young players in the area who may be interested please get in touch with Ian.  This is great experience for young players and many have gone on to play at County level.

(Sunday 10 February 2019)

2018 HONOURS

2018 Winners Runners Up Cup Winners Merit Winner
Division One Brooke Hotel 1 Railway Rebels Railway Rebels Danny Barwise (BRNESC 1)
Division Two Sefton & Thornton 1 Moorside Park BRNESC 2 Phil Olsen (BRNESC 2)
Division Three Crossens Northern 1 Northern 1 Gary Burgess (Crossens)
Division Four Hesketh Owls Ormskirk BC Hesketh Owls Dave Ball (Ormskirk BC)
Winter League - Moorside Walton Park Saracens Play Off Winners Walton Park
Winter League - Freshfield Zetland Freshfield Play Off Runners Up Freshfield

 

(Wednesday 6 February 2019)

BCGBA MEMERSHIP CARDS

Requests for membership cards must be accompanied by a BCGBA Membership Application Form.

The current fee for a BCGBA Membership Cards has been increased to £12 (£4 for replacement cards) and all cheques must be made payable to Merseyside CCGBA.

Send to: Linda Howard, 65 Prospect Vale, Wallasey, CH45 6TG.

(Sunday 3 February 2019)

IMPORTANT NOTICE - FOUL LANGUAGE

The league have received complaints about the language used on and around greens.

Please note that foul language during games will not be tolerated and is not in the spirit of the game or the league. Any further complaints will result in action being taken.

(Thursday 5 April 2018)

2017 HONOURS

2017 Winners Runners Up Cup Winners Merit Winner
Division One Railway Rebels BRNESC 1 BRNESC 1 Dave Fenney (Railway Rebels)
Division Two Freshfield Formby Park A Freshfield Rod Houghton (Moorside Park)
Division Three Sefton & Thornton 1 Tute 1 Tute 1 Luke Sinnott (Formby S&S)
Division Four Crossens Meadows 1 Crossens Dave Ball (Ormskirk BC)
Winter League Saracens Walton Park    

 

(Wednesday 4 April 2018)

GALLERY

2018/19 Winter League Overall Winners, Walton Park:

2018/19 Winter League Overall Runners Up, Freshfield Natterjacks:

2018/19 Winter League Semi Finalists, Brooke Hotel & Fleetwood Hesketh:

2018 Division One Winners, Brooke Hotel 1:

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2018 Division Two KO Cup Winners, BRNESC 2:

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2018 Division Three KO Cup Winners, Northern 1:

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2018 Division Four KO Cup Winners, Hesketh Owls:

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2017/18 Winter League Overall Winners, Walton Park:

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2017/18 Winter League Overall Runners Up, Freshfield:

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2017/18 Winter League Semi Finalists, Zetland & Saracens:

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2017 Division One Cup Winners, BRNESC:

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2017 Division Three Cup Winners & League Runners Up, Tute 1:

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2017 Division Four League & Cup Winners, Crossens:

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2016/17 Winter League Winners, Saracens:

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(Sunday 1 April 2018)