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.
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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.
We are sorry to bring more terrible news and inform you of the passing of Anthony O'Neill, who tragically lost his battle with cancer and died peacefully on Monday morning aged thirty-seven.
Anthony was a hugely talented player and one of Merseysides greatest bowlers. His passing is a massive loss to the bowling community. He will be hugely missed.
A Go Fund Me has been set up in Anthonys memory in aid of Willowbrook Hospice, whose care for Anthony was a great comfort to his friends and family. To donate, please click here.
Anthonys funeral service will be held on Thursday 24th December at St Oswalds Church, Old Swan at 11.30am followed by interment at Allerton Cemetery at 1.00pm.
Unfortunately, under current guidelines, only 30 people will be allowed to attend the church/crem.
The service can be viewed by by clicking here. The service will be streamed at 11.30.
Please direct any enquiries to Paul Ashmore at Desmond L Bannon & Sons, 0151 228 2272.
We are very saddened to hear of the recent passing of Des Wooton. Des was a true gentleman who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Mike and his family at this time.
Des's funeral will take place on Monday 21st December at St Gregory's Church, Lydiate at 10.30pm before a service at West Lancs Crem at 12.00pm.
Unfortunately, under current guidelines, only 30 people will be allowed to attend the church/crem.
The Church service can be viewed by either:
1. Going to https://www.churchservices.tv/Lydiate
2. Going to https://www.facebook.com/StCatherineLydiate/ - Or search on Facebook for 'St Catherine Lydiate'
The service at the crem can be viewed by going to https://www.obitus.com/
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 - 03/11/20 - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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
Full guidelines / rules for participants can be found by clicking here.
Further guidance links:
As of 18/10/20:
|(Tuesday 12 May 2020)|
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
|(Tuesday 17 March 2020)|
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 will hopefully resume later in the season.
|(Monday 16 March 2020)|
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)|
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.
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.
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.
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)|
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)|
- 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)|
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
No - Reject proposal: 6
Proposal Two (If short, teams can select player from 1-6 to play twice)
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)
No - Reject proposal: 3
Proposal Four (Reduce teams to 9 a side)
Yes - 3
Proposal Five (Start ALL games in April/August at 6.30pm regardless of lights)
Yes - 10
Application from Victoria Park BC to join the league -
The league rules will be amended shortly to reflect the changes.
|(Tuesday 14 January 2020)|
|(Sunday 15 September 2019)|
|(Wednesday 11 September 2019)|
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)|
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)|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)|
|(Wednesday 6 February 2019)|
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)|
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)|
|(Wednesday 4 April 2018)|
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:
2018 Division Two KO Cup Winners, BRNESC 2:
2018 Division Three KO Cup Winners, Northern 1:
2018 Division Four KO Cup Winners, Hesketh Owls:
2017/18 Winter League Overall Winners, Walton Park:
2017/18 Winter League Overall Runners Up, Freshfield:
2017/18 Winter League Semi Finalists, Zetland & Saracens:
2017 Division One Cup Winners, BRNESC:
2017 Division Three Cup Winners & League Runners Up, Tute 1:
2017 Division Four League & Cup Winners, Crossens:
2016/17 Winter League Winners, Saracens:
|(Sunday 1 April 2018)|